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Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loops

Postby pgathriller » Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:54 pm

How many operating Schwarzkopf shuttle loop coasters our left in the U.S? I know they are getting hard to find so I want to know how many are left. When the last Schwarzkopf shuttle loop coaster goes down it will be a sad day in coaster history. :cry:
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Postby Rusty Nail » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:30 pm

Montezooma's Revenge @Knott's Berry Farm

Greased Lightning @ Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

I think that's it, unless someone buys the one from Astroworld

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Postby RRollergod » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:29 pm

i love those things im building one for my sci. project
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Postby V2-dude » Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:30 pm

I did a search on RCDB, and those are the only two operating in the US, I also found out that there are only six operating in the world.

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Postby robbalvey » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:07 pm

There's got to be more than 6! I can think of more than 6....

Monty
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Nagashima Spaland
Toshimaen
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La Feria Chapultepec

Actually, wow...that's all I can think of that are operating.

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Postby coasterfan71555 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:12 pm

Schwarzkopf shuttle loops are absolutely wonderful rides. Greezed Lightning at SFKK is Six Flags Great America's former Tidal Wave. That was the ride that got me interested in coasters, way back in 1982! I have also been on Montezoomas Revenge at Knotts Berry Farm, and it was a hoot too. Back in 1996, I visited Paramount's Great America, and at that time they still had their Tidal Wave (ours was removed in 1991 to make way for Batman in 1992. Great rides, they are, and there should be more. :D

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Postby V2-dude » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:23 pm

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Postby dws_57 » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:48 pm

I love Schwarzkopf Coaster's in general. I was really sad when PGA took theirs out. (they took it out to replace it with nothing :cry: ) But it's even sadder it's just rusting up in SFMW lot. Irks me to no end. I rode that coaster alot. First ride was in 77 I waited nearly 2hrs to ride. The last time I rode it you could walk on and reride almost all you wanted. Kind of sad too. Rode Knott's again this year, still a fun ride. I'm pretty sure these were the first shuttle coaster designs made too.
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Postby ebl » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:47 pm

I'm really glad that we have one of the best of the Schwarzkopf shuttles right here in Southern California---Montezooma's Revenge!

Personally, I've only been on this one and what was Tidal Wave at PGA. Without a doubt, the flywheel model, like MR, is far superior to the weight drop ones like Tidal Wave.

I hope Knott's continues to operate Montezooma's Revenge as long as they can. Even 28 years after it opened, it's still one of the best rides at Knott's.
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Postby Sean Menefee » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:03 am

dws_57 wrote:I love Schwarzkopf Coaster's in general. I was really sad when PGA took theirs out. (they took it out to replace it with nothing :cry: ) But it's even sadder it's just rusting up in SFMW lot. Irks me to no end.


Bits and pieces of it are sitting up there still rusting away, but GL/TW has been picked over pretty heavy as spare parts for Kentucky Kingdom's Shuttle. So PGA's ride lives on, just in pieces on the other side of the country, (not to mention a few other funny places.)

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