The rare coasters on your track record???

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 5:00 AM

I want to know the rarest of the rare that you have ridden. Either coasters that are hard to get to, defunct coasters or SBNO's

Chuck

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 5:04 AM

1. Monster Mouse at Fantasy Farm-Middletown OH, Giant Mad Mouse herschell now located at Quassy and ridden by me in both parks.

2. Schiff Kiddy coaster also at Fantasy Farm.- Defunct

3 The Bat, Kings Island. Aprox 30 rides over it's three years of limited operation. -Defunct

Chuck, who will add more if he thinks of em

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 5:07 AM
Roller Coaster at Land of Make Believe in NJ. It is a tiny park and nobody knows about it and it is basically a kiddie park because I was five when I went on it. I don't think anyone knows about the place. And only 8 people have it in there track record and I am one of them.

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Sean

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 5:10 AM
Deja Vu at Great America :) Looks like only 72 buzzers have been on it.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 5:12 AM
Ya know, I was thinking about putting Deja Vu at SFGA cause I did ride it in only one visit on 6/18/2002
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 5:20 AM

Although I don't remember them very well, I rode all the coasters at the old Riverview in Chicago. I grew up about 4 blocks away from there and was able to ride them quite often.

Mark: I bet more than 72 Buzzers have ridden. Not everyone is in the CB Club so they can't add it to their count. Like me. :)

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 5:54 AM

I only have a few that I would consider "rare" or ones that few people have ridden:

* The Giant Coaster- Crystal Beach, Ontario. I believe this was one of only 2 remaining side-friction coasters in North America when I rode it in 1984. The ride and the park closed in 1989. It was a unique ride and while it wasn't exactly "thrilling", it had a unique charm to it. Sad that it was razed and not saved or relocated.

* Flyer- Canadian National Exhibition grounds, Toronto, Ontario. I only had the opportunity to ride this junior-sized woodie once way back in 1986. I can't recall who built the ride, but I do remember it being larger than Waldameer's Comet, but smaller than SFWoA's Big Dipper. It was a fun little ride, and the only ride I really felt safe on at the "Ex" (as it was a permanent attraction). The ride was razed when the CNE decided to relocate its midway back in the late 80's/early 90's.

* Geauga Lake's kiddie coaster. Prior to the 1976 season, Geauga Lake had a kiddie coaster, located on the site that was later occupied by the Zyklon, Rotor, and now Turtle Beach. I think it was one of those Conneaut style Little Dippers, but my dad said he thought it was wooden. I was only 4 or 5 when I rode it, so my memory isn't supplying all the details, but I know I rode it!

Edit: Since Charles and others seem to be adding all defunct/moved coasters, here's a few more: Zyklon- Geauga Lake (currently traveling carnival circuit); Corkscrew- Geauga Lake (moved to India); Screamin' Demon- Kings Island (moved to Camden, SBNO); Comet- Crystal Beach (moved to Great Escape); Wild Mouse- Conneaut (defunct); and I didn't even think about this one at first... Wild Mouse- Shady Lake Amusement Park (park and coaster defunct).

Ray P.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 5:54 AM
2 come to mind immediately. The Bat at King's Island.I practically lived on that thing and the Beast during the summer in my early teen years, and The Chicago Loop in Old Chicago.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:06 AM

Flying Dragon - Walled Lake Amusement Park (Defunct)

Soul Train and Swinger - Edgewater Amusement Park (defunct)

Sky Streek (Streak) - Boblo Island (defunct)

Jumbo Jet - Cedar Point (Defunct)

Corkscrew - Geauga Lake

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:12 AM

Adding more:

Tornado and Teddy Bear at Strickers Grove, It's only open to public twice per year and hard for people to get too.

Big Dipper Herchell at Strickers, Defunct.

Screemin Demon, PKI

Black witch at Magic harbor

Vampire-SFKK moved to SFNE

Coney Island Cincinnati-Pepsi python-operating

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:14 AM

jbeast said:
The Chicago Loop in Old Chicago.


Just in case you want to add this coaster to your record, it is now the Canobie Lake Corkscrew.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:18 AM

The Valley Volcano at Angela Park near Hazelton, PA (defunct) It was similar to to Beastie at PKI.

Mad Mouse at Rocky Glenn Park located near Scranton, PA (defunct) Identical to the mouse at Quassy. They also had a wood coaster Mighty Lightning but I was scared to go on it after my mouse experiance.

(EDIT) I believe that Sticker's Grove bought the motor and lift parts and constructed the Tornado from the blueprints of Mighty Lightning or a similar design. I'm not sure .

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:23 AM
The Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain, because it's so unique and different. Sure, if we tried, probably everyone of could ride it sometime. So, it's not in any danger of not getting more riders or anything. But, if you live in England, or California, it's probably pretty rare to you.

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Long Live the Whizzer!

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:26 AM

Mr. Twister at the original Elitch Gardens. (defunct)

Wildcat at the original Elitch Gardens. (defunct)

Excalibur, formerly at Six Flags Astroworld. (defunct)

Sidewinder at Six Flags Elitch Gardens. (one of only four still operating in the world, I consider that somewhat rare)

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:27 AM
Oh, how could I forget the Screamin' Demon?? I used to love the way that the stairwell used to shake while waiting in line. Scary stuff at the time. Chitown, thanks for the info about Chicago Loop.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:29 AM

*Candy Cane Coaster - Santa's Workshop, Colorado (may be the highest coaster in the world ;) )

*Kiddie Coaster - Magic Valley Park, Pennsylvania (defunct)

*Comet (Comet Jr.) - Nay Aug Park, Scranton, PA (defunct) (Identical to the Camden Park Lil' Dipper now the last remaining NAD Jr. Coaster

*Roller Coaster at Land of Make Believe, New Jersey (grew up 10 miles from here)

*Tornado - Stricker's Grove, Ohio

*Teddy Bear - Stricker's Grove, Ohio

*Avalanche Run (before it was Disaster Transport) Cedar Point, Ohio

*I touched the weird Kiddie Coaster at Bushkill Park (although I guess it isn't a true coaster). Wasn't operating when I was there.

*Leap the Dips - Lakemont Park, Pennsylvania (well known but it is rare)

Probably a few more kiddie coasters I haven't kept track of.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:30 AM
The only defunct coaster I rode was Soap Box Derby Racers @ KBF... I also rode VertiGO but that's not a coaster...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:41 AM
Oh so millrace was one of the ones that went on Roller Coaster at LOMB. I felt like I was the only one;)

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Sean

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:46 AM
Yeah, but it isn't my track record. I forgot about that coaster until you mentioned it. It's been ages since I've been there.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2002 6:50 AM

Busch Gardens: The Old Country (now BGW): Glissade and Wild Katz (both removed)

Great Adventure (now SFGrAdv): Big Fury and Alpen Blitz (both removed)

Dorney Park: The Flying Dutchman (removed)

Trimpers Rides (Ocean City): Wild Mouse (removed)

Ocean City Pier: Jumbo Jet (not sure of the name)

HERSHEYPARK: Toboggan (one of two... both removed)

Williamsgrove: I think the older wooden kiddie coaster (either named Little Dipper or else nicknamed that locally). It was there in the early 1970's, but gone today.

Kennywood: Steel Phantom... but not all that rare since many on here have ridden it.

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