kenban wrote:I suspect that the Sky Cabin will also be removed soon, possibly at the same time as Boomerang. After the problems back in December the park is stuck in the same position it was in with Windseeker. Either come up with an evacuation method which is acceptable to the state or they will never be allowed to reopen the ride. Also if I remember correctly the original location for Windseeker was as a replacement for the Sky Cabin.
The problem is that planning a major expansion takes several years, so unless it has been planned to use the space where the Sky Cabin is located it is unlikely that it would be a part of whatever will be replacing boomerang. I have to agree with everyone who thinks this is likely to be a B&M Dive coaster.
Looking at a satellite map, Sky Cabin and Boomerang are next to each other, so I do feel that Sky Cabin will be getting removed as well
If SkyCabin is removed, they'd better relocate the K!
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In a perfect world, I would love to see Sky Cabin replaced with a Star Flyer (like the one at Valleyfair) and have it incorporated with the new coaster somehow. It could also keep the signature K on top. But I don't see the park purchasing a new tower ride after all the problems they've had with Windseeker and now Sky Cabin.
Being that Boomerang is closing so early in the year, I imagine Knott's knows exactly what they are doing with the site next year, and if Sky Cabin were part of that plan, I don't see why they would spend time trying to fix it over the last three months only to have it removed. But I guess we won't know until they announce their plans.
If Sky Cabin does stay, I hope they touch it up with some new paint and new windows. The windows were disgusting and very hard to look through clearly.
I visited the park yesterday (3/22/2017) and was able to get some photos of the progress on Sol Spin as well as the progress in Wipeout's old spot. It was a relatively empty day at the park, I was able to get on Xcelerator 7x, Ghostrider 2x, Silver Bullet 1x, Boomerang 3x, Supreme Scream 5x, the Log Ride 3x, Iron Reef 1x, Sierra Sidewinder 1x, La Revolucion, Calico Mine Ride 1x, Coast Rider 1x, and the Surfside Gliders 1x. All photos were taken legally from park walkways through gaps in construction walls.
Work at Wipeout's old spot
Work at Wipeout's old spot. Outline of wood looks like new building
Work at Sol Spin's pad
Work at Sol Spin's pad
Sorry for crappy pic quality, photo was taken with permission on Grand Sierra Railroad. Shows the purplish base that has been installed at Sol Spin.
Last edited by Xcelerator4 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:41 pm.
Xcelerator4 wrote:Holy crap! They got a lot done since 8 PM yesterday, when it was still just that base that I had pictured.
Yep. I imagine it will be completely assembled in the next 2-3 days, and we could possibly see testing soon. Does anybody know how long it takes to test new flat rides before opening? Do they need as many runs as new roller coasters do? I'd love to see this open sometime during the Festival!
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