im just interested because i moved to the US in 99 and it wasnt until then that i became an enthusiast. even then, i wasnt really into coasters before 2000(Superman: RoS!)
anyway, what was considered all the hype? i hear my local Volcano: The Blast Coaster was pretty famous when it opened....so what do you all say? im just interested in a brief background, not what you personally thought was the best. just what was talked about alot(like X has been talked about lately). so what do you all say?
I don't know if this was being talked about alot but Top Gun: The Jet Coaster at Paramount's Carowinds opened in '98 and many people think its one of the best inverts (including me) ----------------- Is there somthing more, then what I've been handed, I've been crawling in the dark looking for the answers!- Hoobastank
RB and AC were in 1999, so really that doesn't count. I myself didn't really become an enthusiast until 1999, so I only knew of the hype around my home park's (SFGAm) coasters. The one I remember being hyped up the most was Viper in 1995, because it was brand new. I remember the Golden Grams commercials with it, and how I laughed at it for not being Viper in the footage. Little did I know that it was Viper, just not SFGAm's, as I recall, it was SFMM's. ----------------- I have no signature.
It was pretty hyped-up, but PKD couldn't get the vertical "Volcano" launch down pat for quite some time after it was supposed to open. Eventually they figured out something, which included removing a row of seats from each car to make the trains lighter. Consequently, this created monstrous lines. PKD later fixed the problem completely, and added the previously removed seats.
Remember when Mantis first came out? I remember going to Cedar Point's old skool website just to drool over the pictures, especially the one of the vertical loop. ----------------- What's love got to do with it?
Since the question is which coasters were they hype BEFORE 1999, I would say there were a lot. Magnum comes to mind initially because it was the first coaster to top 200 feet. ----------------- I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead