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Check this out. The original concept model for Phantom Theater. A true piece of history. 
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Owner (who is not me) is entertaining offers. Seeking $300. PM me if interested and I will put you in contact with them. First come first serve unless someone is willing to pitch a higher offer. 

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I could pore over this model for hours... so many great details, and such a great tool for visualizing how expansive and intricate Phantom Theater was... especially for a regional park.

One interesting piece is this knight, shortly after the big show scene. I'm fairly confident that it was never included in the actual attraction - in its place was the floating white dress, which is in the next room in the model. I wonder if the knight ever made it into production and why it was ultimately cut.

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Super amazing. Rick Bastrup (President of R&R Designs) told me that the model was “lost somewhere along the road,” so it’s nice to see that it has survived somewhere after all these years! A real shame that it’s being sold and will never be seen by the public instead of donated to a museum, though.

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6 minutes ago, KIghostguy said:

Super amazing. Rick Bastrup (President of R&R Designs) told me that the model was “lost somewhere along the road,” so it’s nice to see that it has survived somewhere after all these years! A real shame that it’s being sold and will never be seen by the public instead of donated to a museum, though.

It’s the person’s own property. If they obtained it legally, they can do whatever they want with it. 

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Super amazing. Rick Bastrup (President of R&R Designs) told me that the model was “lost somewhere along the road,” so it’s nice to see that it has survived somewhere after all these years! A real shame that it’s being sold and will never be seen by the public instead of donated to a museum, though.

Tells you there is more than one side to every story. ;)


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52 minutes ago, KIghostguy said:

Super amazing. Rick Bastrup (President of R&R Designs) told me that the model was “lost somewhere along the road,” so it’s nice to see that it has survived somewhere after all these years! A real shame that it’s being sold and will never be seen by the public instead of donated to a museum, though.

It was never lost. It was purchased legitimately from the park at a full timers auction a few years ago. In fact, someone has recently told me they saw it in storage as late as 2013.  I think by “lost” he means he didn’t know where it was. Trust me, if KI had a museum that’s exactly where this thing would be headed.

For those who don’t know, the park used to (may still, I don’t know) end each year by auctioning off certain pieces of park memorabilia that had sat for years in storage. The proceeds would go it charity. 

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1 hour ago, BoddaH1994 said:

It was never lost. It was purchased legitimately from the park at a full timers auction a few years ago. In fact, someone has recently told me they saw it in storage as late as 2013.  I think by “lost” he means he didn’t know where it was. Trust me, if KI had a museum that’s exactly where this thing would be headed.

For those who don’t know, the park used to (may still, I don’t know) end each year by auctioning off certain pieces of park memorabilia that had sat for years in storage. The proceeds would go it charity. 

The park still does internal, employee-only, property auctions/sales.  Not sure if they are annual, or season ending, but they do still happen.

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20 hours ago, BoddaH1994 said:

It was never lost. It was purchased legitimately from the park at a full timers auction a few years ago. In fact, someone has recently told me they saw it in storage as late as 2013.  I think by “lost” he means he didn’t know where it was. Trust me, if KI had a museum that’s exactly where this thing would be headed.

For those who don’t know, the park used to (may still, I don’t know) end each year by auctioning off certain pieces of park memorabilia that had sat for years in storage. The proceeds would go it charity. 

Do you by chance know where the long lost cars for the original Bat disappeared to?

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23 hours ago, CorkscrewMcPuke said:

Do you by chance know where the long lost cars for the original Bat disappeared to?

There's been a long-standing rumor that one car from "The Bat" survived and is in the personal collection of someone formerly affiliated with the park.  However I've never personally seen any proof.  I would assume the other cars were all scrapped or taken by Arrow back to their plant in Utah when they removed the coaster.  For a few seasons, remnants of the brake fins & shocks were stored in a crate in the bottom floor of the Vortex station building.  The crate was later pulled out (circa mid-late 1990's) from under the building and left visible in the empty queue area underneath the station.  I personally saw the crate several times, but could not see into it well enough to identify if it was actually parts from "The Bat."

The "heads" from the front of the cars were removed and sold at auction by the park.  At least 3... that I know of... are still in the hands of collectors.

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If I had somewhere large enough to store it & display it, that'd be a cool piece to own.  It's one of those "totally awesome it still exists, but I don't know what to do with it" items.

I can confirm the crate Shaggy references.  Wish I had spent some time digging through it when I had the chance.

Always wanted a "Bat" head!

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On 12/10/2020 at 2:28 PM, Shaggy said:

There's been a long-standing rumor that one car from "The Bat" survived and is in the personal collection of someone formerly affiliated with the park.  However I've never personally seen any proof.  I would assume the other cars were all scrapped or taken by Arrow back to their plant in Utah when they removed the coaster.  For a few seasons, remnants of the brake fins & shocks were stored in a crate in the bottom floor of the Vortex station building.  The crate was later pulled out (circa mid-late 1990's) from under the building and left visible in the empty queue area underneath the station.  I personally saw the crate several times, but could not see into it well enough to identify if it was actually parts from "The Bat."

The "heads" from the front of the cars were removed and sold at auction by the park.  At least 3... that I know of... are still in the hands of collectors.

Bless you, Shaggy.

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On 12/8/2020 at 3:33 PM, BoddaH1994 said:

Check this out. The original concept model for Phantom Theater. A true piece of history. 
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Owner (who is not me) is entertaining offers. Seeking $300. PM me if interested and I will put you in contact with them. First come first serve unless someone is willing to pitch a higher offer. 

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I am definitely interested in purchasing this model if it is still available. Even though the ride is no longer there, this model will make my life complete! Thanks for the awesome photos! 

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This is ABSOLUTELY amazing. Thank you for posting it! I am a big fan. I have always loved Phantom Theater. It is a masterpiece and the music is so amazing to me. You say the owner of this is accepting offers? Is this still available? Please let me know!

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