Runaway Reptar, kids'll have heart-attacks

Thursday, March 8, 2001 10:30 AM
Has anyone else looked at the spiraling drop on the webcam recently? I don't know about anyone else, but my nephew's going to have heart palpatations just watching this thing. It gets going in a hurry after the lift hill. The ride is looking like a short but very decent thrill for youngsters.

Does anyone know of a mid course brake for this ride, because I don't see one at all in the trackwork. Was there one in any of the ride diagrams?
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 10:33 AM
Chris Rettig,
Runaway Reptar looke like it is going to be a fun coaster, for everyone, but some young kids might be too scared to ride it. As far as I know, there will be only one train on it and therefore, the only brakes will be in the station.
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 10:44 AM
If it's anything like Woodstock Express @ CP, which I think it is, it's going to have a great first drop. Yes, it's a little short, but it's great 30 seconds. No, there isn't a midcourse.

As for kids being scared, I would classify this right next to Beastie on intensity, maybe a little higher with the floorless aspect. RR fills the coaster gap between Taxi Jam and something adult sized like Adv. Exp. or the Racer.

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 12:31 PM
This is going to be a great ride. Its too bad this design wasn't available for PKI when they decided to install Ghoster Coaster.

I am not say GC is bad, but the capacity is aweful!
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 1:46 PM
Call me slow, but where's the webcam?
I can't seem to find it, could someone provide a link?

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-Dave Rutherford
*If things seem under control, you're just not going fast enough*

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Thursday, March 8, 2001 2:16 PM
How do you put up a topic subject of your own? I need an answer soon!Thanx

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You can't run and you can't hide...The Beasts at PKI
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 2:27 PM

Skeeber said:
"Call me slow, but where's the webcam?
I can't seem to find it, could someone provide a link?"



http://www.pki.com/attractions_webcam.jsp


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YVAN EHT NIOJ -The Simpsons
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 2:32 PM
I started riding coasters on the kumba at busch gardens so I doubt little kids will be that freaked out. I do though think it might be a little extreme for a kiddie coaster but I think it will be a good coaster to start the little ones on.
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 2:36 PM
LOL! It's 11:37am & I was expecting to see the RR on the Webcam. There's nothing, wait a minute, it's 7:37pm and it's end of Winter - dark! D'oh.

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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia, featuring;
1) The Demon - 1988 Vekoma Boomerang
2) The Bush Beast - 1985 KEC Woodie (Clone of PKD's Grizzly)
3) Beastie - 1985 KEC Junior Woodie
4) More steel coasters please!!! Preferably a B&M Masterpiece!
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 2:41 PM

JORDON DUNHAM said:
"I started riding coasters on the kumba at busch gardens so I doubt little kids will be that freaked out."


Remember that not all little kids like riding huge B&M loopers.
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YVAN EHT NIOJ -The Simpsons
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 3:37 PM
Hey Shivering Tim I hope you noticed why Woodstock Express and Reptar have similarities as they're both made by Vekoma. By the way while I was waiting in line for Woodstock Express some kid next to me said that it didn't look like a coaster for kids. No kidding!
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 5:06 PM
How can you peeps compare Runaway Reptar with the Woodstock Express????
Runaway Reptar is at least 50ft tall,which makes it at least what??? 25ft taller than Woodstock Express....
*** This post was edited by DirtyVern on 3/8/2001. ***
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 5:19 PM
Woodstock is 38 ft. tall and made by the same co. I guess it has similarities in layout. I guess this will make RR the tallest junior coaster and Woodstock the second. Right?

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A Monster is Rising!! Be afraid...be very afraid!
Reptar's revenge-April 7, 2001
PKI-Kings Mills, Ohio
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 6:01 PM
Nope, third.
The Silver Streak that is being built at PCW is a clone of RR.

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-Dave Rutherford
*If things seem under control, you're just not going fast enough*

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