the video swampfoxer put up says 1965. Which is the first year of the revised layout, second year of operation. Everyone who I know that got to ride it was *very* impressed.
rollergator, I was a little unsure as to what year to put on the video. I was looking at incoasterpaedia.com and saw the Twister opened:1965, closed:1965, so I went with that. Now that I look a second time, I see the 1964 on a different link.
So, the original actually opened in 1964 and lasted for 1 season, is this correct? Then the re-design opened in 1965? Unfortunately, the video clip had no date on it.
I'm glad you all enjoyed it nevertheless.
It proves that people were riding with raised arms back then too.
Some of the rides look even more wicked on "video". Check the strangely banked valley transition on Aeroplane.
I think they could easily reprofile the Rye Airplane Coaster's design a bit to satisfy their comfort zone with thrills. So hopefully TGG will be the ones to bring it back and even better than before. ;)
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
MANY thanks to them for recording these rides for posterity, and to swampfoxer for posting them so WE can appreciate that which so obviously made an impression on Mr. Hintze and Mr. Berbert. :)
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I agree ... it would be wonderful if Clarence would leagally authorize someone to create a DVD of his Twister films as well as his other work. His many clips of several lost coasters/parks really are quite spectacular.
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