If you could bring back one roller coaster...

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 9:51 PM
Allright heres one of those famous off season posts.

If you could bring back one roller coaster that has been torn down what would it be? By the way, bringing back a coaster does not mean the one that took its place would have to be torn down (ex. in this fantasy world you could bring back the Steel Phantom witout destroying Phantom's Revenge) and you could magically fix mechanical issues.

My vote would be for the Bat @ PKI.

Tuesday, January 20, 2004 9:58 PM
There have been way too many coasters demolished just over my lifetime that I would love to see re-built, and I'm only 17. Let alone the ones removed before I was even born. Way too many to choose just one.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 10:29 PM
Drachen Fire :-(
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 10:43 PM
Mr. Twister. Enough said.
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 10:48 PM
I haven't really felt the loss of this coaster yet, but Orient Express. :(
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:03 PM
Without question....

The Crystal Beach Cyclone


Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:35 PM
The Python at SFA. It was my first launch coaster!
Tuesday, January 20, 2004 11:50 PM

Idora Park Wildcat. Why mourn coasters that have similar or identical layouts elsewhere? Coasters like CB Cyclone and Idora Park Wildcat were true gems.

Sadly, I learned about each of them after their fate.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 12:03 AM
I missed riding the Idora park wildcat by ONE DAY! :( :( :( I didn't know the park was closed on Mondays (no web in those days!) "We'll come back next year"......

My dad (who has ridden about 250 coasters) still says it is his favorite wooden coaster. I'd chose it....I think the CB Cyclone might not be so great.....it has attained this mythical status, but it just had the reputation of being the wildest....not the best....but, what do I know :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 12:08 AM
Personally from what I've read and of all the coasters that are gone I would like one ride on the Puritas Springs Cyclone. After that Any of the Euclid Beach Coasters, Thriller, Racer, Flying Turns, just because those are the ones my parents and grandparents grew up riding. But honestly there are to many to list.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 12:30 AM
Drachen Fire. Not because it was a great ride, but because it is (to date) the only defunct ride that I've HAD THE CHANCE to ride and passed on. Of course, that was back in my wimpy days...but still, I had my shot and I said no. And boy am I regretting it now.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 12:35 AM
Always thought the Aeroplane Coaster was an amazing looking ride, and was suppossibly just as intense with it's 2 incredible whirlpool drops:


Wednesday, January 21, 2004 12:36 AM
I'd have to say the Aeroplane at Playland, Both versions of Mr. Twister the original 64 version and the 67 rehab (so I can tell what mods were done to make it infamous), The Tornado from Coney Island, and the Cyclone Racer. Sorry, too many to pick from. *** Edited 1/21/2004 5:40:12 AM UTC by coasterpunk***
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 2:40 AM
The Riverview Bobs. My uncle (who got me into coasters) tells me stories about it, and I would love to ride it with him.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 6:34 AM
Ah yes, the Crystal Beach Cyclone, just to see if it was as nasty as people said it was. I want to see that nurse's station.

I would also like to see the first looping coaster just for novelty purposes. :-D

I would like to see the Bat make a return, because those trains looked so cool.

CP's Jumbo Jet, The Chippewa Lake coasters, and the Idora Park Wildcat of course.

Most of all, I would like to see Magic Harbour' s Black Witch. I remember it as a kid but I can barely find any info on it. It just fascinates me.


*** Edited 1/21/2004 11:40:56 AM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 10:51 AM
I vote for Idora Wildcat, I too would like to ride the original Mr. Twister. From what I hear the lift was raised, the first drop altered so that instead of going into a helix almost directly afterwards it would go into a second hill which would raise the speed of the helx to breakneck speeds.
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 11:29 AM
Knotts Soap Box Racers, Because no one has named it yet.

Chaos at Opryland, Just too strange to pass up.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 1:03 PM
I imagine every coaster fan would love to get the chance to at least see, and if possible ride, the three most famous defunct coasters:

Aeroplane - for its symetrical beauty and perfect pacing.

Crystal Beach Cyclone - for its extreme wildness and forceful nature (and I'd also like to meet "the nurse").

Riverview Bobs - for its speed and rapid turns.

Slightly less well known defunct coasters that I would like to experience include:

Puritas Springs Cyclone - for its unbelievable use of the parks terrain and an infamous first drop.

Cyclone Racer - for its USP (unique selling point); its a large racing wooden coaster on a pier and theres not many of them that have ever been built!

Belle Vue Bobs - because it was supposed to be the best coaster in the UK up until it was dismantled in the 70's. It is also virtually impossible to get pictures of this thing so it would be interesting to see what it really looks like.

Wednesday, January 21, 2004 1:11 PM
shockwave. we miss you
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 1:16 PM
My vote goes to The Bat at PKI (Back then was KI). I was 14 when it first opened and I remember how scared I was to be sitting under the tracks.

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