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It's a pity they can't do this to SOB. Or maybe the word's largest bonfire?

 

I'm kidding myself, there's no way to really do that safely or in a controlled manner. I think it could spread too easily to the surrounding trees or a nearby structure.

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I hereby declare that every retired amusement ride should be blown up from now on.

 

I second this motion... All in favor say "I"

 

Like they do in Las Vegas when they demolish a building,make a big show out of it with lots of pyro!

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I know this is somewhat off-point (pun intended) and very random, but, for those who watched (and remember) the Gatekeeper "press conference" via in-person or computer, was the robed character that spoke to those attendees, some character from their Halloween event?

 

I meant to ask this question after the announcement and then forgot to post it. I guess I continue to contemplate the purpose of this robed, very Halloween-type character. And it is CP. And they sometimes lack strong theming. In any case, I needed to get this out there.

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I'm curious to know if there was a cost savings involved in demoing it this way vs. using a crane. They're still going to have to throw money at it to cut it up and remove the scrap, and controlled demolitions are not cheap. On the the flip side, renting a crane isn't cheap either.

 

Either way, that was pretty cool to watch!

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I'm curious to know if there was a cost savings involved in demoing it this way vs. using a crane. They're still going to have to throw money at it to cut it up and remove the scrap, and controlled demolitions are not cheap. On the the flip side, renting a crane isn't cheap either.

 

Either way, that was pretty cool to watch!

 

With as much money in scrap metal as that is, I wouldn't be surprised if it didn't cost CP a penny.

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And how many demolitions like this we see at theme parks? Not that many. I guess CP also wanted some publicity, and so they used this to keep the interest and buzz about GateKeeper going.

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I'd like to think they were all drinking at TGIF (at Hotel Breakers of course) one night and one of them said,

 

"Wouldn't it be kick ass if we put dynamite at the bottom of Space Spiral and just let it fall over like a tree?!?!"

 

And they had some pot stickers of course.

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It makes me feel better to think a survival would have been possible in something like that. Not likely, just possible.

 

They were showing the Space Spiral coming down on the news last night and, I don't know why, it still somewhat amazes me how the cabin rolled to the very top as the tower fell.

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If the windows were plexiglass, it would be cracked to hell. I'm sure the windows were made of thin scratch resistant polycarbonate. It doesn't break, it bends and it's very durable.

(Worked as a manufacturing analyst for a plastics company before I became a cop)

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^And given the fact that the windows have become so discolored over the years, I'm sure they're some sort of synthetic polymer. They'd also have to be break resistant to be installed on a ride that tall.

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