Monday, July 19, 2010

Scream Machine Fades To Black

The Great American Scream Machine gave its final rides last night at Six Flags Great Adventure. The coaster is being removed for a yet unnamed 2011 attraction after 22 seasons of thrilling riders at the park.

There is a nice photo trip report posted on the forums from last night that shows how the park sent the ride off to coaster heaven with a bang. I continually give parks mega-credit for celebrating a coaster's end, rather then abruptly closing it. We all like closure, right?

It sounds like deconstruction is scheduled to start sooner rather than later, so I'm sure we'll be following that progress soon enough as well.

Thanks for the rides, Scream Machine!