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Sequoia Adventure Gets a Refurbishment

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by CrashCoaster, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    According to Interlink's website, Sequoia Adventure at Gardaland is up for sale! The ride type and opening year matches perfectly. Does anyone know if this ride is planning on being removed?

    There are also some other interesting rides for sale on the site. I hope we'll see Dragon Challenge on there soon.

    Page:- http://www.interlink-lg.com/occasion.htm
     
  2. CanobieFan

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    roomraider Best Topic Starter

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    yeah the year doesn't match up quite but the pictures are Afterburner and it was just taken down.
     
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    While the coaster in the add probably wasn't Sequoia, the ride has been removed from the park's website after being down for most of the 2017 season. Not a huge miss if this gets removed, but a shame to lose a pretty unique ride for this part of the world.
    https://www.gardaparks.com/sequoia/
     
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  5. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Bastard. Spited when we went. Was testing in the morning and then just didn't open.
     
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    Will Member

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    I know I shouldn't say this when a ride is spited - but 'good' that's one less awful ride in the world. (2 of my bottom 11 now gone)
    Once again, it was a nice try from S&S at making something a bit different, but their success rate doing that is really not great...
     
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    Glad I got it last year ; wasn't awful, was just a bit "so what" I thought.
    Will not be missed.

    (did we spot that that same report was saying VR removed on Shamen/Magic Mountain - was only put on last year (wasn't working when I went in June)
     
  8. spicy

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    Won’t be missed the ride was vile.

    Believe Sequoia has the last use of the S&S shoulder, lap bar restraint system now that both Sky Swats have gone too.
    Which was also vile if your shoulders got pinned.
     
  9. Thekingin64

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    ^There's a few El Locos with those restraints as well I believe. Unless they've been replaced, the Flamingoland one had those restraints last time I was there.
     
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    Yeah, was my opinion too. A bit gross, but far less than one might expect. Ranks above Zacspins, Zyklons and Volares at least.
     
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    There's another Screaming Squirrel operating in China (Mysterious Island), I doubt that one has any different restrains.
     
  12. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Crappy restraints confirmed. I wonder how long that final model will last.
     
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    Ah yes, you are right. I forgot the older El Locos have the horrible shoulder part.
     
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    All the El Locos except Crazy Bird, Green Lantern, and El Loco have the shoulder restraints
     
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    So, half of them.
     
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    I asked the park for news about the attraction some month ago and after a long wait and a complaint message about their bad customer service the park decided to answer me:
    this was their answer (in italian):
    Gardaland is sayng that they are planing to "fix" the atraction but they still dont exactley know how, at the moment they are trying to find a way
    The park also confirmed that the coaster is going to stay cloased for the 2018 season
    Looks like they are not planning to scrap it or sell it
     
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    @iac17, rcdb info has also been updated in that the ride is set to reopen in 2019. We'll see how the progress with that is, but I'm not surprised that they are keeping it SBNO now, it's a Merlin park after all...
     
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    Colour me surprised. Was spited by it in the summer but it looked gross anyway.
     
  19. Pokemaniac

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    It is a coaster with a very small footprint, and such a high WTF factor that I could actually see them keeping it. It might not ride very well, or have a high capacity, or really do anything that interesting, but it looks so strange that it practically markets itself. A little cleaning, some fresh paint and possibly some new hardware, and it's ready to be marketed as the world's weirdest coaster once again.
     
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    I can't see how any roller coaster other than Sequoia could fit on that plot, unless they went with a Sky Rocket II or an Intamin Halfpipe or something.
     

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