Where is Zonga/Texas Tornado/Thriller now?

I hope it wasn't scrapped...

Anyone ride it before it had shoulder bars?

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
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.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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 :(
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
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.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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***

airtime for everyone
Mark Small's avatar
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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