Discovery to air new theme park and thrill ride shows

Posted Saturday, May 5, 2001 5:51 AM | Contributed by eric

The Discovery Channel will debut three new television specials on roller coasters, thrill rides and amusement parks this month. 30 Rollercoasters in 24 Hours, Extreme Rides 2001 and More Top Ten Coasters will air over the Memorial Day weekend, a yearly tradition on the Discovery Channel.

More Top Ten Coasters -- Ride the world's greatest roller coasters and meet ride designers, engineers, enthusiasts, and behavioral scientists who explain explore the popularity of Top 10 Lists and Top 10 Coaster Lists.

Extreme Rides 2001 -- Explore the latest technology behind the tallest, fastest, longest, wettest, highest and scariest thrill rides in the world. Hear from enthusiasts, designers, ride engineers and park administrators and discover the designs behind the screams.

30 Rollercoasters in 24 Hours -- Follow a group of rollercoaster enthusiasts as they attempt to set a world record for riding the most number of roller coasters in 24 hours. Special lipstick-size cameras, and specialized audio and camera mounts capture history in the making!

A variety of old favorites are also airing during May on both the Discovery Channel and The Travel Channel. For a complete list of shows, descriptions and dates visit the Ultimate Rollercoaster.

Link: Ultimate Rollercoaster

Saturday, May 5, 2001 6:03 AM
Sounds cool. Finally some shows with our new coasters will be on. Will Extreme Rides 2001 have Goliath, MF, and SROS?

SROS at SFNE, the #1 steelie
Saturday, May 5, 2001 12:27 PM
I thought they were going to have a Cedar Point show!?!?!

I don't need drugs to get high, I need coasters!"
Saturday, May 5, 2001 1:49 PM

I know for a fact that 30 coasters in 24 hours has Goliath because I was there the day GRP, Guiness Record Project, broke the record. I was in the back car on Goliath when they did it. Way to go guys! (Scott R. Craig here) Members from the Nor Cal A.C.E. team endured 30 california coaster in 24 with some time to spare. Let me tell you, from there faces, it was not easy!
No Lapbar, No Seatbelt, No Problem!
Saturday, May 5, 2001 8:54 PM
"I thought they were going to have a Cedar Point show!?!?! "

I hope not, I mean, pretty much every show in the past has been a Cear Point documentary. I do hope at least one of the shows shows Millennium Force, but no more from that park.
Sunday, May 6, 2001 2:47 AM
Lucky people....
I live in Singapore.. Discovery channel is kinda dull here. o well maybe they will show it again this summer when i come to the us...

Sunday, May 6, 2001 5:44 AM
One of these is going to feature Thrillerman on S:UE! I can't wait to see someone I know on national TV!

------------- for Real/Defunct/mini coasters and parks for RCT
Sunday, May 6, 2001 8:23 AM

I hope they will show on the discovery during the coaster shows all the roller coasters at six flags magic mountain cause it bringing memories back when I see people riding them. ^_^
"Enough is Enough"
Sunday, May 6, 2001 5:08 PM
They are going to have a show all about Cedar Point, but I think it will air sometime in June.

(Who at 16 years of age would be more than willing to pay a $15-$25 dollar subscription in order to keep this site running)
Sunday, May 6, 2001 7:30 PM
I agree that we don't need anymore CP footage unless it has MF or a behind the scenes look like they had on SFMM. If I see Raptor one more time on one of these shows...
Monday, May 7, 2001 3:03 AM
What ever happened to the DH Morgan show about the Steel Dragon called 'The Making Of A Coaster'? Have they burned the tape or what? They said it would air last year, this year, now will it ever?
Monday, May 7, 2001 2:07 PM
At this time I only know that in the '30 Rollercoasters in 24 Hours' program will have nearly all of the California roller coasters. Because they only did California as the state has more operating coasters than any other in the country. And I guess it was easier and faster to cover that much coasters in that amount of time. Remember they didn't do any flying!
Monday, May 7, 2001 4:23 PM
GREAT! We can all see john peck's shoulder on MF!
An unnerving stillness in the woods of southern Indiana beckons for you on May 11th.....
Monday, May 7, 2001 8:57 PM
I hope the show airs about Cedar Point soon. The Discovery Channel was a big thing for the employees of the park and especially the employees of Happy Friar!

Im from Kansas, boy do we need some roller coasters in Kansas.
Tuesday, May 8, 2001 11:30 AM
I hope they do show a Cedar Point one soon think about it yes it is in every one but they always go to another park and never talk about Cedar Point. They did a behind the scenes at SFMM why not Cedar Point.

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