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Wish List For England

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
5/24/00 at
3:43:50 PM

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Here's mine:

1. Terrain Woodie:
Recently, I've been interested in Kennywood's Thunderbolt. I want a coaster here that goes through thick woodland and dives down natural hills. Also, I've heard of Lake Compounce's "Boulder Dash". Click the link to see it. Is it a hoax? It looks good, but a bit suspicious.

2. Multi-Inversion "Anaconda" (maybe B&M Floorless)
This would be set in a swamp, themed with pythons, a crocodile bridge (like Temple of Doom, not as high though) and a giant model anaconda! The vertical loop would be set deep into the ground and be the very last element, leading into the station brakes. By the way, it wouldn't use real animals.

3. Kick-ass 100-150ft non-inversion steelie. Could go at Southport or Southend.

What would you like in your country?

Graeme.

Boulder Dash

Re: Wish List For England by Cal at 5/25/00 7:11:17 AM

Boulder Dash is real, and it's on the next RCCGB USA trip next year. I'm really looking forward to it, it looks boss.
Alton could house a really great terrain woodie if they managed to get permission for it. There's enough relief there, and plenty of trees.

Your Anaconda ride could go in the lakes at Drayton, Thorpe or American Adventure (or even BPB if they demolished the log flume). But King's Dominion already has an Anaconda, an Arrow looper that dives into an underwater tunnel in the lake. I've not ridden it but it sounds cool.
I would definitely love to see a B&M looper here - either a Kumba-style conventional sit-down, a Hulk-style launched sit-down or a Medusa-style floorless. Perhaps Thorpe will be the lucky recipient of one of these!

I would love to see a LSM-launched tower like Superman the Escape, but it would have to go somewhere that can get planning permission to build a 400 foot ride! I'd also like to see a 300 foot-plus hyper. I get a kick out of being scared out of my mind and unfortunately 200 foot doesn't cut it any more!

Cal

> Here's mine:

> 1. Terrain Woodie:
> Recently, I've been interested in Kennywood's
> Thunderbolt. I want a coaster here that goes
> through thick woodland and dives down natural
> hills. Also, I've heard of Lake Compounce's
> "Boulder Dash". Click the link to see
> it. Is it a hoax? It looks good, but a bit
> suspicious.

> 2. Multi-Inversion "Anaconda" (maybe
> B&M Floorless)
> This would be set in a swamp, themed with
> pythons, a crocodile bridge (like Temple of Doom,
> not as high though) and a giant model anaconda!
> The vertical loop would be set deep into the
> ground and be the very last element, leading into
> the station brakes. By the way, it wouldn't use
> real animals.

> 3. Kick-ass 100-150ft non-inversion steelie.
> Could go at Southport or Southend.

> What would you like in your country?

> Graeme.

Re: Wish List For England by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/25/00 2:10:31 PM

> Boulder Dash is real, and it's on the next RCCGB
> USA trip next year. I'm really looking forward to
> it, it looks boss.

Mmmm. It looks like the best roller coaster in the world. If I join, will I get on the 2001 trip?

> Alton could house a really great terrain woodie
> if they managed to get permission for it. There's
> enough relief there, and plenty of trees.

That would be brilliant. I suspect they only want steelies though. Sigh.

> Your Anaconda ride could go in the lakes at
> Drayton, Thorpe or American Adventure (or even
> BPB if they demolished the log flume). But King's
> Dominion already has an Anaconda, an Arrow looper
> that dives into an underwater tunnel in the lake.
> I've not ridden it but it sounds cool.

Hmm. I was aware of PKD's (and the French woodie) Anaconda, but this would have to be the definitive one! BPB should definitely get rid of their log flume though. IMO They don't work unless in a scenic environment.

> I would definitely love to see a B&M looper here
> - either a Kumba-style conventional sit-down, a
> Hulk-style launched sit-down or a Medusa-style
> floorless. Perhaps Thorpe will be the lucky
> recipient of one of these!

The Hulk-type coaster would be my least favourite out of those. I'm a bit nervous of launches (I've not done one). I'd probably go on it though.

> I would love to see a LSM-launched tower like
> Superman the Escape, but it would have to go
> somewhere that can get planning permission to
> build a 400 foot ride!

I bet loads of seaside amusement parks could get planning permission for that. It's basically only a thin(ish) tower with a runway isn't it? Most couldn't afford it, but I wouldn't be surprised to see one at Blackpool one day...

Graeme.

Boulder Dash

Re: Wish List For England by Lyndon at 5/25/00 7:38:00 PM

> Mmmm. It looks like the best roller coaster in
> the world. If I join, will I get on the 2001
> trip?

> That would be brilliant. I suspect they only want
> steelies though. Sigh.

> Hmm. I was aware of PKD's (and the French woodie)
> Anaconda, but this would have to be the
> definitive one! BPB should definitely get rid of
> their log flume though. IMO They don't work
> unless in a scenic environment.

> The Hulk-type coaster would be my least favourite
> out of those. I'm a bit nervous of launches (I've
> not done one). I'd probably go on it though.

> I bet loads of seaside amusement parks could get
> planning permission for that. It's basically only
> a thin(ish) tower with a runway isn't it? Most
> couldn't afford it, but I wouldn't be surprised
> to see one at Blackpool one day...

> Graeme.

It's not TOO far to Holland, and I hear they've applied for permission to build a launched reverse freefall coaster. It's better than flying to the States,innit?

Re: Wish List For England by Lyndon at 5/25/00 7:39:45 PM

> It's not TOO far to Holland, and I hear they've
> applied for permission to build a launched
> reverse freefall coaster. It's better than flying
> to the States,innit?
Six Flags Holland,that is ...

Re: Wish List For England by Cal at 5/26/00 6:17:50 AM

> Six Flags Holland,that is ...

Unless they get one of those impulse coasters, like Linear Gale and Superman Ultimate Escape. We'll see though.
And Graeme, launched coasters are awesome. Actually, you should go to Disneyland Paris and try Space Mountain - that's launched, but not too intense.

Cal

Re: Wish List For England by Cal at 5/26/00 6:30:27 AM

Booking for the next RCCGB USA trip will start in the autumn. You must be a member to go. That aside, it's a fairly gruelling trip involving a lot of travelling, and being out at parks all day every day. For me it was heaven, but if you're less than 100% crazy about it I'd consider it carefully. Places are limited so Andy Hine, the club prez, wants to make sure the people going are really keen and want to ride all the coasters.

Cal

Amusement Link One

Re: Wish List For England by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/26/00 1:28:46 PM

I'd rather ride the Hulk! Dark coasters are my absolute worst!

Graeme.

> Unless they get one of those impulse coasters,
> like Linear Gale and Superman Ultimate Escape.
> We'll see though.
> And Graeme, launched coasters are awesome.
> Actually, you should go to Disneyland Paris and
> try Space Mountain - that's launched, but not too
> intense.

> Cal

Boulder Dash

Re: Wish List For England by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/26/00 2:16:00 PM

Stuff it then. I don't need a crappy club to go to the USA, I can get there myself. It sounds less adult than a school trip.

Graeme.

> Booking for the next RCCGB USA trip will start in
> the autumn. You must be a member to go. That
> aside, it's a fairly gruelling trip involving a
> lot of travelling, and being out at parks all day
> every day. For me it was heaven, but if you're
> less than 100% crazy about it I'd consider it
> carefully. Places are limited so Andy Hine, the
> club prez, wants to make sure the people going
> are really keen and want to ride all the
> coasters.

> Cal

Boulder Dash

Re: Wish List For England by Cal at 5/30/00 5:56:00 AM

> I'd rather ride the Hulk! Dark coasters are my
> absolute worst!

> Graeme.

Why's that then?

Cal

Re: Wish List For England by Cal at 5/30/00 5:59:58 AM

> Stuff it then. I don't need a crappy club to go
> to the USA, I can get there myself. It sounds
> less adult than a school trip.

> Graeme.

Nope, it's not like that at all - it's brilliant fun and you don't have the hassle of driving or sorting out travel arrangements, plus you get at least one ERS at each park.
The reason he wants to make sure everyone is really keen is because there are limited spaces on the trip and if someone gets to go and isn't that fussed about riding everything, they're effectively keeping someone who is really excited about the rides off the trip.

Cal

Re: Wish List For England by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/30/00 1:28:37 PM

I like to see the track. For me, half the appeal of coasters is looking at them and photographing them.

Graeme.

> Why's that then?

> Cal

Re: RCCGB Trips by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/30/00 1:34:57 PM

I'm sure the trips are good, but I was upset at being unwelcome.

I've never met anyone who wanted to ride ALL the rides at a theme park. I'd really love to go, but so what if I skip the space shots, or whatever?

I think it causes trouble having limited places. I was going to join, but you put me off.

Regards.

Graeme.

> Nope, it's not like that at all - it's brilliant
> fun and you don't have the hassle of driving or
> sorting out travel arrangements, plus you get at
> least one ERS at each park.
> The reason he wants to make sure everyone is
> really keen is because there are limited spaces
> on the trip and if someone gets to go and isn't
> that fussed about riding everything, they're
> effectively keeping someone who is really excited
> about the rides off the trip.

> Cal

Re: RCCGB Trips by Cal at 5/30/00 1:51:08 PM

> I'm sure the trips are good, but I was upset at
> being unwelcome.

> I've never met anyone who wanted to ride ALL the
> rides at a theme park. I'd really love to go, but
> so what if I skip the space shots, or whatever?

> I think it causes trouble having limited places.
> I was going to join, but you put me off.

> Regards.

> Graeme.

No, not all the rides - just the major coasters. It's not a rule as such but it is a strong recommendation, and it was suggested because of one woman who went on a trip and refused to ride any looping steel coasters which were a large part of that particular trip. Basically, it's a trip for enthusiasts and although anyone is welcome to apply, if you're less than 100% enthusiastic about it then you may not have such a good time because there are early starts and late finishes and you're spending all day in the parks.
As for numbers, it's impossible to take all 1,500 members over to America! Previously it was a one coach trip, which meant some people were disappointed, but last year a second coach was added and everyone who wanted to go got to go. I can safely say I've never had a better holiday so if you like the sound of it then do think about joining the club. It's only 20 a year anyway, and there are lots of other trips too.

Cal

Re: RCCGB Trips by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/30/00 2:30:24 PM

Hey, you know I love coasters, including looping steelies! Nemesis is supposed to be intense, but it was a walk in the park for me. When I saw Boulder Dash, I almost fell off my chair!

Early starts? So what? I'm a strong 21-year-old male for God's sake!

I would fully intend to ride all the coasters. Millennium Force might wobble my legs, but that's just one coaster.

How much do the USA trips cost?

PS - You're on the internet late tonight, Cal.

Graeme

> No, not all the rides - just the major coasters.
> It's not a rule as such but it is a strong
> recommendation, and it was suggested because of
> one woman who went on a trip and refused to ride
> any looping steel coasters which were a large
> part of that particular trip. Basically, it's a
> trip for enthusiasts and although anyone is
> welcome to apply, if you're less than 100%
> enthusiastic about it then you may not have such
> a good time because there are early starts and
> late finishes and you're spending all day in the
> parks.
> As for numbers, it's impossible to take all 1,500
> members over to America! Previously it was a one
> coach trip, which meant some people were
> disappointed, but last year a second coach was
> added and everyone who wanted to go got to go. I
> can safely say I've never had a better holiday so
> if you like the sound of it then do think about
> joining the club. It's only 20 a year anyway,
> and there are lots of other trips too.

> Cal

Re: RCCGB Trips by Cal at 5/31/00 5:40:38 AM

The last one came in at around 1,400, but that includes flights, accomodation, park entry and some parks give you lunch. You need spending money for food, souvenirs, skycoaster flights etc (there's also usually a mall visit before we fly back). I spent around 500 on top of the price of the holiday. It sounds like a lot but payment is split into three lumps, a deposit of around 150 and then two further payments of 600. It's good value for a two and a half week trip. I've done it on my own steam in a hire car and it came out a lot more expensive.

Cal

Re: RCCGB Trips by SkyDave at 5/31/00 5:57:09 AM

I did a largish trip of the US last summer, and getting around was a real pain, especially since I'm 19 and car rental is virtually unavailable - either financially, or not at all. The RCCGB trip sounds like a good idea to me.

Re: RCCGB Trips by Cal at 5/31/00 10:37:15 AM

> I did a largish trip of the US last summer, and
> getting around was a real pain, especially since
> I'm 19 and car rental is virtually unavailable -
> either financially, or not at all. The RCCGB trip
> sounds like a good idea to me.

Yeah, and I hate driving and my other half can't drive, so really the club trips are ideal for me. I couldn't recommend them more highly.

Cal

Re: Wish List For England by junebugg junebugg Profile at 5/31/00 11:50:24 AM

> Booking for the next RCCGB USA trip will start in
> the autumn.

Has the RCCGB scheduled the complete itinerary for the US trip next year?

- junebugg

Re: Wish List For England by Cal at 5/31/00 12:59:01 PM

> Has the RCCGB scheduled the complete itinerary
> for the US trip next year?

> - junebugg

It's not 100% yet, but I know it includes PCW, Lake Compounce, Coney Island, Rye, Kennywood, Knoebels, Hershey, Cedar Point and more. Should be a good trip.

Cal