Monday, February 7, 2005 12:56 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if Intamin or B&M would make a new age replica of the Chance toboggan, but obviously make it safer and smother. Also with varing heights it would be a great thriller for a small park, or even for parks with little space.


Call me crazy but I am a history oriented person, and Hershey did have two next to each other, and well with the Giant Wheel gone I think that a 100' New age toboggan would be amazing for that spot, or even in Midway America next to the mouse.

This would be awesome to see these sprouting up everywhere like the Proslide Tornados in the Six Flags parks

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Monday, February 7, 2005 1:35 PM
Add a few corkscrews and loops, launch straight upward...sounds like an Intamin thing to me ;)
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Monday, February 7, 2005 2:15 PM
I never found the Chance Toboggan's very exciting.

To me the Gerstlauer Eurofighters are pretty close to what you want.

Verticle lift, over verticle drop, an interesting layout with inversions, and somewhat small footprint.

I think one of those would have been bad ass at Hershey instead of the Frequent Faller they were going to get. One of these probably would have fit in that area too. Maybe in '06. :)

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Monday, February 7, 2005 3:30 PM
Just for the record, I rode a Chance toboggan at the Valentine Fair in Leeds (England) two days ago. I think that this is the only one remaining in operation in the UK now. I certainly rode the same one at Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach back in the early 1990s and have always understood that it may have operated at a location in Coney Island, NY during the 1970s. Does anyone know any more? *** Edited 2/7/2005 8:33:33 PM UTC by Martin Valt***
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Monday, February 7, 2005 4:04 PM
I've ridden one in my life, at Lakemont. Conneaut has one but on my visit last year, it was down. It was in need of new electrical wiring.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 4:28 PM
Safer and smoother is right. Last summer, I rode the one at Little-A-Merrick-A and my poor head took a beating the likes of which I've never had happen before. It's one of the few coasters (along with the Zamperla flyers) that I'm actually not looking forward to riding more of this year.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 5:19 PM
The sadistic side of me loves these things. It's one of the only coasters that I actually get nervous about riding anymore.
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Monday, February 7, 2005 5:42 PM
I'm with Vater...count me amongst the Toboggan lovers as well.

I loved both Lakemonts, Trimpers, and Little A-Merrick-A's Toboggans. In fact IIRC LAMA's model is the first one off the production line. I wish I would have had the opportunity to ride Conneaut's but its has been closed both weekends I've been there.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 1:07 PM
I was just thinking about reviving a classic, by using state of the art equipment.

same layout, but with new tracking and a new styled car to be comfortable

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 1:50 PM
I rode one at the Flemington Fair years ago and I don't remember much about it except that it hurt. A "new age" Toboggan... not sure why anyone would want one, but I'm all for it anyway!
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 2:08 PM
Eh, kind of pointless in my opinion. Nice idea, and I'd certainly ride a modern version, but the appeal (for me at least) is the 'about-to-collapse' feel Toboggans have when riding them...especially during the battering finale.

Also, the claustrophobic cars are a true novelty. :) *** Edited 2/8/2005 7:10:25 PM UTC by Vater***

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 2:51 PM
Being somewhat clausterphobic, my beef with tobogaan's is the fear of getting stuck inside that tube if the lift stops. The car's are clausterphobic enough as it is...
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 3:02 PM
Harold Chance once told me that the Toboggan wound up being so heavy(for a single trailer ride) that in some locales you had to get a special permit to haul it in. Lot of "pig iron" in that ride.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 3:28 PM
Interesting tidbit: the cars on the Toboggan are the same as the cars on a Chance Skydiver.
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 3:30 PM
Only if you could spin the cars around while you were on the Toboggan! :)
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 4:07 PM
Oooohh, now there's an idea!
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 4:08 PM
Making a mental note never to ride a Skydiver with CPunk ;)
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 4:23 PM
LOL, after seeing me at Silverwood, I think you should just add CPunk to the LIST of people you "never want to ride a Skydiver with"...:)

Toboggan is cool and fun, and more than a little scary going up the chute, but there's a couple BANGS that actually caused some *discomfort* in the lower lower-back region...;)

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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 4:35 PM
I've never been on a Skydiver but I know that Rock-O-Planes are a ton of fun!
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Tuesday, February 8, 2005 5:15 PM
Rob - all the more reason to get up to Silverwood for CAC!
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