First 100 Ft. Coaster

Friday, October 18, 2002 2:16 PM

I'm sure everyone here knows what the first coaster was to break the 200 ft. barrier (the Magnum, the Moonsault Scramble before that for all you technical folk), and the first coaster to break the 300 ft. barrier (Millie), but what was the first coaster to break the now-unimpressive 100 ft. barrier?

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Friday, October 18, 2002 2:27 PM

I hate to start this debate again, but the first coaster to break 300 feet [and 400 feet] barrier is SFMM's Superman The Escape. The tower is 410 feet high [give or take]. Millie was the first full-circuit coaster to break 300.

As for your question...sorry, I don't know for sure but I believe it was the Giant Coaster at Paragon Park, now known as Wild One as SFA. Can someone verify that or correct me?

Moosh

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Friday, October 18, 2002 2:37 PM

I thought it was Colossus at SFMM? 'Course, I don't know any better...

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Friday, October 18, 2002 2:46 PM
You could use rcdB to answer this on you're own, I won't even touch Mamoosh's comment, so let's just say it is the 300 ft. continuous circuit barrier, and also the first between 300-400.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 2:53 PM

And I'm wrong...Giant Coaster/Wild One is only 98' high.

According to rcdb, first coaster with lift of 100' or greater is Revere Beach Cyclone [1925]. Colossus was the first wooden coaster with a drop of over 100' - again, according to rcdb.

I happen to think rcdb's fact are not correct.

Moosh

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Friday, October 18, 2002 3:09 PM

I did a search on rcdb, and I couldn't find those specifics...how did you guys do it?

Rob-who admits to not knowing everything...;)

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Friday, October 18, 2002 3:13 PM

Blue Streak at Woodcliffe Park opened in 1928. Not much info on this thing, unless you visit CoasterGlobe. It was the first coaster to be over 100 ft and have a 100+ foot drop, and it held records for height, drop and speed for well over 50 years! Incredible, no? Check out the site, they've got some pics and more info.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 3:17 PM
I always thought it was the Greyhound woodie, not sure which park though. They talk about it in the Summer or Fall `89 edition of RollerCoaster Magazine.
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Friday, October 18, 2002 3:22 PM

Haux.... Well, there you go then! Thanks for the information. I trust you that it's accurate!

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Friday, October 18, 2002 3:51 PM
nasai, why do u have that as your signature, it's not very nice finding out that I'm an idiot 100 times!
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Friday, October 18, 2002 4:43 PM

If you don't like finding out that your an idiot than don't click the link.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 4:46 PM

LOL!

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Friday, October 18, 2002 4:58 PM
That Blue Streak looks like one great coaster, too bad its long destroyed, i'd hop on that thing anyday. That 140ft dive looks amazing.
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Friday, October 18, 2002 6:22 PM
Nasai, it is funny the first time, but seriously, that verges on being a virus.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 6:43 PM

But of course, if you were smart, you would read what it said and not click on it.

Like the old saying goes, curiosity killed the cat.

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Friday, October 18, 2002 6:46 PM
Yea Moosh, I know the amount of debate that encompasses StE, so I didn't even bother with mentioning it, hoping that someone wouldn't take notice, but if I mentioned Moonsault Scramble, then I should have mentioned Superman the Escape. My apologies.
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Friday, October 18, 2002 7:11 PM

Gemini at cedar point

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Friday, October 18, 2002 8:28 PM
I thought the the Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags Georgia was the tallest when it was built in '73. It stands at 105". Gemini was built in '78
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Friday, October 18, 2002 8:29 PM

Gemini was a record holder too though. It was tallest and steepest when erected. 125.5" angle of descent 55 degrees

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Friday, October 18, 2002 10:02 PM

Off topic: about that link.... don't click on it, if you don't want to work for it.... that's all I have to say. My friend kicked my booty with it this morning, and yeah, I was a little concerned, but damn if it isn't funny as heck! You should have seen ST Chick swear her tail off when I IM'd it to her today! LOL! Seriously, now.... If you don't want to be somewhat tortured, don't click on the link above or cut and paste the link below.... You have been warned. Now, onto the discussion at hand:

I was always lead to believe that Colossus was the first, but it appears that I am wrong (again!). Well, at least I rode Moonsault Scramble (the first 200 footer) before they dismantled her.

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