Craig the Coaster Freak
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 4:57 PM
Well, another coaster show ran tonight on TLC about the secret world of theme parks. It featured BGT, IOA, and SFMM. It was decent, better than other shows, but the only redeeming quality was some different footage of coasters. I only noticed a few mistakes.
Incredible Hulk is not the only coaster to launch riders as they said
enhusiasts are called "rail-junkies"?
since when do the parks design the rides, Giovanola, B&M, they weren't even mentioned
Other than these small flaws, it was actually good, what did you think?
Coasters- a little slice of heaven
Thursday, May 17, 2001 4:28 AM
I saw it.
Rail Junkies? Huh??? I had never heard of that term until now. The other show calls us Coaster Nerds. I am not a Junkie (drug user) and I am not a Nerd.
We are called Enthuseists!!!!
Someone mention that to the producers of all these shows the next time you're filming a media day shoot.
When you people goto SFWoA in a couple weeks for the media day shoot for X-Flight, make sure you tell all the camera people that we are Enthusiests.
Now, if you get on camera, then don't be SCARED, oh mommy, please help me. Look at the camera and say the ride is cool, but don't whimp out, even if it's your first time in the front seat. Say you're hoping for a 400 foot coaster to beat the record in Japan. Say it's nothing, that you want them bigger, faster, taller, and that nothing scares you. I just wanna see an enthuseist get on camera and not whimp out.
I wish they'd give more ride footage from start to end. They're still doing a zillion cut shots and you can't see all the elements. Producers think this looks cool, I don't. They'll show the ride for 30 seconds with a bunch of cut shots, then show an interview for 3 minutes of some dumb scientists telling us our heart is gonna speed up, I already know that. They could show the ride from start to finish during that 3 minutes and put his voice as the sound track.
Other than that, it was good, taped it, and I'll watch it again.
*** This post was edited by robvia on 5/17/2001. ***
Thursday, May 17, 2001 12:21 PM
At the time of the taping Viper was not the tallest fastest looping coaster,it was the Steel Phantom-RIP!
If you listen instead of talk,you not only know what you know, you know what everyone else knows too!
Thursday, May 17, 2001 12:38 PM
I thought Steel Phantom was 160ft tall? Viper is 188ft.
DeJa Vu+ V2
Thursday, May 17, 2001 12:41 PM
it was a pretty good show i liked it alot
Thursday, May 17, 2001 3:01 PM
it was ok, i taped it as i do with all of the other ones. I liked the footage of Hulk in the tube, thats kool.
Thursday, May 17, 2001 3:31 PM
They said Goliath's peak was 255' and that its drop is 255'. The drop is 255', but the peak of the coaster is 235'. Discovery needs to get their numbers right!
Life is like a coaster---
You go up, down, turn-around, and upside-down...and then there's all that pressure on your head, too...
Thursday, May 17, 2001 4:11 PM
I'm sure they got their info straight from the "horses" mouth, Jim Blackie. Man that guy is so annoying...
Thursday, May 17, 2001 4:35 PM
For those who missed it, the show will be on again on the 19th.