Currently Unused/Diassmebled Coasters and Rides

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Postby CstrzRock » Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:31 pm

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CstrzRock wrote:Opryland USA's Chaos and Screamin' Delta Demon are still rotting away at Old Indiana.
http://www.rcdb.com/ig165.htm
http://www.rcdb.com/ig171.htm


Six Flags sold off the Old Indiana property. I would imagine those have all been scrapped by now, but does anyone know for sure?


I called ETS... the company that owns the land... they said that two coasters are still on site. This was a little while ago. The lady knew that they had come from Opryland.. and she said Chaos and a bobsled.
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Postby shepp » Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:17 pm

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Greased Lightning is in SFMW's parking lot, rotting to it's death. There are so many parts missing that it is impossible to reassemble it.


A rela shame, though I can see why Marine World, which already has a Boomerang and V2, wouldn't want to add a shuttle loop. Or, comes to that, an old Schwartzkopf, considering the problems they had with Zonga.

Oh well, at least PGA has a new swimming pool. And the Grizzly. Sigh.

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Postby ScottBrown » Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:18 pm

I don't think Marine World could install it anyway due to the height of the main tower

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Postby GAcoaster » Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:34 pm

ScottBrown wrote:I don't think Marine World could install it anyway due to the height of the main tower


I don't think they would either because they don't own it! :P

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Postby ScottBrown » Sun Mar 20, 2005 4:44 pm

It almost seems like they inherited it in a way howeven I don't think Schwarzkopf has any intrest in is at all

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Postby shepp » Sun Mar 20, 2005 11:42 pm

ScottBrown wrote:I don't think Marine World could install it anyway due to the height of the main tower


According to rcdb, the Tidal Wave/GL was 137 feet tall. That's 13 feet under the SFMW height limit, and shorter than both V2 and Medusa. And yeah, I understand that SF doesn't own the thing, so does anyone know just why it ended up in their parking lot?

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Postby ScottBrown » Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:25 am

I seem to remember the towers height being in the low 150s I could be wrong though

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Postby CstrzRock » Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:17 pm

Here's what Duane said on RCDB...
After the 2002 season Paramount's Great America announced they had sold Greased Lightnin' to Wieland Schwarzkopf and that it would be transported back to Germany. As the Greased Lightnin' was trucked away from PGA, it didn't head to port, but north to Six Flags Marine World where it was unloaded in the parking lot. Many people claimed this was a staging area prior to heading back to Germany. This proved not to be true as the Greased Lightnin' is still at Six Flags Marine World (for all of those who didn't believe me when I said it wasn't going back to Germany - In you face!, but I digress).

It is pretty clear that Six Flags Corporation (not necessarily the Marine World park) has purchased the Greased Lightnin'. The unusual move is thought to be because Six Flags purchased the Greased Lightnin' from Wieland Schwarzkopf and there was no point in sending it back to Germany. Rather than send the trucks to port, they were sent to Six Flags Marine World where the ride will be stored until it finds its new home.

Where will this new home be? There are many rumors about this, so lets look at it more logically. First lets eliminate all of the Six Flags owned parks that wouldn't make sense:

American Adventures - This is more of a kiddie park than a thrill park. Also based on the size and layout of the park it would be hard to believe such a ride could even fit.
Frontier City - Has a Arrow built shuttle loop called Diamond Back.
Six Flags America - Had an Arrow built shuttle loop called Python that has been in storage at the park since 1999.
Six Flags AstroWorld - Currently has a Schwarzkopf shuttle Loop.
Six Flags Elitch Gardens - Currently has a Arrow built shuttle loop called the Sidewinder.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Six Flags already operates a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop in Texas at Six Flags AstroWorld.
Six Flags Great Adventure - Had twin Arrow built shuttle loops called the Lightning Loops removed after the 1992 season.
Six Flags Great America - Had a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop called Tidal Wave that was removed after the 1991 season.
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom - Has a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop called Greezed Lightnin'.
Six Flags Magic Mountain - Already has the world's largest shuttle roller coaster called Superman The Escape.
Six Flags Marine World - Too close to Paramount's Great America and already has a launched shuttle roller coaster called V2: Vertical Velocity.
Six Flags New England - Had an Arrow built shuttle loop called the Black Widow that was removed after the 1999 season.
Six Flags Over Georgia - Had a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop called Viper that was removed after the 2001 season.
Six Flags Over Texas - Six Flags already operates a Schwarzkopf shuttle loop in Texas at Six Flags AstroWorld.
Six Flags Worlds of Adventure - Already has a launched shuttle coaster called Superman Ultimate Escape.
So here are the remaining possibilities:

Great Escape
La Ronde
Six Flags Darien Lake
Six Flags Mexico
Six Flags New Orleans
Six Flags St. Louis
Wild Waves and Enchanted Village
Wyandot Lake
Place your bets...
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Postby ScottBrown » Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:33 pm

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ScottBrown wrote:I don't think Marine World could install it anyway due to the height of the main tower


According to rcdb, the Tidal Wave/GL was 137 feet tall. That's 13 feet under the SFMW height limit, and shorter than both V2 and Medusa. And yeah, I understand that SF doesn't own the thing, so does anyone know just why it ended up in their parking lot?


I just went through all of my pictures and no matter what angle the picture was from the Tidal wave tower is taller than the towers on Invertigo so I think the stats on RCDB may be wrong.

As far as it being rebuilt Duane that where will it go statement has been on RCDB for a while however having been a former ride op of that ride and seing what it's present condition is and how much of it is missing and knowing it's high operation and maitenience costs let alone lack of replacement parts I can say with 99% confidence that it is spare parts and scrap as sad as I am to say that

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