sea storm attraction

Saturday, April 9, 2016 11:36 AM

hi all!

we've created a miniature funfair attraction called the "drunken sailor", it's a sea storm,
what do you all think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4vMejHvVfY

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 11:45 AM

Sea Storm's one of my favorite flats, and I can't think of any left in North America.
Good job with this, nice detail, beautiful flash. The ride operation is great and accurate, especially for a miniature.
The drunken sailor himself is a grizzled old tar, isn't he? Yikes.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 12:09 PM

After retrieving an earlier thread: The ones I knew of (as of about 10 years ago) were at Canada's Wonderland, Marineland, Darien Lake, and Carowinds.

There were more Sea Storms within 2 hours of Buffalo than there were Buffalo wings.

As of just last year, Carowinds' was still running - in the kids' area, near the first turn on I-232.

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 8:49 PM

Busch Gardens Williamsburg had one in their Italy section when the section was new. That's the only one I rode, but I remember it fondly. Is the one at Carowinds still there? When did they add it? I don't recall ever seeing it, but I've only been there a few times.

I'd love to see a video of the model with the light on. I'd like to see something to compare the size of the model to. All the lighting looks regular sized. The computer control system for the lights is awesome! The whole thing must have been a lot of work to make.

Did it come in a kit? What is it made of? How long did it take to build? Are you a professional model builder? Why is it so elaborate? How much money do you have in just that one model? Is it your only hobby? Did you build it at a desk or on a table?

And the sailor in the graphics is a realistic artist rendition of Popeye, RCMAC. Toot-Toot!

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Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:06 PM

Travis, if you're playing 20 Questions, you're 10 short ;)

Last edited by Mike Gallagher, Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:06 PM
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Saturday, April 9, 2016 10:22 PM

Travis, did a little research, turns out it was between '03 and '04 when "Great Whale of China" moved from Canada's Wonderland to Carowinds...where I think it's operated under a couple different names, currently "Peanuts Pirates."

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:40 AM

That's a good catch, Mr Gator, and thanks for that info, I did not know that.
We visited Canada's Wonderland during it's inaugural season and when we came across the Great Whale there was no line so we hopped on. It was fun enough while the boats popped along the track, but then, much to my delightful surprise, the boats flipped forwards and backwards. It was fast and a ton of fun- I rode it several times that day.
Since then I had the opportunity to ride a few more, at BGW, LaRonde, and Darien, and they've all since been removed. I remember riding the one at Carowinds (now... duh) and it seemed slightly tamed down, but was still a fun little ride.
I wish there was more of them still around.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 7:00 PM

LostKause said:

Did it come in a kit? What is it made of? How long did it take to build? Are you a professional model builder? Why is it so elaborate? How much money do you have in just that one model? Is it your only hobby? Did you build it at a desk or on a table?

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Monday, April 11, 2016 8:19 PM

Awesome! I probably get it from that scene. I'd like to point out that both of those actors were filmed riding a roller coaster in separate movies! I miss both of these actors; one for passing away, and the other for growing up.

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