Where's Premier Rides?

Saturday, October 5, 2002 10:33 PM
I noticed Premier Rides only built one coaster in 2001 and 1 in 2000. Are they still in business?

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Saturday, October 5, 2002 10:42 PM

They are still very much in business. You failed to mention the numerous retrofits they made to their LIM launched coasters this past season.. add them up...

Flight of Fears (2 trains times 2)

Mr. Freeze's ( 2 trains times 2)

Batman Robin/Chiller ( 2 trains)

Poltergeist ( 2 trains)

Joker's Jinx ( 2 trains)

That's 10 retrofits in less than 12 months... That sounds like alot of work to me!

Anyone I missed... I don't think Mad Cobra, Superman, and Speed got the retrofits this past season, but they could get them next.

In the future, expect GREAT things from them. They are working on some things that will knock your socks off!

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 1:03 AM

I wonder if they'll build that revolving tower ride Werner Stengel has designed.

It would also be cool if they could update their site a bit. Doesn't look like they have updated since Buzzsaw Falls opened.

Another thing, now when S&S and Intamin has new launch techniques willl LIMs still be popular?

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 4:34 AM
Superman did in fact get lap bars this season.
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Sunday, October 6, 2002 6:06 AM

wow

They have been busy. I don't know how I forgot about those retrofits. I even stopped by SFOT on my way back from California just to ride Mr. Freeze without the OTS

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 6:19 AM

medusafanatic said:
Superman did in fact get lap bars this season.


What are you talking about. When did Premier build a coaster called Superman? http://rcdb.com/result.htm?column=1,10,3,4,5&order=1,2&contact=21

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 6:35 AM

Where's Premier? Still in Millersville, MD...lol.

Seriously, the "Speed freaks" say S;TR is NOT geting the retro-fit...which, IMO is financially for the best, but the ride WOULD be improved somewhat. The OTSR's are nowhere near as bad as they were on the spaghetti bowls, but still....they're not laps! If Vegas were a coaster destination and the ride was *busy*, laps would make more sense. But here in "reality-land" (TM), the coaster is there for the express purpose of drawing folks into the CASINO...and at that it seemed to be doing just fine, thanks...

edit: bill, looking forward to his first Mr. Freeze rides next season....hope I don't get an ice-cream headache...

edit#2: still awaiting first rides on B&R:TC since the retrofits, another Premier that really NEEDED laps...

*** This post was edited by rollergator on 10/6/2002. ***

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 9:58 AM

The retrofits are also not that cheap, but a great investment. FYI, I believe Mad Cobra was taken down.

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 10:04 AM

To clear things up...

- Superman The Ride at SFH is a Vekoma LIM bown, and not a Premier.

- Mad Cobra Suzuka Circut is still in operation.

I really hope Premier builds another coaster. I rode my first Premier coaster, Batman and Robin the Chiller, a month ago, and was blown away at how good it was. I didn't expect much, but that had to be one of the most intese rides I've ever been on. It was probably my favorite ride at SFGAdv!

Those lapbar trains own :)

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 3:22 PM
Isn't Premiere doing the new ride at Sea World California?

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 3:41 PM
I think the JTAs are made by Mack...???

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 3:47 PM
I suspect that we will be seeing something new from Premier soon. Not sure what yet, but they are active.
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Sunday, October 6, 2002 3:48 PM
No, Journey to Atlantis IS a Premier water coaster.

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 4:17 PM
Try going to yahoo! and typing in "Journey to atlantis Mack" and everything says it's a mack

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 4:24 PM
Are you trusting a yahoo search over RCDB?

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 4:36 PM

Not necessarily, but I do trust that if Premier did not list it as one of their installations, they did not make it.

http://www.premier-rides.com/installdex.html

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 4:39 PM

*Gasp* RCDB wrong??

You have a point there!

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 4:46 PM
Who is behind RCDB anyways? It's been there as long as I remember.

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 5:03 PM
I hate to sound ignorant, but I've heard in the past that Mad Cobra employs a very different restraint system that forces your head to stay in place. Can anyone describe it, perhaps accompanied by pictures? Thanks so much!

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Sunday, October 6, 2002 5:24 PM

well Premier site hasn't been updated in a long while, and since buzzsaw falls was their first water coaster, obviously, you probably wouldn't see it. Although I wonder why Posiden, which looks exactly the same wihtthe track and ride vehicle is not listed as a premier
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