|The Rodeo Stampede
was one of the 27 new attractions added to the park for the 1999 season
and the War On Lines. The Huss Breakdance ride was given a
theme to match the area it was added to in the park, with bull shaped
ride vehicles and a central bull figure.
The ride was located in front of the Viper, and took over part of the coaster's original queue area which was no longer needed as the lines had diminished with the coaster's waning popularity.
Rodeo Stampede was given rustic fences and matching queue area to fit in with the ghost town look of the Viper's ride area. For safety a tall fence was required around the ride which partially obscured it from view to passers-by along the pathway, only allowing occasional glimpses of the rear ends of the bull shaped ride vehicles as they spun past.
The entrance to Rodeo Stampede took the place of the Viper entrance, with the Viper queue being moved off to the side. This often caused confusion as riders would walk into the wrong queue, or if one ride or the other was closed for some reason, many guests would think both rides were closed. The high fence around Rodeo Stampede also obscured Viper's entrance to people approaching from the bridge, and many guests simply jumped over the fences and walked across the landscaping to get onto the coaster's line since they couldn't see the entrance.
Click the placard below to watch video of
The Rodeo Stampede
At Six Flags Great Adventure
|Rodeo Stampede like
many of the other flat rides added as part of the War On Lines saw
limited operations in its time at the park, a victim of lack of staffing
combined with mandatory closures to add additional safety devices like
seatbelts and small doors on the sides of the cows.
In fall of 2005 the Rodeo Stampede closed and was dismantled in preparation for the construction of El Toro and the Plaza del Carnaval area for the 2006 season.
The ride was moved to Six Flags Over Texas to become a "new" ride for the 2006 season, and continues to operate there today as Rodeo.