I mean I'm not surprised that another park bought one, even with the bad press...but who's to say the bad press is accurate?
How many times has anyone on this board heard that Son of Beast has killed numerous people? I bet a lot of people and people will comment on news stories that report the truth with pure lies, saying WindSeeker killed 4 guys when they got stuck because they couldn't breathe, etc. Stories are released, i.e. Steel Hawk is going to be relocated from Knott's Berry Farm and it has a checkered past with the state of California releasing the ride for operation after the ride had stranded several people of 4 hours (when the same exact rides have been released to operate after an evacuation system has been placed for the rides) and people constantly think that the ride is going to kill people if it gets installed at Worlds of Fun (just a guess of ideas that may happen) or that the ride will strand people for 9 days, etc. and that results in bad press.
When in reality, the ride is safe, it is a machine, there may have been faults but the parks have the duty to maintain them as do the manufacturers when it comes to providing resources on solving problems.
I personally like the ride, as it provides a great view, a great way to cool off on a hot day, great capacity, low wait times, etc. So congrats to Adventureland for installing a great ride in my opinion.
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Total Coaster Count: 170
Top Ten Steel Coasters: 1, Leviathan (Canada's Wonderland) 2. Banshee (Kings Island) 3. Behemoth (Canada's Wonderland) 4. Diamondback (Kings Island) 5. Phantom's Revenge (Kennywood) 6. Millennium Force (Cedar Point) 7. Gatekeeper (Cedar Point) 8. Nitro (SFGAdv) 9. Skyrush (Hershey Park) 10. Intimidator 305 (Kings Dominion)
Top Ten Wooden Coasters: 1. Ravine Flyer II (Waldameer) 2. Beast (Kings Island) 3. Lightning Racer (Hershey Park) 4. Wildcat (Hershey Park) 5. Thunderhead (Dollywood) 6. El Toro (SFGAdv) 7. Twister (Knoebels) 8. Thunderbolt (Kennywood) 9. Jack Rabbit (Kennywood) 10. Sea Dragon (Columbus Zoo/Jungle Jack's Landing)