First Superhero Themed attraction?

Sunday, July 9, 2006 11:40 PM
Can someone shed some light on the first Superhero Themed Coaster? Apparently Magic Mountain had another Batman in the form of a stand-up coaster back in the day... or is this just misinformation?
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Sunday, July 9, 2006 11:45 PM
That was Shockwave. I believe SFGAm's Batman was the first "Super Coaster"
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Monday, July 10, 2006 12:06 AM
actually Matt....i consider Scooby Doo a superhero, haha:) hey, he may not have had superpowers, and may have been more scared of the ghosts than fighting them, but he still rocked:) so i'm gonna go with the Scooby Doo woodies at PKD, PKI, and PC, i believed they all opened around 1975, at least the PKD model did.

and yes, i know they are all "Fairly Odd Coaster" now, but i'm old school:) *** Edited 7/10/2006 4:08:17 AM UTC by vacoasterfreak***

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Monday, July 10, 2006 1:05 AM
Apparently Magic Mountain had another Batman in the form of a stand-up coaster back in the day... or is this just misinformation?

SFMM had a stand-up coaster where Psyclone is now that became a the superhero-themed Batman The Escape when it was moved to Astroworld. AV is correct: SFGAm's Batman is the first.

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Monday, July 10, 2006 1:07 AM
I think it's in SFDL's backyard to enhance the beauty of the park and to look pretty.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 11:56 AM
^ According to some *pretty reliable* employee information, the PLAN, so to speak, was for SFAW's stand-up erected at SFDL in time for the '07 season. That was fairly "concrete", hehe. During SpringCon, there were a couple of emplyees from diff. departments that all seemed to be in agreement on that sucject...even had a location picked out, IIRC.

Now, of course, it's up to Snyder & Co. if that will happen. I think it very likely will just be included as a "throw-in" to entice someone to buy the park... ;)

Having RIDDEN that horrid thing at AW, my thought is it might be more valuable as automobile bumpers....and I am a "dedicated preservationist".

*** Edited 7/10/2006 4:08:00 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Monday, July 10, 2006 12:41 PM
The first "supercoaster" was Batman the Ride, at SFGAm, which opened in 1992. The following year, Batman at SFGAdv premiered, as well as Batman the Escape at Astroworld. Batman the Escape operated as Shockwave at SFMM, and then at SFGAdv, until the end of 1992.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 10:32 PM

vacoasterfreak said:
[...]i'm gonna go with the Scooby Doo woodies at PKD, PKI, and PC, i believed they all opened around 1975, at least the PKD model did.

and yes, i know they are all "Fairly Odd Coaster" now, but i'm old school


Forgive my nitpicky correction...actually, Carowinds' Scooby Doo was the only one to open in 1975. Kings Island's Scooby Doo opened in 1972, and Kings Dominion's opened in 1974 (when the park's only attractions were it and the safari). And, thankfully, Kings Dominion is the only park that has not gone with the Fairly Odd Parents moniker...so far.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 11:55 PM
LOL Tim. My apologies to Scoobs. ;)
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:22 AM
^ He'd forgive ya for a Scooby Snak... ;)

Did they all "open with their respective parks?"

Batman just uses gadgets, Scooby has "real" magical powers...LOL! :)

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Wednesday, July 12, 2006 12:23 AM
lol...Vater...i said AROUND 1975...so i was still right;) lol, just pickin at ya man, dont worry...and Gator, you are so right....Batman isnt a superhero, hes a good kickboxer with lots of high tech toys....Scooby is the real hero:) Moosh doesnt know what he's talkin bout;)
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