@ Vater: I always guessed that the structure of the ride would rotate (like an upside-down, tilted umbrella) which in return would cause the trains (there were 2) to move, always running downhill in an endless spiral.
It was shown in the great Coney Island feature film and looked sensational. While I don´t think it offered a thrilling ride, it certainly was thrilling in its insane (and certainly dangerous) conception. *** Edited 7/21/2005 2:55:55 PM UTC by tricktrack***
coasterqueenTRN said: 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? ;-)
I have to agree. I was lucky enough to ride the bat during it's short run at PKI. (What did it last, about one season?) By far one of the best suspended coasters I have riden. If I remember correctly, a park worker was killed while inspecting/working on the ride. Am I correct? If so, is this the only reason that they closed it down? *** Edited 7/21/2005 4:59:23 PM UTC by Kraven the Raven***
I don't think anyone ever died on the Bat. It was removed because it was a maintenance nightmare. No banked turns were constantly wearing out the shocks. I did get to ride it and I thought the Bat trains were the coolest.
I want to see the Crystal Beach Cyclone come back so I can burn it into the ground.
But really, more Arrow Dynamics. I want more of everything they made. Their Sitdown coasters were beggining to kick butt(most 90's loopers they made, especially TN Tornado), their Suspended coasters are awesome, and they probably would have sold more 4ds by now than S&S. Not to mention the Arrowbatic concept.
I would like to see a rebuild of the Cincinnati's Coney Island Wild Cat. Also fix The Beast trains so they have no lap bar or seat belt just one bar that comes down. This would make alot more air time that I miss.
Votrtex were the Beast trains originally like that or is that just a wish of yours?
I know I would like to see one of those I think it was called a tobaggan(SP) I remember them a long time ago when I was a kid, they use to have one at the fair. I haven't seen one or rode one in ages I thought they were pretty fun.
westcoaster man said: Votrtex were the Beast trains originally like that or is that just a wish of yours?
Yes The Beast trains where originally like that. Their was not alot of padding on the seats also. If you have rode the Beastie it had the same bars at one time. Does anyone know why they got rid of the one bar that came down?