Runaway Reptar track sections have arrived at PKI

Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2001 3:31 AM | Contributed by Shawn Wehrley

The supports for The Rugrats Runaway Reptar (the world's first junior inverted coaster), are now in place at Paramount's Kings Island. Bright yellow track sections are now being installed. Coasterguide has new photos of the site from the air, and close up shots of the track sections.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 3:37 AM
It looks like baby Arrow suspended track. :) Interesting to see Vekoma go with a wheels-outside track design.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 4:36 AM
Aw! Baby Arrow! That was cute, Jeff!

This should be all the way up by next week!

I assume that the Silver Streak parts are arriving and going up at Wonderland as we speak.

Looks like Vekoma, though behind a bit, has really been pushing coaster parts out the last 3 months!
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 4:46 AM
Vekoma's been using an outside wheel design for a while. Look at every roller skater out there. Since this is just an inverted skater, why expect anything different.

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Scott W. Short
scott@midwestcoastercentral.com
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 5:21 AM
Note there are heaps of curved track, this is going to be a SLC! Just kidding. The track looks almost the same size as Arrow Suspended to me.

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Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 5:45 AM
The track was not as wide as as a normal vekoma, the pictures don't really tell, well except one picture, the very last on has a joint for the track and as you can see, it is strapped to a pallet, the track is only as wide as a normal pallet. It's pretty small.

Shawn

Coasterguide.com & Guidetotheisland.com
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 6:25 AM
ShiveringTim...two years ago when Face/off was installed at PKI, it used wheel inside track, when did they switch to wheels outside?

Shawn

www.coasterguide.com & www.guidetotheisland.com
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 9:52 AM
excellent pictures Sean!
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Wednesday, February 28, 2001 9:59 AM
BTW, if you look at PKI`s webcam you can see that some of the yellow track is being put in place. Already it looks like most of the station`s track is completly installed! The rest of the construction on this ride should progress rather quickly.
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