montezooma wrote:^ If you loved that one, then you should love this one. It shows all of Six Flags over Georgia's goodness back in the 1970's
Great card as well. I love the older ones that show every thing in the park, give a great sense of what a day there was like. I've got an old card for the Python at Busch Gardens from the 80's I need to scan in this weekend for here.
restoca wrote:More from Germany! Loopless and mysterious, this Schwarzkopf creation has always fascinated me. Can't find it on rcdb. Did it also operate under a different name? And where is it now?
"Himalaya Bahn" opened in 1983 (afaik) and is still touring the German fairs. In fact, after "Eurostar" has gone, it is the only big travelling coaster in Germany next to "Olympia Looping".
The owner decided that he had to offer a big coaster for people who were not interested in loops, which were all the rage back then. The ride premiered after the Schwarzkopf double loops and one year before the amazing "Dreier Looping".
The first drop is really intense for a family coaster and the the parabolic second hill offers wonderful airtime. There are some great laterals and heavy Gs. You can still feel that Stengel designed this before CAD took over.
^^^ Shane I miss Mo Mo too. Man that ride sure did get moved around in the park a lot. I remember it being in the USA section the first time I went to SFOG, and then the next time I went it was over in the Cotton States at the end of the GASM midway where Skull Island is now. Those Eyerly Monster rides sure are rare now.
^^ YES monsterfan99 please share with us that Python card!
^ kitsch transporter...Great info on the Himalaya Bahn. Must get to the German fairs one day!
restoca wrote:...Loopless and mysterious, this Schwarzkopf creation has always fascinated me. Can't find it on rcdb. Did it also operate under a different name? And where is it now?
"Himalaya Bahn" opened in 1983 (afaik) and is still touring the German fairs. In fact, after "Eurostar" has gone, it is the only big travelling coaster in Germany next to "Olympia Looping"...
SeaWhippet wrote:...Himalaya Bahn (now called Alpina Bahn) is an EXCELLENT ride. In fact, I'd rather ride it than Olympia when they play the same fairs...
Thanks for the info, guys! Good to know it's still going strong after 25 years of thrills.
thrillerman1 wrote:^^^ Shane I miss Mo Mo too... Those Eyerly Monster rides sure are rare now.
I have some great memories of the monster that was an original attraction at AstroWorld, the beautiful Black Dragon. When the Coney Island section opened in 1976, it was relocated, the first of many flat rides to sit next to the Texas Cyclone. It was renamed Razzamatazz and received a strange makeover in both appearance and operation: going from black to orange, green, yellow and purple, I think? Plus, the motors that drive the four cars at the end of each arm were reversed to rotate in the same direction as the entire ride, making for some extreme forces. (Just imagine a Scrambler where all parts rotate in the same direction and you'll get the idea.) It was removed after the 1976 season.
I think Worlds Of Fun still has one, and Lakemont has both a worse-for-wear monster and a beautiful looks-like-new Spider. I suspect their Monster is from SFOT or SFOG. One of those parks had a heavily themed one with lots of "monster"... uh... cosmetics/texture.
Looked for some montage postcards and found one with both an old Schwarzkopf AND a Monster!
A Schwarzkopf Jet Star 3 /Jumbo Jet, Glissade operated from 1975 to 1985
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