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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:32 pm

Let's just say it is not a very well kept secret that Rattler is getting the makeover.
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Postby cal1br3tto » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:47 pm

^I'm honestly surprised that people here and there are still doubting it.
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Postby texcoaster » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:51 pm

cal1br3tto wrote:^I'm honestly surprised that people here and there are still doubting it.


This is TPR. Of course there will be doubt.

It will be another SOB, it will have fatal G-forces, it will hit the bolts, it will have OTSRs installed after the first day, it will have poor capacity, WHAT ABOUT THOSE HOLES?, and it's most definitely sinking.

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby ArizonaGuy » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:50 pm

^^
LMAO

And don't forget those who would say "But the big sign in front said to ride it for the last time before it slithers away and all the news stations said it was closing for good" and "The tunnel is too small for the new trains".

Now I'm just waiting for new pics to see the demo progress. :-)
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Me007gold » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:16 am

ArizonaGuy wrote:^^


Now I'm just waiting for new pics to see the demo progress. :-)


They are coming, they are coming, its a bit too dark to go over there right now, give me 3 hours.

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Me007gold » Sat Aug 18, 2012 6:02 am

The helix is just about gone, the rest of the ride looks untouched so far.

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby ernierocker » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:07 am

^Thanks for the photos. Looking forward to seeing what is put in its place!
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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby texcoaster » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:27 am

Note the clean cuts, the stacked track pieces, etc... this is a much more time-consuming removal process than just bulldozing the thing to the ground. The only thing I can speculate from this is that they are making sure the footers aren't damaged during the removal, which of course bolsters the alleged reworking.
Besides, if they were just going to taer it down they wouldn't have needed to close it before the season was done.

So assuming that the footers are being saved for re-use, let the speculation begin as to what sort of new circular thing will be up there....

How's this? The train leaves the valley and races up the cliff into the top layer of the helix at breakneck speed (due to the increased lift hill height, the extended first drop, and the overbanked horseshoe turn back into the valley)... it screams around the top layer of the helix, then cuts a sharp banked right turn into a corkscrew through the center of the circle, exiting into the middle layer of the helix, travelling in the opposite direction, counter-clockwise. It navigates 3/4 around the circle, then heads back to the center for another corkscrew, interlocked with the first one. Back into the helix at ground level, again going clockwise, heading for the MCBR (which is always off, but is necessary for blocking), headchoppers galore.

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby BrandonR » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:49 am

It's obvious it's all-but-officially-confirmed RMC is doing a makeover. But there's nothing wrong with wanting that last bite of confirmation before getting your hopes all the way up. This is a Six Flags park we're talking about here. ;)

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Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas (SFFT) Discussion Thread

Postby Me007gold » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:58 am

BrandonR wrote:It's obvious it's all-but-officially-confirmed RMC is doing a makeover. But there's nothing wrong with wanting that last bite of confirmation before getting your hopes all the way up. This is a Six Flags park we're talking about here. ;)


I am just waiting to see a Rockey Mountain Construction sign some where around the park

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