Rollercoasters that with stood the test of time

Wednesday, August 1, 2001 5:14 AM
What coasters still rock after 20 plus years?
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 5:49 AM
I'll dedicate this one to Anton, and say The Sooperdooperlooper@hersheypark. Not the most intense ride, but a good coaster. It shows that a coaster opened in the 1977 season can still be popular today. I was just 5 years old when it opened but I remember it like yesterday. *** This post was edited by Coaster Fantom on 8/1/2001. ***
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 5:50 AM
For steel coasters all you have to do is look at the 2001 Golden Ticket Awards. Mindbender at SFoG is 23 years old and ranked 17th on the list. This ride is still great. Most coasters now still don't pull the Gs this thing does. And with only lap bar restraints, this one is definantly a classic. Its a tribute to how well Schwarzkopf designed his rides.

I'm sure you can name tons of wooden coasters that have staying power, but I'll leave that to those who have more experience with them.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 6:08 AM
Sooperdooperlooper does rock(I didnt even know the ride had a tunnel until i got on it), but I have to say Rolling Thunder at SFGAdv rules the 25 years it stands. Not many non-congruent racers are that old or that fun.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 6:48 AM
The big dipper at SFWOA - it's been their since the beginning of time! Noah built it along side the ark



ALL CLEAR
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 7:05 AM
Gemini at CP!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 7:19 AM
American Eagle and the Demon at SFGAm. Still good and fun after all this time.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 7:26 AM

Hello! The Cyclone at Coney Island! It is older than most of your grandparents and it is a truly awesome thrill!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 7:57 AM
The one and only Beast at PKI.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:03 AM
I second the CI Cyclone. Absolutely, without a doubt, the best wooden coaster I've ever ridden. Of course, I really haven't had a chance to ride many good woodies.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:05 AM
jbeast, I agree. The Beast is still one of my favorites.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:25 AM
Montezumas Revenge.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:27 AM

Mr. Mouse said:
"The big dipper at SFWOA - it's been their since the beginning of time! Noah built it along side the ark



ALL CLEAR"


I agree. Especially at night! It kicks in airtime!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:46 AM
ANYTHING by Anton, seriously.. His loopers are SO intense (mindbender). And Gemini, and Big Dipper, and Beast.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:47 AM
S:RoS SFNE and Raven HW. Classics such as CI Cyclone and Giant Dipper SCBB don't need to be mentioned since they have passed the 20 year mark almost four times already and are still great. One has to wonder about Shivering Timbers and Ghostrider since they have fallen under the anti-wood Cedar Fair label. The Blue Streak used to be an ACE Classic until Cedar Fair got too big and began displaying TPM.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:52 AM
For my first-ever CB post, I have to put a vote in for the Jackrabbit at Kennywood. It's fun, it's unique, and I've never waited longer than 15 minutes for it!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:53 AM
Just look at all of Kennywood's wood coasters. They were all built in the 1920's and are standing strong today. Happy 80th to the Jack Rabbit! :)

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:01 AM
boblogone, are you saying that S:ROS at SFNE and Raven at Holiday World have "withstood the test of time?" These are still new coasters (build in 2000 and 1995 respectively).

I say you do have to mention the CI Cyclone and Giant Dipper... as you said, they have passed the 20 year mark 4 times over and are still great. Certainly this qualifies as standing the test of time.

Not sure about the Cedar Fair anti-wood label. I've never been to CP, but I was at Dorney (another CF park). Okay, there are trims at the crest of Hercules, but is that because CF wants to slow it down, or to cut the speed so Herc does not tear itself apart? Same with Thunderhawk. This coaster was built in 1923 and heavily modified in 1930. There is a set of trims before you hit the bunny hops back to the station, but again, how much wear and tear has this coaster endured over its 78 year history? They still left the wild parts of the first turn and turn around to run full out. As someone in reference to CF's breaking of wood coasters, they only put them on when needed. Can't fault CF for being "anti wood" when they break old coasters (Thunderhawk) or coasters with not the best design (Hercules).


Above someone mentioned Hersheypark's sooperdooperlooper. Its nearest neighboring coaster, the Comet, could also be classified in to that category for this park. Built in 1946, it still has some of the longest lines in the park.



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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:12 AM
Loch Ness Monster
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:17 AM
I'd have to say Demon at SFGAm because it was better then I though it would be.

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