Coasters like Chaos

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:59 AM
I vaguely recall riding Chaos at Opryland USA and remember having lots of fun on it. Are there any more coasters like it?
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:26 AM
Thanks for the link, but the first two are the same coaster (which I believe is disassembled) and the third is overseas. Is Vekoma the only one who made rides like this?
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 2:56 AM
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:09 AM
That's a shame. This was a one-of-a-kind idea. Why didn't it take off?
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:20 AM
I'm sure it was unique experience, but crappy coaster in a box with lights and smoke is still a crappy coaster.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 3:26 AM
I was very young when I rode it. Therefore, my perception of it is probably way off.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:24 AM
Looks pretty fun to me; I really dig indoor coasters. :)
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 7:54 AM
I remembered LOVING it. I was there the first year, and it had the most entertaining queue I've ever experienced. I don't know if the queue lasted the whole ride's life, though.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:29 AM

Neuski said:
I'm sure it was unique experience, but crappy coaster in a box with lights and smoke is still a crappy coaster.

It was far from it, the effects that it had were state the art back in 1989, I mean the entir

e project only came in at 8 million (the same amount Magnum was built for the same year).

You can read all about the ride here:

and about the themes that it took on here:

The ride was just downright fun and featured a VERY catchy soundtrack. This ride was basically the ride that made me realize my love of roller coasters had started, when the second time and final time I visited the park I rode CHAOS 33 times that day. Maybe if I had riden it today having ridden 360 roller coasters, that wouldn't have been as impressed since I had ridden less than 50 roller coasters when I took my last ride on CHAOS. I was very sad it hear that the park was closing and CHAOS was be gone forever and still am today.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:57 AM
I'm not sure what you mean when you ask have there been other coasters like this. Although not identical to Chaos there are other indoor coasters with scenes and soundtracks. Dragon at LaRonde, Vogel Rok at Efteling and even Disney's Rock 'n' Roller coasters could be considered to be in that same genre.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005 10:26 AM
I recall Chaos as nothing more than a dark ride with jaded theming. The train was so long that you could feel the pushing/pulling throughout the course. You could never get any forces on the body that would closley resmble that which you would expect from a typical coaster.
Thursday, December 1, 2005 9:17 PM
Wasn't Boblo's Nightmare/SFAW's Mayan Mindbender a similar ride? RCDB lists it as an mk-700 also.

I remember Nightmare as having an amazingly long train. 40 cars, 80 passengers (like Chaos) sounds about right, the train wrapped around 3 sides of the station. When I rode the ride at AW, the train was much shorter, more like the 12 car train that RCDB lists (for both rides).

Anyone know for sure?

Thursday, December 1, 2005 10:19 PM
Maybe they weren't a big hit because of the blocking... I mean isn't this cutting it a little close. ;)

(looks odd to me)

Thursday, December 1, 2005 10:45 PM
SFAW's Mayan Mindbender was not similar to OL's Chaos in track layout. About the only thing in common was they were both indoor coasters.
Friday, December 2, 2005 12:39 AM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
I really dig indoor coasters. :)


Indoor coasters ROCK! Capacity almost always seems to be an issue, but they are really a LOT of fun.

Current favs - Mummy at USF, SFoT's Runaway Mtn. and SFGE's Nightmare. Honorable mentions for GAdv's Skull Mtn. and Mayan Mindbender...and of course, MK's Space Mountain. Can't wait to try DL's new version, never did get to ride the old one due to the rehab.

Oops, forgot to mention Fire in the Hole and Blazing Fury...they really ARE all great rides....INDOORS is cool! :)

USH's Mummy is a much better ride than our California friends admit... ;) *** Edited 12/2/2005 5:43:02 AM UTC by rollergator***

Friday, December 2, 2005 1:05 AM
Oh gator, you're going to love our new Space Mountain. It's like... well... really cool. For some reason, it feels like you are gliding through space.
Friday, December 2, 2005 1:37 AM
I got one ride on the old Space Mountain over 10 years ago. I remember enjoying it, but I've had plenty of rides on the MK's Space Mountain. It is one of my all-time favorite steelies. Just plain fun. :)

The Flight of Fears sans the OTSR's are another pair of superb steelies.

I missed out on the Mayan Mindbender credit. I really regret not spending another day at Astro World on my trip in October. > "Stupid!"

Friday, December 2, 2005 2:55 AM
CHAOS = Most overated roller coaster ever.

Opryland would have been better off putting that $8 million into something different.

Friday, December 2, 2005 9:41 AM
yeah, they should've invested that in something worthwhile like a hypertwisterstandupinvertedwoodie. ;)


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