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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:39 am

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that first flying coaster in Manchester.

Ooooooh, Skytrak - good shout!
 
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:49 am

Great American Scream Machine at SFGAdv really looked amazing to me!

WillPS; Thriller isn't defunct, it's in the Schwarzkopf elephant graveyard, Mexico!
 
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:50 pm

Would love to have rode The Bobs at belle Vue near Manchester my parents where Avid speedway fans and this coaster sat at the side of Belle Views track so got to ride it many times, it's was supposed to be a evil woodie which in 1967 broke world records.It looks a great track lay out with some very tight turns it shut in 1970 after unfortunately not finding a buyer to move it. I will try to put a vid on as there is one floating around on you tube
http://youtube.com/watch?v=TIjI2jzfuXw

Hopefully the about link will work
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:01 pm

Big Bad Wolf
Moonsault
That woodie looks insane, so that too!
Son of Beast (when it had the loop) just to see what it felt like.
 
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:33 pm

Not sure if anyone has seen this site before but I have just found it quite fitting for these posts it has virtual reproductions of old lost uk wooden coasters here's the link(sorry if it been posted before).

Lostukcoasters.co.uk
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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:38 pm

Another coaster I'd liked to have gone on was Z-Force/Flashback that stood at Six Flags America, before going to Six Flags Georgia and then finally ending up at Six Flags Magic Mountain where it remained operating until 2003. It was finally demolished in 2007. It's an odd choice but the drops looked fantastic and the final helix was supposed to be very forceful. It did look a bit weird though, as did the old fashioned Intamin sitdown trains! :P

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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:18 pm

Bear wrote:
WillPS; Thriller isn't defunct, it's in the Schwarzkopf elephant graveyard, Mexico!
I think if we're accepting the original Space Mountain, the pre-SixFlags-modifications Thriller is worthy of a position. I have never seen a good review of the ride since it was totally reprofiled.
 
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Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:28 pm

Yeah I said Flashback. It looked really interesting. A lot of ride in a tiny space.

Can't believe I forgot Thriller. :oops:
 
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Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:11 pm

I forgot about Flashback, when I saw it in RCT2 I always wished there was a coaster cam to see how it would look like on ride, then I saw a on ride POV. Would of loved to ride it but apparently it was so rough and caused a lot of pain and headaches!
 
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Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:10 pm

It was also insanely loud. Put off the lifeguards at the water park apparently. There's pretty much a huge list on wikipedia about why it closed! :P
 
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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:21 pm

Flashback looks unique but in todays standards its a boring layout i think. It would be better to make it a dark coaster.
 
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Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:40 pm

Not sure if this counts, but what about the coasters left at Six Flags New Orleans? Imagine riding Jester and Mega Zeph in that eerie setting?

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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:32 pm

I imagine they'd be rather uncomfortable!
 
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Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:43 pm

Well Mega Zeph looked uncomfortable even before the park got flooded and abandoned. It's the idea of riding them in such a ghostly setting which is appealing, ignoring the ride experiences. Jester went backwards so that in itself would be an experience. :)
 
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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:34 pm

The Corkscrew at Alton Towers! Never got to go on that, unfortunately...
 
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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:46 am

I'd love to ride the roller coasters that were at the now non-existent and long forgot about American Adventure. This place is so close to where I live and I'll always have memories of visiting with my family, and seeing the coasters in all their glory. Sadly, being 6 years old and scared of my own shadow, I didn't even think about ever wanting to ride them  :lol: but now, I think they look pretty decent, especially when they were first built.
It's not just the roller coasters though, I'd like to turn back time for a bit and go back to that place, and experience it exactly how it was.
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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:53 am

Alton Corkscrew
Black Hole
If we can do flats, Energizer/Boneshaker
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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:29 am

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Alton Corkscrew
Black Hole
If we can do flats, Energizer/Boneshaker

We really do have a lot in common :lol:
 
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Re: Defunct coasters You've never ridden but would of like to.

Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:09 pm

lucy2244 wrote:
I'd love to ride the roller coasters that were at the now non-existent and long forgot about American Adventure.


That was my local park as well, although I had stopped visiting long before it closed, the place died a very slow and painful death indeed.

Don't forget though it's still possible to ride all the coasters that were once at the park, the excellent Missile is now Wipeout at Pleasurewood Hills and (I think) all the others still exist in one form or another although I reckon Twin Looper ended up in Poland.

I often wonder what the place would be like now if it had continued to operate and received decent investment.

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