Saturday, September 29, 2001 10:13 AM
What **** is this http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery978.htm?Picture=2
please some body explain.
Saturday, September 29, 2001 10:21 AM
The coaster is located at Phantasialand in Germany. My guess is that the coaster is owned by Michael Jackson, but I don't know for sure.
Doesn't Michael Jackson have a coaster on his house property?
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Saturday, September 29, 2001 12:35 PM
I don't know, but did you see the lift system? The track is that of a Vekoma minetrain, but the lift is wheel driven!? I assume it's similar to schwarzkopf's friction drive lifts, or am I mistaken? Can somebody clarify this please?
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Saturday, September 29, 2001 12:41 PM
That's messed up.
It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.
Saturday, September 29, 2001 7:37 PM
NO! NO! WHAT IS THE WORLD COMMING 2?
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Saturday, September 29, 2001 8:58 PM
This isn't the first coaster to bear his name. The first one, from Boardwalk&Baseball, now operates at Magic Springs in AR, as the Arkansas Twister. It's probably not owned by him, unless he owns Phantasialand. However, any 4000' mine train is a welcome ride in my book...
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 12:54 AM
Maybe it's a different Michael Jackson, like some old miner or something?
Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:38 AM
Isn't this one of the rides that burnt in the fire earlier this year?
Sunday, September 30, 2001 4:37 AM
Those track sections look pretty close!
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 4:39 AM
No, the 2 Schwazy's burned up.
Sunday, September 30, 2001 5:01 AM
The name maybe isn't that good but the I've heard this is one of the best mine train on earth, built by Vekoma. Anyone here ridden it?
Sunday, September 30, 2001 1:50 PM
I think Colin was making a reference to a certain ill-fated Pepsi commercial some years back. ;)
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 3:59 AM
No I wasn't, there was a big fire in Phantasia land this year, two coasters and a monorail were destroyed. One of the coasters and the monorail were built by Schwarzkopf. I'm sure the coaster we're talking about here is the one that was burnt.........I'll get back to you on that though.....
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 7:31 AM
All the Vekoma Roller Skaters (including Paramount's two inverted ones) use the same tire-driven lift system. This one's probably just a Roller Skater, themed and probably customized.
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 7:32 AM
OK, on second thought, it's too long to be a roller skater clone. But either way, it looks like the same trains and lift system.
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 8:26 AM
Ok, this coaster did not burn down. It's a vekoma mine ride and not a Roller Skater clone, far away from a clone. It's one of the biggest, twisted and longest mine ride and has three lift hills. It's using a tire lift type, like they do on DLP SpaceMountain second lift. The theming from the look of the pics looks like Disney class, but i haven't seen it from my own eyes. Look at the rest of the pics and you'll see that it's not a RS clone, but a great Mine Ride. Also some info of the coaster here > http://coaster-network.com/bm/vekoma/adventure.htm
but the lenght statics is wrong though... Hmmm i'll be back with more pics if i can find any. Hope it helped.
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 10:06 AM
That coaster looks awesome!!! I don't care who's name is on the ride.
Wednesday, October 3, 2001 10:37 AM
No, the 2 Schwazy's burned up.
Makes the timing of his death all the more emotional dunnit. I just searched and searched trying to get info on which rides, as I don't speak German its real difficult to interpret which rides were damaged, I think i understand now though, 1 powered Schwazy minetrain,(like the nickname!!) and 1 large non looping Schwazy, both sharing the same mountain setting yeah? As well as some of the western themed area that the MJ coaster is in?