LoCoSuMo opens

Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:07 PM

After weeks of testing and anticipation, The Lost Coaster of Supersitition Mountain at Indiana Beach officially opened to the public today at approximately 1:45. The ride has been nicknamed LoCoSuMo by Californian Mamoosh and "Loco" may aptly describe the ride experience.

Despite the busiest day at the Beach this season, a two train operation was used. The controller wanted to keep the trains spaced out in case of any glitches. Unfortunately there were some during the day and there were frustrations among the guests who may have thought up recollections of the old ride. The bugs were mainly sensor problems and CCI did its best to work them out and get the ride going again…1st with IB employees then guests eager to try it out.

The cars have been covered with a canopy: a black netting (1" diameter openings) supported by a durable aluminum frame. IMO this does not detract from the ride; in fact it adds to the ride's effectiveness. Each car seats 4 riders max. The seats have 4" cushions and backings; very comfy though adults sitting opposite each other may have to alternately position their legs.The minimum height requirement is 44".

The elevator ride to the mountain's top is very smooth; it starts very slowly, gains some speed, then slows as it nears the top to align with the circuit's track. Not a jolt at all when reaching the top.

The ride itself? This is not your typical CCI air machine. Imagine this: You're in your Red Flyer wagon you had as a kid. You're atop a huge hill lined with obstacles on the descent. You're let go down the hill and--- despite your best efforts--- you cannot control your direction. You buck, you bronc, you rock, and you roll. This is a runaway mine ride down a rocky road.

There are some slow ups to give you pause. The 3rd floor has a slight trim (squeeze brake) before the double down to the 1st floor, but the drop thereafter is frightening. The magnetic trims halfway down are not felt at all. The trains roar out of the mountain to the 2nd floor with more twists and surprises. The slowest part of the ride occurs here as it exits out of the mountain, does a sharp left turn then severely drops down to the 1st floor tunnel. The 2nd set of magnetic trims are in the tunnel and you do feel a grab, but not to the extent of, let's say The BEAST'S mags at the end of the mid-course brake shed. The earthquake room is total darkness that leads to another sharp turn

then out to the exit. Two sets of kicker tires assist the trains up to the station level---about 4 feet high.

I took 3 rides during employee testing, my 1st sitting backwards---very unnerving. Then I watched as IB guests screamed in and out of the mountain, many arriving at ride's end clapping or giggling. This is certainly a different kind of CCI woodie!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:46 PM
Sounds interesting Dave. The ride looks like alot of fun. I wanted to be there today, but I was still unsure if it would open. I plan to ride tomorrow or Monday evening.
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:50 PM
Wow!! Sounds awesome! We were out there last weekend in the vain hope that it would be open, and looks like we missed it by a week. They didn't have the canopies on the trains then.

But it looked like it was going to be a great ride. Sounds like they've got a winner on their hands. For a small park, IB offers a lot to like, and they've only added to that.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:53 PM

Funny you talked about the radio flyer, I used to give my neighbors "wagon rides" to satisfy my need for speed, I was satisfied by their happiness on the ride. Dang, I want a CCI nearby sounds like another unique hit, way to go!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:59 PM
YAH BABEE!! Sounds like a really sweet ride! I can't wait to get back out to IB at the end of July with the Fiance's kids!

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:08 PM
Sounds amazing Dave. How would you rate it? What is the best part? How was the triple-up like? I absolutely cannot wait to ride.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:19 PM

Raging Rider said:
Sounds amazing Dave. How would you rate it? What is the best part? How was the triple-up like?


You can't really rate this against traditional coasters; it's different; it's funky! Best parts: off the lift; over the mountain top, the double down. The triple up is like driving fast on one of those hilly country roads.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:35 PM
Just got back from my first trip to IB and got lucky enough to be one of the lucky few to ride Locosumo at around 2:20 or so. I really liked the ride except for one point. Sometime right after the double down, the cars make a violent left-right jerking motion, like there is a piece of trick-track. I was riding backwards next to my girlfriends daughter and elbowed her right in the temple. Nice bruise right now. I hope this is not something that will become worse as the ride ages. Other than that, great addition to CCI portfolio.

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:36 PM

Ok, time to start watching for Pittsburgh-Indianapolis ESavers... :) (I really don't want to drive that far again this summer...)

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:02 PM
YES! And with Screechin' Eagle running today, this is truly a Saturday to remember. Thank you Dave for the report. I'll see everyone 6/16 for some LoCoSuMo madness.
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:11 PM

I'll be there about two weeks from today! :)

Thanks Dave for the heads up :)

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:34 PM
Woo hoo, Im making a trip back to Indiana Beach as quick as possible to ride it. Sounds awesome im happy its finally opened.

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 5:50 AM
Can't wait to ride it in a few weeks!
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Sunday, June 9, 2002 7:22 AM
Well I'm off from work a few times this week, so looks like i'll have to make a trip over there this week.

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 7:58 AM
I'll be there on Thursday the 13th of June! Can't wait to ride! --- LoCoSuMo here I come! =o)

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 10:07 AM

bsr24 said:
Just got back from my first trip to IB and got lucky enough to be one of the lucky few to ride Locosumo at around 2:20 or so. I really liked the ride except for one point. Sometime right after the double down, the cars make a violent left-right jerking motion, like there is a piece of trick-track. I was riding backwards next to my girlfriends daughter and elbowed her right in the temple. Nice bruise right now. I hope this is not something that will become worse as the ride ages. Other than that, great addition to CCI portfolio.


...Yet another accident caused by a rider not following park rules (i.e keeping hands down and inside the car, holding the lapbar at all times). It's not CCI's fault you didn't follow simple rules.

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 11:22 AM
I have a question, have you ever put your hands up while riding?

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 12:32 PM
Sounds great! I am looking forward to riding it the week of the 27th and 28th. :-D. Anyone wanna join me?

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 1:30 PM

To RobCoasting(who hasn't been on this ride as far as I can tell and wasn't riding with us at the time)

I was holding onto the center grab bars of the ride. My girlfriends daughter is a whole whopping 48 1/2 " tall so that put her forehead about even with my elbow. The twisting motion threw us towards each other and we collided. In case you haven't been looking at the pictures of Locosumo, the netting over the top of the cars do not allow enough room for a 5'11" adult to put their arms up in the air.

This ride will rattle your brains if you don't hold onto the center bars. The ride elements come one right after the other with hardly any let-up. She finished the ride just fine and was ready to ride again. She has ridden enough quality coasters(Raven,Legend, Beastie, Racer, Reptar, Hurricane, Cornball, Adventure Express), that I was glad it didn't turn her away from coasters. She is ready to go to CP and ride the big coasters.

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 1:32 PM
Amen bsr24!

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