Tuesday, August 20, 2002 5:48 PM

heyo. just got back from vacationing at lake george. i saw a very interesting coaster ride there, which i shall thusly describe.

it's called, i believe, max flight. it is a smallish red motion simulator pod. it has full 360-degree rotation in all directions, and features two seats with OTSRs and seatbelts. before riding, you step up to a computer console and design a coaster based on the elements it provides. you then sit down in the pod and ride your creation.

has anyone seen one of these things? the one i'm talking about was at an indoor mini-golf course on canada street in lake george (i believe the address is 275 canada street). it's roughly a ten minute drive from the great escape, and worth the trip if for nothing else than the mini-golf. it can be a rather disorenting ride, and it seems way too smooth to feel like a real coaster, but it's still a pretty interesting idea, i think. anyone care to share some thoughts?

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 5:50 PM
I saw one a couple of years back at an air show. They are pretty fun!

Formerly known as CoasterCrazyOne

Tuesday, August 20, 2002 5:52 PM
I rode one of those things at disney quest around 20 times. They are fun and it can fell like you are actualy on a coaster. I sugest ridding one at least once.
Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:00 PM
I don't believe that the simulators at DisneyQuest are from MaxFlight... theirs perform the same function, but aren't from this company.

The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh has one of these roller coaster simulators in its SportsWorks exhibit area. I found it to be a great deal of fun, and you can either build your own coaster or ride the Steel Phantom.

Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:05 PM

I rode one around the Wisconsin Dells area about a year ago. I didn't find it to be worth my money since I dislike simulators and much prefer an out-in-the-open ride. I am glad I tried it once though.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:09 PM
I rode something similar in Vegas, unfortunately that was not a design your own but it was fun none-the-less.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:12 PM
I personaly liked these simulators. They have a wide range of motion and with the create your own coaster you can do basicaly anything. I agree that they are ussualy not worth the money but they are fun and worth at least one try.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:25 PM
I rode the one at Disney Quest in Chicago like a lot, I designed a few different ones, and I thought the one inversion it did best was a barrel roll, the ride I designed had a lot of them!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 6:52 PM
They have one at Boomers, and one at the Gameworks by me, which was recently removed, for an unknown reason.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 7:21 PM
My Mall had one in which a friend of mine opperated. I thought it was an okay ride but not realistic. Sometimes it made me a little sick.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2002 7:39 PM

I saw that EXACT one there at Lake George (I was there only a week prior to you) and I was soo tempted to ride it, however... my friend with me is not exactly fond of those simulators, so I was kinda boned on that...

...it's been there for a number of years, and it sounds like an excellent idea, especially when you can set an uncountable number of loops and such on there. I love watching it, but I bet it'd be 10 times more fun to ride.

Was there a limit to the length of the coaster or number of inversions, or was it basically... build to your hearts content???


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