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Wish List Of Rides You HAVEN'T Been On

What's missing in your amusement/theme park life?

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 20, 2012 at 2:26 AM
We all love theme and amusement parks..otherwise, we wouldn't be on this site, right? But only a lucky few among our group can go anywhere they want and ride everything. So that brings me to my question. What rides have you never experienced that you would very much like to? I came up with a Top Ten, as I love lists. But I know there are more. I limited myself to rides that are already built and operating consistently (hence, the non-inclusion of Outlaw Run, Gatekeeper, and Ring Racer. There is one on my list..the last one..that I'm not sure if it is running regularly..I haven't read/heard much since it opened. There are also several coasters in Asia that I have read about and would love to ride, but their names escape me, and I know virtually nothing about them.

1. X2
2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
3. Prowler
4. Desperado
5. Leviathan
6. Apocalypse (MM)
7. Wild Eagle
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
9. Revenge Of The Mummy
10. Formula Rossa

How about you?

*EDIT*..Got a few more..Top Tens are soooo limiting.

11. Boardwalk Bullet
12. New Mexico Rattler
13. American Thunder
14. Shivering Timbers
15. Tremors
16. Manta (Orlando)
17. Tatsu


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Bryce McGibeny
Posted August 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM
1. Radiator Springs Racers
2. Verbolten
3. Apollo's Chariot
4. California Screamin'
5. Space Mountain (Disneyland)
6. Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland)
7. Indiana Jones (Disneyland)
8. Journey to the Center of the Earth
9. El Toro
10. Tower of Terror (DisneySea)

Mainly I just want to visit these 4 parks:

1. Tokyo DisneySea
2. Disney's California Adventure
3. Busch Gardens, VA
4. Disneyland

From Kevin Hanaoka
Posted August 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM
Here's my list, in no particular order:

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
2. Transformers: The Ride 3D
3. Manta
4. Radiator Springs Racers
5. Crush n Gusher

From Rob Pastor
Posted August 19, 2012 at 10:13 AM
No order...
* Journey to the Center of the Earth
* Transformers
* Radiator Racers
* Indiana Jones (Disney Land)
* Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney Land)

From Dominick D
Posted August 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM
RSR
Indiana Jones Adventure
Tower of Terror
Mummy
Journey to the Center of the Earth

From Bryce McGibeny
Posted August 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Dom, you better do Tower of Terror next time you're at DHS.

I'm watching you...

From Andy Milito
Posted August 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Transformers (USH)
Radiator Springs Racers (DCA)
Star Tours II (DHS)
Space Mountain (MK or Disneyland)
Expedition Everest (AK)
Indiana Jones Adventure (Disneyland)
Pirates of the Caribbean (MK or Disneyland)

From Dominick D
Posted August 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM
Andy, you're telling me you've NEVER been on POTC? And yes Bryce, I'll be dropping in next time I'm there.

From James Rao
Posted August 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Parks:
Alton Towers
Canada's Wonderland
Disney California Adventure
Europa Park
Futuroscope
Hershey Park
Six Flags Great Adventure
Tokyo Disneyland / Disney Sea
Universal Studios Singapore

Coasters:
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars - HKDL
Black Diamond - Knoebels
Cheetah Run - BGT
Diamondback - Kings Island
Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park
Hydra - Dorney Park
Intimidator - Carowinds
Lost Coaster - Indiana Beach
Mammut - Gardaland
Manta - SeaWorld Orlando
Maverick - Cedar Point
Rip Ride Rockit - USF
Spongebob Rock Bottom Plunge - Nickelodeon Universe
Superman Krypton Coaster - SF Fiesta Texas
Superman Ultimate Flight - SF Discovery Kingdom
Verbolten - BGW
X2 - Magic Mt

Dark Rides:
Frankenstein's Castle – Indiana Beach
Forbidden Journey - IOA
Ghostwood Estate - Kennywood
Haunted Castle - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Haunted Mansion – Knoebels
Monster Mansion - Six Flags Over Georgia
Noah's Ark - Kennywood
Transformers - Any Universal Park (eventually)
Ye Olde Mill - Rye Playland

I am sure I missed a few... but that's a pretty good bucket list.

From Amy Smith
Posted August 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM
In no particular order:
Everything at Cedar Point
the Carsland rides
Mr Freeze reverse
Space Mountain in Paris
Gringotts (does it count if it's still currently a pile of dirt getting pushed from one side to the other?)

From Dominick D
Posted August 19, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Amy, that doesn't count.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM
Dom, it's my thread and I'll determine what counts. You're overstepping your boundaries, young man.

Amy, that doesn't count (well, except for ezeerF .rM)

'Nuff said. Carry on.

If you don't know I'm yanking your chain, Dom, then you don't know ME!

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 19, 2012 at 1:57 PM
Rao. I hope you make it to Hydra. There's a really good breakfast place about 10-15 minutes away, so you can eat before riding. I hear tell they have waffles.

From James Rao
Posted August 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM
Thanks, Mike, but I found better waffles in the frozen section of my local grocery store. ;p

From Dominick D
Posted August 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM
James, I'm surprised you didn't comment Andy on how he's never ridden POTC.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 19, 2012 at 2:58 PM
I actually agree, James. I don't get waffles at Waffle House. I did my virst visit and haven't since.

From Bradley Keith
Posted August 19, 2012 at 3:08 PM
10. Cyclone at Coney Island
9. Shamhala at Port Adventura
8. Voyage at Holiday World
7. Dragon Khan at Port Adventura
6. Volcano the Blast at Kings Dominion
5. California Screamin at Disney
4. Phantom's Revenge Kennywood
3. Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park
2. Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima Spa Land
1. Nemesis at Alton Towers

I might have been to a lot of US parks but I ain't seen nothin' yet!
:)

From AJ Hummel
Posted August 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM
I've got a whole four page document listing every park I want to get to and what rides I really want to ride, but I'll condense that to the top tier for this. I'll also do a few separate lists, all in no particular order.

Parks:

Alton Towers
Europa Park
Hersheypark
Idlewild & Soak Zone
Kings Island
Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags Over Texas
Worlds of Fun
All Major Florida Parks (WDW, USF, SeaWorld, BGT, Legoland)

Coasters:

Balder (Liseberg)
Beast (KI)
Boardwalk Bullet (Kemah Boardwalk)
Cheetah Hunt (BGT)
Cornball Express (Indiana Beach)
Cyclone (Coney Island)
Diamondback (KI)
Expedition GeForce (Holiday Park)
Goliath (SFOG)
Grand National (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
Hades (Mt. Olympus)
Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)
Kentucky Rumbler (Beech Bend)
Lightning Racer (Hersheypark)
Megafobia (Oakwood)
Mindbender (SFOG)
Montu (BGT)
Nemesis (Alton Towers)
New Texas Giant (SFOT)
Phantom's Revenge (Kennywood)
Phoenix (Knoebels)
Prowler (WOF)
Raging Bull (SFGAm)
SheiKra (BGT)
Shivering Timbers (MI)
Thunderbolt (Kennywood)
Titan (SFOT)
Twister (Knoebels)

Non-Coaster Rides:

Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (USF)
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls (USF)
Frankenstein's Castle (Indiana Beach)
Haunted Mansion (Knoebels)
Haunted Mansion (MK)
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (USF)
Noah's Ark (Kennywood)
Valhalla (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted August 19, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Not in order
1.radiaror springs racer
2.transformers
3.california screaming
4.indiana jones (disneyland)
5.jorney to the center of the earth
6.space mountain (paris)

From Giovanny Cruz
Posted August 19, 2012 at 3:34 PM
Not in order
1.radiaror springs racer
2.transformers
3.california screaming
4.indiana jones (disneyland)
5.jorney to the center of the earth
6.space mountain (paris)

From Dominick D
Posted August 19, 2012 at 3:39 PM
Radiaror and Jorney are 2 nominees for typo of the week, though that will be hard to beat.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM
Dom, you already won TOTW. The competition's closed. You did great! ;)

From James Rao
Posted August 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Dom, I will just point out that anyone who has not seen the original Pirates of the Carribean at Disneyland has not seen the Pirates of the Carribean.

From Andy Milito
Posted August 19, 2012 at 4:18 PM
I've only seen the movies :P

From Dominick D
Posted August 19, 2012 at 4:34 PM
Mike, I'm talking about for the week of August 19.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM
No, Dom. The week ends Sunday. In my book, anyway. Why do you think it's called the "weekend?" :)

From Bradley Keith
Posted August 19, 2012 at 6:04 PM
When writing mine, I accidentely wrote "Porn Adventura." That would be a strong contender. Unfortunately I was boring and noticed my mistake and corrected it. Suppose that's not exactly the thing you just leave. "T" and "N" are far apart on the keyboard, so I guess it happened in the process of hitting the spacebar.

From Dominick D
Posted August 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM
Well Mike, if nothing better comes up this week can we give Gio the award?

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted August 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Radiator Springs Racers
Indiana Jones (Disneyland)
Pirates of the Carribiean and Haunted Mansion (Disneyland)
X-Flight (will be riding next week trip report to come)
Manta (Orlando)
Tower of Terror (Hollywood Studios) (don't worry Dom I didn't do it either)
Splash Mountain
Transformers
Jurassic Park (Hollywood)
Raging Bull

From Joey Till
Posted August 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM
I actually made a list of these while I was trying to list the ones ive been on.

Montu- Busch Gardens Tampa
Voyage- Holiday World
Incredible Hulk- Universal Islands of Adventure
Volcano- Kings Dominion
Power Keg- Silver Dollar City
Beast- Kings Island
Boulder Dash- Lake Compounce
Mystery Mine- Dollywood
Diamondback- Kings Island
Afterburn- Carowinds
Dragon Challenge- Universal Islands of Adventure
Kraken- Sea World Orlando
New Texas Giant- Six Flags Over Texas
Intimidator 305- Kings Dominion
Sky Rush- Hershey Park
Cheetah Hunt- Busch Gardens Tampa
iSpeed- Mirabilandia, Italy
Expedition G-Force- Holiday Park, Germany
Vertical Velocity- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Superman: Ultimate Flight- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Goliath-Walibi World
Verbolten- Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Outlaw Run- Silver Dollar City

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted August 20, 2012 at 2:38 PM
Joey, do you live near Lake Compounce? I rode boulder dash my second time when I went with my camp. It isn't very good, I hit my funny bone and flipped off a camera in doing so. It is insanely ruff and hurts. Zoomerang however is worse.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM
Joey's in Wisconsin, so I'd say no.

Boulder Dash is a favorite of mine, in the top 10 of over 300 coasters. It also reaches a different level at night, and is downright scary. I'll admit to bruising a rib last time. If you're not prepared, you can get hurt. Their Boomerang is better than average, and has one of the prettiest color schemes of track and train I've ever seen. If you're gonna talk about bad coasters at Compounce, that conversation begins and ends with Wildcat. Ow.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted August 20, 2012 at 5:58 PM
Zoomerang really gave me a headache and a backache, Wildcat was my first real coaster but it's still rough and I liked it. Boulder dash is fun frightening at night but HURTS SO BAD while riding it.

From Daniel Etcheberry
Posted August 21, 2012 at 1:56 PM
I just arrived from L.A., so the only great dark ride left to experience is Journey to the Center of the Earth. Since I don't have the money to travel to Tokyo, I just hope Disney makes a similar ride at the new Avatar Land. That ride looks like Pandora, so...

From Joey Till
Posted August 21, 2012 at 4:42 PM
Andrew, that means every coaster there is rough??? :0 Boulder Dash is probrally one of the rides that is insanely fast, crazy, and out of control. Some people don't like rides like this, while others love them. I for one like crazy fast rides! So I wanna ride.

From N B
Posted August 21, 2012 at 8:22 PM
Don't anyone bad mouth Waffle House.....

Even though the rides on top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas are not considered "theme park" rides, they are some of the most intense on the planet due to being 900 feet above the street to begin with.

Yes, the one (Insanity) is nothing but a spinner, but being perched at a 70 degree angle 64 feet out over the edge of the roof brings a whole new level to a simple ride.

Same goes for he Big Shot. It's basically Fearfall, but taller. The feeling you get at the apex is simply astounding. You can't breathe because you are so high with nothing around you.

The last ride (X-Scream) is a simple car and track that extends out over the building and only moves about 40 feet, but it is also on a steep angle, so you get the sense you are going right over the edge and plummeting to the ground.

Next time I go, I will do the Sky Jump off the edge with nothing but a wire attached. I wanted to do it last time, but it was booked solid.

I think these rides are something everyone should experience at least once if they can. They never get mentioned and deserve a place an extreme thrill ride category of thier own.

From James Rao
Posted August 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM
Awful House... ugh, and just after I was starting to warm up to you, N B.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted August 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM
Joey I see what you mean but really you can't spend a whole day in the park and I didn't think boulder dash was comfortable. That's it. My opinion. Tell me when you plan visiting. I can check events like their haunted thing is weekends in October.

From Christopher Sturniolo
Posted August 22, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Splash Mountain
Matterhorn Bobsleds
Radiator Springs Racers
Manta (San Diego)
Transformers
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars
Pooh's Hunny Hunt
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Verbolten
Curse of DarKastle

From Essenn Jayy
Posted August 22, 2012 at 1:31 PM
A few of my wish list rides are gone, which hurts my soul lol.

But the list must go on.

(No particular order)

1. Big Bad Wolf
2. Drachen Fire
3. The Bat
4. Pooh's Honey Hunt
5. Phantom Manor
6. Fujiyama
7. Anything at Lotte World
8. Eagle's Fortress
9. Horizons
10. Mr. Toad's (WDW)

There are more but I guess these would be my top 10 as of this second.

From Joey Till
Posted August 22, 2012 at 1:37 PM
I completely understand Andrew. Yes I also I agree it is probrally not enough to spend a full day. Its weird because they have a lot of flat rides you see at big name parks. There kind of a small park with not so small rides. From what It looks like.

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