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Space World Japan To Close In December 2017

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by roomraider, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Peet

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    Sad about Titan but I'd have been astonished if any park had wanted to buy it. It's weird that they were in such a rush to demolish the station but nothing else!
     
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    Might have been where most of the copper and precious metals (in all of the electronics and controls) were located, meaning fastest revenue input.

    That, or they wanted to get that 'fiddly' stuff out before rolling in the big demolition equipment. :p
     
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    You're probably onto something here. There's a few coasters in still operating Asian parks that have had the station removed, but the rest of the ride was left standing.
     
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    And just like that, the link no longer works, it sends me to a 404. The page no longer exists. Meaning Zaturn has been sold!
    I'm wondering where it will turn up.
     
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    It was most likely sold some time ago since it was dismantled way before the rest of the park, presumably so it could be shipped to its new owners.
     
  6. roomraider

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    Well to be fair Titan was not 200 feet......................
     
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    First thing that looks like one I guess, but don't forget good ol' Moonsault Scramble.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI

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    Would be nice if they could ship the comfy-looking S&S trains from this to Blackpool and plonk them on their Arrow hyper.
     
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    Not really on board with that idea. They may look comfy but there's a weird rigid feeling to it all and it rides with the grace of a cardboard box down a staircase. Having music could be a laugh though.
    Don't see a problem with the current trains to be honest.
     
  12. roomraider

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    So heres something interesting. A reply to my VHCoasters post on Twitter.
    For context this is the guy who posted the pictures of Titan being taken apart originally and runs runs a Twitter page that oftens covers the dismanatling of the park.

    The main thing here is the suggestion that Zaturn went to the Netherlands. If it did.... where in the world would it have gone?
    I am thinking that perhaps theres a 2nd hand ride merchant there?
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    I have to admit, that was my thought too.

    That or... Toverland?
     
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    BillyBird of course. Right up their street.

    Would be nice if one of the Hokkaido parks picks up Venus. Not too far from home.
     
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    Isn't there that place that refurbished the 2 old boomerangs recently? Can't remember their name but could they have acquired it?
     
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    "Most amusement rides" (a la the recent knotts and pleasure island boomerang refurbs) near Slagharen would fit that description. Next time anyone goes keep an eye out!
     
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    This was my first thought too. However I got a friend to look at the Most factory site on Terraserver (paid for high res and high temporal resolution satellite server if you are wondering) and Zaturn does not appear to be at Most at least in Aug/Sep last year which is many months after it left Space World. Not saying Most didnt get it but its a bit of evidence they didnt.
     
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    Interesting research! We'll have to keep a collective lookout!
     
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    I cant even think a park in the Netherlands that Could get or afford Zaturn.

    Efteling - Just NO
    Walibi Holland - Getting an RMC
    Toverland - Cant see it
    Drieviet - I hope not and too close to the city i guess
    Avonturenpark Hellendoorn - Maybe?
    Julianatoren - Getting an SBF spinner. An Intamin isnt on the cards.
    Duinrell - Oh come on. unless its themed to a tree.

    No other park is big enough to support or i guess afford Zaturn in my opinion. Dutch members of CF berate me :)
     
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    Slagharen? Haha wild lasso launch

    Can't see it anywhere tbh. The only park where it "fits" the lineup is Walibi and I think they're pretty busy building an RMC so refurb is my top choice at the moment.
     

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