Sunday, July 2, 2000 2:41 PM
I know about Goliath and Fujiyama. (sp) What else is made by Giovanola? I cannot think of any.
After Golaith, I would sure love to see some more 250+ foot coasters made by them in the future.
Gotta ride 'em all!
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Sunday, July 2, 2000 3:21 PM
Actually, TOGO is responsible for Fujiyama. But yes I think Giovanola is the company to watch in the future. And the thing is, you can get them pretty cheap right now and you definitely get your money's worth. BTW, go to Screamscape, scroll down to Magic Mountain, and take a look at their new dive machine, it looks insane! Giovanola is here to stay.
Sunday, July 2, 2000 4:27 PM
Oops, my bad. I thought Giovanola did Fujiyama. Either way, Goliath is great!
Gimme 3 hills just like the 3rd hill on Goliath, add 2 overbanked turns, 320+ foot first drop, now add 2, just 2 inversions, I think we could have a good one, folks! Anybody agree?
Gotta ride 'em all!
Sunday, July 2, 2000 4:42 PM
A new inverted coaster in South Africa is made by Giovanola.
Sunday, July 2, 2000 6:29 PM
Ya i heard about that. Has anyone rode it or found pics of it. It sounds pretty cool but not much is known about it. Is the design similar to B&M's.
Sunday, July 2, 2000 6:54 PM
Giovanola is responsible for a lot of before 1996 Intamin rides. The looping starships, first generation freefalls are all Giovanola, They did the Bobsled coasters, 3 Stand-up, the Space Diver and the world's only portable Inverted coaster ( a 4 across, the South Africa one's is 2 across. )
Sunday, July 2, 2000 7:42 PM
So can someone explain the relationship of Giovanola to B&M? They're obviously using the B&M track design, so what's the relationship?
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Sunday, July 2, 2000 8:24 PM
I think Giovanola split off of B&M. And I think B&M were working originally for Intamin.
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Monday, July 3, 2000 5:00 AM
Walter and Claude worked for Giovanola. At that time, Giovanola was the main company from which Intamin selled rides ( not design or built, SELL ). In 1988, Walter and Claude broke from Giovanola, after completing work on Stand-up at Summerland in Sweden ( now Cobra at La Ronde ).