Mine car 'coaster' in Indiana Jones & the Temple..

Tuesday, May 1, 2001 12:49 AM
...of Doom. No-one has brought this up for discussion. This scene ROCKS! If it were made a real amusment park ride, it'd be the best & most terrifying ride ever!

Regarding the movie, I'm pretty sure they used scale models for the POV shots. Yeah, the part where the car jumps the track is total bull****.

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"We're on an express elevator to hell - going down!"
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001 1:29 AM
I actually thought up a contraption that would allow a one car coater to jump the track ( I had this movie in mind as well). A simple spring loaded arm, out of view, would latch onto the underside of the car, carry it across and down to the other side, where it would disengage, and reset itself for the next train. Sounds more complicated than I think it is.

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Ghostrider = good
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001 5:43 AM
It would be one of the best coasters. But only a great theming park like Disney or Universal could pull it off. It'd have to be indoors and be one of the most expensively themed coasters probably also. Since the Indiana Jone series are my favorite movies, if they made a decent version of the mine car chase, I'd probably be able to die happy.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2001 5:54 AM
I agree! That would be so cool! I'd make the trip down...hell, I'd relocate to where ever it is if it turned out good! ;)

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"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001 8:35 PM
They do have a minecart type coaster at Euro Disneyland. It is an indiana jones themed ride, and goes backwards for the whole ride. Does anyone know anything else about this one?

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Home Park: Knotts Berry Farm!
but also Disneyland and DCA
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001 8:41 PM
There's an Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland Paris in France similar to what you're talking about and it runs backwards. It constantly gets horrific reviews though. I'm not sure if it's roughness or boredom. It's pretty much a themed looping mine cart ride. It looks fun to me, but I thought that before I rode Windjammer too though. The cars even remind me of Windjammer's. Check www.rcdb.com and in the datbase for the stats. It's an Intamin and was built in 93. It use to go forwards only up until 98-99.

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*** This post was edited by Koaster King on 5/2/2001. ***
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 12:22 AM
Oh yeah, forgot about Indiana Jones & the Temple of Peril. Photos - http://www.coaster-network.com/bm/intamin/peril.htm The movie coaster looks better though :).

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Don't forget to wear thick-soled boots for braking the mine cart!

*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 5/2/2001. ***
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 5:23 AM
I thought disneyland had an indiana jones mine ride, with three different endings?
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 6:32 AM
aussie op: Disneyland's Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Mystic Eye is a HEAVILY themed large scale dark ride. It is kind of like IOA's Spiderman, but without the 3-d movie parts. It is very well done, IMO.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 6:37 AM
Is that the one that cost more than $100 million to make? As I'm too lazy to find out, does Disneyworld have one as well?

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I'd like to see Disney spend more than $100m on a hyper/giga/looper/racing/steel/wood etc etc coaster.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 9:22 AM
The one at Disneyland is pretty cool. However, the original plans, from what I understand, were to recreate the mine cart ride you speak of. Because of this, I was a little disappointed. I guess they felt they already had enough coasters inside mountains.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 1:06 PM
No Disney World has nothing with Indiana Jones. MGM has the stunt show and thats about it.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 1:10 PM
Actually, I kind of liked the roller coaster dark ride (I think it even had a vertical loop!) depicted in the "Your Worst Nightmare" scene in "Wakko's Wish", which played on Cartoon Network last weekend. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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