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^Actually, you are both wrong.

 

The Comet WAS relocated from Crystal Beach, but it was always the Comet, not the Cyclone.

 

When the CBC was demolished, much of it's structure was used to help build The Comet, but not the station.

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Did you know that 20 different coasters have stood at SFMM over the course of its existence?

 

Eric

 

Did you know that there have been 30 at Cedar Point.

 

Did you know that Kennywood's Thunderbolt used to be called the Pippin, but was modified in 1967 (like how the Phantom was modified), and became the Thunderbolt?

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Did you know.....

 

The first operational ride at Six Flags over Georgia was the train?

 

While in the process of being bult, you could pay a small fee of $0.25 to ride around the unfinished park to see the process of what was being done.

 

-Tatum

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Did you know that 20 different coasters have stood at SFMM over the course of its existence?

 

Eric

 

Did you know that Kennywood's Thunderbolt used to be called the Pippin, but was modified in 1967 (like how the Phantom was modified), and became the Thunderbolt?

 

One year off it was 1968 when the Pipin became the Thunderbolt.

But a lot of people "overlook" the year 1968 as if that year didn't exist.

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Lagoon's spider was the first spinning coaster in north america?

 

Did you know:

 

That "Crazy Mouse" opened at Dinosaur Beach in NJ, in June of 1997?

 

That "Exterminator" opened at Kennywood in April of 1999?

 

That "Crazy Mouse" opened at Myrtle Beach Grand Prix in June of 1999?

 

That the 2 "Primeval Whirls" opened at Animal Kingdom in March of 2002?

 

That "Spider" didn't open until April of 2003?

 

Oh. LOL, I guess I know why people don't trust wikipedia, now!

 

You are somewhat correct, as The Spider was the first Maurer-Sohne spinning coaster built in North America.

 

Did you know - Lagoon's Wicked originally had a height requirement of 46", which was changed to 50" since anyone under 50" needed a seat insert. As of the 2008 season, the requirement has once again become 46".

 

- Lagoon's Wicked has a new 20,000 lb (?) flywheel generator system for 2008. Using this, the ride can run under it's own power for 3 hours after the ride has been run for a few hours in the morning. This cuts Wicked's energy use by around 70%.

 

- Lagoon's Fire Dragon, an original Schwarzkopf Double Looping coaster (with additional trackway curve), is celebrating it's 25th anniversary this year, and is so far sporting a newly painted red train, and a brand new PLC safety system which replaced the previous relay system.

 

- Lagoon's OdySea, new for 2008, is a Zierer Flying Fish that is nearly identical to Nautilus at Tivoli Gardens (?) and One Fish, Two Fish at Islands of Adventure.

 

- Lagoon's Flying Aces is an original Bisch-Rocco Flying Skooters 10 tub model, which is the only model to operate clockwise. The ride also has a very strict no snapping policy that is not posted, but yelled to you by supervisors.

 

- The Spider at Lagoon was closed shortly after opening on it's first day, as there was an error in selecting the wheel material which caused the wheels on a car to practically disintegrate during the ride.

 

- Lagoon's Mack Musik Express supposedly is still run backwards, but only for maintenance checks.

 

- What you see in Lagoon's Pioneer Village is only a small collection of authentic antiques that Lagoon owns.

 

- Lagoon's Log Flume was originally located at Pixieland. One of Lagoon's Crown Metals Steam Locomotives was also relocated to Lagoon from Pixieland.

 

- Lagoon's Roller Coaster (aka "The White Roller Coaster") had skid brakes at one point in the ride's history.

 

- Lagoon's Top Eliminator Dragsters was the first of it's kind built, but second to open to the public.

 

- Lagoon's Skycoaster gets new flight suits every 5 years.

 

More to come soon!

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^Actually, you are both wrong.

 

The Comet WAS relocated from Crystal Beach, but it was always the Comet, not the Cyclone.

 

When the CBC was demolished, much of it's structure was used to help build The Comet, but not the station.

 

I could swear it said something on the sign in the station about having the same latticework in the station as CBC, I can get a pic.

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I could swear it said something on the sign in the station about having the same latticework in the station as CBC, I can get a pic.

 

That's what I remember, but I either don't have or haven't been able to find the pic.

 

 

JJ

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Well, look who joined TPR!

 

P.S does this mean sid joined, too?

 

Actually, I joined a while ago.. but as you can see I don't post much.

And Sid joined a long time ago too, look for linearinduction.

 

A few more:

 

- Lagoon's Rocket has 3 compressors, but only is needed to operate the ride.

 

- Unlike what some ride operators think (I blame the wonderful 5-minute training), Space Scrambler DOES have a brake!

 

- Wicked does not have cars, but fully articulated, two-car trains. Each row is considered one car.

 

- Roller Coaster's trains have nicknames. Train 1 is Lucifer, train 2 is Cain.

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Did you know that Efteling security once found a man swimming around in the Fata Morgana (boat dark ride) at night?

 

He said he wanted to enjoy the ride at night, since it was so beautiful! After some questions, he admitted that he was searching for valuable items in the displays and money that visitors had thrown in the water...

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Did you know that 20 different coasters have stood at SFMM over the course of its existence?

 

Eric

 

Did you know that Kennywood's Thunderbolt used to be called the Pippin, but was modified in 1967 (like how the Phantom was modified), and became the Thunderbolt?

 

One year off it was 1968 when the Pipin became the Thunderbolt.

But a lot of people "overlook" the year 1968 as if that year didn't exist.

 

No, it was modified in 1967, it opened in March, 1968 as the Thunderbolt. I was correct.

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Did you know:

The river in the Jungle Cruise is only 3.5 feet deep?

 

The antique mining equipment on BTMR is valued at over $300,000?

 

While 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was in operation at both Disneyland and WDW, the Disney Company had the 5th largest submarine fleet in the world?

 

Each car in Test Track has over 3 times the computing power than the space shuttle?

 

The thatched roofs in the United Kingdom are made of broom bristles?

 

During WDW's Tower of Terror construction, it was actually struck by lightning?

 

There are exactly 101 dalmation statues at the All-Star Movies Resort?

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Doesn't really sound too convincing to me. Especially since SFMM and CP were never in a "race" to be the best. It was just a coaster enthusiast invented race.

 

Plus Tatsu can't really be placed anywhere else. Maybe SFDK was meant to get a flyer but SFMM got it, but SFDK could not place Tatsu in its park.

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That's just what I heard from a source at the park. It was going to be place on Zonga's pad heading toward the parking lot. The pretzel Loop would have been next to Roar and the Go Carts. The worst part is the turn around into the block brakes would have threaded Medusa's dive loop!

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Did you know the Meteor at Little Amerricka used to reside in a completely private park in my hometown of Lemont, IL? (I never got the credit because you had to literally rent the park in order to ride the coaster!)

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