Coasters you never had a chance to ride.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004 9:27 AM
SFGAm had a little ride called Shockwave.

Believe it or not I have never ridden it! I was always to short, and then It was broke down when I was tall enough. That actually happened twice, It was like I was never ment to ride it. The fact that the ride is going to be recycled instead of sold somewhere means that it will be gone forever. Plus, I don't get how American Scream Machine is 3 miles faster than Shockwave.

I could ride Great American Scream Machine at SFGAdv but it's not the same feeling, ya know? I still don't see why they took shockwave down, It was one of the parks most premiere coasters. It had the reputation of knocking it's riders around so bad they would rather get into the boxing ring with Mike Tyson.

Yeah, Superman is a cool ride and all, but I mean they could of put that ride somewhere else or something. I'm sure in knowing that SFGAm had a good reason to do what they did, I'm sure they did all they could to avoid doing what they had to do. But it just makes me frustrated.

What's next, they take down a Hercules at Dorney Park. Thank god that will never happen!!! I mean if it did I would like have to spend the rest of my life trying to count the world's population of skittles or something to that effect.

Anyways, I was just wondering if that has happend to anyone else?

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 9:38 AM
The Bat, PKI. Missed it by one week.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 9:59 AM
Drachen Fire. I always thought it looked cool but I never got a chance to ride it.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:07 AM
Tidal Wave at SFGAm. I was too scared to go on it while it was around(at least its been relocated so I may still get my chance. Same goes with Z-force, but from what I've heard it wasn't that great
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 10:53 AM
Raven at Holiday World. My visit followed the accident and Raven was still closed. I haven't made it back to the park yet, maybe next year.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:05 AM
Z-Force-back....too many times to count...

Williams Grove Cyclone, park closed due to weather...

Zingo!, ditto...

Quassy Mouse, coaster closed for weather...

Rye's kiddie woodie, due to flight delays....


And last but not least, the one I *learned from*...(had a CHANCE to ride but failed to act quickly) the Anton from Coney....

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:17 AM
Drachen Fire. I was at the park back in 92 when it first opened but I unfortunately was scared to death of coasters at the time. My friend who was with me begged and begged me to go on the coasters with him but I wouldn't. Flash forward 10 years and I finally make it back to the park just after finally beating my coaster phobia and it's gone. Go figure.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:35 AM
Jack Rabbit and Wildcat at Idora Park. The year I was finally brave enough to ride (I was only 12) the darned Wildcat burned down right before the park opened.

I never got a chance to ride the Bat at PKI, either.

Laura

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:45 AM
Moonsault Scramble. Was there, park was closed. Never came back.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 11:49 AM
For now, the SFOT Shock Wave. I hope to make it down there again next summer. Stupid floods. Why couldn't they have affected the Mini Mine Train instead? Or Wile E. Coyote's Grand Canyon Blaster or whatever it's called? Why the Shock Wave?
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 12:02 PM
I also missed Shockwave. When I left on my trip I thought I wouldn't get to ride Whizzer, but by the time we were settled in, Whizzer was 'saved' and Shockwave was gone. I missed by a little less than a week.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 12:06 PM
Hersheypark: Storm Runner and Wild Mouse due to rain in June this year. It rained most of the day, and they never got to re-opening these and some other rides. At least I got to do the GIANT Wheel.

SFA: Also this year, in May, missed Superman Ride of Steel due to the changes being made after the SFNE incident. And missed out on Batwing. Waited about an hour, one train, very slow loading. I finally made it to the station... the thing breaks down.

I was never fortunate enough to do the Bat and Demon at KI... not old or big enough yet. And I missed the SFGAm Shockwave by just one year. Hercules at Dorney? Also one year. The last two's demise came with good reason however I guess.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 12:21 PM
Top Thrill Dragster... ( Hey somebody had to say it)

After 42 years of life I finally get out to Cedar Point. 2 1/2 hours of wait time and breakdowns I had to get out of line an move on to try some other famous rides. *** Edited 11/23/2004 5:23:04 PM UTC by Markieb***

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 1:16 PM
Hmm...I thought this only pertained to defunct coasters. If not, my list is pretty long.

Gwazi (Lion) @ BGT: Rode Tiger side in the morning, and planned to ride Lion later, but we left the park when it started to storm.
Jumbo Jet @ Coney Island: Ride had been SBNO for exactly a week the day I visited.
Thunderbolt @ Coney Island: Ride was demolished two years earlier.
Hercules @ DP: Visited Dorney one season too late.
Steel Phantom @ Kennywood: Only credit my wife has that I will never get. :(
Mad Mouse @ Lakemont: Again, visited the park one season too late.
Beastie @ PKI: Opted not to ride since I'd ridden Scooby Doo @ PKD, much to my regret later on.
Flight of Fear @ PKI: Same as above.
Scooby Doo @ PKI: Closed during my visit.
Twisted Twins (Lola) @ SFKK: Lola side was closed during my visit.
Flashback @ SFoT: Closed during my visit due to FrightFest.
Flying Unicorn @ IoA: Under construction during my visit, slated to open the following year.

This does not include the plethora of kiddie coasters that certain parks do not let adults ride.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 1:27 PM
Vater...Re: Mad Mouse at Lakemont....wasn't open during RideFest last year (nor was the kiddie coaster that Tina has ridden, LOL)...then they took it out before I got back.

I was just plain STUPID when it comes to missing Coney's Jumbo Jet...argh!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 1:37 PM
Xcelerator. Down the day I was there... it's about 5000 miles from here, so it'll probably be a while.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 1:37 PM
I had two chances to ride The Bat, but missed both of them because I was still a "coaster wimp" at the time. Damn my late-blooming coaster enthusiasm! ;)

I did get to ride Drachen Fire, though, and found it be pretty darn fun. And I'm not a big fan of Arrow loopers.

- Aaron K

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 1:44 PM
Rail Blazer at SFStl. Watched them fight with it all spring, then it was only open a couple of weeks, the the "accident" occured. Was there the week after that, but it was never to be.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 1:52 PM
Gator--I got to ride the kiddie coaster at Lakemont! Nyahhh! ;)

Speaking of which, has anyone seen the Rescue 911 episode that aired a few years ago where the Little Leaper ride op got his leg pinned under the front of the train? Pretty crazy. It was cool to see the reenactment actually on location at Lakemont, though.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2004 1:54 PM
All the coasters not around anymore......
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