What is worse, losing a ride that you have been on and enjoyed or a ride that you never got to ride?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 9:09 AM

I stupidly bypassed Conneaut Lake Park on a trip a few years ago. I have been kicking myself about missing Blue Streak ever since. Maybe I will get a chance in 2010.

Chiller gone from SAFGADV - even though I really liked it, No great loss. I really miss SROS at SFNE though. :)

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 9:54 AM

I did the same thing with Williams Grove. Still regret it.


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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 11:16 AM
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With regards to Jeff's comment, what's better, losing a ride you rode and hated, or having a park keep a bad ride that you'll never ride? ;)


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Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:22 PM
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depotrat said:
Chiller gone from SAFGADV - even though I really liked it, No great loss.

I have to disagree on that one, Ed. Chilla with OTSRs would have been "no great loss", adddition by subtraction even (a la Sonny). But after the retrofit to lappies, Chiller became the greatest shuttle coaster I've ever ridden...and a ride I once despised is now one I miss quite a bit. it's no BBW in terms of "nostalgia rides", but it was an absolutely insane ride through the zero-g with no OTSRs making you feel...secure. ;)

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Friday, September 4, 2009 12:38 AM

When I think of ride that I loved from my past that I could share with my son I get sad when they are no longer there.

I can't pass down an experience that I never had.

He would have loved the Coal Shaker from Hershey and the Coney Island or Morey's Jumbo Jet.


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Friday, September 4, 2009 1:41 AM
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Most of the rides I miss have similar installations elsewhere, so I guess it isn't too bad. One ride I really miss is Tidal Wave from SFGAm, but it is down in Kentucky if I really want to ride it (not to mention the much superior Monte @ Knott's which I visit often enough). I miss Shockwave, but rode it's practical clone at SFGAdv. I really miss Deja Vu (was I the only one that liked that coaster?) but I can go to SFMM or to Silverwood to ride it.

I can't say I miss a ride that was torn down but never ridden. I might not have even liked it (Crystal Beach Cyclone comes to mind on this one). Somethings sound good on paper, but the actual experience may be lacking. Using that logic I really don't get worked up about anything I haven't ridden disappearing.


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Friday, September 4, 2009 2:53 AM

Worse to lose a ride you'd wanted to ride but never got to. That's Big Bad Wolf for me, I'm still pretty bummed about it.


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 12:55 PM

It is hard to say, is the ride not so great and you have ridden, or is it amazing and you never got to ride.

Son Of Beast was good, but not a big deal, if it goes, it goes.

BBW was never ridden, but it looked to be the best suspended, now i will never know.. :(

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 2:49 PM

It's no secret, I'll never get over KI's loss of the Flying Scooters, No I don't blame any of it on CF but its not KI without em.Wonder what Carowinds will call it under the Peanuts Moniker?

Last edited by Charles Nungester, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 6:18 PM
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 3:13 PM
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^Awww

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 5:06 PM
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Charles Nungester said:
Penuts Moniker

That was the name of the alternative band I was in back in high school. ;)


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:23 PM

^^^^ That just made me think of a different way of looking at this.

What's worse?

1. Your home park removes a "mid-level" ride, which you still like enough to ride on each visit, even though it is not a top favorite of yours anymore.

2. A park which you have never and will never go to removes a ride which is widely regarded as being a great ride. However the removal of this ride does not effect you in any way since you never would have rode it anyway.

IMO, option #1 is worse since it effects me directly and involves removing a ride which I still like.


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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 9:41 PM

Charles Nungester said:
It's no secret, I'll never get over KI's loss of the Flying Scooters, No I don't blame any of it on CF but its not KI without em.Wonder what Carowinds will call it under the Peanuts Moniker?

They're going to paint them to look like doghouses.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 10:26 PM
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Awesome. The Flying Aces!


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:19 PM

Key Word: Enjoyed

I enjoyed nearly every ride at Old Indiana. Although, I never once took a ride on that train. When they took out the Mad Mouse I was upset. My first roller coaster, though it has been gone for 15 years I still remember it. In 15 years I doubt I remember Big Bad Wolf existed or where it was located.


Mind you, even a tiny difference, such as that between 0 and 0.000126, can make a world of difference.
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Sunday, September 13, 2009 5:08 AM

I think it's nasty when they modify a ride that you love and it now sucks. The Riverside/SFNE Cyclone died when the reprofiled the first drop. Even worse when they left the old track just sitting there and built over it. It was a coaster I grew up with. I was barely tall enough to ride it during the first season and it scared the hell out of me.

If the ride had opened as it is now I'd probably like it more than I do now knowing what it used to be like. The ride always delivered the thrills, even with the Morgan trains. Now it's like an advanced family coaster. We used to dare each other to try to keep hands up durning the first drop and turn around. Even after countless rides it was hard because of the intense forces and freaky transition just before heading up the second hill. There was this chaotic feeling like it was going off the rails feeling just before heading up the second hill that was priceless. That's totally gone now and the first half of the ride went from being horrific to a snoozer.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009 8:14 AM
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Lord Gonchar said:

That was the name of the alternative band I was in back in high school. ;)

You said PeNUTS right?

:)


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Sunday, September 13, 2009 12:31 PM
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Ohhhh...peNUTS?

Nevermind. ;)


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