Top ten Amusement Parks

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 2:59 PM
I think Cedar point should be #1 because on the golden ticket awards Cedar Point was #1 for best park for like 6 years in a row. So why isn't it #1 on this list?
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 3:02 PM
LOL, "dragtser"??
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 3:24 PM
Why are people so obsessed with "Top Ten ". It's obnoxious.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 3:24 PM
Cedar Point should be number 1
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 3:25 PM
I'm wondering the same thing... I'm currently trying to find a list of the "Top Ten Reasons Why People are Obsessed with Top Ten Lists" but I am having no luck.
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 5:11 PM
Top ten list don't work when a lot of people don't go to ten or more parks that can actually be compared to each other.

I've been to WDW, Universal, CP, and Michigan's Adventure. All built on much different scales of size. CP is my favorite, but it also happens to be the only one I've been more than once (18 to be exact).

P.S. watch the Travel Channel for the most pathetic top ten list.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 5:18 PM
gator, I'm glad to see 3 of your top 12 are in PA. :)
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 6:08 PM
Here's My Top Ten

1. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

2. Holiday World

3. Cedar Point

4. EPCOT

5. Disneyland

6.Magic Kingdom

7.Indiana Beach

8.Knoebals

9.Hersheypark

10.Islands of Adventure

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 7:28 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar I like Gator's list, especially the first ten. :)

AV Matt
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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:49 PM
My list(I really have only been to 10 parks so it works out well).

1.Dollywood

2.IOA

3.Cedar Point

4.Kennywood

5.BG Tampa

6.Geauga Lake

7.Kings Island

8.Universal Studios

9.Wyandot Lake

10.Disney World


1)The Voyage 2)Thunderhead
3)TTD 4)Magnum
5)DD Ice 6)Phantom's Revenge

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 10:51 PM
rollergator's avatar ^ Trust me Matt, I *will* be adding Borntocoast's #1 park to my list...it is ONLY a matter of time and budget. The top 3 parks on my "hit list" right now are...(drum roll)....SCBB, BPPB, and, of course, Straicker's Grove...so I very well could have to add TWO. Fourteen for a top-10 list sounds about right anyhow... :)

If IoA ever adds my GCII twister, it'll crack my list too. I'd prefer something more insane, but picturesque-wise, and maintenance-wise, seems like a no brainer to go with GCII. Of course, if the "bigs" at USF/IoA ride Gwazi, that deal might not happen...*rollseyes*

RGB, I'll be sampling a few of PA's *other* parks in a couple weeks...Idlewild and DelGrosso's are the headliner's of the new-to-me PA parks. Return trips to Conneaut and Lakemont are likely, and of course, Kennywood is like, RIGHT there.... ;)

*** Edited 7/20/2006 2:55:54 AM UTC by rollergator***

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:29 PM
I haven't been to Idlewild since I was a teenager (70s) and from what I recall, there wasn't a whole heckuva lot to get excited about... but I am learning quickly that most of the old-style parks I remember as a kid are dissappearing or changing into pavement/steel/and concession stand wonderlands, with little or no charm left. So I should probably go back, and soon, because I will probably appreciate it a whole lot more than I did as a teenager.

I can't really see how the ride all day price is justified to be as high as Kennywood's for a park that size, though, just because they happen to own it..... probably the only reason I haven't ran off with my son there yet for a day. Seems like I can get more of my money's worth a half hour closer to home sticking with KW.

I would love to see them get some more of KW's hand-me-downs, like the Bayern Curve (which they supposedly have in storage) and the Swing-Around, which was a really fun ride that succumbed to a new high-dive act stage (phhht).... don't poo-poo it just because it was a "run of the mill" trailer-mounted flat... It gave a great sensation, especially where it was.. elevated over part of the lake, where the old rocket planes once were.

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Friday, July 21, 2006 12:50 AM
Rollergator, I know you have many shortforms to explain certain things and you are apart of the in crowd on CB but I cannot understand some of the things your saying. What is IOA and SCBB? I really don't know!
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Friday, July 21, 2006 1:08 AM
IOA = Islands of Adventure (Universal Orlando)

SCBB = Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Friday, July 21, 2006 1:26 PM
Perfect!
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Friday, July 21, 2006 2:30 PM
Idlewild is about $5 less than KW if I remember correctly. Unlike KW, they also have season passes. This park is more oriented towerd families with younger children and includes some themed areas such as Story Book Forest in addition to the rides. It also contains a medium sized waterpark.

I would like to see Idlewild grow a bit and become something of a cross between Knoebels and Holiday World. They already have some of the characteristics of each of those parks. What they could use most right now is a mid-sized wooden coaster comparable to HWs Raven or KBs Phoenix.


Arthur Bahl

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Monday, July 24, 2006 3:42 AM
For whatever reason, I can't remember the "Rollo Coaster" when I was at Idlewild... is it worth remembering?

I seem to remember a newer, almost kiddie coaster, when I was there, but the park website says the Rollo-Coaster is historic... I can't recall what it looks like or the size of it for the life of me! Anything similar to the Waldameer Comet? (I even remember the old Dipper at KW as fun when I was a little kid, and it's ultra-loud air brakes).

I want to say a prefab-type, more modern coaster geared for smaller kids stands out in my mind at Idlewild... but I haven't been there since the 70s.

Like Mick Jagger said... "what a drag it is to get old".....

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Monday, July 24, 2006 9:03 AM
rollergator's avatar

CoasterDiscern said:Rollergator, I know you have many shortforms to explain certain things and you are apart of the in crowd on CB but I cannot understand some of the things your saying.

First, yes, I think I am "apart" FROM the in crowd...I'm just me!

Second, NOONE seems to understand half the things I'm sayin'....so maybe YOU are becoming part of the crowd? ;)

Sorry about the excessive use of abbreviations and such, after a half-dozen years or so, I don't even think about them anymore...

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Monday, July 24, 2006 9:12 AM
My top ten favorite parks in no particular order
  • BGE
  • CP
  • WDW (I'll just combine them all into one)
  • HW
  • SDC
  • KBF
  • WOF
  • SFFT
  • SFGAm
  • HP
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Monday, July 24, 2006 9:57 AM
Rollo Coaster is a junior wooden coaster that is built on the side of a slope in a wooded area. It has only a 27' chain lift but has a number of drops that make good use of the terrain and the wooded setting. This includes a hairpin turn on a grade that seems to have some resemblece to that turn on the former West View Dips though not nearly as intense.

Rollo Coaster is often described as a miniature Boulder Dash given its out-and-back design and its use of terrain and wooded areas. It is an ACE classic and is regarded as one of the best wooden juniors. It is quite different from the Waldameer Comet which is a double out-and-back.


Arthur Bahl

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