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Postby eddie200330 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:16 am

Isn't this the one that got demolished in the making of the Smokey and the Bandit movie?
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Postby OldJJman » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:51 am

eddie200330 wrote:Isn't this the one that got demolished in the making of the Smokey and the Bandit movie?


No. That was the Greyhound at Lakewood Park in Atlanta.

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Postby eddie200330 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:03 pm

Thank you for clarifying that. When I watched the video it didn't really seem right, but what the hell do I know LOL...
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Postby montezooma » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:08 am

ZINGO

Here's another old woodie gone but not forgotten. This movie was shot back in 1980 on my way to SFoT from the RCBI convention. Any word from anybody on what is going to happen to this coaster? I believe it is in storage hoping to be relocated to a new park site.

I always thought "Zingo" was a cool name for a coaster.


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Postby eddie200330 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:14 am

I really like the "older" style footage compared to the fancy made for tv stuff you see nowadays, it just gives the rides some character. BTW, was that the Brady Bunch singing?
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Postby megamatt » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:06 am

I think it is the Partridge Family singing.

It was shut down by the town it was in. The town the park was in had always resented it and when there was an accident the town jumped at the chance to shut it down.

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Postby montezooma » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:12 am

It definitely is the Brady's. They performed this song as the group "Silver Platters" at a local talent show so they could win enough money to by a "Silver Platter" for their parents anniversary.
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Postby megamatt » Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:53 pm



What coaster was that filmed on? Ive wondered that ever since I saw the movie.

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Re: Zingo

Postby Skramp » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:30 pm

montezooma wrote:ZINGO
I always thought "Zingo" was a cool name for a coaster.


Wonder if the phrase "The Zingo ate my baby!!" was ever uttered?!?!? :)
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Postby montezooma » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:53 am

Scared to Death

Well this update is sort of a downer, but even in the theme park business not everyday is sunshine and lemonade. This article takes a look at the safety of amusement park and carnival type rides. There are some pretty vivid and graphic descriptions of accidents that have occurred especially one that involves a monster at a Florida fairground.

There explanation of the Lightnin Loop accident is also of interest . The way they make it sound it seems the operator had a choice to make; if they would have stopped the ride to save the life of the girl not strapped in it could have harmed or even killed others. I really do not think that was the case since hitting the e-stop on an Arrow shuttle loop would have simply stopped the launch.

Also accompanied are some newscasts from several accidents that have taken place.

Just so not all is doom and gloom, you can look forward to the month of March as I will present the year of 1980. Every day of March I will update you with a park brochure from the 1980 season.

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