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Everything posted by Metsfan0618

  1. Morey's has listed their Sky Coaster from Surfside Pier and their Wisdom Tornado for sale on IRM rides. https://m.facebook.com/pages/IRM-Rides/159151417432031
  2. What do you mean by that? Making Great Escape officially Six Flags Great Escape. Even though it's not officially flagged I have noticed an increase in the use of "Six Flags Great Escape" in media ads and different souveneirs.
  3. Hopefully that's the case. I had emailed Morey's last year (August) after my trip about the new coaster and the response I got was from Dino Fazio, Morey's Director of Operations. He said: "The wooden coaster we are planning is still in the planning stages. Unfortunately, the investment level is so great that we have not yet been able to finalize construction start and opening dates. I would not expect to see the ride built and operational until 2016 at the earliest. The most important thing that can happen to help us move forward is for it to stop raining. "
  4. ^^could be Darien Lake, Great Escape, among a few others.
  5. A lot of times it's to reduce the stress of the train on the chain. That's what the infamous B&M pre-drops were for- until they found a way to make it work.
  6. That was my mistake- $250,000 for the annual costs with Lake Compounce's model- they have the 32 seat version. For Skyhawk at Cedar Point the price tag number floating around was $6 million for the ride itself for the 40 seat version- Lake Compounce's version ended up being $3 million with installation costs.
  7. As nice as a Screamin' Swing would be, the costs are outrageous. You're going to pay over a million for the ride itself, and $500,000 a year in maintenance costs on top of that. Hence why a lot of them are uocharge. But on the flip side, I've ridden the 4 person per arm version at Morey's Piers and it was an incredible ride experience.
  8. Everything in the waterpark is original to the park.
  9. Yes Nightmare was scrapped. Some of the adult flats were relocated from Gaslight Village, Wood's other park just up the street. And to answer your question about the rides relocated, no not every ride is relocated, not hardly, but many are.
  10. Six Flags wouldn't close TGE unless they really had to. The park is the company's "ATM". The park draws 800,000-900,000 anually (Per town board meetings- TGE also reported attendance at a little over 1 million in the early 2000's during their board meetings for new rides). Like stated before, there is no competition for the park unless you count Darien Lake but that's also hours away. Also like stated above, it doesn't take huge investments to keep people coming back and SFI knows that. The park is also in a tourist destination that draws a ton of people. The tourists with big vacation pockets play a huge role at TGE. I'd be willing to bet they'd close a bigger park before TGE. Similar to the sell off a few years ago- note TGE was never on that list. Comet is a draw in itself.
  11. I don't think that will happen. I saw all the sites a few days ago and some of them hadn't even been started. What do I know though, they could've done them quick.
  12. Nope hes right. The coaster will be almost identical, if not identical to Superman Ultimate Flight at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Just wait and see.
  13. Maybe you should read a little better because no where in my post did I say Six Flags owns it. Didn't know I needed a link to something from my own head.
  14. All this talk about erecting the coaster in storage is great but we don't even know if Darien Lake has rights to the coaster. Six Flags could very well have put it in their sale clause to PARC in 2007 to store it there until they find a new home for it or scrap it- or Six Flags could be paying Darien Lake to keep it there.
  15. If you are going to hit SFNE, then you might as well go hit the Great Escape. Riding The Comet is worth it just in itself. They have some nice rides and a great waterpark. Plus it's sort of in the middle of SFNE and Darien Lake.
  16. Like stated above, then you're crazy. Nothing beats the atmosphere, the friendliness, and everything else. And no, it's not only one of the best because there aren't many seaside parks left. Its great because they have a big selection of rides that cater to ALL ages, some unique rides and like stated above atmosphere and friendliness AND cleanness. ...It's a full scale park despite it's seaside location. And with the construction of the new coaster happening now, it will just make the park that much better.
  17. This must be the "Program 6" on Condor's then. A guy who used to run the Condor at the Great Escape explained all the different programs and everything once and he mention Program 6 as being the best one, but they only ran it occasionally because every 1 out of 10 times, Program 6 would make the ride stall and they would have to manually lower the gondolas down the tower. Maybe they fixed the issues with Program 6 or something.
  18. ^Yeah Cannonball Express usually runs with music. Sadly, it only runs forward. Six Flags took out the backwards control option of the control panel so it can only run forward now. Also, here's a video of Condor's intense program, which unfortunately you didn't get to experience. It doesn't look bad from the ground but once you're on it you get the full experience.
  19. Funny you should mention that. My brother was on the outside lane last year and upon exiting the enclosed section, he almost did the same. He said it was scary and he went up the wall pretty far.
  20. Cliffhanger is 65ft. despite its 60ft. height listing. I too agree skyboxes are awesome. I was actually scared to try Cliffhanger last year. As for Twisted Racer (mat racer) I think I was expecting more. It's very short (obviously to be expected) but still very fun. The 1st portion is pitch black and somewhat disorienting and the drop into the finish line provides a nice almost weightless feeling. I prefer a Twisted Racer style slide over the regular bump one just because of the dark section.
  21. Ah, based on your description, they must not have been running the intense program on Condor. They started it a year or two ago and usually run it. Weird they weren't. The cycle usually goes at a medium speed up and down the tower and then when it reaches the top, the arms stop and just the cars spin at top speed to the point where you're almost graying out. Other than that, Nice TR!
  22. ^That survey is just a universal survey for all the parks. I took that survey for all different parks and they were all the exact same. Could be Six Flags just getting a feel for new concepts.
  23. Nice to see Canyon Blaster get some decent reviews for a change. Steamin' Demon isn't too bad if you brace yourself for the corkscrews. You get some pretty good forces on the loop. I love Bobsled for some reason-it just has a quirkiness I like. Interesting you like the front better on the Comet. I personally prefer the back just because of the forces you get from the speed of the lift and being pulled over the top on the lift hill. Sounds like you had a nice day.
  24. ^ the second train hasn't arrived yet. Screamscape reported it will be delivered in the next 2 weeks and then testing on the 2nd train will go from there.
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