Zippin Pippin stays in Memphis

Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:45 PM
And the Country Crossroads Park in NC plans to build a replica of the coaster. Win win for both states.

http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/Content?oid=oid%3A27810

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Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:47 PM
But what will happen to ZP?
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Friday, April 27, 2007 10:32 AM
Read the article snuggles.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 11:07 AM
Too bad Carolina Crossroads couldn't convince Jerry Couch to sell his John Miller out-and-back!
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Friday, April 27, 2007 12:41 PM
And then they could build a replica and donate the original to the Columbus Zoo for use in the new Wyandot Lake.

(I can dream)

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Friday, April 27, 2007 4:51 PM
Oh no! Not a clone! ;)
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Friday, April 27, 2007 5:33 PM
Every "Clone Coaster" I have ridden (Except the Late, Great Texas Cyclone) has suffered from what I call "The Xerox Effect" as their rides don't quite match up to the origional.

(Sorry! No More Smilies!)

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Friday, April 27, 2007 7:12 PM
^Perhaps the best example is Twister II. The sign over the entrance reads, "We made it wilder the second time". LOL. Clever marketing asside, Twister II sucks. The original was great. But hey, Knoebel's reworking of the original design is the best of the three, IMO.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 7:27 PM
Either way, how could it be bad? It's a new wooden coaster. Give it a chance.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 7:39 PM
Roar II, by all accounts, is supposed to be a bigger badder version of the original.

AV and I will get to decide in about a week... :~P

Besides, I don't really call wooden coasters "clones" for the most part. I just think of them as twisters, out-n-backs, and freeform layout...with a footnote for "inspired by". ;)

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Friday, April 27, 2007 7:49 PM
Other than the Hurlers and the PTC Jr. woodies, I can't think of any cloned woodies. Lots of "remakes", but nothing as clone-like as a Batman or Boomerang clone.

And what Ryan said... The best part is we get a bonus woodie out of the deal.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 11:08 PM
^SLCs? Mad Mouses? Timberland Twister? Impulse? ;)
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Friday, April 27, 2007 11:50 PM
Matt said cloned woodies, Swoosh.
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Saturday, April 28, 2007 12:16 AM
Yeah, really... Kinda hard to forget about all of those. ;)
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Saturday, April 28, 2007 12:31 AM
I know it's hard to believe but that wasn't a sexual comment I was making. Really!
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Saturday, April 28, 2007 3:19 AM
not even just a bit? ;)
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Saturday, April 28, 2007 10:56 AM
Nope.
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