Jump to content
29yrswithaGApass

Evolution

Recommended Posts

I wish they made modifications to it so it can always operate. But St. Louis did that and now it always runs.

Edited by SFGAdv10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out the video below. This guy is my hero... what an INCREDIBLE Lego model of Evolution (which is even better than the one removed from Youtube above)! Be sure to watch the whole thing, especially the night lighting scene that starts at 2:30. The lighting patterns are EXACTLY what Great Adventure use to have when the ride was at our park.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bmax, I completely concur. VARIETY brought the people to GA in the 70s and early 80s. I live about 20 minutes from Magic Mountain. Every time I drive past it, all I see are roller coasters all over the place. Love roller coasters (all kinds), but I'm looking at more variety when paying those kind of ticket prices. When the guys put up these spotlights of some of those classic rides in GA's history, it brings a great big smile.

 

There's a link I posted in the history of other parks here that shows that SFMM used to have some really cool non coaster rides, seems like SFGAdv and SFMM are in the same boat. Both have lots of coasters but lacking in family flat rides. In Lampoon's Vacation you can see SFMM's old skyride in Wally World.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out the video below. This guy is my hero... what an INCREDIBLE Lego model of Evolution (which is even better than the one removed from Youtube above)! Be sure to watch the whole thing, especially the night lighting scene that starts at 2:30. The lighting patterns are EXACTLY what Great Adventure use to have when the ride was at our park.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h4-HBCurl0&feature=player_embedded

 

 

During the first few seconds of this video the model's cars raise up as the main arm retracts into itself. This motion didn't occur at Great Adventure but looking at the photo below it seems like the ride surely could have if it was programmed to do so. It seems the arm is permanently retracted. Interesting.

 

19990235%20copy.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to Six Flags St.Louis' webpage, Xcalibur (aka Evolution) is closed:

 

 

Xcalibur
Experience a royal rush as you watch the past and future collide on Xcalibur. This exciting, time-warped excursion harkens you back to yon the glory days of King Arthur's Round Table. Prepare thyself for the slinging action of a catapult, combined with wildly looping mayhem.

Xcalibur is temporarily closed.

 

  • Dangle in a gondola from a giant spinning wheel
  • While in the gondola, get catapulted 113 feet in the air
  • Repeat the Xtreme journey on the way back

 

XCALIBUR BY THE NUMBERS

 

Height Restrictions min. 54" Ride Category Thrill (More like this) Introduced Spring 2003 Height over 11-story tall Number of Gondolas 16 Capacity Per Ride 64 Manufacturer Nauta Bussnik Baily

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Check out this photo of our Evolution while it was still in Europe. Now we can see where all those extra signs and logos were originally placed on the ride! It is hard to believe that it took 16 trailers to transport this ride.

 

evo1.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Reports from Six Flags St Louis claim the Xcalibur (Evolution) hasn’t opened all season and the cars have been removed from the ride.  I hope this doesn’t signal the end of the line for this unique ride.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's a shame to see, if it's listed for sale I guess it's unlikely it won't be relocated within the chain unless maybe it doesn't sell?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, 29yrswithaGApass said:

This is the pamphlet from Six Flags St. Louis in 2003 which promoted Great Adventure's Evolution ride relocated to Missouri as Xcalibur.

It is rumored that the ride will have a DC Comics name/theme when it reopens in 2020.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/31/2019 at 9:31 PM, Medusa42 said:

It is rumored that the ride will have a DC Comics name/theme when it reopens in 2020.

Joker's Wildcard? They don't have a Joker coaster so its possible as Fiesta Texas used that for their Zamperla Discovery

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kinda awesome to see this ride still getting some (probably much needed) love two decades after its debut.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...