Windjammer finally up for sale, Magic Mountain 2001 and DCA news

Posted Wednesday, October 4, 2000 11:36 AM | Contributed by James Disney

Windjammer has been given to a well-known ride reseller to finally be sold. Any takers? Magic Mountain to add a new coaster in 2001? And finally, a few short tid bits on Disneyland and DCA news all at WestCoaster.

Link: WestCoaster.net

Wednesday, October 4, 2000 11:43 AM
Who the heck would buy it?
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 1:43 PM
I'd buy it, then donate it to Toyota to make cars out of it personally. :) But anything more than $20 is too much in my opinion.

JD
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 1:57 PM
Some small park with nothing to lose will buy it, re-track it and hopefully buy new OTSR for it. Then hopefully it will at least be ridable. Yeah right!

As for SFMM, that area next to Viper looks like an excellent place for a huge steel coaster. Viper has ruled that area for 10 years now, but to drive up to the parking lot and see a new steel monster sticking out would be awesome!

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You may get wet on this attraction, you may even get drenched! But can you survive the PLUNGE?
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 2:19 PM
I'd deffetnly by Windjammer. A racing, and looping steel coaster to buy for cheep i would deffently do, maybe only one track but if a park had to money then both. It would absoulty have to get new trains maybe do what Cedar Point did with Avalance, move it indoors to make it ridible!

Todd

RIDDLER'S REVENGE: THE MOST UNDERRATED RIDE IN THE WORLD!
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Wednesday, October 4, 2000 5:45 PM
Im glad knotts is getting rid of that ride, it blew! SfMM needs a new ride and next to viper would be a perfect place for it, I definitly agree.
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 6:49 AM
Like I said before, Knotts should make this a fund raiser, they'll get more money for it. They could let people come in and cut away a piece with a blow torch!

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Oh my freekin' head!
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 12:33 PM
Who's going to clean up the big, black mess?

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You may get wet on this attraction, you may even get drenched! But can you survive the PLUNGE?
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 3:56 PM
The real purpose for putting Windjammer up for sale is to prove to the court that it can't be sold for anything other than scrap. It has to do with what the final settlement will be.
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Thursday, October 5, 2000 6:20 PM
A good contending Hyper or a TA2K would be great in WJ's spot!

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"There's another monster on the drawing boards!"
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Saturday, October 7, 2000 12:17 PM
I never got to ride Windjammer, I kind of didn't want to, but oddly I wish i did. Is there something wrong with me?? lol it looks fun but I was told by many friends that its evil. I kind of wish knotts would bring back The Corkscrew, but like that would ever happen.
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Sunday, October 8, 2000 5:26 AM
I don't think a TA2K will go there, looking at the layout, it would be a great location for a Hyper/Giga-Coaster station going out of the park to the aquired area behind the park. Back when this land was purchased I recall a news announcement that Knott's wanted to expand this area. Well, immediately after the economy took a big fat dump in SoCal, with the resulting reduction in visitors, the only financial option they had was to build a parking lot.

A "Challenge Park" at Knott's would be a failure. There are some nice Malibu Grand Prix courses in LA that would render this addition a waste. Look for park expansion in this area with an inverted coaster, stand -up and a Giga/Hyper along with a few twist a pukes. Don't think that Cedar Point would give up a record to another of their parks, after all, they did with Supreme Scream (240' to 250')!

For a long time (till early 80's), Knotts led southern cal in coasters with the CorkSkrew and Montezuma's. When I was young, Magic Mountain was a joke with only the Revolution and Colossus. The rest of the rides rotated (Bobsled, Shockwave (killing 3 after the track broke through at the bottom of the first loop). Ninja was the first major permanent install (a flop)followed by Viper, Batman, Superman, Riddler, and now Goliath). History has a knack of repeating itself! I think in this case, Knott's may not have the most, but they will likely have the most cutting edge!

Knott's has a history of making wise choices with regard to ride installations, with only one failure "windjammer". This was only put in because of low cost and high expectations. Look at the Log Flume and Calico Mine. Two great "theme rides" that may never be matched. That's a damn good track record. Even windjammer was a good idea, but I think they should have left the Soap Box Berby, it was more fun.
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Sunday, October 8, 2000 8:27 PM
Just a note on the possibility of Knott's getting a TA2K. Jack Falfas doesn't like the 0-80 in 1.8 seconds. Too fast for his tastes. Don't count on a TA2K at Knott's too soon.

JD
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Monday, October 9, 2000 8:08 PM
Skyboss01, SFMM always had the Goldrusher. Not a huge thrill machine, but a coaster none the less.

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Gotta ride 'em all!
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