What happened to Stealth?

All about the rides at Marriott's GREAT AMERICA and post-Marriott rides, too
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boa_tom
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What happened to Stealth?

Post by boa_tom » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:57 pm

I just happened across this site, very cool! I have always wondered what happened to the Coaster ride that was like flying, strapped in with the track above! I believe it was called Stealth. Why was it removed? Too costly? Mantenance? I rode it once, then it was gone the next visit. Seemed wierd.

Greezed Lightening
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Post by Greezed Lightening » Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:47 pm

Stealth got removed after the 2003 season to make way for the Boomerang Bay waterpark which got added in 2004. Stealth is now at Paramount's Carowinds in North Carolina known as Borg. Stupid PGA to remove Greased Lightnin 2002 and then Sealth in 03. Two of the best coasters in the park. Stealth was 100% better than a dopey waterpark!

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dpxtreme
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Post by dpxtreme » Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:31 pm

A few reasons were that it was always broken and had a lot of down time. The loading times were slow and got under 1000 (about 900) riders per hour. It was an extremely fun coaster and the stupid water park doen't even come close to Stealth.

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