ThrillRide! to close its doors after five years

Posted Sunday, July 8, 2001 3:20 PM | Contributed by Jeff

ThrillRide founder Robert Coker announced that after five years, his site ThrillRide! will close on July 13. The site has consistanly been one of the most popular roller coaster sites on the Internet, and is well known for its outstanding ride reviews and "Wild Rumors." The site has been quoted by several parks and popular media over the site's run.

Visit ThrillRide!.

Sunday, July 8, 2001 3:26 PM
That really surprises me...Such a great site, too. They must have not been making money. It is somewhat sad. I'm sure that the domain names will be on sale. CoasterBuzz would look really good with the domain rollercoaster.com.

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 3:28 PM
WOW! What a shock. I will miss this site DEEPLY! Any reason why? I must have a reason!

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No Lapbar, No Seatbelt, No Problem!
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 3:51 PM
What? No way! Bob just revamped his site, added forums & bought the rollercoaster.com domain. Well, you know what they say, all good (& bad)things must come to an end some time.

BTW, go to the site to read what Bob has to say. I wish him luck for the future.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 4:13 PM
well it's too bad that thrillride.com is going off the air.But as far as I could see they were the biggest bunch of false rumor spreader's this side of the net.maybe people were getting tired of checking the site for any new updates only to find that they have not updated the site in over 3 weeks,I know when I have checked it the site is never updated so when I see that it hasn't I just log out and go to coasternet or back to the buzz,at least our devoted site master Jeff updates our beloved coaster buzz at least every other day.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 4:26 PM
Curious, I wonder how he was expecting to make money with this thing. His target audience really isn't that large and most of us are tightwads, heh.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 4:32 PM
I loved that site! The rumors may not have been trithful, but they sure as heck were entertaining! I will definitely miss it.

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KoЯn Rules! I just came out to feed!
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 4:47 PM
Where else can we go to read about the guy who's dad works at CP and showed him the plans for the 5000 ft. tall stand-up inverted tilt wooden coaster that will go all the way to L.A. and intertwine with SFMMs coasters because they are in such a fierce bloodbath of competition?

Seriously, I'm sorry it has to go, and I'm really surprised so soon after the new domain name and overhaul. Too bad!

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 4:59 PM
aw man no.. why!.. i enjoy reading Thrillride rumors... hehe man cant believe it.. now coasterbuzz takes number 1

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 5:02 PM
That sucks so much. Great site, we will all miss it. Don't leave us Jeff! Good luck to Mr. Coker in the future.

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Sunday, July 8, 2001 5:06 PM
I had over 1000 posts on there forums. I really liked them. I hope they stay at least!
The site is totally down at the moment.
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The Pens will win the Stanley Cup in 2002!
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 5:24 PM
That site was awsome! I hate to see it go.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 5:27 PM
um. aw lol
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 5:32 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooo!

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Word to your mothers
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 5:47 PM
Not too surprising to me, but still a surprise, how can something like this not be surprising?

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Cyclops. 1900 feet of CCI goodness.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 5:58 PM
Noooo. It cant go. That was one of my favorite coaster sites. The rumors were the best. Well maybe I could buy rollercoaster.com I was looking for a domain name.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 6:03 PM
this site has been a very big supporter to the coaster world. It will be very sad that on e of the best sites with Wild Rumors, News, and other cool stuff. This site went through a lot and i think that World of Coasters was a part of this site because the same thing that happened to WOC, is happening to Thrillride. Also even though I dont know a lot bout rollercoasters, I do sure know that this site is one of the best and it will really be missed.
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 6:09 PM
I will miss Thrillride's Wild Rumors and News updates and trip reports. They were one of my favorite websites and one of the best coaster sites out there. I know I'll miss this site a lot.

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Will there ever be a park prettier than BGW?
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 6:11 PM
I'm really sad to read and hear that thrillride.com will be closing. I thought the website would last for a long time. 5 years is just too young. Where am I going to read all those Wild Rumors?
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Sunday, July 8, 2001 6:22 PM
I am truly sad to see TR! go. Allthough some of the rumors really would be "wild" ;-) i enjoyed reading them nonetheless. Goodluck to Bob!
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