Mine would be 1927,so many great coasters were designed that year.
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Oh yeah, I'll bring along a list of what Horses won what races so I can "Finance" my little Trip! (And possibly prevent several Coasters from meeting their fate with the Wrecking Ball! ;) *** Edited 7/21/2006 3:17:04 AM UTC by Borntocoast***
Racing Whippet and Idora Wildcat were built the same year 1927.
Forgot another..KW Racer.
*** Edited 7/18/2006 11:14:52 PM UTC by Ex_Westview and KW_worker***
I think I read somewhere that was due to the original not having the undertrack wheels so it had to be somewhat mild so it wouldn't derail. (?)
Sorry I sound like a novice here.... I just become more and more interested in these old coasters since my son has become old enough to ride, and I am starting to "relive part of my childhood" so to speak... only problem is, almost all those childhood coasters are GONE... :(
From what I read, most of the survivors were reduced to the RPMs of the production ride, after the originals were found to be way too intense for the normal rider. The most yakked-on ride in amusement park history, they say.... I would have ADORED the thing back then... I wonder if I could withstand it now? Heh heh.
may 2000, Cedar Point, Millennium Force (Wasn't there)
Not always in that order.
I can't tell you how it felt to ride those rides for the first time.
1990: I can barely remember it, but I'd like to ride Predator at Darien Lake in its inaugral year. If it made #9 wooden, it had to have been good.
1991: Mean Streak. It must have been a whole lot better in its first year, especially without the damn trim breaks on the first drop (and elsewhere).
1927: CB Cyclone: Of course, the first year of this monster coaster had to have been great. Not as many neck & back injuries
1992: Drachen Fire... the first year of Busch Gardens latest scream machine must have been sweet. It was before they removed an extra inversion, and before anyone complained about it.
1997: Windjammer... Knotts Berry Farm's most notorious disaster coaster from day-1. I would have loved to at least experience it, because of the fact it was so horrible.
I can only see this whole time travel scenario backfiring though. Let's say that today's frivilous lawsuit lawyers get wind of this idea, and decide to go back, and start all of their crap in the 1920's. That would be the end of the rollercoaster before we ever got the chance to now what they were.
I wouldn't mind being able to ride the Steel Phantom, the ride was modified before my coaster riding days started.
How about traveling to the future to ride the Flying Turns at Knoebels. That might not be until 2007.
X, also known as the death of Arrow Dynamics.
Intamin AG, slightly ahead of our modernized times.
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