Flat Ride Database

Sunday, April 20, 2003 5:26 PM
I was browsing through RCDB today, and something came to my mind. Is there a website that has a database of flat rides out there that are at certain parks like RCDB? Just curious.

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 5:30 PM
Well not to my knowledge. If there was then I would ahve to seriosuly congratualte anyone who put that together as there is a heck of alot of flat rides out there. But hey, get someone to fund it and then go on a bunch of trips takign pictures and ridign the rides and then compile it into a site and that wouldn't be too bad of a job.
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Sunday, April 20, 2003 5:33 PM
I'm working on one and I know Adam Sandy has started something as well.

-Danny

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 7:24 PM
Adam's site is hosted by ARN&R...

www.absolutelyreliable.com/adam
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Sunday, April 20, 2003 7:56 PM
I'd be up to the actual site and db, the stats wouldn't be hard to get ( i woundn't think ) if someone wants to help me out, maybe we can get something together? If you have any interest... e-mail me! admin@coasterline.com

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Shaun Rajewski
CoasterLine
http://www.coasterline.com

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 8:18 PM
The closest thing I've seen is the Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts site. Not even close to a flat ride database but a decent listing of dark rides.

If you guys get something going, I've got tons of pics I could lend.

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 8:27 PM
Gee, it sounds like a bunch of us have the same idea...

I am slowly working on a series of PHP scripts designed to handle lists and photos and such in an effort to build a "field guide" to amusement rides. It's slow going at the moment as I am learning the scripting language, collecting the data, and building the database all at once. But ultimately I'd like to make a site out of it. Trouble is, we don't appear to have MySQL and PHP on the University web server, so I might have to find someplace to host it.

It seems to me that while I can do a lot with the photos and bulletins and stuff that I have, the real trick is going to be getting accurate ride lists for parks and carnivals, particularly in getting correct names and manufacturers for some of the rides out there.....

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 8:32 PM
You can also check here:

http://www.ride-extravaganza.com/

It's far from an extensive list but it contains some interesting history of the rides.

Making a complete flat ride database seems like a daunting task. There has got to be several thousand different types produced over the years. Plus the nearly identical rides made by different manufacturers gets pretty confusing.

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 9:26 PM
It wouldn't be a bad idea to get some of these people together and see what they can combine.

Between Dave A, Adam, Dave B, Duane Marden [RCDB], and maybe Iain Hendry and Vic Canfield, you could have something interesting.

I do like the RCDB-style search and stat aspect though, perferably w/ a park/show listing.

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Monday, April 21, 2003 7:23 AM
http://www.rideindex.de/

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Monday, April 21, 2003 9:27 AM
What a great idea! I hope you guys can pull it off ;)

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