EnglndPatriots6 wrote:Sadly, They just shipped all the twisted twins trains to SFSL to be scrapped more then likely. I suspect the log ride, the kid rides, and TT will be demolished this offseason.
First of all, the kiddie rides in the Northwest Territory section of the park have been gone for at least 5 years now. The only things that remain in that area are Mile High Falls (not a log ride), the Twins, Zeppelin (flat), and a small stage.
Back when the Northwest Territory was first closed off, the park said that they were going to rehab MHF...and I believe that. When I was last at the park, there were workers walking up and down the lift, the boats were still in the station, and the splash pool had been drained and cleaned out.
However, I said it in 2007, and I'll say it again now---good riddance, Twisted Twins. In its later years of operation, the shuffling on that ride was getting unbearable. I couldn't believe how the cars bounced from side to side, the way they were doing. I do love the look of those trains, though, and I believe they were the very first wooden coaster rolling stock from Gerstlauer. (But please
, SFStL, don't put them on the Eagle!)
Robb, the park has been steadily improving since 2005. I'm glad you all enjoyed your visit, and if EVERYONE went to the park with an open mind, I'm sure they would have a good time there, as well. My only beef with Six Flags is that they seem to remove a major ride (or two) EVERY YEAR, yet never seem to replace it.
In a little more than a decade, the following rides have been removed from the park:
-Schwarzkopf Indoor Jetstar
-Vekoma Boomerang (Vampire)
-Kids indoor play area
-HUSS Swing Around
-Numerous childrens' rides
-Vekoma Wakiki Wave
-Intamin 2nd Gen Freefall
I would be completely SHOCKED if someone could inform me of another park that has removed that many rides in such a short period of time (without closing). Now, I'm all for replacing old rides with new ones...but the problem is, nothing's getting replaced!
I still have faith in the park, as it indeed turns a profit every year (according to multiple sources), but I'm really hoping to see the park make much more progress in the near future.
Monsterfan, you should definitely take the time to visit the park on your way back home. It is a unique place, and though some don't like that aspect of it, others love it...and you might be one of the latter. Thunder Run is a fun wooden coaster with loads of airtime, and Chang is a great B&M with multiple moments of airtime while still providing a MUCH smoother ride than Mantis. (Plus, there is really no need to spend 4 full days at Universal.) Have a fun trip!