Where Are The Rides Now?

First off, thanks for all the comments on the post about Opryland USA.  Unreal how much that park played a huge part in our lives.  As I kept reading the posts, people kept asking about where are the rides now.  Well, thanks to Susan Nichols, via FB, she directed me to a website that has where some of the rides are.  

Enjoy!

 

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Chaos

Opryland USA (NashvilleTennesseeUSA)

Removed, Operated from 3/25/1989 to 1997 

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Thrill

Make: Vekoma
Model: Other / Illusion

 

Statistics

Length: 2,620 ft
Inversions: 0
Duration: 2:00
Capacity: 1,400 riders per hour

Details

Relocations:

Opryland USA as Chaos

Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park as Chaos

Categories:

Enclosed

Cost:

$7,000,000 USD

Trains:

Single train with 40 cars. Riders are arranged inline in 2 rows for a total of 80 riders.

HANGMAN

Kong

 

Opryland USA (NashvilleTennesseeUSA)

Removed, Operated from 5/1/1995 to 1997 

Roller Coaster · Steel · Inverted · Extreme

Make: Vekoma
Model: SLC / SLC (689m Standard)

 

Statistics

Length: 2,260.5 ft
Height: 109.3 ft
Inversions: 5
Speed: 49.7 mph
Duration: 1:36
Elements: Roll Over
Sidewinder
Double In-Line Twist
Capacity: 1,040 riders per hour
Details
Relocations: Opryland USA as Hangman
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as Kong
Trains: 2 trains with 10 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.

 

ROCK n’ ROLLER COASTER

 

TIMBERTOPPER

 

Rock n’ Roller Coaster

Opryland USA (NashvilleTennesseeUSA)

Removed, Operated from 1972 to 1997 

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down

Make: Arrow Dynamics
Model: All Models / Mine Train

 

Statistics

Length: 2,000 ft
Height: 56 ft
Inversions: 0
Speed: 45 mph
Duration: 2:30
Elements: Lift Hill
Lift Hill

Details

Former names: Timber Topper
Relocations: Opryland USA as Rock n’ Roller Coaster
Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park as Rock n’ Roller Coaster
Great Escape as Canyon Blaster

 

 

 

Screamin’ Delta Demon

ScreaminDeltaDemon5

 

 

Opryland USA (NashvilleTennesseeUSA)

Removed, Operated from 1984 to 1997

Roller Coaster · Steel · Bobsled · Thrill

Make: Intamin AG
Model: Other / Swiss Bob

Details

Relocations: Opryland USA as Screamin’ Delta Demon
Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park as Screamin’ Delta Demon
Subcontractor: Giovanola

 

 

WABASH CANNONBALL

 

wabash-cannonball

 

 

Opryland USA (NashvilleTennesseeUSA)

Removed, Operated from 1975 to 1997 

Roller Coaster · Steel · Sit Down · Extreme

Make: Arrow Dynamics
Model: All Models / Corkscrew

 

Statistics

Length: 1,200 ft
Height: 70 ft
Inversions: 2
Speed: 50 mph
Elements: Double Corkscrew

Details

Relocations: Opryland USA as Wabash Cannonball
Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park as Wabash Cannonball

 

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So, there you have it.  They have found homes, I guess and have moved on to other people.  We should be happy that they are happy.  I don’t know, I am a damn mess right now.

Thank you again Susan Nichols for your help. 

@BIGJOEONTHEGO

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JUST UPDATED!

You guys are great.  This is a website that is more current than my crappy post.  MUST see if you want to know where they are.  

http://www.thrillhunter.com/WhereAreTheyNow.html

 

14 Comments

  1. Tick Bryan July 24, 2014 4:57 pm  Reply

    My brother and I were one of the very first to ride the Wabash Cannon Ball when it first opened to the public. There is still part of the Grizzly River Rampage near the parking lot at Opry Mills. It’s concrete shute that is still on the ground.

  2. Llbskt July 24, 2014 9:05 pm  Reply

    One of the Hangman signs used to be (may still be) in front of a biker bar on M’boro road across from Nissan in Smyrna.

    • Joe Dubin July 24, 2014 9:23 pm  Reply

      Interesting…thank you!

  3. Trevis Smith July 25, 2014 12:09 am  Reply

    Thursday, August 11, 1996 – At Old Indiana Fun Park in Thorntown, Indiana, a 57-year-old woman suffered fatal head injuries and a 4-year-old girl was paralyzed after a miniature train derailed and overturned as it approached a curve. Riders were spilled onto the ground and the two victims became crushed underneath the ride. It was reported that the train was traveling much faster than its design speed of 12 miles per hour. The ride operator attempted to apply the brakes as the train neared the curve, but claimed that they would not hold. Upon inspection of the ride, it was discovered that many of the ride’s brakes were either broken, missing, or not connected, and that most of the anti-derailment devices were missing. The speedometer was broken, as was the governor, which limits the speed of the train. Also, the track was littered with broken ride parts.
    Despite its operating condition, the ride had passed two state inspections in the 3-month period prior to the accident. After the accident, the safety inspector admitted that he was not qualified to inspect amusement rides.
    A state review of the park’s own records showed that the train had derailed 79 times in the 2 months prior to the accident. The train had derailed as many as 9 times in a single day.
    Owners of Old Indiana Fun Park admitted negligence, but denied knowing anything about the condition of the ride prior to the accident. They have since declared bankruptcy.
    Old Indiana Fun Park closed and was auctioned on February 22, 1997.

    • Joe Dubin July 25, 2014 4:28 pm  Reply

      Trevis, please give credit to Wiki since you stole it from there, You SOB!!!!

  4. tom July 26, 2014 1:10 am  Reply

    if you look none of the rides are in service at all anymore. 🙁

    • Joe Dubin July 26, 2014 2:30 am  Reply

      That is the ultimate burn, too….Terrible…

      • Thomas Jones July 26, 2014 2:38 am  Reply

        Doing very well. Next week is my last week. I liked chaos so much.

  5. Thomas Jones July 26, 2014 1:12 am  Reply

    but they! are all gone now. 🙁 I miss Opryland

    • Joe Dubin July 26, 2014 2:29 am  Reply

      Thomas, how is it going buddy?

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