Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:15 pm
Sixflags and their lovely parkinglot coasters... So much for the crazy theming in the pictures... You get tarmac...
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:19 pm
The parking lot is gone, and the plantings are just about to start actually. GA has no real parking lot coasters (like the California parks). The coasters built over the former parking lot (GASM and SUF) had all the blacktop removed or covered over, and the King is getting similar treament.
This picture shows what I mean: http://www.gadv.com/Construction/A21805/1.jpg
. You can't really see it but the parking lot fences are pretty well planted with trees as well.
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:47 pm
^ Hey at least they are ripping up the parking lot. Unlike poor Scream and Medusa:
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:54 pm
I'm impressed with how much SFGadv is doing to this whole area! I was really afraid that they'd be spending however many tens of millions of dollars on this coaster and having my old parking space right there underneath the track. Looks like it will be nice and green by May. Can't wait to be sitting on the launch track scared to death! Or at least taking advantage of shorter NITRO lines.
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:58 pm
Seriously what is with the west coast Six Flags? I mean seriously I thought that they would at least throw up a few trees or something. I mean it just looks so crappy putting up a ride over a parking lot. If they had put some themed tunnels in or something it would have been cool but west coast Medusa is pathetic.
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:11 pm
Robb, I love those pictures. Brings back memories of the Thunderbolt Express at Camden. At least they don't travel over the "Razor Wire of Death".
But seriously, my first impression of Scream last spring was that I can see the "Speedy Gonzalez" Parking Sign upside while going through the corkscrews.
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:15 pm
It's fun seeing trucks driving under Scream.
Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:33 am
I really don't understand why they couldn't at least *paint over* the white parking lines. I'm sure you could get enought paint for it with only $50 - come on Six Flags, cough up a buck ya cheap bastard.
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:33 am
Thats basically a Parking lot coaster, they poured rocks on top of it, it looks horrible
GAcoaster wrote:GASM and SUF) had all the blacktop removed or covered over