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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:51 pm

Wow Bill you're right I think! I didn't realize Reaper had been around since 2005. AND now just saw on RCDB that it is listed as operating until January 5 of this year(?). What have they done to it? Is it being removed???

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:01 pm

^ I have no idea. Maybe somebody over there in The Netherlands, knows?
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:00 am

Busch Gardens Tampa in 1974...
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:16 am

Continuing right along to 2005 and 2007 at Busch Gardens Tampa...
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Kumba!
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Montu is probably my favorite inverted coaster ever!
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More Montu!
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This gigantic white tiger is ready for its splash boat meal.
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Sheikra is awesome!
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Hard to believe Sheikra will turn 10 next year!
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2007...weeeeeeeeeeeee
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Sun May 04, 2014 8:02 am

This final (for now) look at BGT wraps up with a focus on Cheetah Hunt in 2011 and 2012. I find Cheetah Hunt to be pretty good and fun overall, and I really like the sculptural tower mass of track!
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2011...I have 2 extra of these brochures if anyone wants them - send me a PM!
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2012...mmm Intamin track
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby Nrthwnd » Sun May 04, 2014 1:27 pm

Wow - so much there now, since my last visit in......1987???

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Yes, and I would really like to get back there again, for all those
"newer" coasters and attractions, since that time.

Thanks for sharing all these flyers, Mark. :smile:
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Tue May 06, 2014 7:34 pm

You're welcome, Bill. BGT has changed a lot over the years but still for the better I think. When I went in '12 I hadn't been there since the mid-80's and really didn't remember a whole lot about it, but it's definitely a park I look forward to visiting again in the future. All the park is really missing is a great woodie!

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue May 06, 2014 7:43 pm

^ What gets me thinking about that Mark, is could they theme it according to
what is usually a "tropical-african" atmosphere in the park's themeing, in general?

With most of the steel coasters, they seem to have managed to make the supports
and the track itself, the whole thing in fact, to fit within a themed area.

Wood in such a more complex construction, takes a lot of visual space up. Even
without themeing. It would be interesting to see how they could/would do it,
if they had one planned... :smile:
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Wed May 07, 2014 6:32 am

Surely they could just use bamboo instead of wood. :)

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby Nrthwnd » Wed May 07, 2014 2:34 pm

^ Of course! Such an easy choice. ;)
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