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PANTSFREE
05-03-2005, 09:20 AM
http://www.darkhorizons.com/2006/final/final7.php

this is the coaster from final destination 3... i was wondering if anyone could i dentify it? :confused:

FLCC Josh
05-03-2005, 10:36 AM
Well, It's an Arrow.....looks like it has 4 inversions.

Dragon Mountain at Marineland.

http://www.rcdb.com/ig185.htm

I think this is it, different paint and trains...but you gotta consider the age of the pictures vs. newness of movie.

Also, compare these pics:

http://www.rcdb.com/ig185.htm?picture=8
http://www.darkhorizons.com/2006/final/final7.php

and the devil...
http://www.rcdb.com/ig185.htm?picture=3

CoasterJunkie
05-03-2005, 11:24 AM
I don't think that's it. Ninja (where the coaster above was relocated to in the '80s) has black track and checking a pictures that showed the track, in the movie it's red. Now unless they are using a little movie magic, I would say that this isn't the coaster from the movie.

Also, if the station pictured is the actual station (i.e. not a movie set) then it is definetly NOT Ninja.

imhotep
05-03-2005, 11:33 AM
heres what I found on IMDB about the coaster.. It appears to not be a coaster from a specific park, it was constructed on set in a studio.


We then talked with Visual Effects supervisor Ariel Shaw (FD, NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS) who discussed some of the challenges of filming the roller coaster sequence, like finding the right coaster to use- as the coaster in the script does not actually exist. Since they couldn’t actually crash a real roller coaster, they had to figure out how they were going to film the accident. Intertwining real footage of the lackluster 65 foot high coaster, with the coaster in the script that described a big long climb up, followed by a 200 foot drop into a terrifying corkscrew was not going to be easy. Although they’re going to try and film as much of the sequence practically, some parts have to be shot using CGI as there was no way they'd actually be able to film it. To figure out what it’s going to look like on film, what they do is animate the sequence in what they call a PreVis (or ‘pre-visualization’) of how the sequence is going to be shot based upon the storyboards.
From there we were escorted to the set of ‘Devil’s Flight’ (the name of the coaster), which was massive and resembled coasters along the lines of ‘The Mummy Returns: The Ride’ and ‘The Indiana Jones Ride’. Since the ride’s called ‘Devil’s Flight’, the interior was like a dungeon in hell of sorts, with a horde of skeletons getting sucked from the depths below through the ceiling like the spirits in POLTERGEIST. There was a skeleton holding a scythe to show how tall you had to be to ride, other signs saying ‘No Loose Objects! No Cameras!’ as well as a sign pointing to the exit reading ‘Get the hell out…HERE!’. There were piles of skulls over six feet high serving as pillars, and high ceilings resembling the interior of a cathedral- a cathedral in hell! There was a lot attention to detail on the set, so much so that it actually felt like an entrance to a real amusement park ride.
The coaster on the set was a real coaster, which was pretty cool, with real cars, and a real track. The track went up through the set and all the way up to the roof of the soundstage- a good 60 feet high! It was fully functional, with a remote control harness release, and was able to move all the up the track just like an actual roller coaster would. At the end of the coaster track near the roof was a green screen, where the track will appear to go up another 150 feet or so. Very cool set and very fitting for a ride called ‘Devil’s Flight’.

After the coaster set, we were taken on location of the amusement park, where they were filming exterior shots the night before. Funny thing was, it was freezing at night and the actors had to act like it was a hot summer evening- now that’s acting! We were shown the ‘Corkscrew’, the actual ride the ‘Devil’s Flight’ was based on, and we were able to check out the giant sculpture of the devil- the beast that welcomed patrons to the ride itself. It was a massive sculpture made out of Styrofoam (ah, movie magic…), painted red and black, with the devil’s face lookin’ mighty badass… and mighty pissed off! It was great. As they were done filming the exterior shots, the sculpture had been taken down and was in pieces, and even so… it was actually kind of scary looking.
So now what?


link is http://imdb.com/title/tt0414982/board/nest/18107997
I didnt want to post the whole thing because it may contain spoilers for some people.

btw, it appears that the set was in Vancouver, so the park that they may have gone to afterwards is Playland. (http://rcdb.com/pd81.htm)
edit:added some more to the quote

James
05-03-2005, 12:05 PM
Yeah.. the coaster is Corkscrew at Playland park...
from this photo http://www.darkhorizons.com/2006/final/final3.jpg
you can see that it is the vekoma coaster layout for a corkscrrew...

bk2004
05-03-2005, 01:00 PM
The station is pretty extensive and themed. It looks good.

Where did they get the track from for the studio of it climbs 60 feet in the actual building? Did they have to order it from Vekoma?

Oh, that would of been awesome to be in the coaster as acting in the movie.

James
05-03-2005, 01:02 PM
Yeah... getting to die on a coaster for a movie would be fun.....

coasterdude28
05-03-2005, 03:10 PM
Yea that would be cool. The only problem with this movie is it is going to make a lot of people say "OMG roller coasters are the most unsafe thing in the world!!".

James
05-03-2005, 04:02 PM
Well... The first movie had that jet blow up in the air...... and #2 had that big ass car crash....

but I know what you mean.. People will think it happenes "all the time" as it is now a lot of the times when im at a park someone will say something like "last (year/a few years ago) that (ride/coaster) (crashed / flew away / fell apart) and (number) people died!!"

imhotep
05-03-2005, 04:48 PM
at least they picked a vekoma corkscrew and not an intamin hyper to base the coaster accident on, in light of recent events ;).

KingBob23
05-05-2005, 09:18 AM
at least they picked a vekoma corkscrew and not an intamin hyper to base the coaster accident on, in light of recent events ;).

Haha, that's great.


I'm just wondering what they'll have happen to the coaster.

ErioL
05-05-2005, 12:00 PM
as it is now a lot of the times when im at a park someone will say something like "last (year/a few years ago) that (ride/coaster) (crashed / flew away / fell apart) and (number) people died!!" Every teenager thinks that when they're with others...they wanna show off their "knowledge." Lol, I'll show them some knowledge.

Pcw
05-06-2005, 03:04 PM
I probably wouldn't have guessed it was from a set.

The only thing I can see wrong is that it has no fender thingy over the wheels.

KingBob23
05-09-2005, 09:40 AM
I don't know, that indoor station looks pretty big, and I've never seen a train with wheels sticking out like that one.. that looked weird to me, at least. The restraints also look weird but maybe it's just that coaster. It definitely looks like a made up set, though.

DisGardeVersal
05-17-2005, 09:21 PM
at least they picked a vekoma corkscrew and not an intamin hyper to base the coaster accident on, in light of recent events ;).

Of Course. Like, the general public is gonna be able to tell the difference.

Bencerisback
05-17-2005, 09:39 PM
Yeah... getting to die on a coaster for a movie would be fun.....

hey on house on haunted hill, even though they didtn die, i was @ ioa the day they were filming on the hulk, some girl said she had to ride it 14 times in a because she ended up being an extra and they couldnt get the part right, i got there too late to be an extra in that part which sucks!