Longest SBNO Coaster at an Operating Park?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:29 PM

Hello Coaster Fans Who Are Waiting For it To Snow Since They Can't Ride Coasters Anymore...*sigh*,

I was just sitting here working on some Christmas Coaster Presents for some people...And I was looking at some SBNO coasters at Operating parks. That made me think:

What is the longest current SBNO coaster at an Operating Park right (at least operating during the season...since those technical people will say the parks are not operating in the off season)now?

I personally say if it ran once during the season, then it doesn't count.

I was also wondering if Son of Beast gets the new Texas Giant treatment, I wonder if they would bring back the loop?

Anyways...thoughts?

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:36 PM
Tekwardo's avatar

Does anything beat Vertigorama? It was sbno 1983-2003 at an operating park. Still sbno but so is twist of the park though kiddie rides reopened in 07.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:57 PM
Lowkae's avatar

A quick search brought up Toboggan at Bendix Woods County Park in Indiana. Quite an interesting story on that one. It looks like something I'd build in my backyard.

Also, the Wild Mouse at Chippewa is apparently still standing. Both of these are from the 70s and are still rotting today.

Son of Beast..... blah. Cedar Fair isn't gonna fix that ride.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:00 PM
LostKause's avatar

How long was Leap-The-Dips closed for?

SOB is probably going to return in 2013... or did I dream that I talked to someone about that? lol


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:05 PM
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Lowkae said:
Also, the Wild Mouse at Chippewa is apparently still standing. Both of these are from the 70s and are still rotting today.
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That whole place was bulldozed over the summer, but from what I saw of the mouse when it was stil "SBNO" - there wasn't much that was "standing" about it. About 2/3 of the track had been removed from the ride.

Not to mention, I think the Big Dipper/Coaster/whatever closed in 1974 and was standing until recently, too. However - Chippewa closed in 1978, so we can't count that as an operating park anymore.


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:26 PM
kpjb's avatar

How about the Orphan Glider or whatever it's called? You know what one I mean.


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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 10:30 PM
rollergator's avatar

^Orphan Rocker. That supposedly came really close to operating at least once or twice.

Belmont's Dipper went SBNO for quite awhile, as did Coney's Cyclone. But Vertigorama was prob. the longest....as far as track length is concerned. ;)

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:00 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Of the aproximatly 200 coasters (listed on RCDB) that were SBNO at one time or another, these appear to have held the SBNO status within an opperating park the longest.

Thunderbolt at Coney Island was SBNO for 17 years

Giant Dipper at Belmont was SBNO for 14 years

Leap the Dips at Lakemont was SBNO for 12 years


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Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:02 AM
67440Dodge's avatar

Kingda Ka holds the record for Should But Never Operates


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Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:02 AM
Lowkae's avatar

Oh, I didn't see the part about it having to be at an operating park.

Coney Island Thunderbolt doesn't really count because it wasn't part of a specific park.

I suppose that makes Giant Dipper the longest one. I dunno anything about why the park let it sit for so long.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:03 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar

Wood, wood, and wood. Does anything beat Drachen Fire in terms of steel coasters?

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:59 AM
Vater's avatar

Yep, as kpjb mentioned, Orphan Rocker has been SBNO since 1988.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 11:23 AM

Steel Dragon 2000 is the longest coaster in the world and it was SBNO from 2003 to 2006.

The "longest current SBNO coaster at an Operating Park" is Son of Beast at 7,032 feeet.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 1:41 PM

I think we're all confused about what the question was...I take his question to mean that it's been SBNO the longest...nothing at all to do with track length.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 1:51 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

This thread just got real funny, real fast.


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Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:15 PM

^^ I recognize that most responded to the question as if it were phrased "Which roller coaster has been left SBNO for the longest length of time while the park around it continues to operate?"

I simply wanted to illustrate the importance of proper wording in written communication. :)

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:21 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

One of the most amusing things to me is when subtlely expressed humor is lost in translation due to the text-only nature of online forums.


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Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:35 PM
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WOF Guy said:

I simply wanted to illustrate the importance of proper wording in written communication. :)

Is that like leaving the comma out of "Let's eat, grandma!"?


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Thursday, November 10, 2011 2:55 PM
birdhombre's avatar

Or paying attention to capitalization when helping your Uncle Jack off a horse?

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:02 PM

birdhombre said:
Or paying attention to capitalization when helping your Uncle Jack off a horse?

Can I give 2 +1's ? I can't decide which of the above posts I like better...


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