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Return Of The Six Flags Ride Rotation Program?

By on 08/04/2011

There are lots of rumors circulating out there about what new rides we’ll see in 2012, what rides are going away, and what rides we’ll see moved to other parks. I heard a rumor several months ago that Six Flags was going to be bringing back their ride rotation program that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The program was a cost effective way for Six Flags to introduce new roller coasters in each of their parks every couple of years by relocating a coaster from an existing park. This gave people the chance to experience a new coaster in their home park without Six Flags having the expense of a brand new coaster. It also prevented Six Flags from having to use any more real estate at any given park than they were already using.

The rumor around my local park of Magic Mountain (read more here) is that Deja Vu is going to be relocated to Six Flags New England. Another rumor is that Iron Wolf is going to be removed from Six Flags Great America and sent to Six Flags America. Most recently, we’ve heard that Pandemonium is going to be removed from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and sent to another park. With all these changes, is this the return of the ride rotation program? It sure looks that way to me, but I guess time will tell. What do you think?


  1. JIMMY

    08/04/2011 at 6:52 pm

    Magic Mountain was just crowned the king of coasters of the whole wide world, breaking yet again, a world record also. It would not be a smart thing to remove Deja Vu to fall back and give the crown to Cedar… way. I hope they don’t.

    • admin

      08/05/2011 at 7:11 am

      I don’t think they’d relinquish the title that fast either, which means they’d have to add another coaster to replace it. I was thinking Pandemonium from SFDK would be a good addition to the park, since it doesn’t have a spinning coaster, but it’s got a lower throughput than Deja Vu does. Pandemonium can handle 720 people/hour and Deja Vu can handle 870 pph, but that’s assuming maximum efficiency which SFMM isn’t known for. They need something that goes through people much faster than that.

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