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
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***
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.
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.
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***