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Post by jonrev » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:31 pm

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Post by GreatAmerica#1fan » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:27 pm

I agree that they should have left the original themeing elements. I would also like to see the return of the blood waterfall at the corkscrew scetion of the ride.

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Post by jonrev » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:39 pm

The blood waterfall will never return for structural reasons.
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Post by ILuvTheDemon » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:11 pm

track structural or rock-face structural?

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Post by Demonlover13 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:36 pm

Both I think.
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Post by ILuvTheDemon » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:51 pm

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Structure problems?

Post by GreatAmerica#1fan » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:24 pm

What Structure problems? You mean like rust or something? Well if they did not keep it for the rest of the season then i think that they should bring it back for just fright fest. Its not like they could not pump out the water from Roarin' Rapids or another water ride: bucaneer Battle would be sufficient it is right near the area and they would not have to do much at all. If anyone from Santa Clara is on here did they do the same thing to your demon??

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Post by Demonlover13 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:41 pm

I believe Santa Clara still has their waterfall but it's no longer blood red. Gurnee's rock structure can't support the weight of the water so it's a safety problem plus I think I heard it was corroding the track.
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Post by jonrev » Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:45 pm

They could pump water back to the waterfall if they wanted to, but it's a matter of the rock facade and track being structurally safe. The water severely corroded the rock and damaged the track as well.

Dont quote me on this but I could've sworn I've heard that a section of track just before the corkscrew was removed and replaced with a section of reprofiled Shockwave track due to the poor condition of the original track.
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