Rebuild old costers

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 6:27 AM
I know the Cyclone has been built many times.
Why hasnt anybody really built other old coasters? Like ones that dont exist anymore. I got the idea from that CMG model of the Idora Wildcat. That looks like it was a very different ride then we are use to now. The plans for some of these coasters must be out there.

Rode hard and put up
wet. Aint down but i cant get up yet. Its a long ride back to the way i want to feel.

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 6:49 AM
I would love to see the Jantzen Beach Big Dipper reconstructed.This was a great ride in its' day.I never got to ride it,but I do remember seeing it.I have talked to people who remember their rides on it.I have ridden the only surviving coaster designed by Carl Phare,better known as the PNE/Playland Coaster in Vancouver,BC.For those of you that don't know,The Big Dipper was located in Portland,Oregon at the Jantzen Beach Amusement Park.
I can fix anything.....where is the duct tape?
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 7:05 AM
Crystal Beach Cyclone.  not exactly, though.  maybe spread it out so its a little less hurtful.  re-caculate all the angles and banks and such.  that'd be pretty cool.  other than that, I think that he coasters in Old Indiana Fun Park should be re-constructed so they aren't just sitting in a field.
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"Your proctologist called, he found your head!" ~Jerry "The King" Lawler
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 7:30 AM
got some pics of those old Traver rides in a coaster book....I had never seen a woodie before that I'd think twice about!  (Of course, the CI T-Bolt wasn't running when I saw it, but I wouldn't have considered that even ONCE!)...
Wednesday, February 27, 2002 8:25 AM

ebskoot said:
"Why hasnt anybody really built other old coasters?"

Because there are so many other different one of a kind things that can be done NEW so why just re-hash something from the past. I mean as long as compaines keep coming out with great NEW designs like The Legend, Lightning Racers, and Son of Beast (incidentally my 3 favorite woodies, all by different manufactuers) then you wont hear me sob too loudly that they dont redo the Rye Aeroplane or RiverView Bobs.

Now if they fall back into the mold of mostly craptacular coasters like Mean Streak, Hurler and Raven (okay, just kidding about Raven :)) then I might be more of an advocate for a 'rebirth' of some coasters. But even such an attempt to 'phoenix' a great ride does not guarantee a great, widely liked ride (see Psyclone, Raging Wolf Bobs).
--who thinks Prior and Church were the real geniuses not Traver


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