Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by furie, May 9, 2009.
Such an absurd ride. <3
Looks like fun.
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.
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.
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)
To be fair, most of the pictures are hardly that startling. Terribly "click-bait-ey" article there.
Still, they're pretty cool photos!
I can honestly agree. The ones I found were from Google.
I just wanted to add to the thread withs some cool historical facts.
Posted to the CoasterForce Chat facebook page, Son of Beast construction.
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.
@Mysterious Sue - Big Dipper on the beach (like we were talking about yesterday)
Pulling up RCDB, this park surprisingly seems to have aged ok. Or maybe they spruced things up before letting foreigners snap photos.
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.
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
That's fab. The sea somehow looks way to close, it seems further away today.
I'm assuming the foundations have been strengthened since.
Picture of Sister and I on Batman at SFMM in the early 1990's - even the color scheme has changed, and that ride no longer has a camera.
We'll be flying to SFMM next month and re-live (reride) some memories!
I know not as old as some of the stuff here, but this was posted on Facebook and was too wild not to share!
From the YouTube description:
They hadn't built the promenade and road by that time. It literally used to be on the beach - then the council put in the sea walls and essentially pushed the beach back.
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Cool before and after photo set from the old SeaWorld Ohio site - a park trainer was able to visit the location with a number of good photo grabs of iconic views.
Also, the last standing attraction at the Geauga Lake site came down recently - the waterslide tower on the Wildwater Kingdom side. This follows the removal of the Big Dipper last year, the park's iconic 1925 John A Miller woodie.
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