Coasters that go under their own station

Tuesday, January 3, 2006 2:50 AM
I know this is a rather odd topic, but this came up in a discussion I was having with a friend about the platform design of roller coasters. As it were, neither of us could think of any roller coasters that travel under their own station off the top of our heads. So I'll just throw this out there, and I'm sure someone will be able to think of one or two.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 2:59 AM
Kumba at Busch Gardens If I remember correctly does. Also Nemesis Inferno over at Thorpe Park across the pond does kinda (It drops out of the station and goes back under it sort of) any whos yeah theres two off the top o' my head. I'm sure theres more.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 3:52 AM
I think a famous one is Wiener Looping which has an inversion around the station, therefore going under it twice.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig1110.htm

There are quite a few coasters with sections lower than their station, but very few have a pass-under.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 7:07 AM
One of the most famous coasters that did (past tense) is the Crystal Beach Cyclone.

Noted here on Badnitrus' re-creation

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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 8:52 AM
don't forget Hercules....
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 10:05 AM
Hades goes under the platform that enters the station, but right before the counter. Does that count?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/raventtd/Hades540.jpg

edit: fixed link *** Edited 1/3/2006 8:41:47 PM UTC by RavenTTD***

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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 11:13 AM
Didn't the Riverview Bobs do this?

Also, I think the winding tunnel at the beginning of Santa Cruz Giant Dipper kinda does this as well. *** Edited 1/3/2006 4:15:04 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***

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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 11:25 AM
Actually Kumba dives behind the station, below the holding brakes, not the station. *** Edited 1/3/2006 4:25:51 PM UTC by SONiC Senshi***
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 12:37 PM
Racer at Kennywood goes under and over the station.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 4:20 PM

SONiC Senshi said:
Actually Kumba dives behind the station, below the holding brakes, not the station. *** Edited 1/3/2006 4:25:51 PM UTC by SONiC Senshi***

I knew it went close but couldn't quite remember seeing as I haven't been there in a year and a half. Thank you for clarification. Also, I checked out Nemesis Inferno and according to this construction pic on rcdb http://www.rcdb.com/ig1747.htm?picture=6 it does in fact go under its station. *** Edited 1/4/2006 1:00:26 AM UTC by coaster_freak00***

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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 5:51 PM
Coaster, now "Thunderhawk" at Dorney used to go under the station before they tore down the BIG old station.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 7:46 PM
Thanks, Sonic. I didn't think Kumba station dove.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2006 8:30 PM
I'm pretty sure the Grand National goes under its station much like Kennywood's Racer, before you reach the lift. Also, although not a true pass under, would the helix around the Knoebel's Twister station count? *** Edited 1/4/2006 2:15:46 AM UTC by Ben Nelson***
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 4:33 AM
The Grand National doesn't quite go under the station - one track does pass under the brake run whilst the other runs parallel to it :)


-Jimvy :)

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 7:46 AM
I am not sure, but don't the three Paramount racing coasters (at PKI, PKD and PC) go under their stations...or do they just travel under the brake run?
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 12:05 PM
Naw, PKI's Racer just runs parallel to it.

As I suspected, the list of coasters with this feature is quite small.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 3:58 PM
That Badnitrus video for Crystal Beach Cyclone makes me wish it were still around...what an awesome woodie that would be even by todays standards.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 8:42 PM
The Riverview Bobs did in fact go under the station on the way to its lift as well as the Fireball at Riverview which dove under the station after the lift.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 9:06 PM
Bullet at Flamingoland used to (now that it's closed, it doesn't quite do it anymore, tear)

http://www.rcdb.com/ig818.htm

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Wednesday, January 4, 2006 9:38 PM

RavenTTD said:
Hades goes under the platform that enters the station, but right before the counter. Does that count?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/raventtd/Hades540.jpg


It doesn't look like there's a fence around that track right next to that queue line. Is that safe?
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