Moonsault Scramble....

Wednesday, January 8, 2003 7:10 PM

hey everyone....i was just wondering out of sheer curiosity...ive heard a lot of different things about this coaster. i know that it at one time held the postive Gforce record....what im wondering is are there any pics of it anywhere? and any other cool facts about this coaster that is no more would be appreciated....

Tim...wishing everyone a happy offseason :)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 7:22 PM
It was BRUTAL I hear! (and gone when I was at the park :( )

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Wednesday, January 8, 2003 7:49 PM

It was only brutal going into the pretzel backwards, when the speed was greatest. The ride started backwards, so that was really different. :)

You can find pics on www.google.com . Just type the name in. Easy as that. There are some great ones out there.

Check out http://www.asovini.com/screamer/e/index.html for a POV.
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Thursday, January 9, 2003 2:53 AM

Well, it was built by Meisho - to an Aussie thrill seeker, that says it all there. I'll just say that they left Dreamworld with a not-so-well-built-or-designed coaster, and I think it reflects on them quite a bit. I do with I could have taken this one in particular for a spin - it was just so unique.

Damn it was a beautiful ride. A groovy support system and great surroundings. In all the photos I've seen of it, it looks so surreal, like a concept that never made it further than the drawing board, but to realise that this thing was living and breathing (so to speak) just puts a whole new spin on things.

If Meisho didn't plain suck as much (to be frank), then I'd buy one of these things with my pixie money, and build it in my magical (big!) garden.

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 3:36 AM
I thought MS was Vekoma?
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Thursday, January 9, 2003 7:08 AM
Nope, Meisho.

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- "I used to be in the audio/visual club, but I was kicked out because of my views on Vietnam........and I was stealing projectors" - Homer Simpson

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 7:18 AM

nasai, that video is not an on-ride video. I think I saw it years ago and it even says in the description that he couldn't take the camera on the ride.

I find it funny how any ride that is painful is equated with Vekoma.

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Do any of you know how to build a sundial out of a pen and a donut?
uh oh, sounds like someone has a case of the mondays.

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 7:23 AM

SFGA Bob said:

I find it funny how any ride that is painful is equated with Vekoma.

...and we wonder why people are concerned with *reputation*...;)


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Thursday, January 9, 2003 7:39 AM

I own a video called coasters of japan made by CBS. It was recently made available by Horsecreek productions. They make the rollercoaster adventures series. The video is all in japanese but it contains on ride footage of moonsault scramble as well as many TOGO rides that don't look all that rough. For anyone that is interested they have a website at www.HorseCreekProductions.com

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 8:09 AM

Sorry. I should have stated that the video was off ride. I don't think you could hold a camera while riding...;)

Meisho has built some decent rides, though, just as Vekoma has. I love the automatic bash that happens with anything other than B&M or Intamin. Both Double Loops (at Fuji-kyu and Portopialand) are simple, but smooth.
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Thursday, January 9, 2003 11:19 AM

Actually I always thought Meisho was in cahoots with Vekoma for MS?

Seems odd to see a boomerang with the station on the oppsite side of normal.

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 11:32 AM

Hey Nasai the Portopialand Double loop was a sansei/Schwatzkopf job.

Any chance u can make it to Nasu Highlands next time ure there :P LOVE the look of that park and its got several Meishos lol. Meisho seem to basicly Vekoma Japan lol. They are Vekoma's Vendor in Japan (yet Vekoma distribute to everywhere else in Asia themselves?) i have a page on Meisho's Not much at the moment though http://www.frighttime.com/meisho THey work with loads of companies. Hopefully one day they will build a MS clone since it is still in their catolog. (which i will scan in if i can find it in my room lol)

Do you guys know if you can get that video in PAL format. id kill for that :P lol Cheers

*** This post was edited by roomraider on 1/9/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 9, 2003 12:47 PM

Well, you set me straight... That would explain my love for that ride. That and BMRX. What a great little ride. It's themed like the Matterhorn, but built by Schwartzkopf. :) Good eatin'!!
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Saturday, January 11, 2003 7:49 AM
I hear Portopialand shut down in 02 like its cousin in Kure which shut down a few years ago. Pitty those rides looked classic. There is actually a BMRX clone in scandinavia without the themeing (it now has a wild mouse that intertwines with it) but Double loop and Munich Acthterbahn looked very unique. Yokohoma Dreamland shut too which saw the end of another Shuttle Loop :S
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Saturday, January 11, 2003 9:33 AM
if you have no limits, there is also a redesigned model for it. pretty cool.
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Saturday, January 11, 2003 9:54 AM

It's just so sad, though. I had no idea that Portopialand closed. Their website is still up. I wonder if there is much on there about the possibilities? I don't read Nihongo very well. I shall ask my wife about it, though.

I guess I can say I rode 3 coasters that some of you will never have the chance to.;)
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