Zingo @ Bell's

Friday, March 7, 2003 11:44 AM
Last time I rode this coaster was in 1994. Has anyone ridden it since then, particularly after the fire a few years ago? How's it running?

Moosh - who thought it would be great to have Zinga, Zonga, and Zingo threads ;)

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Friday, March 7, 2003 11:47 AM
Something for you to read while practicing your Zumba, Matthew...;)
Friday, March 7, 2003 12:22 PM
Why you gotta go starting trouble 'Moosh? And while I was busy in a meeting at that... ;)


Friday, March 7, 2003 12:30 PM
I rode it back in July, stills runs pretty good, seems to go a little bit slower over the top of the second hill, but still a really good ride. Hey, ya, if you go to Bell's on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, they have 25 cent ride nights. You simply pay $3 to get into the park, then every ride is 25 cents per ride. And there is never a wait longer than 5 mins for Zingo, that's the good part. If you're in the area, this coaster is definantly worth stopping for, even though it is the only coaster in the park...that reminds me, what ever happened to the coaster that was stupposed to open last year...?
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Friday, March 7, 2003 1:27 PM
Yeah, wasn't that the one that had to be mostly enclosed underground or something due to noise issues?
-Matt in Iowa
195 coasters ridden -- Faves: Shivering Timbers, Ghostrider, Twister, Hershey Wildcat, Lightning Racer
Friday, March 7, 2003 1:46 PM
Well the coaster is still in the courts.... and probably will be for a long time. When I last talked with the Bell's owners, they were not sure exactly what they were going to do....Robby mentioned they were even looking at a steel coaster, but nothing was going to happen until they heard on their appeal. Next time I see him, I'll specifically ask how the coaster project is doing? The grandson (teammate of my son) was mentioning something about NITRO - I didn't pay much attention though, for the published name of the proposed coaster was Rolling Thunder.

Zingo, I think, is one of the smoothest coasters out there. And if you ride in front you get ejector (stand up) air on hills two and three. If you ride in the back you get thrown in the air on drops one, two and three. The back part of the ride is a little dissapointing - but the tunnel, and first few drops make for a really fun ride.

Matt: At one time Screamscape had a picture of the proposed CCI coaster - I'll try to find one and email it to you.
Let the good times roll - Zingo
aka: Jay C.
*** This post was edited by Zingo 3/7/2003 6:48:14 PM ***

Friday, March 7, 2003 3:43 PM
That was the coaster that was roughly 3/4 enclosed, right? I remember a little about that. But the name...Rolling Thunder, isn't that like asking for your woodie to run terribly and age poorly...;)
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Saturday, March 8, 2003 1:58 PM
I rode Zingo last fall for the 1st time in maybe 20 years, and it was running fine. However, I seemed to get impaled by the lap bar at the bottom of every drop, like it needs to run out a little more before it starts up the next hill.

This whole court thing for the new one is frustrating. The park was there long before the complaining residents. At one time they had stock-car racing at the other end of the fairgrounds...talk about noise.

Saturday, March 8, 2003 7:02 PM
I think John Allen designed the hills perfectly for great floater air, but i couldn't get enough rides because it was during the fair when it's 8 tickets to ride, and (don't tell Markey) i hurt my back early n the night.

I have a really good picture of Zingo but i need to finish the roll and get it developed.

The residents need to get less grumpy. The Chili Bowl (dirt track racing with several famous driver from around the country including tony stewart) is only 4 days long and they got a curfew. Who would be against something that doesn't add crime and gives the city and state millions of dollars and only keeps you up until 11-12 for on;y 4 nights a year?

Visit Oklahoma! My government doesn't know how to budget money so they need yours.

Sunday, March 9, 2003 1:31 AM
I have some photos of ZINGO here:


And one more here:



Sunday, March 9, 2003 5:05 AM

OsFn8 said:

. Who would be against something that doesn't add crime and gives the city and state millions of dollars and only keeps you up until 11-12 for on;y 4 nights a year?

I'm talking about the track that was where Fair Meadows is, long before the Chili Bowl. They raced every Saturday night.

My point is, You don't buy a house near an existing business, and then complain that it's too loud, or there's too much traffic... The airport was built in the middle of nowhere, but people built houses just south of the main runway, and then complained about the planes flying over their house.


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