Discovery Documentary Update!

Monday, February 27, 2006 9:11 AM
Finally I have some air dates for the Discovery Channel documentary on wood coasters. Only UK and Canada at the moment, but USA dates will follow...

Discovery UK airs "Building the Biggest: Coasters" March 29 at 10pm.
Discovery Canada airs "Building the Biggest: Coasters” March 23 at 9pm

Thanks to everyone at Coaster Buzz! Particularly anyone who posted comments and opinions on this forum, which helped us greatly at the development stage.


Liz *** Edited 2/27/2006 3:02:20 PM UTC by LizTV*** *** Edited 2/27/2006 3:02:58 PM UTC by LizTV*** *** Edited 2/27/2006 3:03:23 PM UTC by LizTV*** *** Edited 2/27/2006 3:03:49 PM UTC by LizTV*** *** Edited 2/28/2006 1:23:41 PM UTC by LizTV***

Monday, February 27, 2006 9:17 AM
Thought i'd get this in early - I don't get Discovery here in the UK as i'm on freeview - if anyone's recording it (UK or canada) would someone be willing to burn it onto dvd or vhs for me - naturally i'd pay the postage and replace the vid/disc.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 8:25 AM

Discovery Canada have just changed the air date and brought the episode forward in the series, which is good news.

So just to confirm Discovery Canada will air Building the Biggest: Coasters on 23 March at 9pm

Building the Biggest - Rollercoasters
Thurs., March 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Ever since the American Rosenthal brothers built the Cyclone in 1926, roller coasters have held a terrifying fascination for generations of thrill seekers. The Cyclone quickly became a Brooklyn icon, but in the 1950s families began to abandon the city for the suburbs and the demise of Coney Island mirrored the move from wood to steel in the search for the ultimate gravity defying roller coaster ride. Until now - 50 years later, the wooden coaster is being reborn. "Woodies" offer a very different quality of ride that’s enhanced by a physiological induction of fear. This episode joins the race to build the most terrifying ride, travelling to Indiana, Kentucky and New Jersey where three of the biggest, fastest and tallest wooden roller coasters are under construction. Watch as engineers calculate the winning formula to enthrall, thrill and terrify.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:31 AM
Gesh I can't remember the last "new" coaster show I caught on tv, I hope I remember to catch this one. It's a shame they don't make as many as the used to. Or maybe I don't watch as much TV as I used to, and I just miss them all the time.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 10:12 AM
Thanks for posting Liz, and thanks for joining us for the podcast!
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 12:21 PM
Is this show done or are they still adding to it? I would be curious to know the list of parks they visited.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 12:52 PM
Thanks Liz.... :)

BTW, I *love* the intro piece to the wooden coasters...the Rosenthals are NOT forgotten!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 1:44 PM
Coasterdaddy - The film is completed and the three parks that we visited were

Holiday World - The Voyage

Beech Bend Park - The Kentucky Rumbler

SF Great Adventures - El Toro


Tuesday, February 28, 2006 2:37 PM
For a hint at their visit to document The Voyage being built, look here:

An absolutely brilliant time was had by all!


Wednesday, March 1, 2006 12:50 AM
Shall I wear my El Toro shirt out to Holiday World when I come this year? ;)

And Liz is very cute! (I mean that in a nice way, not an internet stalker kind of way :P )

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 1:15 AM
I hope this show finds its way onto Discovery HD's schedule.
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 9:02 AM
I'm pretty sure they didn't shoot in HD though, did they?
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 12:32 PM
Yes, Jeff, it was shot in HD.


Wednesday, March 1, 2006 7:45 PM
mmmMMm... HD... :)
Wednesday, March 1, 2006 9:39 PM
How much do we love HD?! MMMmMmmmmMmMMMMM is right! :)

Joe "cannot wait to see Voyage with my own eyes, though ;)" C.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 10:49 PM
I've had HD for about a year and half now and I spotted my first HD coaster show about a week ago.

It was on INHD2 and it involved a pyschologist getting people over their coaster fears. They rode Top Gun and PCW once he cured them and the show featured a lot of CP rides. It was preMaxAir. *** Edited 3/2/2006 4:15:59 AM UTC by jive2***


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