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2 hours ago, matt112986 said:

He asked for a source on The Bat not Vortex. You don't know when it will reach the end of it's service life or if that will be the stated reason for closure. Unless you have a source to prove otherwise.

Arrow Dynamics roller coaster's service life is 32 years according to Don Helbig, so The Bat which is an Arrow Dynamics roller coaster will reach the end of it's service life in 3 years.

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Imagine if a Son of Beast reboot actually were to happen. The storyline could be a fun one with him being gone since 2009, found in the wild and recaptured, coming back with an even greater ferocity to be free again after having a taste of it for the last 13 years ( tack on more years to that if a resurrection were to come to life ). 
 

This of course pertains to if they decided to use the old station for a resurrection or if they decide to use it for anything at all other than a haunt. 
 

I suppose only time will tell if it will always stand as a reminder of what was or if it will ever be home to something incredible. 

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23 hours ago, Dan said:

Arrow Dynamics roller coaster's service life is 32 years according to Don Helbig, so The Bat which is an Arrow Dynamics roller coaster will reach the end of it's service life in 3 years.

It depends on the track layout and forces it takes. Corkscrew at CP is still going strong, but it's not even half the coaster Vortex was for intensity's sake. Mechanical engineering seldomly has universal metrics between vastly differing machines. Vortex was very large and produced a lot of g-force. It was only going to last so long before it tore itself apart.

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1 hour ago, PKIDelirium said:

Lousy location aside, it's not even a good station. It's just a high-off-the-ground bunch of steel and concrete with chain link around the platform.

I could see it torn down soon and make way for a whole revamp to that area of the park, that's what needs work the most in Action Zone. 

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On 4/7/2022 at 8:43 AM, purdude86 said:

I agree. It would probably need too much work and would limit them, even if only minimally, on layouts. Given how long it has sat there unused besides Haunt I feel it would probably need too much work to reuse for something as intensive as a coaster station and as you mentioned there is nothing special about the station itself to make it worth keeping. I do however think that they would easily build something there with both Bat and Banshee if they wanted, Bat gets pretty low at that turnaround so you could easily have a lift hill go over it and then have a break run/return track come back between Bat and Banshee. This layout could still work even with the SoB station.

 

As for The Vortex station, I do wish they had kept it as it was iconic. I hope that if they do build a new coaster there they recreate the station building or something similar to it.

I mean if for some reason The Bat did get replaced (hopefully never! Long live Top Gun!)I could see reusing the sotb station if it's actually still intact. 

I wouldn't put it past them to still have The Vortex station in storage somewhere in different pieces. It might resurface at some point. I mean the Skylab booth resurfaced as a prop in the Orion que line...why they had been hanging onto that for all those years who knows! 

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On 6/24/2022 at 12:10 AM, johnjniehaus said:

I mean if for some reason The Bat did get replaced (hopefully never! Long live Top Gun!)I could see reusing the sotb station if it's actually still intact. 

I wouldn't put it past them to still have The Vortex station in storage somewhere in different pieces. It might resurface at some point. I mean the Skylab booth resurfaced as a prop in the Orion que line...why they had been hanging onto that for all those years who knows! 

Where in line is it located? That's pretty cool!

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