Monday, June 23, 2003 9:43 PM
I know Millenium Force was the first coaster to use the elevator lift system but I was wondering if there are many other coasters out there with it. Maybe there are a lot of them out there and I just haven't ridden them? If so can you just name a few of them?
Monday, June 23, 2003 9:55 PM
Hmmm, well there is Goliath in Holland, Expedition GeForce in Germany, and some crazy Japenese coaster with a cable lift in Japan.
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Monday, June 23, 2003 9:58 PM
Only three other rides exist with the same system that Millennium Force uses:
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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:12 AM
Deja Vu does... Only, it's a vertical lift.
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:16 AM
If you're going to put Deja Vu's in that category, then so does every boomerang installation in the world.
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:28 PM
It seems pretty fast and efficient, why don't more companies use it on their taller coasters?
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:34 PM
I think Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at Indiana Beach would qualify as an elevator lift (it is actually an elevator, while the others are more or less just the cable and a catchwagon).
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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:43 PM
Brad, I think one of the major reasons is because the elevator lift system on Millennium Force is fairly new, and many tall coasters (see: hyper) were built before it. Another factor is probably cost-effectiveness.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:50 PM
The scenic railway at Tivoli, Denmark, uses a cable on the lifthill. Does that count as an elevator lifthill system?
And it works perfectly and very smooth.
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 2:27 PM
No, thats just a cable used the same way a chain is used.
Anyway, Millenium Force IS NOT the first coaster with an elevator lift. Instead I believe it is some Meisho coaster in Japan.
I want to say it's Double Loop at Fujikyu but am not sure. Nasai or Peabody know as they are the ones who tipped me off on it to begin with.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 3:20 PM
Yeah, I was the one who blew MF's record ;) I thought MF was the first too, but I was surprised to see an extremely similar lift on the Double Loop at Fujikyu, which was built in the mid-late 80s I believe. Not identical (more low-tech), but essentially the same thing.
I regret not getting a really good picture of the lift system, but suffering through 13 hours worth of jetlag/time change the thought never crossed my mind. (Plus I was a little heartbroken that Dodonpa was not to open for a few more months :( )
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