Red Evil Being Renamed

Monday, February 12, 2007 7:08 PM
john peck's avatar What Makes Devil so bad? I have never been on a Hopkins looper.

I thought a name like "Ghostrider" would be great, unless Cedar Fair still owns that trademark.

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Monday, February 12, 2007 7:28 PM
rollergator's avatar The only Hopkins coaster I've ridden was Dragon.....yikes!

I hope Red Devil is better...or that Ghost Town has *other* rides I might like... ;)

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Monday, February 12, 2007 7:29 PM
Why don't they just leave it "Red Devil"?
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 4:20 PM
Well I entered and thought about then it hit me name it "Ghost Rider" not steal it from john peck but it really makes a good name for the ride in a park thats been revamped to life, i mean the name of the park is Ghost Town for crying out !!! *** Edited 2/14/2007 9:22:43 PM UTC by CoasterCraze***
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 4:31 PM
OMG, Dragon beat your brains out before the lifthill. Then it was fine for the loops and stuff.

Don't know whey but the seats are just smooth and flat and nothing to keep you in possition.

Chuck, who's heard not major complaints about Red Devil.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 4:47 PM
If it sucks that bad, why not call it a Dirt Devil?
;)

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-Mark

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 5:35 PM

Rob Ascough said:
I always found it odd how OD Hopkins ripped off the looks of other coasters. Red Devil has a loop like an old Arrow. Wonderland's coaster looks like a Schwarzakopf. Dragon at Adventureland looks like an Intamin...

I wondered about that also, as well as that one loop on "Texas Tornado". Was the frame for the track originally built too big for the track or something? lol. Both loops are odd, the other is lop-sided.

A name that came to mind for this ride though, since it's a ghost town in the sky, was Sky Rider.

Dirt Devil, LOL... *** Edited 2/14/2007 10:39:22 PM UTC by P18***

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 7:52 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Dirt Devil.....LOL! ;)

Maybe they should just call it the "Mile High" Coaster. ;) That's what I got just from exploring the website.

-Tina

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 8:52 PM
The problem with Dragon is those stupid bunny hops before the lift hill -- I was like "WTF!?!" A very photogenic coaster, but it rides like crap.

I like the name FAILUR3, Rob, let's go with that one.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 9:13 PM
If Red Devil really is a "mile high", I'm sure you could gain more then one "credit" if you ride the right way. I bet Devil could be a... hot ride? ;) . I wonder if there were ever any pregnancies on this coaster like there was on Expedition Ge Force? *** Edited 2/15/2007 2:16:20 AM UTC by P18***
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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 10:38 PM
I actually really enjoyed Desert Storm at Castles n Coasters. Maybe because it doesn't have OTSRs?
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:30 AM
The Red Devil is not that bad y'all are being really critical. I am getting sick and tired of people dogging on coasters that aren't intamin or B&M...Its a fun coaster and one of the most unique rides in the world. If the park decided to dismantle it, it would suck, and I bet most of y'all would be complaining that the world has lost one of its most unique coasters.....Its fun and I am glad they are keeping it.
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:29 AM
Good point, although I have to say that not all of us are fans of the manufacturers you mentioned. I love B&Ms but some people find them dull. Others love Intamins but I'm not nuts about their restraints, nor their habit of killing riders.

It's great that you enjoy the coaster and great that you appreciate the significance of the park keeping it, but you also have to face the reality of people not being overly enthusiastic about O.D. Hopkins' coasters.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:31 AM

P18 said:


I wondered about that also, as well as that one loop on "Texas Tornado". Was the frame for the track originally built too big for the track or something? lol. Both loops are odd, the other is lop-sided.


Don't quote me on this but I think the track was originally designed to follow the structure of the loop but something was "off" and the loop was made tighter while retaining the structure that was already in place. I think there's someone that used to post here (perhaps still does) that can give a definite answer.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:44 AM
matt.'s avatar http://www.ushsho.com/detailedsteelrollercoasterpollresults2006.htm

If the coaster had enough rides to place (and with the reopening of the park I'd guess it will be soon) it would have ranked 232.

Which depending on your taste is pretty good, I think. Other coasters in that area I like a lot are

PKD's Avalance (222)
SFKK's Greezed Lightnin' (225)
Fav Vekoma Invertigo (229)
SFMM's Viper (234)
and
KI's Adventure Express (244)

Not shabby at all, methinks. Will be interesting to see what happens to it's ranking when it comes back to life.

But maybe that's just me, glancing at the poll the coasters that are truly unsavory for me don't start until the 300's or so.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:51 AM
I find it amusing that many of you are dissing Hopkins without having experienced one of their coasters, or maybe just one at the most. I actually like Wonderland's Tornado. It might be a little funky but I certainly wouldn't call it a disaster. I think a big part of the problem with Adventureland's Dragon is the trains. The Tornado was improved significantly when the Hopkins trains were replaced with PTCs. I'd be willing to bet Dragon could be a decent ride if it had decent trains.
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 9:56 AM

P18 said:
I wondered about that also, as well as that one loop on "Texas Tornado". Was the frame for the track originally built too big for the track or something? lol. Both loops are odd, the other is lop-sided.

The loops were originally attached to the frame but the train wouldn't complete the course. They made the loops smaller by adding extensions.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:52 AM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar Count me in as a liker of Dragon at Adventureland. I don't remember it being so rough. Although I only got one ride on it and it was in the backseat.

I have to admit though, when I first saw those bunny hops without seeing that it was coming directly out of the station I was thinking "ouchy!" Thankfully those hops are taken really slow.

Then again, this is the only Hopkins coaster I've been on.

~Rob Willi

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Thursday, February 15, 2007 10:57 AM
Draegs's avatar I think Banshee has a nice ring to it for a coaster name. *** Edited 2/15/2007 3:58:34 PM UTC by Draegs***
-James
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:54 AM

Shivtim said:
I actually really enjoyed Desert Storm at Castles n Coasters. Maybe because it doesn't have OTSRs?

I agree, Desert Storm was one of those rides that you think while riding, "damn, if this had otsrs it would be an absolute deathtrap." But without them, it's alright...especially those big circular loops. Think Flight of Fear-those lap bars make all the difference.


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