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Thursday, March 27, 2003 6:42 PM
Son Of Beast... First 200 ft Wood w/ Loop

Millenium Force... Only 300ft Full Circuit in the U.S. w/ cable lift

X ...World first/only 4D

Whizzer... America's only Spiral coaster

TTD ...World's first full circuit Strata

FlashBack (MM)...World's only hairpin Coaster
Hypersonic.. First Thrust Air Coaster

Anaconda Worl'd first Coaster to have an underwater tunnel

Help Can't think of anymore


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Thursday, March 27, 2003 7:21 PM
Whizzer was a clone of 2 other speedracers. The other at PGA and Big Bend at SFOT, the first and a bit longer.

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Jeremy Murphy
www.lonestarthrills.com

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 7:24 PM
Thanks for the correction. I was aware of the Californian Clone but was not aware of the Texas coaster. Does it still operate?

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 7:27 PM
No, once Zambezi Zinger was removed in 1998, Whizzer at SFGAm was the last jumbo jet/speed racer left in the USA. They are a dying breed and it's sad. The 'Zinger was a great ride with a great layout that wove itself through the trees (which were heavily overgrown).

Here's a picture of the 'Zinger http://midwestinfoguide.com/gallery/wof/26.jpg

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SW:):)SH
midwestinfoguide.com

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:02 PM
what about Steel Dragon the only non 1 car coaster to have two trains on the lift at the same time and the only one with two chains top section bottom section. well u know what I mean
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Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:12 PM
I didn't know that one. Good job. Didn't mention the only 300ft out and back full circuit with a chain lift.

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Thursday, March 27, 2003 11:25 PM
How's about Coaster at PNE? First off, it's the only surviving Carl Phare coaster in the world. Secondly, and most amazingly, it is the only coaster I know of that spirals in on itself. This, in turn, keeps the coasters' pace up, and seemingly makes you feel as though it is gaining speed into the brakes. You just always keep the heavier rider on the left, and all is well! ;)
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Thursday, March 27, 2003 11:40 PM
While these "facts" are interesting, and to some degree even valid, it makes me wonder how far enthusiasts will go to classify something. It gets almost Cedar Point-like in nature the way we create goofy categories to say "this is the only..."

I propose one of my own: Talon

It's the only orange B&M inverted coaster visible from a car driving on route 222 in Pennsylvania.

And that's a record/unique trait that I'm willing to bet stands for eternity. :)

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*** This post was edited by Lord Gonchar 3/28/2003 4:41:06 AM ***

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Friday, March 28, 2003 3:16 AM
Your so right! LOL

Superman The Escape the world's only shuttle/drop ride to touted as a rollercoaster

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Friday, March 28, 2003 6:31 AM
Superman The Escape...the only ride in the world that is clearly a rollercoaster yet, for some reason, some enthusiasts feel the need to classify as a drop ride.

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"God put animals here for us to eat them! I didn't rise to the top of the food chain just to have a salad!" - Bassistist

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Friday, March 28, 2003 9:26 AM
Acaconda did not have the first underwater tunnel. The Runaway Mine Train at SFOT had the first when it opened in 1966.

Also, the Whizzers weren't clones of Big Bend. BB had two lifts and had to be fit into a relatively small stripe of land. Not to mention, Whizzer still isn't the only American "Sprial Coaster." There are still some of Schwarzkopf's smaller, portable jet stars and such around.

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Am I really that shy?

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Friday, March 28, 2003 10:59 AM
Jet Stars aren't spiral coasters are they?

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If at first don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 11:14 AM
I must agree that some of these little facts at a little gimmicky. Take for instance Apollo's Chariot's 1999 debut.....record for dropped feet. I was like........well gee whiz, I'ma fly over to VA right away...sike!

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Adventura magnífica es el número uno y no lo se olvida!

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Friday, March 28, 2003 12:29 PM
The Schwarzkopf Jet Star 2 and 3 and the City Jet are spiral coasters. They have the spiral, train-powered lift.

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Am I really that shy?

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Friday, March 28, 2003 2:36 PM
Ultimate Lightwater Valley, steel track, wooden supported terrain coaster.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 2:44 PM
Wow big record colin...[/sarcasm]

• Corkscrew (Knott's Berry Farm), now at Silverwood

- First modern roller coaster to turn riders upside down; first roller coaster with corkscrew loop element.

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Friday, March 28, 2003 3:06 PM
How about Phantom's Revenge? The only Arrow megalooper turned Morgan-trained hypercoaster.

A shame we haven't seen more modifications like Phantom....

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Friday, March 28, 2003 3:15 PM
That's a very watered down "claim", if you could even call that one...

That's like saying "HyperSonic XLC is the only American S&S Thrust Air coaster with a white color scheme that was reprofiled."

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Friday, March 28, 2003 3:22 PM
Well, I don't know of any other coasters in which the loops have been removed....
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Friday, March 28, 2003 3:45 PM
Revolution at SFMM was the world's first successful vertical looping rollercoaster.

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Mike
Favorite Wood: Viper at SFGAM,Shivering Timbers
Favorite Steel: Magnum and Raging Bull

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