Anyone Here Ever Ridden Eurostar?

Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:47 AM
I'm just wondering how Eurostar rides considering that it's constantly being taken apart and put back together. Does it give as good a ride as other Giovanola coasters? Or even other inverteds?
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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 3:25 PM
I believe Eurostar is an Intamin ride, but I could be wrong.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 3:30 PM
I actually think its a giovanola/intamin collaboration.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 6:00 PM

Intamin did the designing, Giovanola did the fabrication of the ride. The only Giovanola coasters are Titan, Goliath, and Anaconda.

I don't know why people keep getting so confused.

-Nate

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 6:22 PM

Is there another Anaconda that I don't know anything about? The only one I know is at PKD, and I'd bet a 50 it's an Arrow....

Eurostar to me actually looks like a B&M (but I guess it's not, Coasterdude). I must say that I've never ridden it, but it looks to be I-N-T-E-N-S-E! Next time I'm across the pond I'm gonna have to track it down.

*** This post was edited by ophthodoc on 5/29/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by ophthodoc on 5/29/2002. ***

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 6:26 PM
I saw the roller coaster and it looks like a lot of fun. It looks good for a stationary coaster but it travels so it looks even better. I would love to have that in my backyard

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 6:40 PM
There are actually several Anacondas. PKD's is indedd an Arrow. Gold Reef City (south Africa) also has a Giovanola inverted coaster also named Anaconda.

And no, Eurostar isn't a B&M...they turned it down.

-Nate

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 8:30 PM

I asked Giovanola this question and this is what they told me... (copied from an E-mail I received)

"Dear Mr Godesey,

Referrring to your mail dated January 30, 2002, we can answer as
follows:
The 4 abreat inverted is in fact the Eurostar. Concerning marketing that was Intamin who looked for but GTec Giovanola Technologies developed andmanufactured this ride."

AHHH, swiss english. :) They spelled my name wrong on the packet they mailed me also...hehehe

There you go....

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 12:10 AM

You can read a nice review of Eurostar here http://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/lane/xxg01/coasterkingdom/html/eurostar_main.htm

I have not ridden it yet and i don't know if i'll ride it before it gets sold or scraped but it sure looks like one of the most intense coaster ever. Oh and it was Werner Stengel who made or finished the design i think.

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 2:57 AM

That's what I'd heard, that the ride's concept and overall layout were by Intamin, but that Giovanola did the actual fabrication.

Yeah, the track design is eerily similar to a B&M. I guess even though Beemer turned down the idea, the German fun-fair organizers still wanted something similar in design to what B&M usually puts out. Interesting........

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 4:26 AM

Accually, Lallen, it's just Gio track, all of their rides have it. Look at Batman: The Escape, La Cobra, Shockwave, Flashback/Z-Force, Anaconda, Eurostar (well, duh! ;)), Goliath, and Titan. They all have the same box spine like B&M, but ties are different, however. It's just the track that Giovanola uses. If you want a ride from Gio, you'll probably get a ride with B&Mish track. Even though I call it B&Mish, it did come first, so I should say B&M track is Giovonolaish.

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 7:45 AM

Congrats on christening a new word, TrBiggar.. Giovonolaish... :)

Only on Coasterbuzz.. We come up with such great words.

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