Last I heard it is in peaces over at Marine World's parking lot. Such a shame that great ride like that is in peaces. Having ridden several times at Astroworld and Marine World and call me crazy but I can honestly say it's one of my favorate steel coasters. I was probably one of the few people who liked it when it was Zonga(maybe because I was one of the few who knew who to ride it). Hopefully someone buys it and runs it once agian. If I had the space, time and money I'd buy it.*** Edited 11/11/2006 6:57:08 AM UTC by As Tro World 2k*** *** Edited 11/11/2006 7:06:29 AM UTC by As Tro World 2k***
He's referring to PGA's Tidal Wave, which was purchased by Six Flags to use as parts for SFKK's Greased Lightning and SFOG's Mindbender and was sitting in SFMW's parking lot. I suppose parts of it may still be there.
I love it when people say a ride is fine ... there's just A and B and C in it's way! If a ride is "fine" that means I can get on it, ride it, and actually have a fun, pain-free ride.
Zonga is a horrible ride, the layout is slow and boring, you grind completely to a stop just as things start to get moving all through the ride. The thing bangs you side-to-side (and yes, your head thanks to the restraints, but also your knees, and your sides and your back) not only in the loops, and the turns, but on the LIFT HILL. How pathetic is that?
Maybe at one time it was a state-of-the-art design, but there's a reason that technological advances are incorporated into our lives ... typically they make things better.
^^^^^ Let's not forget that every problem with the ride listed in this thread were caused by the ride's unfortunate changes that were made once moved to the United States.
Grinding to a stop at each block: Yay America! Apparently we can't handle G-Forces and speed like other countries....
Restraints and Banging: Never mind the fact that Schwarzkopf lap bars have been proven to be safer than OTSR's, we have to also protect for the fact that genius people in this country would reach for the supports, and then sue when they actually smack into them.
If this ride were still in a country where people have some self responsibility, it would be amazing.