What region has the best coaster collection?

Sunday, January 28, 2001 8:08 AM
Out of all the regions in the US, which do you think has the best collection of coasters? I think the mid-west or the west coast. Both are very populated with quality coasters.

2 for 1 in 2001;SFGAm all the way!!
Sunday, January 28, 2001 8:27 AM
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
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 8:55 AM
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.
Sunday, January 28, 2001 9:12 AM
MIDWEST! They have CP, PKI, SFO, SFGAm, and SFKK. They are all a close drive and have great coasters.
Sunday, January 28, 2001 9:12 AM
MidWest -- Between CP, SFO, PKI, and SFGam, there's something there for everyone.

The worst would have to be either the extreme northeast (maine) or the northwest. Hopefully, that park that six flags just bought will get some new coasters :p
Sunday, January 28, 2001 10:31 AM
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 *** This post was edited by RandyHutchinson on 1/28/2001. ***
Sunday, January 28, 2001 10:43 AM
Ohio is the best coaster region by far. One end of the state is woodie cental, the other is steel city and there's all kinds of great carnival types dotted around the state.

Steel aint better, wood forever!!
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 10:51 AM
Mid West, but the west coast comes in at a close second.

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Sunday, January 28, 2001 11:56 AM
Well I think Ohio and California are the best coaster regions. I think the wrost would be the Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado area. They have nothing. Then again, barely anyone lives there.

Jack, who can't wait for Opening Day 2001...
Sunday, January 28, 2001 12:10 PM
As far as the midwest is concerned, don't forget my beloved state--Indiana.

Holiday World has Raven and Legend, both awesome woodies.

Indiana Beach has a few coasters including Hoosier Hurricane and, new for this year, Corn Ball Express

And finally, Fun Spot! This isn't much of a park. It just has a shuttle loop (Afterburner) and a Zyklon coaster.
Sunday, January 28, 2001 12:58 PM
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.

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Sunday, January 28, 2001 1:45 PM
Ditto to Lynch. Definitely!
Sunday, January 28, 2001 1:56 PM
Don't forget Michigan's Adventure in that Midwest catagory!

-Eric L.
Sunday, January 28, 2001 2:45 PM

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...
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Sunday, January 28, 2001 4:33 PM
hyper looping woodie:sob
classic:big dipper
dutchman:x-flight, eventually
slc:mind eraser
arrow looper:vortex
suspended:top gun iron dragon
wood twister:mean streak
2 mine rides
a boomerang

I would say we got a little bit of everything

As long is there is never a Six Flags Sandusky, I will live a happy life.
Sunday, January 28, 2001 4:36 PM
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. :) *** This post was edited by Metrock on 1/28/2001. ***
Sunday, January 28, 2001 4:46 PM
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.
Monday, January 29, 2001 7:56 AM
Hey, joey isch, don't forget Invertigos: Face/Off.

By the way, Mind Eraser is a boomerang. The SLC is Serial Thriller. Just thought I'd correct you. :)

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Monday, January 29, 2001 8:16 AM
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.
Monday, January 29, 2001 9:33 AM
I'd have to say the midwest. Cedar Point, PKI, Kennywood, to name a few. Pennsylvania is definitely the wood coaster capitol of the world while Florida is doubtless the B&M capitol.

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