Developers want new coaster at Coney Island

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2006 5:04 PM | Contributed by Jeff

A new state-of-the-art roller coaster could someday be weaving between buildings and bulleting along Coney's famed Boardwalk. With more than 4,000 feet of swirling steel tracks, the yet-unnamed coaster would soar above Stillwell Ave. and spiral along the Boardwalk at breakneck speeds. The coaster, which would be an instant rival to Coney's classic Cyclone, is part of a massive redevelopment plan by Thor Equities, which has bought property in the Brooklyn amusement mecca.

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Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:52 PM
Hello, build something like California Screaming...Looks like wood, but it's not. :)
Thursday, November 16, 2006 8:53 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I know some of the old timers really like Coney just the way it is and fear the changes, but I would like to see it totally revamped and be more like a park and less of a carnival. I picture it being something like a cross between Indiana Beach and Lakeside.
Thursday, November 16, 2006 10:41 PM
This is interesting, has anyone ever heard of a coaster being designed this way?

"Designers at the Switzerland-based amusement firm Intamin AG are devising a plan that would allow the tracks to be extended if it's decided later that the coaster should be bigger."

Friday, November 17, 2006 12:06 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Could easily be done. You simply just add another coaster to the end of the first one (another lift hill or launch and subsequent layout) before returning to the station.
Friday, November 17, 2006 12:42 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Addendum to the above post:
Think of how fast Dragster and KaKa are going when they hit the brakes. You could add 8000 feet of track to the end of the ride!
Perhaps this ride is being designed to end with a LOT of velocity similar to the above examples.
Friday, November 17, 2006 12:49 AM
If only I had a dollar for everytime one said TTD can be made longer.

Money, space, and money again. We do live in a real world.

Friday, November 17, 2006 1:48 AM
If you look at the artists rendering of the coaster, I think a 'block-violation' has occurred!. :)
Friday, November 17, 2006 2:42 AM
I dunno, since we're being silly here, I've always thought that TTD could have been designed to be extended in the future. Just lift off the top segment of track and add another few hundred feet to it! :)
Friday, November 17, 2006 3:22 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I wasn't debating whether or not CP could pull it off. The point was that it could be done. Just trying to shed light on this "extending the track" thing.
Friday, November 17, 2006 9:03 AM
Anyway, getting back to the topic at hand, I think that's a good idea. People will ride it and complain about it being too short, then the owners can add more track and convince people it's a new coaster and ride again.
Saturday, November 18, 2006 1:38 AM
"Designers at the Switzerland-based amusement firm Intamin AG are devising a plan that would allow the tracks to be extended if it's decided later that the coaster should be bigger."

Cool, they're putting in a GeoTrax system. :)

Saturday, November 18, 2006 3:06 PM
I'm always a little leary when a company settles with future planned improvements. It makes me wonder how much of a quality product we're starting with here. Let's not forget the lessons we learned from DisneyLand's Rocket Rod's.
Saturday, November 18, 2006 4:43 PM
Sheikrafanatic's avatar Well if someone was to design a good way to extend roller coaster track it would be easier and less expensive to have the tallest and fastest just add mor launch track and raise the top hat
Monday, November 20, 2006 5:03 PM
I think it is a good idea. I mean Coney Island is an amazing place but things always need to change and they already are with the new revamp in pogress. I think that adding a new coaster would be great!

Monday, November 20, 2006 5:16 PM
The Maurer-Söhne SkyWheel is designed to be expandable in various stages. No Intamin innovation, although they would like to claim that they invented breathing and trousers.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:39 PM
phoenixphan :-)'s avatar So it is going to be the wolds largest K*Nex Screamin' Seprent? I guess they must have bought the one from Toy's 'R Us in Times Square. Sounds like a nice idea, but a load of bull. Coney Island is never going to be a successful amusement attraction; maybe a good housing development. I personally say nothing that appealed to me when I last visited, and nothing would make me go back to that neighborhood.

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