Saturday, May 20, 2000 5:23 AM
I was wondering this for somtime now. I often wondered how old defunct coasters would do if a park would take the blueprints and rebuild them. For instance Mr Twister. I know Knoebles did a variation on it but I mean exactly the way it was before demolition. Imangine a new Crystal Beach Cyclone or Cyclone Racer. I just wonder if it would be sucessful.
Parks hit for 2000!
Saturday, May 20, 2000 9:11 AM
There are quite a few Cyclone clones out there. Psyclone at SFMM is one. Almost everyone, however, tends to ride the clones and the average response is "it just isn't the same as the original."
What I do not like is having the exact same ride at another park. (Batman Inverted at so many six Flags, an the countless "boomerangs") If I am traveling 1000+ miles, I would want all different rides rather than the exact same one as what is only 1 hour away from my home.
I know it is a $$$$ issue for the parks, but c'mon, throw me a frikkin' bone here.
Gotta ride 'em all!
Saturday, May 20, 2000 9:56 AM
There are no Crystal Beach Cyclone "clones" because if there were it would have already been torn down.The CB Cyclone was one of the most intense and dangerous rides of all time. People shattered their ribs on this thing. The was a fist-aid booth at the rides exit. Other rides like the Lightning, another early coaster that was very similar to the CB Cyclone, had killer reputations. The first day Lightning opened a girl was killed on it.
Saturday, May 20, 2000 10:07 AM
My mistake, I was thinking of the Astroland 1927 Cyclone.
Back then (Crystal Beach days) a dangerous reputation for a coaster was actually a good thing. It was the the draw, like record breakers today. People wanted to see if they were "man enough" to ride without injury. Good thing those days are long gone!
Gotta ride 'em all!
Tuesday, May 23, 2000 9:55 PM
They refer to Viper at SFGAm as a cyclone clone but I dont know which clone it refers to. I heard its somewhat like Coney Islands Cyclone. Great airtime and no trim brakes.
Wednesday, May 24, 2000 1:19 PM
Yeah Viper at SFGAm is a Coney Island Cyclone clone (much like the Texas & Georgia Cyclones and Psyclone @ SFMM) as for the similar rides thing (in reference to Soggy) remember, most people dont trek across the country after coasters (Unlike us true Ride Warriors). Even on these coaster lists I see people saying "I wish my home park had (insert coaster-type; floorless, hyper, etc.)" So I guess it makes sense for the parks to all get simlar rides. Imagine if you could only ride a B&M inverted at SFGAm and you lived in Cali. One could be pretty upset. just my rantings, please take with a grain of salt. I'll holla.
the hostyl one
Wednesday, May 24, 2000 1:24 PM
Oh and Coasterpunk, to answer you original question, I think it would be well received by those of us who never rode the original. But to those who knew the oringals might not like it as much. For instance, I talked to my parents who loved the "Riverview Bobs" in Chicago, but they are not looking very forward to riding the "Raging Wolf Bobs", which was inspired by Riverview's coaster. In fact, my mother even said that even if they rebuilt the Bobs, she thought it wouldnt be the same because it would be "just a copy". I personally, however would love to see the CBC resurrected....CP's 2001 coaster???? I'll holla.
the hostyl one
Wednesday, May 24, 2000 2:43 PM
Just visit The Cyclone at Coney Island. I still get black and blues from banging around that bad boy and have to ride it a few times a year just for the heck of it. Last year I got off and everything looked fuzzy even though I had my glasses on. Turned out that the lenses actually popped out during the ride. Lucky, I had a spare set to drive home with.
No computers running that coaster, everything is still done by hand, including the brakes in the station. You may have to go on a re-ride or two to get the last car but it's worth it, especially during the bunny hops at the end of the run. Excellent air time.