SC Tidal Wave @ SFKK

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SC Tidal Wave @ SFKK

Post by jonrev » Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:17 pm

http://mikewhy.livejournal.com/67877.html#cutid1

I dont see why it came across the country. They already have its sister running there. Anyone know whats going on?
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Post by that_guy » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:22 pm

wow, how do you know thats it? Where do you think its going? When I first saw the post I was like what are they going to race them? But of course that wouldn't happen...

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Post by imdaman » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:49 pm

According to the norcal coasters webpage, where those pics are from, the tidal wave is being shipped to SFKK to be used for spare parts. Also according to norcal page, the pictures were taken in the marine world parking lot, which is where the santa clara tidal wave was sent to a few years ago.

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Post by that_guy » Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:19 am

then why was it repainted?

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Post by imdaman » Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:06 am

I'm kinda wondering that too, maybe there was a plan to rebuild it at marine world and it just didn't work out, but if anyone knows for sure, we'd appreciate hearing what happened.

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Post by cadillacman56 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:55 pm

With regards to the paint scheme, the ride was repainted the green and yellow color during the off-season of 1998-1999, when the ride was renamed Greez'd Lightning.

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Post by that_guy » Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:38 pm

Don't you mean blue?

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Post by imdaman » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:22 pm

The tidal wave was blue originally, then it was repainted to the green color when it became greased lightnin as mentioned above

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Post by cadillacman56 » Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:28 pm

The following is a picture from RCDB showing the final color scheme. As you will see the track, with the exception of the loop, is green: http://www.rcdb.com/ig75.htm?picture=8

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Post by UAORDStew » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:08 am

yeah, but that color scheme has the track only as green and the frame blue. if you look at the original post picture, the entire loop (track and frame) is lime green.

it's very interesting that SFKK has BOTH tidal wave's from the marriott parks.

as for it being for parts....i dunno. why would they paint it for parts??? something doesn't add up.

i read that SFMW needs land for their new area so maybe they just needed somewhere to "restore" it??

i just hope it goes up somewhere else and doesn't become a casualty.
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Post by imdaman » Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:25 am

It would be great if the santa clara tidal wave was only being moved and not destroyed for parts, and you were right that_guy, it was blue still on the outer part, only the inner track portion was repainted that green color. I forgot about the blue color because when I visited the park in Nov., the 4 concrete footings and all of the remaining parts of the station have been painted a beige color.

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Post by cadillacman56 » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:58 am

Sorry about that; I forgot that the outer portion, such as the loop and supports were still blue after the repainting.

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Post by that_guy » Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:14 pm

Oh Great, PGA's old Greased Lightnin' is being used to replace worn parts from SFKK's Greezed Lightnin'...

http://www.screamscape.com/html/six_fla ... ingdom.htm

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Post by jonrev » Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:05 pm

Oh no. :cry:

Heh, the Tidal Wave sisters are meeting each other for the first time. :o
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Post by m11stephen2 » Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:30 am

They should have just used the Astroworld one. It will probably end up being scrapped anyways.

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