What coaster/ride would you like to see rebuilt?

Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:01 AM

I was looking at some random pics at rcdb.com and found this coaster. http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery450.htm

It looked like a fun coaster and I thought it would be cool to see it rebuilt, too sad to see it in it's current status. Now, the question is (which is pretty obvious in the topic) what roller coaster or ride that has been demolished would you like to see rebuilt like what Knoebels have done with Phoenix and Mr Twister.

I guess many will say Crystal Beach Cyclone but I'm interested in other not as famous or maybe forgotten coasters and rides.

PS: Sorry if it has been discussed too many times

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:07 AM

The Bobs at Riverview Park. Also the Airplane at Playland, it may have been a brutal ride, but I would have loved to have gotten a shot at riding it.

I would also like to say that it is very comendable of Knoebels to look to the past in their roller coasters. They could not save Mr. Twister, so they did the next best thing in building a ride that is very similar in the Twister.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:12 AM

DRACHEN FIR3!!!!!!!!111!!!!!!!!!

j/k

I'd love to ride the Idora Wildcat, Riverview Bobs, Rye Aeroplane, Tornado at Coney, etc., etc...

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:20 AM

One thing that is different between Knoebels Phoenix and Twister is the fact that Mr.Twister was dead and gone when Knoebels built Twister (variations made in the original plans and layout to fit the site). With the exception of the "golden bolt", none of what you see in Elysburg PA was ever in Denver CO (I don't count the "break lever" in display... Its a museum piece, not an integral part of the coaster). Phoenix however is a bit different. While much (most?) of the lumber was replaced, it was more of a "move" than a "rebuild" with the old Rocket at Playland Park being dismantled, transported to PA, and rebuilt as the Phoenix.

Sorry... just nit picking.

Anyway. Looking on a more local scope for me... I would like to see the Wildcats at Rocky Springs Park (Lancaster PA) and Hersheypark (the 1923 original) rebuilt. Not saying that they were "great coasters", but they were two local coasters and both Herb Schmeck creations.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:23 AM
The Flying Dragon coaster from Walled Lake Amusement Park. I'd give anything to be able to ride that one again.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:25 AM
The Mauch Chaulk Railway.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:31 AM
The Bat and Crystal Beach Cyclone. I just want to see how CBC would be with modern trains. It would be interesting.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:35 AM
Revere Beach Cyclone
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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:37 AM

Definitely The Bat at PKI.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:37 AM

Screw you, Chris! I would love to see Drachen Fire built again, only the right way. The idea was original and gorgeous. The presentation lacked, that's all, eh? ;)

What I would really love to see would be the Idora park coasters, and especially the Airplane Coaster at Rye. Heck, any Traver coaster would be a hoot!
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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:39 AM

If it's a Traver or a Schmeck, I want a couple! Not just rebuilt, but CLONED...argh!....:)

chris, watch it....I don't send goons, I send hippies...;)

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:44 AM

I definetly want the Bat. Of course with banked turns and such so we don't have the same disaster. Never rode the ride but it looks so much better than the much too short Top Gun.

This isn't a ride but I'd really like to see Cincinnati's Coney Island rebuilt. It would be so nice to have the park on the river, whether it be in the same place or in a different location along the river. Again, to avoid disastor, build a frickin flood wall or something (did they ever consider this before closing the park and opening KI?)

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:44 AM
l. The Little Dipper at Kennywood. The greatest junior coaster of all time. Kennywood hasn't made very many serious mistakes in a century, but taking this ride out was their biggest.



2. The Ravine Flyer at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pa. It looped around within the main park, crossed a girder bridge over the major highway leading out to the 11 miles of beaches, looped around through the woods on the plateau, then crossed back over the bridge into the park, where it finished up with a few more loops and came into the station. It was a magnificent coaster, especially for such a small park.

A drunk stood up to wave as it crossed the bridge and fell to the highway below, where he was struck by a car and killed. The park closed the part of the ride that crossed the bridge and ran around the woods, shortening it down to a smaller coaster that stayed within the main park and is now called The Comet. The Comet's a nice junior woodie, but the Ravine Flyer was a big time ride.

3. The great out and back woodie at West View Park in Pittsburgh that ran along the lake.
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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:45 AM

I wish there was a chance that M:TR could be rebuilt, but longer.

Moosh

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:46 AM
Just pay closer attention to your e-mail, Moosh.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:47 AM
I always thought Drachen Fire looked like it had a great layout. I can't commment on the smoothness issue, but it's definitely one of the most orignal designs I've ever seen.

Of course The Bat and Crystal Beach Cyclone come to mind as well. Also, though I only got to ride each of the old Elitch woodies once, I still miss them as well.

And as much as I love Phantom's Revenge, I still wish they'd rebuild the old Steel Phantom.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 10:49 AM
thunder looper at alton towers. the shuttle loop is gone, but not forgotten by UK enthusaists!

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 11:05 AM
Definitely Drachen Fire. I'm quite sure that with the technology we have now the layout (or at least a close resemblance) could be built without headbanging. One thing that should definitely reappear from DF is the inversion in the middle of the first drop. Totally unique and really neat.
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Thursday, December 5, 2002 11:08 AM

nasai said:

Screw you, Chris!



Careful, we don't want a certain you know who to get jealous.

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Thursday, December 5, 2002 11:09 AM

Drachen Fire rebuilt by B&M....

Also the Bat, Thunderbolt @ Coney Island, and the Crystal Beach Cyclone.

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