Texas Tornado In India Truth or Fiction

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Texas Tornado In India Truth or Fiction

Postby AndrewEdwards » 30 Jan 2003, 22:31

Can anyone add to this little mystery. Ive been passed a message that the Texas Tornado that exisited at Frontierland (or at least part of it including lift hill and a train) have been relocated to India and may be rebuilt in some shape or form but including the remains of the TT. Interesting story, but i cannot get anyone to confirm this and BPB are not available to comment
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Postby Andrew » 31 Jan 2003, 00:01

Hia Andrew,

I run the Frontierland Remembered website, which is being refurbished and being made very different to include the Morecambe amusement parks from the beginning.

With the Texas Tornado story, I was a little excited with this, however, here is the truth.

A replica of the Southport Cyclone is being built in India and the trains of the Texas Tornado will be running on the ride. I took the liberty of finding out about it and thats what I was told.

A bit disapointing really, as we already have the Cyclone, and a new Texas Tornado would be nice :) The ride is aparently meant to be built with steel frame work and wooden track.

Hope this helps

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Postby AndrewEdwards » 31 Jan 2003, 11:52

Thanks Andrew

At least the TT Trains get to live on, i guess that is one good thing. But a rebuild of the TT would have been better, its been a long time missed already
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Postby Andrew » 31 Jan 2003, 18:13

AndrewEdwards wrote:Thanks Andrew

At least the TT Trains get to live on, i guess that is one good thing. But a rebuild of the TT would have been better, its been a long time missed already


Don't remind me :cry:

I hope my website can do the park some justice.

Thanks

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Postby Nick » 31 Jan 2003, 23:03

As far as I know the TT structure was scrapped (the only remaining pieces of wood are those stored at BPB). I inspected the ride just before it closed and it was found to be in excellent condition. There was surprisingly little rotting wood. It could have been rebuilt, but I suppose that would have been costly, especially when compared to the price of a new steel ride.

Unfortunately, I don't think Morecambe has recovered from the closure of Frontierland. I visited last year in July and it was deserted.
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Postby David » 01 Feb 2003, 15:34

No the coaster is not in India but there is a park with several BPB copies including the Flying Machine, Zipper Dipper and Water Chute.
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Postby Andrew » 01 Feb 2003, 20:54

I visited Frontierland much through 2001 and a bit of 2002 as well. The site is basically the same with no new development. I think Morecambe's days are over, have been for a few years now.

The Midland Hotel has been bought again and is to re-open I hear.

David, what other parks have copy's of BPB rides? Would be interested to know. Thanks in advance.

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Postby David » 01 Feb 2003, 22:16

Can't think of any other parks off the top of my head.

But here is some more information on the Zipper Dipper

http://www.esselworld.com/esselworld/zipperdipper.htm
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Postby Andrew » 02 Feb 2003, 17:51

David wrote:Can't think of any other parks off the top of my head.

But here is some more information on the Zipper Dipper

http://www.esselworld.com/esselworld/zipperdipper.htm


Thanks for that link David. Quite funny that being in India as well. I remember hearing a rumour ages ago that the Pepsi Max Big One was going there! lol

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