On Ride Central relaunches with new content

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2002 4:00 AM | Contributed by Brett Stevens

OnRideCentral.com has relaunched with a completely new design and more than double the previous content. Two new parks (Paramount's Kings Dominion and Hersheypark) along with nearly 400 combined photos from the two parks, were added to the database. Also integrated into the new site were four new interviews with amusement industry personnel, including Michael Graham of The Gravity Group, Jeff Pike of Great Coasters International, Kathy Burrows of Hersheypark, and Amy Maikkula of Valleyfair.

Link: On Ride Central

Thursday, October 31, 2002 5:58 AM
That's one shweet layout! ;)

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-Aaron D.
Webmaster of PKI Unlimited.com
http://www.pkiunlimited.com

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 2:15 PM
Probably because you made it?

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SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource
http://sfne.com
Devoted Intamin Lover for Life!

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 3:15 PM
Some people have no sense of stupid humor.

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-Aaron D.
Webmaster of PKI Unlimited.com
http://www.pkiunlimited.com

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 5:30 PM

Wow, what a dork! ;)

Heh, great layout guys. Keep up the good work!

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 8:57 PM
I'm confused.....I took the quiz on the website. It asked what park had the most steel coasters. Since Cedar Point and Magic Mountain were both listed, I picked the one that had vertical construction started on the next steelie. However the correct answer was supposedly Magic Mountain. So both parks have 15 coasters, and both parks have two woodies (BS, MS and Psyclone, Collosus). How does one have more than the other? Do even enthusiasts not realize that Gemini and CCMR are steelies?

Anyways, other than that, it's a great site. Good layout and plenty of random trivia. Just what I like :-) *** This post was edited by Blaster_1578 on 11/1/2002. ***

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Thursday, October 31, 2002 11:54 PM
Intamin makes every ride of those four too. (they make many rapids, many flumes, inverted coasters and minetrains)
Another mistake in the quiz.

Werner Stengel designed the vertical looping for Revolution and Schwarzkopf made it.
Intamin didn't do much for the design of it.

The widest track is the B&M Diving Machine track. *** This post was edited by Belgian on 11/1/2002. ***

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Friday, November 1, 2002 3:34 AM

There are a few minor mistakes in the quiz, but the question regarding the most steel coasters only counts those that are actually built. Also, Gemini is considered a wooden coaster by many, so we considered it that as well. It's all personal opinion, really...

These mistakes will not be made in future quizzes. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Friday, November 1, 2002 3:58 AM

Gemini runs on steel rails, just like every other tubular steel coaster in existance.

Anybody that really thinks Gemini is a woodie is off his or her rocker.

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If the shoe fits, find another one.

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Friday, November 1, 2002 4:55 AM
I guess the Villian is a steel coaster, then.
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Friday, November 1, 2002 8:39 AM
That was my serious sense of humor...;)

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SFNE Central- Online Six Flags New England Resource
http://sfne.com
Devoted Intamin Lover for Life!

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Friday, November 1, 2002 7:22 PM
And the Villain runs on tubular steel rails when? Thats what I thought. I base it on track not supports.

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87 different coasters for this year and counting... 149 total!

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Saturday, November 2, 2002 8:33 PM
Exactly his point, no matter what the supports, it's the rails or track that is the deciding factor. He was being sarcastic about The Villian because they had considered Gemini as a wooden coaster, which just isn't true. CP and SFMM only have two woodies, unless you count Collosus as two coasters.

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LocoBazooka--Sevendust, Nonpoint, Stereo Vent, Mushroomhead
Korn Tour (With no name)--Korn, Puddle of Mudd, Deadsy

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Sunday, November 3, 2002 6:20 PM
I wasn't being sarcastic as much as I was taking Brett's premise to its logical conclusion. Of course, the premise is flawed.
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