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In Vancouver, British Columbia sits the small Playland Amusement Park.  The signature ride at this park is the Coaster, built by Carl Phare.  This mercilous machine has been thrilling riders since 1958.  Like many of the older style coasters, it features an exciting layout with a great number of steep drops and airtime around every corner.  The coaster is virtually the definition of ejector air-time, throwing the riders out of their seat and into the lap bar with each hill.  With this airtime however, comes a great deal of pain.  I've heard the Coaster described this way, "Coaster wants you to get off and will do anything it can to accomplish that goal.  The ride really kicks your butt!"  Riders come off the ride holding their stomachs from being thrusted into the lap bar, but they always have a smile on their faces. 

 

The trains start out of the station and round a large corner to get to the lift hill.  The train heads up the lift hill and drops 67 feet to the ground.  From there it is into the first turnaround and down the second drop.  The Coaster continues on, through a series of gut-wrenching drops and into the world famous "reverse turn" before finally hitting the brakes.

This coaster is NOT for everyone.  If you are into smooth coasters, forget about it.   If you want to get the crap beat out of you, you are in the right place.  You WILL experience the most amazing airtime you've ever felt.  You WILL hurt your stomach.  It's up to each person to decide whether the positives outweigh the negatives.

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COASTER

LOCATION-PNE PLAYLAND DESIGNER-KARL PHARE
OPENED 1958
LENGTH-2840'

HEIGHT-68'

FIRST DROP-67'

47 MPH

3 TRAINS W/8 CARS EACH (16 PEOPLE PER TRAIN)

TO DOWNLOAD THE COASTER ON RCT2, CLICK HERE

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