Coaster spotted in Portland,Oregon

Monday, October 22, 2001 12:26 PM
While driving down Sandy Blvd. today I spotted a steel coaster erected in an industrial area near NE 148th and Sandy Blvd.The lift hill appeared to be about 50 ft. tall.Anyone know more about this?
Monday, October 22, 2001 1:05 PM
Would this be it? Looping Thunder at Oaks Amusement park.
"I'm on a drinking team with a bowling problem..."
Monday, October 22, 2001 2:40 PM
No,it is not  Looping Thunder.This coaster appears to have a square profile on the track rails.It reminds me of the Hi-Miler coaster I saw at the Multnomah County fair 31 years ago.
Monday, October 22, 2001 6:32 PM
Is it the one that is white and has purple track over by PDX and after the first drop it goes up about 25 ft. into a tight and turn.
Monday, October 22, 2001 7:10 PM
You got me all excited.  I thought Oak's was getting a new coaster.  You need to start the citizens for CCI campaign, one of those would look sweet next to the Willy.
Monday, October 22, 2001 10:25 PM
Yes,it does have purple track,and I thought that it was odd that it was set up in an industrial area.It can be seen easily from NE 148th & Sandy Blvd,just north of the railroad tracks.
Tuesday, October 23, 2001 3:31 PM
Just swung by there. It is at the home of Miler Coaster Company. I inquired if the coaster was for a local park, but found out it's headed back east.
On their office wall was a collection of the many they've designed, among them the Screamer at Scandia in CA. They also did the log ride at Enchanted Forest, and I complimented them on such a cool ride; truly one of the best of it's type.
Finally I asked if I could volunteer to test their rides, but as I figured, their insurance prevents that. Oh well.

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