What ride do you miss the most?

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Post by Mr. D.T. » Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:54 pm

The rides and attractions I miss at GA are as follows and I quote: Sky Whirl, Hay Baler, Shockwave, Trailblazer (if they're taking it down), Sadie's No-Chance Hotel, the less-traveled section at Yankee Harbor with the Lighthouse.

Disney World: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, World of Motion, Journey Into Imagination (old ride), Image Works, Horizons, The 'neighborhood' in MGM Studios' backlot, The Backstage Tour, Kitchen Kabaret/Food Rocks, The Living Seas.

Universal Studios: Kongfrontation

Six Flags St. Louis: None in mind.
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Post by Glorfindel7 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:11 pm

tillenterprises wrote:I also miss Z-Force. I liked that ride much more than Iron Wolf. Since Magic Mountain won't be opening it this year, I wish they could bring it back to Gurnee!
I think by now that ride is WAY too old to be any good at GAm (it would be 22 years old by now...) It was a shame because it occupied a very small footprint at GAm and would probably have fit right in...:(

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Post by Papas » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:24 pm

It's being removed from Magic Mountain to be scrapped, it has not run since 2002 and is in way too bad of condition to ever be operable again.

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Post by dpxtreme » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:58 pm

Papas wrote:It's being removed from Magic Mountain to be scrapped, it has not run since 2002 and is in way too bad of condition to ever be operable again.
Not quite. Psyclone is being demolished for sure, but the park is not sure if they want to relocate Flashback to somewhere else in the park or scrap it.

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Post by jonrev » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:38 am

Yes, the park did state that the ride would possibly be reinstalled within the park soon (though scrapping it would be no surprise. the ride is in terrible condition).
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Post by Glorfindel7 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:22 am

jonrev wrote:Yes, the park did state that the ride would possibly be reinstalled within the park soon (though scrapping it would be no surprise. the ride is in terrible condition).
It would be interesting to see photos of that if someone had it. How bad a condition is it in? :?:

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Post by Papas » Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:55 pm

Yeah in the press release they said it "may be relocated" in the future but thats not true, it wont be.

BTW this pic was taken in 2003:
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Post by PGA ROCKS » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:24 pm

Eww...that's disgusting.
I miss Tidal Wave

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Post by pjm8071 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:21 pm

One ride that that I credit Six Flags for keeping, even though it was slated for the scrap heap in the past is the Whizzer. It is the one that started me on rollercoasters. I miss Rolling Thunder, and Tidal Wave.
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Post by redfishpaw » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:09 am

Eagles Flight / Delta Flyer, Southern Cross, and of course Rolling Blunder... cough cough (just kidding).

Also, Sky Whirl, but I didn't ride it as much in later years. Nice Youtube video, thanks for posting it.

When I was younger I missed Traffique Jam.

Rides I dont miss: Power Dive, Tidal Wave (which I working on briefly in 85) and Shock Wave. I always disliked that ride, it was just a large demon to me. While I'm glad it was taken down, I think another park could have bought it. Supersman: I only rode it once, I guess that is enough.

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Post by Mr. D.T. » Fri May 04, 2007 5:58 am

Here comes a new ride on the list:

We're all gonna miss Trailblazer now that that's removed from the park.

Thank goodness Triple Play isn't gonna be added to the list anytime soon because they just re-assembled it after a stint last season.
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Post by that_guy » Sat May 05, 2007 9:47 am

>Too bad Cedar Fair didn't come early enough to save Triple Play over here...

Why did they remove Trailblazer? The only problem I can think of is puke....
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Post by Mr. D.T. » Sat May 05, 2007 7:05 pm

Who cares now? Triple Play has been put back together so it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
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Post by Papas » Sat May 05, 2007 10:59 pm

redfishpaw wrote:Eagles Flight / Delta Flyer, Southern Cross, and of course Rolling Blunder... cough cough (just kidding).
That name is use strictly for Six Flags Great Adventures Rolling Blunder.

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Post by Tidal Wave » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:56 am

Tidal Wave for sure. I love that ride and still do even in its new home at Kentucky Kingdom.

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