Abandoned Coasters

Vater's avatar

I'm not referring to coasters rotting away somewhere in an long-closed down amusement park, like in pictures we've seen from that park in Japan, or Chernobyl. I'm curious about coasters that were built, but never opened. Orphan Rocker comes to mind.

I inadvertently came across this coaster in Thailand today on RCDB; I'd never seen or heard of it before. Looks like a pseudo-clone of S:TE or ToT, but with a compressed air launch. The primary[url][url] thing that sets this apart, though, is that it never operated. It's beyond defunct, in a sense, as it was never...um...funct.

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I also found a couple other coasters in the same country that never opened. What are some other coasters that were actually constructed, completed (and maybe even tested), but never opened to the public?

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So the coaster was pre-funct? They wanted the funct, they had to have that funct, but were never given the funct. ;)


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sws's avatar

That would make it more of a non-funct....

Jerry's avatar

What is bizarre to me is that park is a FUNCTIONING park... If that ride was built at least 5 years ago I have to wonder why they haven't completed it, or acquired the capital to do so...

Perhaps the proximity to the neighbors caused a legal battle to ensue?

So how long until Flying Turns is pre-funct? (I keed, I keed.)


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This is Funct up

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birdhombre's avatar

^^^ Maybe the neighbors didn't want the park to bring in da noise, bring in da funct.

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Dick Knoebels needs to go find Old Gregg.... after all, he has the funct!


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kpjb's avatar

There is one coaster I saw... in New Zealand maybe? It goes throughout the trees at a sort-of national park. It was aligned and realigned a few times but never opened. If I can find the link I'll repost.


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It was Australia, and has an ironic name.


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Un-funct?

Vater's avatar

Indeed, kpjb. :)


Vater said:
Orphan Rocker comes to mind.

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How about the coaster at Rye Playland that was built and then removed without ever operating for the public?


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Actually, it seems it was moved to, erected, and not operated at two other parks as well. Weird.

I'm not sure if it counts or not since it might have operated at another park but the Jumbo Jet at Great Adventure was built and never opened:
http://rcdb.com/1834.htm

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The one that immediately came to my mind was Vertigorama at Parque de la Ciudad, Argentina. Intamin/Giovanola steel racer that is structurally complete but lacks motors, brakes etc.

I'll try and find the article I read about the history of the park - it's a strange but fascinating story.


Nothing to see here. Move along.

Vater's avatar

I always thought Orphan Rocker (under construction since 1988) was the oldest coaster still standing never to have operated, however Vertigorama has been around 5 years longer.

That said, I just found an older one than both of those:

Toboggan

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^ Mad to think that one wasn't scrapped!


Nothing to see here. Move along.

Ensign Smith said:
So how long until Flying Turns is pre-funct? (I keed, I keed.)

Thee months ago.


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Thee months ago.

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