Friday, January 28, 2011

Invertigone



Invertigo, a Vekoma inverted Boomerang coaster, will be leaving California's Great America for another Cedar Fair property, according to a release from the theme park.

The park writes that the decision to move the ride was so that a new "opportunity" can be opened up at the park.  No further details on what may replace the ride were given, or what year the expansion could take place.

So now the big question is where will the ride move to?  My gut would tell me a smaller park like Michigan's Adventure, but then I remember that Geauga Lake's Boomerang ended up at Carowinds.  I guess I really can't call this one ahead of time with much ease.

Speculation has already started regarding if this is one of the first signs of Cedar Fair emptying the park before possibly selling it - perhaps as part of a deal to get away from the planned 49ers stadium.  That's all rumor at this point, and I think a big part of determining if it is true is if a replacement for Invertigo is really built.  If only my crystal ball wasn't covered in 14 inches of snow...


8 comments:

brassmonkey4288 said...

Scrapyard anyone?

Mike said...

I kinda agree... but if Cedar Fair spent a bunch of money doing a refurb after the ride got stuck I'm sure they'll put it in another park.

Screamscape's rumor that Dorney could receive it scares me... a lot.

CHILLERLC1 said...

It would be more insulting if it was a regular boomerang coming but the inverting models I think are more fun with the face to face cars. I thought SFA's Two Face was actually smoother. Invertigo was my second fav Invertigo. I don't really like the Kings Island one.

Matt said...

I saw this one video on YouTube that Kings Dominion might be receiving Invertigo!

Kevin said...

It's going to Dorney. Seasonal management already knows about it. They are placing it where Laser used to stand. They actually plan to have it open by the end of May. I'll be impressed if that actually happens.

Mike said...
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Tor said...

The rumor that it could go to Dorney scares me, too.
I mean, sure, it would fit over there, but having 3 inverts in a park with 7 coasters seems extremely redundant.
And having it open by late May? That seems extremely suspicious.

Matt said...

I have to agree with you guys now that Dorney Park is most likely to receive Invertigo then Kings Dominion.