What park has LOST the most coasters since 1980?

Monday, November 10, 2003 1:50 PM
This may be a tough one, but any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to compile a list of the top 5 parks who have lost the most coasters since 1980. It makes no difference what size the coaster was, how big the park is, or even if the coaster was re-located that would still count as a loss for that park.
So far, I can't find a park that beats out World's of Fun. Since 1980 they have lost 5 coasters. The list can be seen here:
http://rcdb.com/quicksearch.htm?quicksearch=worlds+of+fun

Can anyone top that?

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Monday, November 10, 2003 1:51 PM
Sure.

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Monday, November 10, 2003 1:53 PM
If you count closed parks, Opryland :)

edit: Great Adventure still beats it though, good find.
*** This post was edited by bit0mike 11/10/2003 6:54:56 PM ***

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Monday, November 10, 2003 2:19 PM
...since 1980 ;)

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Monday, November 10, 2003 2:21 PM

rentzy17 said:
I would assume Cedar Point would fall in this category with 13.

Yeah, but they asked for coasters since 1980 as Cedar Point has lost none after that time.

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I lied and of course, someone has to throw Cedar Point into any topic besides its relevance.
*** This post was edited by The Shy One 11/10/2003 7:23:03 PM ***

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Monday, November 10, 2003 2:36 PM
Hey, thanks Chernabog. Although personally I would only count Lightnin' Loops as one entity, SFGAd has still lost 5 which ties WoF. OK, 6 if you count LL as 2 coasters which I know many of you will.
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Monday, November 10, 2003 2:43 PM
Anyone know the story behind the short stays of rides at SFGAdv? Do they really have that much of a need to keep things current or is it just because for the most part, their losses are "sub-par" coasters (even though that's a rather "piss pour" reason for removing them)

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Monday, November 10, 2003 2:52 PM
Sarajevo Bobsleds, Shockwave and Ultratwister were all moved as part of the Ride Rotation Program. Shockwave and Ultratwister are now at Astroworld (shocker, I know.) Sarajevo Bobsleds ended up at The Great Escape after spending awhile in Illinois.

Lightnin' Loops were joined at birth, but successfully separated later, obviously. The impression I've always had was that they were removed because of PR concerns regarding accidents on the ride, but they also were in the way of the way trendier Batman: The Ride -- so that's likely the best explanation there.

The rest of the rides were portable.
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Monday, November 10, 2003 6:51 PM
I think it would take really inept park management to actually lose a coaster:)

And if they did, I'm pretty sure they didn't think to look behind the sofa for it.

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Monday, November 10, 2003 7:43 PM
Six Flags Management: Now where is that damn Z-Force?

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Monday, November 10, 2003 7:57 PM
Does Prater Park not have 6?
http://www.rcdb.com/locationdetail398.htm

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 3:33 AM
That's darn good work there Vortexguy!!! We may have a winner here! Gosh, that's sounds like an oxy moron - a park losing the most coasters since 1980, a winner???

;)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:41 AM
20 coasters overall! geez that's a lot of coasters to loose.

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Your Park only has 1 good coaster! That's too bad!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 4:44 AM
I don't know if that park keeps the same "faith" as the other park's you're looking at Harry - if you notice the details, it says that the park is pay-per-attraction because it's made up of multiple ride operating companies. Probably, most of the rides are portable, so unlike WoF and GAdv which probably had to do some sitework to remove their coasters, this place is designed to up and change at a moment's notice.

Just my 2 cents, and thanks Maddie for the explaination on GAdv.

Anyone else think a coaster called Weiner Looping is just a real turn off to guys? Sounds painful to me ...

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:14 AM
Not a fan of the "Puppetry Of The Penis" guys, Impulse-ive? :)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:48 AM
PKI
1. The Bat
2. Screaming Demon
3. King Cobra
*** This post was edited by aero11 11/11/2003 10:49:47 AM ***
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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:25 AM

Impulse-ive said:
Anyone know the story behind the short stays of rides at SFGAdv?

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For a while, it seemed as though Great Adventure added nothing but small, novelty coasters, probably so they could market new additions every year or two. The Sarajevo Bobsleds, Ultra Twister, Shockwave, Viper, Skull Mountain... all "not quite Earth-shattering" additions for such a large theme park. GASM was the only exception. At some point, it seems as though management figured that it was better (and more cost effective) to have a few serious coasters than twice as many "flavor of the month" rides.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:35 AM
If you're still looking for a "top five", both the Great America parks have lost four coasters since 1980.

-Nate

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 9:39 AM
That's pretty much what I figured Rob, but as I said, seems like a shady move if you ask me. But, since it produced 2 of my top 6 steelies, I'm glad their thoughts changed!

And no Gonch, the only puppetry of the penis I want to see is when my girlfriend's in town ... ;)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 10:11 AM
You mean your girlfriend has a p....

Ack...never mind ;)

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