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Old October 8th, 2012, 01:06 AM
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There was no wasted time getting this ride out, there's nothing left down there except for the concrete foundations. Did hear some speculation that it's actually being moved to another park, but rumors are rumors and they carry about as much weight as a Space Shuttle in orbit. Now that I think of it, I never rode it...
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Old October 8th, 2012, 02:52 AM
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It will be moved to Six Flags St. Louis and renamed Boomerang.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 08:19 AM
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No way they'd pass up the opportunity to recycle at least ONE ride this year
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Old October 14th, 2012, 03:25 AM
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It just seems weird to me that's it actually cheaper to tear down a ride, pack it, ship it and reassemble it in another park!
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Old October 14th, 2012, 12:08 PM
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It just seems weird to me that's it actually cheaper to tear down a ride, pack it, ship it and reassemble it in another park!
Carnivals and people that provide rides for state and county fairs move rides all of the time. Some of those rides can get pretty big. Schwarzkopf, who made the Big Bend, even had some traveling looping coasters. Wild Mice rides were usually made to move around. Think of them as just giant Tinker Toys. (I guess that's K'Nex for you young 'ens.)(I could go back all the way to Erector Sets, but then I know some of you would be lost)
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Old October 15th, 2012, 12:09 AM
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It just seems weird to me that's it actually cheaper to tear down a ride, pack it, ship it and reassemble it in another park!
It always costs more to create a new ride than it does to move one. The majority of the materials are already assembled, all that's needed is the foundation and a few relatively minor adjustments to make it fit in its new home.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Carnivals and people that provide rides for state and county fairs move rides all of the time. Some of those rides can get pretty big. Schwarzkopf, who made the Big Bend, even had some traveling looping coasters. Wild Mice rides were usually made to move around. Think of them as just giant Tinker Toys. (I guess that's K'Nex for you young 'ens.)(I could go back all the way to Erector Sets, but then I know some of you would be lost)
I had something similar to Erector, but instead of using nuts and bolts, it had a little rivet gun and used rubber rivets. I don't know what it was called, though... my grandmother got it at a garage sale and it didn't have a box. It was pretty cool, though.
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Old October 15th, 2012, 10:08 PM
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I had something similar to Erector, but instead of using nuts and bolts, it had a little rivet gun and used rubber rivets. I don't know what it was called, though... my grandmother got it at a garage sale and it didn't have a box. It was pretty cool, though.
That sounds familiar. Was it this?
http://www.thestrong.org/online-coll...p/1/17/105.872
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Old October 16th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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YES!

Thanks, it was making me crazy trying to remember what it was called.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 01:16 AM
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Well Flashback is no longer at SFOT. All the repainting has been done and it's all but got a sign that says "Boomerang" for it's new location in St Louis.
It's in the process of being loaded up and shipped out this week. One last peek at it for you guys who spent countless summers running it:

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