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Postby montezooma » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:46 am

WOW that UFO thing is a crazy contraption. I have seen drawings and models of such a ride at the IAAPA convention but never knew that there was a actual ride built. You can see here the concept advertised by IAD as the Rainbow. I have no idea who the mfg is of the UFO.
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This concept ride seems to be a little more refined than the UFO version.
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Postby montezooma » Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:51 am

Now if I were to have to guess on the status of Das Monster I would say that it is not a Anton flat. Anton would never make anything that gaudy. You can see here from Anton's ride catalog that his version of the Polyp is quite different from the one at Circus World.
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Postby noyzz » Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:27 am

Scott-"Weiner Looping with ONLY lap bars!"

Man I remember when I was kid and rode that...OMG I was so scared the first time but after that it was on like donkey kong!!!!!! I miss the old school rides like that, we need more like that!
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Postby montezooma » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:03 am

borisdag wrote:+ These days there is a city park/parking lot where it used to stand, and it's a notorious gay cruising area where men have sex with each other in the sand dunes!

I'm just sayin.....


Well if we have to lose a coaster at least we lose it to a good cause...

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Postby SeaWhippet » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:25 am

Here's another random update of Closet material. I have several mag articles that seem to be missing pages, but that's what happens when one works in the airline industry for so long and was forced to relocate from state to state so many times.

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California whizzing!
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WDW & MGA
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Check the SBNO (at the time) Giant Dipper. Where's Ricardo Montalbán?
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Postby kitsch transporter » Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:07 pm

Concerning the Rainbow/UFO:
Here is a picture of a ride called Taifun which was taken at the Expo in Brussels in 1958. This is the one with a 180° bow. It has only 6 cars and actually seems to have two loading stations.

http://users.skynet.be/rentfarm/expo58/ ... ge0084.htm

I remember a ride called Super Passat, which was build by Heinz Fähtz. This was the one with the quarter bow. It used to play on German fairs during the 60s and 70s before the Enterprise made its debut.
It is actually part of my earliest memories when I was two years old.

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Postby mattnz » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:57 pm

noyzz wrote:Scott-"Weiner Looping with ONLY lap bars!"

Man I remember when I was kid and rode that...OMG I was so scared the first time but after that it was on like donkey kong!!!!!! I miss the old school rides like that, we need more like that!


Weiner Looping - drool! I take it it hasn't found a loving home since it's days at Flamingo Land in the UK. :(

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Postby SeaWhippet » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:03 am

mattnz wrote:
noyzz wrote:Scott-"Weiner Looping with ONLY lap bars!"

Man I remember when I was kid and rode that...OMG I was so scared the first time but after that it was on like donkey kong!!!!!! I miss the old school rides like that, we need more like that!


Weiner Looping - drool! I take it it hasn't found a loving home since it's days at Flamingo Land in the UK. :(


I haven't heard what happened to Weiner Looping. It's an incredible ride that would be far more tolerable if it were allowed to run with only the lap bars -- as its creators intended. When I rode it at Circus World, there was no pain whatsoever. There was a rumor that it 'could' show up on the German fair circuit again. That would be sweet.

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Postby montezooma » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:31 am

Is no one going to comment on that strange quote in the Marriott BIO article? It is a classic!

"...You wait hours and hours for that one wonderful minute..."


Well I have just one thing to say....A flume ride doesn't even come close, not even Splash Mountain.
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Postby montezooma » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:43 am

More here on the destruction of the Ocean View Rocket, the Roller Coaster that wouldn't Die.

This article comes from Charles J. Jacques, Jr's "Amusement Park Journal" These old magazines have a wealth of great historical stuff in them. I am so glad I saved them I am enjoying reading them all over again.

Russell if you are reading this I hope you are enjoying all this Rocket stuff!
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