Best "new to you" rides of 2016

December 27, 2016, 4:38 PM

My favorites:

Superman The Ride
Wicked Cyclone
Magnum XL-200
Millennium Force
Top Thrill Dragster
Raptor
Skyrush
Lighting Racer
Superman Ride of Steel
Storm Runner
Goliath (La Ronde)
Talon
Steel Force

...And my new #1 coaster...

Maverick

Replies (11)

December 27, 2016, 8:46 PM

I second Maverick. Where has this coaster been my whole life!

December 27, 2016, 9:56 PM

Uh, Cedar Point? ;*)

December 27, 2016, 9:58 PM

Well, there was that one time when it snuck out to Geauga Lake for the day one February, but no one ever talks about that.

December 28, 2016, 12:10 PM

^tell us more Rob!

December 28, 2016, 1:09 PM

Here are my Top 10 first rides for 2016. (Not counting FJ at USH or Hulk at IOA, since those weren't different enough from previous versions for me to consider them "new.")

Frozen Live at the Hyperion at Disney California Adventure
Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal's Islands of Adventure
The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Lagaan: Thrill of Victory at Bollywood Parks Dubai
The Walking Dead at Universal Studios Hollywood
Ninjago The Ride at Legoland California
Frozen Ever After at Epcot
Krrish: Hero's Flight at Bollywood Parks Dubai
Sholay: The Hunt for Gabber Singh at Bollywood Parks Dubai
Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters at Disney California Adventure

December 28, 2016, 2:59 PM

MAVERICK!!!

Oh, right, and the rest of Cedar Point and Kings Island too (so far my only non-SoCal parks). Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, Gatekeeper, Magnum XL-200, The Beast, Diamondback, Banshee, James Koehl's driving, the list goes on!

And for us Californian isolationists, this year was the premier of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. New out here, I'll count it.

December 29, 2016, 4:29 PM

Just rode Medusa at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom yesterday and it was really nice. Wasn't a huge fan of the Joker tho.

December 29, 2016, 4:55 PM

Since I didn't leave California in 2016 my new rides are rather limited. Here we go...

1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (USH)
2. Joker (SFDK)
3. GhostRider (KBF) - extensive refurbishment, but I'm counting it
4. Luigi's Rollickin' Roadsters (DCA)
5. Mass Effect: New Earth (CGA)
6. Hyperspace Mountain (DL) - extensive retheme
7. New Revolution (SFMM) - only VR considered
8. Soarin' Around the World (DCA) - extensive retheme

December 29, 2016, 11:18 PM

Didn't get in a lot of new stuff this year, but a few notables:

Abyss - Adventure World Eurofighter in Perth, Australia.
Flight Deck - California's Great America
Gold Striker - California's Great America
Giant Dipper - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Joker - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Superman Ultimate Flight - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Medusa - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Ghostrider refurbished version (have ridden pre-refurb)
Harry Potter @ Hollywood

Edited: December 29, 2016, 11:59 PM

I stayed in Florida this year and most of my new rides were new rides, but here goes:

Skull Island: Reign of Kong
Refurbished Hulk
Frozen Ever After
Soarin' Around the World
Antarctica
Mako
Seven Dwarves Mine Train
Cobra's Curse
Wild Arctic
Gran Fiesta Tour
Mission Space: Orange Side

January 3, 2017, 11:01 AM

Just rode Medusa at Discovery Kingdom last week and I loved it. Wasn't a fan of Joker though.

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