Defunct Coasters

Thursday, July 10, 2003 7:42 AM
I'm curious about what determines whether an old, long gone, classic coaster is listed in the database on this site. When I was compiling my track record, I noticed that some defunct rides that I had ridden were listed, while others weren't. I submitted two rides from my past that I rode in the 70's and are both now gone. One was added to the database, the other hasn't been...yet. The funny thing is, of the two rides I submitted, the least significant one was added, while the larger coaster hasn't been included. I realize that it takes a lot of time and effort to maintain such a list, but this park had several coasters during its history (built by T.M.Harton) and there are also two videos about the park. I'm not mad or anything, it just seems like a shame to dismiss such a great old coaster. As much credit as the Pheonix gets (and deserves), this coaster was its younger brother built with a little more height and a swooping first turnaround.

Long live the Myer's Lake Park Comet (1948-1974)

Jon Blakemore President GOCC 1998-2002

Thursday, July 10, 2003 8:02 AM
If a coaster was relocated, it will show up under it's new name and new location. If no longer in existence, then it shows as defunct.

"Here's the thing about living in the past. If it was so good, then how come it didn't last? If it helps you, I'll put it in a phrase. Those were the times, but these are the days." - The Human League

Thursday, July 10, 2003 12:41 PM
Yeah, the coaster I mentioned is defunct and was torn down mercilessly. I was more curious as to what criteria would cause a coaster to be listed in our database. Euclid Beach coasters are in there but Myer's Lake isn't and its closing was more recent.I figure that since it is such a daunting task to maintain such a list that some type of verification would be in order. But thanks EV, I'll keep your post in mind when I search the listings again.

Wood - anything else is just an imitation

Thursday, July 10, 2003 12:45 PM
Chalk that one up to my inability to stay on top of the submissions.

Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - -
DELETED! What time does the water show start?

Thursday, July 10, 2003 2:12 PM
That's OK Jeff. It was one heck of a ride too. I was only there once, but we rode it 27 times that day during its last season. Anyway, I'm sure you propably are bombarded with submissions, plus everything else that is done to maintain this site. This has to be a full time job for you. Thanks again.
Thursday, July 10, 2003 2:41 PM
I am wondering too. I had submitted the now moved Shockwave that was at SFGAdv some time ago (at least four months now), and it still has not been listed. Will this coaster ever be listed in its SFGAdv form, or just in its Batman: The Escape form at Astroworld? Should I resubmit? Even though they are the same coaster, I consider them as being two different coasters in terms of my track record.

"If you make it too smooth, it'll be like sitting in your living room."
-Bill Cobb - Designer, Texas Cyclone


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