11 thrilling antique rollercoaster list.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:34 PM

Pretty cool list although a few of them aren't antiqueshttp://mentalfloss.com/article/58763/11-thrilling-stops-americas-be...r?bypass=1

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:33 AM

I don't remember Revolution at SFMM having 2 corkscrews, and neither does RCDB...

But then again, what do I know?

Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:14 AM
koolcat1101's avatar

Looks like mental floss didn't check rcdb before posting this

Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:28 PM
rollergator's avatar

I'm an Anton junkie...everyone knows it...

Nonetheless, with Matterhorn an hour away (at 3am, anyway), is there really any question which is the more historical coaster?

Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:43 PM

Perhaps if they had used "classic" or "original" or "enduring" instead of "antique" the article would ring a little truer.

Monday, November 17, 2014 12:13 PM

Yeah that would have been better, I'm considerably older than a couple of those rides..........

Monday, November 17, 2014 1:42 PM
Vater's avatar

Nitpickers, unite!


Monday, November 17, 2014 3:38 PM

Surprised after mentioning Jackrabbit, they didn't mention The Racer or Thunderbolt. All three of Kennywood's woodies are all antique and thrilling.

Astroworld.....Gone But Not Forgotten

Sunday, November 23, 2014 10:17 AM
Jrrullo's avatar

Well, The Beast is an oldie, but it's still like one of the best at KI. Not an antique. Beasts aren't antiques. Ohh yea.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:52 PM

Concrete Enchilada said:

Surprised after mentioning Jackrabbit, they didn't mention The Racer or Thunderbolt. All three of Kennywood's woodies are all antique and thrilling.

Well, see you don't understand modern journalism. Can't have two antiques in the same park, that makes you look lazy.

Then add two rides that aren't antiques, clearly state that they're not antiques, and just be damned with your article's headline using the word antique.

see, you're now prepared for a thriving career at mentalfloss, buzzfeed, or USA Today.

Monday, November 24, 2014 9:03 AM

Let's make our make our list of "thrilling antique" coasters. Both terms are loosely defined. "Thilling" is subjective. In my state, an "antique" car is anything over 20 years old and emission requirements are waived. Realistic to define a "antique" coaster to be built before 1950?

Astroworld.....Gone But Not Forgotten

Monday, November 24, 2014 3:40 PM

I used to use round headlights as the determiner, but I guess that's longer than 20 years now...

Thrilling antiques. That's a tough one, as the thrills we know and love today are a lot different than they were then. I guess I'd put the Blue Streaks, both Cedar Points and Conneaut's in that category, with the one in Pa. having the rougher experience of the two airtime rides. Which some would call more thrilling.

I really liked Lakeside's Cyclone a lot, it had milder thrills I suppose, but the totally antique trains added to the experience. The west coast seaside Dippers have thrilling moments, but are more historical marvels than anything. Kennywood's Thunderbolt belongs on the list, as well as Dorney's Thunderhawk I suppose.

So many of the thrilling antiques are lost. I'd take Euclid Beach's Thriller, Idora's Wildcat, or Lesourdsville's Screachin' Eagle over many of the popular GCI coasters operating today, but alas..


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