Batman:TR at SFGAm to be named coaster landmark.

Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:39 PM
The worlds first inverted no-floor coaster will be designated a landmark by ACE. Not a big fan of ACE but I thought this was kinda cool.

Click here

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Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:58 PM
It deserves it. Still pretty much the benchmark for the word "intensity." Well.... except X. :)
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Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:15 PM
Still the benchmark for pacing as well!
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Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:58 PM
Cant argue with this one, has to be the most popular new coaster design to come out since the Arrow Looper. Three cheers for the original and most intense invert out there.
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Friday, April 1, 2005 12:01 AM
We (MiG) went on it for the first time last year and we could not get over how smooth the thing still is. Hopefully the plaque won't get defaced by young defiants that go to the park.
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Friday, April 1, 2005 5:25 AM
So Phoenix, RollerCoaster, and Batman The Ride (Chicago) joins what other ACE Landmark rides? I only know of one other one - the Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain. You would think the management would hang the plaque in the Rides Office, not outside in the park in front of the ride where it can be vandalized by select visitors and be worn down by the sun and harsh weather.
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Friday, April 1, 2005 5:53 AM
^My thoughts exactly, Robbio. :-D

Yay Batman!

-Tina

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Friday, April 1, 2005 8:07 AM
I believe Magnum got the ACE honor too.
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Friday, April 1, 2005 9:15 AM
ACE Coaster Landmarks (that I can remember):

Coney Island Cyclone, Leap-the-Dips, Lakeside Cyclone, Loch Ness Monster, Rebel Yell, Magnum XL-200, Revolution, Matterhorn, Beast

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Friday, April 1, 2005 10:13 AM
here is the list...

http://www.aceonline.org/classics/

oooooooooooooooops those are the wooden classics *** Edited 4/1/2005 3:20:59 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***

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Friday, April 1, 2005 10:17 AM
Wrong list, an ACE Coaster Classic and an ACE Coaster Landmark are two different things.
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Friday, April 1, 2005 10:26 AM
Why do people insist on putting a colon in the middle of the name?
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Friday, April 1, 2005 10:29 AM
I wish SFWOA would have installed one instead of that POS slc! Its a great ride, I remember seeing it on a coaster video and thinking it was outrageous.
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Friday, April 1, 2005 10:48 AM
The one in Chicago is the best version I have ridden mainly because of the way the trees have grown around it. Going through the trees is so much more fun than everything just being out in the open.
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Friday, April 1, 2005 10:59 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
You would think the management would hang the plaque in the Rides Office, not outside in the park in front of the ride where it can be vandalized by select visitors and be worn down by the sun and harsh weather.

The plaque is heavy duty cast metal, it will withstand the sun and weather. It was meant to be on display not hidden in some back area. As for vandalism, so far the GP have left them alone...even at SFMM where vandalism seems to be part of the guest experience.

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Friday, April 1, 2005 11:44 AM
I like the plaques, and think they add a neat significance to a ride.

I certainly hope that Racer get's it's distinction in 2007 when the Con is at PKI.

On the flip side, I also hope ACE becomes a bit more selective in handing plaques out. Just because a park holds an ACE event, I certainly don't think that entitles them to a plaque.

Actually, I cannot recall an ACE event where the park wasn't presented with some sort of ACE "Award." Has almost been silly at times.

Shaggy *** Edited 4/1/2005 4:45:43 PM UTC by Shaggy***

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Friday, April 1, 2005 12:27 PM
But they have yet to bestow 'Best Buffet Lunch'...
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Friday, April 1, 2005 1:03 PM
I may get flack for this but I don't think SFMM's Revolution was deserving of the award. Not in the state the ride is currently run.
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Friday, April 1, 2005 1:08 PM
Flack, flack flack... LOL. VERY valid point!

BTW, how are ya Mooshie baby?

Shaggy

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Friday, April 1, 2005 1:13 PM
SFMM got a plaque for *holding* the Con, Revolution (or, as it is CURRENTLY named, Revulsion) got the plaque because it was THE groundbreaking ride at the park.

When Revolution is returned to its full WhipperSnapper glory, then it will DESERVE a plaque....:)

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