Kiddie Coasters

Friday, August 29, 2003 4:15 PM
How many of your coasters in your track record are kiddies? Out of my 125 I have 8 and that's unfair because half of them I was like 3. I count kiddie coasters, and I think most people count them to, but I know a lot of peo[ple refuse to ride them.

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Friday, August 29, 2003 4:21 PM
One seventh of my coasters are kiddie coasters. :)

--Ryan

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Friday, August 29, 2003 4:26 PM
Out of 335? Maybe 20 or so.

mOOSH

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Friday, August 29, 2003 5:23 PM
I am not even sure maybe 5 purely kiddies and countless "family" rides , it's not so much credit whoring to me as it is having a park be complete. A ride on Jr. Gemini would make me totally and completely ecstatic.

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Friday, August 29, 2003 5:29 PM
I have 3 in my track record, and those things are more painful than you would think!

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Friday, August 29, 2003 6:33 PM
I have 9: Wile E. Coyote's Grand Canyon Blaster-SFOT, Woodstock Express-Dorney Park, Woodstock Express-CP, Roller Skater-SFKK, Mini Mine Train-SFOT, Serpent-SFAW, Runaway Reptar-PKI, Der Rollschuhcoaster-SFFT, and last, but not least, High Speed Thrill Coaster-Knoebels.
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Friday, August 29, 2003 7:28 PM

Intamin Fan said:
I have 9: Wile E. Coyote's Grand Canyon Blaster-SFOT, Woodstock Express-Dorney Park, Woodstock Express-CP, Roller Skater-SFKK, Mini Mine Train-SFOT, Serpent-SFAW, Runaway Reptar-PKI, Der Rollschuhcoaster-SFFT, and last, but not least, High Speed Thrill Coaster-Knoebels.
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Geez, we didnt need your life story;) I cant get my track record to work, but I was on evry kiidy at pki. Runaway reptar rocks from first seat! If only they could give it flyer trains (after making all nessesary ajustments ofcoarse)

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Friday, August 29, 2003 7:34 PM
Out of 97 coasters only nine or ten of ten are kiddie coasters.
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Friday, August 29, 2003 10:44 PM
What Brent said....;)

I'll ride any coaster I'm allowed to, and some powered rides that ain't even coasters...;). I love to ride the kiddie coasters, and feel it gives a perspective of the park from a kid's-eye view, so to speak. I hate it when I can't ride cause I'm too old, and I'll act like a juvenile to help strengthen my case if necessary...:) The only one that really GOT to me though, was the one at Rye....it was a OLD wooden kiddie, how cruel to see it there and be unable to ride.... http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery232.htm

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 3:12 AM
Hey rollergator Camden Park has one that is very similat to the one at Playland! http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery316.htm?Picture=2 I rode that one back in 2000.

Out of my 200 or so coaster I'd say 10-15 may be kiddie coasters? Does the High Speed Thrill Coaster count as a kiddie coaster? I rode some full sized coasters that are nowhere near as fun as that!

I find it fun trying to get on kiddie coasters. Most of the time you need to have a kid with you. Some are a real challange to ride.
MagnumForce you may have to try the "borrow a kid" trick to get Jr. Gemini, it worked for me! :)
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Saturday, August 30, 2003 1:01 PM
Of my ~170 I would say about 10 or 15. To be honest, I really like kiddie coasters in a lot of cases. I mean HSTC at Knoebel's is actually quite fun, and I found Taxi Jam at PGA to have the best pop of air in the whole park...

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Saturday, August 30, 2003 4:44 PM
I don't consider Reptar or Roller Skater kiddie coasters. There is a distinct difference between Taxi Jams and Li'l Phantoms and those bigger rides. I also don't consider Beastie, Ghoster Coaster, Barnstormer, etc., kiddie coasters. Their category may be rather vague : compacts or family coasters, maybe, but they're not kiddie rides.
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Saturday, August 30, 2003 6:56 PM
Reon, we didn't need you post-quoting my whole response, when it was right above. People usually read from top to bottom. Think before you post.

Trekker Park, I will have to disagree. Just take at a look at the one at SFFT, and tell me how that is not a kiddie coaster. Also, what makes Reptar not a kiddie coaster in your opinion?
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Sunday, August 31, 2003 3:16 PM
I think Reptar's size and the fact that is is built to accomadate adults easily makes it what I consider a family coaster. PKI may have four coasters in it's kiddie section, but only one, Taxi Jam, can really be considered a kiddie coaster.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 10:28 AM
3 true "kiddies" (all ridden back in the 1970's)

1 border line "kiddie" (Ravine Flyer III)

1 "Family" that could by some be qualified as a "kiddie" (Joust)

1 with a "kiddie" look and track, but kind of "extreme" for a "kiddie" considering the way it is run (High Speed Thrill Coaster)

So the count is 3 (or 4 or 5 or 6) out of 126.

I don't seek out "Kiddie" coasters to ride (and I will also skip most "family" coasters like Joust). If the opportunity presents itself (as with Ravine Flyer III) I will ride one... but I do not go out of my way to do so.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 10:39 AM
I'll ride anything that has clearly been designed to accomodate an adult. This includes rides like Reptar, Beastie, Sea Dragon, Camden's Lil' Dipper, Stricker's Teddy Bear, Woodstock's Express, etc. They aren't kiddie coasters, they are small coasters and provide their own brand of fun and thrills

A coaster that an adult can barely fit in is a kiddie coaster, designed for children only. I don't out of my way to ride them but I will at least look them over (along with the rest of kiddyland) and maybe take a ride if it looks like I can fit in it and I won't be troubling other guests. I'm interested in the entire park and the kiddie rides are part of that.

I'll even ride other kiddie rides on occasion and recently took a ride on a kiddie tumble bug, kiddie whip, and helicopters.
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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 11:08 AM
"A coaster that an adult can barely fit in is a kiddie coaster..."


So then a Chance Toboggan or any wooden coaster running Morgan Trains are kiddie coasters?

(Okay... I'm just being a smart a**... but couldn't pass up the observation on my two favorite types of rolling stock)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 11:16 AM
I'll ride anything...period. I love coasters of all sizes. However, I hadn't ridden a whole lot of kiddie coasters in the past because I always followed the posted signs that said only adults can ride when accompanied by a child--until this year, when I decided to get in line anyway to see if the ops would let me ride (which many times they will, apparently).

I've ridden 5 true kiddie coasters:
Big Apple - Astroland
The Great Chase - SFA
The Howler - HW
Rollerskater - SFKK
Sea Serpent - Deno's

...and 12 family coasters (I include mine trains in this category):
Adventure Express - PKI
Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train - SFGAdv
Cedar Creek Mine Ride - CP
Dahlonega Mine Train - SFoG
Scooby Doo - PKD
Scooby Doo - PC
Gold Rusher - PC
Mine Train - SFoT
Mini Mine Train - SFoT
Runaway Train - SFGAdv
Trailblazer - HP

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*** This post was edited by Vater 9/3/2003 3:31:38 PM ***

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 11:26 AM
And again we are running into a problem of deffinitions...

IF mine trains (and close relatives) and Jr wooden coaters are included, add Trailblazer (HP), Canyon Blaster (Great Escape), Scooby Doo (PKD), Flying Unicorn (IOA), and Runaway Train (SFGrAdv), Comet (Waldamere), Rolocoaster (Idlewild) would have to be added to my list... however, I simply look at these are "Smaller Coasters" rather than putting them into the "kiddie" category.

Funny thing is... I have heard Dutch Wonderland's Sky Princess called a "kiddie coaster"... and I have even heard Hersheypark's Comet referred to as the "small wooden coaster" and the "kids coaster". (then again, we are dealing with a hobbie that likes to classify a 150' tall coaster a JUNIOR Hyper)

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*** This post was edited by SLFAKE 9/3/2003 3:30:27 PM ***

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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 11:34 AM
Well, I thought about including a Flitzer I rode at Ocean City Pier, as well as the Toboggan at Trimpers, but decided they were 'smaller coasters' as well, and usually a bit more thrilling (or painful in Toboggan's case) than your average mine train. It really doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, though. There's a huge grey area when it comes to defining coaster types.

Speaking of which, is S:TE a coaster? ;)

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'No matter how skilled the designer is, every time we push the envelope we learn new things about coaster design.' --Dana Morgan
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*** This post was edited by Vater 9/3/2003 3:35:02 PM ***

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