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Coasters that have been modified

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Ian, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    I was thinking about the few lacklustre coasters that were rotting away but brought back to life when Fred from RMC got his Grubby hands on them.

    Aside from RMC and Gravity Group conversions, can you think of any other coasters (or rides in general) that have been converted, either by theme or track modification?

    (I'd like to point out that adding VR does not make a coaster mod in my mind!)
     
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  2. TilenB

    TilenB Well-Known Member

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    Phantom's Revenge and Dodododododododonpa first spring to mind. I'm sure there must be some others. :p
     
  3. NeoXIII

    NeoXIII Best Newcomer 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Would The Incredible Hulk count as well? It has been re-tracked last year with some added features. However I don't know if they only re-tracked it or even added some new ride elements on it.
     
  4. Pokemaniac

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    There are plenty of woodies out there that have gotten slight re-profilings over the years as well. Thundercoaster, Boulder Dash, Ghostrider, probably many others. Son of Beast, even, which had its loop removed. And then its... everything... removed as well, a few years later.

    For a more classical example, Maverick at Cedar Point. It was modified before it was opened, though, not sure if you'd count that. Then Daidarasaurus might be a better example. This overly long Japanese coaster was the result of two racing coasters being merged so they followed one, looooong track.

    Six Flags also has a history of this, since you've included rethemes. Turning X into X2, Medusa into Bizarro, Superman into Bizarro and back again, every licensed ride at Geauga Lake into bland non-denominal themes, probably many others. And every coaster at Six Flags New Orleans was turned into a water coaster, briefly.
     
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    Batman and Robin the Chiller at Great Adventure..... Both removed their INCREIBLE inline twists (possible the greatest inversion ever!) for a stupid side-to-side bunny hill..... To then have the ride run just a few weeks before closing forever. https://rcdb.com/424.htm#p=19148

    Kennywood and Thunderbolt from Pippin, adding the while "bowl" midride section.

    Tornado at M&D having its corkscrew removed in favor of a banked curve. https://rcdb.com/1070.htm#p=16315

    Zoom at Yoyo Land... went from a pretty fun looking Tivoli coaster to a basic oval with one drop. https://rcdb.com/2239.htm#p=38792
     
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    Jubilee Odyssey.
    Didn't they swap an inversion for an overbanked turn not long after opening? Kept stalling in high winds or sumat.
     
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    Don't forget train modifications! (disregarding addition of speakers/train light-weighting)
    • Sheikra (Floorless conversion)
    • Rougarou & Cedar Fair Stand-Ups (Floorless conversion)
    • General wooden coaster train swapping
     
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