A steel terrain coaster?

Tuesday, April 10, 2001 12:19 AM
I would love to see a steel coaster speed through a wooded terrain close to the ground, like Boulderdash at Lake Compounce. Do they exist?

Can you imagine doing 70mph silky smooth just 4 feet off of the ground?

Jacob
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 1:02 AM
There is the Ultimate at Lightwater Valley Theme Park in the USA. It's the 2nd longest coaster in the world at 7,542ft and has two wood lift hills.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 2:33 AM

CoasterGod said:
"There is the Ultimate at Lightwater Valley Theme Park in the USA. It's the 2nd longest coaster in the world at 7,542ft and has two wood lift hills.

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The Ultimate is actually located in England.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 3:31 AM
Whoops! I meant UK, not USA. Ta for pointing that out mate.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 3:38 AM
The Whizzer at SFGAm is a steel terrain coaster, and I believe Revolution at SFMM is too, but I'm not positive.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 4:35 AM
Tennessee Tornado is a steel-terrain and I think the Red Devil at Ghost Town in THe Sky in North Carolina is a terrain coaster.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 5:18 AM
Where is that Morgan being built in the woods? I think I saw photos in First Drop.

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Jeff
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 5:23 AM
the new Morgan being built at Bonfante Gardens (spelling may be off:) ) looks like a terrain hugger.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 5:33 AM
Have you people completely forgot the Phantom's Revenge, which goes 85 MPH through the woods at Kennywood.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 5:34 AM
What woods are those? All I see is a big dirt hillside.

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Jeff
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 5:41 AM
Yeah, there isn't much in the way of woods on that hillside at present. I'm sure they'll be planting greenery, and PR certainly uses the terrain, but right now it's certainly no "romp through the woods".

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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 5:42 AM
I think Jacob is referring to a coaster that occupies a lot of acres..a coaster that really spraws out...like the Beast. The only steel I know of like this would be Dragon Moutain at MarineLand in Niagera Falls, Canada. It's the only coaster there, but it's really long. It's an Arrow looper with (2) full loops and a booomerang. But there are I believe (2) very long tunnels through the side of a hill. Great coaster!
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 9:29 AM
At Busch Garden Williamsburg:
Apollo's Chariot
Lochness Monster
Big Bad Wolf
Alpengiest
All follow the park's hilly terrain
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 10:05 AM
Good point on BGW!

I tend to think of steel "terrain coasters" as mine trains. I'm not sure why. Adventure Express at PKI could certainly be considered a terrain coaster.

The photos of that Morgan are really amazing. I wish someone had them online.

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Jeff
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 10:22 AM
I appreciate everyone's input.

The closest thing to what I had in mind was "The Ultimate." It runs ground level for a large portion of the ride, or at least it looks that way.

I'd love to see something like this back in the ravine behind rivertown. I don't know the logistics of it, though, so I'm not sure if it's even possible.

Jacob
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 1:13 PM
I believe the Quicksilver Express at Bonfante Gardens is Morgan's first mine train, which tend to be terrain coasters. (Or Morgan's second small coaster if you put it along the likes of Santa Monica's West Coaster)

Phantom's Revenge should be cutting through the trees eventually, as I recall that hillside heavily forested in the SP days. PR takes advantage of the terrain for the most part of it's course, and it's about as much of a terrain coaster as a Hyper can be. Still, SFMM's Ninja, Gold Rusher, and Revolution barely leave the ground. It seems larger coasters are difficult to be built entirely following the topography of the site.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 1:16 PM
Shwarzkopfs's Lisbergbanan in Sweden is probably the best example of one. Check it out at:

http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/ESlisebergbananGF.htm

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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 1:26 PM
So THATS what Sweden's got! A 4592 foot non-looping Schwartzkopf, looks like quite the ride. I concede the SFMM 3, thats the ultimate terrain steel!
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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 1:32 PM
Jeff, check out pictures of Quicksilver at http://pws.prserv.net/steven/ace/ncd508.html

It really looks amazing. I can't wait to visit Bofante Gardens.

-Jeff

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Tuesday, April 10, 2001 1:38 PM
WOW! That looks great! Mine trains are fun, but those trains (Arrow) don't agree with tall people. If Morgan puts on trains like their hypers have or West Coaster, this thing could be a JOY to ride.

Next time I'm in CA Bofante Gardens will be on my list.

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