[RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - The Final Update

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - May 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:49 pm

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Friday May 10th, 2002
May

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Beautiful morning to visit the park

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Connecticut Twister was my first ride of the day

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Fairly crowded for a weekday in early May... must be the low season pass prices this year

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A young guest enjoying the newly opened Looney Tunes Land area

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Today's forecast: Steep drops and tight curves

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Great, as usual

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I had lunch at the new Bayou Grill. Food was the same as other places in the park, but the interior is really cool looking

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A great collection of thrills

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It seems the hype for Catwoman's Whip has died down a bit. Or maybe it's just that most people can't handle the ride's intensity

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I took Mr. Freeze in the rear (That's what she said)

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And Verdugo in the front.

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Haunted Ranch offered a change in pace in intensity

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Torbellino is fun for guests of all ages

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Time for some stand-up goodness

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The station gives off a cool "Retro" feel

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The worst part of the ride (1st corkscrew). It would really be great if it was removed and replaced with a simple s-curve.

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - Memorial Day 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:54 pm

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Monday May 27th, 2002
Memorial Day

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Happy Memorial Day!

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I had a skip the line pass for Scream Machine so I did it first

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Still running fairly smoother compared to previous years... good job SFCK maintenance

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Dodgems doesn't get talked about much... here's a photo of it (I'll fix that sign soon)

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Patriot Pop... pretty nice show to compliment Memorial Day Weekend

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Grand Stand was one of few rides without a long queue on this holiday weekend

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Hope they don't lose their lunch!

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Must've been those chicken burritos...

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Another satisfying on-ride shot

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Verdugo looks like some kind of knock-off Vekoma SLC from this angle... weird

Unfortunately had to leave before the annual fireworks show. Oh well

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - Memorial Day 2002

Postby hillflyer » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:34 pm

You've come a long way. Great eye!

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - June 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:48 pm

Thank you :)
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Thursday June 13th, 2002
June

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Just another day of fun here at SFCK

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TTOD's infamously small sign

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Nice view of the kiddie coaster from here... it'd look great if they'd plant a few more bushes near the mid-way

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You can never take enough photos of such a picturesque ride

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Another example...

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Just one more...

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Okay, Ill stop

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Had some lunch at Subway... pretty good food here

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Not to stir up speculation so early in the season, but I noticed some men surveying the ground, stakes next to them. The man in the brown suit looks like the general manager of the park. Could just be some electrical work or something like that, but there's something suspicious about those suitcases...

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There we some more stakes under Hurricane's station, too...

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - July 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:29 pm

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Wednesday July 24th, 2002
Hurricane's removal announced

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Some unfortunate news regarding one of our roller coasters was released today...

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Here's a hint - This view will soon change forever

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Labor Day is your last chance to take a ride on Hurricane... 40 days left...

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All Hurricane merchandise at the adjacent "Shelter Shack" gift shop has been discounted in lieu of the announcement

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Time to binge-ride...

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There is some good news to come out of this, however. Many enthusiasts speculate that Hurricane will immediately be replaced by a brand new coaster, evidented by the stakes seen near the station. Whether it's the long-awaited Hyper, or perhaps a large looping B&M, get excited.

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - July 2002

Postby SFNE Fan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:50 pm

I think that with Hurricane gone, we can probably expect a hyper, maybe one similar to the cancelled one from '02
:airtime: & :airtimer: > :vekoma:

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - August 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:46 pm

Nice prediction. It will be an airtime machine, for sure

Oh, if anyone's wondering about the excess amount of updates lately, it's to make up for lost time at the beginning of the month and because I have to construct "something" ( ;) ) for the '03 season.

The reason picture count is low is because my computer is being a dick
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Saturday August 17th, 2002
August

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Hard to believe it's August already... seems this season has gone by faster than others

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Looks like Verdugo is back to it's old gimmicks... been down for nearly a month and the trains aren't even on site. Atleast it's not as bad as the GIB's, I guess

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Classic dark ride

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Long lines (Due to it being a Saturday near the end of summer...) so I hit the arcade

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Got the highscore

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Hard to get unique shots of Connecticut Twister from inside the park...

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Priceless expressions from the passengers of Ship Dip

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One of the last shots of Hurricane taken from Sky Wheel

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16 days left to ride the storm!

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - September 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:54 pm

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Monday September 2nd, 2002
Labor Day - Hurricane's Last Day of Operations

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Went to the park today to take some final rides on Hurricane

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It was unseasonably warm though, so we did Aquaman first, followed by a quick dry-off on Mr. Freeze

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Way better than paying $15 for a 2-minute dryer

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There was scheduled to be a season pass holder ERT on Verdugo but since it is closed, it was moved to Grand Stand. Didn't make much of a difference

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Tonight Hurricane will join El Starfish and Dare Devil Dive as former rides of SFCK

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Rode Sky Tower to get some final shots of the ride from above

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In it's 7 years at Connecticut Kingdom, Hurricane has proved to be the most photogenic ride at the park

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Hopefully it's replacement will be just as camera-friendly

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Last. Day. Ever

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While it may have had 3 hours line when it first opened, Hurricane has been a walk-on pretty much every day of the week the last couple of the years, even on it's final day. It isn't a bad ride, it's just been overshadowed by everything else, especially sitting in the far corner of the park with little to no traffic

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New coaster confirmed

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Going to miss this view

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More-so this one

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Turn out of the MCBR, taken from the exit ramp

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A few last night shots...

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I was on the last public train. Following it was the last employee train (Seen here). I heard that the original park owner, Mike Heage, was on it.

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Storms over, folks

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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - October 2002

Postby RollingCoasting » Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:36 pm

And the park has a Ferris Wheel anyway, so no thanks buddy :lmao:

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Sunday October 27th, 2002
Closing Day

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Hurricane's track sitting in the parking lot... awaiting an unknown fate

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Perhaps it will be relocated to another Six Flags park?

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It would've been nice had they done more for the 10 year anniversary, like extra ERT or something...

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No more Hurricane, but what could that be?

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Reminds me of Cheetah at Wild Adventure's supports... hybrid coaster perhaps?

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Another view...

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Looks like the sign is gone...

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Had lunch at Bayou Grill

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Did a few more laps on Freeze, taking advantage of the non-existent lines (Due to everyone doing Fright Fest mazes and crap)

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Guess we'll have to wait until 2003 to ride Verdugo again....

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Finished off my year with a front row ride on Grand Stand

I've heard the announcement for the 2003 Coaster will be in February, so I''ll update you then

-Mark
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Re: [RCT3] Six Flags Connecticut Kingdom - October 2002

Postby Imagineer Josh » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:24 pm

When I first saw "airtime machine" in your post, I thought Intamin Mega. Now I'm starting to lean towards an Intamin Prefab ;)
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