Octopus?? errr not??

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Post by that_guy » Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:35 pm

Does anyone have the slightest clue of what happened to it?

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Post by SFGAmfreak4life » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:52 pm

I rode the Monster at Cedar Point which is a Eyerly Monster. I like the Monster more than East River Crawler because it spins more and is faster. The bad thing is that it takes forever to load/unload and check.

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Post by pjm8071 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:01 am

I disagree. The third ride I was lead at was East River Crawler, so I had to test ride a couple of times a day. I had that thing spinning pretty fast. Almost made me sick a few times.

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Post by pjm8071 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:06 am

I also believe that SFOG had a Lobster ride similar to the SC park, and that ride developed a structual problem with micrscopic cracks in the arms... At least that is what I heard from a former employee. Maybe the SC ride faced a similar problem. They don't look as durable as the ride in Gurnee does.

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Post by speedracer » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:19 pm

that_guy wrote:Does anyone have the slightest clue of what happened to it?
It was removed in 1994 to make way for the Paramount Action FX Theater.

RIP Orleans Orbit, you'll be missed :cry: .

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Post by that_guy » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:29 pm

What is going on with the Orbit? Where'd you hear that?

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Post by speedracer » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:57 pm

that_guy wrote:What is going on with the Orbit? Where'd you hear that?
http://www.screamscape.com/html/paramou ... merica.htm

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Post by that_guy » Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:00 pm

DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the news speedracer

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