Questions about Stampida

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:09 PM
matt.'s avatar So, I was watching some video of Port Aventura and was thinking about Stampida, CCI's 1997 racer. Being the big CCI fan that I am, I was just curious about a few things.

A.) I remember quite a while back (probably 1997 I bet) there was an excellent full (or alomst full) layout picture taken from high up in an ACE publication. Just browsing around I haven't seen a similar shot online, anyone know of one online?

B.) Does anyone know what the reputation of this ride is? I haven't seen much written about Stampida but I'm guessing its not one of CCI's top projects, just from hearing so little about it.

C.) Check out the pic:

http://pictures.rcdb.com/picmax/universal-studios-port-aventura/stampida22.jpg

Are those trim brakes I see? Those couldn't have always been there, so I'm wondering when they were added. Are there any other CCI's that have been trimmed on the first drop like this?

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:12 PM
I do know the ride was totally retracked in 2003 by GCI. Other than that, I only know it's a racing type coaster.

Chuck

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:18 PM
matt.'s avatar Well that's interesting in and of itself. I wonder if those trims are still there after the retrack, or if they're still used if they are there.

In the video the thing still looks to travel pretty quickly.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 8:39 PM
There was a fatality on this ride maybe in the late 90s I believe. A woman was thrown from the ride if I remember right. I think it was after that, they added the trim brakes.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 9:56 PM
http://www.villabonmont.org.uk/new_page_2.htm

Scroll down and there's your picture plus a diagram of the layout.


"Would you like to buy a photo of you boys enjoying the Line Ride?"

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Wednesday, May 10, 2006 10:08 PM
In its opening year, 1997... a rider was ejected from the train due to being too large for the restraint combined with a lap bar failure (if I remember right). The ride reopened in 1998 with the trims on the first drop (and no seatbelts in the trains!). *** Edited 5/11/2006 2:11:52 AM UTC by Absimilliard***
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