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Old 03-27-2013, 06:33 PM  
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Favorite Roller Coaster of all time?

I'd have to say the Orient Express is my favorite of all time. I rode it for the first time in 1980 when I was 8 years old. I still have a t-shirt and some old pics somewhere of it. Great ride. I have been to many amusement parks around the USA as well. What are some of yours?
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #106
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The Screamroller was the EXT before they fitted it with the standup harnesses. IIRC, they were touting it as the first upside down coaster [don't know if it was an accurate claim or not, I think it debuted in 1976, might've been '75]. It was immediately below the promenade for all the 'games of chance' [Uncle Sam's Skeeball Hall, etc]. Between those and the Wobble Wheel.

TimberWolf was/is further out to the outskirts of the park.


EDIT: Anyone here actually ride the Ski Hi? Didn't it leave the park under some kind of dark cloud?
I was a little kid. All I remember is that it was somewhere south-ish of orient express
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:09 PM   #107
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I haven't been on one in a long long time. When I was a kid Fairyland Park had a wooden roller coaster called (I think) "The Wildcat." Also Worlds of Fun had a small coaster called "The Shushboomer" that was small but steep and really fast with tight turns.

Orient Express was a great coaster for 1980.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #108
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:46 PM   #109
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #110
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The Screamroller was the EXT before they fitted it with the standup harnesses. IIRC, they were touting it as the first upside down coaster [don't know if it was an accurate claim or not, I think it debuted in 1976, might've been '75]. It was immediately below the promenade for all the 'games of chance' [Uncle Sam's Skeeball Hall, etc]. Between those and the Wobble Wheel.

TimberWolf was/is further out to the outskirts of the park.


EDIT: Anyone here actually ride the Sky Hi? Didn't it leave the park under some kind of dark cloud?
The Screamrollere was WoF's first upside down coaster (and the only one they had until the Orient Express was built). it was built in 1976: http://www.worldsoffun.org/explore/R...ID=27&ParkID=1

I can remember riding the Sky Hi many times. I have no idea about why it was taken down.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:10 PM   #111
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I can remember riding the Sky Hi many times. I have no idea about why it was taken down.
Rides of that type used to be popular at alot of amusement parks, but most have been taken down now. Probably safety concerns?
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:34 PM   #112
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Here's a look at all the past rides at World of Fun. The Zambezi Zinger is still alive, but you have to travel to Bogota, Columbia in South America to ride it. If you click on each ride, it gives you cool facts on each.

http://www.worldsoffun.org/history/index.htm
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:36 PM   #113
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #114
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My first upside down roller coaster, Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas. It appears its still running too!

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:31 AM   #115
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My first upside down roller coaster, Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas. It appears its still running too!
Ironically i just rode this one a few weeks ago with my 8 year old son and he loved it. Its still a really great ride. Its freshly painted and looks well maintained. This how WoF should have treated Orient and Zinger.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:43 AM   #116
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My current top 3 are...

There's no good video of X2 at Magic Mountain but this ride in China is pretty much an exact clone. The flipping is what makes it great.



The Voyage at Holiday World. It somehow just keeps going and going. The first time I rode it I was out of breath at the end.



Take a crappy wooden roller coaster add some steel track and modern trains and you wind up with pure awesomeness. This is the New Texas Giant at Six Flags Over Texas.

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:56 AM   #117
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If you have fond memories of Zambezi Zinger then get your ass up to Chicago and ride Whizzer. It's pretty much the same ride.



And there's still a handful of rides similar to Orient Express across the country but they probably won't be around for long. That style of coaster seems to age poorly and basically just beats the hell of people.

Vortex at Kings Island - if you're a fan of neck and back pain this ride's for you.

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Old 03-29-2013, 10:02 AM   #118
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And there's still a handful of rides similar to Orient Express across the country but they probably won't be around for long. That style of coaster seems to age poorly and basically just beats the hell of people.
ONe of the most famous ones is Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens. I rode it about 10 years ago and it was still pretty good. But your right, very jerky compared to todays modern stuff. But that gives it "character"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ne...roller_coaster)
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:04 AM   #119
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Zambezi Zinger hands down.

Then the Orient.

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ONe of the most famous ones is Loch Ness Monster at Busch Gardens. I rode it about 10 years ago and it was still pretty good. But your right, very jerky compared to todays modern stuff. But that gives it "character"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Ne...roller_coaster)
That's a much better example. I don't need "character" I like being able to enjoy the rest of the day.
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