Ravine Flyer II Construction Photos

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:21 PM
Ok, this one will go over well with all you Footer Fetish people, you know who you are! :)

Seriously, I took seventeen pictures this weekend on a Fathers Day trip to Waldameer Park, going from the old, the Lakeview Grove picnic shelter, which was the original Ravine Flyer station, down to the footers that line the bluff plus the two gigantic footers for the bridge. Very unique looking structures as far as I was concerned. Hope you enjoy!

http://tmcgill1.photosite.com/RavineFlyerII/

Tom

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:26 PM
Oh my god.

It's real! It's really getting built! lol

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:38 PM

2900 + feet of track; 3 giant drops (115’, 80’+, 60’+); 60 degrees first drop; Extreme track banking; Speed over 57 MPH; 10 spots of airtime; Wood track with steel supports; Beautiful Views of Lake Erie; Crossover over Peninsula Drive on a 165’ arched bridge; 6 Tunnels; 10 Cross overs; The site of the Ravine Flyer II is the same as the Ravine Flyer I Coaster of the early 1900’s (The Lakeview Picnic Shelter was the original station!)
You had me at 10 spots of airtime. ;) *** Edited 6/19/2007 8:39:53 PM UTC by RavenTTD***
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:39 PM
Finally some "concrete" evidence. ;)
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 5:55 PM
Where can I see a picture of the original Ravine Flyer. RCDB.com has none.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:37 PM
Yeah they even had that sweet sign showing the ride, i know i saw it on the net a few days before i went last week.

It is a really intresting course, i like how it really is what it should be a mainly out and back layout, almost simalar to what the voyage is without the trees. The back end does look pretty cool. They also must have just put those footers in cause i was there last tuesday, but it was cleared out. Also it looks like they had something covered there, they kind of looked like trains but i wouldnt really know cause they were stacked. Anyhow i really enjoyed that park, and cant wait for RFII

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:37 PM
Thanks LD, so good to see this coaster finally going vertical! So many parks facing so many hurdles would have just given up.

Chuck

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:20 PM
Yes, Virginia, there is a Ravine Flyer II. :)
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Friday, June 22, 2007 5:52 PM
This is great news. I forgot what the original layout was supposed to look like, but found it on a blog in mcnaulty's website: www.myspace.com/dennismcnulty
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Friday, June 22, 2007 11:34 PM
I'm so happy... so happy for the park for finally getting the approval to move ahead with this, and so happy for me because I get to ride it next year.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 9:46 PM
Awesome
6 Tunnels

We need a The Gravity Group Coaster here in NJ
Like Wildwood Moreys Pier

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:48 PM
I agree with that!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:32 AM
Iowa too!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:47 AM
^You shut up -- we want GCII instead! ;)
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 9:04 AM
You already have a GCII in the guise of an early CCI coaster!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 9:15 AM
True dat, Rob.

Swoosh likes wussy woodies. ;)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:46 AM
Hopefuly the new PTC trains will track like the GCIs do.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 10:58 AM
I'm curious about that too. I'm wondering how much of a difference the four road wheels/car will make compared to Millennium Flyers that have only two road wheels/car.

I'm also wondering what is behind this decision. Is PTC getting to market a train that has better articulation because that's what wood coaster designers are pushing for? Or is this about simply offering another product, perhaps a way to get current PTC customers to buy new trains to enhance their existing wood coasters?

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 11:01 AM
Having never been to Waldamere, this is a great incentive to go.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 11:03 AM

Rob Ascough said:I'm also wondering what is behind this decision. Is PTC getting to market a train that has better articulation because that's what wood coaster designers are pushing for? Or is this about simply offering another product, perhaps a way to get current PTC customers to buy new trains to enhance their existing wood coasters?

^I think it's the former. Wood-coaster designers are pushing the envelope further and further, and Voyage proved to be *at least* as much as current PTC trains can handle (maybe even a bit more than that).

I'll be VERY excited to ride RF2 next year - another trip to Waldmaeer, another lap in the Whacky Shack (where's Craig?), and a chance to test out a fabulous new woodie with some interesting new trains... :)

edit: my ^arrows^ got messed up...

*** Edited 6/27/2007 3:04:42 PM UTC by rollergator***

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