Just Published: Theme Park Insider: 2016 Year in Review
I wouldn't mind seeing Mr. Toad's Wild Ride make a comeback!
-Back to the Future
-Adventure Thru Inner Space (I've always wondered what this was like since it closed before my time)
-Swiss Family Treehouse
-Kingdom of the Dinosaurs
-Space Mountain-De la terre a la lune (another ride I never got the chance to try)
I'd also love to see GCI recreate the Crystal Beach Cyclone. From pictures, that looks like the ultimate wood twister coaster.
I'd like to see KD's Hypersonic aand GAdv's Ultra Twister resurrected, but with a little more of a ride after the climb and drop.
Also I'd love for someone to rebuild...knowing what we do now about restraints and safety...the legendary but dangerous Cyclones from Revere Beach, MA and Crystal Beach, ONT.
And I thought Disaster Transport's predecessor was called Avalanche *WALK*? ;)
I would also like to see someone do something with the Ozark Wildcat down at the now defunct Celebration City theme park in Branson, MO. It breaks my heart every time I drive past this dead coaster while visiting Silver Dollar City!
From a Disney perspective: I would like to see a return of Body Wars, Cranium Command, and Horizons, of course.
And finally, for Universal, just one change: actual dueling trains on Dueling Dragons/Dragon Challenge. I still can't believe Universal gave up so easily on this once proud coaster.
Me and my dad are going to Islands of Adventure soon and he's never been. I'm disappointed he won't get to see what it used to be.
Maybe not as the actual Arrow coaster, but as a B&M creation. Busch Gardens gave up on Drachen Fire way too early. It was pretty rough, but it wasn't even 10 when it came down. I would love too see it as a B&M coaster, but not Arrow again, so maybe I'm bending the rules a bit. But I just wish BGW was a little more patient and waited a year.
Shooting Star at Coney Island
This was a great wooden coaster that came down partially because of Kings Island. I wish I got the chance to ride it, because people say it was a great ride.
Mister Twister 1
Though it was basically impossible, I wish this one could have been relocated. Or, at least, an exact copy could have replaced it at the new location. Mister Twister 2 just simply doesn't deserve "Mister Twister" in it's name.
Zippin Pippin at Belmont Park
A true classic in my state. Can't blame the park for this one, when a place runs out of money, they run out of money.
Batman and Robin: The Chiller
Despite it's technical problems, Chiller seemed like a pretty cool coaster. The lap bars made it a really fun ride. I get my wish here, it's being re-built at "Beto Carrero World" in Brazil. Brazil? Maybe I won't get to ride it again...
I don't know of Belmont Park, but the only Zippin' Pippin listed on RCDB was Elvis' favorite coaster, located at Libertyland in your home state. And the only Belmont Park listed is in California.
If that IS the one to which you're referring, you got your wish last year..the Zippin' Pippin was rebuilt at bay Beach in Wisconsin.
If that's not the one you were referring to, my bad.
Libertyland. It's clear I never went there. I wasn't sure what it was called. but I said it anyway. Yes, the one I meant is the one Elvis liked. You're right, I didn't know it was rebuilt. I remember hearing it might have gone to Dollywood, and I think this would have been much better. It'd stay in Tennessee, and it'd go to a much more popular park, in which it would be there to stay. I'm just glad it was rebuilt at all, though. It is a classic, and it would attract people wherever it is.
I suppose we never give safety on any rides enough consideration.......particularly the more genteel ones like Skyride even though they are still , obviously , potentially dangerous.
Anyway , for all that , maybe Mike could generate a decent theme park made up from all these old redundant rides and attractions that we're coming up with. A kind of Scrapyard Park.
I'd also like to add my votes to bring back some of those already mentioned :
BTTF ( but with Harry Potter technology )
Alien Encounter ( as was )
Perilous Plunge ( with some theming ! )
King Kong ( with advanced ride through plus the 3D experience )
For the right price....or an unlimited Waffle House gift card!
Space Spiral..Dorney has nothing of the type.
Disaster Transport...Dorney has no indoor or bobsled coaster.
Perilous Plunge..Well, Dorney DOES have a reasonable facsimile. But like MeatLoaf said..Two Outta Three Ain't Bad.
But remember, my food of choice at Waffle House is NOT waffles...
We're talking Texas bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits.
I'm anticipating no Waffle House for me next weekend when I hit PA and OH..they have locations in those states, but I don't recall ever seeing any in the areas I'll be in :(
I'll eat it before I go on Dorney's coasters and spinners...why should a Shoot-the-Chutes be any different? :)
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