Longest SBNO Coaster at an Operating Park?

Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:45 PM

Once upon a time someone asked me the Uncle Jack question. My reply was, "How did you know my uncle is named Jack?"

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 4:15 PM

No need to help Uncle Jack. The horse is SBNO.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 4:51 PM

Jason Hammond said:
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

Vertigorama was SBNO from the time it was complete in 1983 up until the park closed in 2003, so that's 20 years. Granted, it's still sbno, but that's the longest time it's been sbno with a continuous period of the park being opened.

And Orphan Rocker I think takes the cake at 22 years.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 4:59 PM

The Giant Dipper at Belmont was SBNO for 14 years, but other than the Plunge so was the park.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 8:48 PM

Which one is the longest right now with a park that is currently still operating?

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:28 PM

...and that was actually open to the public at one time?

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Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:46 PM

RollerCoasterGod said:
Which one is the longest right now with a park that is currently still operating?

Right now Son of Beast, with a track length of 7,032 feet, is the longest SBNO coaster. The park at which it resides, Kings Island, continues to operate on a seasonal schedule.

Last edited by WOF Guy, Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:47 PM
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Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:51 PM

Swoosh is so funny.

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Friday, November 11, 2011 8:28 AM

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

Tee, and then a hee :-)

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Friday, November 11, 2011 12:36 PM

The panda eats shoots and leaves
vs.
The panda eats, shoots and leaves.

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Friday, November 11, 2011 1:38 PM

SFGAdv lover said:
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.

Sorry, I couldn't help myself - someone has to take threads "off-track". This one was mine, given the vague title... ;)

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