Mexican Coasters

Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:42 PM
Hve you been on a coaster in Mexico??? Or what do you know about roller coasters???

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I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:52 PM

Mario---(the one from Mexico :) said:
Or what do you know about roller coasters???


I know quite a bit about coasters;). Anyway, we drove by some Sesame Street(I think) park near Monterey, Mexico. The park was not open, but it looked...interesting. There is also a Six Flags down there that has similar rides to our Six Flags, although I have not been there. Have you been there Mario?
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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 3:05 PM
Yes I have...Six Flags Mexico is the park formerly known as Reino Aventura (Adventure Kingdom)...The best ride there is Medusa and is also the best ride in all latin america...that coaster is insane!!! has so many curves after drops...non stoping...also Batman: The Ride, which is a Vekoma's SLC cool themed...also Scorpion, which was the first Boomerang in the world, the second was the one at Morey's Piere...there are other kiddie and family coasters an Kilahuea a triple double shot tower of S&S...here in monterrey, where I live, is Sesame Street Park, is a family park just like Sesame Place, there the "most thrilling" atraction is an S&S space shot and some family coasters, but also here in Monterrey is "Magic Forest"...it has "Montaña Rusa" ("Roller Coaster" in spanish) is the coaster that was in SFMM, Mountain Express a Swarzkopft Wildcat...and also "Tornado" a Vekoma's Whirlwind just like the one at Knoebels...We haven´t a lot of coasters down here, but I go around every 3 or 4 months to parks in the US (speccialy texas) to ride more coasters...

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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 3:15 PM
Also worth the mention the classic of classics here in México "Montaña Rusa" also known as "La Serpiente de Fuego" or Fire Serpent, which is a 1964 double out and back wooden coasters...When it was opened it holded the record for the tallest coaster in the world until 1978 when "Montezooma's Revenge" opend and in the same year was opened "Colossus" at SFMM which is designed after this ride but taller, so it tooked the record for the Tallest Wooden Coasters...so in 1978 it lost all of the records, but is a great ride to the day...

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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 3:30 PM
I've wanted to go ride Montaña Rusa since I was a kid. Have you had a chance to ride Collosus? If so, how do they compare?

Also, that Medusa does look wild. The CCI site has a great POV. I may have to make a trip there sometime.

BTW...are these two coasters in the same park?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 3:35 PM
Nope, Medusa is in Six Flags Mexico and Montaña Rusa is in La Feria Chapultepec Magico.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 3:44 PM
They are very similar...Colossus has a taller first hill and the major diference, the only thing that change in the circuit is that Montaña Rusa doesn't have the first drop of Colossus...Montaña Rusa climbs the hill, then it has a little "fake" drop and then turns 180 degress into the big drop, and then another drop and then it follows the same way as Colossus...In other words, the first drop of Colossus isn't at Motaña Rusa and Colossus doesn't has the 2nd drop of Montaña Rusa...You can see it at the "World Greatest Roller Coasters Thrills"...That was before the last paint job...

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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 3:47 PM
What color is it now, Mario?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 3:54 PM
It's the same color...White supports, Red Hand Rail, and Red track base (the three colors of the Mexican Flag). The paint job was because the condition of the paint.

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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 4:28 PM

janfrederick said:
"I've wanted to go ride Montaña Rusa since I was a kid.

janfrederick...
When you were a kid, did you knew that Montaña Rusa was the talles coaster in the world???
I just wanna know if it was famous at the time...

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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:38 PM
I'm taking Spanish at my high school, and in our book, there are many pictures of Mexican theme parks.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 9:34 PM
Can you say something in spanish??? try...

Or can anyone say something...what about names of roller coasters??? or types of roller coasters???

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 10:28 PM
I'm only in Spanish 1 (8th grade) so we're just getting to learning the verbs but wouldn't Wildcat be "Gato Loco"? And Wildmouse would be "Raton Loco". Wouldn't Stand-up be "Parense"?

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*** This post was edited by SFMWManiac87 on 10/25/2001. ***

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Wednesday, October 24, 2001 11:15 PM
well, "Stand-up" can be trastaled as "Parado"; "Parense" is the imperative of the verb, like if you ask someone to stand up; "Stand-Up Coasters" could be traslated as "Montaña Rusa Parada" (Montaña Rusa is the term we use in spanish for a roller coaster, that is Russian Mountain)

"Raton Loco" and "Gato Loco" are just right...here you go :)
I've heard that is very difficult to learn spanish, cuause is one of the most difficult languages to learn...

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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

*** This post was edited by Mario---(the one from Mexico :) on 10/25/2001. ***

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 3:06 AM
Isn't CP's former Jumbo Jet coaster in Mexico? 
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 9:52 AM
Yes it is...It's at La Feria and it's called Tornado...

Mexico have some coasters from great park from around the world, like the Jumbo Jet, Montaña Rusa of Bosque Magico is the Montain Express at SFMM...In the same park "Tornado" is the same whirlwind coasters that used to be in Boobeejanland (don´t know how to write that)...El Cascabel at La Feria is a Swarzkopft Shuttle Loop coasters...I think it was at a Paramount Park...

I've heard that they are going to make a Flying Coaster at La Feria in a couple of years, that was semi-confirmed by the park...

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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 10:05 AM

I can say:

"me gusta comer las señoritas"

"trabajamos en la baño"

"La hermana de Tomas es muy grande y feo"

That's what I remember from 2 years of Spanish class. Anyway, really great to hear from a mexican resident about the parks down there. I live in Arizona, so Mexico is only a couple hrs away, although the parks and big cities are really too far to drive to.

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Thursday, October 25, 2001 10:52 AM
I recall, back in 1978 or 79, when i was barely a teenager, seeing an article in Playboy ( i only had the article not the entire mag), on the top 10 coasters in the US.  At that time, #1 by far, according to this survey, was Texas Cyclone.  On the list was Montana Rusa - had a black and white picture of it and it looked SCARY to me at that time. I've often thought about it and it's operation.  Glad to hear it survived my teen years, 20s and now, gulp, my 30s!
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 1:37 PM
Mario - Nope...didn't know that it was the tallest. I saw a picture in a magazine somewhere (probably Playboy) ;)
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Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:06 PM

LoadedG said:
"I can say:

"me gusta comer las señoritas"
"trabajamos en la baño"
"La hermana de Tomas es muy grande y feo"
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Those are great think to say uh??? ;)

Thanks janfrederick for that...and stop reading that stuff :)

And if anyone ever wants to know something about the park or coasters down here just ask, I'll do as much as I can to help you...And I really hope that you guys could come to Mexico to know our coasters. There aren't lots of them but they're fun, however, cause I've already rode the ones here in Mexico, I rather prefer to go to the states and get the best coasters in the world...specially CP and SFMM...
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And the world is spinning, Spinning baby out of control
I let the music (and the coasters) take me, Take me where
my heart wants to go. Impressive Instant, Madonna.

*** This post was edited by Mario---(the one from Mexico :) on 10/25/2001. ***

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