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My idea may be a little too similar to Twisted Timbers, but I'm thinking that if Grizzly still has some rough spots next year, they could give it the White Lightning treatment and retrack some sections with GCI's steel track.
 

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Random idea - buy back King Kobra and place it somewhere by Avalanche. Bonus points if they can have another ride go through the loop.
 
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funny that... there was at least one of those in storage.
 

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Oh really? I thought there were only a handful of the Shwarzkopf (sp?) shuttle loopers left, KD's only one was sold to some park in Mexico or South America somewhere?
 

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Oh really? I thought there were only a handful of the Shwarzkopf (sp?) shuttle loopers left, KD's only one was sold to some park in Mexico or South America somewhere?

It's been sold to multiple parks. All I know is it ended up at Alton Towers at some point, next to Nemesis
 

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I have had a weird obsession over these things since King Kobra left KD. I only got to ride it the one time and when I found out they moved it 3 times, the history and disposition of them was just facinating.

Wiki has a solid list of all of them and their statues. They built an even dozen and the group has been in 22 different locations...

It's been sold to multiple parks. All I know is it ended up at Alton Towers at some point, next to Nemesis
It has been in a total for 4 locations.

From the wiki article...
" The original King Kobra from Kings Dominion is the most traveled shuttle loop, having operated at Kings Dominion, Jolly Roger Amusement Park, Alton Towers and Hopi Hari "
Kentucky Kingdom had the pair from the old Marriott parks. I thought perhaps they were dualing... (that would have been cool) but it does not seem that was the case. I can only guess one was used for spare parts.
 

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Ooohhh KD should buy 2 and actually duel them - then the park can use the double dueling coasters in ads and whatnot
 

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Interestingly one has had its Fly Wheel removed and LIN's installed. That is dedication to an older ride. KD should do this...
 
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Interestingly one has had its Fly Wheel removed and LIN's installed. That is dedication to an older ride. KD should do this...
And I think that one was Psyke Underground at Walibi Belgium. They also replaced the trains on that one with Gerstlauer trains (which were also installed on Hershey's SooperDooperLooper).
 

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I wonder if they could refurb an older corkscrew or something into a shuttle loop, though my understanding is the Shwarzkopf versions have a more circular loop than the standard clothoid found on most rides so it was more intense.

Unfortunately I've not had the opportunity to ride any to know for sure.
 

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Ooohhh KD should buy 2 and actually duel them - then the park can use the double dueling coasters in ads and whatnot
Virginia's second interlocking loops attraction?
 
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Random idea - buy back King Kobra and place it somewhere by Avalanche. Bonus points if they can have another ride go through the loop.
I'd love that, I don't want to go to Brazil just for the former King Kobra.
 
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