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How do you build a Jet Star?

So the real question is how do you build a Jet Star?

I found this photo somewhere on the interweb. I’m not sure of the exactly location of this build, however one would think it’s at Anton’s factory since there is no paint on the sturcture. Now I wish that I had a K’nex Jumbo Jet kit. Do they make one? They should. 

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This is Minsk, Belarus

Ok, so our beloved Jumbo Jet has ended up at Dreamland in Minsk Belarus, perhaps I should end up in Minsk as well. So I wanted to find out more about Minsk, Belarus and I found this site; Minsk Info website with lots of great information. If I want to ride the Jumbo Jet getting a Visa to visit may be harder than finding exact dates and locations that our Jumbo Jet has traveled too. Want to take a cool tour? Here is a great video from YouTube:

Jumbo Jet at Dreamland, Minsk Belarus

You just never know what you’ll come up with. Someone, just left information on this very blog that a Jumbo Jet is at Dreamland in Minsk Belarus and it is the same one that was at Beoland: That same someone also gave me the link to Dreamland: Here is what Dreamland says about the Jumbo Jet:
Need extreme and dizzy feeling? You are missing the drive, the speed of blood and exciting experiences? You want to find yourself at the peak of emotion? Ahead of the summer and wonderful discovery! This year’s dreams become reality. That only is the new slopes of the mountain “Jumbo Jet” in an amusement park “Dreamland”! Do not miss the chance to ride on the first attraction height of 24 meters (which is – 5-storey building!), Length of 960 meters and at speeds of up to 70 km / h! This is the highest speed and hill with incredible banked turns in our town.

Here is the link to Dreamland (Google translation of the page)

Here is the current view from Google Maps:


We will keep a watch and let you know when Google Maps shows the Jumbo Jet. Perhaps this is the construction site:Pack your bags for Minsk Belarus destination Dreamland. Let’s Ride!

Could it be? Jumbo Jet at Gorky Park?

The search continues for the location of our beloved Jumbo Jet. We know that the Jumbo Jet was being dismantled from it’s location in Beoland. See our blog post “What WE Know”. What we don’t know for sure is where it is being moved to. We did get information that it was moving to a city park in Minsk Belarus and some thought that park to be Gorky Park. I have been watching Gorky Park in Minsk Belarus for some time now via Google Maps. Could this be our beloved Jumbo Jet?Google Maps; Gorky Park Minsk Belarus
The outline looks like a Jumbo Jet, however it is not clear if this in fact is a Jumbo Jet or some other roller coaster set up in this city park in Minsk Belarus. The search continues….

Script Jumbo Jet

Just when you think you know everything about the Jumbo Jet, someone comes along and points out something you never saw before. On the post named “The spiral lift hill…” Rick stops by and adds “Did you ever notice the “script” that Jumbo Jet was written in on the sign at Cedar Point is different than Coney Island’s? Notice the “J”s.”. I thought to myself “What the heck?”, so I go and take a look and notice that they are in fact different!
1st up is Cedar Point’s Jumbo Jet:2nd up is Coney Island’s Jumbo Jet:3rd up is Moreys Pier’s Jumbo Jet:Last up is Great Adventure’s Jumbo Jet:
Very interesting. One would think that the script would be the same on all Jumbo Jet signs. A point to ponder on why Great Adventure and Coney Island Jumbo Jet sign is different.