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    Default The Official Rockin Rollercoaster Thread.

    thought this might be a cool idea since summer is closing in.....

    this would be cool...


    THE ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTER


    NEW FOR 2006!
    On THE ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTER, riders quickly become stunt car drivers as their cars races out onto the track. Each MINI Cooper S is tricked out with audio special effects that add to the multi-sensory sensation of the experience, and as the custom stunt car MINIs peel out, everyone is transported into the stunt chase sequence.

    Drivers twist through a parking garage, dodge near-collisions, race down stairs, chase through tunnels and narrowly escape massive explosions triggered by gunfire from a menacing helicopter. Tires skid out one last time as the stunt cars crash through a billboard and splash down into an L.A. aqueduct concluding the chase sequence and their screen test trial as a stunt driver.

    THE SPECS

    WHAT IT IS:
    THE ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTER is latest addition to Paramount's Kings Dominion. Set to debut in the Spring of 2006, THE ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTERis a high-speed stunt car adventure that combines Hollywood special effects with high tech coaster thrills. Guests board their very own tricked out MINI Cooper S for a multi-sensory stunt car adventure they will want to take again and again.

    THE HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION:
    THE ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTER is a multi-million dollar fast-track coaster experience based on Paramount Pictures' blockbuster The Italian Job starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Mos Def, and Donald Sutherland. This exciting new coaster will take families on a high-speed stunt car adventure through movie sets and scenes inspired by the film’s climatic chase sequence.

    Lights, camera, action – the ride experience recreates the six scenes of the climatic final chase sequence of the film:

    Scene One—Race through parking garage
    Scene Two—Fly down subway stairs
    Scene Three—Dodge police cars
    Scene Four—Screech to a halt and narrowly avoid gunfire from a helicopter
    Scene Five—Chase through sewer tunnel
    Scene Six—Plunge through a billboard and into an LA aqueduct
    MINI COOPER S:
    Each ride vehicle is a 75 percent scale replica of the BMW MINI Cooper S convertible. In addition, each MINI Cooper S features a power slide effect, which creates a fishtailing sensation. Hang on for some intense curves and driving sequences. From the cool coloring, to the vanity license plates, these MINIs are as detailed as the ones found at the dealer. And – to make sure they provide the right level of thrill, even the cars’ wheels were specifically selected for the rapid acceleration of the train. 1,000 stunt drivers per hour will ride their MINIs through the coolest coaster in the MidAtlantic!

    AUDIO SYSTEM:
    Each car is enhanced with surround-sound speakers, providing stunt car drivers with the ride of their life. From engine revving to the sound of squealing tires, guests will be totally immersed in the action.

    STUNT TRACK:
    1,960 feet of rail track making up a two minute experience – the coolest ride in a MINI Cooper S ever. The MINIs climb to a height of 45.2 feet and the total stunt track elevation climbs higher to 53.3 feet of thrills. Beware of the 31.2 feet drop that takes place when you least expect it!

    RAPID SPEED:
    The ride catapults guests using linear induction motors at rapid speeds up to 40 mph. With the three peels out, and an 88 degree banked turn, these MINIs will earn guests a speeding ticket if they are not careful.

    THE COASTER:
    THE ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTER is a multiple LIM (linear induction motor) launch circuit coaster. Trains are propelled in the station with drive tires and in the launch and boost zones by linear induction motors. Linear induction motors are propulsion units that are used where either high thrust or high speed propulsion is needed. Propulsion is achieved when currents are produced by the interaction of an electromagnetic field generated by the LIM and an aluminum reaction plate on the cars. The currents produced by this interaction create a magnetic field that opposes the original magnetic field, thereby producing a force vector between the LIM and the fin. This force vector provides thrust to move the train. Drive tires are propulsion units that are used when train movement and braking or holding is needed in low speed. All drive tires are capable of forward and reversing motion.

    DESIGN TEAM:
    A team of over 100 highly trained and talented individuals, from diverse fields, partnered on the design and construction of the ITALIAN JOB TURBO COASTER. Planning took over a year and construction began in the fall of 2005. Some of the talented and trained professionals included engineers, steel workers, steel erection specialists, electricians, mechanical specialists, control systems specialists, excavation and grading experts, scenic painters, audio engineers, pneumatic specialists, flame / fire specialist, representatives from the ride manufacturer and representatives from Kings Dominion’s veteran Maintenance and Construction team.

    MANUFACTURER:
    Premier Rides, Inc.

    OPENING:
    Spring 2006 at Paramount's Kings Dominion

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    I'm scared of them. Its the only thing I'm really scared of. I backed out of one at Six Flags. People laughed, but I just knew I was going to have a heart attack on it.
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    Coasters rule. I love them. Only problem is that I am too tall (and maybe a little too wide) to ride them comfortably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chewbaccamonkeylunch
    I'm scared of them. Its the only thing I'm really scared of. I backed out of one at Six Flags. People laughed, but I just knew I was going to have a heart attack on it.
    i used to be scared. the aerosmith rockin roller coaster in orlando cured me of all. that to me was the best coaster i have ever ridden. now i am hooked. i did wus out of the millineum force coaster though... that thing was just to damn tall... i'll ride next time i go up there though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namedmydaughterHALEN
    i did wus out of the millineum force coaster though... that thing was just to damn tall... i'll ride next time i go up there though.
    Ah, Cedar Point.
    Sandusky, Ohio.
    More rides than any other park on Earth.
    More coasters than any other park on Earth.
    More coasters over 200' than any other park on Earth.
    More record breakers than any other park on Earth.
    Voted Best Park on the Planet 8 years in a row.

    I worked there 7 seasons.
    Best job I ever had.
    20,000 people came through my line every day.
    10,000 of them were women.
    Many of them were in bikini tops.
    Quite a few were spending the night...they just didn't know it at the time.
    Imagine going to college...but there are no classes...and you get paid.
    Worked outside, right on the beach, got a tan, met a lot of people.

    I was working on Millennium Force the summer it came out.
    Every morning we got to ride it...first thing. Punch in, strap in, and wake up!

    Good times.
    Great park.
    Met a few Playmates, sports stars, rock stars, and a future WWE Diva.
    Lenny Kravitz was too scared to ride The Demon Drop...but his entourage wasn't.

    If you go back, ride Top Thrill Dragster.
    420 feet tall
    120+ mph

    Raptor is one of the best coasters I've ever been on.

    The Beast at Paramount's Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio absolutely dominates. Longest wooden coaster in the world.

    And maybe I'm biased, but The Incredible Hulk coaster in Orlando is outstanding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulk5150
    Ah, Cedar Point.
    Sandusky, Ohio.
    More rides than any other park on Earth.
    More coasters than any other park on Earth.
    More coasters over 200' than any other park on Earth.
    More record breakers than any other park on Earth.
    Voted Best Park on the Planet 8 years in a row.

    I worked there 7 seasons.
    Best job I ever had.
    20,000 people came through my line every day.
    10,000 of them were women.
    Many of them were in bikini tops.
    Quite a few were spending the night...they just didn't know it at the time.
    Imagine going to college...but there are no classes...and you get paid.
    Worked outside, right on the beach, got a tan, met a lot of people.

    I was working on Millennium Force the summer it came out.
    Every morning we got to ride it...first thing. Punch in, strap in, and wake up!

    Good times.
    Great park.
    Met a few Playmates, sports stars, rock stars, and a future WWE Diva.
    Lenny Kravitz was too scared to ride The Demon Drop...but his entourage wasn't.

    If you go back, ride Top Thrill Dragster.
    420 feet tall
    120+ mph

    Raptor is one of the best coasters I've ever been on.

    The Beast at Paramount's Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio absolutely dominates. Longest wooden coaster in the world.

    And maybe I'm biased, but The Incredible Hulk coaster in Orlando is outstanding!
    dude, that had to be a killer job!

    i rode the rator. that thing was intense! probably the most intense i have ridden. it was my favorite at the park. i would have rode it again but by the time we got back to it i had a horrible headache.

    never rode the hulk either. that was before i rode them. the dueling dragons is a good one too!
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    Shit, sounds like I should try to hit Sandusky this summer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by namedmydaughterHALEN
    the dueling dragons is a good one too!
    I LOVE Dueling Dragons! I think the Fire side is my favorite.

    As for Cedar Point, check out the video of their new ride this year.
    Check out the one girl that's screaming her lungs out!
    http://www.cedarpoint.com/public/par...hrill/skyhawk/
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    Kings Island is better. They have had the Italian Job coaster for awhile now. It is OK. But......coaster discussions begin and end with The Beast. Nothing compares.
    http://www2.paramountparks.com/kings...y.cfm?ac_id=18

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye
    Kings Island is better. They have had the Italian Job coaster for awhile now. It is OK. But......coaster discussions begin and end with The Beast. Nothing compares.
    http://www2.paramountparks.com/kings...y.cfm?ac_id=18

    You are right, I have been riding this coaster for a while. I have not been to Kings Island in a long time and after all these years it is still unbeatable, I wanted to ride the Son of Beast but it was closed when I was there 2 weeks ago.
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    I love rollercoasters! Several years ago a bunch of us went up to Worlds of Fun in K.C. My niece, who was almost 8 at the time wanted to ride a rollercoaster bad and wanted to ride the biggest one in the park, "Mamba" or some scary name like that. We walked up and they measured her and she ended up coming up about an eight of an inch too short! She was so dejected after that, but we decided to go ride some other rides and try later when someone else was measuring. We went later in the afternoon, and the person measured her, hemmed and hawed a bit, and decided that she wasn't tall enough to ride. The look on her face just about killed me, so I told my sisters in my very matter of fact voice, "Take her to the bathroom, get a bunch of paper towels and stuff them in the heels of her shoes and we'll try to ride the "Timber Wolf"." They did that and we got in line for the "Timber Wolf", got up to the girl with the measuring stick, and she told Britt to "Stand up really straight", stuck the stick out and said, "You made it!" Britt turned around and looked at me, and the shit eating grin on her face is one that will stick with me forever. The "Timber Wolf", is a wood rollercoaster and they ride pretty darn rough, as all of you rollercoaster fanatics can attest. It's pretty good sized too, so we figured that Britt would really like it. We get on the coaster and start going. I have Britt's head cradled in my arm because I knew the ride was pretty rough. We are flying around the track and I look down at her, and she has tears flying out of her eyes. I thought "Oh shit! She is scared to death.", but she never said anything. The ride ends, we get off and she runs about 4 or 5 steps in front of me, turns around with this huge grin on her face, and say's "Let's do it again!" Well, how can you turn that down, so away we went.

    It is just a very special moment and a good memory for me and rollercoasters are a big part of it.
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    ahhh my dream is to win the lotto and buy an rv and cross the country riding every coaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hulk5150
    Ah, Cedar Point.
    Sandusky, Ohio.
    More rides than any other park on Earth.
    More coasters than any other park on Earth.
    More coasters over 200' than any other park on Earth.
    More record breakers than any other park on Earth.
    Voted Best Park on the Planet 8 years in a row.

    I worked there 7 seasons.
    Best job I ever had.
    20,000 people came through my line every day.
    10,000 of them were women.
    Many of them were in bikini tops.
    Quite a few were spending the night...they just didn't know it at the time.
    Imagine going to college...but there are no classes...and you get paid.
    Worked outside, right on the beach, got a tan, met a lot of people.

    I was working on Millennium Force the summer it came out.
    Every morning we got to ride it...first thing. Punch in, strap in, and wake up!

    Good times.
    Great park.
    Met a few Playmates, sports stars, rock stars, and a future WWE Diva.
    Lenny Kravitz was too scared to ride The Demon Drop...but his entourage wasn't.

    If you go back, ride Top Thrill Dragster.
    420 feet tall
    120+ mph

    Raptor is one of the best coasters I've ever been on.

    The Beast at Paramount's Kings Island in Cincinnati, Ohio absolutely dominates. Longest wooden coaster in the world.

    And maybe I'm biased, but The Incredible Hulk coaster in Orlando is outstanding!
    I'm from ohio.....though i've been in texas the last 12 years my family is still there so whenever i go back i usually go to cedar point. i can't even go to other places because they don't compare. millenium force and the raptor are my favorites. last time i went was summer of 04 and the top thrill dragsters was brand new but it was out of order that day. i think maybe they got it working at some point but the line was half way down the enormous park. millenium, force was outg too. which was a bummer. they never did get that going. but there's still so many good rides to go on. but i was also there in 02 and 00 so i've been on the millenium force a few times. it's so freakin awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye
    Kings Island is better.
    Quote Originally Posted by bkaraujo
    You are right, I have been riding this coaster for a while. I have not been to Kings Island in a long time and after all these years it is still unbeatable.
    Well, it apparently wasn't unbuyable:

    http://www.newsnet5.com/home-backup/...l.html?taf=nn5

    Owner Of Cedar Point To Buy King's Island

    UPDATED: 11:35 am EDT May 22, 2006

    SANDUSKY, Ohio -- The parent company of Cedar Point will soon own three major amusement parks in Ohio.

    Sandusky-based Cedar Fair said it's buying King's Island near Cincinnati and the other Paramount theme parks from CBS in a deal worth more than $1.24 billion.

    Besides Cedar Point, Cedar Fair already owns the Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom park in Aurora.

    In January, CBS announced that it wanted to sell the Paramount parks to focus on its media businesses.

    "This transaction offers a unique opportunity for us to acquire a world-class asset portfolio," said Dick Kinzel, Cedar Fair's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "It is not every day that we have the chance to purchase five great family-oriented parks that fit extremely well with our existing parks."

    With the sale, Cedar Fair also is getting Canada's Wonderland near Toronto; Kings Dominion near Richmond, Va.; Carowinds near Charlotte, N.C.; and Great America in Santa Clara, Calif. It was not immediately clear whether the parks would keep their current names or would be renamed after the sale.

    Cedar Fair's last purchase was in 2004 when it bought the Six Flags in Aurora. Since then, Cedar Fair has changed Six Flags Worlds of Adventure back into Geauga Lake.

    On a combined basis, the two companies generated almost $1 billion in revenues and entertained about 25 million guests in 2005.
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    The Millenium is one kickin' coaster. When you reach the very top of the highest part and look out over Lake Erie and pause for just a second, you feel like the world just went out from underneath of you. Cedar Point to me, is the better of the two when comparing to Kings Island except if you have younger kids. Cedar Point has Snoopy but Kings Island has all the Hanna Barbara characters which the kids enjoy.

 

 

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