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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby ernierocker » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:44 pm

SharkTums wrote:^Almost everywhere else, yes...but Royal Caribbean has a strict age limit of 5 years old. :(


Suck! I guess he could technically do the Ocho Rios one but then we wouldn't be able to use RCI for the excursion.
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby coastercrazy216 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:48 pm

SharkTums wrote:Oh goody! I get to ride the most expensive one on the continent this Winter!

EDIT - Isn't the one in Labadee, Haiti also a Weigand?



Yes the Park City one is VERY VERY expensive, but it is an amazing ride. It actually has some forces. I am not sure if I count it towards my coaster count.

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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby Ace Of Spades » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:50 pm

I think that there's one at both Park City's resort and Utah's Olympic Park...two separate, different rides. I don't know if Olympic Park's is a Wiegand though.

And for the record, Park City's is amazing. I think I hit 40+ mph in one of the helix's.
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby SharkTums » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:22 pm

ernierocker wrote:
SharkTums wrote:^Almost everywhere else, yes...but Royal Caribbean has a strict age limit of 5 years old. :(


Suck! I guess he could technically do the Ocho Rios one but then we wouldn't be able to use RCI for the excursion.


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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby larrygator » Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:53 pm

Ace Of Spades wrote:I think that there's one at both Park City's resort and Utah's Olympic Park...two separate, different rides. I don't know if Olympic Park's is a Wiegand though.

And for the record, Park City's is amazing. I think I hit 40+ mph in one of the helix's.



I only see an Alpine Slide (no coaster) listed on Olympic Park's website
http://www.olyparks.com/uop/rides.asp
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby Mike240SX » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:49 am

Gav wrote:If we're talking POVs, heres one I took of the tobbogan at the Plymouth Ski & Snowboard park in the UK:
(Video of alpine slide)
It was fun because it was raining and I was the only one using it. A wet track means your back wheels are able to slide sideways a bit more easily in the turns, so you can corner faster with less fear of a spill.


Man that brings me back to the late-80s/early-90s and my youthful summers at Action Park in NJ. I miss everything about that place...the danger made it fun.

On another note, the Olympic Park website says this about their Alpine Slide: "This European-style alpine slide is the first of its kind in North America." Maybe it's the first metal one, but they're about 30 years late to the game here.
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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby DATman » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:45 am

larrygator wrote:I only see an Alpine Slide (no coaster) listed on Olympic Park's website
http://www.olyparks.com/uop/rides.asp


There is a hotel resort in Park City that has an alpine slide and coaster. You can find it here

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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby SharkTums » Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:47 am

^I think you guys are confusing each other.

Larry already has the Wiegand Alpine Coaster at the Park City Mountain Resort listed on his list. Someone mentioned an older style alpine SLIDE at the Olympic Winter Sports Park, that is not an alpine coaster.

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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby coastercrazy216 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:33 pm

Basically here is what each has:
Park City Mountain Resort:
1. Alpine Coaster
2. 4-lane Alpine Slide
3. 4-lane Zip line

Olympic Park:
1. 1-lane Alpine Slide (built around 2005 and it is terrible)
2. 2 4-lane Zip lines (One is more extreme than the other)

I only know all of this because I lived up there until 2004.

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Re: Mountain/Alpine Coaster or Alpine Slide Discussion Threa

Postby Hilltopper39 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:29 am

SharkTums wrote:^Yeah, just checked my photo...

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I think the Caribbean is part of North America so maybe we can add it to your list! I also believe there's one in Ocho Rios, Jamaica...I will do some research real fast to confirm.

EDIT AGAIN!

Yes the Jamaica one is also Wiegand, and the website claims it is 1000m long.



I rode the one in Jamaica last week and have some pictures and a POV I'll try to post later this week. It was a lot of fun and in a beautiful location. Pretty crazy ride too!

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