I don't know how anybody else feels about this but, I believe the "real" mega park/coaster wars died between 2004 and present day. Think of the innovation in the late 70"s early 80's. Then the break through of the "Arrow" rides, quickly followed by B &M. These diverse high concept's had us amazed and addicted for more. Then Intamin comes out with the "giga"coaster. MF in my opinion was the most amazingly photogenic ride of it's time. Not only during the construction phase, but also the CG stock footage. We were all so fascinated by the features of this ride and what it would look like once built!
In CP terms, starting with Gemini it took approx 11 years to go from about the low 100ft's to 210ft with Magnum. Then another 10 years to 310ft with MF! That was the going rate for the advancement of technology and pocket books, 10 years. Everything after that was rushed for the records/publicity. But I also think that the Technology and concepts are just about topped out.
So the fact that parks can obtain this record anymore means little to me, until the next big thing!!
As far as coaster counts, If you even have to decide if it's 1 or 2 it's probably 1. My two centsLast edited by JoshuaTBell, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 1:58 PM
kRaXLeRidAh said: What's a conjoined twin?
Answer is here.
I think it's actually this.
This thread needs poetry.
Are there more haikus than posts?
Must be offseason.
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."
Yup. Definitely the off season.
Does anyone else remember the last time they "held" the most coasters title? They counted "Flashback" as one of their coasters, but it was actually SBNO for years, and they would reportedly run it once or twice a year so they could claim it was active. I was there several times while it was still standing, the first time being in early 2004, but never got to ride it. It was not only closed, but all boarded up too! And they had the nerve to still count it to claim the crown from CP!
When Busch Gardens Williamsburg decided not to run "Drachen Fire" anymore, they took it off the rides listed and removed it from the park maps, even though it still stood for 5 years while they tried to sell it.
Besides, this addition still only ties Cedar Points 17, so they need 1 more to reclaim the crown anyway.
Life Is A Rollercoaster . . . Ride On!
^ The last time they held the "most coasters" title where ALL the coasters were actually in operation was in 2002 when X officially opened and Wicked Twister was still under construction.
That's back when SFMM sucked big time. Apparently it's changed for the better now that Thomas is running the park.
Am I the only one who counted six syllables in Andy's latest haiku?
(Sorry to rain on your parade, Andy. ;))
Andy...you FAIL! Poetry is three syllables.Last edited by Mamoosh, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 10:08 PM
Maybe he was thinking poultry? ;)
Andy tries Haiku,
Screws up in the the first line.
Try again, Andy!
Don't they still technically have the most even if its tied with CP?
By definition, one cannot have the most of anyting if another also has the same quantity.
Just checking, I wouldn't be surprised if Six Flags did that though. Like the "best warranty" for cars. 10 years 100,000 miles
Nah Moosh, I disagree. If no other has "more" then by definition that is the "most" (greatest in quanity).
They cant say they have "more" coasters than any other park, but the "most" coasters in any one park is 17. The fact that two parks share this distinction is irrelevent.
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If the parks really cared about having the most coasters, why not just buy a few smaller, cheaper coasters? A park could buy 3 or 4 smaller coasters for the same amount of money it would take to buy a B&M or Intamin.
Great idea. I'm going to open a park with 18 Dragon Wagons and hire myself a kickass marketing director.
You see my point, but think that I don't see my point, Vater. lol I'm not saying that a park should do it. I'm saying that the "most coaster" label could be easily achieved if a park wanted it bad enough.
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