A theme park gift under $10? Theme Park Insider: 2016 Year in Review
1. Kingda Ka.
2. The Beast.
4. Outlaw Run.
5. Texs Giant.
7. Nemisis Inferno.
12. Formula rossa
13. Thr13een(Ba dum tiss)
14. The Smiler.
Whats your list post in the comments :)
3. Iron Rattler
4. Outlaw Run
7. Gatekeeper (or one of the other Wing Coasters)
8. Apocalypse (SFMM)
9. Gold Striker
13. Hades (and others at Mt. Olympus)
14. Cornball Express
2. Beast (Kings Island)
3. Shivering Timbers
4. Lightning Racer
5. Hades 360
7. Cyclone (Coney Island)
8. Thunderbolt (Kennywood)
HM. Outlaw Run
HM2. Gold Striker (I'll definitely be riding this one this year)
1. Iron Rattler/New Texas Giant
2. Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia)
3. Diamondback (Kings Island)
4. Phantom's Revenge
6. GateKeeper/Wild Eagle
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).
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.
-Superman The Escape
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.
And you're right..it's not really KA..it's just "Kinda" Ka :)
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
Is amazing also.
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...
Mr Freeze Reverse Blast
Steel Dragon 2000
Leap the Dips
Serpent of Fire (Mexico)
Goudurix (France) known as one of the roughest coasters ever, I just want to see how bad it is).
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.
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).
Lastly, the Ultimate is another strange ride. It's 7542 feet long but most of it is bunny hops under 50 feet high. Don't expect much on this one but its really weird. Designed by the park owner and built in 1991, it's in England.
There are so many unknown international coasters, and sadly I will probably not ride half of them because they're so spread out.
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. :(
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.
Walt Disney World
Tokyo Disney Resort