What's coming to Israel in 2002???
Wouldn't Millennium Force's cable lift be concidered a prototype, or is there a coaster with one that preceded MF?
"An original model on which something is patterned. An individual that exhibits the essential features of a later type. Or a first full scale design of a construction. "
By that definition, I conclude that a prototype is a coaster or ride that is actuallly constructed. No just a design or idea. It is a physical attraction new to the world of amusements that has not been tried or tested before. Some great examples are:
Stealth, FOF & X. Each was unique when constructed and did not play off of other previous coaster's ideas.
I would not consider rides such as Son Of Beast or MForce prototypes. Although they include unique elements in them, the actual basic ideas and principles they use have obviously been around for a long, long time.
A.K.A. John K.
*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 2/28/2002. ***
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