Did Arrow ever offer stand-up roller coasters, which were designed as stand-ups? With Rail Blazer and River King Mine Train, I wondered if Arrow ever offered to build stand-ups. ( This is assuming that Arrow was the one to retro-fit those two coasters. )
Yes, Infact, I have a couple pictures somewhere my house of the Standup coaches. The Worlds Of Fun Coaster, Corkscrew aparently used to be an Arrow Standup coaster. It had a name something like EXT, for extreme coaster. I'm not sure, but the cars themselves use the same track as all the rest of their loopers. They were very open, and kinda remind me of Togo standup cars.
(Edit: D'oh, wrong park!) *** Edited 11/20/2003 5:49:38 AM UTC by Zero-G***
Here is a picture of the Extremeroller (EXT) that operated at WOF. (The EXT was converted in early 1983 beating the River King Minetraind (Railblazer) by a couple months and PKI's King Kobra by over a year!) http://www.worldsoffun.org/pictures/screamroller3lrg.jpg Also a neat little trivia bit. Timberwolf utilizes the old EXT station -- that's why the cars and the gates don't line up correctly. *** Edited 11/20/2003 3:49:57 PM UTC by Swoosh***
tricktrack said:wasn´t there an incident at the stand-up minetrain which wounded (or even killed) one rider?
A woman was killed after falling off Rail Blazer in July of 1984. Her husband claimed that she was thrown from the ride, while the park claimed that she fainted and fell out of the restraints. There's a close-up picture of the odd-looking trains and restraints on this site:
Click on the Rail Blazer and Jet Scream link in the navigation pane. You have to do a little searching, but the picture's great.
Side notes: the woman weighed 250 pounds, and, similar to the Perilous Plunge incident, her weight was considered to be a factor in causing the accident. Also, the accident occurred on Rail Blazer's media day. *** Edited 11/20/2003 5:13:21 PM UTC by Olsor***