Sunday, May 13, 2001 9:56 AM
Anyone know anything about that coaster in Oz that was built, but never opened, supposedly cause the test sandbags never made it. Its in the Blue mountains region, near a really old scenic, which still operates.........
Sunday, May 13, 2001 10:31 AM
Oh, that sounds scary!! haha. Sounds like the perfect place for a ghost story to be set.. wooooo......
I did it like this, I did it like that, I didn it with a wiffle ball bat.. ohhh
Sunday, May 13, 2001 10:48 AM
yes, ive heard of it. it was a small white steel coaster, and is being adjusted becuse it was built next to a large 100 ft quarry, and was hurling the sandbags off.
id rather be on a coaster.....
Sunday, May 13, 2001 11:29 AM
What Park and what was wrong with the coaster????
Sunday, May 13, 2001 1:42 PM
Oh that must be great advertizing for the park what ever its name is!
Sunday, May 13, 2001 2:13 PM
'You talking about the Orphan Rocker or something like that? I remember seeing articles years ago in RollerCoaster about it. Seats were sideways on the train and the cars could tilt if I remember correctly...
Another example of a built-but-not-operated would be Skytrak, the *original* flying coaster.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Monday, May 14, 2001 1:00 PM
Where is this at? What happened? Im confused.
Monday, May 14, 2001 1:05 PM
Cool! I think we should all petition to Stephen King to write his next big book on the coaster!
all about PKI
the Beasts` Den
Monday, May 14, 2001 1:15 PM
RideMan - SkyTrak did operate actually as I remembered seeing reviews for the ride, however it was Broken down more than it was up and running and there was huge problems with the trains getting stuck on the course etc, and after only 1 year I think, it was demolished
Yeah, I remember that coaster in Australia, I cant remember where it was, but there was pictures of it somewhere on the net(cant remember where though) apparently it never opened because of the location, apparently it was built near a cliff and supports were unsafe etc, and even when tested, it didnt actually make it all the way round, To this Day, it is still SBNO and if it ever does open, WHO KNOWS.
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 12:47 AM
Some photos & info can be found at http://info.mountains.net.au/rail/ksr/orphan.htm
The Buzzer Formerly Known As CoasterG-d
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 8:03 AM
According to Roller Coaster Database, Wild Wind at Rye Playland never opened. Tests of the Zamperla ride showed high G-forces.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2001 1:00 PM
"Johnny Rotten shot me with his BB-gun."