Coaster spotting

Friday, July 20, 2001 12:02 PM
A movie called "Hairspray" came on TBS today. I noticed a good portion of it was filmed in an amusement park. Kiddie rides, flat rides, musik express, carousel. And then there was a brown woodie in the background with flags going up the lift hill. It was filmed in 1988, does anyone know what park and what coaster?

To tell you the truth, it looked like Dorney Park. The movie was set in the 60's. I noticed Ricki Lake, Sonny Bono, Jerry Stiller.

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Friday, July 20, 2001 12:05 PM
I just posted that on Ultimateroller coaster and is saw it too on superstation.
Jees Ricky lake was fat!
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Friday, July 20, 2001 12:15 PM
she still is lol :)
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Friday, July 20, 2001 6:35 PM
We sam a movie on AMC a couple of weeks ago (think I saw it years ago) called rollercoaster. It featured Revolution at SFMM. It was about a madman trying to blow-up the roller coaster with people onboard the day it opened.

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Just a couple of G-force junkies!
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Friday, July 20, 2001 6:45 PM
I coulda sworn that movie was filmed at The Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk and featured the Giant Dipper.
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 1:21 AM
Rollercoaster also featured "The Rocket" from the now defunct Oceanview Amusement Park in Virginia.

I watched that movie again, and they did credit Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Since this was in 1988, that woodie must have been Thunderhawk since hercules was the next year.

Now that this is off my mind, I can sleep easier. This was done pre-Cedar Fair owned days of course.

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Saturday, July 21, 2001 12:34 PM
Who knows what RC was demolished in the movie "Smokey and the Bandit II"?

The madman was in "Rollercoaster"...a must-see for all enthusiasts.

SBBB Giant Dipper has been in a few movies: "Sting II", "Lost Boys", and "Magnum Force"
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 12:58 PM
I understand it was the SBNO Lakewood Fairground's "Greyhound" that operated in Atlanta from 1915 to 1976. They dolled it up especially to be demolished in "Smokey and the Bandit II".

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Saturday, July 21, 2001 1:08 PM
They demolished a coaster that was built in 1915?! Then again, that was during the rollercoaster "dark ages".

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Saturday, July 21, 2001 1:10 PM
Correction, the "PARK" operated since 1915, sorry for any confusion.

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Saturday, July 21, 2001 1:15 PM
Rollercoaster also has Rebel Yell at PKD. I really like that movie, especially how they used POV's. Did anyone else notice when on the Rocket how fake the dummies looked when the cars flew off. However many people (GP) think this could happen, but (even back then) weren't there sensors to prevent it? I also like the ending of it, never saw it coming:)

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:50 PM
yeah, this thread is about the movie hairspray, not rollercoaster!! i dont know the answer myself but this person asked a question about what coaster was in hairspray, not what rollercoasters are featured in other movies. im not trying to be a dr phil, but he did ask a pretty good question and id like to know the answer myself......
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:58 PM
Yeah monkey, but he already had that question answered a few up. It was the Thunderhawk at Dorney Park. And Rollercoaster!! is an awesome movie, so I say talk about it, this thread was started about coaster movies.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:06 PM
The subject is "coasterspotting".

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:13 PM
no its cool, the movie is probably good, and i didnt know if that was an answer everyone agreed on, so i didnt know, and coasterspotting was for just that ONE coaster, if you want a discussion about the movie rollercoaster, start one, then other peeps will know what your talking about in the first place and join in.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:14 PM
I saw Fear a couple days ago on Encore. It had an "interesting" scene on a wooden rollercoaster. It was set in Seattle, and I don't know of any wooden coasters there. Anyone know what the coaster was?
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 10:08 PM
Actually I don't mind if anyone with a question on "what was that coaster in a movie I just saw?"

I didn't see Fear, but I go see "House on Haunted Hill" just because my #1 steel was in it, the Incredible Hulk. Sweet cameo!

Btw, if anyone has answers to some of these coaster sitings, I will post it a movie section on my web site, so it can be used as a reference point.

So far we've got:
Hairspray, Fear, Smokey and the Bandit II, House on Haunted Hill, Rollercoaster!, The whole nine yards, The Net, The Aflac "Quack, Quack"

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 10:12 PM
doesnt Space Cowboys have a roller coaster in it?
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 10:18 PM
Yeah, Donald Sutherland in Space Cowboys is riding the Viper at SFMM, "supposedly" making final adjustments to it's speed, etc. when Clint walks up.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 10:25 PM
Yup, SFMM's legendary Viper. Damn, that movie made it look better than it really it, better than any Beemer.

I got a thrill just watching the train rocket into the first loop. What a rush & I wasn't even riding it! :) Plus got a kick when Donnie pulled out a banana on the mid course brakes & ate it. His comments were hysterical, well to coaster enthusiasts I guess.

Didn't 'Hideaway' starring Jeff Goldblum & Alicia Silverstone have several scenes set in a spooky abandoned amusement park?
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