Kentucky Rumbler construction tour and first ride photos added to Negative-G

Posted Friday, April 7, 2006 9:34 AM | Contributed by Paul Drabek

Take a look at Beech Bend's new-for-2006 Kentucky Rumbler from what became "the greatest construction tour ever" when guests were invited to ride the coaster.

Link: Negative-G

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Friday, April 7, 2006 12:57 PM
a_hoffman50's avatar Paul, you are a bit late in posting this news aren't you? ;) Anyway they are great pics and I am still jealous.
Friday, April 7, 2006 1:30 PM
Jeff's avatar No, I'm a bit late posting it. He submitted it before and for some reason I didn't see it on my end.
Friday, April 7, 2006 4:21 PM
Great pictures.

Whatever happened to Mike Boodley?

*** This post was edited by gomez 4/7/2006 4:26:29 PM ***

Friday, April 7, 2006 4:39 PM
beast7369's avatar I think Mike Boodley retired/semi-retired. I believe he still consults with GCII on occasion.
Saturday, April 8, 2006 12:09 AM
Wow! That was like reading a good book. The ending was awesome!

Has a coaster construction tour ever ended with a surprise like that?

Saturday, April 8, 2006 8:16 AM
a_hoffman50's avatar That is why I love Negative-G. When Paul posts photos, he doesn't just stick a bunch of photos on there with random captions; he tells a story. He does a great job!
Saturday, April 8, 2006 9:20 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar Other than "The Voyage" on the day before, this was my first roller coaster construction tour. And I must say it was awesome.
Saturday, April 8, 2006 4:06 PM
Great pix Paul. I was looking foward to the 07 Con already but now I wont be able to sleep. Its great to see how the smaller family parks welcome us with open arms and treat us like family. I met Charlotte this past Feb. and she was one of the most humble/nicest people I ever met. She even poked fun at herself being a redneck.*** This post was edited by BG Nut 4/8/2006 4:06:57 PM ***
Saturday, April 8, 2006 5:32 PM
Best construction tour EVER! Great pics Paul and fun taking a rumble with you.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:04 PM
Mike Boodley is retired but still somewhat busy. He is currently designing a mild "rovercoaster" for an uppity dog kennel in Florida.

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