Show Alert! New Travel Channel Special

Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:59 AM
Extreme Terror Rides will be shown on the Travel Channel on Wednesday 8/6 at 8 pm central. Description...Speed demons, frightening freefalls and corkscrew coasters.

Might be good. Haven't seen a new special in some time.

Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:30 AM
You've got to watch out for those corkscrew coasters, they'll get ya!
Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:40 PM
Wow, and I'll actually be HOME for that one. Nice!
Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:52 PM
It's been forever since these were on, I remember I used to have my dad tape them all the time when I was younger.

I'll at least give this one a shot, hopefully the thread will bumped so I can see it when I'm near a DVR.

Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:53 PM

Thanks for the heads up!!!

DVR has been programmed.


Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:04 PM
I think I will have to skip Ghost Hunters to watch this. Thanks Marky Mark!
Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:34 PM
I will post the highlights on youtube for those who miss
Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:15 PM
Not only will Extreme Terror Rides air on 8/6, but all of this as well:

4pm ET: Dollywood: Amidst the beauty of the Smoky Mountains lies an unnatural wonder of the Southeast?Dollywood! Tour this down-home theme park with its heart-stopping thrill rides and bawdy fun with Dolly Parton herself, one of America's best-loved performers.

5pm ET: Utlimate Thrill: Fast and Frightining: It's a brand new, adrenaline-soaked millennium. Gut-wrenching mega-coasters and devilish thrill rides are sweeping the nation. Experience the phenomenon of the most innovative rides across the nation.

6pm ET: America's Favorite Waterparks: Adrenaline junkies, get ready to experience the wettest and wildest waterparks in the country! We'll travel from coast-to-coast on an exhilarating hunt for non-stop thrills, chills and fun for the entire family.

If you haven't seen them, just wanted to let ya know.

Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:20 PM
Just lucky I checked my wishlist on's been awhile since I looked at it...whew!
Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:46 PM
Curse you, Charter, for not carrying Travel Channel HD.
Friday, August 1, 2008 12:27 AM
Yes yes YES!!! I'm going to be home for all of it!!! Except if I actually start jonesing to GO to a park, then I'll be leaving the TV to ride at Dorney for an hour or two. LOL
Friday, August 1, 2008 6:54 AM
There's a whole evening of shows. Starting at 2PM EST, here's the line-up:

2PM: Disney: On a Dime
3PM: Disney Splurge!
4PM: Dollywood
5PM: Ultimate Thrill: Fast and Frightening
6PM: America's Favorite Waterparks
7PM: Samantha Brown's Disney Favorites

Then, for some reason, at 8PM, there's "Extreme Truck Stops." I'm not sure I get the connection, but ok.

At 9PM EST, the Extreme Terror show is on that has been previously mentioned.

Friday, August 1, 2008 7:21 AM

Jeff Young said:

Then, for some reason, at 8PM, there's "Extreme Truck Stops." I'm not sure I get the connection, but ok.

There is a truck stop connection. You gotta have somplace for the truckers to go after a hard delivering coaster track!

Just remember guys & gals: EVERYTHING 9and I do mean everything) in this world goes by truck at least a few times before it gets in to yoyr hands.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 10:59 AM
Just a reminder...tune in tonight!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 1:30 PM
Already have it on the Travel Channel so I don't miss anything. LOL
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 9:16 PM
Just started watching it and apparently Its gonna say how some of these rides work, and also it was shot this year because it has fahrenheit.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 10:00 PM
Yay - Coastin' Steve...aka, the man responsible for "creating" this particular lunatic. My personal Dr. Frankenstein, LOL...

Congrats media ho....Jill said to tell ya "nice goggles"...hehehe :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 10:36 PM
Hey, the man is smart. Can you imagine even a GNAT flying into your eye at 128 mph? That's gotta smart. LOL

Watching the encore. Hehehehe...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008 10:38 PM
Interesting though...this show must have been filmed during the beginning of the season because Wild Hog is now the steepest drop in the world, right? That opened at the beginning of July, so it couldn't be included in this, I would imagine.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:25 PM
So that was pretty entertaining.

Some notes:

1. Farenheit is pretty
2. Nice to see Anton represented
3. Of course TTD and KK are highlighted...haha.
4. Maverick? Cable lifts are safer?
5. Notice the Intamin dominance
6. That extreme park looks concerning. I love the sort of carny-ish feel. Those free falls look nuts!
7. The Kings Island section was kind of funny. They should have highlighted the troubled past of SOB.

*** Edited 8/7/2008 3:26:12 AM UTC by Willh51***


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