It is a shame that some coasters in our home parks don't get much attention. I can name a couple, Thunder Road at Paramounts Carowinds, I actually think that is a great racing coaster! Have you guys heard of Seabreeze Amusement Park, well I'm sure you have but have you noticed the Jack Rabbit, a very classic John Miller coaster. I can name a few more but I want to get to the point, some people(I'm not saying all of you) have to reconize some great coasters we have that we don't hear much about. Do any of you agree?
One more thing to say(sorry), but I was looking through Guide To Ride 2000 today at all the pictures of coasters and came across a lot of them that I didn't know much anything about, can we improve that somehow?
Timber Terrors at Silverwood, in Idaho. CCI masterpiece, and nobody even talks about it. It seems to me to be a precursor, of sorts, to Shivering Timbers. It is a very similar design although not as tall or long. It is, however, a wonderful airtime extravaganza, and the lines are always short. CCI built Tremors in 99, so Silverwood's faithful have flocked to that coaster instead. I love both, but I will ride Timber Terror all day if my wife will let me. Tried each seat, each car. No lines....you gotta love it! ----------------- ;)More about me?;) www.geocities.com/ethylsite
Great Bear at HP doesn't seem to get much attention... ----------------- After years of disappointment with get-rich-quick schemes, I know I'm gonna get rich with this scheme...and quick! - Homer Simpson
I think the Coney Island Cyclone. Everyone thinks of the attempted clones, but not the original. I thought it was awesome, and the drop was one of the steepest on a woodie for a long long time. ----------------- Nitro: The Most Explosive Coaster on the Planet explodes at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2001.
Wow, no one has mentioned Cyclops and Zeus at Big Cheif carts & coasters. You must experince Cyclops first drop id excellent very smooth, jerky lots of air time plus 2 laps I cant find this at any other parks, Zeus is amazing also 2 laps were else can you find a park were you can ride 2 laps on a coaster? If you can find one let me know. -----------------
Hey, how about the American Eagle? As far as racing coasters go it has the best first drop, it has had the addition of several speed brakes along the way but, it still rocks and when it comes to looks its second to none. To me this is a coaster that never gets noticed.
Zippen Pippen in Memphis Tenn. at Liberty Land, this was Elvis's all time favorite coaster and my first coaster of all time. It is an old reliable and a coaster I can never grow too old for. (Plus it is like one of the oldest rollercoasters still in operation today!)
I agree with VIPER, Zeus and Cyclops. Those two are awesome, and Cyclops's last drop is intense! Zeus has good airtime, and extremely high laterals in the turnaround (which crushed a tin of altoids this June, and it took me a week to get the thing opened because it was jammed so tight. Good thing they were in my pocket, or my keys would have dug into my leg instead of the Altoid tin.) Pegasus is also a coaster which deserves more attention, for a family coaster, it's awesome, virtually non-existant airtime, but extrememe laterals. I love how CCI categorizes thier coasters, a kidde would be a normal family, family a normal small, and thrill, well thats just extreme.
Another coaster that doesn't get enough attention would have to be Whizzer at SFGAm. It's location makes it a fun ride, running a foot off the ground at 30 miles per hour, with trees going by on all sides is just plain fun. I think it isn't talked about much because too many people thing tall&fast=fun and short&slow=stupid, tear it down! IT SUCKS!, which is very untrue (Whizzer, Pegausus, and Cyclops prove it.)
----------------- Hey, SFGAm management, can I buy a couple cages of Sky Whirl?