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Postby montezooma » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:23 am

IAAPA Re-Cap: Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Well I am back from spending last week in Orlando at the IAAPA convention. Along the way I took lots of pictures and most importantly picked up product portfolios from several of the major manufacturers in the industry.

I know this update strays a little from the "Retro Formula" that Shane's Amusement Attic is known for and I hope my thread doesn't "jump the shark" with this week long look at what the industry has to offer now.

There is some good stuff from companies like: Intamin, Great Coasters International, Huss and more...Lets start, since we finished off with PTC.

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Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:07 am

Shane this will be awesome to see all the pamphlets and promo material you scored from IAAPA. Looking foward to it!

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Postby montezooma » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:26 pm

IAAPA Re-Cap: Liquidation Sale Cypress Gardens

Here is something a little sad that ran in the IAAPA Show Daily publication. Fire Sale: Cypress Gardens
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Postby SeaWhippet » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:53 pm

Loved the Kennywood pics, Shane, especially that sweet Jack Rabbit shot. =)

And in the Bonus Material #1 -- at 3:21 -- there's a quick glimpse of the Thunderbolt's now-removed speed bump on the inner leg of the newer section. Today, this area is relatively flat like the outer leg. Though I didn't ride TBolt until 1980, I've heard from those that experienced it in the first season (1968) that this hill was quite turbulent and pushed the lateral Gs to the edge of what the rolling stock and riders could endure.

Does anyone know if the current mid-course trim brake (that occurs just before the third drop into the ravine) was the same length as it is today, or did the removal of this speed bump allow the entrance to the brake to be extended?

Here's a pic of the hill that was removed not long after the TBolt opened. The alteration was mentioned in one of the KDKA segments.

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Postby DenDen » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:38 am

OMG Scott! That is the very first time I've ever seen a picture of Thunderbolt's missing hill. AWESOME!
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Postby montezooma » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:21 am

IAAPA Re-Cap: Huss

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Postby montezooma » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:12 am

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Postby Moose » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:11 am

I am surprised that they are still marketing the Land of the Giants. THe concept has been around for years and as far as I know no one has taken the bait. Heck, I don't even think a delirium has been built by itself.

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Postby LcHg5265 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:36 am

What ever happened to the King Kong that was supposed to be installed in 2008?

Am I misinformed and it is actually 2009?!

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Postby Moose » Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:19 am

I believe it got postponed to 2009. When TPR was at Bobbejaanland, I looked over/through the construction fence, and they were still in the foundation stages of construction.

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