Revolution with lighted tunnel?

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 9:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqax8gSuGpA

I always thought this was Revolution (I know, a commercial for SFGAm, filmed at Magic Mountain, Colossus has an American Eagle decal on the train...). Looks like there are some serious lights in that tunnel!?

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:02 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Yup...when it first opened.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 10:24 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar I suppose it's possible. I don't think any of Great America's coasters had a tunnel.

At the time all they had was Wizzer, American Eagle, Demon, Tidle Wave and Z-Force (which would have been new in 1985)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:09 PM

Jason Hammond said:
I suppose it's possible. I don't think any of Great America's coasters had a tunnel.

At the time all they had was Wizzer, American Eagle, Demon, Tidle Wave and Z-Force (which would have been new in 1985)


Both "Demon"s at the Marriot's Great America parks had lighted tunnels when they opened and, although I haven't been to the other one, SFGAm's still does although, the lights are on the sides of the tunnels only now. The curving tunnel in that commercial is not a coaster at SFGAm though.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTm9nOIiqt0

here's a clip from "Roller Coaster" that shows that in 1977, "Revolution"'s tunnel was the same corrugated steel that it is now.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:28 PM
Then what's this coaster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqax8gSuGpA

sure looks like Revolution to me. Moosh says the lights were there when it opened - maybe just for a short time?

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Tuesday, August 7, 2007 11:45 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Demon's tunnel isn't curved like the one in the TV clip.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 5:58 AM

Mamoosh said:
Demon's tunnel isn't curved like the one in the TV clip.

aw, i know that moosh!

but did revo really have all those lights? its obviously revo...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 8:13 AM
matt.'s avatar Wow...that commercial actually made me want to go to Six Flags. Yay nostalgia.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 10:37 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Notice it wasn't exactly emphasizing "family" fun. But a fun commercial regardless. Colossus with buzzbars...drool. :)

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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 10:58 AM
Looks like Revolution to me...but I never rode it with the lights.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 11:21 AM
SFoGswim's avatar I can't even describe to you how much I miss those commercial jingles from the 80's and 90's.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 12:05 PM
janfrederick's avatar You can still watch a Mentos commercial. ;)
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007 12:37 PM
The next time someone rides it, pay attention in the tunnel. On the Demon at SFGAm, you can see caps over the holes where the lights used to be on the ceiling of the tunnel. Unless they've replaced all the steel in the tunnel on Revolution, there should be some evidence of where lights used to be if they were, in fact, there at one time.
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