Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:36 PM
Read about it hear...
Trouble is, I cant find any info or pictures of what it could be.
Thursday, July 24, 2008 7:22 PM
More info and video, but still no pictures. They are having a contest to name the coaster as well.
Thursday, July 24, 2008 8:26 PM
No mention of a roller coaster in either link.
Thursday, July 24, 2008 8:28 PM
Read the artical
"Jenkins said State Fair firsts include Gov. Jennifer Granholm jump-starting activities with a ribbon cutting at noon on opening day, performances by the renowned Lipizzaner Stallions, the world's largest portable roller coaster and a bull-riding rodeo".
Thursday, July 24, 2008 8:53 PM
It could be the coaster in question, but this one is located in germany
Thursday, July 24, 2008 8:59 PM
"Largest traveling roller coaster in North America." More likely to be NAME's (formerly Conklin's) Doppel Looping.
Is Wade Shows still doing the MSF midway?
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:16 PM
I am pretty sure they are talking about the RC-48 they recently bought and repainted.
Friday, July 25, 2008 6:50 PM
Yes Dave, they are still doing it. They have been doing it for as long as I can remember.
Friday, July 25, 2008 7:00 PM
I was going to say, I would have thought the cost of shipping Olympia Looping to the USA would be prohibitive. But perhaps the writer considers the world to only consist of North America...
Friday, July 25, 2008 8:22 PM
If it is the rc-48, it is listed in the wade shows web site.
Friday, July 25, 2008 8:38 PM
RC-48s are just amazingly awful. It's too bad if it really is the largest portable currently traveling North America.
Monday, July 28, 2008 8:44 PM
Never been on one. What makes them so bad?
Looks like a semi interesting layout.(no pun intended.)
Monday, July 28, 2008 9:41 PM
OSTRs + bad transitions = OUCH!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 1:07 AM
Must be Dorney's Lazer recently sold
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 9:13 AM
GoliathKills said: RC-48s are just amazingly awful. It's too bad if it really is the largest portable currently traveling North America.
I imagine it's the largest coaster
currently traveling in North America, not the largest coaster capable of traveling in North America (which I believe would be Conklin's ride). I agree that RC-48s are terrible. Someone would have to pay me serious money to ride one of those things.
Monday, August 4, 2008 5:45 PM
I think they are already setting it up, I passed a truck on I-75 with blue and yellow coaster supports a few days ago.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 3:24 PM
Anyone have an update on this? I'm curious to know what qualifies as the "largest portable coaster".
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:15 PM
I drove by the fairgrounds on monday, and can now confirm that it is the RC-48 coaster.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:16 PM