What coasters opened around the time you were bornThe title says it all What coasters opened up aroun your birthdate
From Bob MillerThe title says it all
Posted August 6, 2011 at 3:30 PM
What else opened in this time period (Late May 1996)
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From Mark FairleighWow, not sure if coasters even existed when I was born. Just kidding. Had to google this, what I found so far:
Posted August 6, 2011 at 4:07 PM
Cedar Creek Mine Ride (Cedar Point)
the greatest coaster of them all...Apollo 11 straight to the Moon!! "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" :D
From Amanda JenkinsBig Thunder Mountain Railroad opened in September of 1979. I came along the first week of December of that year :)
Posted August 6, 2011 at 7:10 PM
The Beast also opened earier in 1979.
Japan also built the first ever standing coaster in 1979.
'79 wasn't such a bad year :)
From Orrin CarstarphenMy info is the same as Mark's. Apparently 1969 was a slow year for coasters. But I will take the Moon landing over coasters any day. On a somewhat related note Disney's Animal Kingdom opened on my birthday which is pretty cool.
Posted August 6, 2011 at 7:46 PM
From Nick MarkhamLet me see:
Posted August 6, 2011 at 8:18 PM
Batman: The Ride - SFSL
Those looked like the top of the Class of 1995 on RCDB.
From Tim WBig Thunder Mountain in DLP
Posted August 7, 2011 at 9:20 AM
Batman the Ride at Six Flags Great America
Ninja at Six Flags over Georgia
Pepsi Ripsaw in the Mall of America
Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Vortex at Carowinds
From AJ HummelI was born in January 1991, so some significant coasters that opened that year are...
Posted August 7, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Adventure Express at Kings Island
There may be others, but these are the ones I am sure of without searching on RCDB.
From Formula 40Arkansas Twister
Posted August 7, 2011 at 2:15 PM
Batman: The Escape
Batman: The Ride
Canyon Blaster (Adventuredome)
Flight Deck (California's Great America)
Flight Deck (Kings Island)
Gadget's Go Coaster
From Mike GallagherI'll just mention the ones I've actually been ON:
Posted August 8, 2011 at 9:12 AM
In 1964, the year the Beatles arrived on our shores...Cedar Point opened the Blue Streak and Mr. Twister made its debut at Elitch Gardens.
From Kelly BeanI just went to rcdb and learned that Space Mountain (WDW) and I are the same age! How fun!
Posted August 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM
From Andy MilitoMontu (Busch Gardens Tampa)
Posted August 8, 2011 at 12:37 PM
The Barnstormer :P (Magic Kingdom)
Flight of Fear (King's Island and King's Dominion)
Mantis (Cedar Point)
From James RaoNothing good was built in 1968 which is probably why I like highly themed dark rides more than coasters! *Sigh*.
Posted August 8, 2011 at 5:30 PM
Incidentally, and not that you asked, but the first "coaster" I actually remember riding was the Calico Mine Train at Knotts Berry Farm.
From steve leeAnyone else feeling unnecessarily old right now?
Posted August 8, 2011 at 6:57 PM
(GASM at SFOG)
From Christy Hall^ I was just thinking the same thing, Steve. In addition to GASM in 1973 was Carolina Goldrusher (Carowinds) and Zambezi Zinger (formerly at Worlds of Fun).
Posted August 9, 2011 at 6:19 AM
From Jorge ArnoldsonJune 1996 was when I was born. I only know Montu and T2-3D (if that even counts) opened in 1996.
Posted August 9, 2011 at 7:50 AM
From Steph RamosOk....so not a lot of coasters were opened the year I was born (Guess it was a bit of a slow year...^^;). Hmm....maybe its because the modern coaster boom didn't begin untill the FOLLOWING year....gah...all you 90's kids got all the good ones....
Posted August 9, 2011 at 2:48 PM
Anyway...here are the coasters that I've found that were opened the year I was born:
-Excalibur @ Valleyfair
From KJ SimpsonI'm with Steve- suddenly feeling very old! ;)
Posted August 9, 2011 at 6:12 PM
From Russell MeyerRebel Yell at Kings Dominion and Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom
Posted August 9, 2011 at 6:35 PM
From Manny Rodriguezif i remeber corretly i was born the year maby date rock n roller coaster opened
Posted August 9, 2011 at 9:08 PM
From Anthony O'NealI had to look it up. There were some cool ones, and then something I think is kind of neat.
Posted August 9, 2011 at 9:32 PM
Both The Beast and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Disneyland) both opened in 1979. I've never ridden The Beast, and I've only ridden BTMR at Disney World. . . so, given that, the last one I will mention is a little special to me.
The Corkscrew at Michigan's Adventure (formerly Deer Park Funland) also opened in 1979. It was the first roller coaster I ever rode as a kid. It's still there, plugging away. . . and yes, I ride it every time I visit, if for no other reason than nostalgia.
From Justin KermgardThe only significant roller coaster that opened the year I was born was Tokyo Disneyland's Space Mountain. Aside from coasters, I was born less than a year after Epcot Center opened.
Posted August 9, 2011 at 10:26 PM
From Ray SchroederI was born 3 days after Disneyland opened.
Posted August 10, 2011 at 5:15 AM
Talk about feeling old. And why won't that pain go away?
From Dan BarnesFire in the Hole (SDC)
Posted August 10, 2011 at 2:43 PM
Scooby Doo/Beastie/Fairly Odd Coaster/Woodstock Express (KI)
And several defunct coasters.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got to go yell at some kids to get off my lawn :)
From rick stevensHad to search, but the only coaster that opened the year I was born was the Sea Dragon. It was first called the Jet Flyer at Jungle Jack's Landing in Powell, Ohio.
Posted August 10, 2011 at 5:37 PM
From Derek PotterIt appears that 1980 was the year of the Arrow Looper. The only major coasters opening that year that weren't Arrow Loopers were Judge Roy Scream @ Six Flags Over Texas and Big Thunder Mountain @ Disney's Magic Kingdom. There were 12 coasters built in the US that year, and only 5 of them remain.
Posted August 10, 2011 at 9:49 PM
Can't say I'm that old yet, but compared to some of the whipper snappers around here I suppose I could be classified as such.
From Victoria JurkowskiBatman- SFGA
Posted August 11, 2011 at 6:29 AM
Indiana Jones- DLP
Gadgets Go Coaster- DLR
Had to look all those up, I had no idea what was built in 93. also, is this some clever way for the OP to figure out how old everyone is? =]
From TH CreativeAround the time I was born? Um ... maybe the Bedrock Bobsleds?
Posted August 12, 2011 at 5:13 PM
It was poorly built and dangerous, but the Yeti worked!
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