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by FParker185
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: Shockwave Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 11379

Re: Shockwave Trains

Shockwave opened with 4 trains, but I don't think ever actually ran 4 for the public as there was no unload station so no matter what it would have to stack 2 trains. My understanding is the second yellow train was used for parts for the other 3 trains. Around 2000 the original 3 trains were in terr...
by FParker185
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Rides
Topic: X-Flight coaster coming in 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 11256

Re: X-Flight coaster coming in 2012

Great American Raceway had it's last season in 2010. The track was mostly torn up in the off season and of course has been closed all year this year. The cars were dispersed around the chain.
by FParker185
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?
Replies: 21
Views: 26232

Re: IT"S GONE! WHAT IS NEXT?

Pictorium isn't going anywhere. The IMAX equipment is long gone, but that was to costly. Was reading a newspaper article about a museum in Washington State I believe it was, they pay over $50,000 a year in fees to IMAX to lease the equipment, plus a pretty significant percentage of the ticket sales....
by FParker185
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Z-Force Revisited
Replies: 25
Views: 29223

Re: Z-Force Revisited

I rode Flashback at Magic Mountain in 1995 as well and found it to actually be a great and smooth ride. When I made it back to SFMM in March of 2001 and the ride happened to be open, it was god awful, I had a really bad sunburn, especially on my ears, and that was the only ride to ever draw blood fr...
by FParker185
Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Remembering Marriott's GREAT AMERICA
Topic: PGA Monster
Replies: 1
Views: 5378

PGA Monster

http://www.usedrides.com/viewpicture.asp?expire=90&type=1&owner=0&search=1&off=10&page=11&ref=39638&sessionint=True Hopefully that link works. However when the 2 Great Americas were built, IL got The Lobster which was a Schwarzkopf Monster III, PGA got an Eylerly Monster that I guess is no longer th...
by FParker185
Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Rides
Topic: Power Dive
Replies: 30
Views: 38375

Actually, Power Dive was removed cause it took a minimum of 4 ride ops to run in the configuration they had, and it was loosing popularity.