Whizzer lives on!

Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:03 PM
Six Flags Great America has instead decided to put Shockwave on the chopping block. Amusement Business has an article.
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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:05 PM

I just sent it in as news, but here's the link for all you "impatient" people:

http://www.amusementbusiness.com/amusementbusiness/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1599232

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:07 PM
I find this immensely hard to believe. And i liked Shockwave....

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:07 PM

Wow! That is so dope.

What a wise decision: Take out the ride with low ridership, and leave the one that people (families) actually ride in.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:08 PM

I don't know...doesn't sound too official to me. Not to mention that it's the first post from this user "Jag". Sounds like someone's idea of a joke.


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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:11 PM
no joke from Jag AFAIK....the link is real....let's just say I trust AB more than a lot of other "sources"....they're even more reliable than my friend at the Lemon Chill stand....:)
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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:13 PM

No...its not a joke...If its wrong, its not my doing. I'm just reporting what I hear.

I've been hanging aroudn these boards for a while...just now have Idecided to post.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:14 PM
I will definitely be calling the park to confirm this. If its true, all I have to say is YEEEEEEEEES, KICK BUTT!!!!!!!

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Ric Flair was hitting on the female host, he told her - "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." WOOOOO!

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:15 PM
Most likely it is true. amusementbusiness.com seems to be a reliable source.

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Ric Flair was hitting on the female host, he told her - "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." WOOOOO!

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:16 PM

Well how long is shockwave to last then? I'm travelling from NE Ohio to SFGaM. I guess I'm not going to miss Whizzer by one day. I sure hope Shockwave is there.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:17 PM
Is it possible that someone may have hacked into the site and played a joke? I was just there on Sunday and Shockwave was closed all day however... I simply can't believe that one!

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-Keith "Badnitrus" McVeen

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:18 PM
I seriously doubt Tim O'Brien would let a fake story be associated with him. Unless someone is good at hacking a website and fixing this, it looks real to me!

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Matthew "mamoosh" Sullivan
[aka DaDoosh, thanks to pikfanatic]

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:20 PM

Well, take this for what its worth, but I spoke to someone at the park on the phone and she said that the Whizzer is still scheduled to close Aug. 11th.

So we will see.

However what seems odd is that the beginning of the park info recording says nothing about the Whizzer closing like it did a week ago. HMMMMM!!!

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Ric Flair was hitting on the female host, he told her - "Space Mountain may be the oldest ride in the park, but it has the longest line." WOOOOO!

*** This post was edited by Chitown on 8/8/2002. ***

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:20 PM
This has to be a joke? Either, take out the little coaster, or take out the arrow megalooper!

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:24 PM

At first I thought the link was a hoax, but check their home page: www.amusementbusiness.com the article is right on top.

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Matthew "mamoosh" Sullivan
[aka DaDoosh, thanks to pikfanatic]

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:31 PM

Look at it this way, if they decided to change their minds as to what coaster to remove, then possibly their 2003 plans are not set in stone yet. If the plans were set in stone, then the whizzer site would have been surveyed for the new ride. Maybe this new ride can go anywhere. Who knows??? Guess we will find out soon if an announcement is made.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:31 PM
This explains why Shockwave was closed and the chain gone when I went on the 7th.

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:31 PM

I pledge allegiance to the flags of Six Flags Inc. And to the thrill, for which they stand, one corporation, under God, indivisible, with laughter and excitement for all.

Seriously, if this is true, I will be so happy....

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:33 PM

Well I can see why they would do this and it is simply because with the B&M and Intamin loopers out there Arrow mega loopers are just simply out of date. While I enjoy everything arrow very much and love all mega-loopers I think we all need to come to grasp that there are just better loopers on the market now. Time to upgrade to o say an Intamin 10 inversion looper ala Colossus :)

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Thursday, August 8, 2002 2:35 PM
I'm certain that whatever SFGAm is going to do, they've already planned a coaster company and coaster type, so if they've merely changed the location of the ride, it'll still be the same type of ride we would've seen in place of whizzer, right?

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