East coast is pretty well populated as well. Between Dorney, SFGAdv, Hershey, Morey's Piers, Coney Island and a few other smaller parks in the same area theres a great selection in a relatively short driving distance that could rival any area. I bet within a 2 hour drive you could easily hit around 60 coasters.
------------- 2000 stats: 135 coasters in 26 parks Not Too Shabby For A Summer
I have to go with the midwest. The west coast (CA) is also good, but SFMM is the only huge coaster park out there (that I know of). Between CP, PKI, SFO, SFGAm, SFKK, and even the PA parks if you want to count them, this region would be the ideal place to be. The east coast also has quite a few, but they're spread out from NY to FL so I really wouldn't consider that a "region."
Here's another question: Which region has the WORST coaster collection? I live in AR, so I know all about areas without coasters. But we're within range of TX and MO (especially Wildfire) so I wouldn't say we're the worst off.
Ok people, I know its hard considering where you folks live, but the majority of the US does not consider PA in the Midwest. Many people don't even consider Ohio in the MidWest. Again, this may be hard to believe for some of you that live there, but its true.
With all that said I think the East Coast has the best coasters.
The worst would probably be from Nebraska to North Dakota to Washington
------------- Randy Hutchinson You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
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I don't know... I never really considered to be Ohio part of the "midwest." You know, though, you're all talking about traditional areas. I'm going to say the best region is from Ohio, across Pennsylvania, and then down to southern Virginia.
OK; yes I'm biased, and a newbie to boot, but I say the west coast. We've got Magic Mountain, Paramount's Great America, Knott's Berry Farm, Marine World, Buffalo Bill's, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, And, now we'll also have DCA.
Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, I love Cali... ------------- ATTENTION!!...This is the Alter Ego of Goliath Rocks; If he said something stupid, we're sorry, it's the "G"s talking...
FYI, California has all of the above (except a Giga) but more of them. Also, we got a 4D. Though, everything is give and take in this business. No region has everything. No region is perfect. :)
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Well about the mid-west region, most think anything past Pennsylvania is the mid-west region. However, Ohio is usually referred as a Great Lake state, or the Ohio river valley region. I have been in the Northeast, and Ohio does not resemble that area of the country at all especially the western and southern parts of Ohio. So to answer the best region with coasters, I would say the mid-west, and Ohio river valley areas.
I'm afraid I may have started this geography thing by claiming Ohio and MAYBE PA are midwestern states. When I think midwest, I think between the Rockies and Appalachians and between the Canadian border and the Mason-Dixon line. But I might be geographically illiterate, so let me explain myself: That area on the map that includes Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri is what I was referring to. Include PA if you want.