View Full Version : Great American Scream Machine's last run is announced by Six Flags Great Adventure
07-05-2010, 08:28 PM
<img src="http://www.thrillnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/images.jpg" border="0" alt="" />Today Six Flags Great Adventure announced via its Facebook page that its iconic roller coaster the Great American Scream Machine will close foreve... Click here to read more... (http://www.thrillnetwork.com/news/3844/great-american-scream-machines-last-patriotic-run-announced-by-six-flags-great-adventure.html)
07-05-2010, 09:36 PM
Let's hope it finds a new home that's not the ride graveyard.
07-05-2010, 10:34 PM
I want it to have a better fate than Shockwave. Shockwave sat in pieces for a year or two before an excavator with a claw or blade chewed it up for scrap, kind of what happened to SFGADV's VIPER. There was joy watching VIPER go down. The track, supports for that ride got ripped apart while still assembled! The station fortunately was handled with care for its eventual transformation for use with El Toro.
Here's a link to the contest:
Scream Machine Sendoff contest! | Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140057992672991#)!
07-06-2010, 12:02 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing this ride get thrown away. It's ancient, painful, and not that fun.
If we're gonna start melting down these things, I'll throw Anaconda into the fire.
07-06-2010, 02:04 PM
You guys are such sissy's for not liking old school arrow rides! ;)
I do love them...Loch Ness Monster and um, well, um.
07-06-2010, 02:47 PM
I have no problem with the old school arrows. but I don;t see GASM going anywhere else. It simply uses too much room.
Though I'm not thrilled with the rummer that Chang is the replacement.Will they rip into more parking lot or will more rides come out(parachute tower, top spin). will another large scale coaster cause more flats to be removed to equalize operating coasts.
07-06-2010, 03:27 PM
Oh man, I'm glad I was able to pick up GASM in this year's draft. I'll have to remember to pick up Chang next year, because no one else drafts painful coasters, just those that kill.
The layout of GASM looked cool, I'll have to try my hand at a re-creation on RCT2 sometime.
It's funny how my opinion of these coasters has changed over time.
I used to think SFMM's Viper was the most amazing looking looper. Now I realize it's probably terribly rough like the other Arrow loopers I've been on. I do like most of them, but they just are rather jarring in some of the transitions.
07-06-2010, 07:21 PM
I have to lead more towards Katie's opinion recently. In the last season or so I didn't slam into the restraint going up into the MCBR. In the past yes, it's been treacherous.
07-06-2010, 08:04 PM
Well, I see the world's worst kept secret is finally out in the open. They have it on their official website too now, not just Facebook. Soooo, now the rumors shall start on what will be the next big attraction. It would be UN-SFGAdvlike (is that a word) to add a flat on <ACRONYM style="CURSOR: default" title="Great American Scream Machine">GASM</ACRONYM>'s plot with all that land it took up. So, what shall it be. Chang maybe? Or maybe a coaster we wouldn't expect them to build there (ahem, Giga). But regardless <ACRONYM style="CURSOR: default" title="Great American Scream Machine">GASM</ACRONYM> time was up and like most other parks, Arrow coasters are slowly starting to disappear. The roughness gets the best of everyone (and I'm not a sissy either Katie.lol). The only smooth Arrow looper I know of is Tennesee Tornado and that thing runs like it is on glass. I was truly shocked and impressed. I highly doubt they will try to sell this coaster. I mean it is over 20 years old and well past its' shelf life. Even the smallest of parks wouldn't buy it. But I surely hope they don't play the, "we will let it rot in the corner of the park for years" game like they did with other coasters. Anyways, can't wait to hear the 2011 plans.
07-07-2010, 06:02 PM
i can say i was glad to have ridden it. It was a creative coaster but gimmicky as all hell. half the coaster is lifted off the ground to support it's tallest statement. Arrows are on the way out.
07-07-2010, 06:06 PM
Speaking of all that raised track just to reach that same sized as all the others first loop, that reminded me of Steel Phantom. Kennywood said goodbye to the Phantom, GASM's relative, almost 10 years ago! I shouldn't be surprised that Pittsburgh beat Philly to the chase again.
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