Wonder Woman: Phantom of the roller coaster

Sunday, June 24, 2007 10:37 PM
Does anyone know which park this episode was filmed at? I noticed that it is dirt cheap to purchase. I don't recall ever watching this episode when WW was on.

Thanks.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007 11:12 PM
I remember an episode of Wonder Woman at 6 Flags Magic Mountain. It might be the same one.
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Monday, June 25, 2007 12:01 AM
Hersheypark!

A bomb goes off on the Superduperlooper and of course Wonder Woman is there to rescue them.

Isn't the episode called "Phantom of the Amusement Park"?

I loved that show. Linda Carter rules!

Rock Band KISS stared in a movie filmed at Magic Mountain. I think it was called "Phantom of the" something too. *** Edited 6/25/2007 4:06:22 AM UTC by dexter***

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Monday, June 25, 2007 12:07 AM
You're in luck...it's up on Ebay right now:

WW

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Monday, June 25, 2007 7:32 AM
This particular Episone is on the Third Season of WW. If anyone desires to see it you can buy DVD Box Sets of WW at your favorate Video Store, or you can purchase it online at at places like Amazon or Deep Discount,. ;)

The Amusement Park scenes in this episode were filmed at where else? SFMM!

Answer my Prayers, Overbook my Next Flight!

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Monday, June 25, 2007 9:02 AM
It was SFMM indeed.

BTW, this eposide is a scream to watch. For instance, there's a scene where the teenage boy featured (who looks remarkably identical to Clay Aiken) is running under the coaster and falls through a trap door into the underground layer from which the parks rides are operated.

Oy vey!

Shaggy

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Monday, June 25, 2007 9:49 AM
SFMM, as it is filmed around the Great American Revolution. I have it somewhere on VHS (remember those), and it was a great two part episode. It originally aired 9/11/79, and was the finale of the Wonder Woman series.

(Wonder Woman nut here...lol)

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Monday, June 25, 2007 10:13 AM
Oooh! I remember this one (I must have caught it on re-runs along with HR Puff-N-Stuff and Land of the Lost back when I was in elementary school). Do those of us who have seen the episode remember why the boy winds up in the grounds under the coaster? He (or someone else in his party) lost his ride badge while riding the coaster! That was the way I remember SFGAdv running things in the early '80s.

On another note, who else remembers the Wonder Woman (or was it Super Man) movie where the bad guy's lair was in a defunct amusement park's haunted house? Wasn't there a Waltzer right outside? I wonder what park that was?

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Monday, June 25, 2007 10:20 AM
I've always thought the episode was filmed in Hersheypark.

(Queue "Twilight Zone" theme song...)

Do they show MM's fountain in front of Revolution? ...or anything else that could be a dead giveaway that it was filmed there?

MM makes more sense. It is a much more filmed park.

WW has become very outdated, but it was almost as good of a show as "The Incredible Hulk". Why didn't anyone notice that Diana Prince and Wonder Woman looked EXACTLY alike? It's just like Prince Adam and He-Man, Clark Kent and Superman...

*** Edited 6/25/2007 2:20:44 PM UTC by dexter***

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Monday, June 25, 2007 10:37 AM
Man, you guys are bringing back memories. I totally forgot about that WW segment until you jarred my memory. :)

Travis, it was "Kiss Meets The Phantom Of The Park" and was one of the cheesiest movies I have ever seen. I saw it again about 5 years ago and was in tears from laughing, just because it was so bad.

But when you are 5 or 6 years old it's the coolest, next to the Conjunction Junction commercial and the Electric Company. ;)

-Tina

*** Edited 6/25/2007 2:40:51 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Monday, June 25, 2007 1:36 PM
"I've always thought the episode was filmed in Hersheypark."

It was definitely filmed at Magic Mountain but the park never received a credit at the end of the shows. I remember watching for the park name as the credits rolled and it not being there.

Perhaps the confusion lies with the fact that they called the coaster "Super Loop" in the episiode. Also they said the name of the park was "Fun Universe" locating it in Washington D.C.

Obviously Revolution and Superdooperlooper looked very similar in that day (both with the signature Schwarzkopf loop painted white.) So it's easy to see how it could be perceived as SDL.

"Do they show MM's fountain in front of Revolution? ...or anything else that could be a dead giveaway that it was filmed there?"

They may, I'll have to re-watch. I have the show at home, but haven't seen it in sometime. I do recall them showing various footage in the park other than Revolution. Seems like they show the Oil derrik observation tower, flume, flats, and maybe even Colossus.

I do distincly recall that they show a picture of the artists rendering of the "Super Loop" in the park manager's office. The rendering is definitely of Revolution, no doubt provided to the series production company, by the park.

Actually, I just did some minor searching, and here's detailed information about the episodes. There were two, part one and part two, and as someone else mentioned they were the final first run WW episodes aired. (Although not the last filmed.)

http://www.wonderland-site.com/html/series/wonder/season3/ww78-23-00.htm

http://www.wonderland-site.com/html/series/wonder/season3/ww78-24-00.htm

Shaggy *** Edited 6/25/2007 5:47:31 PM UTC by Shaggy***

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Monday, June 25, 2007 1:57 PM

dexter said:


Why didn't anyone notice that Diana Prince and Wonder Woman looked EXACTLY alike? It's just like Prince Adam and He-Man, Clark Kent and Superman...

*** Edited 6/25/2007 2:20:44 PM UTC by dexter***


Probably for the same reason nobody asked how Bruce Wayne could slide down a pole and change his clothes. Oh yeah, and he had a nuclear reactor in his basement. :)

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Monday, June 25, 2007 2:04 PM
Batgirl was a little more viable, however... I mean the red wig was a bit of an identity changer. ;-)

But how did she end up with an apartment that had a revolving wall and elevator that led her batgirl cycle to the back alley?

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Monday, June 25, 2007 5:59 PM

jshorerzd said:On another note, who else remembers the Wonder Woman (or was it Super Man) movie where the bad guy's lair was in a defunct amusement park's haunted house? Wasn't there a Waltzer right outside? I wonder what park that was?

I don't know what park it that was but I do remember the Waltzer scene. The film was Supergirl and the villian Selena (played by Faye Dunaway) lived in the abandoned amusement park dark ride.

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Monday, June 25, 2007 9:40 PM
I need to see that Supergirl movie again sometime. I barely remember it.

Yes Tina, the KISS movie is a hoot! I want to see it again too!

Maybe it's time to rejoin Netflix.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 9:39 AM
^^ Rihad, Thanks for the movie title clarification!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007 5:02 PM
Lol...

I actualy have the episode on dvd. Boy, did magic mountain look differant back in the day.

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