Europe has been mentioned, but only insofar as to say that Toverland is getting a GCII - details have been sparse...
There's *another* wood coaster being (re-)installed, at Killarney Springs Family Park...and it's as exciting as Knoebel's Turns project, IMO. A *side-friction* wooden coaster, like our L-t-D, is coming in '07. Here's the coaster/park page, notably lacking in information.
Following the link to the previous owner/park got me here:
Now THAT is something to smile about... :)
*Someone* wanted me to say that Japan, at least, HAS good wood....not that I meant to imply there weren't wooden coasters there, only that the "new" rides over in Asia mostly seem to be new Beemer and Intamin designs (capitalism in China must be *thriving*, LOL)...they've just hyper-saturated the US market, LOL.
GCII *has* crossed the Atlantic....how long 'til Msrs. Hain, Pike, Boodley, et al. make a trip to the EAST? ;)
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Richard Bannister said:
Leap the Dips is quite a lot larger than the Runaway. I can't really judge speed with any degree of accuracy, since I rode one in 2002 and the other in 2006.
We got to ride this on the ACE ECO tour in 2002. I didn't think Runaway was that much smaller that LTD. Perhaps LTD is a little longer, but Runaway had much larger drops and traveled around the course faster than LTD. Both lifts seemed to be about the same height, at least to me.
That's not to say I think saving it is bad -- it's a fine piece of history.
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."
Jeffrey Seifert said:Perhaps LTD is a little longer, but Runaway had much larger drops and traveled around the course faster than LTD. Both lifts seemed to be about the same height, at least to me.
That was what I had *gathered* from the pics Richard linked to....
bill, would LOVE to get on another side-friction... :)
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