Backyard coaster

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1:53 AM
If you had unlimited funds and space,which WOOD coaster,past or present,would you build in your backyard?

My would be the Idora Wildcat..

The only coaster I couldnt ride twice in a row..brutal :)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:01 AM
Mine would be the Crystal Beach Cyclone. . .I heard it is fun to have broken limbs and such.
Down is the new up.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:09 AM
I would rebuild the coasters that were right here in Fort Wayne Indiana. The Blue Streak from Robison Park, a sidefriction coaster and the Cyclone from Triers Park. The wood from the Blue Streak was used to build the Cyclone after the park closed!

My grandfather has many fond memories of that park (Triers.) I was looking through family photos one day and I saw the coaster in the background of them and I was like "cool!" We also have an overhead view from the 1940's that shows the whole layout of the coaster. Local restaurants also have pictures of parts of the coaster. I believe we could reconstruct the whole Cyclone with the pictures we have.

I would also want people to be able to enjoy these with me as a piece of the city's history. If I could get them into a city park or start my own park with them that would be great!


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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:18 AM
Cb cyclone would be my 2nd choice,would need to add more home owners insurance though :)

I wonder if Harry Traver would give me a discount..live only 10 miles from where his factory use to be. *** Edited 6/8/2005 6:20:56 AM UTC by Kwood and WestView worker***

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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:41 AM
The Coney Island Cyclone!!!! I mean, Traver's looks great, but I would like to be able to ride my coaster more than once. Maybe if I was on my last leg anyway, I'd consider CB's, but I have to stick with my Brooklyn goodness!

"The examined life is no picnic", "but the unexamined life is a life not worth living"Robert Fulgham and The Golden Girls

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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 2:41 AM
Coney Island Cyclone... but i need the ocean and the hot dogs to make it complete.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 3:36 PM
Good question but I think it would have been a little more interesting if money and space WERE issues.

No issues: Phoenix or Boulder Dash

Issues: Idlewild's Rollo Coaster (probably would fit in my backyard if I worked out a deal with my neighbor to build a turnaround behind his pool).

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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 4:18 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Am I allowed to install terrain coasters?

There are some coasters like X that I'd love to ride a couple more times, but I think something more consistent that I wouldn't tire of as quickly like Phoenix or S:RoS SFNE would do better in my back yard.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 4:21 PM
I live up on a part of a mountain currently, and we have a ravine and canyon and more to build in in our front and back yard. I'd want an original terrain woodie by GCI or Gravity Group.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:01 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Woodcliffe Blue Streak!
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:03 PM
rollergator's avatar Woodcliffe's Blue Streak is one we *could* pull off, since I know who has the blueprints... ;)
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 5:52 PM
janfrederick's avatar I'm with Tek. We live on the side of a large ravine. 'twould make for a great terrain coaster.
"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 6:03 PM
DawgByte II's avatar I'd build Mean Streak without the trims...

...or I'd build a copy of Son of Beast (hoping the copy would be smoother).

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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 6:39 PM
I have a vally in my backyard with a lake. I could fit The Beastie from PKI in the back its small. That or rebuild the Wild Cat from Coney Island Ohio
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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 9:37 PM
Hmm...I'd want an airtime machine, and I don't know many past coaster.

Screechin' Eagle!

Second choice would be the old Cyclone Racer at Queens Park. That thing just looks amazing.


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Wednesday, June 8, 2005 10:18 PM
Screechin' Eagle. OMG, you are my new hero.

I'll take two, please.

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Friday, June 10, 2005 1:40 AM
a_hoffman50's avatar The Raven... wait it already is!
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Friday, June 10, 2005 10:22 PM
The Comet, from GE. And I could probably fit it in right behind my house too with this huge open lot there.

Adrenaline Whore.

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Friday, June 10, 2005 10:27 PM
Well I couldn't fit anything more than a small kiddie coaster in my back yard (it would actually be mostly in the front yard.

But on my parents acreage I could fit Avalanche, Cornball and Screachin' Eagle.


Yeah is Good!
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Friday, June 10, 2005 11:25 PM
rollergator's avatar I wanna go to Incidentalist's parents' backyard park! :)
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