Ellen & Jude Law "ride" a wooden coaster - anyone know which one?

Tuesday, September 28, 2004 5:42 PM
I was watching a rerun of "The Ellen DeGeneres" chat show the other night. She had Jude Law on as her guest, and they were discussing "Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow", making jokes about how the whole film was shot in front of a blue or green screen, with effects and environments added later. At the end of the interview, they took a simulated rollercoaster ride in front of a green screen. Mildly amusing antics, such as funny faces, fake nausea, and standing up as an example of "what not to do" were rampant.

The coaster was an unpainted out-and-back woodie in what appeared to be a smaller park. I believe the area surrounding the park was wooded, but the ride itself was mostly in a grassy field.

Did anyone else see this episode? And if you did, can you identify the coaster? Just curious...

:-)

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 8:29 PM

djgreghaus said:
they took a simulated rollercoaster ride in front of a green screen. Mildly amusing antics, such as funny faces, fake nausea, and standing up as an example of "what not to do" were rampant. Did anyone else see this episode? And if you did, can you identify the coaster? Just curious... :-)

I believe it was collosus at heide park

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 8:37 PM
Hmmmm... Colossos looks a little too big to be the coaster in question. I seem to recall a Merry-Go-Round being visible alongside the coaster as well.

That said, Colossos looks like a very impressive coaster, a total airtime machine. The ride on the Ellen show didn't look quite that massive.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery988.htm

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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 8:40 PM
Speaking of Colossos at Heide park anyone been on it. Is it good or is it just another Son Of Beast?
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004 10:05 PM
After browsing through RCDB.com, I think the coaster in question might actually be "Timber Terror" at Silverwood.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery176.htm

I'm not positive, but it looks quite similar to the ride on the show. It's possible that I mistook the balloon ride for a merry-go-round. Anyone know for sure, or if there are coasters with similar layouts and placement?

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 4:09 AM
I'm pretty sure it was Timber Terror at Silverwood, but what threw me was that they ran the clip backwards since they were facing the camera (instead of having their backs to the camera which is what normal TV segments do). Thus, the POV had to look like it was going out behind them instead of going in front of them. Climbing backwards up the first drop hill at the end gave it away and also that it was Silverwood.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 4:48 PM
It was indeed Silverwood's Timber Terror, although the POV footage was run backwards. SNL used the exact same footage - also in reverse - for the skit "Michael Jackson on a Roller Coaster."
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Wednesday, September 29, 2004 9:17 PM
Thanks, guys... I thought there was something funny about that footage. I couldn't figure out why the tallest hill was the last. Now I know why... heh.

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