Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:20 am
How is the XXL?
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:29 am
From what I've gleaned looking at TRs like this one, the rides at German fairs always seem to look nice, clean, and well maintained, which is more than I can say for fairs in the U.S.
Need to ride Olympia Looping one of these days.
Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:47 pm
cfc wrote:Need to ride Olympia Looping one of these days.
Yup, me, too, and I'm glad to see it looking brand new. Long may she roll.
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:25 pm
I'd love to see something else in our fair circuits around here that's NOT a Pinfari... Butler Amusements loves Pinfari coasters so much that they recently acquired a 2nd identical Zyklon.
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:04 am
^Except for kiddie coasters we hadn't any brand new coasters since Euro-Star which went quite fast as it got rough very fast. The last *new* coaster we had was showman Steiger Teststrecke - the used Schwarzkopf Double-Loop Laser. After Euro-Star I think no showmen wanted to take the risk of buying a new non-Schwarzkopf portable coaster - which are proven to run smooth and reliable after 30 years.
After Laser I hope - even if those hopes are small but no one thought an old Double-Loop would return from the US - that Thriller will return someday and will be restored to its original layout. Finally returning to the fairs after being neglegted so many years in the US and Mexico...
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:46 am
^I stated in another thread it would be cool to see a showman buy the portable EuroFighter (like Typhoon @ Bobbejaanland). The first Zamperla motocoaster I believe had a fixed foundation as well. Would be nice to see something new and exciting again.
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:36 am
^Would be great to see!
Also wondered if Vekoma ever considered making a portable Boomerang?
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:12 am
^There are a few Vekomas out there with a fixed foundation, though I wonder how feasible it would be transporting that wider track.
Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:06 am
Rheinkirmes was great!
Me and Ledgy had a lot of fun.
Turns out that beer and schnaps are an ideal combo to do the fun houses
And Olympia Looping is still one of the best coasters in the world! Amazing how smooth and intense a 24 year old coaster can be. Anton sure knew how to make legendary coasters back in the days.
Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:46 am
^already miss it
But am sure happy to have been there last week when temps were a little lower.
^^at least some Whirlwinds look as if they are portable:
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