Terrain Coasters Revisited

Tuesday, July 17, 2001 2:19 PM
I know we spoke about this a couple months back, but after checking out the Khan coaster, I noticed another (Werner) on this site. It is an incredible use of an old quarry. Check it out:

http://usuarios.tripod.es/latincoasters/id33.htm

Any other votes for good use of terrain?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 2:21 PM
I saw those pictures, and thought it looked amazing! I don't know if the Rattler was brought up last time at SFFT, but it makes good use of terrain. If only the triple helix was faster... :(
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 2:23 PM
That is amazing looking.. Sign me up for the Field trip.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 2:30 PM
Another terrain coaster is The Ultimate in England, it's almost always on the ground. Weird looking coaster too, but it's the longest coaster in the world I think. Just thought I'd chime in. :)
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 2:39 PM

saviourmachine said:
"I saw those pictures, and thought it looked amazing! I don't know if the Rattler was brought up last time at SFFT, but it makes good use of terrain. If only the triple helix was faster... :("


yeah, when I saw that it first reminded me of the Rattler. Did you go on it in it's first year? It was pretty fast through the helix and it was very painful, but I liked it. There needed to be a coaster(at least when I was in junior high school)that separated the men from the boys. Today it's still a good ride, but a whole lot slower, and less painful.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 2:43 PM
No, I rode the Rattler last year. Still a fun ride, and definitely a little rough, although Texas Giant was rougher. It is probably the most beautiful woodie I've seen in person, due to its surroundings.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 3:21 PM
Does anyone know where this park is exactly?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 3:37 PM
That is great use of terrain. Coasterman J, if you are talking wooden coasters, then the Beast is still the longest in the world. Also, speaking of the Beast, I think that it uses the land excellently. Just my opinion, tho.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 3:43 PM
The Beast is still the longest woodie. The Ultimate was the longest coaster in the world until Steel Dragon was built.

Terra Mitica is located in Spain. *** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 7/17/2001. ***
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 3:44 PM
I would say Dragon Mountain is a terrain coaster, the lift goes up an actual hill.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 3:52 PM
The Tennessee Tornado hugs the ground at the top of the mountain then literally drops through it! The rest of the ride hugs the ground as well.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 4:11 PM
...can you say airtime in the double dip...:)

That looks like a great coaster!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 4:24 PM
Terrain coasters are my favorite. Unfortunately, most parks don't have the terrain.

But back to my earlier question, does anybody know exactly where this park is?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 5:31 PM

Jim Fisher said:
"The Beast is still the longest woodie. The Ultimate was the longest coaster in the world until Steel Dragon was built.




I always forget about that coaster it seems. I thought the Ultimate was the longest. Darn that Coaster Crazy video! ;)
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 5:46 PM
Actually, Ultimate was the second longest in the world, as a coaster in Japan (Diasadurous or something similar) which originally was a mobius racer began to run both tracks rather than each part, thus becoming longer than The Ultimate. Then of course, Steel Dragon came and took the record...
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 11:48 PM
Wow, while this is an old quarry I wonder how much it would have cost to excavate this hill just for this coaster.

Isn't Boulder Dash a terrain coaster?

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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 3:41 AM
Does Nemesis count?
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 7:17 AM
I think the Whizzer at SFGAm is the best terrain coaster. The only part that doesn't use the terrain is the lift.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 7:49 AM
I think King's Island uses the terrain really well for a few of their coasters. The Beast hugs the ground throughout most of the ride as does Top Gun. But I think the best terrain coaster I have been on is Adventure Express. I like how you don't start off the ride going into a lift, you start off on an out-of-control ride down into the canyon.

I think terrain coasters are more exciting because it can have some chopper effects. Plus it can really make for a creative ride as well as the layout.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2001 1:15 PM
Cool. I was wondering how Adventure Express was. Sounds cool.

I don't know if I'd call the Whizzer a terrain coaster. Even though it spends a bit of the time near the ground. You could disassemble it and plop it in a parking lot. For me, a terrain coaster is designed for a specific piece of land.

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