Never got to ride

Sunday, February 22, 2004 12:55 AM
Is there any coaster that you were actually at a park and never rode, and later wished you had because you won't get another chance to? (I.E. the ride closed after you were there.)

Mine was the Shooting Star at Lakeside Park in Salem, VA. I was there when I was 7-8 years old, and had not been on a coaster before, so I chickened out. Later that year the park closed for good...and now I feel like an idiot for not riding the classic John Allen out-and-back!

Sunday, February 22, 2004 1:11 AM
Thunder Run at SFKK. Mainly because we couldnt find the entrance for it!
Sunday, February 22, 2004 1:31 AM
For me it would be the Jantzen Beach Dipper in Portland,Oregon. I remember seeing this coaster many times as a child,but my parents never took me there as they were consumed with running a dairy farm.In 1970,the park closed and the coaster was demolished.:(
Sunday, February 22, 2004 2:15 AM

SFGA 11 said:
Thunder Run at SFKK. Mainly because we couldnt find the entrance for it!

You are kidding right? Couldn't find the entrance so you just gave up? Asking directions is your friend. :)

Sunday, February 22, 2004 2:17 AM
Greased Lightnin' at PGA... :(
Sunday, February 22, 2004 2:30 AM
I never got to ride King Cobra at PKI. Granted I was only 7 when I was there, but still I never got to ride it. I returned for my second time last summer and it was gone!
Sunday, February 22, 2004 8:44 AM
Viper at SFoG. I could've ridden it back in 1998, but since I was more inexperienced, I dismissed it as sometthing like "too simple". Boy did I regret it a year later after riding the outstanding Greezed Lightin' at SFAW and moreso when they annouced the removal of Viper.

The only other coasters I've skipped voluntarily were a few kiddie coasters (no big loss) and the Python at BGT (also not a big loss, since any other corkscrew/loopscrews I've been on were uneventful) *** Edited 2/22/2004 2:03:13 PM UTC by Ben Nelson***

Sunday, February 22, 2004 9:07 AM
I'm pretty sure I'll get to ride it again, but I never got to ride Fire Dragon. We waited in line for a very long time and my mom was on the verge of passing out because it was so hot that day. We rode Ice Dragon but never went back to ride Fire...
Sunday, February 22, 2004 9:42 AM
Deja Vu.

Two different Six Flags parks, two different Deja Vus, same "no ride". *** Edited 2/22/2004 2:42:53 PM UTC by Craig the Coaster Freak***

Sunday, February 22, 2004 9:44 AM
All the coasters that were at Crystal Beach!

I never got to ride Comet at Crystal Beach, to experience it the way it was originally intended, yet I got a shirt that says "I did it going both ways" (sounds a little perverted unless you see the picture on the shirt)... meaning both front & backwards. I was pretty much still afraid of coasters at the time, which I regret so much now.

Not to mention I didn't get to ride The Giant Coaster & I think they had a wild mouse one as well. I guess that's the price ya pay when someone doesn't force you on or bribe you to try new things!

Sunday, February 22, 2004 10:33 AM
Mine was the Tidal Wave at SFGAm back in 1991. I promised that I would ride in the 1992, but we know what happened. I got it ride it though in 2003 at SFKK.

Another one is SOB at PKI back in 2003. It was closed for maintence the two days I was there.

Sunday, February 22, 2004 10:56 AM

cdrpointcrazy44 said:
We rode Ice Dragon but never went back to ride Fire...

You missed the better of the two coasters :(

Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:16 AM
At least Thunder Run is still running. You can go back and correct your oversight.
Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:17 AM
Wicked Twister when it was shut down for repairs.
Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:20 AM
DEJA VU at SFGam and SFMM. SFGam was open but didn't want to wait in line with the kids that long.
Sunday, February 22, 2004 11:28 AM
The coasters at Opryland, but my mom said I was too little at the time. :-(


Sunday, February 22, 2004 4:39 PM
The Dips and Whippet at West View. The park was on the other side of town and I never got to go there. By the time I was on my own the park was gone.
Sunday, February 22, 2004 6:35 PM
I guess I'd have to say the Jumbo Jet at Coney...

Lesson learned, when you see a coaster operating, get to it. You never know when the opportunity window might close...:(

Sunday, February 22, 2004 9:25 PM
I made it to SFOG and was not able to ride anything. About 2 minutes after we arrived it started to storm. Really Storm. Within a half hour all rides were closed, as they were for at least the next two hours. Since I was just passing through Atlanta I had only planned on being there for a few hours. So, in the few hours I was at SFOG I was able to wait in a couple lines, only to have the rides close... and play some midway games.
Sunday, February 22, 2004 9:57 PM
Nope, never missed a coaster that I actually cared for.

There was Lola at SFKK, but after the ride's other half, I wouldn't have gotten on it anyway.

It's just to hard to try to think up something interesting to put in a signature every time I post.


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