700 ft Coaster?

Sunday, December 1, 2002 5:15 PM
I was watching West Coasters on the Travel Channel tonight, and at the end, the ACE guy said that Arrow currently had plans to build a 700 foot coaster. Was this guy serious or was he just kidding?

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Sunday, December 1, 2002 5:16 PM

Arrow was contracted by Stratosphere in Los Vegas to build such a ride down the side of the tower, but the local planning authority and city council wouldn't let the hotel build the ride, so it never happened.

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Sunday, December 1, 2002 5:16 PM
He was talking about the Fishhook off fo the Stratosphere Tower, but they wouldn't approve it so, it isn't happening.
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Monday, December 2, 2002 12:51 PM

what exactly is the fishhook coaster like?

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Monday, December 2, 2002 1:09 PM
Tekno...

http://www.lvrj.com/lvrj_home/2001/Sep-07-Fri-2001/photos/news.jpg

It looks like this. This is the model version that was submitted to the committy that turned it down. BTW, what's up with the guy looking at it?


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*** This post was edited by Soggy on 12/2/2002. ***

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Monday, December 2, 2002 2:43 PM
That looks sweet. Too bad it wasn't built. What was the exact reason it was disapproved?

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Monday, December 2, 2002 3:04 PM
That ride looks awesome. Does the end track really stop right their. won't the train fly off the track?
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Monday, December 2, 2002 3:16 PM
No, its like a shuttle, gravity and other forces will slow it down and bring it back, it would go up and down each tower unti it stops!

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Monday, December 2, 2002 3:23 PM
Where would the trains load? I'm assuming it wouldn't load vertically...

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Monday, December 2, 2002 5:39 PM
My guess would be that it loaded at the valley and was lifted up the taller side.

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Monday, December 2, 2002 5:44 PM
I thought they had a coaster on top of that tower?
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Monday, December 2, 2002 5:53 PM

WOW! Maybe the idea will return in the future? That looks INSANE!

Tina

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Monday, December 2, 2002 6:08 PM
I don't know about this new 700ft thing, but did anyone see the computer generated thing about the flipping mechanism of X. That was awesome. They went pretty in debth on the development of the 4D concept and explained every portion of X to the smallest degree. Very enteresting stuff.

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Monday, December 2, 2002 7:32 PM
Damn, i missed the show :( What other rides/coasters did it feature?
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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 4:45 AM

Derrick Whitsett said:
That ride looks awesome. Does the end track really stop right their. won't the train fly off the track?


If it is built by Arrow, you can be almost sure that it would fly off the track or that there would be major mechanical issues.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 5:04 AM
Do you honestly think that any company would build a ride if they thought it was going to fly off the track? What kind of question is that??

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*** This post was edited by Travio on 12/3/2002. ***

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 5:42 AM

Arrow is the most innovative (and I said innovative) coaster company there is. Anyone who's ridden X knows that. We're talking true innovation, not just a larger or twistier version of an existing coaster...

Stratosphere is presently coming up with a proposal to have the fishhook go down the west side of the tower instead of the east side which has the zoning problem. Oh, and the cars load at the top around 750-800 ft and get pulled back up by cable.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 5:53 AM

Casanova13, the coaster that is already there is basically a small ride that just goes around AT the top....the *fishhook* would drop off the side. The people working the desk at Stratosphere indicated that they ARE still fighting the city, and coming up with *alternatives* that include (but are not limited to, lol) a shorter drop, enclosing the ride, moving it to the other side of the tower, etc., etc.

From ALL indications, the Stratosphere people have NOT given up yet....so I won't give up either...:)

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 6:29 AM

And now for a CoasterBuzz classic thread...where people laugh and laugh at the very idea of a 700' coaster, yours truly comes along and raises Cain (for a change?) and all sorts of other silly stuff happens.

- See single Jeff trolling for babes!

- See posters swear that riders' heads would explode! Okay, not quite, but close.

- See Moosh before he started asking for riders!

Are ya ready? Here ya go. Enjoy.

In hindsight. the funniest thing about this thread is that we've had longer ones discussing DDR and pancakes than this coaster-related topic.

-Me

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 11:21 AM
Playa, thank you SO MUCH for reminding me of that famous thread!! I cannot believe that it was really that long ago. I wonder if mister "E-Stop 2" (no longer a buzzer) ever got his physcis degree? For the sake of the public's safety... I sure hope NOT!!

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