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What Would it Take?

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
3/22/00 at
9:00:21 AM

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What would it take to make the best theme park in Europe? I think we only need a few coasters, which would be:

A B&M Hypercoaster
A B&M Floorless
A B&M Inverted
A CCI woodie

Any three of those would be enough. Obviously you would need support rides, but these would be the usual suspects.

Re: What Would it Take? by Cal at 3/22/00 11:43:07 AM

> What would it take to make the best theme
> park in Europe? I think we only need a few
> coasters, which would be: A B&M
> Hypercoaster A B&M Floorless A B&M
> Inverted A CCI woodie Any three of those
> would be enough. Obviously you would need
> support rides, but these would be the usual
> suspects.

Actually I'd prefer a Morgan, Giovanola or Intamin hyper. I've done Raging Bull and it was a nice coaster but the seat design restricts airtime somewhat. And it's so smooth it's verging on clinical.
B&M get my vote for the inverter and looper (floorless or otherwise), and my favourite two woodies are both CCI so no complaints there. So long as it's not steel structured, that is - even CCI don't seem to be good at building these. Ideally, mind, I'd like to see more than one woodie - you can never have too many in my view - and also a launched coaster, something along the lines of Superman the Escape.
On top of those you need plenty of flat rides, a flume and rapids, a spaceshot or freefall-type ride and - something that most of the American parks ignore - dark rides!
Then you've got a pretty good park. But you always need balance.

Cal

Re: What Would it Take? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/24/00 8:19:53 AM

Yes, i'm extremely flexible with the hyper (I've never ridden a Morgan, or obviously the other two). Actually, I wouldn't even build a hyper at all. I think 150ft is tall enough for any coaster.
I actually think one woodie is enough, as they are usually over after three drops (unless there's a helix at the end). For instance, at Blackpool its extremely difficult to tell their woodies apart in terms of quality (except for the Mouse). I'm glad they preserve them though - I like the indulgence.
I hate water rides but they are popular with the masses (sniff).
Not keen on launched rides of any description (ie - towers or coasters), but a spectacular dark ride would be nice - I'd call it "Fairyland".

Actually I'd prefer a Morgan, Giovanola or
> Intamin hyper. I've done Raging Bull and it
> was a nice coaster but the seat design
> restricts airtime somewhat. And it's so
> smooth it's verging on clinical. B&M get my
> vote for the inverter and looper (floorless
> or otherwise), and my favourite two woodies
> are both CCI so no complaints there. So long
> as it's not steel structured, that is - even
> CCI don't seem to be good at building these.
> Ideally, mind, I'd like to see more than one
> woodie - you can never have too many in my
> view - and also a launched coaster,
> something along the lines of Superman the
> Escape. On top of those you need plenty of
> flat rides, a flume and rapids, a spaceshot
> or freefall-type ride and - something that
> most of the American parks ignore - dark
> rides! Then you've got a pretty good park. > But you always need balance. Cal

Re: What Would it Take? by Cal at 3/24/00 12:46:58 PM

Wow, you need to get to America and do Shivering Timbers, Texas Giant and Phoenix (amongst others) - those rides are thrilling from start to finish. They're all airtime monsters, and definitely not over after three drops!

Cal

Re: Woodies by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/26/00 9:40:09 AM

I'd like to. England needs a Shivering Timbers!

> Wow, you need to get to America and do
> Shivering Timbers, Texas Giant and Phoenix
> (amongst others) - those rides are thrilling
> from start to finish. They're all airtime
> monsters, and definitely not over after
> three drops! Cal

Re: CCI woodies by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/27/00 8:22:35 AM

What are your favourite two woodies then, Cal?

Re: CCI woodies by Cal at 3/28/00 4:39:05 AM

> What are your favourite two woodies then,
> Cal?

#1 Shivering Timbers (but of course!)
#2 MegaFobia

After that it's Phoenix, Texas Giant and Georgia Cyclone, but after the top five I find it pretty hard to rank them. I daresay Ghost Rider will make an appearance after the end of the year, when I finally get to ride it!

Cal