New Knott's Berry Farm commercial, "10 Mean Coasters", Is this correct?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:27 PM

I saw this commercial for the first time today. According to CoasterBuzz and RCDB, KBF has 9 coasters. 1. Silver Bullet, 2. GhostRider, 3. Xcelerator, 4. Boomerang, 5. Montezooma's Revenge, 6. Jaguar, 7. Pony Express, 8. Sierra Sidewinder, 9. Timberline Twister

So how can they say they have 10 coasters? Are there any other rides there which fit the technical definition of "roller coaster", but don't look like what most people would consider to be a roller coaster? Even if there is something else which fits, should they say they have 10 coasters, when most park visitors (if they even count) would only notice 9? If another ride would count as #10, which ride would it be?


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:31 PM

You really don't have to worry about that mysterious 10th coaster, when I would never classify Pony Express, Timberline Twister, or Jaguar as mean.

Last edited by Coasterphan, Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:33 PM

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:34 PM

I agree with you about those 3 coasters, but I still wonder what they meant.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:56 PM

Are they counting Perilous Plunge as a coaster?

http://www.knotts.com/park/tour/brdwalk/plunge.shtml

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:07 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

They're counting S:TE as a coaster, which we all know it's not. ;)


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:58 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Perhaps they count Calico Mine Train? One could easily argue it is a powered coaster (although I do not consider it one).

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:38 PM

I say it's Joe Cool's GR8 SK8. Just a guess though.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 3:50 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

One could easily argue that Joe Cool is a shuttle coaster (again, I do not consider it to be one).

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 4:34 PM
rollergator's avatar

I'd argue that PP is what they might consider a coaster (of sorts)....but that Calico Glory-Hole Ride would make an absolutely perfect place for a "Splinter Coaster"...if GG and CF could come to terms on that, it could be awesome. :)

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:53 PM

Those are all good theories and possibilities. Thanks for the responses. In my personal opinion, I would still say that KBF has 9 coasters though. The new commercial amuses me a little bit for that reason.


My mother (1946-2009) once asked me why I go to Magic Mountain so much. I said I feel the most alive when I'm on a roller coaster.
2010 total visits: SFMM-9, KBF-2
2010 total ride laps: 437

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:58 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Gator - another great place for Splinter: in, thru, and around Grizzly Peak at DCA.

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