Rides – Ugly or Elegant

Many rollercoasters support structures are elegant, almost beautiful examples of structure which not only does a job, but does so in such a way as to enhance the look of the ride, or indeed make the ride look even more intimidating – just look at these pictures for some great examples of ride elegance:


Now, as the folks over at Coasterkingdom point out – the new coaster at Walibi Belgium hasn’t just fallen from the proverbial “ugly tree” – it is the proverbial tree…

Walibi Belgiums

plus it is enormous – and being a 180ft inverted coaster, should be an interesting ride experience, as the track will catenary between several of these enormous steel trees dotted around the park – see the story on CoasterKingdom for the full scale of this hideous piece of engineering…