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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    Quote Originally Posted by hakuna makarla
    the Corkscrew, any one do this when it was at knotts? it was moved to Silverwood theme park in Idaho in 1990. I was told not to do this coaster, it was to rough on the body, whats your take on this?

    http://www.themeparkreview.com/silve...silverwood.htm
    yep I did it when it was a knotts it was pretty good

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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    Quote Originally Posted by kelly
    yep I did it when it was a knotts it was pretty good
    I was told that ride was to rough, it was real hard on the neck stc. what do you think Kelly?

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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    In no particular order:

    Gemini - Cedar Point
    Dueling Dragons - Islands of Adventure
    Wolverine Wildcat - Michigan Adventure
    Iron Dragon - Cedar Point
    Blue Streak - Cedar Point
    The Hulk - Islands of Adventure
    Rock N' Rollercoaster - MGM
    Space Mountain - WDW/Disneyland
    Montu - Busch Gardens Tampa
    Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa
    Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa

    I wish I could list more Cedar Point coasters but I haven't been there since 1990. And I still need to try Sheikra at Busch Gardens.

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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    Obviously, I'm a big roller coaster nut. I've traveled all over to ride 'em. A few of my favorites:

    Millennium Force (Cedar Point)
    Apollo's Chariot (Busch Gardens Europe)
    Big Bad Wolf (BGE)
    The Beast (King's Island) - back in the days when it wasn't braked quite as much.
    The Raven (Holiday World)
    The Legend (HW)
    The Voyage (HW)
    Shivering Timbers (Michigan Adventure)
    Boulderdash (Lake Compounce)
    Thunderhead (Dollywood)
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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    I'm surprised to see Knott's Ghostrider isn't on anyone's lists. That probably has to be my favorite coaster by far...albeit I haven't done a lot of traveling to bigger coaster parks.

    BGW, though, has probably the greatest concentration of very solid coasters out of all the places I've been too. Apollo's Chariot has some of the most amazing airtime that I've ever experienced and Alpengiest is the only inverted coaster where I don't feel like blacking out when I'm on it.

    X, though...kicked me in the pants. It's the only coaster where I was actually unnerved by!

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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    Ghostrider is a great coaster, but it's really gotten rough the last few years. Not that I don't like a good wild wood coaster. I love them. It's gotten a bit rougher than it needs to be, however. Plus, after the Perilous Plunge accident, they're big on stapling you into the seat by practically sitting on the restraints. When I attended the Coaster Con at Knott's and SFMM a few years back, it was particularly bad with all the stapling of restraints going on and made the ride fairly uncomfortable.
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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    I think you're right about the rattling on Ghostrider. I wasn't as jarring for me though as a rough woodie usually is on me. If anything Psyclone at SFMM needs to go away, as quickly as possible. I've never been in pain after a roller coaster, and after Psyclone...I wanted to lie down on a soft bed.

    I personally don't mind the restraints on the Knott's rides. What bothered me was the terrible restraint system on the Revolution. Why an OTSR and lap bars...and the near stop on all the hills? It just seemed like way too much!

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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    Agreed with MrCoaster. If this list was about 5 years ago Ghostrider would be my #1 coaster. Now, I don't even think it's in my top 50.

    I'm done with Ghostrider after 1 or 2 rides during ERT at Coaster Solace. We haven't even ridden it the last few times we have been to the park. The ONLY reason I ride it now is when the kids REALLY want to.


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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    It's a shame, because it should be a really good coaster. I completely agree with FlyThenFall, too. Revolution used to be so great without the OTSRs. Those things really hurt the ride for me. It just doesn't need those horse collars!

    Anybody seen "Rollercoaster"? It's really interesting to see Revolution at the end of the movie these days and compare it to the coaster now as it's surrounded by so many more trees and growth. In the movie, it's much more bare and exposed since it's brand new.
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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    I have to agree that Ghostrider is just too rough. I went the on the fourth of July and I thought my teeth would fall out!

    I haven't been to that many parks, but here are my current favorites:

    X, Six Flags Magic Mountain
    Tatsu, Six Flags Magic Mountain
    Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, Disney-MGM Studios
    Xcelerator, Knott's Berry Farm

    There was also an inverted coaster at Busch Gardens Tampa that I liked, but I can't remember the name of it.

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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    Quote Originally Posted by hakuna makarla
    the Corkscrew, any one do this when it was at knotts? it was moved to Silverwood theme park in Idaho in 1990. I was told not to do this coaster, it was to rough on the body, whats your take on this?

    http://www.themeparkreview.com/silve...silverwood.htm
    I do agree that it was a bit rough - because of the corkscrew turn, it banged you around from side to side - I always hit my ears and side of my head on it.

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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    Revolution (pre-OTSR's) was my first looping coaster. That ride would still be one of my favorites if it hadn't been butchered.


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    Re: Your favorite coasters

    I don't know...Ghostrider was just fun to experience with my 8 year old brother. He loved the ride...and used to be afraid of the drop on Pirates just a couple years ago. It rose on my list of top coaster because it was a coaster that is exciting enough for me as coaster junkie, but I can still ride it with my younger relations.

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    Cool Re: Your favorite coasters

    Woodie: Giant Dipper, Santa Cruz
    Floorless: Medusa, SFMW
    Inverted: Deuling Dragons, IOA
    Powered Launch, Hulk, IOA
    Flying: Stealth, PGA
    Out-n-Back: Invertigo, PGA
    Stand-up: Riddler's Revenge, SFMM
    Hyper: Desperado, Buffalo Bill's Casino
    Indefineable: X, SFMM
    Indoors: Space Mtn, DL

    Special Themeing Achievement Award to: Revenge of the Mummy, USO

    Honorable mentions: Roar, SFMW,; Deja Vu, SFMM; Batman, SFMM; X-cellerator, KBF.

    Only rode Ghostrider once in 2003, and liked it at the time. California does seem to have either great or awful (Grizzly, Pscyclone, Coloassus) when it comes to woodies.

    I expect Tatsu to replace Stealth on that list next month.

    When we finally visit family in Pittsburgh some day, I expect the list to change (Kennywood, Cedar Point....).
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    Re: Your favorite coasters

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    I expect Tatsu to replace Stealth on that list next month..
    Trust me, a B&M flyer will replace Stealth.

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