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  1. Train modifications, repainted track, heavier theming - these are all fine suggestions. But this is a boomerang we're talking about. They could dip it in gold and call it Christ: The Ride, it'd still be an outdated, overused POS.
  2. I wish it the best of luck in Brazil. It does seem fitting that that's where it would end up for some reason lol. That said, I stand by my story that the last thing SF wanted to do was waste even more $$$ on the thing. They most certainly wanted it out of the chain so suggesting it be sent to another SF park still doesn't make a lick of sense. I don't know much about Beto Carrero World, but I see they have a Wacky Worm, and the rest of their coasters are Vekoma's. Their website indicates a tie-in with Dreamworks, and from the pics the park looks decently themed, so maybe they have the money to pump into Chiller to get it working.
  3. ^^ Wow, Chiller is actually being rebuilt? After all the trouble it gave SF I figured they tore the sucker down and spat on the trailer hauling it's jagged carcass away. But yes we do agree on our general outlook on SFSTL. Kumbaya
  4. 100. Coney Island Cyclone 200. Santa Cruz Giant Dipper 250. Matterhorn (Fantasyland side) So far my milestones have managed to be purely old-school (although #100 and #250 were happy accidents.)
  5. Just wanted to say these are some amazing pics - lots of great views of the behind-the-scenes stuff! Well done! Also: How did I not know SDC had a Splash Battle? I don't really care for them, but SDC's looks fantastic, surrounded by all that foliage and such. Can't wait to finally get out there next year! (Sad really, considering how close I am.)
  6. Wow, what a cool layout! Hopefully Vekoma gets it right and this gives a fun, mildly intense ride without a lot of pain.
  7. I hope you're right, David. I have my doubts, but that's a scenario I can definitely get behind.
  8. {quote="Godwyn"]But I'm going to look on the bright side. SDC is only a 3 more hour drive away! Yep! Have your people call my people.
  9. The park could've brought Premier back in to update the LIM's, but by that point they had already sunk a lot of money into trying to fix the ride. This included reprofiling the track, and the ride still had major problems. The ride was a (very cool looking) lemon. I doubt SF saw any reason to prolong the inevitable by updating LIM's on a ride that had just as many problems in other areas. It all comes down to $$$. Someone else covered GASM's maintenance issues and costs succinctly. Although I do think in addition to expensive replacement parts they were also having to weld stress fractures more often than they would've liked. I'm not certain on that though. As for the ride it gave, look, I'm willing to forgive some roughness. I actually love Ninja @ SFOG. I know it's rough and a major headbanger, but I love it because it's unique, and despite the roughness I have fun on it. GASM was rough, and just not that special of a ride, and I didn't have fun on it. I wanted to like GASM, I really did. When it first came out I was obsessed with it, and when I finally got to ride it in 2008 it was a bit like a childhood wish coming true. But at the end of the day it was just another headbanging Arrow megalooper. Notice how those seem to be disappearing more and more? There's a reason for that. As for "knowing how to ride" GASM? I see that phrase come up for a lot of rough rides that people are defending. Not entirely sure I buy it. Shouldn't I be able to just ride it without having to do an elaborate interpretive dance from within my restraint just to keep from banging my noggin into oblivion? I like the GIB's, and think one would've been a top-tier "filler" ride for our park until we could've gotten something new. But I see your point on it. As for Chang, it would've been great for our park imo. A few pages back I also said I would prefer we get nothing this year (if it's going to be a Boomerang), and wait a year or two for something more substantial. So we're on the same page on that one. And I agree that a Boomerang will do nothing to bring people into the park. Look at how great American Thunder is, yet when you talk to locals they're still very much fixated on The Boss. Our park needs something BIG to really get people excited about the place.
  10. Hmm, tbh I like them both about the same! But I'll say Twister just because. Ferris Wheels or Sky Rides?
  11. The Oompa Loompa song from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory (It's on tv.)
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