Europe coasters

Tuesday, December 21, 2004 3:45 PM
Does anybody know how far Holiday Park in Germany is from Amsterdam International Airport if you're taking a train. Also, are there any other must-ride roller coasters in Europe (not tooooo far from Amsterdam) besides Expedition G-Force...thanks guys
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Tuesday, December 21, 2004 3:50 PM
Don't forget Six Flags Holland which is someone in Amsterdam (haven't been there but I know they have a park).
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Tuesday, December 21, 2004 5:53 PM
The one link that rules them all: Die Bahn
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?ld=104&newrequest=yes&

German national railroad company's timetable service covers the whole Europe and is the easiest and best way of getting information about train connections and timetables. If it doesn't know about a connection between two places, chaces are it doesn't exist.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004 5:55 PM
What's a train?
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Tuesday, December 21, 2004 6:29 PM
^^^ Something America needs more of...
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Tuesday, December 21, 2004 11:15 PM
^Couldn't agree with you more UdoTch. Bring back steam passenger service!
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Wednesday, December 22, 2004 2:20 AM
Imagine if passenger trains did loops and zero-gs like coaster trains :D

On a semi-serious note, I agree. America needs more trains. (And they need to start here in the Lehigh Valley! It's so annoying to pay an extra $21 for a bus to Philly just for rail service, especially with only 5 buses a day, and 3 of them leave before 10) Ok.. I'm done venting and ranting now. ;)

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Thursday, December 23, 2004 7:34 PM
SFHolland has Goliath, which is an Intamin junior hyper. The layout looks great and from all accounts it's a must ride.
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Thursday, December 23, 2004 8:51 PM
I wish there were more trains. I'm terrified that a plane I'm on is going to get hijacked so trains would be a nice way of getting around.

Incidentalist, I hear that yes Goliath is good but even it's good design doesn't make up for it's small height.

Is SF Holland even owned by Six Flags any more? Didn't they sell all of their overseas parks? Or am I smoking something..

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Thursday, December 23, 2004 9:06 PM
Its Walabi World or something like that, I think that they did sell the European Parks...
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Thursday, December 23, 2004 9:39 PM
^^ I haven't ridden Goliath at SFH (WW), but you have to be smoking something to think that it probably isn't good because it isn't over 300 ft tall. Have you ridden it? If so, I'd like to hear details. I'm not trying to be a bastard, but I am curious if you've experienced the ride, with its 153 ft height, its 70 degree angled drop, or its speed of over 65 mph? Sounds pretty sweet to me, even if it's NOT Superman at SFNE. Hell, it probably kicks the crap out of 90% of the worlds steel rides. Sheesh.

Mike, not to be nitpicky, but does Intamin actually call it a junior hyper? For a second there, that terminology reminded me of Beastie.... ;)

Rob - guess the Grinch got to me yesterday, eh?

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Friday, December 24, 2004 12:03 AM
Actually, Robbio, 'Hyper' is not what Intamin calls any of their coasters;).

What are mostly referred to as Intamin Hyper Coasters are referred to by Intamin/IntaRide as a Mega Coaster. Click Here for a listing of the names. You'll notice that there is not such thing listed as a Rocket, either.

RoS, Height does not make it a better coaster. Guess what the best coaster @ Cedar Point is in my book. Its not TTD. Its not Millie. Heck, its not Magnum, Mean Streak, or even Wicked Twister.

Had you Guessed Gemini and all of its 125 feet, you'd be correct. Height is relative. Rides are good because they are good, not because they are tall. Both Millie and TTD, while good coasters, are both rather 'Meh'.

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Friday, December 24, 2004 12:14 AM
As long as you didn't say Mean Streak.

I am really quite sad that Gemini was closed both days I was up there, it looked like a really cool coaster, and again, the prettiest steel coaster around... though I thought that Millennium was a little more than just "meh" (which is a good TTD description though)

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Friday, December 24, 2004 12:42 AM
Millie is, to me, just 'Meh', but, if you look @ my top 10, it is in there:). I really liked it, but anything past top 5 is just meh to me.

Gemini was the best thing since sliced bread. This is, of course, just my opinion. But it was the only coaster at Cedar Point that I was still smiling from when I got in line for my next coaster. TTD was the only ride I rode 2 times, however.

Mean Streak was totally Meh. It was okay, I didn't find it a bit rough, it just didn't do anything for me.

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Friday, December 24, 2004 2:01 AM
Meh must equal nasty ass rough in your opinion then, Clint. ;)
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Friday, December 24, 2004 5:10 AM
Hehe. Actually, I was suprised at how un-rough it was. I mean, it wasn't the smoothest woodie, but it was not so much rough to me as boring, rob.
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Friday, December 24, 2004 5:22 AM

Ride of Steel said:
I wish there were more trains. I'm terrified that a plane I'm on is going to get hijacked so trains would be a nice way of getting around.

,,, Except that trains have absolutely no security, no bag checks... nothing. If a terrorist wanted to hop on Amtrak with a biological or nuclear weapon, there would be no stopping them.

IMO, this country doesn't need more trains... We just need to revamp the system so it actually works.

Oh yeah,,, roller coasters. They're cool 'n stuff.

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Friday, December 24, 2004 10:31 AM
I agree with Clint. Mean Streak is just....*yawn*.

:-D

-Tina

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Friday, December 24, 2004 12:49 PM
Mean Streak is just weird. Who ever heard of a coasters w/trims going down the first hill? I liked the coaster, but the trim issue just astounds me. bad engineering, perhaps? Nothing quite like a coaster that holds you back from the jump.
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Friday, December 24, 2004 1:28 PM

nasai said:
^^ I haven't ridden Goliath at SFH (WW), but you have to be smoking something to think that it probably isn't good because it isn't over 300 ft tall.

Well Rob, he must be smoking something straight out of Amsterdam! This is just my opinion, and I know most people would disagree with me, but I like Goliath even better than SFNE’s Superman. In fact, out of all the coasters I’ve been on, Goliath would probably be my favorite. To me, the layout if pretty much perfection.

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