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Some Strange Coasters

February 19, 2011

Coasters come in all shapes and sizes, from the regular mouse coaster at a family owned park, to a mega coaster at a Six Flags, here are some of the stranger ones.

Cycle Coaster at Enakyo Wonderland:

This gentile coaster surrounds the park’s lake. It starts out like any other by going up a lift hill and over some drops relying on gravity. Then it engages a hotrail which powers it to the other side of the lake. It then switches back to gravity for a helix at the end. Possibly the strangest thing is that the cars have pedals which have no purpose whatsoever. See a couple more pictures here.

Pipeline Express at Putt N’ Pond Speed Park

This is the only coaster that I have ever seen (in a park open to the public) that was made of neither Wood nor Steel, it was instead made of plastic. The rails were PVC pipe, it has been said that they were later retrofitted with steel (probably because the plastic was wearing down).

Vogn Pa Ror at Joboland Braendesgardshaven

First, try to say the name of the park. This coaster was people powered, Guests to the park would pull the cars up to the top of the lift hill themselves, Then they would then get in and ride the rest of it. Can you imagine after a fill day of walking around a park you see this coaster, you decide to ride because it will be a nice way to relax, Then you realize that you have to pull the car to the top of the lift!

Green Dragon at GreenWood Forest Park

The Green Dragon is a lot like the Vogn Pa Ror except that the cars pull each other up to the top using the weight of the riders. The guests get into a small cabin at the top of a hill that, from the weight of the people, slides down an incline which in turn pulls up the train via a pulley. Then the people walk back up to the top of the hill to enjoy their ride. See more pictures here.

Euro Mir at Europa Park

This is one of the most famous of the weird coasters. It is supposed to be a spinning coaster but it actually just turns, It navigates its way around a lot of mirrors that make the ride seem very long. It uses an indoor spiral lift. I would say that it a mix of mouse coaster, spinning coaster, dark ride, and Jet Star (these had spiral lifts). See more pictures here.

What do you think? Am I missing one. Please comment. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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  1. Whoops!!! I forgot the High Roller at the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas. See pictures of it at http://www.rcdb.com/141.htm?p=0.

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