Lost Coaster progress @ Indiana Beach

Wednesday, January 16, 2002 4:58 PM
Just in case anyone was wondering, The Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at Indiana Beach is looking pretty good. The base for the new...interesting sounding...elevator has been poured. And out behind the mountain (on a very small space of land that is still found at Indiana Beach!) has some holes marked for what are obviously going to be footers (which excites me that the ride will be brought out that way...)

No structure yet, but it will be steel when it comes, with a wood track. CCI will be making the 3 trains and from what I hear, they will cary on the mine theme. It's determined that the ride will go approximentally 20 mph, be 1500 ft. long, feature hidden drops, a trick-track (!!), and...get this...magnetic brakes!

There are some pictures and info over at Indiana Beach MSN Club: http://communities.msn.com/IndianaBeachClub/_whatsnew.msnw

*Thanks to Scott, Carol, and Dave for treking to IB for all of us :)

*** This post was edited by Glitch01 on 1/18/2002. ***

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Wednesday, January 16, 2002 5:10 PM
yeah, i hear there is going to be some sort of swooping drop in there somewhere....

*** This post was edited by ravenguy98 on 1/16/2002. ***

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 5:58 AM
I hope that there will be at least one example of a traditional wooden coaster in there, like an airtime-filled drop or a few speed hills.  Not that a standard dark ride is nothing special, but just for an added twist.

I find it interesting that CCI is building the trains for this ride.  I remember that they did the rolling stock for Big Chief's Pegasus and Adventureland's Underground, and heard that they had no desire to do their own trains anymore.

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 6:46 AM
I could have sworn the trains for Pegasus were made by PTC but I could be wrong. Is Superstition Mountain now going to be classified as a coaster?
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 6:58 AM
Chitown:  yes, IMHO it will be classified as a coaster.  There are some that even classified the previous ride there as a coaster, albeit a rather untraditional one.
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 7:08 AM
Question:  is it *really* going to be steel supports?  I was really hoping for wood...would fit in so much better with the theming of the ride.
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 7:24 AM
I believe 'Montana Rusa' in Mexico City has the old CCI trains now.
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 8:58 AM
I can't wait to see how this turns out. It'd be nice to see more dark rides like this popping up elsewhere (like say...Scandia??)
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 11:49 AM
I believe that Pegasus opened with a CCI train but later switched to a PTC... but I might be wrong about that.
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Thursday, January 17, 2002 3:33 PM
It's definitely a coaster, but I haven't seen anyone (sites) classify it as one yet. If it wasn't one before, it is now. Of course it doesn't have a chain lift and will be a little different than other coasters that are being built around this time, but it's still a coaster. I can't wait for opening day...

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-Eric
Creator of Indiana Beach Online - http://indianabeach.8k.com/index.html

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 7:10 PM
I'm trying to recall my rides on Superstition Mountain ... did you ever truly "coast" on the thing?  The most coaster-like element, the big drop/turn over the water, always felt like it was heavily braked with that noisy, jerky electric braking.  There were no up-stops on the ride, so of course they had to be careful about speed.  Boy, were they careful.

There may have been moments when we coasted, but it never felt like a coaster.  It was a fun, old, funky dark ride.

I'm really looking forward to the new one -- the first scenic railway built in 75 years.  LaMarcus Thompson would approve.

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Thursday, January 17, 2002 7:25 PM
IB is definitely on "the list" for first-time visits in '02.  Carol and Scott are the best!!!   Re-reading the thread's title, I HOPE none of the progress on the IB coaster has been lost...LOL.

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*** This post was edited by rollergator on 1/18/2002. ***

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Friday, January 18, 2002 7:24 AM
blizzard...I think the Underground in Des Moines was built more recently than 75 years ago. And I would also go as far as to call the DL coasters "scenic railways".
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*** This post was edited by janfrederick on 1/18/2002. ***

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Friday, January 18, 2002 10:43 AM
I can't wait til memorial day, so I can ride this thing.  I really have no idea what to expect.   CCI impresses me more and more everytime.
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