Best themeing for a certain coaster type

Friday, November 16, 2001 6:03 PM
Id have to say that I know of 4 coasters that correspond well with their themeing. They are:

Apollo's Chariot: The unique sideless trains give a feeling of flight, comparable to the feeling of a chariot.

Alpengeist: Inverted trains resemble ski-lifts, and Alpe is themed for snow

Dueling Dragons: These "coil", "slide", and "slither" around themselves, much like a duel between two dragons (hence the name).

Incredible Hulk - The story of the Incredible Hulk and the whole gamma ray accelerater perfectly match the launch into the "transformation" (zero-G roll)

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Friday, November 16, 2001 6:06 PM
I would have to say Batman The Ride @ SFMM. Love the queue.
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Friday, November 16, 2001 9:43 PM
I would imagine that SFoG's new for 2002 B&M Flyer themed to Superman would have some interesting themeing being as it will be the only Superman that really "flies".
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Friday, November 16, 2001 9:48 PM
So will it be called Superman Ride of Flight? ;)
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 5:50 AM
I have to agree that pretty much every coaster at BGW and IOA are excellently themed. SF parks only have rare occasions where they will pull off great theming.
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 5:55 AM
Are you sure it is a flying coaster.
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 10:40 AM
Golaith at SFMM!!
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 11:01 AM

Lance Baker said:
Are you sure it is a flying coaster.

 
Yes I am. It's been said a bazillion times before on here and I don't this topic is the place to get into another discussion about whether it is or isn't. The whole world will know by the end of January 2002. (Hopefully!)

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 11:03 AM

Taipan said:
So will it be called Superman Ride of Flight?

I'm not sure about the ride of flight thing but I've been told it will possibly be called Superman F_____  F______. I wasn't told what went in the blanks so for now just use your imagination. :)

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 11:27 AM
I'm not to big a of a fan of theming.  Cause you can dress a piece of Sh*t up as much as you want, but in the end, its still Sh*t.  I'd rather have a good ride with no theming then a bad ride with overboard themeing.

*** This post was edited by sam_i_am on 11/17/2001. ***

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 11:38 AM
Viper @ SFGAm had pretty good theming when it first opened.  But people ruined some things.  One thing that was awesome was that right above the train in the loading station there was a burlap bag with a moving "snake" in it!!! It was pretty realistic!!!
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 12:00 PM
The first time I rode S:UE I was actually really impressed of how the coaster went with the name "Superman." While standing in the station this red blur flies back and forth; much like in the old scenes when they show the city and Superman flying like a blur from one side of the city to another. Superman also stops in mid air, just as the coaster does the second time on the vertical spike.
As GreatAdventureAddict said, I also thought the Dragons were really well themed to "fight" during the course of the ride.
Many coaster's queues go along really well with the theme, but these coaster's actual performance really stuck out to me as going with the coaster name.

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 12:07 PM

Chiller1472 said:
I have to agree that pretty much every coaster at BGW and IOA are excellently themed. SF parks only have rare occasions where they will pull off great theming.

this will probably remain true until SF hires me as a consultant in charge of "guest experience"...until then...

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 12:25 PM
Big Thunder Mountain at any of the Disney parks. Hands down
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 12:32 PM
Mr. Freeze: You enter Snowy's cones Ice cream factory, (I don't know the next part), then You get in the train, and Mr.Freeze is behind the controls and there is no turning back, Then you Launch, or as I put it:

The Launch = The Shock of be frozen right away.

Make any since ?  I

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 12:45 PM
MONTU
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Raging Bull, Don't Fight It, Ride It

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 3:04 PM
My coaster theme awards:

Exterminator at Kennywood
Rock-N-Roller Coaster - Disney MGM
FOF - either PKD or PKI
Batman & Robin the Chiller - SFGAdv
Volcano - PKD
Coney Island Cyclone - Themed to be itself.

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Saturday, November 17, 2001 6:43 PM
Jim I like your choices, but how much better would Volcano have been if inside the Volcano and before the second launch it was really hot, there was a ton of fog, the walls were painted red and orange, strobe lights go off, THEN the second launch kicks?  It would be slow enough to appreciate the added theming because this would happen AFTER the helix I want between the two launches, hidden behind the Volcano from the rest of the park.  I'd also add some flaming chunks of boulders rolling down the sides of the Volcano - actually painted rocks, maybe have them move up and down by mechanical means...create some "near misses" with the riders on the coaster...bubbling streams of "lava" flowing down the sides...just a few thoughts!
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 6:47 PM
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Saturday, November 17, 2001 6:47 PM
sorry! let me re-phrase!

all the coasters at disneyland are themed wonderfully, but are crap.

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"Apu, make me a squishy entirely made of syrup. My god, such an attempt has never been successful. Just make it happen. oh my god its going to blow! Ding! Thank You, Come again..." - Simpsons

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