Rare Classic Rides

Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:39 PM
Kennywood and Conneaut Lake used to have covered Scramblers with light and sound features. KWs was in a dome back in the 1970s. CLPs was there until about a year ago when the building collapsed.

Arthur Bahl

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 2:53 PM
That was a scrambler at Conneaut though :)
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 5:00 PM
Fun Spot had a small Glass House last season when I was there. Even though it was very grimey & full of hand-prints, all the kids kept running into the walls despite the ops warning to keep your hand out in front of you.

-Nicole


I like to ride woodies.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 8:05 PM

millrace said:
That was a scrambler at Conneaut though

The one at Kennywood was also a Scrambler,it was called"Space Odessy",was next to the T-bolt entrance.


Racing whippet 76-77
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 9:33 PM
Miracle Strip (Panama City Beach) had an indoor Scrambler. Awesome FUN! Gosh, I miss that park!!!
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:11 PM
Oops, I thought he said caterpillar.

Anyway, Seabreeze has an indoor scrambler.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 10:17 PM
I haven't been to BGE since 1999, but I don't think this ride was still there then. They had an indoor Scrambler called Catapult when I was there in the early 90's if I recall correctly.

Tom


You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 11:18 PM

millrace said:
Oops, I thought he said caterpillar.

Anyway, Seabreeze has an indoor scrambler.


NP :)


Racing whippet 76-77
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Thursday, August 17, 2006 3:10 AM
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Arthur Bahl said: CLPs was there until about a year ago when the building collapsed.

Really? I must've missed that. I really do bring bad luck to smaller parks?


Incidentally, SCAT2 and Tempest are both creations of Grover Watkins...who was obviously *not quite right*... ;)

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Thursday, August 17, 2006 6:47 AM
Tempest is fine. A good family ride. I saw some families having fun on it at Conneaut Lake.

CLP decided to add some fairy tale theming to the ride. They put some pictures from "Hansel and Gretel" on the sides of the cars and called the ride "Witches Stew". This is another nice ride restoration by this park along with the Tumble Bug.

By the way, rollergator, did you have anything to do with that lightning bolt that hit the Blue Streak this year. That was another stroke of "bad luck" for this park.


Arthur Bahl

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Thursday, August 17, 2006 7:56 AM
What is a SCAT1? Does it only have one of those spinning rider tubs instead of two?

The building at Conneaut that used to house the indoor scrambler used to be a bowling alley and then a funhouse. I hope they're able to restore it. Conneaut has lost a lot of its old buildings (mainly due to neglect). I hate to see any more go.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006 8:15 AM
^I don't think there is a visual difference between the Scat1 & Scat2. I was looking at some pictures I have of each and can't see any real difference except for the sign that says "SCAT" & "SCAT 2". The Scat 2 did have an ornamental light fixture over each set of cages but I don't know if that's what makes it a Scat 2. Could be a marketing gimmick.
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Thursday, August 17, 2006 11:56 AM
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Arthur Bahl said:By the way, rollergator, did you have anything to do with that lightning bolt that hit the Blue Streak this year. That was another stroke of "bad luck" for this park.

No, I was, however, responsible for the lightning strike on KRumbler... ;)

Two really unique flats from the NC/SC trip earlier this year (I believe both were from (Soriani and Moser):
Top Star, MB Grand Prix, DDM: http://www.pbase.com/rollergator/image/64088233

The other one was a Sombrero (Mexican Hat Dance) from PedroLand at South of the Border, closed permanently along with the park:
http://www.pbase.com/rollergator/image/65305898

*** Edited 8/17/2006 3:58:47 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Thursday, August 17, 2006 5:34 PM
gator, let me know if you're going to be at PPP this year. I'll start ordering the supplies for the garlic necklaces. Maybe we can find an authentic "pow-wow" up among those mountains to get rid of the evil eye.
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Thursday, August 17, 2006 7:20 PM
rollergator's avatar I'll let you know now, RGB, I'll be at PPP. Always am. Missed one due to my sister's wedding, and I'd have been more annoyed, except I really do like her husband... :)

Miracle Strip had three indoor flat rides....Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, and Trabant. Names were Abominable Snowman (Trabant), Dungeon (Tilt-a-Hurl), and....hmmmm, can't remember the name the Scrambler had....also had an awesome dark ride, cool flume, and some other cool goodies like the 02 Tower that ran a nice combo program. Fell victim to the same blight as most other beachside parks - developers.

These "rare/unique flats" have become kind of a hobby for me...in addition to the rollie-coaster thingys... ;)

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Thursday, August 17, 2006 8:19 PM
I bring bad luck that way to the Toboggan. Such bad luck, in fact, that I haven't ridden one since first seeing one in Atlantic City as a kid (circa 69-70)....they NEVER work in my presence!

The building that housed the scrambler-based music themed dark ride at CLP didn't totally collapse; part of the roof did (due to either a storm or heavy snow, I can't recall the whole story, but it was weather-related).

CLP's Scrambler, if I recall, is one of the "good" ones... with the lower sides, full padding, and doesn't make that horrid "ready to fall apart" noise that so many I have come across lately have done. Unless the music just masked it...lol!

CLP's music dark ride Scramber I thought was much better than Kennywoods.....much darker, neater effect. The ride op's had a great time in there, and would slap your hand when your car came near. My son dragged me on it like 15 times one day. CLP's name for theirs was "Ultimate Trip"... I think KW named theirs something space-related like 2001 Odyssey ( I know that ain't spelled right) or something to that effect.

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