Category:Roller coasters manufactured by other builders
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The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 21 pages are in this category, out of 21 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. The New Revolution (roller coaster) – For the virtual reality coaster see The New Revolution, Virtual Reality Coaster The New Revolution is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. Manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf and designed by Werner Stengel, the coaster opened to the public on May 8,1976. The coaster was named after the American Revolution in celebration of the countrys Bicentennial, in 2016, the coaster received a makeover for its 40th anniversary that included new trains with lap bars and an optional virtual reality experience for riders. The New Revolution soft-launched to season pass holders on March 26,2016, in the mid-1970s, Magic Mountain enlisted ride manufacturer Anton Schwarzkopf and legendary designer Werner Stengel to design and build the first looping roller coaster in modern times. The last known existence of one was Loop the Loop at Coney Island during the early 1900s, prior to Great American Revolutions opening, a week of testing was needed to properly calibrate the tightness of the wheels, in order to get the train to complete one full circuit. In 1979 following the purchase of the park by Six Flags, in 1988, the rides name was changed once more to simply Revolution. In June 2002, a Coaster Landmark plaque awarded by American Coaster Enthusiasts was placed near the queue in front of the ride. The award was presented in recognition of its accomplishment as the worlds first modern vertical-looping roller coaster, in 2005, parts of Revolution had to be dismantled to make way for the parks new Tatsu roller coaster that was being constructed. Revolution reopened with Tatsu on the new coasters media day on May 11,2006, on September 3,2015, Six Flags announced that Revolution would be refurbished for the 2016 season marking the roller coasters 40th anniversary. It will be renamed The New Revolution, and its track will be painted white, the ride will receive new red, white, and blue trains with the lead cars of each train featuring a silver eagle ornament mounted on the front. The new trains will also be fitted with lap and calf bars, the elimination of the highly criticized, over-the-shoulder restraints is intended to provide a smoother, more comfortable ride experience with additional airtime. Six Flags announced on March 3,2016, that The New Revolution would be among several rides at various parks that would receive a virtual reality upgrade. Riders will have the option to wear Samsung Gear VR headsets, powered by Oculus, to create a 360-degree, the illusion is themed to a fighter jet, where riders fly through a futuristic city as co-pilots battling alien invaders. The feature will debut with the coaster when it emerges from refurbishment and it reopened to the general public on April 21,2016. It will be available to the public on February 25th, on June 12,2015, a 10-year-old girl riding the roller coaster was found breathing but unconscious after returning to the station. She was rushed to a hospital and died the following day. According to the coroners office, she died of natural causes unrelated to the ride. An autopsy wasnt performed to determine the cause, at the request of the girls family
2. Canopy Flyer – Canopy Flyer is a roller coaster attraction located at Universal Studios Singapore. It is an outdoor attraction. The ride travels above most of the Lost World themed area, riders enter cars suspended on a track which hold four guests each, two front-facing, two back-facing. As the car moves up the hill, the Theme from Jurassic Park music plays from the speakers located along the hill. The cars go up a distance in the air
3. Hurler (roller coaster) – Hurler is a wooden roller coaster at Cedar Fairs Carowinds park. An identical roller coaster by the name also operated at Kings Dominion. Both coasters opened in the year,1994. Built by International Coasters Inc. the coasters both have exactly the design, with exactly the same statistics. Following the closure of Kings Dominions Hurler, park officials have yet to release information regarding the future of the coaster, the Hurler installations opened at both parks in 1994. The coasters originally borrowed their theme from the 1992 Paramount motion picture Waynes World, Paramount sold both parks in 2006, and new owner Cedar Fair retained the name but removed references to Waynes World. The Kings Dominion roller coaster was closed for part of the 2006 season to be re-tracked, in 2010, a new trim brake was installed immediately after the first hill prior to the season opening. Hurler closed again for part of the 2014 season for regular maintenance, in March 2016, Kings Dominion posted a notice on their website that Hurler would be closed for the season while undergoing extensive maintenance, and that it would likely reopen in 2017. However, in October 2016, Kings Dominion released a video on Facebook that Hurler would re-emerge in some form for the 2018 season. Riders are hoisted up a 83-foot lift hill and make a turn before reaching the initial drop. During the drop, an on-ride camera automatically takes photographs of passengers, the ride continues with a wide, heavily banked, flat turn, then a series of hills and drops which jerk and shake passengers, giving the coaster a reputation of being bumpy and rickety. The overall layout is a standard paperclip arrangement with two out-and-back style runs, the Hurler is also a mirror image of Thunder Run at Kentucky Kingdom. Originally, the queue wound underneath the coaster through a hot set on location filming scenes from Waynes World, upon entering the station building, park guests passed through a full-scale set of the iconic basement hideout of Wayne and Garth. Since removal of the Paramount references, the queue and station building are loosely themed with the remains of the original theming, movie-making paraphernalia including stage lights, cameras, props and signs are scattered sparsely about. At Carowinds, some of the props were recycled into the SCarowinds Maze of Madness. Hurler at Carowinds Hurler at Kings Dominion Pictures of Hurler at Carowinds
4. Leap-The-Dips – For the former roller-coaster Leap the Dips at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, see List of former Cedar Point attractions. Leap-The-Dips is a roller coaster, and North Americas last surviving side friction roller coaster. It is located at Lakemont Park in Altoona, Pennsylvania and was built in 1902 by the E. Joy Morris Company, Leap-the-Dips operated until 1985, when it closed due to disrepair. A fund-raising campaign led to a restoration starting in 1997 and a reopening on Memorial Day 1999, although the ride is quite tame by todays standards, being only 41 ft in height and having an average speed of 10 mph, many people still ride it. Several riders report that the wheels of cars were once able to leave the track at the crest of some dips. At one time there was a twin coaster called Leap the Dips at Mounds State Park in Anderson and this ride was installed around the great mound in 1908 and visitors said at the top of the ride you could see all the way down to the river. Due to lack of business, the amusement park started selling its equipment in the early 1920s, the Leap-The-Dips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 1996 was designated a National Historic Landmark. It is also an American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Classic and Coaster Landmark, homepage of the Leap-the-Dips Preservation Foundation Lakemont Park and Island Waterpark Leap The Dips front seat on-ride HD POV on YouTube MicrowaveMeShow channel. Circa 1908-1911 Picture of Leap the Dips at Mounds State Park
5. Olympia Looping – Olympia Looping, also known as Munich Looping, is a portable steel roller coaster built by Anton Schwarzkopf. It is the largest portable roller coaster in the world, and it appears at many carnivals in Germany, most notably Oktoberfest, where it made its debut in 1989. It is named for its five vertical loops, which resemble the Olympic rings, although they are clothoid-shaped, their shape is closer to circular than the ones on most other roller coasters, so they exert unusually high g-forces on the passengers. The entire structure weighs 900 tons and requires a space 85 m wide by 36 m deep. The ride usually runs with five cars per train, though at events such as Oktoberfest and Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London, on September 27,2008, a driving motor failed on the ride, stranding over 20 Oktoberfest attendees at the top of the first hill. They were freed with the help of the Munich Fire Department, the ride was ranked in the Steel Roller Coasters Poll 11 Year Results Table awards from 1999 to 2010. Below is the table of the rankings of the roller coaster
6. Thunderbolt (Six Flags New England) – Thunderbolt is a wooden roller coaster located at Six Flags New England. Opened in 1941, It was designed by Harry Baker and Harry Traver, Thunderbolt is the oldest roller coaster at Six Flags New England. It is also the oldest roller coaster in any Six Flags park, the single PTC train has 4 cars, and an individual lap bar and seatbelt for each person. An attendant has to unlock each cars lap bars by stepping on. Thunderbolt was dedicated an ACE Coaster Landmark on August 2,2008 and it has also recently received a new coat of paint. The track, train and plans for Thunderbolt were purchased by park owner Edward Carroll Sr. from the 1939 New York Worlds Fair, when it opened in 1941, it was called Cyclone, the ride was renamed Thunderbolt in 1964. Thunderbolt has recently been refurbished and given a new coat of paint, Six Flags New Englands Official webpage for the Thunderbolt
7. Mighty Canadian Minebuster – The Mighty Canadian Minebuster is one of the four roller coasters that debuted with Canadas Wonderland, an amusement park located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, in 1981, and is still operational today. It is one of two roller coasters at the park that are modelled after rides that existed at Coney Island amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio. Minebuster was originally intended to be the centrepiece of the never-built Frontier Canada section of the park, Minebuster is an out and back roller coaster, and uses two trains, with five cars holding six riders each. The ride was designed by Curtis D, the coaster was not built by PTC despite a plaque at the operators booth and several published reports that claim it was. PTC stopped building coasters in 1979 and it is likely however, that the construction crew consisted of workers who had previously built coasters for PTC. The two 30-passenger trains were supplied by the Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Canadas Wonderlands water park, Splash Works, has two sets of slides that pass over the Mighty Canadian Minebuster. The riders make an immediate U-turn to the left after leaving the station, past the storage depot, at the crest of the lift, the train makes a very small drop and turns right for the big drop. Riders then go through two hills and pass under a waterslide before climbing up a larger hill and making a turnaround to the right. You then drop down and rush over three smaller hills before entering a turn to the left. For a finale, riders roar through a helix inside a tunnel entering the brake run which stops the train
8. The Bobs (roller coaster) – The Bobs at Riverview Park in Chicago, Illinois is considered by some roller coaster enthusiasts to have been the ultimate wooden roller coaster. It was built in 1924 and was demolished with the rest of the park in 1967, the Bobs was built by Frank Prior and Fred Church at a cost of $80,000. The Bobs had a height of 87 feet, a drop of 85 feet. A modernized version was located at the defunct Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio and it was not as intense as the original Bobs. A rollback accident closed the ride for the rest of the season, the Bobs was immortalized in American humorist Jean Shepherds August 26,1967 broadcast. Photograph of the first drop Bobs Belle Vue Manchester, George Drew Remembers
9. Eejanaika (roller coaster) – Eejanaika is a steel 4th Dimension roller coaster at Fuji-Q Highland in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan. The ride is the worlds second 4th Dimension coaster, Eejanaika is the taller, faster, and longer of the two. The roller coaster, designed by S&S Arrow, is a 4th Dimension coaster and this is achieved by having four rails on the track, two of these are running rails while the other two are for spin control. The two rails that control the spin of the move up and down relative to the track and spin the seats using a rack. Eejanaika has the second え turned upside down for the roller coasters official spelling, Eejanaika has several meanings, but means Aint it great. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Eejanaika is the coaster with the most inversions in the world. Throughout the ride, the go through 14 inversions. However, most of these inversions are accomplished by spinning the seats rather than actually inverting the track, the Roller Coaster DataBase does not acknowledge these seat inversions for the purpose of record-holding. Alan Schilke, the inventor of the 4th Dimension roller coaster concept Fuji-Q Eejanaika Eejanaika at the Roller Coaster DataBase