Strange Roller Coasters

Discussion in 'Rest of the World Parks and Attractions' started by RyanY, 12th Jun 2012.

  1. RyanY

    RyanY TowersStreet Member

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    So I thought I'd bring this topic back. ;)

    I'll start off with this strange thing.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7n53-VkIYQ[/youtube]

    The joys of embedded video. ;)
     
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  2. Coolbeans14

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    It kind of looks like a fun ride, just sayin'
     
    Posted 13th Jun 2012
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  3. LewisNavex

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    X :-\ No Way out
     
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  4. pluk

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    The snails!

    They are kind of strange, really......

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Q6CI4XCSU&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2dYiRX2gHw&feature=player_detailpage[/youtube]

    ....but totally awesome! Genuinely making it onto my top 10 coasters, I kid you not. Mostly for nostalgia reasons but also for their general amazingness and fun.
     
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  5. LewisNavex

    LewisNavex TowersStreet Member

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    Doesn't get much weirder than...

    EURO MIR

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    The Ride:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpxgVVeWu4M[/youtube]

    The Music (And Video):
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grBkNGG_CnU[/youtube]

    Lift Hill Sosche:
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBaURUxLVOc&feature=related[/youtube]

    Festive Appearance
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    Queue Line Raves!
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    Queue Line Video:
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  6. Adam James

    Adam James TS Contributor

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    For the exact same reason (also at the same park), the Tyrolean Tubs are awkwardly in my top five. Do have a POV lurking around somewhere I recorded - with permission of course - but can't seem to find it.
     
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  7. BigAl

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    You guys want strange? Ever heard of a company called 'Safeco'? Nope? But they've made one coaster:

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    The 'Vickingo' ride operated at the now defunct 'Parc de Montjuic' in Barcelona but got moved to 'Parque de Atracciones de Zaragoza' (still in Spain) as 'Ramses':

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    Annoying, poor quality onride footage:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30qRJGNZKwI[/youtube]


    Ancient, poor quality offride footage:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtCRd4xdth4[/youtube]


    It looks insanely boring towards the end. Why didn't they just apply the brakes on it sooner rather than let it keep on crawling up and down the track?


    It reminds me of this:

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    I can't believe RCDB classes these as coasters! I won't post any details on this because they get put into these topics far too often.


    :)
     
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  8. Scott

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    THE JOYLAND SNAILS <3

    A staple of my childhood right there :D
     
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    I've never really counted those Butterfly rides as coasters. They're just two slides welded together with a glorified tea-tray attached.
     
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  10. pluk

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    Yes, they are nearly as good! Apparently the worlds only surviving wooden Virginia Wheel or something equally amazing. That place should have some listed protection, if it ever closed (which I think has come close a couple of times) I'd be gutted.
     
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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYGkgQ8-B4I[/youtube]

    I know it looks like a Eurofighter but even Gerst wouldn't create something that horrendous. I think it's some kind of transportable fairground ride.
     
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    I always wonder how Tub Twist and Snails count as wood. They are concrete! :p
     
  13. Alastair

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    The Camelot Caterpillar coaster was the first I ever rode - boy was it a thrill

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb0G-6GfHIY[/youtube]!
     
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    Built by Soquet who also built Twin Looper at American Adventure, this kiddie coaster has the highest train I've ever seen.

    Introducing Chenille Fantastique -

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    Epic eyes.

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    Built in the middle of nowhere.

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    Note the donkey and seatbelts both found on buses. :p

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    Bless. It's like a kiddy Ultimate.
     
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    Not sure I've ever seen snails described as such, as they are not. But Tirolean Mountain Tubs are very much wooden, they just happen to be on the ground, not in the air, so it is hard to see.
     
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    Evolution @ Bobbejaanland.

    Utterly crazy - but very much FUN indoor coaster at Bobbejaanland in Belgium

    Model: Vekoma Illusion
    1 train, seats SIXTY per train, with 30 cars...

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STFjnbCb2ow&feature=related[/youtube]
     
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    I believe thats the non-"junior" model of X:\ WTF
     
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    'Grand 8 TGV':

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    Where is it? 'Florida Parc', of course. Seems legit to me! ::)


    And...


    'Montaña Suiza':

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    And I thought Asian coasters looked dodgy! They built a scenic railway by sticking some metal bars into concrete! I'd actually love to see a ride like this built at a seaside park in this country! ;D

    On-Ride:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M6clxC-LNk[/youtube]


    I would! :p
     
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    That looks incredibly unsafe - literally everything about it, no underwheels, no sidewheels, the lift mechanism looks rusted through. And the station looks like the side of someone's house!
     

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