Boomerang on cover of Nancy Drew book

Wednesday, July 11, 2001 1:58 AM
I was at the bookshop when a picture of a coaster caught my eye & checked it out. I laughed at the picture, OTSRs are useless! See it for yourself; http://images.amazon.com/images/P/067103443X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

BTW, anyone know which coaster this is?
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 3:54 AM
I have no clue what coaster that is! However, it's not a Boomerang becasue it has a vertical loop the cobra roll (boomerang) then it shows her going through another loop. It could just be a made up coaster.

Yes, Nancy is in for a rough ride when her OTSR fails and she falls onto the track where she is struck by the train lol!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 5:26 AM
That does look like Vekoma track though ! I say it's a Boomerang. The background is the whole coaster, and the foreground is just a closeup of the train in the loop.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 5:52 AM
"Nancy's in for a rough ride" Yep, sounds like it's Vekoma...jk, I like Vekoma.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:01 AM
I think I'm gonna buy the book just for the coaster LOL

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:18 AM
LOL RagingBullGuy!!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:35 AM
It is not a photo of a particular coaster. It is an illustration which appears to be based upon a bommerang. The illustrator simply put Nancy in a train in the foreground. In other words, "poetic license" was used.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 6:36 AM
Rough ride indeed! Why is there another loop on this boomerang though... :)

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 7:35 AM
It's defintely modeled after Vekoma, if not one. You can tell for three reasons. The head of the train, while squarish, is rounded in typical Vekoma fashion. Two, the track is Vekoma style, and Third, the restraints are unmistakably Vekoma's.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 7:38 AM
Do you think the author of Nancy Drew cares about how realisticly the coaster looks on the cover? It wasn't meant to be a real coaster, so give it a rest.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 11:07 AM
I am just amazed Nancy is still around at all! I was reading these books (which I still have) when I was 9 years old and the covers were very 1950 and 1960ish. Now here she is on a coaster in a modern setting. Very weird. (Carolyn Keene has got to be ancient.)
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 12:02 PM
well why is she lying down and not sitting in the seat?
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 12:08 PM
it a mystery about X-Flight getting sabotaged by someone. It falls soff the track and the president of SF and the ride manufacture both Die *** This post was edited by YZ10 on 7/11/2001. ***
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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 12:10 PM
I'm pretty sure that a La Ronde ride opp inspected her restraint. :)

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Wednesday, July 11, 2001 12:17 PM
Here's the description from the Amazon site;


Nancy is about to learn the real meaning of "Death by Chocolate"

Nancy can hardly believe it. While visiting an amusement park owned by the world-famous Royal Chocolates Company, her friend Bess tears open a million-dollar candy wrapper in a contest. But when they go to collect, they're told that someone else has won. And then they're accused of tampering with the winning wrapper!

Something is rotten in chocolatetown. The proof comes when Nancy and her friends are treated to a near-death experience in the park's animal safari. Someone's pulling a million-dollar swindle, and getting Nancy and her friends out of the way seems to be the icing on the cake.


For the movie, it would be set in Hersheypark & the safari at Animal Kingdom or on Rhino Rally!
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