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!
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.:(
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***
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...
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!
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.