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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby Ryan P. » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:28 am

In the tv show "Revolution" they used the Freestyle Music Park in SC. I'm not sure what episode but it was near the beginning of the first season. I kept asking myself "this has to be FMP." And then I saw the giant guitar in the background and was reassured :p

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Postby 805Andrew » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:13 am

The new Godzilla looks like it's going to be pretty good, especially with Bryan Cranston in it from Breaking Bad / Malcolm in the Middle.

Going back on topic, the Camry Thrill Ride commercial was filmed in the SFMM parking lot with Colossus and Scream in the background. This is one of the coolest car commercials I've seen, where not only are there roller coasters are in the background, but a ride track for the Toyota Camry was made with "Camry Thrill Ride" being the emphasis of the commercial.
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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby bert425 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:19 pm

ok. .where is this , that is standing in for "FrightLand" ?

is that Kennywood where they filmed this?

as as fan of Slasher/Horror films and Amusment parks (and music, since one of the stars is Ogre from Skinny Puppy). . I'll definitely see it/rent it/buy it !


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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby eddie200330 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:01 pm

^ Looks like Conneaut Lake to me????
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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby chetCO » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:06 pm

In my collection I have on VHS video tape two television commercials from the 1950's that was shot on location at an amusement park.

*A mid 1950's ad for 7-UP that was shot at the original Elitch Gardens in Denver. The Wildcat and most of the rides were shown as well as that famous big Elitch Gardens sign that was on the corner of West 38th Avenue and Tennyson Street.

*A late 1950's ( perhaps early 60's ) ad for Winston Filter Cigarettes that was shot I believe at the now defunct Rockaways' Playland in New York. A couple rides the wooden roller coaster and other rides then they decide to light up their Winstons. A close up of the pack of Winstons is shown in the coaster's loading station with the voice guy saying "Winston taste good..Like a cigarette should".

A few other clips I have however unfortunately they are on VHS.....

*The 1978 Dick Clark special "Good Ole Days" with Frankie Avalon & Annette Funicello was shot on location at Knotts Berry Farm. Singer Freddy Cannon is singing his old hit "Palisades Park" right in front of the corkscrew coaster.

*Elvis Presley's 1963 film "It Happened at the World's Fair" was shot in Seattle during their World's Fair. Don't remember if any roller coasters were shown but many rides were..and the then-brand new Space Needle.

*The 1970's Jack Webb show "Emergency" at least two episodes were shot at amusement parks including one where a man was almost killed on a double Ferris Wheel. Not sure if the parks were real or did Jack Webb borrow some rides to make it seem like an amusement park though.

*The 10/27/1967 episode "And A Child Shall Lead Them" of Gomer Pyle USMC had many scenes that were shot at the long defunct Glen Echo Amusement Park outside of Washington DC. Yes one does see the Coaster Dips roller coaster and some of the other rides Glen Echo had at the time as well such as the Trabant, Ferris Wheel and the Whip.

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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:29 am

Anyone knows which coaster this is?

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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby Geauga Dog » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:37 am

^That's the Rocket at Ocean View Park, the first casualty in the movie "Rollercoaster".

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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:53 am

^ Thanks!
I found it really funny that the man installed the bomb at the place where the upstop wheels suppose to go pass.

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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby ahecht » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:24 am

Geauga Dog wrote:^That's the Rocket at Ocean View Park, the first casualty in the movie "Rollercoaster".

The actual name of the coaster was "The Southern Belle". It was changed to Rocket for the film.
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Re: Parks & Rides in movies and on TV

Postby rcjp » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:47 pm

gerstlaueringvar wrote:^ Thanks!
I found it really funny that the man installed the bomb at the place where the upstop wheels suppose to go pass.

Yeah....... Come, on! It's the GP... ;)
Not to mention that ride was extremely long!
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