Rollercoaster [2000] [Movie]

Friday, October 13, 2006 8:21 AM
Last night on CBS they were playing a movie called "Rollercoaster" made in 2000 about 5 teens who break into and abandoded amusement parkā€¦ Anyways, I was wondering what park was this movie filmed at?
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Friday, October 13, 2006 11:13 AM
IMDB says it was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada -- and RCDB lists a number of parks there.
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Friday, October 13, 2006 11:57 AM
I was under the impression at least some scenes were filmed at PKD, and that the Rebel Yell was extensively used in the film.

Unless I'm thinking of a different movie, but I don't think I am.

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Friday, October 13, 2006 12:08 PM
I think the park is Playland. There is some good ride footage. The story line and language are bad.
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Friday, October 13, 2006 12:50 PM

ilovethewildone said:
I was under the impression at least some scenes were filmed at PKD, and that the Rebel Yell was extensively used in the film.

Unless I'm thinking of a different movie, but I don't think I am.


You might be thinking of a movie with the same name that was filmed in 1977. That's the one about the terrorist that blows up rollercoasters with people riding them. I believe that one featured PKD, Kennywood, and Magic Mountain in it.

Tom

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Friday, October 13, 2006 1:50 PM
Actually, it was PKD, Magic Mountain, and the now defunct Ocean View Park in Virginia.
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Friday, October 13, 2006 1:51 PM
^ Yeah, that's the one I was thinking of. I didn't know there'd been a previous one.
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Friday, October 13, 2006 2:00 PM

ilovethewildone said:
^ Yeah, that's the one I was thinking of. I didn't know there'd been a previous one.

There's actually been about 3 or 4 movies with that title, but the 1977 one was the first.


Walt S said:
Actually, it was PKD, Magic Mountain, and the now defunct Ocean View Park in Virginia.

Ok, I just remember the one scene in the movie with fire trucks racing through a park with smoke all over and the words on the screen say "Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh, PA" or something to that effect, but that doesn't mean it was filmed there! :)

Tom

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Friday, October 13, 2006 2:16 PM
Short (coaster) history lesson for the noobs:

The 1977 movie spawned the *club* that became ACE. Always helpful to have "ride junkies" around when you need to do bunches of scenes/takes.... ;)

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Friday, October 13, 2006 2:27 PM
^I still love that movie. It's so cheesy, but in a cool way. ;)

It's even better in *sensurround* :)

When I first read the title I was thinking of the movie with Antonio Sabato Jr. that was filmed around that time, which turned out to be "Thrill" filmed in 1996 (imdb is DA BOMB!)

I haven't seen the 1999 Rollercoaster movie but it looks like something I would enjoy. It sounds very Lifetime-ish. :)

-Tina

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Friday, October 13, 2006 3:21 PM
In the 1977 Movie "Rollercoaster" you see Firetrucks going through what is supposedly an Amusement Park, in the scence before you hear (but do not see) Timothy Bottoms talking to an Airport Employee at the Airport. In the background you see a sign for a Ficticious Park called "Wonderworld" with the Slogan: "Visit it while in Pittsburgh".

:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

(That's one smiley for every Coaster I've been able to ride because of an Overbooked Flight!)

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Friday, October 13, 2006 5:53 PM
Ever notice that the Wonderworld logo looks exactly like the old Great Adventure logo?
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Friday, October 13, 2006 9:21 PM

ilovethewildone said:
I was under the impression at least some scenes were filmed at PKD, and that the Rebel Yell was extensively used in the film.

Unless I'm thinking of a different movie, but I don't think I am.


It's a different film Ilovethewildone....you're thinking of the 1977 film of the same name which has all of that classic PKD footage from the good ole days before paramount sucked the charm out of the place.

Here's to hoping that CF can one day restore the park back to it's former glory.

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Saturday, October 14, 2006 1:30 PM
I have it on DVD...not the 2000 movie, but the classic 1977 movie with Revo in all its former glory. It truly was a thing of beauty to watch Revo snaking around all those sinuous curves and through the loop in my smalltown movie theater back in the day. I remember making my older sister take me to see it and thinking how amazing Magic Mountain looked. Oh yeah and watching the new wave band Sparks perform live in front of Revo was an added bonus. I don't think my theater was equipped with *SeNsUrRoUnD* though. Lucky Tina!

Now I need to get "Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park" for my DVD collection. Cheesy goodness.

*** Edited 10/14/2006 5:39:49 PM UTC by thrillerman1***

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Saturday, October 14, 2006 7:33 PM
^I've got it on VHS courtesy of a good VCR & reruns on AMC.
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Saturday, October 14, 2006 8:14 PM
Originally the planned script for the 1977 "Rollercoaster" involved blowing up the Thunderbolt at Kennywood. KW was offered well over a million dollars to allow this to be done (more than enough to rebuild it in those days) but they didn't want to part with this highly regarded classic coaster.

The "Wonderworld" fire mentioned in the movie involved a darkride. There actually was such a fire at the Ghost Ship darkride at Kennywood not long before the movie was filmed. This fire destroyed three other rides (a Cuddle-Up, a Round-Up and a kiddie ride) and damaged two more (a Calypso and another kiddie ride). *** Edited 10/15/2006 12:15:12 AM UTC by Arthur Bahl***

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Sunday, October 15, 2006 2:06 PM
^Ahh yes in that scene you see a rainbow arch on the midway as the fire trucks pull up....that rainbow arch used to be at PKD over the entrance to what today is the kidzville section of the park.

Also if you look in the credits the parks the producers filmed at are mentioned near the end.... & they are Ocean view park,Kings Dominion & Magic Mountain,notice how there was no Six Flags prefix back then?

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Sunday, October 15, 2006 2:19 PM
Gee, considering that Six Flags didn't buy the park until two years after Rollercoaster was released, that doesn't come as much of a surprise...
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006 4:37 PM
Can anyone else here admit they're old enough to have seen the '77 Rollercoaster at the theatre?

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