Who were purchase Gambit (the B&M) SBNO Invert?

Thursday, July 18, 2002 7:32 PM



The Gambit I guess is a Batman clone that resides at the now defunct Fukusawa Amusement Park in Japan. It would be a very smart move to purchase that B&M and bring it to the states. It would be even more incredible if CF purchased Gambit for either Knotts,VF,WOF, or MA.

Sorry about the horrible Grammer from the thread title. I'm only half awake right now.

*** This post was edited by Coaster Bob on 7/18/2002. ***

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 7:38 PM
No thanks, We would like an original B&M at VF. I can drive 6 hours and ride Batman.
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Thursday, July 18, 2002 7:41 PM
It's just a good oportunity to purchase a great coaster for probably a great price. Especially, when you consider the Dollar/Yen rate.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 7:49 PM
WOuld you really complain even if it a clone. I'm sure the ride is intense.

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Thursday, July 18, 2002 7:52 PM
KBF would never get it. First of all they're into building Unique rides (save Bommerang) and they need something newer than a BTR clone. When was the last time CF bought a ride Second Hand? And SFMM is 70 miles away.
They are rumors of a big invert now though on screamscape. Much larger and faster than batman.
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Friday, July 19, 2002 5:42 AM

Personally, I think the Batman rides (Gambit) are awesome, and a great addition to any park without a B&M invert. If anyone were to purchase it, I bet it would be Six Flags, and they would put it at Fiesta Texas (one of the few parks without an inverted).

For example, I like Mind Eraser (SLC) and ride it every visit, but I would not mind seeing Gambit at SFA.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 7:20 AM
I agree that SF will probably be the one to buy it. They have several parks they could put it at: SFFT, Enchanted Village, or Jazzland. Although I don't know what the status of their purchase and operation of Jazzland is. There have been a lot of rumors lately that it is not to be. I personally would be happy if SF got it and built it up, this coaster would be better than the promised SLC.
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Friday, July 19, 2002 7:44 AM
Why would they put a B&M invert at SFFT when Great White is so close by and a "Batman" ride already at SFOT. I would think that SF would want to be more unique than that. Plus, there isn't much room for a "predesigned" B&M in SFFT unless they tear down Joker's Revenge, which they haven't done yet.
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Friday, July 19, 2002 7:57 AM
I KNOW! its gonna go to PKI in place of King Cobra. It all makes sense now... wait a minute, no it doesnt its all stange and confusing to me still
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Friday, July 19, 2002 8:08 AM
Kennywood needs the gambit. They should put it in the lower parking lots since they dont need as many parking spaces now.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 8:13 AM
Keep in mind the only B&M invert design to ever grace a SF park is Batman, so no original B&M inverters are likely to pop up in a SF park. If CF snatches it up then it'd be a nice addition to one of their invertless parks. Gambit arguably has the most intense layout (B:TR) of any coaster, and if VF or WoF got their hands on it, I'd say that would be a nice and smart addition to those parks, considering the amount of major rides both have gotten as of late. I think that neither SF or CF will buy it, and it will be relocated in Europe or Japan.
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Friday, July 19, 2002 8:20 AM
Kennywood does not need a cloned ride. They should get an invert, but launch it into the valley from behind Exterminator (they already own all that land anyway). Cedar Fair doesn't seem to into purchasing used rides though - maybe one of the smaller, independant parks would buy it? Although that might ruin the atmosphere of a Knoebels or a Holiday World (I've never been to either, just assumptions from what I read on here)

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Friday, July 19, 2002 9:42 AM
Someone from japan is in talks to buy it, or the park, already I bet.
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Friday, July 19, 2002 9:51 AM
Maybe Boomers will buy it! They need it really badly.

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Friday, July 19, 2002 11:40 AM
One of my friends that works at Knoebel's says they're planning for a "real" steel roller coaster... They are clearing/moving some rides over by the Whirlwind area...

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