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I have the same brochure from 1988 and that was the one and only time that I was ever at B & B with my folks. Great park, but yes, themed a bit different. All I cared about was the coasters and rides and I actually had more fun at this park then I did at WDW!!!

 

I still remember to this day, the fond memories of me and my father riding the shuttle loop! The elevator to the top was much nicer than walking up the stairs like the one at SFGA! My Dad and I must have rode this thing twenty times in just about every seat because there was no line. Talk about high tech thrills! That launch feeling was just incredible coming out of the chute!

 

I took my Dad on TTD at CP this past September and the look was a bit different than that of the shuttle coaster at B & B! More like, "Holy F*%k!" instead of the giddy laughter we experienced on the double loop!

 

Awesome subject with great reminders of all of the fun times that I had with my folks growing up! Keep up the great work, Shane!

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I like how one of the brochures begins with "there's no such thing as too much fun" and then, when you open it up, the first thing you see is "too much fun!"

 

Wait a minute, I thought they just told me that such a thing did not exist! Now I'm confused!

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INTAMIN

1/7/08 - This post has been updated with two catalogs from Intamin -Ride Trade featuring Drop Rides, Water Rides, Simulators and Dark Rides

 

Here is an old Intamin ride catalog. Before the days of the internet this is how the ride manufacturers got information to the parks. I picked this up at one of the IAAPA conventions. You can see the variety of rides Intamin offered at the time.

 

On the cover is their disastrous Flight Trainer, that ride came and went in about a span of two years. I highlighted some of their cooler attractions. Intamin has always made good stuff, even back in the early days!

Some interesting points from the front page:

 

Giovanola, an Intamin owned production plant with large facilites for manufacturing and testing builds most of the Intamin rides.

 

Intamin is now the owner of the complete Schwarzkopf product line, including all patents, production rights, calculations and drawings...

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God I miss the old Knott's!

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Notice it says Marriott's I think i remember hearing that "Omega" was the original name for the American Eagle.

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Nothing ever came of this model.

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Back in the 80's parks had a strange fascination with these rocking pirate ships.

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But coasters were and always will be their specialty.

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Monorails, trains, coasters and flumes. Hell, they even made submarine passages.

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I wish those double or triple wheels where still around.

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Back in the day, towers were their specialty.

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Intamin Leisure and Transportaion World-Wide. Product catalog

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Intamin - Ride Trade Drop Towers and Simulator Rides

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Intamin's Water Ride Catalog

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Thanks for sharing all of this awesome old stuff.

 

One thing I wish took off a little bit in the Intamin catalog would have to be the Mega Ball ride. It would be interesting to see a rapids boat ricocheting around a pinball table and gives a unique ride every time.

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Wow! The Intamin catalog alone could fuel a 70 page long thread! What a great trove you have. Thank you for sharing this. I remember riding the triple wheel every summer at Marriott's GA as a kid. Parks had such a mystique back then. Oh well. Thanks again. Looking forward to seeing more. Any Marriott's GA by chance?

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Thanks for posting those pictures of Boardwalk. That was my first real park, and roller coasters.

 

I remember going like once a month during the summers while I was living in Daytona. I still even have the miniature Board Walk & Base logo bats you could win.

 

You know I always wondered, not that I'm a huge ferris wheel rider, but I have never seen another one or realized with the spinning cars like BWB had. Anyone know of any in the US? It really was kind of cool, like the tee cups @ disney but you couldn't spin them fast

 

Thanks again for the memories.

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Shane, you wouldn't have anything on Astroworld in your attic?

 

OMG do I have stuff on AstroWorld??? TONS! but it is going to take me awhile to scan it all in (actually I have to give credit where it is do, my assistant Trey is doing all the scanning for me, shout out to him)

 

It will be coming soon in an update to this thread along with more ride catalogs, Stuff on MM Colossus (1978) Orient Express (1980), Steel Phantom and so much other cool stuff.

 

Here is something to wet your appetite for AstroWorld, The most flamboyant park character ever created...Marvel Mc Fey

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Marvel McFey was AstroWorld's "Ambassador of Happiness" and entertained kids in his own section of the park. "The Magical World of Marvel McFey"

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I can't believe none of the older people brought this up yet...

 

Does anyone remember the Steve Miller Band video "Living in the USA"?

 

It was filmed at Barnum and Baily's Circus World. Originally, the "video" was just part of "Wild Rides", hosted by Matt Dillon. They decided to make the video the official music video for the song, and it played on MTV in it's early days.

 

Unfortunately, I cannot find any youtube clips of this.

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Wow! Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I first went to Kings Island way back in 1991, so I guess I missed getting on THE BAT. Of course, two years after my first visit, Kings Island added TOP GUN, which I didn't get to ride until 1999.

 

This begs the question: If Cedar Point is dropping all Paramount logos and licenses, will TOP GUN be renamed? Could this ride be renamed THE BAT?

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I love the "Double Coaster" advert. im assuming the reference of Interama SA is refering to Vertigorama at what is now Parque de la Ciudad in Argentina.

 

Not a great reference as the ride never opened and has sat rusting ever since it was built

 

I thought that it never had "the electrical system finished" according to rcdb.com yet the picture shows the ride running So Intamin owned Giovanola? AND they owned Scwarzkopf's intellectual property?

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I thought that it never had "the electrical system finished" according to rcdb.com yet the picture shows the ride running Confused So Intamin owned Giovanola? AND they owned Scwarzkopf's intellectual property?

 

that photo isnt of it running. its taken by a guy standing on the track. i thought that when i first saw it too.

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Random stuff from IAAPA

 

As a follow up to the Intamin Ride Catalog my next update comes from more files from IAAPA. The manufacturers used to publish Newsletters that would introduce and describe some of their highlighted attractions and also introduce employees of the company.

 

Following is the Newsletters from:

Arrow Dynamics "Directions"

Custom Coasters International

Morgan "Fun Times"

Also is some product information on rides from:

Premier

Mack

RCCA

Barth u. Sohn

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Who knew Mack built wood coasters????

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Runaway Mountain at Six Flags over Texas.

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I never knew until now that the Luxor boat ride was an Arrow creation. I'm glad I got to ride it in its first year. The 90's era Vegas has become a unique time in Vegas history, situated between old school Vegas and the new party scene/Lindsay Lohan/doing coke in the club restroom Vegas.

 

Can't wait for Colossus!

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