UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
jb19852
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 115
Joined: December 2011

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:57 pm

captain wrote:
TOGO + Stand Up + banking the wrong way for no reason =  :no:

Image


Why and how do parks build these damn things???
 
formula1fan

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:06 pm

^It's TOGO. Nothing more needs to be said. :lol:
 
SpinballEdders

Re: Strange Coasters

Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:48 am

Here's a coaster located in a Pizza Restraunt.

Image

notice in the above photo, there's also a frog hopper in the background

Image

view of the arcade

Image

another view of the arcade

the coaster's name is Adventure Express and is located in Riverside, California and there is another one located in Roseville, California.
 
Big Dave

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:17 am

Carpet coaster!
 
User avatar
BigAl
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2265
Joined: June 2010
Location: South East Cheshire
Contact:

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:06 pm

I need one of those for my living room! :P
 
User avatar
Charlee
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 147
Joined: December 2011
Location: Sandhurst

Re: Strange Coasters

Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:57 pm

Anyone heard of a ride called Nemesis at Alton Towers?

I always thought that Nemesis was such a weird coaster! Especially for a B&M Invert, they're normally very tall with large drops! But suppose that what makes Nemesis so great :D
I used to think I knew a lot about coasters, but then I joined this forum.
 
Big Dave

Re: Strange Coasters

Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:00 pm

Nemesis does have a fairly large drop, its just that you don't notice it when falling down the side of a cliff into the deep pit.
 
Blaze

Re: Strange Coasters

Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:06 pm

Over 100 foot in total isn't it?

Just don't notice it because it's so gradual and in 'stages'.
 
muttlee
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 29
Joined: October 2011
Location: Nottingham

Re: Strange Coasters

Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:10 pm

SpinballEdders wrote:
It may not be the strangest coaster, but take a look at this:
Image
it looks like a B&M invert, but it isn't ;) this a giovanola invert called Anaconda at Gold Reef City in South Africa


Sorry for going back a while, only just had a flick through this topic and saw the mention of Giovanola. I was lucky enough to go out to SA with work, and had a couple of visits to Gold Reef City. Anaconda is an excellent ride, very similar ride to a good B&M, and interestingly only 2 people wide trains.

For anyone interested I've some photos from the park on my facebook https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.467586571412.263181.590101412&type=3&l=71510b97be

As for strange coasters, the parks "home-made" dive machine "Tower Of Terror" http://www.rcdb.com/1481.htm is worth a mention as it was originally a lap bar ride with 45Deg lift hill, which they converted to a high speed lift and OTSRs.
 
SpinballEdders

Re: Strange Coasters

Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:24 pm

Very interesting, Muttlee. It's great to know that the ride is justas good as a B&M. Hopefully if I go to South Africa one day, I'll ride it. :)

now for coaster that may have the weirdest restriction ever:

Image

And you thought X:/WTF had a terrible restriction! :P

this is "looping" at Hili Fun City in UAE; the coaster is a Pinfari preZyklon T59. the coaster closed in 2010.
 
Bote
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1819
Joined: August 2009
Location: In the hall of the mountain king
Contact:

Re: Strange Coasters

Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:34 pm

Ahhh yes, I remember stumbling on that one once on RCDB :P

Men could ride it, they just used a different entrance. I'd imagine it's probably something to do with the culture in the area. I dunno about Dubai, but there are quite a few countries in that area where women are treated very differently :P

The parks other two coasters have a similar policy, with men and families using one entrance, and ladies the other.
Image
Image
 
SpinballEdders

Re: Strange Coasters

Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:42 pm

Here's the restrictions on the other two coasters Bote was talking about:

Hili Mouse; A Big Apple style coaster themed to a Mouse.

Image

and Twister Mountain; A Zamperla Wild Mouse:

Image
 
User avatar
BigAl
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2265
Joined: June 2010
Location: South East Cheshire
Contact:

Re: Strange Coasters

Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:44 pm

Another awful coaster. Another name fail as well!


HYPER KID Coaster :P

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

IMDB page: http://www.rcdb.com/3512.htm


No POV, sorry! Such a shame! :P
 
SpinballEdders

Re: Strange Coasters

Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:46 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you a Stand Up made by......... ARROW DYNAMICS! :D

Image

Looks Really dangerous and painful Fun to me :P This was Screamroller/EXT/Extremeroller at Worlds of Fun, the coaster opened in 1976 and was modified into a stand up in 1983, a few years later the Sit down trains were back and the coaster closed in 1988
 
Bote
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1819
Joined: August 2009
Location: In the hall of the mountain king
Contact:

Re: Strange Coasters

Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:54 pm

Image

Achtbaan
Speelpark Oud Valkeveen


I'm not even going to ask :P
Image
Image
 
Blaze

Re: Strange Coasters

Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:56 pm

Well that's, um, different...

What's it supposed to be, a big apple/super dragon with custom train front?
 
SpinballEdders

Re: Strange Coasters

Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:56 pm

He looks like he's melting
 
User avatar
BigAl
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2265
Joined: June 2010
Location: South East Cheshire
Contact:

Re: Strange Coasters

Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:14 pm

From the creators of the record breaking Kingda Ka and the world renowned Superman Escape from Krypton... I give you:

Image
Image
Image
Image

RCDB: http://www.rcdb.com/2428.htm
POV: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh5Yt8u5EDQ&feature=relmfu

Viper! :D



Tbh, it looks pretty good. :P It'd be a great starter coaster! :)
 
User avatar
Charlee
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 147
Joined: December 2011
Location: Sandhurst

Re: Strange Coasters

Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:54 pm

Awww its so cute, I want one :P, it looks pretty much like the Junior Coaster from RCT3.
I used to think I knew a lot about coasters, but then I joined this forum.
 
User avatar
Rollermad
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 424
Joined: March 2012
Location: North London

Re: Strange Coasters

Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:52 am

This is cool

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tSXd__P ... ata_player

Thanks Tpr : )
Image

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 13 guests