Will Roller Coasters ever Die?

Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:08 PM
Do you thihnk that there will be some latter activity that will make roller coasters seem obsolete and pointless? Or they just become outdated? I can easily see it happening, but definantly not for a vveeeerrrrryyy long time. What do you think?
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:12 PM
Well lets compare it to cars, shall we?! Cars will eventually become replaced in like 2217 or something, but until then stronger and better cars will be built. Just like coasters, there will be something better in a few hundred years but... we will all be dead by then so...

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:13 PM
I think, that like everything else, there will be an end to them. But not till the planet explodes! :)

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I'm sitting shiva for CCI.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:15 PM
Just keep them here til I'm gone. But hey, look on the nuclear powered bright side, terrorists could probably blow up the world tomarrow when I'm taking a shower. Am I worried? Nope, God can take me when He wants me. Am I worried about coasters being replaced? Not really, as what ever replaces them, will probably be more fun.

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Tim Schroll
gocubs7@hotmail.com
Willard's Whizzer (1976-2002) Farewell my Friend

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:15 PM

MikeMir87 is right. There will be better things but in a long time. But lets not htink about that now:)

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Sean

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:46 PM

A decade ago they predicted simulator rides would take over. You see how far that went.

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:58 PM
They will become obsolete when virtual reality becomes just as beleivable as real life. That way they could make billions of coasters for free!
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:01 PM
If for some reason I am no longer able to pay admission for a turn on a thrill machine, I'll set myself in a wagon and point it downhill.

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"If the beats were made of meat then they would have to be me ..." - L.L. Cool J

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:22 PM
I think half of simulators problems are that they make a large percentage of people sick.

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All I need is 4.5 million bucks and a half a mile long sliver of land and maybe someone could build me my very own Shivering Timbers. ;)

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:39 PM

MagnumForce said: I think half of simulators problems are that they make a large percentage of people sick.


I agree completely with what your saying. I rode a coaster simulator at our Indy mall and when I got off I puked. I don't understand I don't get sick on any coaster but this thing made me throw up and I felt miserable the rest of the day.

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The former CPJunkie. CB Club Member. 120 coasters :)

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:46 PM

Of course some time rollercoasters will die. I just hope that is long after I die.

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S:RoS ( SFNE ) is #1!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 6:54 PM
Well, Roller Coasters will be around for another century or so I think. Maybe longer if they continue introducing new designs as fast as they are today. 20 years ago no one could imagine an inverted or standup roller coaster. And now since we've got things like X that test human endurance, I think they will continue to be popular for many years to come.

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"The fish are eating the guest, sir

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:10 PM
simulators have a long way to go in my book before they even come close to beating coasters. the only good one i have been on is spiderman...

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#1-MF #2-S:RoS #3-WT

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:24 PM
No because I'm sure Heaven has a resort bigger than Disneyworld :)

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:28 PM
Well have you guys heard about the Astroid coming to earth in like 2013 or something like that. If it hits rollercoasters will die, along with the human race.

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You can hear the laughter, you can hear the mighty roar. From the brickyard down in Indy to the white Chicago shore. It's a rollin', twistin', turnin' and might we both suggest. You get you fanny ridin' on the Cornball Express!

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 7:43 PM
Actually, I believe there is a possibility of a collision in 2017. But when I called up that psychic everyone talks about, they said they could not help me because their computers were down, so they redirected me to the infamous psychic chicken.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 8:53 PM
I thought it was supposed to be 2028...anyway, I think that we will avoid that crisis/rid of it ourselves, but I think that the human race is destined to fail...like it or not. Whether by biological warfare, or weapons of mass destruction, it's unavoidable. I doubt we will be around as a race by the year 3000...I just hope that the coasters are still intact for the next dominant and hopefully inteligent species to observe that think, "What the hell we they doing? Were these torture devices?" :)

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Korn Tour (With no name)--Korn, Puddle of Mudd, Deadsy

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:00 PM
Simulators will never be able to produce the thrill a roller coaster can.

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http://www.coasters2k.com

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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 9:07 PM
BrandonR is Right Simulators is nothin gompared to Rollercoasters.
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Thursday, July 25, 2002 4:02 AM
They'll only replace coasters the day when they shove this 7 inch metal pin in the back of your head and download a computer program into your brain. Just like in "The Matrix"

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I'm proud of ALL my mayor malfunctions!

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