Strange Roller Coasters

Matt N

TS Member
Favourite Ride
Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
Sorry to bump this thread,
Just went onto RCDB and this flashed up in the random coaster home page. Trying to work out exactly what it is. Possibility one of the strangest coasters I've ever seen,
https://rcdb.com/9510.htm
It's sort of like a mini log flume with coaster style cars.
Intriguingly, that park also has a direct clone of Cyclone at Pleasureland Southport: https://rcdb.com/2485.htm

And in an interesting coincidence, the only other wooden coaster in India, built by the same manufacturer, is a clone of Blue Flyer at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, located at EsselWorld: https://rcdb.com/1390.htm

I wonder what the fascination was with the Pleasure Beach company's woodies in India? India is certainly a place to visit for you if you're missing Pleasureland Southport's Cyclone, though!
 

Ian

TS Team
Favourite Ride
Dizz, Bobby’s Yarn Land 🧶
There are loads of those water chutes out in India. Essentially a Pinfari Zyklon that drops into a pond. Some of them are… A little worse for wear to say the least.
 

JAperson

TS Member
Intriguingly, that park also has a direct clone of Cyclone at Pleasureland Southport: https://rcdb.com/2485.htm

And in an interesting coincidence, the only other wooden coaster in India, built by the same manufacturer, is a clone of Blue Flyer at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, located at EsselWorld: https://rcdb.com/1390.htm

I wonder what the fascination was with the Pleasure Beach company's woodies in India? India is certainly a place to visit for you if you're missing Pleasureland Southport's Cyclone, though!
Yes that's correct. @Poisson pointed out to me the other week that Blackpool pleasure beach have built two other coasters, The cyclone you've mentioned and another one which is apparently a clone of the old wild mouse here is there manufactured list on RCDB
https://rcdb.com/r.htm?mk=7268&ot=2
 

JAperson

TS Member
There are loads of those water chutes out in India. Essentially a Pinfari Zyklon that drops into a pond. Some of them are… A little worse for wear to say the least.
Oh fair enough, I hadn't seen one before and thought it was quite unusual. My apologies @Ian
 

AstroDan

TS Team
Favourite Ride
Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point
I find National Coasters' intonation really hard to listen to. But I may attempt to use subtitles.
 

Poisson

TS Member
Favourite Ride
The Giant Squid
I've done Mega Spin. It left red welts that lasted for days on my shoulders. Fun though, if the restraints are a bit tight.
 

Shaggy_Dog_

TS Member
We have two similar rides travelling the UK





I did Mega Spin at the Newcastle Winter Wonderland fair at Christmas. I’d describe the experience as basically being Salad Spinner: The Ride. It was a very long cycle as well, and when it inverts you drop down on to the restraints with your shoulders taking all the weight. It’s really not the most comfortable experience at all. I’m glad I tried it because it’s a really interesting looking ride but I think it’s a one-and-done for me.
 
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