14 Coasters i have to go on before i die.What's your list? Post in the comments.
From Manny RodriguezAs i turn 14 this year i ponder the coasters i haven't been on here are some
Posted June 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM
1. Kingda Ka.
Whats your list post in the comments :)
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From Mike GallagherWell, I'm gonna be 49, but I certainly ain't gonna list 49 coasters for my "bucket list." And although there are several overseas rides I'd love to ride, I'll limit myself to North America. And I'll steal Manny's number and limit myself to 14. I used no sources except my head. There will be some I'll forget, but hey, that's what happens when you're old. In no particular order, but the numbers are for me to know when I have to stop:
Posted June 4, 2013 at 4:54 PM
From AJ HummelThis list is approximately 14 coasters (I had to add a few extra due to ties), but split into separate wood and steel categories. I went with US only, although there are a number of European coasters I'd like to ride (Balder and Expedition GeForce are at the top of my Europe list). Rankings are approximate order of importance.
Posted June 4, 2013 at 5:55 PM
1. Iron Rattler/New Texas Giant
I would post my complete list, but it would be over a hundred coasters long (even the US only one would be at least 50 coasters).
From Tony DudaI don't really have a must do list but here are the coasters I went on last week (brag brag)-
Posted June 5, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Alpengeist BGW twice
Verbolten BGW thrice, last row once
Loch Ness Monster BGW
Apollo's Chariot BGW twice, front row once
Rock 'n Roller Coaster DHS
Revenge of the Mummy USF
The Incredible Hulk IOA
Verbolten is unlike any other coaster I was ever on. Truly a great ride. The Incredible Hulk was still the best of them all. Griffin is just like SheiKra. First ever ride on Manta, didn't care for it, always makes you look "down", I like looking all around.
From David L.This List will probably change but Voila:
Posted June 5, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Regarding Verbolten, I found the ride to be fun and really different. For a family coaster, I thought the last turn or two to be rather intense. It's well themed and one of my favorite coasters out there.
From Mike GallagherWhich Shockwave, David? Texas, VA, or Merry Olde England?
Posted June 5, 2013 at 1:29 PM
And you're right..it's not really KA..it's just "Kinda" Ka :)
From David L.My love of the Mind Bender should answer your question. And I was trying to keep my list domestic...International would be crazy.
Posted June 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM
From Mike GallagherAh.
Posted June 5, 2013 at 5:36 PM
From Manny RodriguezBGT.Cheetah Hunt isn't worth a whole trip but Montu sheikra and Kumba is.
Posted June 6, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Mummy is different and unique in its own way and Dueling dragons is amazing
All the coasters at seaworld are amazing and Goliath at SFOG
From David L.What's all the hype with Dragon Challenge? I rode both sides the May before last and was thoroughly unimpressed. My local Batman ride was far more intense and enjoyable.
Posted June 6, 2013 at 5:06 PM
From Manny RodriguezBatman you've got to be crapping me dude did you ride when they were dueling
Posted June 6, 2013 at 5:10 PM
From Russell MeyerSure they were better than Batman when they were dueling (especially Ice in the front, Fire is still pretty good without the dueling), but the coaster will never duel again, so I'd take a Batman clone over both dragons now.
Posted June 7, 2013 at 8:34 AM
I've already ridden just about every major coaster in North America (I'll be riding Gatekeeper and Diamondback later this summer), so I'd probably put a number of European and Asian coasters on my bucket list...
From James RaoLooking at the lists, there are a lot of TPI-ers who want to visit my adopted home park, Silver Dollar City. Not sure why Robert Niles hasn't arranged a Midwest Meet Up yet....?
Posted June 7, 2013 at 11:37 AM
From Manny RodriguezLol I Have a dream to go to alton and thrope because of the shear theme and amazing coasters there silver dollar looks fun too :)
Posted June 7, 2013 at 1:14 PM
From Mike GallagherAlton is probably the overseas park that would be my first choice to visit, edging out Blackpool. Alton not only for the coasters, but the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride.
Posted June 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM
From Manny RodriguezActually that ride looks amazing as well
Posted June 7, 2013 at 2:30 PM
The smiler looks amazing.
From Alan HiscuttAll being well, ill be in Alton Towers this October to experience The Smiler and all its grinning goodness. Ill let you guys know how it goes :)
Posted June 7, 2013 at 6:45 PM
From Manny RodriguezThanks Alan don't forget to talk about the que not much footage has been posted On youtube sadly.
Posted June 7, 2013 at 8:11 PM
From Alan HiscuttWill do
Posted June 8, 2013 at 12:11 AM
From Bradley KeithI have 16 in no particular order and all over the world:
Posted June 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM
From Manny RodriguezNice List i'm aiming toward record breakers and legendary coasters.
Posted June 9, 2013 at 7:15 PM
From Bryce McGibeny- Apollo's Chariot
Posted June 9, 2013 at 8:17 PM
- The Lochness Monster
- El Toro
- Expedition GeForce
- California Screamin'
- Space Fantasy: The Ride
- Kingda Ka
- The Cyclone (Astroland)
- Millenium Force
- Space Mountain (Disneyland)
- Outlaw Run
From Manny RodriguezNice list Bryce i heard Mantas better than Tatstu but i've never been on Tatstu so cant tell which is better.
Posted June 9, 2013 at 8:32 PM
From Russell MeyerFrom a purely ride standpoint, I think Tastu is better. However, Tatsu's line is so poorly managed, and the water dive and aquarium on Manta make it the better overall attraction.
Posted June 10, 2013 at 12:43 PM
From Bradley KeithYeah, that's the way most better Six Flags coasters are, "from a pure ride standpoint." Manta is pretty awesome with the waterfall, water shoot thing, and the near misses to trees. Tastu is statistically the biggest flyer but I prefer Manta. You can also have less worry of suffering a heat stroke while in line for Manta with the aquarium queue instead of Tatsu's queue which I believe for a while wasn't even covered at all.
Posted June 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Manny, I follow you but, some of the lesser known ones I put on my list are pretty legendary:
Phoenix- A rare relocated woodie, that some say got better in the move! It might only be 78 feet high and 45 mph but its an airtime machine, one of the most underrated woodies ever.
Serpent of Fire- Another classic woodie, it was the tallest coaster in the world for over a decade! It opened in 1964 and is 110 feet tall.
Bandit- TOGO coaster in Japan, opened in 1988. It is 256 feet high, but only has a 167 foot drop. Magnum was the first to have a 200+ drop, but considering the fact it is taller than all B&M coasters except Leviathan, it's pretty impressive and since its in Japan, very unknown.
From Manny RodriguezWell than i got some searching on youtube to do.
Posted June 10, 2013 at 12:46 PM
From Bradley KeithBe sure to check out Dragon Mountain, it's one I those WEIRD arrow things. It's literally built on a humongous man-made mountain. Located in Canada, it's one of those things you'd expect to only find in RCT3... It's 5,500 feet long and is one of the longest coasters ever. It opened in 1983, when Arrow was the supreme coaster builder of the world.
Posted June 10, 2013 at 6:21 PM
Leap the dips is the oldest coaster in America still operating, it opened in 1902 but was abandoned in the 70's and 80's when the smaller "classic" parks struggled but somehow the park pulled through and reopened in the 1990s. It statiscally is nothing at all, but I've always wanted to ride it, it's somewhere in Pennsylvania.
I assume you've heard of Expedition GeForce and Formula Rossa... Goliath at Walibi World is another Intamin, Russell mentioned it.
Pepsi Max Big One, or maybe they call it The Big One now, is basically a 5000+ foot long coaster crammed into a VERY small space. Made by Arrow, it's 201 feet high and opened in 1994, when Arrow started competing with B&M. This rivalry is summed up with the sister coasters Drachen Fire and Kumba at the Busch Gardens parks, which one's still running today? (Drachen Fire was a good ride but some people hated it).
There are so many unknown international coasters, and sadly I will probably not ride half of them because they're so spread out.
From Mike GallagherBradley said: "Leap the dips is the oldest coaster in America still operating, it opened in 1902 but was abandoned in the 70's and 80's when the smaller "classic" parks struggled but somehow the park pulled through and reopened in the 1990s. It statiscally is nothing at all, but I've always wanted to ride it, it's somewhere in Pennsylvania."
Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:39 AM
Lakemont Park in Altoona, to be precise. What a fun ride..like riding on a rolling loveseat. I took about 6 rides on my sole visit in 2009. The park is not much to speak of, though. :(
From Bradley KeithYeah, it's one of those parks. That's awesome how you got to ride it. I fear the park will close soon, because ACE was the reason it reopened and I've heard it's seriously struggling. It has basically a bunch of old fair rides, and I mean OLD.
Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM
Whenever it does close, I'd like to see it get moved sort of like Zippin Pippin. If that does happen, it'd be better than being demolished, I guess. All in all I seriously doubt the park lasts 20 more years. They also have the Skyliner, another true classic. It's really sad to see classic parks close, most of them in the 80s and 90s when the big chain parks started to blossom.
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