Largest Toboggan Chute?

Tuesday, December 3, 2002 7:51 AM
'Ello Coaster Fans Going Through Roller Coaster Withdrawl,

I was just wondering a few things:

Anyone know what's the largest USA Toboggan Chute, and where it's at?

Do you have any really cool (no pun intended) Toboggan chutes around you?

And what's the best one you have been on?

Ohio has 6 "Big" ones that I know of, I think the most famous one is in Strongsville. They have a pair of Chutes that you can race on and is about the height of White Water Landing at CP. Not sure of the Degree though. I would guess around 45. It's a great place that a lot of people go to. It's $7 for unlimited trips.

Enjoy the winter and any info would be GREATLY appreciated!!


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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 10:52 AM

Toboggan Chutes? If you mean Bobsled coasters, this might be helpful:

Longest Bobsled coasters

Tallest Bobsled coasters

Fastest Bobsled coasters

Most of those aren't in the USA - but you can see which ones are. I have only been on two bobsled coasters. Disaster Transport in Cedar Point is a well themed indoor bobsled coaster and is probably my favorite. I can't remember the other one I was on! I was really little so I can't remember, but they are really fun.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 11:14 AM

No not bobsled coasters. Tobaggon runs. Chutes covered in ice that you ride a toboggan down. They are not a coaster.

I have one at Pokagen State Park in Angola/Fremont, IN. Thats about a half an hour away and just down the road about two miles is Fun Spot Amusement Park. Home of an Awesome Arrow Shuttle loop, Afterburner and a not so awesome (Just ask MooreOn) Zyklon called Zyclon by the park.

Anyway the tobaggan run at Pokagen is quite impressive but I have no idea what it's stats are. It is a refrigerated chute I do know that much.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 12:15 PM
I've heard there are some in Michigan, unfortunately, I don't know of any in Wisconsin.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 12:24 PM
I've ridden one in Winter Park Colorado, outside of Denver. Fun ride! I've also hitched on a few in 1998 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 12:44 PM
Ooh, we've got a nice one out in the southern Suburbs of Chicago. In the Forest Preserves north of Orland Park lie the six chutes of Swallow Cliff Tobbagan Slides. They are all lined up besides each other at the top of a very steep, tall hill (for those of us who live in the Prarie State, anyway), and go all the way to the ground. I believe I read somewhere that they are over a hundred feet high. To both the height and the extreme steepness of the angle, anyone who has ever hiked up the 147 or so stairs to get to the top will attest. All I can say is, the sensation is almost exactly like going down the first drop of American Eagle. Bring on 4" of snow so I can ride these babies over Christmas Break!
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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 12:59 PM

I live in Strongsville and go to the Chalet about 8 times every winter. There are two chutes about 50-70 feet tall and 45 degrees steep. You can go down with 1-4 people at a time. I believe it is open Thursday and Friday night and all day Sat. and Sun. Also, it cost $8 for unlimited rides. The phone number is (440) 573-9990

I would recomend going during the night and with a big group to help carry the sled up. The line is usually 10-20 min., but on busy days it can be 45 min.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 2:23 PM
Theres one over here in the Metroparks in Cleveland. Its $8 for unlimited runs. I say the chute is around 100ft, and the drop is around 60*.. It is really steep. Ill be going back sometime soon to make sure thats what I remember. It was great. On the metropark site it says the chute is 2,000ft or something.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 4:41 PM
The Metro Parks here in Ohio have some great chutes. I have heard there is a double down one in Canton, Ohio somwhere, but I don't know where. I know the Strongsville one just had a new freeze system installed not to long ago and can run in weather 60' and below.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 5:47 PM

I live near Portage, Michigan and there is a good size one near me called Echo Valley. It has a nice size hill thats pretty steep and with enough people you can get the toboggans really going. I was told up to 60 mph, I don't know if that is actual speed or just a rumor. I have been there once and it was a while ago so i can't remember price or anything. But it is a fun off season joy, I am going this year to visit to fill my thrill needs. Anyone else from Michigan that know of any other toboggan chutes? It would be cool to find more around the area i am in, thanks.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 6:20 PM

(SF)Great American said:
Ooh, we've got a nice one out in the southern Suburbs of Chicago. In the Forest Preserves north of Orland Park lie the six chutes of Swallow Cliff Tobbagan Slides.

Do they have a website? I would be interested in taking my daughter to this.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 6:55 PM
I wish I knew of one around me, they sound like a blast. I'm sure there is one like hour or so away, but it might not be worth it. I'm in VA, about a 1 hour north of Richmond. 30 mins above PKD! :)
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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 6:59 PM
Maybe the one at IOA during Grinchmas? It sounds like what you are discribing. It is VERRRRY short though.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 7:00 PM
XtremeScream, The one at Pokagen isnt too far from Portage. Right off 69 about 2 miles south of the Michigan State Line.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2002 8:51 PM
I love the chutes in Strogsville... There are a bunch in Ohio.. Now that I have moved to Michigan, I am going through withdrawls... No one seems to know of any in the detroit region... Meaning 2 hr radius...
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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 6:36 AM
RollerCoasterGod if you find out anything about one being in Canton, Ohio let me know. I live just outside of Canton and I never knew we had one. I would like to try it out!

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 8:01 AM

CozterNut -

There is one in Michigan called The Fridge - it's part of the Oakland County Metro Parks. I think it's in the Waterford area - I haven't been there, but my cousin used to work there. Here's the link: http://www.co.oakland.mi.us/parksrec/ppark/fridge.html

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 8:21 AM

Chitown said:

Do they have a website? I would be interested in taking my daughter to this.


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The website is www.fpdcc.com. They are operated by the Cook County Forest Preserve District. They have a total of 12 slides at 4 different locations, although the ones at Swallow cliff are the best.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2002 8:51 PM

RollerJunkie said:

Tallest Bobsled coasters

I was surprised to not see Parc Asterix's bobsled on this list as I thought it was much taller than any other version I have ridden before.

-Sean


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Thursday, December 5, 2002 5:36 AM
I found the ones in Canton, Ohio!! After calling a few places, I even found a picture of the place.

It's called Bear Creak Resort Ranch, KOA. It's 7 Miles S. of Canton, Ohio. It has 2 twin tracks (like Strongsville). According to them they can reach speeds of 70mph!! Don't know about that though. They are a bit pricier than Strongsville though. They are $15 compared to Strongsville which is $8...BUT and a BIG BUT Canton's includes RIDES to the top!!!!

Here's the link I found for Canton's with a pic and info, times, etc.:

http://bearcreek.us/NewFiles/wtob.html

Here's the link for Strongsville's:

http://www.clemetparks.com/recreation/winter.html

(information for that last link is about half way down the page).

Enjoy!! And see you on the Toboggan chutes!!!

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