Sunday, November 24, 2002 1:29 PM
Does anyone know what the current status is of the Olympia Looping Bahn? I've tried searching for this ride at Coasterbuzz and RCDB and didn't find anything. I even searched RCDB for all Swarzkopf coasters and I couldn't even find one coaster with 5 inversions from Swarzkopf. It's like it dissapeared off the face of the earth. Anyone know anything about it?
Nessy: Ride of Steel
Sunday, November 24, 2002 1:34 PM
It is because it is a portable coaster, and RCDB lists only permenant coasters.
And yes, Olympia Looping is still around.
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Canadas Coaster Drew
Sunday, November 24, 2002 1:51 PM
http://www.amusementrides.de/ (click on coaster)
It's still very much alive.
The Other Siebert
Sunday, November 24, 2002 2:16 PM
I rode it for the second time about 5 months ago at Pützchens Markt in Bonn, Germany, really cool coaster.
It's not getting younger, of course, but it's a lot of fun. The first loop is rather intense (reminds of Thriller's second inversion).
It looks like it's going to stay with us for another while...
It's really scary to see the track and the supports move as the train passes through it.
But anyway... the TÜV says it's safe so....
There's hardly a more spectacular travelling coaster to this day.
Sunday, November 24, 2002 2:25 PM
I have also had the pleasure of riding this fantastic coaster on an ECC Trip back in April.
Basiclly, The Ride is brilliant, and is actually fairly smooth believe it or not(Suprising when you relise how many times it gets taken down each year) anyway the first drop is stunning and the first inversion is wild(there is a good pic of it in that last website listed) The Rest of the Ride is quite intense with some fast turns, sudden drops and tight inversions, It is simply amazing.
This is truely one coaster that everyone has to ride sometime because it truely is a thrilling ride :)
Sunday, November 24, 2002 2:42 PM
I had NO idea that the first inversion twisted like that! I though it was just a regular loop! Very Cool!
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