Monday, October 23, 2000 8:24 AM
What coasters are getting built for next year's season.?
Monday, October 23, 2000 8:41 AM
Bonfante Gardens: Quicksilver Express, Morgan mine train
Disney's California Adventure: California Screamin', Intamin launched, and Mulholland Madness, wild mouse
Dorney Park: Talon, B&M inverted
Kennywood: Phantom's Revenge, Morgan hypercoaster
Paramount's Canada's Wonderland: Silver Streak, suspended family coaster
Paramount's Great America: unnamed wild/mad mouse
Paramount's King's Dominion: Hypersonic XLC, S&S Power "Thrust Air 2000"
Silver Dollar City: WildFire, B&M sitdown multi-looper
Six Flags Great Adventure: unnamed B&M hypercoaster
Six Flags Great America: unnamed "super-boomerang", and a possible 2nd coaster
Six Flags over Texas: unnamed Giovanola hypercoaster
Heide Park: Colossos, giant Intamin woodie
Parc Asterix: unnamed Mack bobsled
Sarkanniemi Amusement Park: Metro, Intamin inverted
Tusenfryd: Thundercoaster, Vekoma woodie
*** This post was edited by RagingBull on 10/23/2000. ***
Monday, October 23, 2000 10:41 AM
Vekoma woodie???? I'd like to see what that will be like. Very interesting.
Monday, October 23, 2000 11:07 AM
Nothing new from CCI? Maybe they have something new on the horizon.
Monday, October 23, 2000 11:23 AM
Before CCI sells another coaster, they need to seriously evaluate their 'package deal' with the Gerstlauer trains. I have yet to hear(read) any completely positive comments about them. Heck, I still have a tender spot from the Villian trains (a week later) =].
Monday, October 23, 2000 11:38 AM
Actually, Robin Hood at Six Flags Holland is a Vekoma woodie.
I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of CCI announcements too, but it's only October. I'm sure there will be many more to come. But I agree with you about the Gerstlauer trains. They look nice and seem to track well, but those bars really give legs a beating.
Monday, October 23, 2000 11:54 AM
I thought one of the Six Flags in Texas (either Fiesta or Astro) was going to get a CCI. I am pretty sure it was announced, but the stats, name, and specifics were still not let out of the bag.
Usually CCI builds 4 or more per year.
Gotta ride 'em all!
Monday, October 23, 2000 3:01 PM
Regarding Gerstlauers... I constantly hear enthusiast moan about them, but I've yet to here any "common folk" have a problem. Besides, I find the trains very open and comfortable; They just need to modify the lap bars a bit.
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Monday, October 23, 2000 3:17 PM
Why didn't CCI stick with PTC's??? The PTC's on Ghostrider are awesome. Must have something to do with $$$$$
Monday, October 23, 2000 3:46 PM
I personally like the Gerstlauers. They look awesome on the track, and as long as the lapbar isn't on too tight, they aren't that bad.
I'd take a Gerstlauer over an orange lapbar with seatbelt PTC anyday.
Monday, October 23, 2000 4:37 PM
PKI is getting a coaster, albeit a family coaster, but evidence suggests it might be an ArrowBATic.
Monday, October 23, 2000 4:55 PM
The Gerstlauers do look nice, but I guess most people don't ride on them 15 times or more in 2 days time at an ACE Event. On a wild woody they will definately leave their mark! A buck 50 worth of padding on each lap bar would solve the problem.
Tuesday, October 24, 2000 6:29 AM
I LOVE the Gerstlauer trains in terms of visual appeal and tracking ability, but they really DO need more padding.
The lap bars, especially, need some padding. The seats themselves aren't bad, but could stand to have some more padding as well (I find they're SHAPED nicely, at least -- quite comfortable to sit in, until you start hitting some laterals)