Roller Coaster Escapes

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:29 AM
Alexx Argen's avatar I have two real loves roller coasters and Magic and i stumbled upon some videos of both I hope you enjoy.

1984, the English escape artist David Deval was challenged to escape from the ‘Revolution’ rollercoaster at Blackpool pleasure beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E0jwmAEd08

David Straitjacket - Infusion Rollercoaster Escape

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-EQwjuwWC0

If not new sorry, but I think its cool.


Its sad when your best friend asks you the exact running time of a ride. Good thing I didnt know.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 8:39 AM
theres a vid on youtube of I think David Blaine escaping Desparado by mear inches and then exclaiming. THAT WAS STUPID!

Chuck

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:04 AM
What about Chris Angel at the Adventuredome of Circus Circus? Going from standing on the Canyon Blaster tracks to sitting in one of the cars.

Saw the teasers for the Mindfreak episode but never watch the acutual show.


Thanks for another great season, VF!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 9:09 AM
Chuck, it was Lance Burton, not David Blaine; but yes, it was stupid.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:04 PM
Back in the early 1980s there was a Show called "Games People Play" that featured an Escape Artist who pulled off some daring feats. One Episode had him chained to the Swamp Fox where he had to unshackle himself before the train went down the first drop and ran him over!

Answer my Prayers, Overbook my next Flight!

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:33 PM
I just watched the Revolution escape bit...

Where is/was the Zierer Flying Carpet relative to the Revolution platform?

(I have never been to Blackpool, but the Flying Carpet makes a very distinctive sound)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:40 PM
Vater's avatar

WildThingNative said:
What about Chris Angel at the Adventuredome of Circus Circus?

Not worth watching, in my opinion. Unless you were actually there and were able to observe that he was not in the train at the start of the ride cycle, and in the front car at the end, it was not at all believable.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:50 PM
Batman, The Escape:

Does the psychic chick and her friends escaping the looping steel coaster in Final Destination 3 count, or is this a nonfiction forum only?

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Thursday, January 24, 2008 12:51 AM
WildStangAlex's avatar Love the quote on YouTube under the Burton Clip:



Interesting how they show the coaster running its course while he's still working on the handcuffs... then they back up and show him with both hands free, working on the waist chains and the coaster is STILL going up the lift hill. He was halfway free before the thing even got over the first hill.


I thought that was odd.


"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell

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Thursday, January 24, 2008 11:52 AM
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SFGAdv lover said:
Chuck, it was Lance Burton, not David Blaine; but yes, it was stupid.

Yeah, if it was David Blaine, he would have done it inside some kind of water filled "magic bubble" or something.

I really can't stand that guy.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Thursday, January 24, 2008 12:20 PM
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Vater said:
Not worth watching, in my opinion. Unless you were actually there and were able to observe that he was not in the train at the start of the ride cycle, and in the front car at the end, it was not at all believable.

Once Criss Angel got his TV show, he went downhill fast. Back in the day, he was a pretty cool illusionist doing some different things with his live show. The live Mindfreak show he did before he used the name for his TV crap was pretty cool stuff for the most part. Speaking of TV crap:

Go-Kart Vanish (rolleyes)

Go-karts are kind of park related, right? :)


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Thursday, January 24, 2008 2:07 PM
Vater's avatar ^I had seen that site a while back, and it's one of the reasons I lost some respect for Criss Angel. I hadn't really watched his stuff except for some YouTube clips which were really freaky. Then I saw the Adventuredome thing and was in disbelief that anyone watching it would take him seriously. I mean, with the staggeringly realistic special effects that can be done now, who would truly believe that he actually pulled that stunt?
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Friday, January 25, 2008 3:37 AM
Alexx Argen's avatar If you can see him live he has a great stage show. He has a contract to start performing in Vegas for like ten years coming up.
Magicians love his stage work but laugh at his TV show.

Its sad when your best friend asks you the exact running time of a ride. Good thing I didnt know.

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Friday, January 25, 2008 12:42 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Magicians love his stage work but laugh at his TV show.

So my take was pretty spot on? :)


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