This is obviously more than just a “maintenance” issue. Something is terribly wrong with the ride as a whole for them to be getting rid of it.If Volcano were closed this coming season for maintenance, I'm almost positive it would re-open with no issues in 2020.
Well said. Feel the very same. The first time I rode it the launch and first inversion were great. After that they lost their pizzaz to me.I did not love or hate the ride. It was exciting the first time I rode it, but I had only ever been on one other Liner Magnetic type launch. After the first time it really lost its luster. Further exasperating the issue, I just am not a invert guy. Sure I rode it as long as I fit but I never left an emotional connection with me. Frankly for a pure aesthetics POV I always thought it did visually scale with the mountain. To me, the mountain always felt about 1/4 if not more as big as it needed to be. But that is just a personal thing.
Personally I would love to see a return to some dark rides akin to what was there before. I know that is 180 degrees out of phase with what it likely, but it is what I would prefer. If the park desires another coaster, and I am certain they do, they should consider the vast land that they have not used, over by Old VA for example and the the mountain to a different fate.
Just food for thought, wasn't CF staring to add a moving Dark Ride to all their parks? Could the mountain be a good location for that kind of thing?
I don't think FoF is in danger. It's still reliable. VBC had some deep seeded issues.Here is another thought that has scared me. If Cedar Fair has been removing rides that are maintenance costly and no longer popular, do you think it's possible that this could be Flight of Fear's last season? If so, it would devastate me because it's the reason I continue to visit KD. Or is removing two rides, a little too risky for the company to do? If FOF was removed, they would have a big spot to fill. Or would you consider FOF a ride that guests still like?