I just gotta know..

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:55 PM
What coaster is this?


I've been trying to figure out all morning :P I figure it's a floorless, so that narrows it down to 11 possible cantidates, according to RCDB. I narrowed it down further to four or five possible ones out of those 11, judging by the paint scheme, however I still can't figure out which one it is.

Picture is from Sean Flaherty's collection, btw, so uh all credit to him?


Edit: Er, sorry for not specifying the topic in the title.. and uh, once the answer is given, you can probably delete this topic. I just could't think of another way of getting the answer. *** Edited 7/6/2005 5:05:24 PM UTC by grind your soul***

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 12:57 PM
Not too sure, but it's from his ACEECO folder, so it's a coaster either in the UK or in Europe.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:00 PM
You'd think that, however there are also pictures from Texas and Las Vegas in there :P And the folder description also says, "From various trips.." other than the Eurpoean one. I did about 45 minutes of research on this before asking, including reading through his gigantic list of trip reports for the ACE ECO 02 trip, and I'm pretty confident he didn't ride a floorless on that trip. *** Edited 7/6/2005 5:01:01 PM UTC by grind your soul***
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:06 PM
That website isn't working for me.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:14 PM
There's another URL for the same picture [which will be erased when I get an answer :P]
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:16 PM
Wildfire, Silver Dollar City.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:31 PM
It's clearly not a floorless, as it has the zero-car.

Wildfire sounds right.

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:48 PM
..what's a zero-car?

Edit: I took it as a floorless because of the way the riders' legs are kicking out into the air on the ride. Also, judging by the drop and the pictures I just found of Wildfire, that does sound right.. so uh, thanks I guess. *** Edited 7/6/2005 5:50:48 PM UTC by grind your soul***

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:53 PM
a zero-car is the "leader" before the 1st car that actually has riders.

Looking at the picture, it looks more like a B&M Hyper (like Raging Bull) than a floorless.

*** Edited 7/6/2005 6:10:21 PM UTC by redman822***

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 1:55 PM
Ah, yes. I'm just used to regular sitting coasters having more of an enclosed car than this, which seems like there's little/no ground underneath it.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 2:10 PM
Actually, the more I look at it the more it looks like Wildfire at SDC
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 2:17 PM
Definitly Wildfire. No question..I spent enough time there to know that drop..mmmm.

Great ride.

Heres some proof I suppose in case anyone questions it. You can see the same building and stuff. Yeah.

http://www.lonestarthrills.com/gallery/Silver-Dollar-City-Wildfire/sdc_wildfire052 *** Edited 7/6/2005 6:23:48 PM UTC by Xander*** *** Edited 7/6/2005 6:24:29 PM UTC by Xander***

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 2:19 PM
Good call, George. And only a few posts too late ;)
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 2:25 PM
D'oh! I was researching it and didn't see the other posts
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 2:27 PM
I hate when that happens.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 2:56 PM
That looks like one of them rare B&M sit-down loopers like they have in Florida and Missouri. Judging by the sky I'm betting it is Missouri. ;)
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 2:57 PM
I think it's Wildfire.

Joe "yes, first one!" C.

Wednesday, July 6, 2005 4:19 PM
^ I think you're gay.
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 4:39 PM
^ Your mom's gay. ;)
Thursday, July 7, 2005 12:42 AM
Thanks, kids! Looks like a good ride.

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