Your Assistance Please

We need your help to battle spammers and also to keep our community user friendly.
PLEASE BE KIND TO OTHERS - Refrain from personal attacks. Avoid politics and harsh language whenever possible. If someone is violating our simple rules, DO NOT confront them, simply report the post.
STOP SPAMMERS - Report the post. DO NOT respond to them.

2017 is a year of renewal for us, we have lots of exciting changes on the way for you, but we don't have time to deal with trolls and spammers. If you find yourself suspended and need to plead your case, you will need to do so after your suspension. We are happy to address your concerns if you made a simple mistake. However, please note that those with a history of bad behavior and pushing our rules to the limit will not be given the courtesy of a reply.

MiceChat offers a number of ways for you to communicate and get involved. We offer Facebook Groups and Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. We have a front page filled with amazing content. We offer weekly meetups in the parks. Meets and events all over the world. Podcasts and videos. And we continue to maintain forums for your posting convenience. But with all those options, we can't be everywhere all the time. We need YOUR help. Please don't poke the trolls. Report posts and leave reputation. We'll do our best to keep the forums clean and active, but we can't do so without your help.

Thank you for your support folks, it's going to be a really fantastic year in the MiceChat world.
See more
See less

Six Flags CEO dishes on Bankruptcy, 2010 projects and more


Ad Widget

This topic is closed.
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Six Flags CEO dishes on Bankruptcy, 2010 projects and more

    No Bull: El Toro Builder to Revamp TX Coaster-Six Flags CEO Talks Rides and More

    During his second conference call with online journalists, Six Flags CEO Mark Shapiro fielded questions and talked about a number of topics, including the company's bankruptcy reorganization, 2009 performance, capital projects for 2010, and the 50th anniversary celebration planned for 2011. But the most interesting tidbit, at least for coaster fans, was probably his announcement about the renovation of the Texas Giant coaster at Six Flags Over Texas. The popular coaster at the original Six Flags park will get a $10-million makeover from the "creator of El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure," according to Shapiro.

    Although El Toro was designed by Intamin AG of Switzerland and Ing.-Buro Stengel of Germany and features a unique prefabricated track that delivers an incredibly smooth, airtime-filled ride (which I rate as one of the best wooden coasters in the world), the Six Flags CEO said that Rocky Mountain Amusements will handle the Texas Giant overhaul. The Idaho construction firm is known for building rides, rather than designing them. It's possible that Rocky Mountain Amusements was involved in building El Toro (the company did not return calls seeking more info), but it's unlikely it will be bringing the same prefabrication technology to the Texas project.

    It's more likely that the Texas Giant will retain its same layout and incorporate a conventional wooden track. While he declined to offer more details about the El Toro connection, Shapiro did say that the ride will feature the same steep banks that have always distinguished the Texas ride and that it will be "faster, smoother, and loaded with plenty of airtime for the coaster fanatics out there." He also said that the ride will be getting completely new track, new trains by the German manufacturer, Gerstlauer, a state-of-the-art magnetic braking system, and themeing for the queue and during the ride (translation: Fire up the flame throwers!). Six Flags Over Texas will throw a "Giant Farewell" weekend October 30 to November 1. The ride will then close and reopen February 2011 to kick off the company's 50th anniversary.
    MUCH more at the link including:

    Bankruptcy restructuring - 2009 performance - 2010 Capital Plans - 50th Anniversary

    * Thanks to MiceChat partner site Theme Park Review for the heads up on this story

Ad Widget