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Former Great America rides - which ones would you bring back

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Postby Porkchop23 on October 15th, 2020, 8:09 am
This came up in my memories today. I took this picture 9 years ago. This was the former Tidal Wave, renamed “Greezed Lightnin’”, painted green, and left abandoned at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom. I’d bring it back for nostalgia.
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Postby ilrider on October 15th, 2020, 1:00 pm
^I would love this one back, definitely. I used to ride it over and over. Never had much of a line.

My other two are Sky Whirl (nice long break and great views) and Power Dive. That ride always freaked the heck out of me. The restraints were awful when they smashed them down on your lap, but when that thing went upside down, and all the change started falling out of pockets, you swore it was going to get stuck inverted, it moved so slowly at the top. Very thrilling ride. Was sad to see that one go.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on October 15th, 2020, 2:03 pm
ilrider wrote:^I would love this one back, definitely. I used to ride it over and over. Never had much of a line.

My other two are Sky Whirl (nice long break and great views) and Power Dive. That ride always freaked the heck out of me. The restraints were awful when they smashed them down on your lap, but when that thing went upside down, and all the change started falling out of pockets, you swore it was going to get stuck inverted, it moved so slowly at the top. Very thrilling ride. Was sad to see that one go.


I rode Power Dive a few times. I concur with your comments about that uncomfortable lapbar and the change falling out!!
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Postby ilrider on October 15th, 2020, 3:50 pm
CoasterRiderSC wrote:
ilrider wrote:^I would love this one back, definitely. I used to ride it over and over. Never had much of a line.

My other two are Sky Whirl (nice long break and great views) and Power Dive. That ride always freaked the heck out of me. The restraints were awful when they smashed them down on your lap, but when that thing went upside down, and all the change started falling out of pockets, you swore it was going to get stuck inverted, it moved so slowly at the top. Very thrilling ride. Was sad to see that one go.


I rode Power Dive a few times. I concur with your comments about that uncomfortable lapbar and the change falling out!!


If you remember, they purposely smashed the lap bar down really heavily on your, ahem, lap both before and after the ride, then the lap bar backed off a bit for the ride and released fully after the ride. Everyone would start yelling both times that happened, especially the guys. It was hilarious but very uncomfortable. The shoulder harness was also really heavy on the chest because it curved inward toward the chest and had a lot of weight to it. Got to love those Intamin restraints!
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