Parks and the coaster records(significance) they h

Tuesday, January 2, 2001 11:24 PM
O.K. I just want to get an idea of the coasters that exist today and what record or significance they have had or have today. Its no surprise that my homepark is SFGAm so I can elaborate on the coasters at this park along with coasters that were once there but have since been removed. Here goes.

1. Whizzer- Last remaining Schwartzkopf speed racer operating in the U.S.
2. Demon- First coaster to have 4 inversions when it debuted. (Originally was the Turn of the Century)
3. Tidal Wave-(1978-1991), tallest coaster at 142 ft. Not a complete circuit coaster but was still the tallest at the time.
4. American Eagle= Tallest and fastest wooden coaster when it debuted.
5. Shockwave- Tallest and fastest coaster along with the most inversions (7) when it debuted.
6. Iron Wolf- Tallest and fastest standup coaster when it debuted along with being B&Ms first coaster under thier own name when they broke away from Intamin AG.
7. Batman TR- Worlds first inverted coaster.
8. Z-Force- (1985-1987), first and only space diver coaster, first coaster to have 4 across seating.
9. Viper- first in-house made coaster by the Six Flags name.
10. Raging Bull- 1 of only 2 B&M speed hyper coasters (Along with AC)
O.K. That is the lineup for SFGAm, please let me know the other parks that have coasters with records or significance in the coaster world.
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"DONT FIGHT IT, RIDE IT",,,,RAGING BULL
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 3:13 AM
A little off subject, Chitown, but did you notice that Viper and Raging Bull's significance is way less than everything else? They are both great rides, but before these two rides every coaster in Great America had a major record. Of course as we know, a record isn't what makes a coaster great, it's the ride.

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See you in 2001 for twice the fun (hint, hint)
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 7:46 AM
Chitown~Wasn't Z-Force originally dubbed Flashback-The "Hairpin Drop" Coaster? Just wondering.

P.S. Wasn't it from 1985 to 88, when it was moved to SFOG , and finally to SFMM where it became flashback?

P.S.S I'm probally wrong ;)

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Hitler = Bad
Soup = Good
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 7:47 AM
Cedar Point:

1) Corkscrew, 1976, first coaster to have three inversions
2) Gemini, 1978, largest coaster in the world at 125ft. when it debuted
3) Magnum, 1989, largest, fastest, coaster in the world at 205ft. when it debuted, first to break the 200ft. barrier that has inspired so many coasters since

4) Disaster Transport, 1990, world's only enclosed bobsled coaster (who cares!)
5) Mean Streak, 1991, tallest, fastest, steepest wooden coaster in the world when it debuted
6) Snake River Falls, 1992, tallest water flume ride in the world when it debuted
7) Raptor, 1994, largest, steepest, fastest, longest inverted coaster when it debuted
8) Mantis, 1996, largest, steepest, fastest stand-up coaster when it debuted
9) Power Tower, 1998, tallest freefall ride when it debuted
10) Millenium Force, 2000, tallest, fastest coaster in the world when it debuted at 310ft.

O.K. two are not coasters.

*** This post was edited by Martling on 1/3/2001. ***
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 7:57 AM
Paramount's Carowinds (then Carowinds)

-Vortex, 1992 (last year before Paramount bought Carowinds)- one of the most advanced stand up roller coasters, i am not sure if it set any records.
-Carolina Cyclone, 1980- most inversions (4) when it opened, I am 99% sure of this

White Lightning may have set a record when it opened im not sure. It was a shuttle looper that his since been taken down



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"I traded my soul for a ride on Millennium Force"
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 8:14 AM
Six Flags Magic Mountain

Some of these are pretty lame, but I had to come up with something for every coaster...

Gold Rusher - Fatest Mine Train in California.
Revolution - Worlds First Steel Looping Coaster
Colossus - Tallest/Fastest Wooden Coaster when it debuted.
Ninja - Fastest Suspended Coaster in the West
Viper - Largest Looping Coaster in the World. Highest Vertical Loop.
Psyclone - Worst Copy of the CI Cyclone in existance.
Flashback - Worlds first and only Space Diver
Batman The Ride - World's only Batman with Grey track
Superman The Escape - World's Tallest/Fastest Coaster
Riddler's Revenge - World's Tallest/Fastest Standup Coaster
Canyon Blaster - Worlds most exciting kiddie coaster (try it! I'm not kidding)
Goliath - World's Tallest/Fastest Complete Circuit Coaster when it opened
Goliath Jr. - Worlds lamest concept for a kiddie coaster (tied w/ Gemeni Jr.)
Deja-Vu - Worlds first Super Invertigo
X - Worlds first 4th Dimension

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Tim Santa Cruz
http://www.californiacoasternews.com
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 11:09 AM

Martling said:
"Cedar Point:

5) Mean Streak, 1991, tallest, fastest, steepest wooden coaster in the world when it debuted



Slight correction, Mean Streak never held the record for the steepest drop on a woodie...in fact, 52ยบ was pretty pedestrian.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 11:15 AM

Tim Santa Cruz said:
"Six Flags Magic Mountain

Some of these are pretty lame, but I had to come up with something for every coaster...

Goliath - World's Tallest/Fastest Complete

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Tim Santa Cruz"


Goliath never held the title for tallest full circuit coaster. Fujiyama in Japan at 259ft was still taller.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 12:20 PM
PKI
Racer-first wooden coaster to be built at a modern theme park
The Beast- longest wooden coaster in the world (after twenty one years) (When it opened it was also the tallest and fastest)
The Bat[defunct]- world`s first suspended coaster
King Cobra- first stand-up looping coaster
Vortex- first coaster with six loops
Flight of Fear- first coaster to use linear induction motors (along with PKD`s FoF)
Son of Beast- world`s tallest, fastest, only looping wooden roller coaster (second longest in the world[Beast is longest]) *** This post was edited by coastersrz on 1/3/2001. ***
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Wednesday, January 3, 2001 12:36 PM
Six Flags Over Texas - First Six Flags park

Runaway Mine Train - First mine train
Shockwave - First double back-to-back looping coaster
Log Ride - First log ride
Wildcatter - First freefall
Batman - First with yellow track
Texas Giant - 2nd tallest when it opened
Flashback - One of the first boomerangs
Big Bend - First Speedracer
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 10:33 AM
Isn't Ninja the only suspended coaster in the west? XLR-8 is the next closest in Houston that I can think of.
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 12:31 PM
Michigan's Adventure-
Shivering Timbers- debuted as the best wooden roller coaster


(Whoops!)
Just kidding (My jokes are pathetic)
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Coasters- a little slice of heaven *** This post was edited by Craig the Coaster Freak on 1/4/2001. ***
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Thursday, January 4, 2001 1:22 PM
Tim Santa Cruz said
Deja Vu- Worlds first Super Invertigo

I belive that that is incorrect, SFGAm is also getting one too.

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