Modern version of retro coasters. What would you like to see produced again?

Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:16 AM
For me I'd like to see a new S&S/ Arrow suspended coaster with the new floorless trains. Maybe taller as well like a 150ft that would be cool. Another would be a Morgan or S&S racing out and back hyper.
Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:24 AM
Forgot to mention a spinning wild cat or a new version of the jumbo jet.
Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:33 AM
I'd like to see some coasters that have failed in the past reattempted. For instance, I think the layout for the Crystal Beach Cyclone was awesome. I think they could reconfigure it so that it was safe but still maintain a level of intensity. It would be a great way to bring some nostalgia to a reasonably priced coaster.
Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:50 AM
Great idea!
Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:15 AM
How about a mega-sized Intiman Rocket that does exactly what a Schwarzkopf shuttle can do:


Thursday, July 21, 2005 2:26 AM
Absolutely the Crystal Beach Cyclone.
Thursday, July 21, 2005 3:42 AM
Or, something like This.
Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:50 AM
Hey Clint, give Thunder and TTornado my love!

I know this has been said before, but I would like to see The Bat (from PKI) make a comeback, but one that runs more reliably.

How about just a plain old switchback railway? ;-)


Thursday, July 21, 2005 7:59 AM
I'm surprised that we haven't seen more suspended coasters over the years. Based on XLR-8, Iron Dragon, and BBW, they make for excellent family coasters.
Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:06 AM
I wouldn't exactly call Vortex at PCW a family coaster. That has to be the best suspended I have ever ridden.

It is definately no Draggin' Iron!


Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:34 AM
Flying Turns!
Thursday, July 21, 2005 8:54 AM
I would like Intamin to design A Semi-Compact Giga Coaster, related to the old Schwarzkoph Looping Stars. Back to back 200ft+ Vertical Loops would be insane. Not to mention all of the other possibilties. *** Edited 7/21/2005 12:55:16 PM UTC by Blackie***
Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:43 AM
Anything that John Miller built, especially the terrain coasters, oh and also the Vettel family's later coasters (West View).
Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:44 AM
Any/all of these:

Travers disappeared from the planet much the way Antons are threatening....:(

Thursday, July 21, 2005 9:55 AM
Virginia Reel!!

I can't remember the name, but I'd like to see a new version of that old coaster whose last two drops were into a deep valley with no lights... someone help me out here.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:00 AM
Hell some coasters NEED a nurse's station now. ;-)

On one of the many "history of roller coasters" shows I have taped there is one in particular (besides the first looping coaster) that still intrigues/scares me......

I am not sure who made it or where the homemade video was shot (and I am too lazy right now to look through my tapes to find what coaster show it was on) but it showed a "spiraling" type of coaster that would also tilt side-to-side. It looked totally SICK and VERY dangerous.


Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:18 AM
I'd like to see a Intiam Strata with Flying trains. Invert the track so your facing down and launch. Nitro with stand up trains would kick ass too!!
Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:23 AM
Tina...Is this the one you're looking for?

We'll see, there's rumors that Beech Bend is doing *something along those lines*...:)

Personally, I'd also LOVE to get to see one of those "coasters" where the whole structure moved from side to side, "propelling" the train thru the course. Kinda a cross between a Wave Swinger, a Topple Tower, and a roller coaster. That thing looked AMAZING....I think there was one at Coney...
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Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:36 AM
how about an exact replica of the rye aeroplane coaster.

also a replica of the long beach cyclone racer (with millinium flyer trains)

a giant sized wooden virginia reel (complete with tunnel).

clones of those 60's era wild mice.

these would be a good start.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 10:37 AM
Gator, if I'm not mistaken, I think Tina is referring to something that was kind of like a combination between a coaster and a flat ride. Almost like a large Trabant-style ride with a coaster train that circled around the ride's structure, if I remember correctly. It looked like the weight of the train affected the structure's tilting motion.

Tina - I remember seeing old b&w footage of it on a couple of those history shows, too. They had some CRAZY rides back in the day!


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