Most defunct coasters you've ridden?

Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:17 AM
Sorry if this has been brought up before, and for once I can't check to see if it has been (search is down), so here goes. Who here has ridden the most defunct coasters? This includes coasters that have been torn down, or are SBNO. Not relocated rides.

I've got 4- Hercules, Orient Express, Screechin' Eagle, and Shockwave.

I'm a loser.

Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:33 AM
What about rides that been relocated but, you don't know if it was?

Chris Knight
RIP Orient Express 1980-2003

Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:35 AM
King Cobra (PKI), Orient Express, everything at Dreamland (4) and Rotunda (2), Bat Flyer (LV) -> 9.


Sunday, November 2, 2003 8:19 AM
14 total defunct coasters for me:

BGW - Die Wildkatze and Glissade

Kennywood - Dipper

Opryland - Chaos, Screamin' Delta Demon, and Wabash Cannonball

PKD - Galaxie and King Kobra

PKI - King Cobra and Screamin' Demon

Pontchartrain Beach - Ragin' Cajun and Zephyr

SFAW - Excalibur

SFOG - Mini Mine Train

Nashville needs a theme park!

Sunday, November 2, 2003 9:03 AM
No no thrillman1. The Ragin Cajun doesn't count.

It's now the Stemin' Demon at my home park The Great Escape. Therefore categorizing the ride as relocated.

Sunday, November 2, 2003 12:20 PM
Oh cool rentzy. I didn't realize Cajun had been saved. Thanks for the info. Er...umm 13 defunct coasters for me then.
Nashville needs a theme park!
Sunday, November 2, 2003 12:29 PM
16 so far -- I'm sure I'm forgetting one somewhere

Wild Mouse - Conneaut lake
Mini Mine Train - SFOG
Excalibur - SFAW (in storage)
Texas Tornado - Frontier Land (UK)
Scenic Railway - Dreamland (UK)
King Kobra - PKI
Drachen Fyre - BGW
Hercules - Dorney Park
Mr. Twister - original Elitch Gardens
Wildcat - original Elitch Gardens
Wildcat - Sun Fun Park, N. Myrtle Beach
Red Devil - Ghost Town in the Sky (SBNO)
Windjammer - Knott's Berry Farm
Shockwave - SFGAm (in storage)
Jumbo Jet - Coney Island
Tornado - Petticoat Junction - FL

I'm not going to mention the endless number of Galaxy and smaller steel cloned coasters from the past.

Note: I'm also hesitant to add SBNO coasters like Screechin' Eagle. It still has a good chance of operating again, even to be relocated. It's not defunct yet whereas the Red Devil is pretty much history. Although it is still standing, it's days are numbered. I suppose the Shockwave (SFGAm) and other coasters in storage could fall into that category as well.
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Sunday, November 2, 2003 1:24 PM
12 for me.

Idora Park - Wildcat and Jack Rabbit

Kennywood - Laser Loop and Steel Phantom

PKI - King Cobra and Screamin Demon

Opryland - Wabash Cannonball and Rock-N-Roller Coaster

Dogpatch USA - Brain Rattler

Dorney Park - Hercules

SFGAm - Shockwave

Corkscrew - Geauga Lake

Sunday, November 2, 2003 2:10 PM
Sadly, my count is way too high - 27

Riverview (8) Greyhound, Jetstream. Bobs, Wild Mouse, Comet, Flash, Fireball & Flying Turns.

BGW (2) Glissade & Die Wildkatze

Euclid Beach (3) Thriller, Flying Turns & Racing Coaster

Palasaides Park (3) Cyclone, Wild Mouse & Giant Coaster

Dorney (1) Hercules

Wilow Grove (3) Alps, Scenic & Thunderbolt

Knotts (1) Cycle Chase

Adventureland(Illinois) (2) Bobs, Super Italian Bobs

PKI (1) King Kobra

Playland (Illinois) (1) Coaster

WoF (1) Orient Express

SFGAm(1) Shockwave


Laugh your troubles away at Riverview, the worlds largest amusement park.
*** This post was edited by Riverview Mike 11/2/2003 7:12:45 PM ***

Sunday, November 2, 2003 3:42 PM
Riverview Mike, how, if at all, does the Raging Wolf Bobs at SFWoA compare to the Bobs at Riverview?

I've never been able to ride a defunct coaster, although I did ride King Kobra at PKI when it was still operatational a few years ago. I've also ridden Soap Box Derby Racers at KBF back when it was operating where X-celerator now stands.

Sunday, November 2, 2003 4:40 PM
Loriu...The Rock-N-Roller Coaster formerly at Opryland was moved to The Great Escape and opened this year as Canyon Blaster. Therefore it counts as a relocated ride...not defunct. Rentzy17 scores again.
Nashville needs a theme park!
Sunday, November 2, 2003 5:25 PM
Boblogone, then you have ridden 2 defuncts, duh! (this means that you ridden them while they were still in operation, not after they were dismantled). I have ridden 1, Wild Mouse @ CLP.... poor me! ;)

Shaun Rajewski
Amusment Park Website Design - Coming Soon

Sunday, November 2, 2003 6:04 PM
In addition to those named by others...

l. Whippet, West View Park.
2. The Dips, West View Park.
3. Pippin (before evolving upward into Thunderbolt) Kennywood.
4. Dipper (Kennywood)
5. Steel Phantom (before evolving into PR) Kennywood
6. Laser Loop (Kennywood)
7. The Bat (Kings Island)
(or is it somewhere else still operating?)

Sunday, November 2, 2003 6:51 PM
Yes! So many people forget the coasters at the Great Escape.

Remember, EVERY coaster we have is from somewhere else. Well, except for the Boomerang (rolling eyes).

I don't have any defunt coasters on my record.

Sunday, November 2, 2003 7:02 PM
Knott's- Soapbox Racers, Windjammer

PGA- Greased Lighting


Sunday, November 2, 2003 8:02 PM
TrekkerPark...according to RCDB, Kennywood's Laser Loop has been relocated to La Feria Chapultepec Mexico as Cascabel and is still operating. Hmmm wonder what Cascabel translates as.

Nashville needs a theme park!

Monday, November 3, 2003 5:14 AM
10 definates...

an old kiddie coaster at Williams Grove (not the present one)

Glissade and Wildkatz at BGW

Big Fury and Alpen Blitz at Great Adventure

Flying Dutchman and Hercules at Dorney

Twin Toboggans at Hersheypark

Jumbo Jet at Ocean City Pier

Wild Mouse at Trimpers Riders in OC

12 if you consider the following:

IF you consider Phantoms Revenge a separate coaster from (and not just a reprofiled version of) Steel Phantom

IF Playland in Rye NY is getting rid of Hurricane this off season.

"I don't believe it!" - Victor Meldrew

Monday, November 3, 2003 5:27 AM
I'm a loser and only have 2.

Drachen Fire


Shockwave from SFGADV but that doesn't count. I am actually glad my count is low.


Monday, November 3, 2003 6:15 AM
A small list... a list that I wish were longer (but only because I wish that I had ridden a bunch of coasters that have long been gone)...

Black Widow (Riverside/SFNE)

Jet Star (Casino Pier)

Flyer (Hunt's Pier)

Zyklon (Mariner's Landing)

Zyklon (Morey's Pier)

Lightning Loops (SFGAdv)

Jumbo Jet (Coney Island)

Hercules (Dorney)

Steel Phantom (Kennywood)

Drachen Fire (BGW)

SLFAKE: I consider Steel Phantom to be defunct because the ride that exists today bears very little resemblence to the ride that once operated. If the "spirit" of the original ride had been somewhat preserved, then it might make sense to say that the ride is not really defunct, but since Kennywood obviously wanted a different ride, I think its safe to say that the original Phantom is gone.

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Monday, November 3, 2003 7:56 AM

boblogone said:
Riverview Mike, how, if at all, does the Raging Wolf Bobs at SFWoA compare to the Bobs at Riverview?

IMO, RWB has 3 things in common with Riverview's Bobs:

1. They are both made of wood

2. They are both roller coasters

3. The footprint is roughly the same.

In fact, RWB is nothing like the Bobs. The profiling is all wrong, the shuffling is awful and the trains are wrong. The Bobs had single articulating cars like the GCI Millenium Flyers. IMO, HW's Legend rides a lot like Riverview's Bobs.


Laugh your troubles away at Riverview, the world's largest amusement park.
*** This post was edited by Riverview Mike 11/3/2003 1:02:42 PM ***


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