Euro Star Rehab...

Friday, March 26, 2004 12:39 AM
Was wondering, did this ride finish its rehab, and if so, has anybody rode it? I'd love to hear if it turned into a good ride after a (much needed apparently) refurb of the ride.
Friday, March 26, 2004 3:17 AM
The rehab should be finished by now. The faiground season is about to start in a few weeks around the easter holidays. I am not sure where EuroStar will begin its ´04 tour, but I will let you know about ride-reviews as soon as they roll in in this thread.
Friday, March 26, 2004 4:43 AM
I'm also looking forward to riding it again - last time I rode it felt like a "coaster with added earthquake simulator".
I hope they managed to get it back into the smooth shape that was so fantastic the first time around.
Saturday, November 27, 2004 9:52 PM
Okay, its an older topic, but since the fair season has almost run its course for the year, did anybody ride EuroStar, and how was it after the Re-furb?
Sunday, November 28, 2004 7:23 AM
I've only talked to one person who has heard about it since. She said that it "better", what ever that means. I didn't talk about that long on the phone, so that's the only info I got. *** Edited 11/28/2004 12:24:19 PM UTC by green_raptor_6***
Sunday, November 28, 2004 11:10 AM
I went on it in September, however this was my first ride. I would rate the ride this fall as in the same ballpark as a bad SLC. After speaking with some of the guys that did the steel work it appears to be one of those things where the ride can only get so much better. The tight turns are a result of the small footprint and, much like the Volare, the cars are asked to navigate turn radii that are too small. The result is several knocks to the head.


Sunday, November 28, 2004 11:31 AM
Yes, it really didn´t turn that much better. I still prefer a ride on a ghost-train with switched on lights to a spin on this attrocity.

It really is a shame. It used to be such a good and thrilling ride in its first years. Time totally ruined it.

At the Moment I have Olympia Looping in my backyard and I ride it nearly every day after work. Better than getting drunk! Still a great and smooth ride, if they only would remove those horrible accordeon restraints.

Sunday, November 28, 2004 3:46 PM
I think the roughness is either over-rated or I can take on the world. I'd like to think it is the former.

This is no smooth ride, granted, but I really don't find it as rough as people make out. Sure, it gives you a kick right up the jacksee and lets you know who's boss, but I think if you just ride it out, you get one of the most gratifyingly intense roller coasters anywhere.

This ride is absolutely belittling. I've ridden it before and after the rehab (which didn't make much difference to be honest) and still rate it very, very highly. I suppose I can see why people find it rough, but only if you sit there and passively enjoy it like you would watching the telly, but if you 'take it on' you really reap the benefits.

Sunday, November 28, 2004 4:40 PM

Marcus Sheen said:(...)if you 'take it on' you really reap the benefits.

Maybe they should rename it "Fight Club" to prepare you for the bruises you're going to get riding it.

Of course, it depends what kind of coaster experience you are up fore. Eurostar does one thing well in all its roughness: Make you feel completely out of control.

Oh-- one comment to Lonnol:

The Layout of Eurostar's track is an absoulte stroke of genius, and is unlike the the "Volare" modelled along perfect spline curves for ultimately smooth transitions - I don't think that the small footprint of the ride (still humongous for a carnie ride) is part of the roughness problem.
The layout is forceful, but really well designed not to toss you around.
The jolts, which feel more like car crashes, are definitely aging problems with not-smoothly fitting track part transitions.
The displacement between the rails was enourmous when I rode it last time - so it needed a lot of abstraction to see the coaster that Eurostar once was.

I was so hoping for it to be better now - what a pity.
*** Edited 11/28/2004 10:40:50 PM UTC by superman***


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