Plot of the Coaster World

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 1:59 PM

If you were to think of the coaster world as a story, hopefully with an unwritten ending ;), what would be it's plot?

Think outside of time periods for a moment. Don't state things broadly like the Golden Age or the Coaster Renaissance.


Ask yourself, what rides started the coaster craze? Not necessarily chronologically because not many of us think of the Switchback Railway as the first big thing. There can be many answers, not just one coaster, person, or event.

-Do you think it was the Coney Island Cyclone that made coasters big?

-Mabye it was John A. Miller as a whole?

-What ride put the name "coasters in bold"?

-Was it all Coney Island or were there other big names involved?

Rising Actions:

Now we know that coasters didn't suddenly get to where they are today without ups and downs. These are the events/conflicts that brought us up to where we are now.

-How did we get so far? What great revolutions did we have?

-Tell me, what events gave you that Angie Stone So Pissed Off™ attitude? What were the big downfalls and closures?

-Any success stories here? What new inovations expanded the coaster world?

-What were the treasures and what were the flops? Was there any downfalls besides the Bat? Was the steel cpaster a inovation or was it the turning point?

-What was in Schwarzkopf's water and can I have some?

------Let's start out here and then continue with the rest further ahead------

Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 2:09 PM
What about Arrow Dynamics? The invention of steel tubular track?

The top 3 all time cobrarolls.

2)Deja Vu's (times 3)
3)Batman Knight Flight's

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 8:22 PM

Arrow didn't invent steel tubular track. Think Matterhorn.

Also: I'd have to say batman the ride started the 90s coaster boom. Plus it flipped the industry on its ass.

*** This post was edited by Colonel Sanders on 10/31/2002. ***

Wednesday, October 30, 2002 11:13 PM
Ummm... Didn't Arrow build Matterhorn (or at least the ride part)
Thursday, October 31, 2002 2:42 AM
Yeah, Matterhorn was an Arrow project. As were most all of those early Disneyland rides.

If the shoe fits, find another one.

Thursday, October 31, 2002 3:35 AM
Batman did not start the 90's coaster boom. THe 90's coaster boom actually started in 1989 when a small and insignificant coaster that is currently sinking was built.
Thursday, October 31, 2002 9:12 AM
Sorry, Phoenix. WED built the mountain and Arrow built the ride. Arrow also built the ride vehicles/systems for Haunted Mansion, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, Mad Tea Party, Spaceship Earth, Dumbo, and others at WDW and DL.

- John
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