1. An Intamin standup featuring a standing heartline flip.
2. A B&M inverted, more like Top Gun than BATMAN, in that it covers
terrain rather than hangs out in a bit heap.
> >I remember two coasters of note (other than The Big One) going up in
> WHATS THE BIG ONE THEN,AND WHERE IS IT GOING TO BE?
It's full name is (ugh) "Pepsi Max: The Big One" and is currently
under construction at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. It is a large
non-looping steel by Arrow Dynamics, similiar in design to Cedar
Point's Magnum XL-200. It is a large circle out-and back.
Although Blackpool claims that it will be the tallest coaster in the
world, their measuring standards are bogus. They claim that The Big
One will be 215' tall, but they are measuring from sea level, not from
the level of the Pleasure Beach. (If sea level were used for all
coasters, I suspect Denver's "Mister Twister" would be the tallest).
The undisputed record holder for the tallest coaster will soon to be
held by a similar Arrow non-looping steel under construction in Jean,
Nevada, outside of Las Vegas.
In reality, The Big One will be (based on the various things that I've
read), 201' over the Pleasure Beach. Also, the lowest point of the
coaster will still be about 12' above the Pleasure Beach; the coaster
never actually comes near ground level. Despite all the odd hype
(which Blackpool is quite practiced at), it looks to be a good ride.
I don't remember the exact opening date, but I think it is around
>I remember two coasters of note (other than The Big One) going up in
>1. An Intamin standup featuring a standing heartline flip.
>2. A B&M inverted, more like Top Gun than BATMAN, in that it covers
>terrain rather than hangs out in a bit heap.
Btw, I see you know the proper name for Elitch's largest coaster. The
original name is much better than plain "Twister". I continue to use
the original name, too. Actually, I have not ridden it since its name
was altered. I guess that shows that it has been a LONG time since I
: I remember two coasters of note (other than The Big One) going up in
: the UK, one's at Drayton Manor, the other is at Alton Towers, but I
: don't remember which goes where:
: 1. An Intamin standup featuring a standing heartline flip.
This is at Drayton Manor.
: 2. A B&M inverted, more like Top Gun than BATMAN, in that it covers
: terrain rather than hangs out in a bit heap.
This must be at Alton Towers. Thanks.
There are rumours of a second one at Alton Towers.
Bob Ramstad, Pleasure Seeker
Should be worth a trip to Nevada for those of us a little farther away
from Cedar Point or Blackpool!
Geoff "Wishing for some summer trips" Allen
Washington State University EE/CS Deptartment sysadmin support guy
Moscow, ID: home of Geoff Allen and world champion decathlete Dan O'Brien
Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else.
-- Author unknown
> Geoff "Wishing for some summer trips" Allen
Fortunately, nearby, SCBB is always there for a fix, but lately, it
just hasn't been doing it.
I think the decidedly un-winter-like weather (even by California
standards) this year has caused me to keep looking out my door asking
the skies "Is it coaster season yet?"
StateLine and Jean are very similar. Both have two large hotels
that face eachother on either side of I-15. That's all there is
to these two "towns" - just two large hotels with ***s and
parking lots, and maybe a gas station. Between the towns is
nothing but I-15 and flat desert.
StateLine is home to Wiskey Pete's and the Primadona Hotels.
A third *** and hotel are being built by Primadona. This
is where the coaster is going. As of the New Year's Weekend,
the first quarter of the lift hill can be seen rising from
the iron girder frame of what will become the new ***.
There are some pieces of the yellow track near the construction
worker's trailer camp nearby. There wasn't a lot of track there
when we saw it. About half a dozen pieces of slightly curved
At the Primadona is a model of the coaster/*** and small
theme park planned. The model isn't the best but it gives a
better idea of what happens after the first drop than those
pictures we've seen in the trade papers and ACE publications.
For the most part, the track comes out of the first drop and
into a wide, tilted 270 degree turn to the left. The middle of
this turn comprises the second hill. The track comes out
of that turn and then (from the looks of the model) does nothing
all that interesting - lots of little turns and small hills. It might
turn out to be something like the small hills on Magnum but
the model looked too flat for any good air time. Like I said, the
model track wasn't all that great.
Does anyone know why the word on this coaster is that it's going up
in Jean and not StateLine?
11. Alton Towers UK