Would love to see Greezed Lightnin'/Tidal Wave at Holiday World!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:22 AM
CoasterDemon's avatar

I think it would be great! These old Intamin/Anton loopers are better, year after year, than most new steel period (in my opinion).

If Kentucky Kingdom is slowly getting rid of their stuff, u know.. we all can dream. I would love to ride this at Holiday World. It would be great in 4th of July ;)


Billy
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:26 AM

Okay...

So this is pretty much a I would love it if ____________ could get ___________ even though nothing was confirmed and I just pulled ______________ out of my ___________, thread?

?

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:30 AM
CoasterDemon's avatar

That didn't take long :)

Hey, we are coaster geeks. Good ideas start somewhere. May the gods remove this thread before too much spit is spat.


Billy
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:10 AM

Yeah, and I'd love to see Canobie get a B&M Hyper, but Idon't think that's going to happen either.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:23 AM

Does Holiday World even have any second hand rides in their park?


Brad

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 10:45 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Liberty Launch is one second hand ride I can name off the top of my head. It came from a FEC in Florida if I remember correctly.

~Rob

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:02 AM

Their Chance carousel came from a mall, i think

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:21 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
Okay...

So this is pretty much a I would love it if ____________ could get ___________ even though nothing was confirmed and I just pulled ______________ out of my ___________, thread?

?

Maybe. But these are indeed GREAT rides, one of which would - IMHO - fit extremely well in HolidayWorld :)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:47 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

The carousel came from Wild West World and was very, very gently used (3 months?). I completely forgot that it's a second hand ride.

I think the point is that Holiday World as well as most amusement parks make their investments wisely. If there's a type of ride that they wish to install, they will make that purchase and get the best bang for their buck, even if it means purchasing an older ride. If Holiday World sees the need for a steel looping coaster, they'll make that investment and Greezed Lightnin' may be one of those options.

~Rob

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:49 PM
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This ride was once Viper at SFoG, lest we forget. So really, it would be like a fourth-hand ride.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 1:32 PM
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^Who cares if it's a 5th hand ride. As it runs at SFKK, it has parts of another ride (the 'other' Tidal Wave/GL), and many new parts as well. Heck it doesn't even make the same sounds as it originally did.

I just think about the newer steel coasters, the impulses, etc. and although very spectacular to look at, they just don't provide the same quality of ride. Year after year, after decade, the Anton/Intamin loopers (Mind Bender, the shuttle loops) are just more fun and comfortable. Of course, this is just personal opinion. I would guess that to be split pretty much down the middle.

The 'classic' loopers also have a classic quality to them. I'm a coaster geek who tends to equate classic with quality for the most part.

The trains look dated, but are light years more comfortable than the new 'open-air' vehicles with lap bars that have caused at least one moderate injury to myself (thanks to an overzealous employee at SFNew England a few years ago; the whole ordeal was complete with a visit to PR, then first aid to get an 'exam', what a pain in the *%$@!).

The sound, feel, look of the older loopers just feel 'right' to me. The newer stuff doesn't really feel like a 'roller coaster' to me. Too smooth, yet weirdly rough on the head (and other parts); too quiet, too cramped, nice for a 'flying ride' but not a roller coaster.


Billy
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 1:54 PM
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I'll bite. Personally, I'd like to see them everywhere! Heck, move it to Knott's and have the loop intertwine with Monty. I'm sure it'd wedge in somehow. :)


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 11:45 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^Now were talkin! Coaster crazy that is :) I was thinking more about the old shuttles today. The roller coaster 'feel'. It rattles a little bit, you can feel the track and the wheels but it's still smooth. The new coasters are so tightly locked/loaded to the tracks, they don't feel right. It was great the first few times, but I still prefer the old steelies.

I like getting in a comfortable 'box' to ride a coaster. It feels like a roller coaster! The open seating, again, nice a few times - but not the standard.


Billy
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:29 AM
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You may just get your wish.

Joyland just gave up on the former astroworld shuttle launch coaster greezed lightning. It is now for sale here....

http://rides4u.com/index.php/rides/detail/1107

It would fit in great at holiday world. And it's at a very good price as well.


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:45 AM
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CoasterDemon said:
I'm a coaster geek who tends to equate classic with quality for the most part.

So you're typical? :) ;)


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:10 AM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^Not sure what you mean, but sure :)


Billy
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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 7:49 AM

Waith a sec, not all classic coasters are quality. I roade Thunderbolt, an ACE coaster Classic, at SFNE this summer. I thought it was one of the worst coasters I've ridden. Granted, it may have had something to do with the slow ops, but that's beside the point.

Can we considar MF a "modern classic," by now?


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:16 PM
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I considered Millennium Force an "instant classic" the year it opened, so it wouldn't much of a stretch for me to consider it a "modern classic" now.

The closest I have ever got to Greezed Lighting was looking at it when I was a toddler, just like Texas Cyclone. Oh, and that awesome video that someone recently posted at it operating at SFKK (I think it was CoasterDemon, if I recall correctly).


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:41 PM

An even better fit for Greezed Lightnin' would be Beech Bend. Did they get rid of Looping Star yet? If they do, GL would be a great replacement for that park.


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 12:54 PM
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Indiana Beach and Knoebels could both use an Anton shuttle loop as well. Heck, I'm for every park getting one! :)


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