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 Review of Hurricane Coaster @ Playland Amusement Park
0 Rating Posted by: Sephiroth7 on 10/7/2001 6:03:00 PM
An average ride. If you dont know that the curve drop is really wild YOU WILL GET THROWN AROUND! KEEP YOUR HEAD BACK. As Ive said before I am a manager at Playland and Ive had to deal with injured people from this ride. No real drops, some good turns, no airtime. Some people like it though. And if anyone wants some good Playland stories just ask...

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oldman on 5/24/2002 8:58:22 PM said:
I made a lot of trips to Playland between 1960 and 1975. Its a shame that many of the old rides have disappeared (including the Airplane coaster before I got a chance to ride on it). It had a good funhouse, which you could spend a lot of time in when you ran low on money, and two of the wildest rides that you no longer will find anywhere. In one you sat in a round car with 2-4 people with no belts and a wheel in the middle to hold onto. It was spun at the end of an arm in a circle until everyone was squashed together on the outside. Then they released it and you went bouncing through a tunnel, using the walls as the "track". The other ride consisted of two circles of two man cars, separated by what seemed like a 100 foot (though Im sure it was more like a 60 foot) arm. While the cars at the bottom were being loaded, the cars at the top just went around in a circle. The fun part was the cars could be turned upside down whenever you wanted and when it came time to change positions, the cars would be rotating and spinning in three axes at the same time. You would be facing straight down and doing these fast barrel rolls. I stopped by the park on a trip to New England two years ago but unfortunately it was a Monday. At least the arcade was still open and the place looked as pristine as ever. Keep up the good work.
Sephiroth7 on 5/26/2002 1:08:46 PM said:
Thx! Ive never really heard stories about Playland, its nice to see people who were able to go to it when it was a much bigger deal. I read that the Airplane coaster was one of the wildest coasters ever, and closed due to injuries. The other rides you mentioned I have never heard of, but obviously seem like big rides by the way you are talking about them. And yes we are closed Mondays , the only day of the week that we are closed. If you remember the Old Mill, they redesigned it last year and it opened again this year. I have yet to see it, but it should be nicer from what Ive heard. It was nice hearing some old time theme pakr stories! Nice talking to u!
oldman on 7/12/2002 11:01:30 AM said:
The Airplane coaster was closed in 57 and I didnt get to ride it. There is a website called Bobscoasters that has a lot of info on it. It was built by Fred Church who also built the small woodie at Playland and the Dragon Coaster. According to this site, the original plans were found at Playland. If someone (hint) was to convince the heads at Playland to build an exact copy and do a little advertising with the right coaster groups, Ill bet they would have to turn people away at the gates. Nice talking to you, too!
papa1958 on 8/5/2002 8:41:04 PM said:
HRDeath "literally" broke his neck. Did you have to tend to his wounds?
Cyclonic on 8/5/2002 9:39:32 PM said:
What is the deal with the Old Mill, I rode it for the first time a few weeks ago, and none of the stunts seemed to be working. It looked good, the theming inside was interesting, but it looked like there were a bunch of water stunt that did not work.
Sephiroth7 on 8/8/2002 12:26:04 AM said:
I rode it when it opened and there were some major problems, but none with the actual scenes were broken. Not sure, havent noticed too many complaints...
Cyclonic on 8/8/2002 6:14:11 PM said:
It seemed to me that the water stunts were not, or were barely working. The sign says that you will get wet, and it seemed that the water stunts would do that, however I did not even come close to getting wet.
Sephiroth7 on 12/17/2002 2:18:04 PM said:
I get a "tad" wet, but it certainly isnt Splash Mountain
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