Does anyone know where the rides from SFAW are going to show up next year. I had some ideas, but have heard nothing more about where they will end up.
My thoughts are this....the coasters should be divided up among the SF parks that have not recieved a coaster in a while like SFFT, SFA, SFDL, and some of the other SF properties like Frontier City and Great Escape and Enchanted Village. But in reality they had 10 coasters and a bunch of flat rides, some of which are very old and probably would be better off in the scrap heap than in a park, but most place could get some use out of most of them.
The only logical thing I could think of would be to send the Serial Thriller (SLC) to SFFT as they don't have an inverted coaster yet and it's not that far to transport it there, so costs would be lower.
Right now we just don't know where the SFAW assets(ie rides) are going or when,although a six flags spokesperson was quoted as saying "that most rides will be redistributed throught our system of parks".
Now the only question is will they have enough time to dismantle the rides & send them off to the other locations before the 06 season begins? I actually doubt because look at how long it took viper from SFOG for example to find a new home at SFKK.
That ride was dismantled at the end of 01 & sat at SFOG until the end of 02 before being shipped off to SFKK where it opened in time for the 03 season.
The only ride in recent memory that ever left Astroworld and found new life elsewhere was Texas Tornado. Everything else was too ruined in the removal process (eg. Astroneedle, Excalibur, Sky Screamer).
I think it's a question of Six Flags seeing a need for some of the older coasters. Its it worth it to put them back up or not. I feel that most of the rides in this park will NEVER go up in other Six Flags Parks.
They don't have a "bunch" of flats either.. they have only a few.
Why does everyone think Swat is going to SFGRADV?they're getting El Tora & a pre-designed section of rides to go with it(so I hear) & that's it.
Any of SFAW's rides will not be going to SFGRADV,SFMM or SFOG as those parks have already made...& are in the early stages of following through on their 06 cap ex projects....I did see that SFA's season passes for 06 are going up to $80 (full price via the FF email I recieved)for 06 so they better plan on a major attraction to justify that rediculous price increase.