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Fantastic old coaster footage/pics

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by furie, May 9, 2009.

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  1. Hixee

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    Such an absurd ride. <3
     
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    Somehow I missed the release of this documentary - fantastic work by ACE to chronicle Arrow Dynamics, with amazing video and photo footage! Well worth the hour runtime.

     
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    Zzzzzz.....
     
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    I am hoping this hasn't been show in this thread before but the bumper cars with the undulating moving floor at about 12 seconds are amazing.
    Quickly followed by the teacup bumper cars which are also nuts.

     
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    Ugh, not happy, had to look at two Daily Mail links today (the other one was reporting on a story that Sale (where I live) is the fourth best place to live in England - thats how much you can trust the DM really ; here is a (non-DM) link to that story should you not believe me).

    Anyway, this was just tweeted by JohnnyUpsidedown and has some nice old woodys in it.

    (very very sorry about the Mail though)
     
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    To be fair, most of the pictures are hardly that startling. Terribly "click-bait-ey" article there.

    Still, they're pretty cool photos!
     
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    I can honestly agree. The ones I found were from Google.

    I just wanted to add to the thread withs some cool historical facts. :)
     
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    Posted to the CoasterForce Chat facebook page, Son of Beast construction.

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    Something truely rare here. A brochure from 1984 and Meisho showing off their installations in North Korea at Mangyongdae Funfair.
    There's some nice shots of the 3 coasters (all of which still operate today) and even a shot of some 80s westerners enjoying the park.
    Click the source link at the bottom of the post for some more.

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    @Mysterious Sue - Big Dipper on the beach (like we were talking about yesterday)
     
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    Pulling up RCDB, this park surprisingly seems to have aged ok. Or maybe they spruced things up before letting foreigners snap photos.
     
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    So until yesterday I never realised the Wooden Reverser from RCT is actually based off a real design. The Reverser at Saltair in Utah seemed to operare from around 10 years in the early 20th century before it burnt down.

    Very ingenious idea. As far as I can tell these are the only 2 pictures that exist online.

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    Saltair is\was an interesting and unusual park.
    A few summers ago when I went to Lagoon, afterward I drove past where the newest version of Saltair is. They use the main building for a concert venue now and that's all that's really left. Also, also.... It had this once https://rcdb.com/3057.htm and if you Google Saltair, you'll find some fun photos of from when the Salt Lake flooded and the resort became somewhat of an island... Like this http://utah.qhover.com/images/saltair-02.jpg
     
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    That's fab. The sea somehow looks way to close, it seems further away today.
    I'm assuming the foundations have been strengthened since.
     

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