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Why no big coasters this year?

Fraser Fraser Profile

Posted:
4/17/00 at
5:09:06 AM

Views: 221

America gets Stealth, Millennium Force, son of Beast etc etc the list goes on and on.
Britain gets a chairoplane ride at Chessington , a dark ride at Alton Towers and a water ride at Blackpool.
Pretty rum deal you must admit.

Re: Why no big coasters this year? by Cal at 4/17/00 6:21:24 AM

> America gets Stealth, Millennium Force, son
> of Beast etc etc the list goes on and on.
> Britain gets a chairoplane ride at
> Chessington , a dark ride at Alton Towers
> and a water ride at Blackpool. Pretty rum
> deal you must admit.

I don't disagree. Blackpool's got a big problem in that there's no more space, so Valhalla is a good addition for them. But the others are really lagging behind the rest of the world. It's sad to think that the UK's biggest new coaster this year is a second hand Schwarzkopf in a minor park. (Don't get me wrong - Anton's coasters are fantastic but I'm just commenting on the lack of new wood or steel anywhere)

Cal

Re: Why no big coasters this year? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/17/00 3:08:53 PM

Yes, and it's not as if they came cheap. I would have saved money rather than build a Waveswinger, Dodgems and a Haunted Swing. Tidal Wave is pretty major though, if you like that sort of thing.

Graeme.

> America gets Stealth, Millennium Force, son
> of Beast etc etc the list goes on and on.
> Britain gets a chairoplane ride at
> Chessington , a dark ride at Alton Towers
> and a water ride at Blackpool. Pretty rum
> deal you must admit.

please reply by Alanna at 4/21/00 8:49:09 AM

HI there how r u I wanted to know do you know any good rollercoaster sites????

Re: please reply by Fraser Fraser Profile at 4/21/00 1:03:16 PM

> HI there how r u I wanted to know do you
> know any good rollercoaster sites????

Alanna, my favourite coaster site is RideZone -
don't know the exact web address, but type in RideZone and your search engine is sure to find it.

Re: please reply by jakob at 4/21/00 1:25:02 PM

> HI there how r u I wanted to know do you
> know any good rollercoaster sites????
the best rumour site: www.screamscape.com
nice photos from us: www.coasterphotos.com

www.joyrides.com
european link directory: www.achterbahnen.de/links

Re: please reply by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/21/00 2:33:05 PM

My faves are http://www.thrillride.com/ and for the UK, Coaster Kingdom: http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/m.sheen/

Graeme.

> HI there how r u I wanted to know do you
> know any good rollercoaster sites????