Need old family film footage from amusement parks

Monday, October 17, 2005 1:43 PM
A production company in the UK is doing a show about wood roller coasters for next year that will air on Discovery. If you have some cool old footage, Super 8 film would be particularly ideal, they'd love to hear from you. They'll do a video transfer for you and return your film.

If you have something like this, drop me a line (click my profile name and choose e-mail). I'll connect you with them.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 9:25 PM
I do not have any film footage of amusement parks, however, in my bedroom a have built a k'nex roller coaster from 5 sets. It has 8 motors and 9 loops. It's amazing to see it run and people who have seen it think it's unbelievable. I was just wondering if this company would consider putting something like this on their show. Since you're in contact with the I considered you would be capable of finding out for me. I'd love to have people see it, as it am planning to be a roller coaster designer and it is one of my favorite roller coaster items i own. Thanks.


Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:10 PM
what in the hell does your toy roller coaster have in common with old super-8 film footage of real wooden roller coasters???
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:17 PM
I have a Knoebels Twister T-shirt. Get ME on the show! (lol)
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 10:23 PM
X-tremeRide.. can you take pics (possibly even small video?) of your coaster and put it up on a website?

(If you don't have any place to put it, I could find a place to add it on my website, with your permission.. just PM me for info if you need it)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 7:03 AM
I have some old Disney World and Silver Dollar City footage (circa 1972-1975) on Super 8 which was transferred to VHS, which I have been meaning to transfer to DVD forever. :-)

My parents filmed A LOT when we were kids. :-)


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Wednesday, October 19, 2005 8:12 AM
Are they going to use the old film for something stupid like pairing it with commentary such as "The roller coasters of yesteryear were a far cry from the adreneline-laced high-technology super screamers of today" or some other such nonsense?
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:38 AM
UGH...that sounds so "Discovery Channel."
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:58 AM
I think you'll feel differently when you hear the producers talk on the next podcast.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 12:02 PM
wow a pre announcement of the special guest for the next pod cast?
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 12:21 PM
I don't listen to the podcast nor do I watch The Discovery Channel so I guess I'll never know!

(I lead a primitive, technology-deficient lifestyle, dial-up internet and no cable)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 1:44 PM
Jeff, I sent you an e-mail about some on-ride footage of the Racers at King's Island that my uncle filmed back in the 70's or early 80's.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005 7:50 PM
I'm not replying to any of them... I'm just forwarding them.
Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:43 PM
I have dialup internet as well, and I still listen to the podcast. The beauty (and the point?) of it is that it's NOT streaming audio.. it's an mp3 file that you download, and then play (and replay) as much as you want. I just set up the download, and then either minimize the window and go about my online business, or else go make a sandwich and watch some TV while it's downloading. Then, I'll listen to it later, regardless if I'm online or not.
Saturday, October 29, 2005 12:09 AM
Tons of home movie videos taken at the old Fantasy Farm Amusement Park in Ohio can be downloaded here:

No wood coaster though :(

But next door, is one of the best woodies in Ohio. I really hope that coaster (and park) can be saved. (Screechin' Eagle, LeSourdsville Lake for those that have no clue what I am referring to.)


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