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Thanks for bringing this back, Terp.

 

It's interesting that the Mighty Canadian Minebuster was based on Shooting Star--I never knew that. It's also somewhat relieving (and disappointing) to know that it's not a particularly good version of itself these days. I was extremely underwhelmed by MCM this summer.

 

I'm curious to know what the original Shooting Star was like. I'll have to do some looking.

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Also note that the Trabant previously mentioned in this topic is no longer there. Such a shame too as that was a fun ride.

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While Trabant was a fun ride to ride, there were several reasons that resulted in its removal.  The restraints were a pain to open/lock for one.  There was a good reason it was removed, but I won`t go into the details. 

 

The only bad thing about the ride that replaced it is that it only holds 12 people per cycle.  Trabant was almost double that.  Most days that is not a big deal at Coney, but on July 3rd or Fire Up the Night, that capacity is a killer.

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It is a fun ride.  It can be disorienting.  Not something I would recommend after dinner, although we have only have a few protein spills on it.  We get more protein spills on River Runner and Round Up.  

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I thought ki owned them as they were thinking of building one before Beast. 

Ust Canada built one so close correct?

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If love to see an RMC version of Shooting Star come to Coney Island, complete with airtime barrel rolls and a finale helix and tunnel.

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I think you will be waiting a while to see any RMC creations at Coney.  Heck, at this point, I would love for Coney to just install another new ride.  The last install happened in 2015!

I do not know if they still have the blue prints for the Shooting Star.  If they do, I haven`t seen them.

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I wonder if blueprints could be found at the Cincinnat historical museum? Might have to check that out.

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Hopefully we'll at least see a new ride at Coney next year since they removed Round Up. I'd personally prefer to see either another coaster or at least a replacement for Python, but I don't see that happening anytime soon considering the pool is the big attraction and Python is still quite popular.

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Hopefully we'll at least see a new ride at Coney next year since they removed Round Up. I'd personally prefer to see either another coaster or at least a replacement for Python, but I don't see that happening anytime soon considering the pool is the big attraction and Python is still quite popular.


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