Posted Friday, June 1, 2001 4:44 AM | Contributed by Jeff
CoasterBuzz is proud to announce Roller Coaster Rollback, a database of historical events that includes everything from the birth of your favorite coaster designer to the death of a now defunct park.
The database, maintained by Dave Althoff, Jr. (known as "RideMan" to CoasterBuzz members), was compiled by readers of the news group rec.roller-coaster. Althoff has continued to maintain the database and add to it since that time.
Now, the Roller Coaster Rollback can appear on every coaster site in the universe with a "today in coaster history" look! Simply cut and paste the HTML code on the main Roller Coaster Rollback page in to your Web page and enjoy.
Today's events can be found on the CoasterBuzz home page, and the rest of the database can be found by clicking on the link in the tools menu at right.
Friday, June 1, 2001 4:53 AM
EXCELLENT JOB TO ALL INVOLVED...Roller Coaster Rollback is fantastic!
Friday, June 1, 2001 5:04 AM
WOW! That is an awesome feature. Great addition to the site.
Friday, June 1, 2001 5:47 AM
Cool! Now we can read what's happened on that date everyday. Keep the good work up mates.
Friday, June 1, 2001 1:00 PM
Things are really getting competitive on these rollercoaster sites. Did the Rideman do the Almanac on another site with Thrill in the title? Its looks to be the same to me alot of it is even worded the same.
Friday, June 1, 2001 2:01 PM
Great job all!
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Friday, June 1, 2001 3:11 PM
"12/26/1978 - Carol Florez, 5'3" tall and weighing 253 pounds, is fatally ejected from the
third drop of the Colossus racing coaster at Magic Mountain, Valencia, California."
Man that must have been scary. I've never heard of that happening.
AKA V2 at CCN! AKA SFMWManiac at SFMWOnline!
Friday, June 1, 2001 5:44 PM
Not a very festive holiday season for the Florez family that year... :(
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Friday, June 1, 2001 7:07 PM
Interesting that it is identical to the almanac added to thrillride, but I guess that is since it came from that group. I will be viewing it here of course :)
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 9:23 AM
Wow Dave! What a feature! Thanks so much. Count my site in!!!
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 5:47 PM
Yes, it's the same almanac, maintained by RideMan. It came from the old World of Coasters, which ThrillRide absorbed (well, actually, the almanac is the only thing other than the domain name I've seen them use). Since Dave wanted to keep the thing as much in the public domain as possible, he suggested propagating it a la our newswire, so we did! Anyone can get the "today in history" on their own site. You can see an example of it on GTTP.
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
Monday, June 4, 2001 5:02 AM
The two major differences between the ThrillRide! information and the CoasterBuzz information. First of all, the CoasterBuzz version is more up-to-date, as I haven't sent ThrillRide! an updated file yet; second, the CoasterBuzz version includes that nifty online version that you can put on your own site. In fact, I am about to put it on mine! :)
But yes, it's the same thing either place. You might see that data pop up somewhere else, too, in an entirely different format, if I can work out how to do it...!
Oh, and as always, if you have anything to add, please send it to me!
--Dave Althoff, Jr.