Bullet Coaster

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 10:55 AM
Over on ScreamScape there is a rumor that Six Flags Great Adventure may be working with Premier to bring back their Bullet Coaster concept. What is this "Bullet Coaster?"
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 12:43 PM
It's a super de dooper fast roller coaster. I'm talking about speeds that can reach over 200mph. I wonder why this coaster has gotten so much rumor mill steam in the past few weeks. Hmm...


Tuesday, June 22, 2004 1:38 PM
Personally, I don't think the rumor holds much water as SFI has had a sizable number of problems with Premier coasters. However, I could be wrong . . and Joe might know something the rest of us don't . . the stinking bastage.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 2:09 PM
That's "bastrad." Get it right ;)
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 2:32 PM
I could have sworn it's "bastage", you fargin' icehole. ;)
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 2:38 PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 2:38 PM
Whatev! I know what a bullet coaster is and that's it. >:O

That's Mr. Bastage to you, Richie Gunterhausen!

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 2:44 PM
You shouldn't call me Richie, Joey Dangerously. My mother called me Richie once . . ONCE!
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 5:39 PM
Ok...my question is if the damn thing goes 200+ mph, how would people be able to safely ride it? I mean...would these be enclosed cars? (henceforth the "bullet")...or is there some safe way for there to be regular coaster trains to be at speeds of 200 mph and not hurt people with massive G's?

As I like to say on a ride with many G's..."G'sus!!"

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6:32 PM
Sure, 0-200mph in 20 seconds, haha.
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6:42 PM
I guess I shouldn't be surprised people are buying the idea of a 200+MPH coaster...look at how many people believed the Shock and Wave rumor!

mOOSH [even my GID isn't fooled]

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6:50 PM
Moosh, i've been seeing you say GID a lot lately, what the hell does it mean?
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 7:03 PM
GID = GastroIntestinal Disorder. Right? Right?? ;)
Tuesday, June 22, 2004 7:16 PM
Here is the available info of the proposed Bullet Coaster from the mid-nineties.
The data was published in the Stengel book:

The coaster was designed to be the first to break the 100 m/ph barrier. The speed was to be reached via a combination of lift/drop and LIM. Another special feature would have been that the trains (16 cars/32 people) would have travelled between the tracks (think: Pipeline).

The ride was not build because the park (Paramount) thought that the speed was too high and even a slower design was scrapped. However soon afterwards they built the Premier Spaghetti Bowls.

Project No. 9416 Bullet Coaster
Feasability-Study of proposed 100 m/ph (160 km/h) coaster

Project No 9516 Bullet Coaster
elaborated design/layout on Project 9416. The design was planned for a slower version (106 km/h) but never built.

Manufacture: Premier Rides, USA
metric measurements:
required space:330 x 69 m
Height: 40,80 m
Tracklengths: 1180 m

track gauge: 1,59 m

Liftheight: 19,20 m
angle of ascent: 25°
LIM-ramp: 70 m
acceleration: 68 km/h to 104,6 km/h in 1,5 sec (10,8 m/sec.) (1,1 g)
The acceleration equals 3000 kW or a dropheight from 43 m)

Drop angle: 90°
Elements: 5 inversions (Knife Edge Four Point Roll)
Design principle: Track bend around heartline, Spline curve

Ride time: 70 sec
3 trains (16 cars/32 people each)
Capacity: 2000

New trackstyle and traindesign was considered for this project.

Thats what was planned in the early nineties. I would especially like to know what a KNIFE EDGE FOUR POINT ROLL looks like!

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 7:44 PM

Moosh, i've been seeing you say GID a lot lately, what the hell does it mean?

Mooshies got a new squeekie toy . . . ;o)

*** Edited 6/23/2004 4:08:27 AM UTC by jomo***

Tuesday, June 22, 2004 9:35 PM
If screamscape said Nitro is at GAdv., I'd start doubting it.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 9:56 AM
You mean the Shock and Wave rumor ISN'T true?
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 10:36 AM
So what's so special about this Bullet Coaster so that is isn't obsolete in today's market? It sounds like another Arrow-pipeline to me; good idea, but just a few years too late to be feasible.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:09 AM
Mooshies got a new squeekie toy...

Shut up, Invy! ;)


Saturday, August 7, 2004 3:42 PM
I know I am a new member here, but with the rumors that Premier has started developing this project again, does anyone think that this type of coaster is what's in store for PKI's 2005 attraction. It seems to make sense, a traffic violation (maybe speeding?), Paramount earlier considered looking at it, and with the new speeds that was posted above the vehicle would have to be enclosed, which would be IMO a perfect fit for the Mini Coopers (if it is indeed themed to IJ). Just my thoughts but it seems to be a good fit.

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