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).
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! ;) ----------------- Baghdad boogie - listen here!
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. :)
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.
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!
------------------ Adventura magnífica es el número uno y no lo se olvida!