Funny that this thread has come back to life a bit as I was at MB two weeks ago on vacation and drove by the park to get some photos. They had a mega-church next to the parking lot, so we parked in their lot and I walked around the theme park parking lot & across the street to get some photos.
I was wondering if the big section had a coaster in the box like FoF or Disaster Transport, but themed to heaven & hell (Black Sabbath, perhaps?).
I don't think that I have ever seen a church that looked like it could also double as a manufacturing facility.
Led Zeppelin still looked like it was in great shape although it looked like a lot of weeds and trees were trying to stake their claim on it. I was surprised that there was no rust and the paint looked barely faded!
This was taken through the fence - the park was not open & nope, I did not jump it nor did I pass through any 'No Trespassing' signs to get any of the photos.
From what I hear it wasn't all that great, but I'm sure there are lots of smaller parks that would love to have this coaster in their line-up.
Still looked to be in great shape other than the weeds, cobwebs and dust.
Sad to see this, really. It is too bad to know that this park had potential, yet just seemed to be plopped down in the wrong market at the wrong time.
Front gate...you could have heard a pin drop.
Front gate and guest services. I guess I'm kind of amazed that this park flopped as bad as it did, yet Broadway At The Beach still seems to draw in a lot of tourists? While I liked some of the original stores at BATB, I thought it was kind of cheesy. I'm sure there would be folks that would beg to differ though....mainly because...ummm...it's still open.
Opposite end of the park from LZ.
I would love to have this to hang in my garage, although Sir Paul looks a tad Asian, doesn't he?
Front entrance plaza.
Led Zeppelin. I'm sorry, but I just can't call it 'Time Machine'.
Ferris Wheel lift...definitely unique. This was the 'Life In The Fast Lane' themed to the Eagles song, right?
So what day did the music really die? When HRP shut down, or when FMP completely flopped?
Sometimes the song doesn't remain the same.
Panoramic shot of the parking lot & park.
From the street. Really wished I could have ridden this - because I like both Led Zeppelin and most B&M coasters.
Ok, so Time Machine wasn't the best or a "top ten" coaster, but I enjoyed it alot when I rode it in 2009. Sure it rattled, but the Zero-G was heavenly. I know of MANY smaller parks that could really use this in their coaster line up!
I really thought the ride was about as "mediocre" as they come. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. If it wasn't for the fact that we were doing a bunch of filming at the time, it would have been a "one and done" for me. I actually liked the layout of the ride as I really like B&Ms (or really any coaster maker for that matter) that have two vertical loops in them, NOT back-to-back. But even with a unique and fun layout, the ride did really nothing for me.
It would do great at a smaller park that needs a bigger ride, and the GP would love it, but it's not going to "WOW" anyone...
All I can really say about Time Machine/Led Zeppelin is that it is quite the photogenic coaster. Probably one of the worst post-midcourse break run sections I've ever seen on a coaster too. It would fit at Kentucky Kingdom really well. Who else could it be going to if a sale is indeed close to happening?
Xmeister wrote:All I can really say about Time Machine/Led Zeppelin is that it is quite the photogenic coaster. Probably one of the worst post-midcourse break run sections I've ever seen on a coaster too. It would fit at Kentucky Kingdom really well. Who else could it be going to if a sale is indeed close to happening?
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