Also, the Cyclone came from a park named Luna Park, which was one of Coney's greatest parks!
Just thought that someone would find that interesting...
they were like the Batmans and the Corkscrews of today
When a park doesnt know what to name rides they look at other parks and BOOM they get a "new" name for their newest attraction. Dig?
Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE)
1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled
Jeremy's right... Batman, Superman, Boomerang and Mind Eraser are no worse than Jack Rabbit, Wildcat, and Cyclone when you stop to think about it. I guess you can say that lack of originality when it comes to naming coasters is nothing new in the industry, although I doubt that people in 1930 cared (or even knew) that there were dozens of Jack Rabbits in the country.
Yup, here I am thinking how our coasters have 'old' names. They're sure original!
Another silly observation is both coasters have 2 inversions. Gee, is that amazing or what? This may change according to a new rumour on Screamscape. I don't believe a word of that.
Tony Braxton-Smith, CEO of Dreamworld told me, first hand on the telephone that the park is looking to see what their options were with Thunderbolt. At the time of the phone call, their head engineer Bob Tan, was in Europe talking to Vekoma and Kumbak about the ride. All I'll say is another year or two and we'll see the fate of Thunderbolt.
Don't know about the slice and dice, leave the loops and the drop. To me, these were the roughest part of the ride! The first drop, which sounded like a shopping trolley rolling down a gravel hill (and felt like you were in it). The loops make people black out on a regular basis.
He did say that it is still likely that the companies they talk to say "Nope, nothing we can do there, sorry."
So what if the best coaster in Australia is a second hand Arrow?
lol, yeah, and that'll fix the tacky name problem.
*** This post was edited by Joz on 2/20/2002. ***
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