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Postby bobafett » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:56 am

I love looking at the old brochures from different parks. You are doing a great job my friend, keep it up and keep the trips down memory lane coming! :br

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Postby bluea61 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:04 am

Ccron10 wrote:What happened to the trains?

Just another Arrow/Chessington link, I've heard that the trains were re-used on the Vampire. Can anyone confirm?

The Vampire was a great ride in its day, just a shame the original Bat cars could not be replaced. I always feel the new Vekoma ones just don't run as smooth. They seem to jolt a little round the track, but that said it still is a lot of fun.

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Postby FireHawk51560 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:10 am

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Postby DenDen » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:08 am

This is the BEST THREAD EVAR! Thanks so much for posting this stuff, this Japanese catalog is just sheer awesomeness.

But you give you a little head start on an upcoming topic of yours...
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Postby DCody » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:18 pm

This stuff is truly amazing-- thank you so much! I got especially twitterpated over the Pipeline stuff.

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Postby cfc » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:31 pm

I remember the airtime on the Turn of the the Century at Marriott's Great Adventure--before they "demonized" it. And I remember the old Knott's ads, too--from when it was great park. Sigh . . .

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Postby Skramp » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:20 pm

I don't know, you tell me if these are the same cars? Found the pic on under The Vampire. They might be, but this was the only shot they had that showed the cars. It says these were replaced in 2002 with newer trains.

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Postby Sunfire » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:21 pm

^Marriott's Great Adventure?????? You mean Great America, right?

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Postby Space Salamander » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:25 pm

^ Marriott was the company that built both of the Great Americas.

My uncle was part of a construction co. that was hired when Marriott sold the Santa Clara park to Paramount in the 80's.

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Postby montezooma » Fri Dec 28, 2007 1:28 am


OK so thanks for getting me started on my Kennywood Laser Loop and Steel Phantom update. Unfortunately it is one of my smaller updates, Kennywood didn't change their brochures from year to year as the other parks did so I will just post the brochures that I do have and also some pictures from Laser Loop and the building of Steel Phantom.

I am not sure why they had to remove Laser Loop to install Steel Phantom, I have heard many rumors from; "it was sinking" ,"the foundation that the flywheel was on was bad and caused the flywheel to spin off balance" and "basically it was just too complicated for that park to keep operating" If anyone can fill me in on the correct reason the Laser Loop had to be removed I would love to hear about it. Anyways on to the old stuff I have on Kennywood.

Updated 4/6/08: added super 8 film footage including POV of Laser Loop
Updated 5/4/08: added super 8 film footage of the Dipper circa 1982


History 1.jpg
History 2.jpg
History 3.jpg
brochure 1 front.jpg
Brochure 1 center.jpg
brochure 3.jpg
map 1.jpg
The park map showing the Laser Loop
coasters 1.jpg
This is the artwork for Montezooma's Revenge at Knott's Berry Farm
Laser Loop 1.jpg
Laser Loop 2.jpg
ah you gotta love the 80's. I believe the year the Laser Loop opened the track was left primer red and later painted black. It was the least attractive of all the shuttle loops but it rode pretty good!
Laser Loop 3.jpg
Laser Loop 4.jpg
Laser Loop 6.jpg
Laser Loop 5.jpg
Laser Loop 7.jpg
Laser Loop 8.jpg
brochure 2 front.jpg
brochure 2 center.jpg
This looks nothing like the Steel Phantom but more like the Viper at Magic Mountain
brochure 3 back.jpg
Steel Phantom press.jpg
Steel Phantom facts.jpg
Steel Phantom dwg.jpg
Thunderbolt 3.jpg
Here is the Thunderbolt before the Steel Phantom dove down between it
Thunderbolt 2.jpg
Thunderbolt 1.jpg
map 2.jpg
The Phantom makes it onto the map
map 3.jpg
The map gets a much needed update and look.
Steel Phantom 8.jpg
The Phantom starts to rise
Steel Phantom 6.jpg
Steel Phantom 5.jpg
Steel Phantom 1.jpg
steel Phantom 3.jpg
Steel Phantom 2.jpg
Steel Phantom 7.jpg
brochure 3 front.jpg
brochure 4.jpg
brochure b.jpg
finally they use the real ride in the brochure
brochure 3 center.jpg
coasters 2 001.jpg
coasters 3.jpg
coasters 4.jpg
coaster 7.jpg
coasters 6.jpg
Kennywood facts.jpg
get a grip.jpg
New Rides.jpg
laser loop 1980.jpg
laser loop 1980 1.jpg


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