Indiana Beach Vibe
- May 14, 2011
Alright now I'm just downright insulted. This is just a custom made coaster using the name of one of the most famous rides in Coney Island's history. It's absolutely pathetic in my mind that they can say that Thunderbolt is being reborn when it's not even a wooden coaster. I respected Zamperla for the things they've done with Coney Island, but this is just a slap in the face to everyone in the New York area who knew of the historical footprint that the Thunderbolt had.
Please Zamperla I beg of you to go back through planning and rebuild the actual thing. I'm sure GCI would be happy to do it, because as it stands right now this will be the most pathetic waste of money I've ever seen.
To this...b.mac said:I LOVE YOU ZAMPERLA!
Unagi said:Holy Crap!
b.mac said:Alright now I'm just downright insulted...It's absolutely pathetic in my mind...this is just a slap in the face..this will be the most pathetic waste of money I've ever seen.
Zachary said:OK, that's just sad...a horrifically boring Zamperla prototype. Awful.
...in no time. I guess it just goes to show that one decision (in this case, a big one) can really change the outlook of the public opinion on a matter. Personally, I love Zamperla and feel like the ride itself will be neat, but I really find it disgraceful that they are just kind of throwing the name of a legendary ride into it. It would have been great if they had given it to us as an all-new ride. But they didn't. They tricked everyone into thinking they would be returning a legend, only to tell us they were just using it as a cover-up marketing ploy to get us excited about nothing more than a new ride. Meanies! :snetdvn said:...but those 3-across trains look weird. And that rendering is awful.
IndyRacingNut said:As much as I DETEST remakes about damn near ANYTHING...movies, roller coasters, marriages, etc etc etc....
It is kind of cool how they implemented an Immelmann turn on the far end of the track.
But to take a legendary woodie coaster & remake it as a flip-dee-flip steel one is absolutely detestable. They better not EVER touch the Cyclone.
Sure thing! For one, their rides are all innovative and very unique, they all look very nice and permanent, they're built to last, and I'm yet to ride a bad ride from them. Plus, not all of their rides are 300-foot monsters, and they're still fun! Just my opinion of course, there are plenty of good manufacturers out there, these guys are just one of them that are pretty specialZachary said:I have to ask, what do you love so much about Zamperla?
Ben said:I just realized something, I've NEVER been to Coney Island! I really need to get up there sometime.
ECG said:I was there when they put the last piece of track into place this afternoon (piece between the support in lower right corner).
Here's a crappy phone panorama shot.
Full layout from the opposite side.
Vertical lift hill drop & loop.
Zero-G roll & corkscrew.
Dive loop turnaround.
Part of the sign headed for the Coney Island Boardwalk.
Here's the station with the roof added since last week.