Adventureland announces The Monster roller coaster

Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2015 4:51 PM | Contributed by Rick_UK

With a 2500 foot steel track, 133 foot vertical lift hill, 5 inversions, a 101 degree first drop (that is steeper than anywhere in Iowa or our surrounding states) and 10 “airtime” moments - The Monster is sure to give you a thrilling scare!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 5:45 PM
rollergator's avatar

Awesome looking ride. Reminds me of Lagoon taking on Cannibal - small park, BIG project.

Do kinda wish they'd replaced Dragon instead of removing the flume...


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Wednesday, July 8, 2015 5:56 PM

I just went to the park for the first time this year.. only because I won free tickets. I had planned to wait until next year because of rumors of a new coaster. Happy to see the rumors are true! This should pretty easily be the best coaster there. The park really needed a modern roller coaster!


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Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:20 PM
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I have a friend that went there and he made it sound like more of a classic style park. I guess if you don't like classic you can have a Eurofighter!


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Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:08 PM
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Hopefully the video is accurate and it will only have lap bar restraints. I love that about Dare Devil Dive. I wish all Euro Fighters had them.


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Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:29 PM
rollergator's avatar

^I could only vote that up once!

Been pushing Dollywood to retrofit Mystery Mine ever since my first lap on DDD.

FWIW, of the three other "Infinity Coaster" models, only Smiler has (had?) OTSRs...and both Junker and karacho have four inversions. Hopefully that's a promising sign.


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Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:40 PM

Koolcat-

It is a "classic" park, if what you mean is that it's a traditional style amusement park without themed areas. There are rides sprinkled throughout and some carry a mild theme unto themselves, but generally it's the kind of place that would make those who insist all parks and rides be heavily themed very uncomfortable.

I'm not sure what your comment about Eurofighter (or any brand name coaster) would have to do with it, but it's definitely something that park could use. The flume ride is set rather awkwardly in the middle of the park. There are a few trees, and as I recall the track is set rather high giving those that traverse the path surrounding it not much to look at but steel supports. This coaster will be a perfect fit and add a lot more interest to that area of the park. It won't matter to anyone there if it has it's own little non-theme or monster identity.

I agree with Mr Gator, though, in his assessment of Dragon. That ride was possibly one of the strangest, most painful experiences I've ever had. Without a flume the visitors to Adventureland will have only the water park and a raft ride for wet fun.

Last edited by RCMAC, Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:42 PM
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Thursday, July 9, 2015 4:38 PM
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I'm surprised that any park went with Gerstlaur so soon after the Smiler crash, while as far as I'm concerned no one knows what exactly happened, it confuses me. Looks like a good ride though.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 7:22 PM

Don't you suppose this ride was in contract well before the crash?

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 7:23 PM

I'm certain Gerstlauer was signed on before the Smiler accident.


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Thursday, July 9, 2015 7:24 PM

Owe me a coke, Bunk.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 9:08 PM
CarolinaNick15's avatar

Yeah, good point. This looks like it might be the best eurofighter out there. It's tall and looks longer than most. By the way off topic, I'm wondering if Lake Compounce is making a similar announcement tomorrow.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 2:54 AM

Looks like you were right

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Saturday, July 11, 2015 11:41 AM
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I bet Gerstlauer was already signed on.


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