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Great group. Great song. Just flashing back (Have had a tendency to do that when looking at this site:) on some of the other songs I remember the operators playing. Another one that popped into my mind was Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do." That was in 1977. I remember a guy sitting a row in front of us saying we should have been allowed to ride the whole time during the duration of the song. It's a 15-minute song!!! The ride operator started laughing so hard. He said something like, "If I did that, you guys would have passed out spinning around all this time." Oh, the memories!

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One time I rode one of those Rotor-like UFO rides at Wildwood... the operator kept us spinning through the entire Lyin' Eyes by The Eagles. The song went on and on and on! It was brutal!

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The structure is still up, but gutted on the inside, i wonder when the rest of it will be removed?

 

Ah, the Musik Express is no longer for sale now! Interesting!

 

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As of the last we heard the STRUCTURE still stands, but the ride vehicles were sold (or sent to another park) at the start of last season. The problem with re-opening Musik Express is it would need to be relocated into an open area of the park and new cars purchased for it. My understanding is the cars would cost almost as much as buying the ride new. The same goes for Autobahn which is why they won't be returning anytime soon.

 

Until attendance increases Old Country will not be re-opening either (at least not in the form it was. Supposedly there are plans to redevelop the whole area, but there are no details as to what or when they redevelop it.

 

I don't see they'll be replacing Musik Express anytime soon since the Jolly Roger is essentially the same ride.

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I don't see they'll be replacing Musik Express anytime soon since the Jolly Roger is essentially the same ride.

 

 

If I had to choose one to keep it would be Jolly Roger anyway.

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After learning some new details we are moving the Musik Express from SBNO (standing but not operating) status on our Spotlight to defunct. While the ride structure still stands vacant the rest of the ride has been sent on to assist a similar ride in another Six Flags park. (Magic Mountain can return the favor by sending us their Sky Tower!) :P

 

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It would be nice to see Great Adventure get a new Music Express. A quick search looks like they could get a used one for $250,000:

http://www.usedrides.com/ViewAd.aspx?Ad=21033&view=i

That doesn't seem too bad compared to the millions for a new major ride or coaster.

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Ok i just wasnt sure if they were using ours as an example or they were actually using some parts lol.

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So I was on the ferris wheel today and looked over into Old Country... The Musik Express is gone! :(

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So I was on the ferris wheel today and looked over into Old Country... The Musik Express is gone! :(

Its about time. Its been torn up and broken for years. Although that section was rarely opened so it makes sense to not tear it down right away. Makes me think they cleared it because possibly holiday in the park may go into that area and didn't want the eyesore.

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Hmm...fences to frame a walkway...something is for sure coming in that area wether it is just open as a walkway or something for FF or HITP.

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I doubt it. They probably would've announced it. Don't think they'd open that area for just one ride either. When that section opens i feel like it'll be because a major coaster or a flat package. It would be a giant dead space from that area all the way to Batman/Dark Knight since there are no other attractions or rides for gust to stop at.

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Even though I have missed the ride, I'm glad to see the area is clear if it was never going to reopen.

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