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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby vacoaster09 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:04 am

^Yeah, I was thinking KK.... You are right about AstroWorld's. Last I heard it was just laying around just like Batman is laying at Darien Lake.
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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby Hriscay » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:58 am

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vacoaster09 wrote:Greezed' Lightning is gone! There's no way it's coming back.


It's been sitting around, waiting for someone to piece it back together. Still I count 5 coasters, a dark ride, a swing ride. AHH :b


I see several other flat rides and also a drop tower! If this is what they are going to do, it is so much more than what I expected.
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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby boardwalkbullet91507 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:14 pm

I also count 5 coasters. According to the key, we have Greezed Lightnin' (I really hope this happens), Mine Train coaster, kiddie coaster, wood coaster, and steel coaster. This is very exciting! I always thought that regardless of what people said Greezed Lighnin' would never come to this park; I think I stand corrected.

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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby A.J. » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:22 pm

Hriscay wrote:
vacoaster09 wrote:Greezed' Lightning is gone! There's no way it's coming back. Especially the way it was cut up... The dates on the docs says Oct 2013... the person creating these plans wasn't following the status of the ride.


Are you thinking the one from Kentucky Kingdom? That one was dismantled poorly, but last I heard i though the one from Astroworld was just sitting around and waiting to be put back together like the guy above me said.


Also keep in mind that Gerstlauer just recently did a full refurbishment of both Sooperdooperlooper AND Turbine, so it's completely possible for us to see a rebirth of Greezed Lightnin'.
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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby BigBomer » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:24 pm

Meteornotes wrote:Anyone know if there's a team already in place for their baseball stadium?

I still don't understand why Houston would need two minor league teams... ;)

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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby Hriscay » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:38 pm

BigBomer wrote:
Meteornotes wrote:Anyone know if there's a team already in place for their baseball stadium?

I still don't understand why Houston would need two minor league teams... ;)


I still don't understand why LA or NY need two Major League Baseball Teams....
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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby johnychen » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:50 pm

I saw pieces of the Greezed Lightnin at Larson International, Inc. near Lubbock over the summer. That's where the roller coaster museum is at the moment. I believe they had refurbished the trains and everything was kept in good shape. Originally it was going to Joyland who bought it but then recently Joyland was trading Greezed Lightnin with Cliff's in New Mexico for another ride. I guess Grand Texas must have bought it.

If it does come back it would be 10 years since Greezed Lightnin ran. Looks like Houston may finally get a major amusement park.
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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby Dragon Khan » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:10 pm

A.J. wrote:
Hriscay wrote:
vacoaster09 wrote:Greezed' Lightning is gone! There's no way it's coming back. Especially the way it was cut up... The dates on the docs says Oct 2013... the person creating these plans wasn't following the status of the ride.


Are you thinking the one from Kentucky Kingdom? That one was dismantled poorly, but last I heard i though the one from Astroworld was just sitting around and waiting to be put back together like the guy above me said.


Also keep in mind that Gerstlauer just recently did a full refurbishment of both Sooperdooperlooper AND Turbine, so it's completely possible for us to see a rebirth of Greezed Lightnin'.



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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby Hriscay » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:18 pm

Dragon Khan wrote:
A.J. wrote:
Hriscay wrote:
vacoaster09 wrote:Greezed' Lightning is gone! There's no way it's coming back. Especially the way it was cut up... The dates on the docs says Oct 2013... the person creating these plans wasn't following the status of the ride.


Are you thinking the one from Kentucky Kingdom? That one was dismantled poorly, but last I heard i though the one from Astroworld was just sitting around and waiting to be put back together like the guy above me said.


Also keep in mind that Gerstlauer just recently did a full refurbishment of both Sooperdooperlooper AND Turbine, so it's completely possible for us to see a rebirth of Greezed Lightnin'.



Ha inv. Ridden PSYKE UNDERGROUND, my biggest hope is they do not go the lsm way. Please restore the flywheel launch, which IMHO is what makes the shuttle's charm. Admittedly what they did in Wavre is better than nada but I would kill to have an original closer to home... Hopefully that's what you texans get


Thank you, I agree 100%. It would be a shame to re-do the ride with LSM's. No matter what we've lost one schwarzkop, Viper. Lets not lose another if we have the chance to save it.
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Re: New Park in Houston Area

Postby hydra » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:25 pm

Im really hoping for the best with this one. Looks really promising.

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