Zippin Pippin stays in Memphis

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

But what will happen to ZP?
Read the article snuggles.
Too bad Carolina Crossroads couldn't convince Jerry Couch to sell his John Miller out-and-back!
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)

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Oh no! Not a clone! ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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!)

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
^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.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Either way, how could it be bad? It's a new wooden coaster. Give it a chance.

rollergator's avatar
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". ;)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
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.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

^SLCs? Mad Mouses? Timberland Twister? Impulse? ;)
Mamoosh's avatar
Matt said cloned woodies, Swoosh.
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Yeah, really... Kinda hard to forget about all of those. ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Mamoosh's avatar
I know it's hard to believe but that wasn't a sexual comment I was making. Really!
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
not even just a bit? ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Mamoosh's avatar
Nope.

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