State with the richest coaster history?

Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:28 PM
Which state would say has the richest coaster history?
Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:31 PM
I would guess either the Ohio or CA coasters cost the most.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:47 PM
Either Ohio or PA, but that's just a wild guess. ;-)


Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:48 PM
LOL....that's not what he means by "richest" history, RavenTTD. See definition 2:

Main Entry: rich
Pronunciation: 'rich
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English riche, from Old English rIce; akin to Old High German rIhhi rich, Old English rIce kingdom, Old High German rIhhi, n.; all from prehistoric Germanic words borrowed from Celtic words akin to Old Irish rí (genitive ríg) king -- more at ROYAL
1 : having abundant possessions and especially material wealth
2 a : having high value or quality b : well supplied <a city rich in traditions>
3 : magnificently impressive : SUMPTUOUS
4 a : vivid and deep in color <a rich red> b : full and mellow in tone and quality <a rich voice> c : having a strong fragrance <rich perfumes>
5 : highly productive or remunerative <a rich mine>
6 a : having abundant plant nutrients <rich soil> b : highly seasoned, fatty, oily, or sweet <rich foods> c : high in the combustible component <a rich fuel mixture> d : high in some component <cholesterol-rich foods>
7 a : ENTERTAINING; also : LAUGHABLE b : MEANINGFUL, SIGNIFICANT <rich allusions> c : LUSH <rich meadows>
8 : pure or nearly pure <rich lime>
- rich·ness noun
synonyms RICH, WEALTHY, AFFLUENT, OPULENT mean having goods, property, and money in abundance. RICH implies having more than enough to gratify normal needs or desires <became rich through shrewd investing>. WEALTHY stresses the possession of property and intrinsically valuable things <wealthy landowners>. AFFLUENT suggests prosperity and an increasing wealth <an affluent society>. OPULENT suggests lavish expenditure and display of great wealth, more often applying to things than people <an opulent mansion>.

Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:50 PM
Gotta go Nebraska on this one.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 6:57 PM
I'd have to say Pennsylvania. Kennywood, Hershey, and countless defunct parks. Sadly a lot of history on many of the parks has been lost.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:05 PM
New Jersey with Palsades park and all those parks up that way.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:07 PM
Doesn't New York pretty much win automatically, having, y'know, seen the birth of the rides and all of that?
Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:11 PM

Chernabog said:
Doesn't New York pretty much win automatically...

With a payroll over 200 million, you would think so. Or at least be playing .500 ball. Oh, wait... wrong forum. ;)

Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:18 PM
Yeah Moosh, I know. I guess I just prefer objective debates. ;)
Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:22 PM
I'd have to say PA or NY
Thursday, June 9, 2005 7:57 PM
It's got to be California's rich history of coasters - whether defunct or currently raising white knuckled terror :

Matterhorn Bobsleds, the world's first tubular steel rail roller coaster

Knott's Corkscrew, world's first modern inverting roller coaster

X, state-of-the-art Fourth Dimension roller coaster concept - pushing the envelope of coaster design

Wacky Soap Box Racers, world's first and only four-track racing coaster.

Colossus - First coaster with two drops exceeding 100 feet

Stealth - World's first true/prone "Flying" roller coaster

Revolution, world's first modern vertical loop on a roller coaster

Xcelerator, introduces hydraulic propulsion technology to the amusement industry

Superman The Escape, introduces LSM electro-magnetic propulsion technology to the amusement industry

National Historic Landmarks - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Giant Dipper

More wooden roller coasters than other state in the U.S.

More inversions and inverting coasters than other state in the U.S.

More launched coasters than other state in the U.S.

More suspended-track style coasters than other state in the U.S.

California has also had one time or another nearly every single kind of coaster type that has ever operated from Wild Mouse to Rocket Coaster, from Stand-Up to Impulse Coaster, Water Coaster to Suspended Swinging Coaster.

Thursday, June 9, 2005 8:10 PM
Its Pennsylvania. Everyone in the industry agrees. Ohio, New York, and California are also well represented and respected, but the winner is PA.
Thursday, June 9, 2005 8:34 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:

Stealth - World's first true/prone "Flying" roller coaster

Actually, Skytrak, a short lived coaster in England has that honor.

CA and Ohio are good candidates, but PA wins hands down.

Thursday, June 9, 2005 8:35 PM
Alaska more than likely!
Thursday, June 9, 2005 8:36 PM
Pennsylvania has 0 coasters.....
Thursday, June 9, 2005 8:36 PM
Troll more than likely!
Thursday, June 9, 2005 9:32 PM
Im not sure about what states had the most parks.

I do know Ohio had dozens upon dozens of parks at one time or another, Including several John Millers and Schmecks and even coasters before their time.

Chuck, who knows between Cincy and Dayton alone there was over 20 parks. The Cincinnati Zoo even had a Schmeck Jr Woodie at one point.

Thursday, June 9, 2005 9:45 PM

youngstud98 said:
Pennsylvania has 0 coasters.....

Wow! You're ignorant!

PA, without question.

- BB

(In case you were curious: 91 Defunct, 57 Operating, 2 SBNO. Total of 143)

*** Edited 6/10/2005 1:46:43 AM UTC by BBSpeed26***

Thursday, June 9, 2005 9:57 PM
Montana...definitely, definitely Montana...

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