Zonga ride report and photos posted to Twisted Rails

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2003 5:04 AM | Contributed by Karl DeAngelo

Zonga opened at Six Flags Marine World late on Friday, April 25. Although the ride cannot operate in the rain, it should run with more frequency than it did in Texas as Taz's Texas Tornado. The first two loops were raised, the trains were shortened, and new restraints with soft padding were added.

Link: Twisted Rails

Wednesday, April 30, 2003 6:00 AM
Sigh.. all the work AstroWorld put into those harnesses with Larsen.. and they take the ride away from us. Oh well, at least it was Warner Stengel who came back out and re-profiled the ride. Maybe it won't be TOO bad.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 6:34 AM
Great update from Twisted Rails. I eagerly read everything and looked at every picture, salivating all the time, because I'm planning on being at SFMW this coming Saturday. My first SF park outside of Ohio, actually.

UNTIL

The second to last picture of the update details not only a huge height minimum, but also.....drum roll please.....a maximum! What a shocker. Anybody ridden this yet or is on the park staff to convey how stringent the Ops are on the max, or if the clearances are really that tight?

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 7:58 AM
Jeff's avatar Wow... I had no idea that the lift was powered by a single drive shaft and not individual electric motors. Cool!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 10:37 AM
janfrederick's avatar I thought that was cool too. I saw some good pictures of the curved lift on Weiner Looping on that Schwartzkopf site. Sorry, I can't remember the addy.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 12:22 PM
:-)

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The Demon He's gonna getchya!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 1:35 PM
Aren't universal joints just the neatest things?

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Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Wednesday, April 30, 2003 2:22 PM
I'll have a video for this by Saturday, I'll post a direct link once it is up. BTW, that single motor lift is really cool to watch, that one drive shaft is going so fast it's incredible!

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Thursday, May 1, 2003 11:50 AM
I'm a little upsat about the loops being modifyed, but I'm a lot happier knowing its operating at least.

Thanks for the great ride report, I really enjoyed reading = )

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