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KommissarLT

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Here are some "milestone" coasters I've ridden. I'm not counting powered coasters, water coasters or alpine coasters.


1. Pepsi Ripsaw, Camp Snoopy (now known as Pepsi Orange Streak at Nickelodeon Universe)
100. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure - Was my #1 until I went on SteVe in June of 2018
125. Screamin' Eagle, Six Flags St. Louis - I rode this for the first time in the front during Fright Fest at night and the fall breeze was really nice in my face.
150. Flying Ace Aerial Chase, Kings Island - I have a picture with my dad and I on it, that's about all I have to say about this one.
175. Monster, Adventureland IA - The only Infinity Coaster I've been on and it sure is a blast.
200. Wild Eagle, Dollywood - I like how it's on the hilltops, but the rattle really holds it back for me.
 

Matt N

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Right, I'm now able to provide some updated info for this thread after searching through family photos from our 2014 Florida trip, and I've also decided to change what I consider a milestone, so here goes:
1. Runaway Mine Train at Alton Towers (28th September 2013)
25. Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom (23rd August 2014)
50. Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach (14th August 2018)
Next big milestone I'll probably count is my 75th, which will be some time in the future!
 
100. Woodstock Express (KD)
(150. Skyrush)
200. Mako
(250. Diamondback)
300. Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)
(350. Monster)
400. Superman El Ultimo Escape

Yes, I would have preferred to have Quimera (which I rode a couple of days ago) or of course Medusa Steel Coaster as my 400th, but Medusa was down and I wasn’t going to wait forever just to make it a milestone. Turned out to be my 401st, though.

By the way, I never thought any park could ever rival Mt. Olympus for the worst operations, but a new contender has just entered the ring: Six Flags México.

And before some pedant chides me for the 50s coasters in the milestone list, yeah, I’ll stop that soon enough. Probably when I hit 500.
 

Matt N

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100. Woodstock Express (KD)
(150. Skyrush)
200. Mako
(250. Diamondback)
300. Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)
(350. Monster)
400. Superman El Ultimo Escape

Yes, I would have preferred to have Quimera (which I rode a couple of days ago) or of course Medusa Steel Coaster as my 400th, but Medusa was down and I wasn’t going to wait forever just to make it a milestone. Turned out to be my 401st, though.

By the way, I never thought any park could ever rival Mt. Olympus for the worst operations, but a new contender has just entered the ring: Six Flags México.

And before some pedant chides me for the 50s coasters in the milestone list, yeah, I’ll stop that soon enough. Probably when I hit 500.
Congratulations! Out of interest, what did you think to Medusa Steel Coaster, as I never really hear much about it compared to other RMCs?
 
Congratulations! Out of interest, what did you think to Medusa Steel Coaster, as I never really hear much about it compared to other RMCs?
It was fantastic. It was running fast, and it had really fun drops and wild inversions. The RMC that it most reminded me of would be Wicked Cyclone. I would put it in the top half of the RMCs.

So it was great but not top ten in the world as I have seen it ranked sometimes in the past. I think that the rep of coasters in places that are harder for many enthusiasts to get to often gets exaggerated.
 

Matt N

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It was fantastic. It was running fast, and it had really fun drops and wild inversions. The RMC that it most reminded me of would be Wicked Cyclone. I would put it in the top half of the RMCs.

So it was great but not top ten in the world as I have seen it ranked sometimes in the past. I think that the rep of coasters in places that are harder for many enthusiasts to get to often gets exaggerated.
Thanks very much @MestnyiGeroi! Sounds great!
 

davidm

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It was very good. Kinda reminded me a bit of Goliath in Holland, but a modern spin on it. Backwards was disorientating.
 

GeaugaLakeisAlive

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Didn't really know what to name it so excuse me for the crappy name, lol.

Do you try to get in bigger, more exciting coasters for things like your fiftieth coaster, or your hundredth coaster (or any other milestone numbers), or do you go for the kiddie coasters to make it more amusing? Or do you just not care?

Also, what are your milestone coasters?

For me, I don't really care what my milestone coasters are considering I've only had one, which was my fiftieth, and even that's not a big deal. When I get to one hundred I'm gonna make it a worthwhile coaster though. In case you're wondering, my fiftieth was Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Great Adventure.

SOo, what about you guys?
1. Jackrabbit (Kennywood)
Didn't really know what to name it so excuse me for the crappy name, lol.

Do you try to get in bigger, more exciting coasters for things like your fiftieth coaster, or your hundredth coaster (or any other milestone numbers), or do you go for the kiddie coasters to make it more amusing? Or do you just not care?

Also, what are your milestone coasters?

For me, I don't really care what my milestone coasters are considering I've only had one, which was my fiftieth, and even that's not a big deal. When I get to one hundred I'm gonna make it a worthwhile coaster though. In case you're wondering, my fiftieth was Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Great Adventure.

SOo, what about you guys?
1. Jackrabbit (Kennywood): An incredible vintage wooden coaster with a unique layout.
50. Gatekeeper (Cedar Point): Not as forceless as people claim but still has a boring second half
 

HeartlineCoaster

Active Member
#100 Battlestar Galactica Human - Universal Studios Singapore
#200 Troy - Toverland
#300 Ultra Twister Megaton - Greenland
#400 Gold Rush - Slagharen
#500 Shambhala - Portaventura
#600 Rocky Coaster - Suzuka Circuit
#700 HangTime - Knott's Berry Farm
#800 Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia
 

Rupert

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#100 Battlestar Galactica Human - Universal Studios Singapore
#200 Troy - Toverland
#300 Ultra Twister Megaton - Greenland
#400 Gold Rush - Slagharen
#500 Shambhala - Portaventura
#600 Rocky Coaster - Suzuka Circuit
#700 HangTime - Knott's Berry Farm
#800 Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia
This is incredible! Given that Gold Rush only opened in 2017, you have absolutely smashed the last two years-worth of coasters! Amazing work!

Mine is:

#100 - Ba-a-a-Express, Europa Park. I’ll try pay more attention to what’s coming at 150 and 200...
 

Matt N

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#100 Battlestar Galactica Human - Universal Studios Singapore
#200 Troy - Toverland
#300 Ultra Twister Megaton - Greenland
#400 Gold Rush - Slagharen
#500 Shambhala - Portaventura
#600 Rocky Coaster - Suzuka Circuit
#700 HangTime - Knott's Berry Farm
#800 Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia
Wow; congratulations @HeartlineCoaster! It would also seem you're in America at the same time as me; what regions are you visiting? I'm in Florida!
 

Kw6sTheater

Member
I have an update from my Busch Gardens Tampa visit yesterday! :)
#1: Barnstomer (Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom) I rode it when I was very young.
#75: Mystic Timbers (Kings Island) I rode this in August 2017 on my first coaster road trip!
#100: Phoenix (Knoebels) I also rode this in August 2017 on my first coaster road trip!
#125: The Voyage (Holiday World) I rode this during the amazing Holiwood Nights event on June 1st & 2nd, 2018!
#150: Scorpion (Busch Gardens Tampa) I rode this yesterday (April 15, 2019). It's a fun ride and all, however, it fell short of my expectations. There were decent forces in the loop at the beginning and 900 degree helix at the end, but there was lots of vibrations and jolts in the trackwork - it wasn't a rough ride, but Scorpion looked less jerky than it rode. I chose this over Cobra's Curse (#149) because I am obsessed with Schwarzkopf's masterpieces such as the Mind-Bender duo (Both of which I have ridden ;)), Olympia Looping (which I have not yet ridden but I greatly aspire to) and Tsunami (Sadly, this one was demolished in 2016 :(:mad:). It's a solid, compact family coaster that delivers a classic thrill; but watch out for the jerky turns!
 

Matt N

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I have an update from my Busch Gardens Tampa visit yesterday! :)
#1: Barnstomer (Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom) I rode it when I was very young.
#75: Mystic Timbers (Kings Island) I rode this in August 2017 on my first coaster road trip!
#100: Phoenix (Knoebels) I also rode this in August 2017 on my first coaster road trip!
#125: The Voyage (Holiday World) I rode this during the amazing Holiwood Nights event on June 1st & 2nd, 2018!
#150: Scorpion (Busch Gardens Tampa) I rode this yesterday (April 15, 2019). It's a fun ride and all, however, it fell short of my expectations. There were decent forces in the loop at the beginning and 900 degree helix at the end, but there was lots of vibrations and jolts in the trackwork - it wasn't a rough ride, but Scorpion looked less jerky than it rode. I chose this over Cobra's Curse (#149) because I am obsessed with Schwarzkopf's masterpieces such as the Mind-Bender duo (Both of which I have ridden ;)), Olympia Looping (which I have not yet ridden but I greatly aspire to) and Tsunami (Sadly, this one was demolished in 2016 :(:mad:). It's a solid, compact family coaster that delivers a classic thrill; but watch out for the jerky turns!
Congratulations @Kw6sTheater!
 

Kw6sTheater

Member
Thanks man! I hope that my #200 is something in Europe (aiming for a crazy little thing called Taron). As for #175? I honestly have no idea; it's gonna depend on where 2020 takes me, in terms of parks!
 
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