SuperMan: The Escape- is it a COASTER?!

Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:17 AM
This has been brought up before, and I think we can decide once and for all. Heck, if you go to the Superman Escape site here on Coaster Buzz, the other says "Should this be here?" I say no. Coasters need at least one of these three things- turns, lifts, or loops. How about you? What do you think?

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Ah, Roller Coasters.
An hour wait for a two minute ride.

Rock on.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:22 AM
Here comes the noise again.

I thought we dropped this type of topic before.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:23 AM
In a word, NO!

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"Does anyone know what type of dog spot is?
A Cedar Pointer!"
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:27 AM
Oh boy...here we go again.

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-Glitchey
http://coasterarchive.cjb.net - glitchster@hotmail.com
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:35 AM
Why does it matter? It is obviously a coaster, but i really don't see why it matters.

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Don't touch the watch.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:38 AM

it is a free fall ride
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FEAR THE FOUR
Drachen fire what will happen to it?
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:39 AM
Don't poke fun at me. This has come up a lot lately for me and the last time it didn't seem to go any where.

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Ah, Roller Coasters.
An hour wait for a two minute ride.

Rock on.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:42 AM
And doesn't seem to be going anywhere this time either ;)

I say it's a roller coaster. Why not...Superman Ultimate Escape is the same basis and we call that a roller coaster.

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-Glitchey
http://coasterarchive.cjb.net - glitchster@hotmail.com
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:45 AM
SM:UE has a lift and a turning spike.

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Ah, Roller Coasters.
An hour wait for a two minute ride.

Rock on.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:47 AM

Mr. Inverted said:
"SM:UE has a lift and a turning spike.

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Ah, Roller Coasters.
An hour wait for a two minute ride.

Rock on."



SUE does not have a lift.

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Don't touch the watch.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 6:48 AM
I said same basis...they are both shot out of the station into a big hill (ok, one twists). They both run on rails, they both use gravity...sounds like they are both coasters.

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-Glitchey
http://coasterarchive.cjb.net - glitchster@hotmail.com
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 7:13 AM
Ummm...I think we have a dead horse here. I don't see how this debate could somehow be decided now after so much fruitless discussion. The arguments are out there; it's pretty much up to the individual to decide.

And now to close the thread, here's a moderator... ;)
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 7:52 AM

I personally think it is a COASTER!!
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Al has been transformed into Canyon Blaster:)
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 8:38 AM
I'll just say Superman: The Escape is the world's tallest THRILL RIDE. Millennium Force is the tallest CONTINUOUS CIRCUIT coaster in the United States. I guess I would call it a coaster but I would always use the words "shuttle" and "continuous circuit" in these types of discussions.

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"I traded my soul for a ride on Millennium Force"
www.starcoasters.com
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 9:03 AM
Once again:

"What Mr. Thread, what did you say?"

"CLOSE ME!"

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"Shut up brain, or I'll stab you with a Q-tip!"

~From the brilliant mind of Homer J. Simpson.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 9:16 AM
Why must we start this again?

S:TE is a fast ride. It is tall too! Does that make a coaster? I dunno.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 9:19 AM
Here's my opinion:

Superman is a ride. :)

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- Peabody
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 10:19 AM
I have thought about it for a while, it's like a shuttle coaster without inversions.

Over all though, this is a "Pandoras Box", it's best to be left un-opened.

S:TE is the tallest Shuttle coaster, MF is the tallest Continuous Circut coaster in the US, as StarCoasters said.



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MF Drops-15
SOB Rides-2
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 10:28 AM
It you say S:TE isnt a coaster, then you are saying Deja Vu and Boomerang coaster aren't coasters either, which isn't true. Any ride that runs on a track is a coaster.
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Saturday, March 31, 2001 10:34 AM
well it cost like 25 million to build and it was a huge investment and the whole debate is pointless. A carnival ride can count as a coaster like at many parks. But when some huge expensive new thrill is put in that doesn't run like other coasters people jump on it. being deemed a "coaster" all of a sudden makes it the best ride possible I guess. But I'd rather ride S:TE at SFMM than the Wildcat at Cedar Point or the Galaxy at Canobie. and yes I'd rather ride it a lot more than Goliath Junior which probably cost the park a few thousand to put up.
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Closed topic.

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