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From what I see at the park, Wheelie can get lines as long as some of the main coasters. It's also a lot of peoples favorite non coaster ride. I don't think they would remove such a popular ride, but you never know...

 

 

That's how Wagon Wheel at Fiesta Texas was but with Iron Rattler announced, it seems as if Wagon Wheel's removal had nothing to do with Iron Rattler (atleast directly...). I mean i could understand why they'd remove it for construction but permanently? I hate how Six Flags is starting to remove some of their better flat rides.

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Here's his quote from when the ride was announced:

 

We haven't announced where in the park it will be (more to come later this season)... but I bet a few people on here can figure out the general area. I can say that the top of the ride will be within 2-feet of Goliath's lift height when you take into consideration the elevation change in the park.

 

Typhoon Twister will be located near the Activity Pool at SFWW (adjacent to First Aid / Season Pass Processing).

 

 

The fact the park won't say where it is being built buy did announce where SFWW's new slide is going kind of says it all....

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Wait, Wheelie's 35?

 

Anyway, the only thing SFOG can do now to make up for this monstrosity is to remove Ninja after next season. Anyone agree?

 

No. Well, I'm sure people do, but the ride is just fine. The reputation it has among lemmings who post on park/coaster message boards is incredibly exaggerated. Ninja covers SFOG's megalooper category.

It certainly wouldn't make sense to get rid of it to make room for a Star Flyer- those rides need nowhere near the amount of space that Ninja sits on (and it's over water to boot). Wheelie, on the other hand, is older than time itself and occupies a plot of land just right for a Star Flyer.

 

There is a silver lining to this- they could have taken it out and replaced it with a coaster or nothing at all, like some other parks in the chain are known to do. At least here it's being replaced by another flat ride.

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Anyway, the only thing SFOG can do now to make up for this monstrosity is to remove Ninja after next season. Anyone agree?

You guys and your Vekomas, always looking for excuses to get rid of them. I've never ridden Ninja, but if the new Vekoma trains can make Great Nor'Easter re-rideable and Sidewinder bearable (at least to me!), I'd say to put 'em on there in a year or two. I for one totally think that Ninja's layout looks wacky and fun.

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You all do remember me telling everyone to make sure you rode Wheelie during Deep South Bash, right? We even had ERT on it!

 

--Robb "Things happen for a reason..." Alvey

 

I remember that.....and now I wish I had ridden it during DSB! Hopefully, it will be open when I am at SFOG on the 5th and 6th and I can get a last ride in.

 

Although it is a shame to see one of the old original flats from SFOG's past go, using the location for a StarFlyer does make sense. As some have said, at least they are replacing one flat ride with another.

 

Now I just want to see a B&M replace Ninja.....

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I'll be there on the 29th and 30th, and will for sure try and ride it one last time.

 

For the record, I've always thought Ninja, despite being a little rough, always at least looked cool. There's something about it's tall spaghetti-bowl style layout that makes it intriguing. It could also be the black and red paint job, which I've always thought looked really good on its trains.

Too bad looks don't make the ride.

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^It's like a Black Widow: beautiful to look at, but packs one hell of a nasty bite-at least, in my opinion.

 

I have only ridden it once this year, and when I did it was towards the back of the train; I greyed out during part of the ride, and got jostled around a few times as well. In all fairness, the new trains do improve it slightly.

 

I do wonder if Wheelie is leaving permanently, either for another SF park or spare parts, or, if it might pop up elsewhere in the park at a later date.

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Hey, who here remembers the Great Air Racer that once stood where agoraphobia stands now? I stumbled across this old picture from Joyrides.com. It's kind of like an older, quirky version of the sky screamers today. I think I only rode this once, and the one thing I remember was that the wind was blowing right in my face, and I couldn't open my eyes. It could've been the wings of the planes.

Anyways, given that SFOG is now getting a SkyScreamer, it'll be kinda like the Air Racer reincarnated!

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Photo courtesy of joyrides.com

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Hey, who here remembers the Great Air Racer that once stood where agoraphobia stands now? I stumbled across this old picture from Joyrides.com. It's kind of like an older, quirky version of the sky screamers today. I think I only rode this once, and the one thing I remember was that the wind was blowing right in my face, and I couldn't open my eyes. It could've been the wings of the planes.

Anyways, given that SFOG is now getting a SkyScreamer, it'll be kinda like the Air Racer reincarnated!

So it is.

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