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Rides you rode in the opening season?

Sandman

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2003
Whirlwind, Camelot Theme Park
2005
Rita, Alton Towers
2006
Black Mamba, Phantasialand
2007
Troy, Toverland
Infusion, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
2009
Saw, Thorpe Park
Mumbo Jumbo, Flamingoland
2010
Thirteen, Alton Towers
2017
Heidi:The Ride, Plopsaland
Pegase Express, Parc Asterix
 

Bat Fastard

Member
2017- Mystic Timbers, KI
2017- InvadR, BGW
2017- Whistle Punk Chaser, Dollywood
2017- The Joker, SFNE
2017- Gale Force, Playlands Castaway Cove (not sure if this counts because it was supposed to open in 2016, but got delayed?)
2017- Hydrus, Casino Pier
2017- The Joker, Six Flags over Texas
 

HeartlineCoaster

Active Member
Goon question:
It has been defined as both 'opening season' and 'first year' so is this 12 months from opening or within the same calendar year?
 

CanobieFan

Active Member
1998
Journey to Atlantis - SeaWorld Orlando
Excalibur - Funtown Splashtown

1999
Superman - Ride Of Steel - Six Flags Darien Lake
Apollo's Chariot - Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2000
Kraken - SeaWorld Orlando
Superman - Ride Of Steel - Six Flags New England
Poison Ivy - Six Flags New England
Flashback - Six Flags New England (but I'd ridden it at SFKK as well)
Flying Unicorn - Islands of Adventure

2002
Batman - The Dark Knight - Six Flags New England
Ricochet - Kings Dominion

2003
Canyon Blaster - Great Escape

2004
Volare - Prater
Gold Rush Express - Six Gun City
BORG Assimilator - Carowinds

2005
Pandemonium - Six Flags New England (opening day)
Powder Keg - Silver Dollar City
Italian Job: Stunt Track - Kings Island
Hydra the Revenge - Dorney Park
New Gold Rush Express - Six Gun City
Mighty Mouse - Funtown Pier
Orient Express - Riverview Park & Waterworld
Hades - Mt. Olympus

2006
Kumali - Flamingo Land
Speed: No Limits - Oakwood
Stealth - Thorpe
Speed Monster - TusenFryd
Runaway Train - Gulliver's Warrington
Goliath - La Ronde
Runaway Train - Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Crossbow - Bowcraft Playland
El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
Italian Job Turbo Coaster - Kings Dominion (opening day!)

2007
Furius Baco - PortAventura
Vagones Locos - Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Turbulencia - Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Troy - Toverland
Pirates Hideaway - Casino Pier
Maverick - Cedar Point
Mystery Mine - Dollywood
Griffon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg (opening weekend)

2008
Voodoo - Dorney Park (opening weekend) (but I'd ridden it at SFOhio as well)
Wacky Worm - Old Town
Wildcat - Jolly Roger
Dark Knight - Six Flags Great Adventure
Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer
Fahrenheit - Hersheypark
Dominator - Kings Dominion (opening day!) (but I'd ridden it at SFOhio as well)

2009
Manta - SeaWorld Orlando (Pre-Opening day!)
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit - Universal Studios Florida
Terminator Salvation: The Ride - Six Flags Magic Mountain
Kiddie Coaster - Fun Spot USA
Dragon Wagon - Luna Park (in its only season)
Diamondback - Kings Island
Grover's Alpine Express - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jett Star - Central Park Fun-Land
*Bizarro - Six Flags New England* - (Had SROS but was at Bizarros Media event)
*Bizarro - Six Flags Great Adventure* (Had ridden as Medusa)

2010
Air Grover - Busch Gardens Tampa
Viking Voyage - Wild Adventures (but I'd ridden it at Celebration City as well)
Intimidator - Carowinds

2011
Cheetah Hunt - Busch Gardens Tampa (Pre-Opening day!)
Wooden Warrior - Quassy
Power Trip Coaster - Fun Spot USA (but I'd ridden it at Cypress as well)
LEGO TECHNIC Test Track - Legoland Florida (but I had ridden it at
Legoland Windsor as well)
Dare Devil Dive - Six Flags Over Georgia
Untamed - Canobie Lake Park

2012
New Kiddie Coaster - Fun Spot USA (but I had ridden it at Wonderpark as well)
Goliath - Six Flags New England (but I had ridden it at Magic Mountain as well)
Cobra - Zoomers (second day of its operation)
Manta - SeaWorld San Diego
X-Flight - Six Flags Great America
Wild Eagle - Dollywood
Dragon Wagon - Fun Stop (Pigeon Forge)

2013
Freedom Flyer - Fun Spot America (pre-opening)
White Lightning - Fun Spot America :D
Sea Serpent - Fun Spot America (But I'd ridden it in New Jersey)
Max's Doggy Dog Coaster - Martin's Fantasy Island
Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
Boomerang - Six Flags St. Louis
Sandblaster - Boardwalk Amusements

2014
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom (pre-opening)
Roar-O-Saurus - Story Land
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - Universal Studios Florida

And the missed credits
In 2004 Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster at Six Flags Over Georgia opened about a week after I visited. (Got it in 09)
In 2005 I made three visits to Great Adventure for Kingda Ka and it was closed every single time (got it in 06)
in 2005 I was denied Road Runner Express at Great Escape (but got it in 06, while it was snowing!)
2015 Cannibal at Lagoon opened 2 weeks after my visit....
2016 Wild Waves and GaleForce were closed at Castaway Cove... And Lightning Rod at Dollywood :'( (and the Alpine Coaster at Gunstock was down too)

2015
Andretti Family Coaster - Andretti Thrill Park
Fury 325 - Carowinds
Impulse - Knoebels
Turbulence - Adventureland
Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England
Ladybug Roller Coaster - Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
Hurricane - Race City PBC (but I had ridden it at Adventureland as well. Was my 200th at its original home)
*Backwards Batman The Ride - Six Flags Great Adventure

2016
Mako - SeaWorld Orlando (Pre-Opening day!)
Valravn - Cedar Point
Cobra's Curse - Busch Gardens Tampa
Joker - Six Flags Great Adventure
Phobia Phear Coaster - Lake Compounce
Freedom Rider - iPlay America
Whirlwind - Playlands's Castaway Cove
*Backwards Le Vampire - La Ronde

2017

*Rowdy Bear Coaster - Rowdy Bear Mountain
Whistle Punk Chaser - Dollywood
Mystic Timbers - Kings Island
Mine Blower - Fun Spot (192)

Joker - Six Flags New England ...so it turns out Joker was my 100th coaster ridden its opening year

And....GaleForce, InvadR, and Hydrus later this week <3
 

Edward M

Well-Known Member
2008- Evel Knievel

2009- HRRR

2010- Flight of the Hippogriff

2011- Soarin' Eagle
Steeplechase

2012 - Wild Eagle

2013- Outlaw Run
Boomerang, SFSL

2014- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

2015 - Rampage, Alabama Adventure (reopened)

2016 - Lightning Rod
Mako

2017 - Nemo and Friends Searider
Flight of Passage
Na'vi River Journey
OWA (3 coasters and 6 flats)
Spinning Coaster @ Track Gulf Shores
Hurricane 360 @ Track Destin
Justice League SFGAdv
Joker SFNE
 
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Pokemaniac

Mountain monkey
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Sorry to be a stick in the mud here, but is anyone - anyone at all - actually reading this thread? I went back five pages to check, and 95 % of all posts are people just listing their entries, occasionally interspersed by a quote of their previous post to list the additions. There's also the rare post of people correcting mistakes of themselves or others ("That coaster didn't open that year"), and there was one post last summer asking somebody to post their opinions on a new coaster in a recently unstickied construction thread. But with very few exceptions, people are just making lists and adding entries to them. I can see the utility of using this thread to keep a count of things for personal reasons, but I don't think it belongs in "General Discussions" if all that's being done practically amounts to taking notes.

Contrast with the Top 10-ish thread, which shows similar tendencies, but has a lot more discussion in-between, because it's actually interesting to see which coasters people rank the highest. But I'm not particularly interested in seeing what coasters people rode when, without any other information listed. So, you were there when Thirteen opened in 2010? Cool.

Again, sorry to be ranting, but... I think this thread is useless for discussion, very few posts are interesting for any other people than the ones who wrote them, and it has been going on for nine years now. I'd like to hear whether I'm the only one to click "see new posts" habitually and be equally disappointed every time I realize which thread I just opened.
 

CanobieFan

Active Member
So I'm one for shamelessly, continuously updating mine.... but I like to use it as a reference. That I can look back on and see without having to keep a copy elsewhere. And when I do go to update mine, I do look at the posts between my previous post and the current one I would be making a moment. It's actually because of this topic that I realize that Joker at New England was my 100 coaster ridden in its opening year. Otherwise I would never really thought about it.

And honestly, outside of maybe a construction topic. How many people truly come back and read every post, in every topic.... they've personally posted in after they made their initial post?
 

Hixee

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And honestly, outside of maybe a construction topic. How many people truly come back and read every post, in every topic.... they've personally posted in after they made their initial post?
I'd say I probably read 90% of the messages posted on CF. And that 10% is just the Three Word Story. ;)
 

BBH

Active Member
2012 - X-Flight, SFGAm
2013 - Outlaw Run, SDC
2014 - Goliath, SFGAm
2017 - The Joker, SFGAm
 

CanobieFan

Active Member
Uh oh! Back to update a post that people may or may not read! :p
1998
Journey to Atlantis - SeaWorld Orlando
Excalibur - Funtown Splashtown

1999
Superman - Ride Of Steel - Six Flags Darien Lake
Apollo's Chariot - Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2000
Kraken - SeaWorld Orlando
Superman - Ride Of Steel - Six Flags New England
Poison Ivy - Six Flags New England
Flashback - Six Flags New England (but I'd ridden it at SFKK as well)
Flying Unicorn - Islands of Adventure

2002
Batman - The Dark Knight - Six Flags New England
Ricochet - Kings Dominion

2003
Canyon Blaster - Great Escape

2004
Volare - Prater
Gold Rush Express - Six Gun City
BORG Assimilator - Carowinds

2005
Pandemonium - Six Flags New England (opening day)
Powder Keg - Silver Dollar City
Italian Job: Stunt Track - Kings Island
Hydra the Revenge - Dorney Park
New Gold Rush Express - Six Gun City
Mighty Mouse - Funtown Pier
Orient Express - Riverview Park & Waterworld
Hades - Mt. Olympus

2006
Kumali - Flamingo Land
Speed: No Limits - Oakwood
Stealth - Thorpe
Speed Monster - TusenFryd
Runaway Train - Gulliver's Warrington
Goliath - La Ronde
Runaway Train - Gillian's Wonderland Pier
Crossbow - Bowcraft Playland
El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
Italian Job Turbo Coaster - Kings Dominion (opening day!)

2007
Furius Baco - PortAventura
Vagones Locos - Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Turbulencia - Parque de Atracciones de Madrid
Troy - Toverland
Pirates Hideaway - Casino Pier
Maverick - Cedar Point
Mystery Mine - Dollywood
Griffon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg (opening weekend)

2008
Voodoo - Dorney Park (opening weekend) (but I'd ridden it at SFOhio as well)
Wacky Worm - Old Town
Wildcat - Jolly Roger
Dark Knight - Six Flags Great Adventure
Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer
Fahrenheit - Hersheypark
Dominator - Kings Dominion (opening day!) (but I'd ridden it at SFOhio as well)

2009
Manta - SeaWorld Orlando (Pre-Opening day!)
Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit - Universal Studios Florida
Terminator Salvation: The Ride - Six Flags Magic Mountain
Kiddie Coaster - Fun Spot USA
Dragon Wagon - Luna Park (in its only season)
Diamondback - Kings Island
Grover's Alpine Express - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Jett Star - Central Park Fun-Land
*Bizarro - Six Flags New England* - (Had SROS but was at Bizarros Media event)
*Bizarro - Six Flags Great Adventure* (Had ridden as Medusa)

2010
Air Grover - Busch Gardens Tampa
Viking Voyage - Wild Adventures (but I'd ridden it at Celebration City as well)
Intimidator - Carowinds

2011
Cheetah Hunt - Busch Gardens Tampa (Pre-Opening day!)
Wooden Warrior - Quassy
Power Trip Coaster - Fun Spot USA (but I'd ridden it at Cypress as well)
LEGO TECHNIC Test Track - Legoland Florida (but I had ridden it at
Legoland Windsor as well)
Dare Devil Dive - Six Flags Over Georgia
Untamed - Canobie Lake Park

2012
New Kiddie Coaster - Fun Spot USA (but I had ridden it at Wonderpark as well)
Goliath - Six Flags New England (but I had ridden it at Magic Mountain as well)
Cobra - Zoomers (second day of its operation)
Manta - SeaWorld San Diego
X-Flight - Six Flags Great America
Wild Eagle - Dollywood
Dragon Wagon - Fun Stop (Pigeon Forge)

2013
Freedom Flyer - Fun Spot America (pre-opening)
White Lightning - Fun Spot America :D
Sea Serpent - Fun Spot America (But I'd ridden it in New Jersey)
Max's Doggy Dog Coaster - Martin's Fantasy Island
Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
Boomerang - Six Flags St. Louis
Sandblaster - Boardwalk Amusements

2014
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom (pre-opening)
Roar-O-Saurus - Story Land
Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - Universal Studios Florida

And the missed credits
In 2004 Wile E. Coyote Canyon Blaster at Six Flags Over Georgia opened about a week after I visited. (Got it in 09)
In 2005 I made three visits to Great Adventure for Kingda Ka and it was closed every single time (got it in 06)
in 2005 I was denied Road Runner Express at Great Escape (but got it in 06, while it was snowing!)
2015 Cannibal at Lagoon opened 2 weeks after my visit....
2016 Wild Waves and GaleForce were closed at Castaway Cove... And Lightning Rod at Dollywood :'( (and the Alpine Coaster at Gunstock was down too)

2015
Andretti Family Coaster - Andretti Thrill Park
Fury 325 - Carowinds
Impulse - Knoebels
Turbulence - Adventureland
Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England
Ladybug Roller Coaster - Carousel Gardens Amusement Park
Hurricane - Race City PBC (but I had ridden it at Adventureland as well. Was my 200th at its original home)
*Backwards Batman The Ride - Six Flags Great Adventure

2016
Mako - SeaWorld Orlando (Pre-Opening day!)
Valravn - Cedar Point
Cobra's Curse - Busch Gardens Tampa
Joker - Six Flags Great Adventure
Phobia Phear Coaster - Lake Compounce
Freedom Rider - iPlay America
Whirlwind - Playlands's Castaway Cove
*Backwards Le Vampire - La Ronde
2017
*Rowdy Bear Coaster - Rowdy Bear Mountain
Whistle Punk Chaser - Dollywood
Mystic Timbers - Kings Island
Mine Blower - Fun Spot (192)
Joker - Six Flags New England

*new*
Hydrus - Casino Pier
GaleForce - Playland's Castaway Cove
Hang Ten - Fantasy Island Amusement Park
InvadR - Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Should be it for the year... Unless I make it out to OWA.
 

TheCoasterCruiser

Active Member
Hmm, let's see...
From what I can remember:

2007
Han-Katten, BonBon-Land

2008
Kaninus, BonBon-Land

2009
Tornado, Bakken
Viktor Vandorm, BonBon-Land

2011
Skatteøen, Djurs Sommerland
Krake, Heide Park

2012
Vilde Mus, Bakken

2013
Juvelen, Djurs Sommerland
Orkanen, Fårup Sommerland

2014
Arthur, Europa Park
Black Hole, Freizeit-Land Geiselwind
Flug der Dämonen, Heide Park
Sky Scream, Holiday Park
Helix, Liseberg

2015
Vilde Hønsejagt, Djurs Sommerland
Schwur des Kärnan, Hansa Park
Update...

2016
Pulsar, Walibi Belgium
Bisværmen, Tivoli Friheden
Raik, Phantasialand
Taron, Phantasialand
Lost Gravity, Walibi Holland
Wildfire, Kolmården
 

Mysterious Sue

Well-Known Member
Pre-2010 (just a guess)
X:\ No Way Out, Thorpe Park
Colossus, Thorpe Park
Nemesis Inferno, Thorpe Park

2010
Thirteen, Alton Towers
Brontojet, Movieland Studios (Canevaworld)

2011
Dizz, Bobejaanland
Ben 10 - Ultimate Mission, Drayton Manor
Raptor, Gardaland
Olandese Volante, Rainbow Magic Land
Shock, Rainbow Magic Land
Cagliostro, Rainbow Magic Land
Bomborun,Rainbow Magic Land
Wacky Worm, Rainbow Magic Land
Zooom, Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo
Mountain Flyer, Knight Valley, Shenzhen

2012
The Swarm, Thorpe Park
Oz'Iris, Parc Asterix
Goliath, Six Flags New England
Apocalypse, Six Flags America
Skyrush, Hersheypark
Verbolten, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars, Hong Kong Disneyland
Arctic Blast, Ocean Park, Hong Kong
Shambhala, Port Aventura

2013
Runaway Train, Billing Aquadrome
Smiler, Alton Towers
Juvelen, Djurs Sommerland
Psyké Underground, Walibi Belgium
Huracan, Bellewaerde Park
Twistosaurus, Flamingo Land
Hero, Flamingo Land

2014
Shark Bay, Crealy Devon's Great Adventure Park
Caterpillar, Flamingo Park, Hastings
Helix, Liseberg

2015
Twisted Colossus, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Cú Chulainn, Tayto Park
Acrobat, Nagashima Spaland
Maskerade, Wiener Prater
Achterbahn, Skyline Park
Baron 1898, Efteling
Scenic Railway (redone), Dreamland Margate
Counter Culture Caterpillar, Dreamland Margate

2016
Pulsar, Walibi Belgium
SOS Numérobis, Parc Astérix
Flight of the Pterosaur, Paultons Park
Velociraptor, Paultons Park
Kung Fu Panda Master, Gardaland
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Shanghai Disneyland
TRON Lightcycle Power Run, Shanghai Disneyland
Wildfire, Kolmården
Lost Gravity, Walibi Holland
Taron, Phantasialand
Raik, Phantasialand

2017
Heidi The Ride, Plopsaland
Pégase Express, Parc Asterix
Six Flags Great America, Joker
Kinds Island, Mystic Timbers
Dollywood, Whistle Punk Chaser
Movie Park Germany, Star Trek: Operation Enterprise
Kleine Zar, Hansa Park
Turbo Track, Ferrari World
Capitol Bullet Train, Motiongate
Dragon Gliders, Motiongate
Madagascar Mad Pursuit, Motiongate
 

Matt N

Well-Known Member
2010-Thirteen
2013-Smiler
2016-Mako
2016-Cobra's Curse
Next year I will be riding Wicker Man, Slinky Dog Dash and possibly Icon in their opening years.
 
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