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Heres my rundown on wooden coaster restraints in western PA
Waldameer Comet -- buzz bars (ACE Classic)
Conneaut Blue Streak -- fixed bars, loose belts (ACE classis) (backup train has buzz bars)
Kennywood Jack Rabbit -- fixed bars, new belts (ACE classic)
Kennywood Racer -- buzz bars, new belts, seat dividers
Kennywood Thunderbolt -- buzz bars (ACE classic)
Idlewild Rollo Coaster -- fixed bars (ACE classic) (I don't know if it has been retrofitted with belts or not -- it didn't have them several years ago)
Lakemont Leap the Dips -- fixed bars (ACE classic)
Lakemont Skyliner -- buzz bars (ACE classic)
An offtopic question:
Was this area mostly populated by the Dutch or Germans? "Waldameer" seems to be very familiar to "Wald am meer" which means "Forest by the sea" in German?
I look for WP to attract more people from places other than Erie once the new coaster is up and running. The park's location at the entrance to Presque Isle should help here. They just need to promote the park more in places like Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh.
The positioning of the steel pier for the footing of the bridge in the rendering makes it look like it is way in-land, when in all actuality when you drive by it, it will be right along side both sides of the road, making a symmetrical arced bridge over the roadway.
As for buzzbars, it will never happen. That was the reason that the rider fell to his death on the predecessor Ravine Flyer back in the 1940s. It will have traditional PTC trains with ratcheting individual restraints, with belts and no "Mean Streak" style headrests. *** Edited 5/13/2007 5:03:26 PM UTC by Rctycoon2k***
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For legal reasons (lawsuits), I seriously doubt you'll see another ride built with what are traditionally called buzzbars... If you do, it'll likely be a ride in Wisconsin...
Or a junior coaster. Triple Hurricane has buzzbars.
and see if I can get some good photos. See my earlier post for link to photos taken from the Tom Ridge cnt.
and from below on Penninsula dr.
Walt S said:
Does anyone have any pictures, etc. of the area where the flyer is going? I looked through my pictures from the park last night, and not a single one was taken over in that area of the park. I've got plenty of the Comet and Steel Dragon... I'm just having trouble visualizng that area of the park...
It's station and start/finish will be behind the Sea Dragon/Sky Ride/Ferris Wheel/Wipeout area. That's the area that if you ever rode the L. Ruth Express(train ride) you saw a big open space where the train turned around to go back the way it came, with old Comet coaster cars sitting back in the bushes. I believe I have some shots here:
http://tmcgill1.photosite.com/WaldameerPark6-18-06/Camera_301.html From the Ferris Wheel, you can see the open space in the back of the picture.
http://tmcgill1.photosite.com/WaldameerPark6-18-06/Camera_331.html The old Comet cars sitting in the back of the turnaround.
I wish I had more, I will be up there on Fathers Day and definitely get some more shots.
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Also direct links to the page do not seem to work with that particulr site. Hence the general info. I'll add the layout it to http://firstname.lastname@example.org
rsscbell -- you've posted this link several times, and in case you missed it in some replies before, there are only the same two old photos at that link - no updates visible whatsoever. Perhaps you need to fix something so that the rest of the public can actually see what you're posting there?
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Thanks for the photos. That helps a bit (as well as the online map that I managed to find). I'm really looking forward to another good wood coaster near my parents house outside of Cleveland, especially since I'll be in Wisconsin by the time it opens.
I was unaware only two were visable! enjoy!
Looks like it will be pretty close to the campground as well. But that really shouldn't be much of a problem. Look at Knoebels Twister!
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*** Edited 5/14/2007 7:26:25 PM UTC by Borntocoast***
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