Who would buy Mr Hydes over Demond Drop?

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 5:45 PM
I noticed that both mr hydes and demond drop are being sold for 250000...the question is why would someone pay the same amount of MH that they would for DD which is in better shape?
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 6:53 PM
Hydes has some history behind it. So maybe Demon Drop would go because its accident free?
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 8:50 PM
I thought Mr. Hyde was not running much anymore, why would anyone want a problematic ride. If a big chain like CF dosn't want to keep up with maintaining the ride how is a small park?

When I read the title, I thought it was about a bad drug deal...but I was a little off

Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:01 AM
Mr. H will more than likely leave the country, if it is indeed sold at all. To say that it's history has been "problematic" is polite. Frankly, it's more likely to wind up as scrap.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:06 AM
What it looks like is that CF is in much more of a hurry to get rid of Demon Drop than Mr. Hyde's.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:09 AM
Perhaps a park that wants a Freefall and finds Demon Drop already sold? And what's to say that those rides will sell for their asking price?
Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:27 AM

Crashmando said:
Hydes has some history behind it. So maybe Demon Drop would go because its accident free?

Sorry, but not keeping up on the history of rides in the Buckeye State, I am probably the last person on here who doesn't know what the accident on Mr.Hyde was, although I heard about it.

Care to refresh my memory (as well as the memory of anyone else reading this thread)? Anyone... Anyone?

Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:45 AM
Mr. Hydes was called the Edge at SFGAM. When of the cars was being lifted to the top and the cable snapped and the car plunged to the ground. All on board escape with minor injuries I believe. The ride was then retorfited with anti roll back thing to prevent it from happen again. The kids on the ride when it happen had on shirts that said I went over the Edge and survied.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 10:54 AM
Who would want to buy Mr. Hydes?

El Paso City Council members. ^_^

Thursday, August 18, 2005 11:19 AM
Mr. Hydes was working last week, though sporatically. It seemed fine up until the transfer to the lower track, when our heads were violently jolted. That was my first ride on MH, and I seem to recall Demon Drop being a bit smoother when transferring.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 12:04 PM
My guess is that CF will make very little, if any, money on the sale of these rides. I bet $250,000 is the cost to take them down. and box them up into containers.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 1:44 PM

SONiC Senshi said:
El Paso City Council members.

Was thinking the same thing. :)

Thursday, August 18, 2005 1:51 PM
Makes total sense.
Thursday, August 18, 2005 2:04 PM
I always thought Demond was the guy from Sanford and Son...you know, the one that WASN'T Redd Foxx? :)

My prediction: CP's will sell for *close to asking*, GL's will end up at the recyclers...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 2:20 PM
My prediction: CF announces BOGO offer, sells DD at asking price and gives buyer Hydes free ;)
Thursday, August 18, 2005 2:41 PM
I wonder how many Pepsi cans that will require?
Thursday, August 18, 2005 3:30 PM
The only sense on paper is for Six Flags to buy them. Demon Drop would be rebuilt at another park, and Mr Hyde's components would be divided up among, let's see Great Adventure, I think Magic Mountian has one, where ever else.

Not a brain buster here. Mr Hyde is in good shape, it just wasn't maintained like Demon Drop. I am sure if Cliff's Park for example offered $350,000 for both, and did just that, assemble one and 'inventory parts' one, they would take it.

If there were more duplicate rides at Cedar Point and Geauga Lake, then more would be sold. The beauty of the 2 parks is that now Ohio guests have about 120 rides to choose so close buy.

Thursday, August 18, 2005 3:42 PM
LOL AJ....from "the big thread" about this:

rollergator said:
See, I think someone should buy Mr. Hyde's Nasty Ride and Demon Drop....that way they can use one for spare parts....they'll be needing them! :)

I'd say "great minds think alike"....but we both know my mind is anything BUT.... ;)

Thursday, August 18, 2005 3:46 PM
Come on guys, my birthday is coming up (in December....lol.) Someone buy the Demon Drop for me! ;-)


Thursday, August 18, 2005 5:32 PM
Maybe someone could 'stack' them. Now, that would be a true drop.

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