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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby SbSteveZ » Tue May 22, 2018 4:45 pm

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thrillrider wrote:Remember...this used to be a six flags park not too many years ago.

Btw...is that standup coaster still rotting in a field across the street from the park?


Yes it is and it will definitely not be rebuilt, it was damaged while they were taking it apart in AstroWorld if anything SF will scrap that hunk of junk. Also IMO good news SF is back in control again, I can definitely see them bringing two trains back for most rides and the retheme of many such as ROS being rethemed back to Superman and the potential that Mind Eraser will get new trains and become the Riddler like they did with the one at SFNE.


No, it is not. They removed it last year. That land is now just a fenced off property across the street with nothing in it.

I do agree that they will likely try to rebrand whatever they can at some point, RoS would be an easy fix but otherwise who knows what they’re thinking. Then again, the deal isn’t final until sometime in June so for now we don’t know really anything about what’s truly going on
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Tue May 22, 2018 4:47 pm

I'll hold off on buying tickets untill the deal is final. Never know if six flags passes will work at the park this year.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby 3Mutts » Tue May 22, 2018 5:00 pm

SbSteveZ wrote:
3Mutts wrote:
thrillrider wrote:Remember...this used to be a six flags park not too many years ago.

Btw...is that standup coaster still rotting in a field across the street from the park?


Yes it is and it will definitely not be rebuilt, it was damaged while they were taking it apart in AstroWorld if anything SF will scrap that hunk of junk. Also IMO good news SF is back in control again, I can definitely see them bringing two trains back for most rides and the retheme of many such as ROS being rethemed back to Superman and the potential that Mind Eraser will get new trains and become the Riddler like they did with the one at SFNE.


No, it is not. They removed it last year. That land is now just a fenced off property across the street with nothing in it.

I do agree that they will likely try to rebrand whatever they can at some point, RoS would be an easy fix but otherwise who knows what they’re thinking. Then again, the deal isn’t final until sometime in June so for now we don’t know really anything about what’s truly going on


Ah didnt know that, glad to see its finally gone. I rode the one at La Ronde and it was one of the worst coasters I have ever ridden.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Golddisk » Tue May 22, 2018 5:10 pm

3Mutts wrote:
thrillrider wrote:Remember...this used to be a six flags park not too many years ago.

Btw...is that standup coaster still rotting in a field across the street from the park?


Yes it is and it will definitely not be rebuilt, it was damaged while they were taking it apart in AstroWorld if anything SF will scrap that hunk of junk. Also IMO good news SF is back in control again, I can definitely see them bringing two trains back for most rides and the retheme of many such as ROS being rethemed back to Superman and the potential that Mind Eraser will get new trains and become the Riddler like they did with the one at SFNE.


No. It's gone, it was removed this past October/November.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Haymaker » Tue May 22, 2018 5:32 pm

So am I reading this correctly... they bought the leases from Premier, so SF will be the operator and EPR will still own the property?

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Tue May 22, 2018 6:01 pm

^ Maybe they're doing a baby steps kinda thing and soon in the next couple years they'll buy it, and rebrand it. Kinda like how they bought Waterworld Concord and a year later branded it as Hurricane Harbor.

Also...

The spokesperson also told 7 Eyewitness News that any tickets purchased or season passes to the park will still be honored.


So maybe they'll introduce Six Flags tickets and season passes available later in the year, but also allow season passes and tickets purchased prior to the deal will be usable.
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby rjr19 » Tue May 22, 2018 6:08 pm

You can even take Fantasy Island as an example. The park wasn’t rebranded to Fantasy Island (without the “Martin’s”) until a year after the park was purchased by Apex. Noticeable changes will probably happen next year. BTW, I am totally hoping for RoS to get it’s Superman branding back!
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Tue May 22, 2018 6:53 pm

I just hope they don't put Darien to the side like Great Escape and Six Flags America. :roll:
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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby SK4494 » Tue May 22, 2018 7:04 pm

I just realized something. They are going to call Rolling Thunder a “Roller Coaster” now.

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Re: Darien Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Sk610 » Tue May 22, 2018 7:27 pm

I am excited because the new SF actually has some good parks. The new rides have actual themes and look to be pretty cool. They are not always about the giant coasters anymore, but more about overall experience. I would totally expect lots of paint and new trains on all coasters that need them.

To be honest, my first choice was HFE, but this is a very good thing. I don't think they will get the SF branding, but I may be wrong. The park used to be a SF park, but the bar seems much higher to be a SF park now than it was in 2000.

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