Coaster Shows on Discovery Channel

Saturday, July 2, 2005 7:57 PM
I checked the first three pages, didn't see anything or missed it, but on at 8:00-11:00 Eastern time 6/2/05 on Discovery, three coaster shows are playing.

So like, right now. :)

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 8:04 PM
8:00: Amusement Parks, the Pursuit of Fun
9:00: Scream Parks (SFMM)
10:00: Mega Machines: Extreme Rides

To my knowledge, all of these shows are at least a few years old.

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 8:19 PM
Mega Machines is brand new, the others are older. Watching the 8:00 program now, it is like watching a history of coasters with them highlighting Steel Phantom and Drachon Fire. I'd never seen this one before, so it is interesting.
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Saturday, July 2, 2005 9:04 PM
Riddlers Revenge is the first thing I see... I'll watch the rest and tell you about it.

Now they are talking about Goliath... as in, the construction... this looks old...

*** Edited 7/3/2005 1:08:02 AM UTC by nesdude***

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 9:10 PM
Does anyone know anything about Mega Machines? It's actually a new show. It seems like they made alot of new coaster shows a few years ago and now just play them occasionaly, so they seem new, I guess.


Edit- They show the Metro tram ride in motion with people in it. I don't believe that ride has been open in quite some time. *** Edited 7/3/2005 1:28:53 AM UTC by PKI discodude***

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 10:01 PM
Uh, there's nothing new about Extreme Rides. It's been a staple in their Thrills and Chills specials for years.
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Saturday, July 2, 2005 10:05 PM
Nothing new here. You can always tell the age of a show or clip by the size of Paul Ruben. It's not unlike counting rings on trees.
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Saturday, July 2, 2005 10:07 PM
Yup - this show features Alpengeist and Superman: the Escape. It first aired in either 1997 or 1998.
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Saturday, July 2, 2005 11:20 PM
Is it a rule that like ACe members have to wear their T-Shirts to parks? Noticed all the people on these shows have them on.

Was really cool to see Drachen with the Corkscrew in the drop. I miss that coaster. *** Edited 7/3/2005 3:42:16 AM UTC by Crashmando***

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Sunday, July 3, 2005 12:32 AM
The only person from ACE I've ever met (in line for Kingda Ka) was wearing an ACE polo shirt. It didn't have gravy stains, though.
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Sunday, July 3, 2005 1:48 AM
For filming, many times you're asked to wear either the merchandise from the ride itself, or ACE stuff.


Side Note/Question:
PKI discodude said "They show the Metro tram ride in motion with people in it. I don't believe that ride has been open in quite some time."

Is that that weird platform thing, *sorta* looked like a coaster train? Well, more like Mummy's "platform" train than a regular coaster train. I only saw a couple glimpses of something I had NEVER seen before during the lead-in to the show. Where/what was that?
*** Edited 7/3/2005 5:50:47 AM UTC by rollergator***

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