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"I segreti della terra" - Felifonte. According to coaster count, I am the only one who rode it lol

It has been operating just for a few of years, the park now is closed.

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I'd say the rarest coaster I've ever ridden (simply based on the fact that it was removed a long time ago and it isn't even listed on RCDB, though I have talked to at least a few people my age and older who do remember it) was the old steel wild mouse that was located at what is now Jolly Rogers on the Pier at Ocean City, Maryland. I must have been around 9 or 10 when I rode it, and the cars reminded me for all the world of a bathtub - just a big oblong tub with a padded seat where one or two people could sit and a hand-hold. It had the typical switch-back layout of classic mice, and even though I was a kid (much better able to handle rough rides) I remember it being quite jerky and jarring. someone I had talked to who had ridden it thought it might have been an old Schiff mouse.

So not really rare in the sense that few people had ridden it, but rare in that it isn't on RCDB and very few people remember it.

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I'd say the rarest coaster I've ever ridden (simply based on the fact that it was removed a long time ago and it isn't even listed on RCDB, though I have talked to at least a few people my age and older who do remember it) was the old steel wild mouse that was located at what is now Jolly Rogers on the Pier at Ocean City, Maryland. I must have been around 9 or 10 when I rode it, and the cars reminded me for all the world of a bathtub - just a big oblong tub with a padded seat where one or two people could sit and a hand-hold. It had the typical switch-back layout of classic mice, and even though I was a kid (much better able to handle rough rides) I remember it being quite jerky and jarring. someone I had talked to who had ridden it thought it might have been an old Schiff mouse.

So not really rare in the sense that few people had ridden it, but rare in that it isn't on RCDB and very few people remember it.

 

Sure it isn't this? http://rcdb.com/4294.htm

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Tivoli Plunge at Tivoli Pier which was a small park inside Trop World/Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. It was a Zierer Shoot The Chute although it was all coaster track and no water except for a small area after the drop with water jets similar to Maverick that the track stayed above. The park was only open from 1988 to 1995 and the coaster was never set up again elsewhere. It has 8 riders listed on coaster-count. It was a simple rid3, lift hill then a 180 degree turn in a room with a disco ball turning and the drop out of a building over the water, brakes and a small raised 180 degree banked turn over sand and you were back in the station and you went around twice. It ran 1 train with 2 cars each seating 4 riders per car (RCDB says there were 2 trains but I am guessing 1 train was just an extra train since I never saw 2 trains running).

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I'd say the rarest coaster I've ever ridden (simply based on the fact that it was removed a long time ago and it isn't even listed on RCDB, though I have talked to at least a few people my age and older who do remember it) was the old steel wild mouse that was located at what is now Jolly Rogers on the Pier at Ocean City, Maryland. I must have been around 9 or 10 when I rode it, and the cars reminded me for all the world of a bathtub - just a big oblong tub with a padded seat where one or two people could sit and a hand-hold. It had the typical switch-back layout of classic mice, and even though I was a kid (much better able to handle rough rides) I remember it being quite jerky and jarring. someone I had talked to who had ridden it thought it might have been an old Schiff mouse.

So not really rare in the sense that few people had ridden it, but rare in that it isn't on RCDB and very few people remember it.

 

Sure it isn't this? http://rcdb.com/4294.htm

 

No, because I rode it in 1979 or 1980, and the above coaster wasn't put there until the late 80's. The mouse I rode had very little themeing, though I think the cars might have had a mouse face on the front. I have no idea why it isn't listed on RCDB. I guess that they may not have any info on it.

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Apart from a traveling carnival coaster that has only one other listed, the Wildcat and Mr. Twister at the original Elitch Gardens with 10 and 12. For extant, non-kiddie coasters, it's the Zippin Pippin's Green Bay incarnation with 75.

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That's my rare 1-2 riders list. Most of the coasters on this list were found and added by me and are located in South America, hence the fact that I'm the only one who rode them

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In it's original spot, and only for six months, in 1986...

 

Scream Machine Vancouver, EXPO 86.

 

Which is now called Ninja, and relocated at Six Flags St.Louis.

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Ever since I've interacted with coaster enthusiasts in person, I seem to have received the most "coaster cred" for having actually ridden the infamous Drachen Fire before its removal - and even modification! However, I know that online, many more people have ridden it than my small circle of acquaintances. According to Coaster Count, my rarest credit is the original Jet Star at Casino Pier. Also, my Boblo Island credits are at the top, too. FWIW, I did ride SOB both with, and without the loop, but I imagine many people have, in enthusiast circles. Still, those are my biggest "rare" claims to coaster riding fame!

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Switchback at ZDT's is my rarest credit according to coastercount, in the 31-42 riders category. For only having ridden 27 coasters that doesn't seem too bad.

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History and rare credits here. This goes back a loooong way. Anybody remember when Cedar Point had 2, yes 2, wild mice? RCDB has Wild Mouse gone in 1962 but that is wrong, It was there for a long time after. I always rode both and preferred the Scamper version as it was the wooden one versus the steel Wild Mouse. Scamper was located where the current day Flying Bobs are and Wild Mouse was located near Blue Streak where also was the Calypso and Roto Jets at one time. Cool little known trivia. The sixties era of Cedar Point had several duplicate rides to handle the crowds I guess. Ie, Calypso and Tiki Twirl. Calypso had a much better light package at night.

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steel mouse at CP

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^^ I am pretty old I guess. I also have a very weird uncanny memory for stuff when I was a kid. My relatives are always amazed at the things I know and remember that, hee hee, some wish I didn't. I can still remember my first coaster ride at 3 years old, down to every detail of the ride. It kinda freaks my parents out, this weird photo ADD memory I have. ( I'm glad I do though)

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I think I might have a winner for this thread... or the runner-up, if the story about Maverick is true.

 

http://rcdb.com/12766.htm

 

The park was only open for one day, and it might not open again in the distant future. Sadly (or not?), there was no possible way for me to be there.

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Old enough to know that I was going to Cedar Point BEFORE Blue Streak was even built.

 

My mom has a picture of her when she was either 10 or 11 (don't recall which), sitting in the front seat of Blue Streak going down the first hill, arms in the air! This was back when there was no seat divider, so she was alone in the middle of the seat. Great picture, and it leaves no doubt where at least some of my coaster enthusiasm comes from! (Though, my dad was my partner for my Valravn Preview Night trip, at the age of 66, and has a Platinum Pass for CP, so he clearly had some influence as well!)

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