Where's the Jetstar?

Thursday, March 8, 2001 4:06 PM
There was a Schwarzkopf Jetstar at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. It was a nifty ride with lot's of quick, tight turns. It was on top of the bumper car building (very cool!) and was replaced by the "Hurricane??". The rolling stock looked like small indy cars (kinda). I rode that think 30 times in a row when they first introduced wristbands.

Anybody know if it was bought by another park?

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Thursday, March 8, 2001 4:23 PM
Around 1993 or so, the Jetstar was indeed relocated to Thrillville USA, in Turner, Oregon. It is the park's sole coaster ( outside of any kiddie types), and goes by the name "The Ripper". It has been over 5 years since I last rode it, and I cannot recall what type of trains were used. I plan to visit the park again this summer, and I will make a note of it.

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Thursday, March 8, 2001 4:38 PM
Allright! It's still on the West Coast! Thank you very much! (: by the way, where's Turner?

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Thursday, March 8, 2001 5:10 PM
Yeah I saw it a month ago, the park has opened another coaster though
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 5:12 PM
Indiana Beach has the same clone and go figure, it's built on top of a restaurant and shelter!! I guess they like to put them up higher so increase the fear/thrill factor.

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Thursday, March 8, 2001 8:37 PM
Yeah at SCBB it was on top of the bumper cars structure, which if fairly high
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 11:18 PM
My apologies. The park does include a skycoaster.
Turner is 7 miles south of Salem, on I-5. It is around an hour's drive down from Portland.
Thrillville is right next to Enchanted Forest, which also has a single rollercoaster of it's own.
You can see apicture of it in it's current home, at www.thrillvilleusa.homestead.com.
Site didn't work well in netscape, but explorer was fine.

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Friday, March 9, 2001 8:55 AM
Thanks for the link Coasterbob! I was having a rough time tracking down the site. Sniff...I'm getting all nostalgic now...(:

Reminds me of the first time I went to SCBB as a kid...we pulled up onto the street that runs alongside the board walk and up above it all was a noisy little coaster with cars rolling all over the place...

Ah...the smell of the beach...popcorn...grease...

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Friday, March 9, 2001 1:55 PM
Not to get off subject, but I am surprised I didn't recognize the coaster when I rode it at Thrillville, my being from San Jose. I must have rode it a number of times at SCBB before it was brought to Oregon.

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