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2000

Lightning Racer-Hersheypark

 

2002

Batman-The Dark Knight-SFNE

 

2003

Canyon Blaster-Great Escape

 

2004

Whirlwind-Seabreeze

 

2005

Frankie's Mine Train-Great Escape

 

2008

Fahrenheit-Hersheypark

 

2010

Intimidator 305- Kings Dominion

 

2011

Black Diamond-Knoebels

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I realized in doing this that most of my new rides are a year old when I ride them... interesting. For the purpose of this exercise, I called KD my home park. I've ridden their new coasters the year they came out since Hypersonic in 2000.

 

1997

Alpengeist

 

2002

Wicked Twister

 

2003

Flying Ace Aerial Chase - Carowinds

 

2004

Storm Runner

Nighthawk

Thunderhead

 

2005

Motor World Express - Virginia Beach Motor World (Go ahead, call me a credit whore)

 

2006

El Toro

Voyage

Kentucky Rumbler

 

2007

Griffon

 

2008

Fahrenheit

 

2010

Intimidator

Sky Rocket

 

2015

Fury 325

 

2016

Valravn

 

2017

Mystic Timbers

(InvadR)

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  • 3 months later...

This year I rode these debuting rides:

 

Drop Line, Dollywood

Whistle Punk Chaser, Dollywood

Firecracker, Holiday World

Spinsanity, Six Flags St. Louis

Justice League, Six Flags Great Adventure

Hydrus, Casino Pier

Gale Force, Playland's Castaway Cove

Hershey's Triple Tower, Hersheypark

 

Denied:

Lightning Rod, Dollywood

Over the Top, Knoebels

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2004

Typhoon - Bobbejaanland

Oki Doki - Bobbejaanland

Draak - Plopsaland De Panne

 

2007

Vertigo - Walibi Belgium

 

2010

Joris en de Draak - Efteling

 

2011

Naga Bay - Bobbejaanland

 

2015

Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park

Baron 1898 - Efteling

 

2016

Taron - Phantasialand

Lost Gravity - Walibi Holland

Pulsar - Walibi Belgium

Raik - Phantasialand

 

2017

Red Force - Ferrari Land

Star Trek: Operation Enterprise - Movie Park Germany

Gold Rush - Slagharen

Heidi The Ride - Plopsaland De Panne

Symbolica - Efteling

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I rode Iron Rattler the day it opened. Or, to be more precise, the day before it opened. I was in San Antonio and decided to go to SFFT. I saw POVs of IR, and didn't realize that it had only been open for the media so far. I got there and went up to Iron Rattler, and there was a worker at the entrance to the queue that asked me if I had some kind of pass (can't remember exactly what it was now). I said no and he said the official opening was the next day. I was really disappointed and asked him if there was any other way I could get in. He said if I bought and Iron Rattler shirt in the gift shop and wore it, I could ride. So I bought the shirt and rode it and it was amazing.

 

I've also ridden Gatekeeper, Wild Eagle, Dare Devil Dive and InvadR in their first seasons.

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I believe my whole list looks like this now:

 

2003

Supersplash - Tusenfryd

Titánide (previously 'Tizona') - Terra Mitica

 

2005

Kanonen - Liseberg

Wild Train - Fantasiana (previously 'Erlebnispark Strasswalchen')

Sequoia Adventure - Gardaland

Leprotto Express - Mirabilandia

 

2006

Speedmonster - Tusenfryd

 

2007

Kirnu - Linnanmäki

Mine Train - PowerLand

Kvasten - Gröna Lund

 

2008

Dark Knight - Six Flags Great Adventure

Fahrenheit - Hershey Park

 

2011

Twister - Gröna Lund

 

2012

Polar X-plorer - Legoland Billund

 

2014

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - Magic Kingdom

Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts - Universal Studios Florida

 

2016

Lost Gravity - Walibi Holland

Wildfire - Kolmården

 

One new ride added to my list:

 

2017

DrageKongen - Djurs Sommarland

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I have the following:

Cedar Point

Top Thrill Dragster

GateKeeper

Rougarou

Valravn

 

Universal Studios

Hogwarts Express*

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey*

Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit*

 

SeaWorld Florida

Manta*

 

* - opened calendar year before, but I rode it in its first 12 months of operation

Add Mystic Timbers to this list, and will very likely add Steel Vengeance next year (and may still add SFGAm's Joker this year)

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In chronological order:

 

X-treme Racers (Legoland Billund, 2002)

Rage (Adventure Island, 2007)

Tornado (Bakken, 2009)

Manta (SeaWorld Orlando, 2009)

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit (Universal Studios Florida, 2009)

Vilde Mus (Bakken, 2012)

Schwur Des Kärnan (Hansa Park, 2015)

Wildfire (Kolmården, 2016)

Kleine Zar (Hansa Park, 2017)

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Final list of the year for me:

 

SFNE

Bonzai Pipelines (2013)

New England Sky Screamer (2014)

Wicked Cyclone (2015)

Fireball (2016)

Joker (2017)

 

SFGrAdv

Justice League: BFM (2017)

 

Disneyland

Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT (2017)

 

Lake Compounce

Phobia Phear (2016)

 

Canobie Lake Park

Untamed (?)

Equinox (year after Untamed)

 

Cedar Point

Valravn (2016)

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So, since I can't include my home park, Canada's Wonderland, I'll have have to settle with Dorney Park. During my first visit to the park during June 2015, I took a ride on their Cedar Creek Flyers which was new for 2015.

 

EDIT: If I were to add my home park, Canada's Wonderland I have been on Slingshot (2015), Skyhawk (2016), and Flying Eagles (2016) during their inaugural seasons.

 

Keeping with the tradition of not including my home park, another ride I have been on during its debut season is the Time Machine at Seabreeze Amusement Park during my first visit to the park last week on my three day WNY park trip. The Time Machine is a custom designed Super Miami model ride. It gave a great ride and the restraints were very comfortable.

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Browsing through the Universal Japan site, I suddenly realized there were two of the attractions there,

me (and a TPR tour) rode in their debut seasons!

 

2007 - Hollywood Dream

2011 - Space Fantasy

 

Yay!

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2007 - Hollywood Dream (in back) at Universal Japan.

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2011 - Space Fantasy - Group Pre-ride Photo (picked up after the ride)

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In recent years:

 

2017

Mystic Timbers

Rowdy Bear Coaster

Whistle Punk Chaser

*InvadR and Mine Blower are possibilities later on this year

 

2016

Cobra's Curse

Lightning Rod

Mako

Storm Chaser

Runaway (Branson Mountain)

 

2015

Coaster at Goats on the Roof

Fury 325

Ski Mountain Coaster

Thunderbird

Twisted Colossus

 

2014

Banshee

FireChaser Express

Lightning Run

Thunderbolt

 

2013

Boomerang (SFStL)

GateKeeper

Outlaw Run

 

2012

Skyrush

Stinger

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Hmmmm...

 

2017

- InvadR

 

2016

- Valravn

 

2013

- Iron Rattler

 

2011

- New Texas Giant

 

Yep, that about sums it up. . . Most of these were because I just happened to be at the park the year they opened. I don't really go out of my way to ride a coaster it's first year in operation. We plan our trips a year+ in advance, usually before a park has even announced their newest addition for the operating season that we will be there. So if I've ridden something in it's debut season it's just luck.

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2017-

Electro Spin & Do-Si Do, Carowinds

Flight of Passage & Na'Vi River Journey, Animal Kingdom

 

2016-

Cobra's Curse, Busch Gardens Tampa

Street Fighter 360, NC State Fair

Equinox, 50th State Fair

Delirium, Kings Dominion

XD Dark Ride & WindstarZ, Frankie's Fun Park Raleigh

 

2015-

Space Invader, Fun Spot Orlando

Mighty Mouse & Super Cyclone, NC State Fair

Waimea Whirl, Wet N Wild Hawaii

Fury 325, Carowinds

Drop Zone, Frankie's Fun Park Raleigh

 

2014-

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Magic Kingdom

 

2012-

Manta, SeaWorld San Diego

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Browsing through the Universal Japan site, I suddenly realized there were two of the attractions there,

me (and a TPR tour) rode in their debut seasons!

 

2007 - Hollywood Dream

2011 - Space Fantasy

 

Yay!

 

Hate to tell you but Space Fantasy was there in May 2010 when I first visited USJ (though I didn't ride it at that time so I can't count it here). I did ride Kyary Pamyu Pamyu XR ride in May 2016 so maybe I can count that if I stretch a bit.

 

The only non-home park ride I can really count is the Flying Dinosaur. Good ride, but it left me with the impression that flying coasters are a dumb idea. Loops serve little purpose when you're only upside down on the ascent or descent. Also, the seating position is... awkward.

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I'm terrible @ this thread.

 

Rougarou @ CP?

Joker @ SFNE

Delirium @ KD

 

That's about all I got.

 

If include GreatAdv I can count Joker, Zumanjaro, GASM. Not even Diablo (still haven't ridden it) or Justice League (haven't been since it opened, trying to change that soon). If I include Wildwood it would be a long list since I've been there every summer since I was an infant - basically every new addition in its opening season since the early 80s.

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...Hate to tell you but Space Fantasy was there in May 2010 when I first visited USJ (though I didn't ride it at that time so I can't count it here).

 

Oops. Didn't check thoroughly enough. Bad me. Thanks for the correction.

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I'm terrible @ this thread.

 

 

Still a relative newbie to hobby at this level and so having trouble still.

 

I really count:

 

Rougarou

Cobra's Curse

Mako

Joker at Great Adventure

 

because I watched those things go from rumor to built online. All of the other stuff over the years I might have been on and not known it was the first year.

 

My best credit is Universal Orlando 1st year. Free tickets to return and wait in ride breakdown lines again. Those rides had some Jay Bangs.

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