What will coasters be like in 10 years?

Thursday, January 15, 2004 10:29 PM

I am doing a research project for school, I love to ride and design roller coasters, and I would like some opinions on what roller coasters will be like in the future.

What do you think?

Thursday, January 15, 2004 10:35 PM
Crystal Ball says this will be closed in 10 minutes.
Friday, January 16, 2004 12:36 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar I think they might look like the search feature.

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Friday, January 16, 2004 2:50 AM
I suspect they'll wear mylar pants and drive flying cars to work.

--Proud member of the "More brains than common sense" club.

Friday, January 16, 2004 4:11 AM

ApolloAndy said:
I think they might look like the search feature.

ok, this is this first time i've laughed this hard at a post here...

haha..congrats *** Edited 1/16/2004 9:12:03 AM UTC by slowmotion***

Friday, January 16, 2004 8:18 AM

Reggie Lull said:

what roller coasters will be like in the future.

What do you think?

They'll be faaaaaaaaast

Friday, January 16, 2004 8:48 AM
I'll have to guess that they'll be rusty and ready to be torn down. Oh wait, thats only if they stay under Six Flags control.

Friday, January 16, 2004 8:51 AM
A few of them will probably be due for a paint job.
Friday, January 16, 2004 9:53 AM
In SF's defense, they are painting some of the coasters at SFAW. Plus, CF seems to be the company that is hooked on removing coasters, not SF.
Friday, January 16, 2004 9:54 AM
As genetic engineering will be guiding our planet and thecuts in health care for the old will lead to legal eutanasia for old people, our own body, being in its twenties, will be the most precious thing we own, clinging desparately to our lives and our physical integrity.
All kinds of bodily pleasures and risks will therefore be re-evaluated and mostly be boiled down to 100% harmless physical activities o nthe one hand (unless of course, you can't afford the right to a healthy body) and more and more extreme virtual manslaughters on the other.
So, roller coasters will most likely go extinct, and become virtual rides only, that may contain the same elements and devices, but will virtually stimulate our body in many other ways. *** Edited 1/16/2004 2:56:13 PM UTC by superman***
Friday, January 16, 2004 10:43 AM
I think Magnum will be mostly sunken, Viper at SFGAdv will be being torn down "next year," and MF will be shut down because it got up to 120 mph and they couldn't slow it down.
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Friday, January 16, 2004 11:08 AM
Don't forget Cedar Point will run out of space and build a coaster in Lake Erie, SFAW will get Shockwave, Tidal Wave, Viper (SFGAdv), and perhaps the loops from Steel Phantom, Maurer Shone (or whatever they are) will invent the launched-looping-spinning-overbanked-twisted-lap-bar-only mouse coaster, Six Flags will still lose attendance because of Sept. 11 and SFMM will go berserk and up and move to Toledo, Ohio so that they ARE in competition with Cedar Point.

Oh yea and Kennywood will buy West Mifflin and build the first 20 mile long hyper coaster up and down the Ohio river in addition to the world's first "traditional" launched eighty inversion coaster ...

Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
Friday, January 16, 2004 11:31 AM
Okay, I give up! You guys are funny, but obviously have taken one too many rides around the loop. Maybe I will switch my topic to a comedy act, and steal your material!

Thanks for the laughs....

Friday, January 16, 2004 11:46 AM
janfrederick's avatar You can make a graph based on overall speed and height increases over the past 20-30 years and then project out 10 years. You could also mention that the increases weren't steady, but came in spurts (mOOSH, don't you say it! ;) ).

Seriously though, depending on the scope of the project, it might be a good idea (and would demonstarte your mastery of stats).

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza
Friday, January 16, 2004 12:05 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar Bigger.....faster......taller........just like they are every year. :-D


Friday, January 16, 2004 12:06 PM
We probably won't hear much from Moosh today. He's heading to Chicago for tomorrow's NCC...
Friday, January 16, 2004 12:15 PM
Yeah, but isn't he takin' his *laptop* with him? ;)

Seriously, I like rentzy17 idea best. How can you predict the future without first looking at the past and present? Oh...and don't mind all the foolin' round here!!:)

Wood - anything else is an imitation *** Edited 1/16/2004 5:18:20 PM UTC by Thrillerman***

Friday, January 16, 2004 2:21 PM
My prediction

A 4000mph LIM launch coaster that orbits the moon and back?

Friday, January 16, 2004 2:29 PM
In ten years, all coasters at SFNE will still be running one train with rows of seats closed off.
Friday, January 16, 2004 4:05 PM

coasterqueenTRN said:

You made me start singing that 6 million dollar man theme song. I don't know if you remember that show or not. Oh how time flies.


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