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Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:44 am

Just wondering which rollercoasters and thrills rides people have been on, here's my list:

G-FORCE - Old Town, Orlando... (0 -110mph in 2 seconds Big grin)
HULK - Universal Studios FL
KRAKEN - Seaworld FL
Rock n Roller Coaster - MGM Studios FL
Nemesis - Alton Towers UK
Oblivion - Alton Towers UK
Traumatizer - Southport Pleasure Beach

I Have been on many more but just can't remember them at the moment.
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:55 am

Not to many rollercoasters for me.

The Big Bad Wolf - Bush Gardens, Williamsburg Virginia
Loch Ness Monster - Bush Gardens, Williamsburg Virginia
Apollo's Chariot - Bush Gardens, Williamsburg Virginia
Batman the Ride - Six Flags (New Jersey)
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:15 am

Six Flags Over Georgia:
(Ones no longer there in italics)
Batman the Ride
Deja Vu
Ninja
Mind Bender
Georgia Cyclone
Georgia Scorcher
The Great American Scream Machine
Superman Ultimate Flight
Dahlonega Mine Train
Viper
Z-Force

Las Vegas:

Speed the Ride (Sahara)
Canyon Blaster (Adventure Dome @ Circus Circus)
Manhattan Express (NY NY)
 
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:18 am

Best I've been on must be ERASER in Warner Brothers Movie Park (in Germany)
and the one with 9 loops in park asterix (Paris), I don't know what it's called.
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:19 am

Just one for me:

The wooden roller coaster on the beach at Santa Cruz, CA (the final scenes in "Sudden Impact" were shot on the coaster, and additional scenes on the boardwalk itself).

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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:27 am

My only really big thrill ride. And one i wont forget in a longtime. Needed doing. I was 23 and alone for my first holiday abroad in a country i had never been to. America

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y266/daniel100681/bigshot.jpg

THE BIG SHOT Las Vegas
THRILL SEEKERS ONLY!!!
The big shot shoots you at 45mph from the 921 foot level to the 1081 foot level in 2.5 seconds...then lets you free fall back to the launching pad. You hit 4g's on the way up then 0g's as you float out of your seat on the way down.

The view from the top was fantasitc (If you opened you eyes ((I did, WOW))

I had to get proof,people would think i lied (btw, im the scared looking guy)
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:27 am

Gwazi, Montu, Kumba, Scorpion and Python (Busch Gardens, FL)
Kraken (Sea World, FL)
Space Mountain, Runwaway Mine Train (Disney World, FL)
Fire Ice, Incredible Hulk (Universal Studios, FL)
Texas Tornado, Stampede (Frontierland, Morecambe (closed))
Pepsi Max Big One, Big Dipper, Grand National, Steeplechase (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
Nemesis, Scorpion, Oblivion (Alton Towers)

Plus coasters I can't remember the names of in Walibi World (Agen, France) and Times Square (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:39 am

Alton Towers - UK

-Oblivion
-Nemesis
-Air
-Rita

Oblivion


Nemesis


Drayton Manor - UK

-Apocalypse
-G-Force
-Shockwave
-Maelstrom

Apocalypse


Maelstrom
http://www.wimmerl.com/Coaster/Bilder/DraytonManor/DSC05396.jpg

Kennywood - USA

Cant remember what the rides are called. LOL

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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:33 am

I have been on Thunder Mountain Rail Road, Matterhorn, Space Mountain at Disneyland California and the one hellacious coaster on the Nevada/California State Line at Buffalo Bills. At the time it was built, it had the highest drop of any roller coaster. It went down like 15 stories or something inot a tiny hole in the ground. It was terrible. I *SO* want to do it again!

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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:02 am

Too many to list! But i will anyway:

Thorpe Park:

Nemesis Inferno (x41)
Colossus (x47)

Alton Towers:

Air
Nemesis
Spinball
Rita
Oblivion
Corkscrew

Chessington

Rattlesnake
Vampire

Disney Paris

Space Mountain
Indiana Jones
Rock n Roller Coaster

Disney Florida:

Space Mountain
Rock n Roller Coaster
Runaway Train
Primeval Whirl

Busch Gardens TB

Gwazi
Montu
Kumba
Scorpion
Python

Universal IoA:

Hulk
Dueling Dragons

Sea World Orlando:

Kraken
Journey to Atlantis

Six Flags Magic Mountain:

X (awesome ride)
Goliath
Colossus
Psyclone
Riddlers Revenge
Batman the Ride
Scream!
Ninja
Gold Rusher
Viper
Revolution

Knotts Berry Farm:

Xcelerator
Ghostrider
Montezooma's Revenge
Boomerang
Silver Bullet

Six Flags Marine World:

Medusa
Boomerang
Vertical Velocity
Zonga
Cobra
Kong
Roar!

Mission Bay SD:

The Giant Dipper

Blackpool Pleasure Beach:

Pepsi Max Big One
Irn Bru Revolution
Big Dipper
Grand National
Steeplechase

Warner Bros. Madrid:

Superman la Atracción de Acero
Batman la Fuga
Coaster Express
Stunt Fall

Parque des Attracionnes Madrid:

Tornado
Cumbres

Brighton Pleasure Beach:

Crazy Mouse
Turbo


I think thats about it
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:20 am

Quite a list for me although I realize I've only been on 2 hypercoasters.

Paramounts Carowinds:
Carolina Goldrushter (first every coaster at 8 yrs.)
Thunder Road
White Lightnin'
Carolina Cyclone
Top Gun: TJC
BORG Assimilator
Hurler
Vortex
Ricochet
Farily Odd Coaster
Runaway Reptar

Dollywood:
Tennesse Tornado
Thunderhead (great woodie!)
Blazing Fury

Busch Gardens Tampa:
Kumba (best looper I've been on so far)
Montu
Scorpion
Python
Gwazi Lion & Tiger

Island of Adventure:
The Hulk
Dueling Dragons Fire & Ice
Flying Unicorn

Boomers:
Dania Beach Hurrinca

Knott's Berry Farm:
Montezuma's Revenge
Xcelerator
Silver Bullet
Jaguar

SCBB:
Giant Dipper (great classic woodie)

SF Magic Mountain:
X
Goliath
Scream!
Riddler's Revenge
Deja Vu
Batman: The Ride
Superman: The Escape
Viper
Colossus
Revolution
Ninja
Psyclone
Gold Rusher
Canyon Blaster

Worlds of Fun:
Timber Wold
Orient Express
Boomerang
Mamba

Buffalo Bills:
Desperado

NASCAR cafe (Sahara):
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Fri Nov 25, 2005 5:15 am

If you guys think Oblivion in Alton Towers is good, you should try out Sheikra in Busch Gardens Tampa. Brilliant ride, 20ft higher than Oblivion, but as you don't plunge into a 100ft deep tunnel it looks much much higher, plus it sort of has a wierd inversion, and a second vertical drop where you don't stop at the top. Always been saying we needed an Oblivion that did more, now there is one!

http://pictures.rcdb.com/picmax/busch-gardens-tampa/sheikra71.jpg

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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:49 am

Quoting Mikedlayer (Reply 11):
If you guys think Oblivion in Alton Towers is good, you should try out Sheikra in Busch Gardens Tampa. Brilliant ride, 20ft higher than Oblivion, but as you don't plunge into a 100ft deep tunnel it looks much much higher, plus it sort of has a wierd inversion, and a second vertical drop where you don't stop at the top. Always been saying we needed an Oblivion that did more, now there is one!

I can't wait for my Fl. trip to ride that moster.

BTW, that "weird" inversion is called an Immelan (sic.) and is the same is the 2nd inversion on Montu (the invert in the same park).

Where did you get that POV of the first drop? That's a great shot.
 
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Fri Nov 25, 2005 8:18 am

Quoting Mikedlayer (Reply 11):
Sheikra in Busch Gardens Tampa

OH MY GOD!! I went there in October! the first time I went in this awesome ride was in the first row! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!! Specially the time that the coaster stops in the beggining of the fall - I had the impression I´d embrace the whole world!

It´s difficult to say all the thrill rides I´ve already gone because I love theme parks and I go in everything! So count everything in Orlando and Tampa + everything in the Six-Flags, Universal and Disneyland in California!

What an excellent thread!! I simply LOVE roller-coasters and thrill-rides!

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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:15 am

You folks need to get to Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. More rollercoasters of differing kinds than you can shake a stick at. Try top thrill dragster, 0-120 in like 3-4 seconds, up a 400 foot hill where your energy drains off just as you clear the top (hopefully, several times it's come down backwards) with a magnificent view of Sandusky Bay then back down the hill with a few twists to make it interesting and back into the gate all inside of 20 seconds. It's over so fast you don't have time to be scared. Then there is the millenium force, 300 feet up the hill and I hate every second of that.
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Fri Nov 25, 2005 11:52 am

Quoting Gilligan (Reply 15):
You folks need to get to Cedar Point in Sandusky Ohio. More rollercoasters of differing kinds than you can shake a stick at. Try top thrill dragster, 0-120 in like 3-4 seconds, up a 400 foot hill where your energy drains off just as you clear the top (hopefully, several times it's come down backwards) with a magnificent view of Sandusky Bay then back down the hill with a few twists to make it interesting and back into the gate all inside of 20 seconds. It's over so fast you don't have time to be scared. Then there is the millenium force, 300 feet up the hill and I hate every second of that.

Amen to that! I have been to MANY major theme parks and nothing compares to the extemity of the rides at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. It's just under an hour drive from CLE and it's situated on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Erie... Amazing views and more than half of their coasters have been record breakers at some point. Each year, they come out with something that tops any of the rides that any park in the world has. The latest and greated coaster is Top Thrill Dragster which blasts you off to speeds over 120mph, straight up four hundred feet, over a hump and ninety degrees right back down getting up to 120mph again... amazing rush.
 
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:06 pm

been to parks all over the place but nothing really quite compares to the new Insanity or X-treme on top of the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, whereas you dangle off the side of a wonderfully tall building with nothing between you and the ground some 110 floors below.
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RE: Rollercoasters/Thrill Rides

Sun Nov 27, 2005 6:09 am

Quoting Trekster (Reply 5):
THE BIG SHOT Las Vegas
THRILL SEEKERS ONLY!!!
The big shot shoots you at 45mph from the 921 foot level to the 1081 foot level in 2.5 seconds...then lets you free fall back to the launching pad. You hit 4g's on the way up then 0g's as you float out of your seat on the way down.

The view from the top was fantasitc (If you opened you eyes ((I did, WOW))

Yeah, I went to Las Vegas this summer as well and went on top of the Stratosphere and went on all 4 rides! The "Big Shot" which is the freefall tower as you described above, the "X-Scream" which is a teeter-totter style ride that drives over the edge of the tower (yes, you're on a track) while bouncing up and down (by the way, a few weeks ago this ride got stuck while it was over the edge when the power went out stranding 6 japanese tourists for 90 minutes in the dark. That would have scared the sh*t out of me!), the "Insanity" which also puts you over the edge of the tower while it spins you in circles at high speed (designed to stop in high wind), and their is also "High Roller" a roller coaster which is considered the highest roller coaster in the world at 909 feet high!!!!!!! It's best to go up there at night when all the lights on the strip are on.
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