Replacing an Intamin 1st gen Freefall?

Sunday, May 26, 2002 2:50 AM

At my home park here in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada at West Edmonton Mall, they recently removed our Intamin first generation freefall. I haven't heard if/what they will be replacing it with. Any ideas?

This is an indoor park btw. The freefall was about 130-150ft in a hexagonal glass tower the protrudes from the mall.


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*** This post was edited by Haydn on 5/26/2002. ***

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 3:43 AM

Yes, I was reading threads earlier and someone said something about a S&S space shot or turbo drop..........it was something like that. I will try to find you the thread I was reading.

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 3:50 AM
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=13&TopicID=20481 here you go, it is an S&S Space Shot after all.

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Good Times!! Good Times!!
-Patrick

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 6:27 AM

Thanks for the link up. I've been too busy to go in and check it out myself, just noticed as driving by. I had a lot of fun on that Intamin as a kid, I'm hoping the space shot will be a worthy replacement.

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Sunday, May 26, 2002 10:54 AM
...it'll be MORE than a "worthy replacement" IMO. I never cared much for the *landing* on the first gen freefalls....the S&S shots/drops/combos are at least as good as the Intamin 3rd gen, and quite a bit better than even the 2nd gen rides....not that I'll be in Edmonton anytime soon....first-gens are the only non-spinning flats I can readily pass on.
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Sunday, May 26, 2002 2:07 PM

According to the park's general managar, Harry Hanly, they will also be adding a Moser "Cosmic Spinner". Does anyone has a clue what this ride is?

Also: the park called the new ride a space shot, yet on the S&S website, it says WEM is getting a double shot. Anyone know which is correct?

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*** This post was edited by CoasterMan- on 5/26/2002. ***

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Monday, May 27, 2002 6:26 AM

CoasterMan: If a Double Shot is what I'm thinking of, there simply won't be room for it. The space where the Drop of Doom (Intamin Drop) was removed is in a tower that sticks out of the mall. I'm guessing they will simply use the one tower as it is or heighten it, but I can't see them building another one along with it. My guess would be just a space shot.

As for the Moser Cosmic Spinner, WEM tends to use the words Cosmic when naming various things throughout the park (the mascot is Cosmo), so I have no idea what type of ride it will be. But I found the website for the company: http://www.moserrides.com/

I'm gonna see if I can figure out what they're getting, you can too :D

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