Thursday, January 18, 2001 9:14 AM
I've been holding out on you fellow coaster fans. Have been in the Holy Land for the last two weeks and it's amazing how I can Buzz there as well!
Exactly a week ago, on Thursday 11, went to Luna Park Tel Aviv to ride their newest coaster, Anaconda. Its a standard Vekoma Boomerang built last year and wanted to see if it felt smoother than the Demon at my home park, Wonderland Sydney. It would be the 2nd Boomer I've been on and to up my c.count, plus I can't resist any unridden coasters.
Driving up to the park, my eyes locked on Anaconda. Its track is painted purple with blue supports. The photos i took don't do it justice.
I had a free ticket from my cousin, so walked in. It's a gen. admission park priced at 75NIS (New Israeli Shekels), about US$19. Headed straight for Anaconda and saw two Israelis putting up red tape across the access. What!? They said it's not working. Huh? I took a closer look, the entire train was sitting on the bricks next to the ride in pieces. !@#$ They said it would be open again in two weeks. Great, as I leave tomorrow.
IS THIS NORMAL FOR THE TRAIN ON A BOOMERANG TO BE STRIPPED DOWN AFTER LESS THAN ONE YEAR OF OPERATION???
Not to be defeated, I snuck around the bathroom and took pics of the cars. Then walked outside the park to take more pics. I ended up riding a coaster called... you guessed, 'Roller Coaster.' Well, the name was in Hebrew. It kinda looks like this "0'7n nCC7"! It's a Pinfari Compact Portable. Rode it five times, mainly to take pics of Anaconda from the top.
I was shocked, the ride-ops are pretty slack. There is no uniforms in the park at all. They were smoking or taking turns to ride. On my first ride, the girl in front of me stood up during most of the ride. She came so close to smashing her head on the supports on the 2nd turn. Also the cars have no restraints whatsoever. I recall belts on other Pinfaris.
Other rides I went on were a Huss Double Top Spi 眀椀琀栀 挀漀漀氀 眀愀琀攀爀 攀昀昀攀挀琀猀⸀ 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 刀椀瀀猀愀眀 䘀愀氀氀猀 愀琀 䄀氀琀漀渀 吀漀眀攀爀猀 椀猀 琀栀攀 猀愀洀攀⸀ 䰀漀漀欀猀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀 眀愀琀攀爀 攀昀昀攀挀琀猀 挀漀甀氀搀 戀攀 愀渀 漀瀀琀椀漀渀⸀ 匀欀礀 䰀漀漀瀀Ⰰ 愀 䠀甀猀猀 䐀漀甀戀氀攀 䔀渀琀攀爀瀀爀椀猀攀⸀ 䔀愀挀栀 挀愀爀 椀猀 搀漀甀戀氀攀 琀栀攀 渀漀爀洀愀氀 漀渀攀猀Ⰰ 洀愀欀椀渀最 昀漀爀 琀眀漀 挀漀洀瀀愀爀琀洀攀渀琀猀⸀ 吀栀愀琀 椀猀 愀氀氀Ⰰ 琀栀攀 瀀愀爀欀 栀愀猀 栀攀愀瀀猀 漀昀 欀椀搀搀椀攀 爀椀搀攀猀 愀渀搀 愀 眀愀琀攀爀 猀氀椀搀攀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀 漀渀攀 漀渀 刀䌀吀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䤀琀 眀愀猀 爀攀愀氀氀礀 愀渀渀漀礀椀渀最Ⰰ 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀ⴀ漀瀀猀 漀昀 刀䌀 琀漀氀搀 洀攀 䤀 栀愀搀 琀漀 最漀 戀愀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 攀渀琀爀愀渀挀攀 愀渀搀 最攀琀 愀 瀀氀愀猀琀椀挀 戀爀愀挀攀氀攀琀 昀漀爀 洀礀 栀愀渀搀⸀ 䠀甀栀㼀 唀渀氀攀猀猀 琀栀攀礀 栀愀瘀攀 愀 爀攀搀甀挀攀搀 愀搀洀椀猀猀椀漀渀 瀀爀椀挀攀 昀漀爀 渀漀渀ⴀ爀椀搀攀爀猀⸀ 吀栀攀 漀瀀猀 最爀愀戀 䔀嘀䔀刀夀伀一䔀匀 戀爀愀挀攀氀攀琀 琀漀 洀愀欀攀 猀甀爀攀 椀琀✀猀 愀 渀攀眀 漀渀攀 愀渀搀 渀漀琀 愀 漀氀搀 漀渀攀 昀爀漀洀 瀀攀漀瀀氀攀 眀栀漀✀瘀攀 氀攀昀琀 攀愀爀氀椀攀爀℀ 儀甀攀甀攀 樀甀洀瀀椀渀最 眀愀猀 爀椀昀攀 眀椀琀栀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 猀⨀⨀琀猀 戀愀爀最椀渀最 瀀愀猀琀 洀攀⸀ 匀漀 洀愀渀礀 漀昀 琀栀攀 瀀攀攀瀀猀 眀攀爀攀 愀爀爀漀最愀渀琀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀 最愀渀最猀琀攀爀猀 椀渀 匀䘀䴀䴀 眀栀椀挀栀 瀀甀琀 搀漀眀渀 琀栀攀 愀琀洀漀猀瀀栀攀爀攀⸀ 䤀 眀漀甀氀搀 爀攀琀甀爀渀 漀渀氀礀 琀漀 爀椀搀攀 䄀渀愀挀漀渀搀愀 眀栀攀渀 椀琀✀猀 眀漀爀欀椀渀最⸀ 圀栀愀琀 愀 搀椀猀愀瀀瀀漀椀渀琀洀攀渀琀℀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀伀渀 吀甀攀猀搀愀礀 渀椀最栀琀 䤀 眀攀渀琀 琀漀 䰀甀渀愀 倀愀爀欀 䔀椀氀愀琀 愀渀搀 爀漀搀攀 䬀愀洀椀欀愀稀攀Ⰰ 愀 䠀甀猀猀 䐀漀甀戀氀攀 刀愀渀最攀爀⸀ 䜀漀漀搀 昀甀渀 愀猀 渀攀瘀攀爀 戀攀攀渀 漀渀 愀 䐀漀甀戀氀攀Ⰰ 漀渀氀礀 猀椀渀最氀攀⸀ 伀渀氀礀 漀琀栀攀爀 爀椀搀攀猀 眀攀爀攀 猀眀椀渀最猀 愀渀搀 䈀甀洀瀀攀爀 䌀愀爀猀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀吀栀攀爀攀 椀猀 愀渀漀琀栀攀爀 瀀愀爀欀 椀渀 䤀猀爀愀攀氀 挀愀氀氀攀搀 ✀匀甀瀀攀爀 䰀愀渀搀✀⸀ 吀栀攀礀 猀攀攀洀 琀漀 栀愀瘀攀 愀 猀椀渀最氀攀 氀漀漀瀀攀爀 琀栀愀琀 猀漀甀渀搀猀 氀椀欀攀 愀 倀椀渀昀愀爀椀 䌀漀洀瀀愀挀琀 䰀漀漀瀀攀爀 漀爀 瀀攀爀栀愀瀀猀 攀瘀攀渀 愀 匀挀栀眀愀爀稀欀漀瀀昀 䰀漀漀瀀椀渀最 匀琀愀爀 氀椀欀攀 匀挀漀爀瀀椀漀渀 愀琀 䈀䜀吀Ⰰ 戀甀琀 䤀 搀漀甀戀琀 椀琀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀䤀 愀氀猀漀 猀琀漀瀀瀀攀搀 椀渀 倀愀爀椀猀 昀漀爀 琀栀爀攀攀 渀椀最栀琀猀 戀攀昀漀爀攀 栀椀琀琀椀渀最 䤀猀爀愀攀氀⸀ 吀栀攀爀攀 眀愀猀 渀漀 琀椀洀攀 琀漀 最漀 琀漀 倀愀爀挀 䄀猀琀攀爀椀砀 漀爀 䐀椀猀渀攀礀氀愀渀搀 倀愀爀椀猀Ⰰ 瀀氀甀猀 挀漀甀氀搀 戀攀 挀氀漀猀攀搀 昀漀爀 眀椀渀琀攀爀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 㰀戀爀㸀圀攀氀氀Ⰰ 琀栀攀爀攀 礀漀甀 最漀℀ 一漀眀 愀氀氀 䤀 最漀琀琀愀 搀漀 椀猀 最攀琀 琀栀爀漀甀最栀 吀䠀刀䔀䔀 搀愀礀猀 眀椀琀栀漀甀琀 戀甀稀稀椀渀最⸀ 㨀ⴀ⠀ 㰀戀爀㸀ⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀ 㰀戀爀㸀䌀漀愀猀琀攀爀猀 ⴀ 䴀愀渀✀猀 昀椀渀攀猀琀 挀爀攀愀琀椀漀渀 漀爀 椀猀 椀琀 䜀漀搀✀猀㼀 㰀戀爀㸀䈀爀漀甀最栀琀 琀漀 礀漀甀 戀礀 䄀甀猀琀爀愀氀椀愀✀猀 一漀⸀ 䌀漀愀猀琀攀爀 䘀愀渀⸀
Friday, January 19, 2001 12:33 PM
Another long post.
What is life without geniuses?
Friday, January 19, 2001 12:41 PM
I never thought I'd see a trip report from Israel. Well done.
"God gave me a wake up call," RelientK-"Wake Up Call"
Friday, January 19, 2001 4:03 PM
It's bad enough that it's summer in his homeland, now he's traveling abroad to ride even more! Rub it in, why don't you! ;)
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
Saturday, January 27, 2001 8:51 PM
He just released more info on those parks then what is available through IAAPA. Shalom.
Saturday, January 27, 2001 9:05 PM
CoasterGod, you didn't happen to be there on a Birthright trip, did you? Also, I saw the bomerang when I was there from the 2nd-11th, and it does have a really nice paint job. Didn't get to ride it though.:(
Everybody calm down, the coasters do not open for another fifteen minutes.
Wednesday, January 31, 2001 2:41 AM
Ta Agent Johnson. What agency are you from? FBI? ;-)
WildOne, nah. Went for my cousin's wedding. I think the Aussie BR went ahead.A few other groups cancelled due to the unrest in Israel.
Home park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 1/31/2001. ***
Thursday, February 1, 2001 9:42 PM
Monday, February 12, 2001 4:39 PM
And I thought that the ride ops at SFO were bad...
Tuesday, February 13, 2001 1:11 AM
From Thrillride! WR/RN 2/5
"And now, we leap overseas, first with this dispatch from Israel:
The new coaster at "Super Land" park (looks like a SLC to me..) is almost done. Sparkling in local white and blue ,with red-orange train. it stands on the far right end of the park,with a nice view to the lake outside, there is still lots of work going around the track, and the station is not up yet, but it looks like it's gonna be all done for the summer season."
What???? !@#$ To think I was going to check out Super Land on my 2nd last day and never did. Would've got some construction pics. I've never taken con. pics. Oh well, next time.
Roll on Wonderland late 2001, new ride opening, don't know what it is yet. Media reps won't tell me what it is. Grrrr!!!
Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
Thursday, February 22, 2001 5:37 PM
I too went to Luna Park in Tel Aviv about 2 years ago. Let me tell ya something it was an interesting experinced. The whole staff there is rude,but what do u expect from Isrealis. When I went to the water slide the ride op and asked how many people. So I told him in Hebrew and i guess he knew that I was American because I couldn't speak Hebrew that well and he told me this, "Don't bull s*** me, get over there" and pointed me to a raft. The theory in Israel is that most people are bitter because by the time they are 18 they have known someone who was killed in the violence.
Slash, November Rain
*** This post was edited by B&MAaron on 2/22/2001. ***
Thursday, February 22, 2001 8:37 PM
Well next time you are there you say in English 'one'. Since Isrealis all speak English. You more or less insulted him, and said the wrong thing. Your at a park getting on a slide, not reading sandscript to a bible study class. Now start a forum about the rides there and what fun you had in a foreign culture.
Friday, February 23, 2001 3:33 AM
I often have a hard time believing any American when they say someone in another country is being rude because, quite frankly, I think we set the standard.
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
Friday, February 23, 2001 10:39 AM
Agent first off I wasn't saying the wrong thing because I was with friends who speak fleunt Hebrew. I can too can count to 10 in hebrew and say please and thank you which i attempted to do. Second not all Israeli's speak English. I was just comparing what visiting an amusment park in another land is like. In this case it wasn't the best experince. And that bible study comment indicates that you only got to see Christian Israel and not most of its culture.
Friday, February 23, 2001 12:53 PM
Well, I will plead the fifth, as I have never been to Isreal. I was just commenting on the 'rudeness' you expressed of the ride ops. I will just go stand in the corner and not mention Isreali parks for 6 weeks.