First year of operation

Saturday, July 21, 2001 6:54 PM
What coaster would you have liked to go on in it's first year of operation. Mine would have to be the Texas Giant at SFOT and the Rattler at SFFT.Both of these rides have been modified considerably since their first year and are mere shadows of their untamed selves.
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Michigan Adventure Park:
Home of Shivering "Big Air" Timbers!
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 7:53 PM
Colossus, it is a great coaster though it seems that it hasn't aged well. Besides, it was probably a lot better since it was reprofiled.

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"Clear, Dispatch"
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:00 PM
American Eagle
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:24 PM
SFMM's Revolution, before the OTSR's were put on it.

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SFWoA: An Unofficial Guide
http://sfohio.tripod.com
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:26 PM
Montu had a more intense batwing before the brakes were put there. I swear I would almost black out before it...but now, they make it like no forces hit you.

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Beware of the Dragons! - Dueling Dragons
http://www.rollercoasterfreaks.com/
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:31 PM
DUH! Texas Cyclone at SFAW! Do you know how great this coaster was back then? It was the #1 coaster! But it's been modified alot:( But its still my favorite coaster! And it still kicks ***!
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:38 PM
rebel yell at pkd...heard it was awesome in the 70's...or Drachen Fire at BGW...it ROCKED its first season in 92 at

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ROLLERCOASTERS....BETTER THAN OXYGEN BABY!!!!!!
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:44 PM
Magnum
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 8:48 PM

SFGAMDie HARD said:
"American Eagle"



me to

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Saturday, July 21, 2001 9:06 PM
I'd have to say the Bat at PKI since it is no longer there and I have a weak spot for suspended coasters (Iron Dragon Crew '98), or really I'd take any coaster, just to ride!

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Po!nt of View: A different look at Roller Coasters.
http://www.crosswinds.net/~justmayntz/thrills/index.html
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 9:15 PM

Wild Thing

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We are the few, The proud, We are the ride Engineers!!!!!
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 6:47 AM
wild one at SFA before it was re-profiled.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:01 AM
The Thunderbolt in 1924 (back when it was the Pippin) :) at Kennywood.

*** This post was edited by Kennywood Insider on 7/22/2001. ***
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:23 AM
I saw the Texas Cyclone in a Hendrix video, and was instantly interested, until I saw current pictures of it and these cars with really high backs(?), what are those?

As for the Giant and Rattler, what did they do? I thought the Giant was up for restoration, hadn't heard anyone comment on that ride as being tamed down.

Anyways, mine: DF(period, I got ripped off), SP(at least the TV specials of yesteryear give me a chance to see what she was), ZForce(they moved it!), Blue Streak with the "danger" bar I like to call it, Rebel Yell with the danger bar, and probally the Viper with the Tidal Wave theme. Anything else, I guess I still really have the oppurtunity to ride, unless there's stuff I probally forgot, and of course there is.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 12:37 PM
Revolution, Mean Streak, Rebel Yell, Drachen Fire, Magnum.

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Top Gun: The Jet Coaster Flights in 2001: 50
Coaster Tracks Ridden: 53
www.starcoasters.com
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 1:07 PM
I'll take......the Crystal Beach Cyclone.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 3:13 PM
i would have loved to get on the mean streak in it's first year of operation.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 3:18 PM
Hercules at Dorney Park. Was probably a great ride then. Over the years they had to "tame" it to make it more acceptable to the GP, to the point where now it does nothing for ya.

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I know you rider Gonna miss me when I'm gone *** This post was edited by MABrider on 7/22/2001. ***
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 3:23 PM
Colossus. I hav heard lot of good things about this coaster before they hughly modified it. ow it sucks ***

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"All the good bands are affiliated with Satan." -Bart Simpson
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:02 PM
Viper @ SFMM: Before they added breaks after the boomerang section. Going though the corkscrews at a high rate of speed is better than almost stopping at the top of them.


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