Improving Older Coasters

Monday, July 16, 2001 4:57 PM
It's weird how most of the old dinky portable costers are improved by enclosing them and giving them some theme. I was wondering when they will start doing this for newer coasters that are getting boring, especially with the huge success of Flight of Fear and Rockin' Roller Coaster. What current coasters do you think would be improved by enclosing them? Oh, and don't be ridiculous. Obviously a coaster that's too tall and large couldn't be done.

I am still awaiting an enclosed or partially enclosed Boomerang, and someone should build a structure around an older Vekoma SLC. An enclosed woodie would be exiciting (The Underground doesn't count, it's closer to a dark ride than a coaster). But an enclosed invert, that's what we need! What do you think?
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Monday, July 16, 2001 5:38 PM
The Corkscrew and Blue Streak at CP could have more themeing

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The WiL
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Monday, July 16, 2001 5:41 PM
I think they should inclose a Vecoma SLC. It couldn't hurt. Theme it like FoF.
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Monday, July 16, 2001 8:52 PM
Sure it could hurt ;)
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Monday, July 16, 2001 9:10 PM
RogerD's got the idea. An SLC in the dark is still an SLC. Like my Dad says, "A hog wearing lipstick is still a hog."

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Monday, July 16, 2001 9:33 PM
what they should do is build another FOF only make inverted.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 4:35 AM
Even a wild mouse busting into different rooms, kind of a fast paced haunted house would be good. Inverted in the dark(?), how about one of the Batmen instead of something like an SLC(I've never ridden a SLC, yeah!), Batman being my favorite B&M next to Alpengeist, which wouldn't work. Just drop a warehouse on top of it:). I was just thinking how nice it would be to wrap a track in a tunnel, like a looper, make it real dark, almost barely able to see.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 5:01 AM
If only they could build a structure around the Mind Eraser but that would be to tall. It would be cool if they could build something that tall though.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 8:43 AM
Well we all know SFA does have that 200 foot tall building trying to get approved(no joke it is trying to get approved but does not mean they will build it). Maybe they will build a new inclosed ride.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 11:57 AM
p_c_r...

Have you ever ridden Kennywood's Exterminator?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 2:52 PM
Instead of 'improving' SLC's by enclosing them, how about changing the OTSR's? (I've posted this before) Changing the OTSR's to be like Dutchman restraints. A Hang-n-bang MINUS the bang. Imagine that.

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PCW needs something taller than a boomerang
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 8:49 AM

Limwarrior said:
"Well we all know SFA does have that 200 foot tall building trying to get approved(no joke it is trying to get approved but does not mean they will build it). Maybe they will build a new inclosed ride."
Only the foot print in the plan is something like 60' by 120'. Certainly not room for a full fledged coaster in there.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 8:51 AM

p_c_r said:
"Even a wild mouse busting into different rooms, kind of a fast paced haunted house would be good. .... I was just thinking how nice it would be to wrap a track in a tunnel, like a looper, make it real dark, almost barely able to see."
The mouse you describe is called Exterminator at Kennywood. There were several roller coasters in continuous tunnels built in the 1920's but none have survived.
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