Zonga history

Monday, October 17, 2005 8:23 PM
Just thought I'd pass the word out, looks like Thriller/TTT/Zonga is history. It's been removed from SFMW's website and info links have been deleted:


From reports, ride signs have also been removed at the park. So this is pretty much a confirmation it's history considering it was barely open last year and never did open at all this year (just for reference, SFMM's SBNO Flashback is still listed on SFMM's site). But for those that didn't ever get to ride, probably never will, just can't see any other park wanting to deal with this maintenance nightmare. Another classic Swartzkopf that will most likely end up in the scrap heap :o(

Monday, October 17, 2005 8:46 PM
It's here under fastlane rides:


Monday, October 17, 2005 9:10 PM
You really think the Six Flags website gets updated?
Monday, October 17, 2005 10:41 PM
Off topic but I find this url very interesting:


Monday, October 17, 2005 10:58 PM
It's definately sad news for me as I'm one of the few that actually liked the coaster. Hopefully it's not what it looks like. :(
Monday, October 17, 2005 11:54 PM
Sorry Parker. Forgive me, but I won't be missing this monster. It was never open, it was an eyesore at the entrance of the park, and the station sucked on ice. Not to mention torturous death machines they call trains. I'd be more happy with the grass they replace this ride with. (Man, I'm just a ray of sunshine today :))
Monday, October 17, 2005 11:57 PM
Ride rotation program, folks! Guess what's coming to SFDL in 2006?
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 12:03 AM
Ew... Moosh don't play. :(
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 12:31 AM
Oh look-from Houston to California, part duex.
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 12:42 AM
Wait, does this mean we'll be getting Flashback? Hrmmm...
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 2:45 AM
This ride can be taken down, relocated and set up within about 1.5 weeks (at least that's what they used to do with it regularly).
They spend so much money on re-designed trains and changes in the track.. it's really strange that the thing just disappears now - even though I never thought it was very successful (there are enough threads about that one though).

But - who knows where it will suddenly "pop up" next. Maybe they will find a storage space somewhere in the endless praries of the midwest for it, and then, at some point, someone digs it out in the future, and re-opens it as the historic cult classic coaster of the 1980ies.
As long as we don't see the rails & supports physically destroyed through our own eyes, the "villain" is bound to reappear in the next sequel.


There is something about the history of this coaster that reminds me of the history of the movie "metropolis". I am trying to figure out what it is.

*** Edited 10/18/2005 10:03:48 AM UTC by superman***

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 9:08 PM
Totally agree Antuan!

Don't know guys, does anyone honestly think this ride will be relocated? Had operational issues in Texas that were even worse at SFMW, expensive to maintain and run when it was running, not marketable ("world's only 4 loop super tilt coaster" is how they tried to market it here), and nobody including the GP cared for it much. Seems pointless and a complete waste of money to relocate to another park where these issues will be the same if not worse. But it'll make a pretty lawn ornament for it's next park I guess.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 9:18 PM
And here I thought this was going to be a pleasant "fluff piece" on an Anton I never got to ride... :(
Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:11 AM
It's hard to understand what supposedly turned the ride into such a maintenance problem - it supposedly ran without problems for years under the harshest conditions travelling around the German fair circuit.
I know in Texas, people said "climate", but in SFMW this shouldn't be (have been) such an issue.

*** Edited 10/20/2005 12:19:21 PM UTC by superman***

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:18 AM
I think it's a victim of SF dwindling maintenance budget.
Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:37 AM
well to be honist i think that the ride is being moved that was a good ride the messed it up when they modified it from texas as i recall the moved it because the wheels were melting in texas :/ could be roung
Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:10 AM
WinningFreak - people are going to continue to make fun of you until you start submitting posts that make sense. Proper spelling and grammar are important. Not having Microsoft Word on your computer is NO EXCUSE...people were able to spell correctly and constuct sentences that make sense long before computers were invented.

Slow down next time you want to submit a post. Re-read it. Capitalize the beginning of each sentence and put some sort of punctuation at the end. And CHECK YOUR SPELLING!

No one expects you to be 100% perfect everytime but you have to do better than you're doing now.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:14 AM
And the wheels on the trains were not melting. The tires on the lift have trouble with humidity and wet weather.
Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:57 AM
If you guys go and look at Screamscape.com it says that they get new set of trains for 06.
Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:55 AM
Screamscape is also the same website that once posted the rumor that people from SFNE were at Hersheypark riding Roller Soaker and that SFNE was going to get one next year!

Those "people from SFNE" were myself, Gator, Bassistist, and Jimvid. It had been pouring rain the entire trip and some of us bought rain jackets with the SFNE logo earlier in the trip.


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