Wednesday, January 17, 2001 1:10 PM
Does anyone know if laser at dorney got otsr? If it did and you rode it is it now a headbanger?

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"One good thing about all this, with all this fresh air we're gonna sleep like babies"
Phoenix-A great town and a great coaster
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Wednesday, January 17, 2001 1:13 PM
I don't think it does.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2001 1:23 PM
It DID NOT get shoulder bars when the train was replaced.

To the best of my knowledge, that situation still hasn't changed.

I've heard a rumor that Certain Important People at Cedar Fair like shoulder bars about as much as I do, thus explaining why Magnum XL-200 is what it is, but I have not in any way verified that rumor.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Wednesday, January 17, 2001 2:52 PM
As of last season it didn't have 'em. If they do put them in it will sure ruin one great coaster. I love the intensity of the loops and turns.

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2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks
Not Too Shabby For A Summer
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Wednesday, January 17, 2001 4:41 PM
Laser does not have OTSRs.
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"FEAR the Four!"
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Friday, January 26, 2001 6:55 AM
Wasn't there another name for this coaster before it was laser?

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"One good thing about all this, with all this fresh air we're gonna sleep like babies"
Phoenix-A great town and a great coaster
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Friday, January 26, 2001 7:34 AM
Lazer, but I could just be nuts
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Friday, January 26, 2001 8:57 AM
I can verify be personal ride experience that as of 2000, it was still lap bars only. I don't even recall seatbelts.

One oddity of the Lazer/Laser that I may be interpeting wrong, is that Eric told me to look carfully at the brake fins of the train parked on th transfer table, then to look at the brake fins on the train in service. (recall that Schwarzkopf put his brake fins on the sides of the cars). The fins of the train on the transfer track have a cool paint jpob on them that matches the train. The fins on the train in service show evidence of having that paint job applied, but have subsequently been worn off leaving a shiny mirror like surface. If I recall anything about what happens when metal rubs against metel, I would infer that Lazer rarely runs two trains.

All in all Laser is a wonderful compact coaster, one that I woulnd't mind in the back yard.

And lastly one thing they can fix is the nonadjustable switchback queue, the ride was a near walk on during my viist and NOBODY walked through the queue line as directed, instead climbing under and over the bars. Would installing a gate help nip some potential safety issues in the bud. (Like prevent a case of skinned knees and elbows in First Aid, though I doubt the person would state they got them from jumping a queue rail)

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville
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Friday, January 26, 2001 12:13 PM

s said:
"Wasn't there another name for this coaster before it was laser?



If I recall correctly it's opening year it was named Colosus. But I believe they had problems with SFMM and the name so they changed it to Laser with a call number from a local radio station at the end of the name. They played their music at the ride too. Then they droped the call number a few years ago (probably when Ceadar Fair took over) and just made it the Lazer.
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2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks
Not Too Shabby For A Summer
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