Smithsoian Institution top ten coasters 1980

Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:47 PM
1-Thunderbolt,Kennywood

2-Mister Twister,Elitch's Garden

3-Cyclone,Coney Island

4-Great American Scream Machine,Six Flags,Atlanta

5-Racer,Chapultepec Park

6-Giant Coaster,Paragon Park

7-Comet,Crystal Beach

8-Rebel Yell,Kings Dominion

9-Giant Dipper,Seaside Santa Cruz Calif.

10-Coaster,Dorney Park

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:51 PM
I see someone got "The American Roller Coaster" recently.  :)

Jman

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Tuesday, August 28, 2001 4:58 PM
I've had it for a while.Just sharing info that shows Kennywood ruled back then like they do today!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2001 11:08 PM
So far I've gotten 1,3,4,6 and 8.  I'm counting the Giant Coaster, which is operating as Wild One at SFA, STILL a great ride.  John Miller, rebuilt by Schmeck(fire, '32), who would expect anything less!  I got some good pics of Looff's Giant Dipper last fall, but had to choose one park due to time restraints, er constraints.  SFMW and SCBB would have to wait for another time, Stealth was calling my name.  Employees at SCBB thought I was NUTS taking photos of the empty park and coaster the day after their season closed...The Racer at Chapultepec, I assume that's the coaster listed as Serpiente de Fuego since it's "twin-tracked".  Crystal Beach Comet is now at SFGreat Escape,  Coaster at Dorney is nowThunderHawk (coming soon!) and that leaves, sadly Mr Twister.  I'll visit the namesake at Knoebels, and get a pic of the "Golden Bolt".  PPP here I come.  Since I am a woodie freak, this list is for me!

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