What coasters still have buzz bars?

Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:06 PM

Sorry if this is a duplicate post or anything.

Went to Great Escape today and I was under the impression that Comet had buzz bars. Sadly no. So this prompted several online searches for a list but they bore no fruit. Any help?

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:27 PM

The Kennywood wooden coasters.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:18 PM

Comet at Hersheypark, Phoenix at Knoebels, Cornball Express and Hoosier Hurricane at Indiana Beach.

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Friday, July 27, 2018 6:57 AM

Camden

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Friday, July 27, 2018 10:13 AM

Legend at Arnold’s Park (pretty sure )

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Friday, July 27, 2018 11:28 AM

Swamp Fox

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Friday, July 27, 2018 12:08 PM

Skyliner - Lakemont

Yankee Cannonball - Canobie Lake

Last edited by TheMillenniumRider, Friday, July 27, 2018 12:10 PM
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Friday, July 27, 2018 1:56 PM

Coney Island Cyclone

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Saturday, July 28, 2018 12:25 AM

BrettV said:

The Kennywood wooden coasters.

Only the Racer has buzz bars. Jack Rabbit's bars are stationary, and Thunderbolt's are manual.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:31 AM

Right. Maybe “Straight Across , One Piece Lapbars That Don’t Punish Your Legs or Nuts” should be the topic.

The term “buzz bars” refers mainly to the PTC trains that had an electrical mechanism that locked or released the bars. Experienced riders would wait for the bzzzzz sound to “push forward, pull back” to lower the bar or “push down raise up” to exit the train. The big silver NAD trains had a kick latch down low on each car. Either they were activated by a track piece as the trains entered the station or the load op had to manually kick the latch themselves on each car to lock or unlock the bars. Maybe some of them were eventually automated but I think Thunderbolt still has the latch that moves when the train does the slow roll to the unload platform.

Speaking of Kennywood, I think the most successful modern, straight lap bars live on Phantom’s Revenge. They’re quick, easy, comfortable, and allow room for air while keeping everyone secure. I don’t know why other manufacturers don’t go with a similar concept.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:15 PM

Zach’s Zoomer at Michigan’s Adventure

Last edited by urumqi, Sunday, July 29, 2018 10:16 PM
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Thursday, August 2, 2018 10:12 PM

Waldameer - Comet

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Friday, August 3, 2018 12:30 AM

Idlewild - not Rollo Coaster.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018 11:35 PM

or Maverick.

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Monday, August 6, 2018 3:09 AM

Blue Flyer - Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 11:42 AM

Timber Terror at Silverwood

Stricker's Grove coasters

Blue Streak at Conneaut (NADs).

Most of the kiddie wooden coasters at the former Paramount Parks and elsewhere have them.

Cyclops at Mt. Olympus no longer does.

Sadly, after CCI closed no new coasters were built with them. Get the ones that still have them while you can, because I doubt you'll see them on any new ones in the future.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 11:52 AM

NADs don’t have buzz bars. They’re manually operated with foot pedals.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 3:17 PM

NADs.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:25 PM

I've ridden a quite a few wooden coasters with buzz bars. Here's a list of those.

Phoenix - Knoebels

Cornball Express - Indiana Beach

Racer - Kennywood

Hoosier Hurricane - Indiana Beach

Skyliner - Lakemont Park

Comet - Hersheypark

Kingdom Coaster - Dutch Wonderland

Rolling Thunder (defunct) - Six Flags Great Adventure

Woodstock Express - Kings Dominion & Kings Island

Last edited by Coaster Cinema, Sunday, August 12, 2018 9:26 PM
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