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So, there was this sketchy looking looping coaster operating in the Russian city of Penza. It was a prototype from the local company partially based on the Cool Runnings ride in Moscow's Gorky Park (by the looks of things, that was a Jungle Mouse). It was built in the second part of 1970s and operated till the late 90s. Then, it was SBNO for a few years, before finally being torn down in the early 2000s. What strikes me as weird is the cars. They looked sketchy as something and there are was no visible restrain system apart from perhaps a seatbelt (which isn't visible in any of the photos).
Sadly, those are all of the photos I could find. I do wonder how the whole layout must've looked like, the ride seems to be quite large.
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Old janky Russian rides are the best
TilenB posted about it a few pages back but this video is amazing.
I dont know if this has been mentioned before, but heres a little bit of minor trivia.
Furius Baco can run 3 trains, but it literally never has. The transfer track/holding brake is meant to be an unload platform but has been disabled ever since the ride was built.
Didn't that also break on its first day of operations or at least very soon after the park opened that season?After many years of the park running the ride with the huge station doors wide open, PA finally installed a wooden-themed plastic screen that goes up and down after each train has left the station (a bit like Manta at SW San Diego).
I think I have seen them, and I am not sure about its first day, but not taking care of things and let them fall into disrepair sounds a lot like PA XDDidn't that also break on its first day of operations or at least very soon after the park opened that season?
In my visits to PA since it was installed, I've never seen it working.
That's bound to be up there on the "sketchiest coasters" lists for a while.This has just been added to rcdb...
Love the plant interactive features.
Going through photos after an out-west trip to Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Chanel Islands. As an initial breakfast stop, we swung by Santa Monica, and went out on the pier for some views (and photos of Pacific Park). I spotted this weird but clever tube pictured below: an anti-seagull device. Every so often, air is blown through the tube, causing it to wave around, scaring off any birds that might be perching (and pooping) on the support. Definitely a "wacky" waving coaster feature.
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