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Unsolved Coaster Mysteries

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by roomraider, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Not confirmed but it seems possible one of the 2 boomerangs mentioned earlier in this thread (Knotts and Pleasure Islands old ones) could end up in Indonesia at Trans Studio Bali
    Transmart/Trans Studio have been buying up lots of old Vekomas (along with 48 new junior coasters) and the artwork shows a boomerang at this new park.
    As I said not confirmed but not a bad bet.
    Bali1.jpg Bali2.jpg Bali3.jpg
     
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    Not that much of an unsolved mystery but a question
    When Superman: Krypton Coaster was announced, it was meant to have a 96 foot tall Dive Loop. I wonder what happened, and if there was any pics of the layout from the announcement with the dive loop.
     
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    dont have any time but does any one know about this london theme park in LV?
    RCDB- it planned to have the nascar premier coaster https://rcdb.com/10611.htm
     
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    Ah, Speed the Ride. Was a fun cosster. I was lucky enough to ride it three times back in 2009. After Sahara closed, the ride was disassembled and moved to a vacant lot across from Mandalay Bay. They were supposed to build a giant Ferris wheel, I believe it was called Voyager. They built the frame to hold the wheel itself and then the project ran out of money and its now just abandon. (both the coaster track and the incomplete wheel were still in place as of last September when I was there) A little further down the strip another wheel started construction and actually opened, becoming High Roller, the tallest ferris wheel currently in the world. Although that UAE project will surpass it. And as far as RCDB be calling it London or whatever.....It's had like three other potential names. So who knows.
     
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    The wheel was called "Skyvue Las Vegas Super Wheel".
     
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    Don't know if I'd have much luck here, but I've always been interested in this "inverted Tobbgan" ride from the Long Beach Pike in California. There's very little information on it out there. RCDB pretty much only says it operated from 1902-1915. Anyone know any more, or have other pics of it?
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  7. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Speed was a great (not so little) ride. Really enjoyed it when I got to ride it. Easily the best coaster on the strip.

    @CanobieFan the Voyager was actually a different never finished project. Vegas is littered with them it seems. The one with speed was the Skyvue as mentioned by Cranedude.
    The Skyvue would have been phase one of the London casino. It's a shame the London never got finished but it started construction at a difficult time one where many other projects much further along stalled too. At least Echelon Place and Fontainbleu look like they will be finished now arbeit under different names, owners and visions I guess the Cromwell further up the strip also usurped the British theme the London was going for as well.

    As an aside there was another london themed resort proposed for Vegas which also had a big wheel. It was called "The London Resort".... It never opened..... Not sure why that sounds familier....
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    There are still some bits and bobs about the old Voyager project online but I'm not sure it ever really got beyong the proposal stage.
    http://www.clenetclub.com/ajd_voyager.html

    This page oddly has concept images of it at 6 different locations on the strip.
    http://www.vegastodayandtomorrow.com/voyager.htm
     
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    That Big Ben hotel looks kinda fab :D Shame it never came to anything.
     
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    Well...

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    Close enough?
     
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    Ohhh that's the world's largest clock face I think. I remember reading about that when it was being built. Looks ace tbh
     
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    That building bothers me since I want to see it and will never be able to, along with the spiteful, yet crappy, +1 creds scattered around the same area.
     
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