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Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:17 pm
by Sir Coaster
I found this coaster on CoasterGallery.

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It's apparently an indoor Schwarzkopf that has been sitting dormant at Great Escape since 2007.


Anyone have more info on this coaster?

Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:24 pm
by beatle11
As per RCDB: http://rcdb.com/445.htm

Roller Coaster: Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon
Amusement Park: Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom (Queensbury, New York, USA)
Classification: Roller Coaster
Type: Steel - Sit Down
Status: Defunct
SBNO from 2007 to 2008 or earlier
Operated from 1999 to 2006
Relocations: Beech Bend as Starchaser
Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom as Starchaser
Darien Lake as Nightmare At Phantom Cave
Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom as Nightmare at Crack Axle Canyon
Make / Model: Schwarzkopf / All Models / Jet Star
Designer: Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Dimensions: 88' 7" x 144' 4"
Categories: Enclosed
Maps: Bing Maps (Satellite) · Google Maps (Satellite)

Length: 1765' 1"
Height: 44' 3"
Inversions: 0
Speed: 31.1 mph

Trains: Single car trains. Riders are arranged inline in 4 rows for a total of 4 riders per car.

Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:02 pm
by Sir Coaster
I'm not familiar with Schwarzkopf making a "Jet Star" model.

Any pics of an unenclosed version of this ride? :?r

Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:21 pm
by deathbydinn

Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:22 pm
by MayTheGForceBeWithYou

Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:25 pm
by beatle11
Look up the model on RCDB (Here's a link)and you can see where there were other models installed. Here's a couple pics of Tig'rr coaster at Indiana Beach from the Park Index

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Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:32 pm
by DougMJr
I remember riding this when it was nightmare at phantom cave at Darien Lake. It was a fun ride. Six Flags removed it and put a Batman show in the building. When Six flags sold the park and Parc started managing Darien Lake the building was turned into the Galaxy Theatre. Home to a circus show and later, sea lion splash...

Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:54 pm
by larrygator
In its last year it was one of the lowest capacity coasters I ever experienced. I think there were 30 people ahead of me and I waited 45 minutes

Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:07 pm
by Carnage
I rode this, though I have next to no memory of the ride itself.

I do however have a perfect memory of the obnoxious screaming kids that were in line ahead of us.

Re: Found this on CoasterGallery...

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:05 pm
by coaster-crazy
The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk also once had a Schwarzkopf Jet Star, that operated from 1972 to 1991. It was replaced by the current SDC ride, Hurricane.

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http://rcdb.com/715.htm