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Postby Victor871 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 12:08 am

Was this ride taken to Six Flags Magic Mountain? It sure does look just like Viper.

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Postby milst1 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:25 am

Very cool report and photos and discussion. I love the early 80's promotional material and park-visitor fashions of the time!

First question: Are the Hanna Barbera characters still to be found at legacy-Paramount parks? I know I've seen Yogi Bear somewhere recently but I can't remember where.

Second question: EBL mentioned Arrow's 4th Dimension there a thread on that somewhere? Was it problems with that one ride design that led to their being bought out, or a set of problems including that? I know it's a tough business, and I guess too much dough dropped into one big project that ends up not selling can really kill you.


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Postby Wood Dragon 1988 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:00 pm

This thread is really cool-I actually have been sitting here reading it for a half hour!

I was confused at first on how "unbanked turns" caused the train to swing. The vid. cleared that up.

Bat seems so different than all the other Arrow suspenders. In a way, it DID start the "fourth phase" of roller coasters or whatever. There's so many "below the track" coasters today, Arrow suspended and others.

So, does anyone actually have a "review" of the ride? I know it operated sparingly a long time ago, but can anyone remember what the ride actually felt like??

Again, very cool info.

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Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:17 pm

cycamps wrote:I remember some of the old pictures of the park from the movie "Rollercoaster"

"Rollercoaster" wasn't filmed at KI.It was filmed on location at Ocean view park,Kings Dominion & SFMM.

SFMM's Viper is an Arrow multi-looper,Ninja is an Arrow suspended....there's a major difference between the two rides.

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Postby cycamps » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:36 pm

Oh gosh. I thought The Racer was Rebel Yell. I guess I wasn't paying much attention. Whoops!!!! :oops:

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Postby montezooma » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:21 am


Here is an update on a small park in Memphis that closed down awhile ago. It was one of the parks that I wasn't able to visit. This is kind of a small update to this thread as I do not have that much stuff on the park.

But if you have interest in this park there is quite a bit of facts and information for you to read.

Anyone feel free to add any info they have on this park....
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Postby montezooma » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:25 am

Can someone please tell me how to add pictures to my posts without having to have that yellow border around each picture...this thing
I want to add pictures without this border

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Postby FLIPDUDE » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:45 am

you have to upload them first, then put in
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Postby coasterdude5 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:10 am

Thanks for uploading these Libertyland shots! I had never seen most of them.

Brings back alot of memories from the park in the 90's...

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Postby montezooma » Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:53 am

Well I thought that was going to be a pretty boring post cause I didn't have a lot of photos just all the press releases. But I just went back and read all those releases and there is a lot of interesting stuff about this park that I knew little to nothing about.

It really makes me wish I was able to visit this park while it was still around. Very interesting how this park came about and that it was operated by a non-profit group.

There are some really great "over the top" quotes in there from Mike Danshaw, Allen Ambrosini and Frank Gordon describing the Revolution. And I have to laugh at the general managers remark as it "being as safe as a baby's cradle". I recall that when the wind blew the cradle was rocked and then fell, baby and all. That doesn't sound too safe to me.

And speaking of Frank Gordon, who was the founder of Roller Coaster Buffs International, the other coaster club that rivaled ACE back in the 70's, I found this photo of RCBI's first convention at Six Flags over Texas. There weren't too many of us there, but it was a BLAST!

The club slogan was "Ride High with RCBI" How great is that?
Group Photo of Roller Coaster Buffs International (RIP) on the exit ramp of Judge Roy Scream at Six Flags over Texas.


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