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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby beatle11 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:50 pm

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:18 pm

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wlmoorer wrote:I am always disappointed that I never had the chance to visit this park before it closed...its a shame that Houston (the forth largest metro population in the US) does not have a major regional park!


Me neither...the sad part is that my grandparents live in Houston and I visit them every summer...and we didn't make it to Astroworld once :(

But does anyone know what happened to each coaster? I know Greezed Lightning is in storage and a couple of them were scrapped, but what about the others? Specifically I want to know about Batman: The Escape and Viper if anyone knows anything.


B:TE sits in pieces at DL,UT sits in pieces at SFA while only the SLC was put back into operation recently at la ronde & all the remaining coasters were scrapped save for mayan mindbender & GL,which have yet to go back into operation either.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:06 pm

KDCOASTERFAN wrote:
disney4me2001 wrote:
wlmoorer wrote:I am always disappointed that I never had the chance to visit this park before it closed...its a shame that Houston (the forth largest metro population in the US) does not have a major regional park!


Me neither...the sad part is that my grandparents live in Houston and I visit them every summer...and we didn't make it to Astroworld once :(

But does anyone know what happened to each coaster? I know Greezed Lightning is in storage and a couple of them were scrapped, but what about the others? Specifically I want to know about Batman: The Escape and Viper if anyone knows anything.


B:TE sits in pieces at DL,UT sits in pieces at SFA while only the SLC was put back into operation recently at la ronde & all the remaining coasters were scrapped save for mayan mindbender & GL,which have yet to go back into operation either.


The Mayan Mindbender now operates outdoors as the Hornet at Wonderland Amusement Park in Armarillo, TX.
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby TheRapidsNerd » Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:21 am

Shane,
I'd heard a rumor a while back that Orient Express had some small but vital part break, and there was no replacement part, no company to make/supply replacement, and no other means to create a replacement. Wish I could remember where I heard this rumor or had more specifics for you. If OE was Arrow, and it was in the middle of all the shuffle/S&S stuff, this is all plausible.

Hope this helps and offers some insight at least. Great work as always on this archive. Cheers!

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby Mozart67 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:24 am

lol the Incredidome! That sort of thing was pretty common then: SFoT had one called "Chevy Show", I remember. It was good, but Circlevision 360 it was not. Thanks for the Orient Express pictures, though. Until I rode Superman at SFNE in 2000, OE was my favorite coaster, steel or wood. I do have to say that the "kamikaze loop" element was much rougher than the rest of the ride; sort of a scaled down version of what I imagine Moonsault Scramble might have been like..cept less brutal.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby eddie200330 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:15 pm

Shane, I tried PMing you the info you needed, but they are stuck in my outbox???

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby linearinduction » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:45 am

TheRapidsNerd wrote:Shane,
I'd heard a rumor a while back that Orient Express had some small but vital part break, and there was no replacement part, no company to make/supply replacement, and no other means to create a replacement. Wish I could remember where I heard this rumor or had more specifics for you. If OE was Arrow, and it was in the middle of all the shuffle/S&S stuff, this is all plausible.

Hope this helps and offers some insight at least. Great work as always on this archive. Cheers!
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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby ebl » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:43 pm

Knott's had El Cinema Grande out in the middle of the lake for a few years (early '80s). It sounds like the Incredidome was very much like it.

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby disney4me2001 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:15 pm

linearinduction wrote:P.S. - Shane, Please Purchase Greezed Lightnin' Already for Cowabunga Bay. Thank You! :lmao:


YES! I'd love to see this ride back in action, especially since I didn't get to ride it at Astroworld! =)

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Re: Shane's Amusement Attic

Postby montezooma » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:37 pm

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