Hey anyone Besides me from the South?

Thursday, February 3, 2000 4:35 PM
Hey guys am i the only person around here who is not from the Pennsylvaina, Ohio Area. Lets talk about stuff from the good ole south.
Has anyone ever been to a theme park in the real south (NOT COUNTING ORLANDO) and what was your favorite roller coaster from the south.


Mine would have to be a tie between the Kumba, at Bush Gardens Tampa and The Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags over Georgia. *** This post was edited by MFBound on 2/6/00. ***
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Thursday, February 3, 2000 6:43 PM
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Saturday, February 5, 2000 1:32 PM
cool thanks,
still have you ever been to the south and what are your favorite coasters there?
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Sunday, February 6, 2000 8:48 PM
Well, my wife's from Memphis, so I get half-credit here (we live in Canada). She used to live in Atlanta, so she's been to SFGeorgia many times, along with parks in North and South Carolina. Together, we've gone as far south (not including Florida) as Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which is one of our favourites, but I suppose Virginia doesn't count. Texas probably doesn't either, but we've gone to SFTexas - the Texas Giant is one of my top ten woodies. It's kinda odd that you exclude Orlando but consider Tampa part of the South, as it is only an hour or so away. Having said that, we both loved Kumba, but thought that Montu was somewhat overrated. I'm in the midst of planning our annual spring coaster tour, and we plan to hit both SFGeorgia and Visionland. I'm curious - have you been there, and is Rampage as good as they say? That's a ride I can't wait to try out.

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Monday, February 7, 2000 11:19 AM
I am from the OTHER queen city (Charlotte, NC), and live about ten minutes away from Paramount's Carowinds, a good park, but nothing on the scale of a Cedar Point, or a Disney World, if you know what I mean. However, Carowinds does seem to be going in the right direction, with Top Gun this year and that rumored hyper in 2001, so you never know.
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Saturday, February 12, 2000 9:36 PM
I guess I will be the first to this reply from the Chicago area. You couldnt pay me to live in the south but I enjoy visiting. Was at SixFlags Georgia and I enjoyed myself. Got to ride the Viper when I was down there. Brought back childhood memories because it was the Tidal Wave at Six Flags Great America. Was also at Busch Gardens in Tampa but it was about 12 years ago. Later fellow coaster junkies.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2000 2:38 PM
I'm from Fla.,and scott is write the south dosn't
do much for me,and I live here.
Hulk @ IOA is my favorite coaster
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Tuesday, February 15, 2000 4:02 PM
Hey now if all ya'll are wondering Texas does count and so does any state south of the Mason Dixon Line (south of Penn) I didn't count Orlando cause everybody and their aunt joan have been there, and besides in my book flordia is pretty much part of the north. I've never been to visionland but am going this summer
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Thursday, February 17, 2000 12:12 PM
I'm from South Florida. The biggest collection of roller coasters is at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Orlando for a long time had rather cheesy roller coasters. Now IOA has 2 good coasters and Sea World, (of all places, I never thought I'd see a 150 ft floorless coaster going up). I think Florida finally realized if you want to play with the big boys, you will have to build it big. But before hand luckily I have relatives in Atlanta and Chicago so at least I know what Six Flags is. But I've always wanted to go to Cedar Point. So much that I got a job there this summer. 310 feet Florida has a long way to go!!!
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