It looks much less complicated than either the Screamin Serpent or the Rippin Rocket sets. It has the motorized chain lift, aqua blue rails, and a surfboard as the coaster "train". It cost a $30 for the set. Maybe something to put on your Christmas list, if you're in to that sort of thing.
Here's the product page from wal-mart.com..
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....and still going!
Imagine the Crystal Beach Cyclone with a Gerstlauer train
But I'll buy those things at a regular store- I'd prefer my girlfriend run over my foot with the car rather than buy anything from Wal-Mart.
That new pirate ship ride looks rather interesting though. I can't figure out what that other ride is or if it's part of the pirate ship in the photo.
I have an entire K-Nex amusement park in my basement. The Screamin Serpent, and Rocket coasters are strategically placed next to each other with three amusement rides inside. The three rides came together in a set: ferris wheel, a sky ride, and a whirly spin & puke ride. It looks really neat when all are running simultaneously with the coasters. Problem is they take up almost an entire wall. Someday I wouldn't mind having a roller coaster going all the way along the ceiling like one of those hobby railroad trains. I wouldn't mind having lights on the rides too.
Now all K-Nex needs to do is provide things such as concession stands, benches, trees, and people. Currently, the people that fit on the rides don't fit on the Screamin Serpent because they're made like pegs. The Screamin Serpent's riders have legs that bend. The Rocket's has perminant riders that are glued into the seats. I don't get that. Why make coasters and rides where you can't put the people on everything?
And no I don't buy these things for myself, I get them as gifts.
Roller Coasters of The Pacific Northwest
Old 1940s - 1950s Erector is much more interesting than the new version.
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