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Pirate

Postby ozshowkid » Fri May 08, 2009 6:06 pm

Just letting everyone know that the pirate at seaworld is now for sale for 130k US, and is no longer opening at the park.
come one, come all, come in its time for a showtime spin

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Re: Pirate

Postby Zamperla » Fri May 08, 2009 6:12 pm

I am really surprised to hear this. You don't hear of parks selling their HUSS Pirates.A poor decision by Seaworld management in my opinion
- asking price is a bit steep too given it is not completely transportable.

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Re: Pirate

Postby Hurricane » Fri May 08, 2009 6:13 pm

Wow... I didn't know it was for SALE. I knew it was down for "extended maintenance" but that was it.
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Re: Pirate

Postby Top Gunner14 » Fri May 08, 2009 6:29 pm

Wow that is interesting. Hopefully it doesn't leave. And yeh, not the best option to sell it either, they are good park rides

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Re: Pirate

Postby Hurricane » Fri May 08, 2009 6:34 pm

I would not hold your breath on Pirate returning at Sea World. The website states: The Pirate Ship is closed until further notice.

Normally when a park says that... it's not coming back. and on the used-rides advert, it states that it was Decomissioned as well.
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Re: Pirate

Postby redhot » Fri May 08, 2009 7:01 pm

Thats not good to hear. Seaworld needs more rides not less.
Hurricane, whats the web address for the usedrides?
Carny's built this country, the carnival part of it anyway..."Homer Simpson"

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Re: Pirate

Postby Hurricane » Fri May 08, 2009 7:08 pm

www.usedrides.com

Search for "Pirate" and it's the 2nd entry down.
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Re: Pirate

Postby Paulie123 » Fri May 08, 2009 8:06 pm

Maybe Seaworld could buy Pirates Revenge (old Bountys Revenge from WLS) off Sunway Lagoon. :wink:
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Re: Pirate

Postby itsfun » Fri May 08, 2009 8:18 pm

Thats set up in a park in malasia now.I dont think so.......

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Re: Pirate

Postby Paulie123 » Fri May 08, 2009 8:28 pm

Yeah I know. Id just love to see one at Seaworld over the water.
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Re: Pirate

Postby Hurricane » Fri May 08, 2009 8:33 pm

Also, it would be too high. Sea World has VERY strict height regulations. Hence why the Sea World Eye was removed despite attempts by management to keep the ride. The only ride exempt from the 3 story high rule is the Corkscrew as it was built before the regulations by the Gold Coast City Council came into effect.
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Re: Pirate

Postby Paulie123 » Fri May 08, 2009 8:59 pm

Why the height limit? I guess that definately rules out a Manta clone.

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Re: Pirate

Postby Hurricane » Fri May 08, 2009 10:39 pm

Council regulations... Google "Save Our Spit"

And there is NO way a Manta Clone would fit at Sea World.
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Re: Pirate

Postby Paulie123 » Fri May 08, 2009 10:41 pm

That sucks for Seaworld. And yeah. Sarcasm ^ :wink: I know seaworld would never get a Flyer.
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Re: Pirate

Postby Top Gunner14 » Sat May 09, 2009 7:41 am

I don't think Seaworld will get any other flat park rides. Pirate was good, added something different to the animal park. And yeh theres no way Seaworld would buy Sunway's Pirate. I've heard its been going pretty well over there and yeh the height restrictions too

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Re: Pirate

Postby Paulie123 » Sat May 09, 2009 8:52 pm

Has anyone heard the horrible screeching sound it makes now? Dont ever remember it being like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blv7zTNMBuI
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Re: Pirate

Postby Top Gunner14 » Sun May 10, 2009 8:04 am

Yeh I watched that video and another just to make sure. Sounds shocking, always happens when the base of the ship makes contact with the tyres when the tyres are speeding up the ship.

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Re: Pirate

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:07 pm

Seaworld's PIRATE has been sold to Victorian park 'Funfields' and is set to open late this year... their website www.funfields.com.au has named the ride Blackbeard's Fury, but with a bit of luck they'll keep the PIRATE sign on.
Great news for us to have a permanent Huss Pirate operating in Victoria.
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Re: Pirate

Postby Top Gunner14 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:10 pm

That's good to hear its staying put in Australia. I've never heard of this park Huss, where abouts in Victoria is it?

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Re: Pirate

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:55 pm

bout 50minutes outside the city... it's a toboggan park, with go karts, and water slides...
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Re: Pirate

Postby Top Gunner14 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:12 pm

Ahh ok kind of like Jamberoo Action Park south of Sydney. That's what they need, some sort of flat thrill ride like that

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Re: Pirate

Postby Space Roller Freak » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:22 pm

Interesting to hear. Good to have a good Huss ride in vic.


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Re: Pirate

Postby HUSSRAINBOW » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:29 pm

2 Pirates.... sounds great I say....
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Re: Pirate

Postby Zamperla » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:02 pm

I'm told Pirate is now up and running at Fun Fields. I've never been before, but this sounds like a good excuse to visit, a small park like this will get outstanding value from an attraction like this.


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