Coaster Arcade?

Thursday, November 29, 2001 1:26 PM
I live down the street from a pizza place with an arcade. Anyways they have these ride simulator type of arcade thing that you pay 50 cents for and you sit down and you choose a ride ( mostly ones from the Point) and let it toss you around. There not like the ones that we usaully see at some miny golf place but they are kinda cool. They are really small and seat 2 at a time and once again they are not like the big Ride Simulators, They are alot smaller. These are a whole lot different. Has anybody else seen these if they know what I am talking about. Sorry if I dont get too into detail about it because i don't know much about it.

*** This post was edited by DeJaVuFanatic on 11/29/2001. ***

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Thursday, November 29, 2001 1:52 PM
I've seen those...the CoasterRider's, right?  I wanted to try one of those, but every time I saw one, they were broken.  They look like fun.
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 1:58 PM
I used about $15 on one of those at CP when it was raining. Magnum was the best.
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 1:59 PM
I rode one of the big one syears ago that had parts of the beat and some hang gliding. wish I could go back then and ride the version that was all beast. lol I was 7 or maybe 8 so I was scared to ride the even the simulation of a big big coaster. althought later that summer I did ride rebel yell at kd. and loved it.
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 3:11 PM
They have one of these at the Cleveland Dave & Buster's. But why bother when you can ride the real thing 45 minutes away? ;)
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Thursday, November 29, 2001 6:11 PM
Are you talking about this arcade simulator.

 

http://www.ronbotics.com/coaster.htm

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Thursday, November 29, 2001 7:15 PM
There was one at Buffalo Bill's Casino outside of Las VEgas this summer.  I dind't use it, because I was too busy riding the real coaster.
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Friday, November 30, 2001 12:28 PM
Yeah, that's it, supermandl...
There's one in Ocean City, MD right across from Thrasher's featuring 6 po!nt coasters.  It was broken when I was there last winter. 
It's MUCH more basic than a modern simulator, pretty much, it's a bench that moves with a wide screen TV.

Anything that makes Mean Streak smooth is okay with me, though!


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Friday, November 30, 2001 6:01 PM
I work in a place that currently has one (we've got several across the country), and it is a nice attraction at a nice price -- $12K is cheap for something like this!  Unfortunately, finding them broken is fairly common, especially in unattended locations.  I just spent a couple of hours today upgrading one, which did correct a few problems and got rid of the "flat tire" effect on the lift hills (if you've ridden this you probably know what I mean).  Ronbotics is still trying to get the kinks worked out of the DVD/vehicle interaction...hopefully they'll get that licked soon, then they can start adding more coasters from other parks.  Most places charge around $3 a ride, but 50 cents is a great bargain!  If you find it and find it running, give it a try.

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