Where is Zonga/Texas Tornado/Thriller now?

Friday, June 29, 2007 11:39 PM
I hope it wasn't scrapped...

Anyone ride it before it had shoulder bars?

Friday, June 29, 2007 11:43 PM
I'm pretty sure it has ALWAYS had shoulder harnesses, even as Thriller. There was talk of it being for sale, but not sure if it survived.
Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:01 AM
Check out ACE Rollercoaster! Volume VII Issue 3-4, page 40-41-, no shoulder restraints! Wowza! It was fine until it came to the USA, apparently :(
Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:28 AM
Well son of a.......gun. You're right. I thought I remembered seeing pics with OTSR's in an old issue of RC, but not in that one. I love the pic that has two trains in loops simultaneously.
Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:43 AM
I had the honor to have ride it on it's 3rd day of operation ever in my local fair in Germany at the time - without OTSRs - just lapbar and seatbelt.
I had to get chiropractic treatment for my sore neck.
Evil first drop!
But actually - a bad coaster design right from the start, IMHO.

Thanks Mark below for the corrections - I took my story out since there are a couple of other points that I couldn't quote my sources exactly, so there might have been more handwaving information in there.
Better not trash the net, thanks again! *** Edited 6/30/2007 5:31:36 AM UTC by superman***

Saturday, June 30, 2007 1:20 AM
Your dates are a little off there superman.

It operated at Astroworld from 1998-2000. In 2001, new trains were added with new OTSRs that didn't work out too well. They were actually worse then the accordian style. It was SBNO at Astroworld for 2001-2002 when it was removed and sent to SFMW.

It operated at SFMW from 2003-2004, and was SBNO after that, and finally dismanted in early 2006 I believe. Where it is now I don't know.


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