Roller Coaster Posters

Monday, July 14, 2003 8:55 AM
Hi. I am adding some coaster stuff to my room, does anyone know where I can purchase some items to spice it up in stores, or online , like posters, lamps, ect. . . And I am also looking for like promo posters of rides, and one more request, lol. Does anyone know where i can find pictures of ride signs online, that i can print out, the ones that tell you you cant wear earings on the rides, and other stuff, Thanks!

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Old arrows might be rough, but they are the most gorgous rides to date.
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Monday, July 14, 2003 10:57 AM
I've been curious about posters too... I never understood why parks didn't think they'd sell (or, whatever the reason is.)

That said, Cedar Point sells poster sized maps for a buck, and if you're really desperate, Walt Disney World sells replica posters of their rides (the ones you see when you walk into the Magic Kingdom) for $30.

I'm not sure if you can find either online though.

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Monday, July 14, 2003 11:12 AM
If you have a picture of your own (or one that someone else took)and have it enlarged to 20x30 at any reputable developing company. We've done this with traditional film negatives as well as digital pictures and I've been pretty happy with the result. As long as the starting quality is good, the poster should turn out great.

Just a thought to make it more personal...

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-Stephanie
Moderator and wife of the infamous webmaster

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Monday, July 14, 2003 11:59 AM
PKI gave all the BeastBuzz people this year a poster. I think I may have an extra one, if you want it. I'll have to check (I'm at work), but if you pay for postage and packaging, I'll send it along.

Or, I would think you could write parks such as PKI asking aobut the posters they sell. They may send you some type of catalogue.

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Monday, July 14, 2003 12:06 PM
I bought some ink drawings from a fellow named David Oster back in the mid-90's. They are dated '93. He had four or five drawings of which I have had two professionally framed. They hang in my office and I love to look at them. They get a lot of comments from visitors.

I would have no idea how to get in touch with this guy but you might try looking for him on the net. Wish I could give you more information.
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Monday, July 14, 2003 12:54 PM
David's drawings are great. Very "old school" traditional classics. I want some of his drawings myself. I bet they look awesome in nice frames.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Monday, July 14, 2003 1:05 PM
Try eBay. There's a TTD poster available there now. That's how I get rid of any extra press posters I get.

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Monday, July 14, 2003 1:38 PM
Stephanie has it...I've done this a couple times. I turned a negative into a poster for something around $12.

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Monday, July 14, 2003 1:39 PM
I have been looking for more as well. I used to have a poster of the Beast for it's 10yr anniversary I believe. It was a picture taken from the top of the first drop.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 5:04 AM
Thrillerman, do you know how to get in touch with David? I had my pics framed at Michaels with black frames and a grey matte. An ink drawing of a steel coaster just wouldn't cut it for me.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 5:35 AM
No I don't...sorry. I just checked my ACE directory and didn't see his name in there. Some of his drawings were published in ACE News a few years back, and I feel in love with them there. He was at Eastcoaster the first time I was there in '93 selling them, but I've never had the cash flow to afford it. Just like Linda Barnicott's paintings of Kennywood Park. He used to be in the Toledo area and has since moved. Thats all I know. An ink drawing of a metal coaster wouldn't cut it for me either. They're just not intersesting enough to look at, and it's against my religion!!

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 5:50 AM
I think I bought a set of five pictures from David. Two I have had framed. That means that somewhere in the mess of my house there are 3 more pictures I need to find. If I remember they were not the same size as the two I had framed and they wouldn't look right hanging together.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 6:00 AM
I don't know about you guys but for some reason i've always wanted to run out of Breakers Express w/ a couple of those posters:)
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 6:33 AM
You should!!!!!

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:31 AM
Fair warning: You might end up on candid camera.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:40 AM
If you have digital pictures yourself try Ophoto or shutterfly online. You send them your picture and they print it out at whatever size you want to pay for.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 8:09 AM
Joe. That would be great!! Whats your email address so I can email you about it?

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Old arrows might be rough, but they are the most gorgous rides to date.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003 4:30 PM
I have a 2' x 3' black and white print of the Coney Island Cyclone which I bought at the A.C.E. Convention at Kennywood back in the early 80's. Looks great hanging in my kitchen! I bought it from one of the vendors during the Con. You might try contacting ACE for info.
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Monday, July 28, 2003 10:31 AM
Camden Park sells a nice poster. It's a painting of several of the park's signature rides (Big Dipper [with NAD train], Haunted House, Whip, Train, Thunderbolt Express [SBNO], the Riverboat [which left in the mid 90's], and the large clown sign). It was painted by park manager Jack Boylin (who I think has an art degree). It's the same image that was on Camden Park's website until recently.

It sells for a reasonable $4.49 and my only complaint with it is that it is a weird size (18.5 X 22.5) making it impossible to find a ready-made frame.
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Monday, July 28, 2003 12:57 PM
E-mail Cedar Point. I got two giant Millennium Force posters and a whole bunch of press releases and pictures just by asking them if they have any free stuff. They may have TTD ones know. I'm not sure.

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-Sean Newman
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