Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:05 AM
How cool would that be If an awesome traveling coaster like Eurostar would come to Columbus.
Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:06 AM
any pictures of what eurostar looks like?
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:23 AM
Here is a link with pics and stats of Eurostar.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 11:59 AM
Isn't that thing on tour in Europe pretty much the entire summer?
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 12:05 PM
Whatever happened with the Eurostar? I thought someone park had bought it. Is it still traveling the German fair circuit?
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 12:09 PM
"it features a very thight helix" lol
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 12:31 PM
The Eurostar came to Raleigh, NC to the NC State Fair. The last time, maybe only time, it was plagued with problems, including two accidents. This was a couple of Falls ago, maybe '99 or before(?).
The news said the ride was down, so we didn't go. I wanted to check it out, but from what I've heard from those who have riden it, they didn't like it...although I wouldn't mind my own trial.
Wednesday, March 27, 2002 1:17 PM
That does look great, but who has time for it when there's a Skywheel nearby! :) And I hope that Fireball returns. Wow!
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 2:48 PM
Thanks for the link to the pictures Chitown.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 4:51 PM
Haha thats crazy its longer than batman the ride. :)
Wednesday, March 27, 2002 4:58 PM
Hey if they do show up with one in Ohio, tell them to send one to Wisconsin!
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Wednesday, March 27, 2002 5:57 PM
Oscar Bruch has thought about selling the Eurostar for a season or two. But, it is booked throughout Germany for the 2002 season and will be at Oktoberfest. There were some rumors that he was looking at a stand-up, but he has not revealed any definite plans yet.
Wednesday, March 27, 2002 8:14 PM
I believe the reason it is so rough is probably do to the fact that the track pieces are bolted together...on standard coaster (that are not portable) the track is welded together and smoothed out...here you don't have that. That's prob. the reason it is not very smooth. Also since it is a compact coaster the train prob. has to make some quick turns.
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:20 AM
Plus, this was built when Intamin was apparently trying to build B&M style rides, without much success. Ask anybody thats ridden their other 4 abreast coasters with the box beam supported track(SFMM's Flashback, Astroworlds B:TE, etc.), these are absolute torture devices their so rough. Intamin's obviosly wised up since, and are now making coasters more like the old Swartzkopf rides, with much better success.
Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:22 AM
Of course, B&M was with Intamin at the time of those rides.
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 8:56 AM
And Intamin didnt design or build Eurostar, they just marketed it. Giovanola designed and built it. See my spec sheet link below to check it out. Page 7 of the packet.
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Thursday, March 28, 2002 11:22 AM
Actually it was Werner Stengel who designed Eurostar. I wonder which coasters he and his group hasn't designed?? ;) :)