Coaster with the most seats

Friday, May 21, 2004 9:20 AM
Hi all,

Does anyone know which coaster has the most seats?

I saw this article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/southern_counties/3734635.stm

It describes how 28 people set a new world record for the most number of people riding a coaster naked. They did it for charity on Thorpe Park's (London) Nemisis Inferno (which oddly enough I will be riding in one week's time).

Nitro at Great Adventure (my home park) holds 36. Does anyone know of one that has more seats?

thanks,

azo

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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:26 AM
Adding that I want to be emailed when someone replies. :-)
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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:51 AM
I would say that Nitro and all B&M Hypers would be in the running for the most seats... because any other coaster that I can think of that has 4 seats per row, dosen't have 9 rows.

There is a kiddy coaster that has like 15 or 20 some rows (it's freikin huge)... that may be a competitor

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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:52 AM
Aren't there some Zierer or Miler Family Coasters that hold 40? (20x2)
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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:55 AM
Yes there are.
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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:58 AM
Can you name any for me that you know of?
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Friday, May 21, 2004 10:04 AM
I think the Vekoma Illusion coasters have the most seats with 60 per train.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail917.htm

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Friday, May 21, 2004 10:17 AM
Wow!

That's a lot of people!!

And of the 3 built, the one in Belgium is the only one still standing!

If only it weren't so expensive to travel to Europe in the summer so I could visit more parks there.

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Friday, May 21, 2004 10:24 AM
I think the closest to NYC would be Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train at SF Great Adventure.

In general, the Six Flags chain has MANY of these, such as Poison Ivy's Tangled Train at SFNE, etc.

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Friday, May 21, 2004 12:47 PM
Gemini at CP, 2 trains of 30 racing for 60 people in one shot. Find The Beast's original 4 bench 5 car trains and the headline could read 40 Naked People Ride World's Longest Woodie.
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Friday, May 21, 2004 1:26 PM
Chaos at Opryland had 40 cars for a total of 80 riders.

Check out this link:

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail164.htm

I know that RCDB says 30 cars for Revolution and that may have been the case, but I certainly remember there were 40 cars on Chaos.

It was very entertaining to see the train take 30+ seconds to leave the station.

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Friday, May 21, 2004 1:27 PM

boblogone said:
Gemini at CP, 2 trains of 30 racing for 60 people in one shot.

Now I guess we're stretching things! Besides, IOA's Dueling Dragons would score 64 riders on that particular grid.

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Friday, May 21, 2004 1:39 PM
That's the site I got the info that they only built 3:
http://www.rcdb.com/installationresult.htm?column=1,10,3,4,5&order=1,2&model=69

As for the two train theory, I think the Guinness people might only count the one train.

I think this would be a VERY amusing record to break and to be a part of.

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Saturday, May 22, 2004 12:33 AM
Gemini Greg said:
Chaos at Opryland had 40 cars for a total of 80 riders.

Check out this link:

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail164.htm

I know that RCDB says 30 cars for Revolution and that may have been the case, but I certainly remember there were 40 cars on Chaos.

Yeah, I think Chaos had 40 cars/80 riders per train from what I remember. Perhaps Revolution had 40 cars when it was built but they removed some over time.

*** Edited 5/22/2004 4:36:21 AM UTC by Dukeis#1***

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Saturday, May 22, 2004 6:36 AM
I don't know if Guinness would count more than one train if they can cycle at the same time and be on the circuit at the same time (like most three train coasters).

I was going to mention the Vekoma Illusion coasters - those trains are about 200ft long, although I would be put off by the fact you have to sit Log Flume style in between people's legs - I wouldn't like to do that naked (eek).

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Saturday, May 22, 2004 7:02 AM

Marcus Sheen said:
I was going to mention the Vekoma Illusion coasters - those trains are about 200ft long, although I would be put off by the fact you have to sit Log Flume style in between people's legs - I wouldn't like to do that naked (eek).

But you could still do the "most Elvis lookalikes"- or "most Santa Clauses"- on-a-coaster-record.

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Saturday, May 22, 2004 11:56 AM

Marcus Sheen said:
I would be put off by the fact you have to sit Log Flume style in between people's legs - I wouldn't like to do that naked (eek).

Married couples?
-R

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Saturday, May 22, 2004 12:02 PM
True, I was really thinking more about a group of students like at Thorpe, although shouldn't obviously ignore the possibility that there would be couples in the group.
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Saturday, May 22, 2004 11:27 PM
Chaos was amazing. Its the first thing that popped into my head when I read the thread title. That train was unlike any other.
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Sunday, May 23, 2004 1:10 PM
About 200ft long isn't/wasn't it? I remember getting addicted to Revolution at Bobbijaanland when I visited - I love how the front of the train is almost above the back of the train on the spiral lift. A really fun ride.
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