This isn't Blue Streak, what is it?

Monday, February 19, 2007 1:47 AM
Is it just me or are those people standing up while riding in your first picture link Jason?
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Monday, February 19, 2007 8:28 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar It does appear that 1 or 2 people may be standing on the Giant Coaster.

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Monday, February 19, 2007 8:31 AM
I know that area preety well, but that pic ain't the Cannonball. If it were, there would be taller trees behind it.

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Monday, February 19, 2007 8:47 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar Keeping in mind that the picture was taken prior to 1964.

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Monday, February 19, 2007 10:04 AM
True. The YC was installed about 1936.

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Monday, February 19, 2007 12:37 PM
I have to agree with Walt S. My first thought when I saw that photo was of the Wildcat at Lake Compounce. They probably just used a stock photo from PTC and Wildcat was a PTC coaster. It also has three bench trains, one red, one blue. Look at this curve:

http://www.rcdb.com/ig420.htm?picture=5

And look at the trains here:

http://www.aceonline.org/census/PhotoDetail.aspx?ID=331

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Monday, February 19, 2007 1:37 PM
Didn't Wildcat have open front trains until the mid-1980s?
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Monday, February 19, 2007 2:52 PM
Now that you mention it, I think you're right. I think Wildcat got new trains when Hershey took over in 1986. Throw that theory out the window.
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Monday, February 19, 2007 3:54 PM
So, the theory that it could be my beloved Yankee Cannonball still holds water?

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Monday, February 19, 2007 6:32 PM
^Hershey's Wildcat wasn't built until 1996. What Wildcat are you referring to?
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Monday, February 19, 2007 6:49 PM
The Lake Compounce Wildcat. Hershey ran Lake Compounce for a little while: 1986-?
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Monday, February 19, 2007 7:22 PM
I will just repeat it once more and then shut up, I know Lakemont Park's Skyliner intimately, and to me the pic looks exactly like the low-to-the-ground, non-banked, high-lateral turn near the ride's station that one would see as they were exiting the ride. Just after the curve is a short drop. I looked for some pics to offer proof but can not find any of the exact area.

You don't have to take my word for it, but I am 95% sure just by the angle and (non)banking of the turn, and by the angle of the cables on the inside of the turn, that it is Skyliner at Lakemont Park, which was relocated from Rosepark.

Mystery solved, but you can still keep guessing if you want.

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Monday, February 19, 2007 7:22 PM
My guess is Thunderhawk at Dorney. At one time there were houses and buildings all around the lower section of the park (along the Laser's midway) not to mention other building thruout the park. Could that be the Zypher's station? That turn looks alot like like the second turnaround (1/2 way down the page).

I think PTC supplied Cedar Point with a stock photo and Cedar Point tweaked it. Toverland is using photos of Thunderhead to promote Troy.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 2:16 PM
Sherman, set the Wayback Machine to 1964!
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Tuesday, February 20, 2007 2:24 PM
It's the Wildcat at Lake Compounce. GARUNTEED!

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