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SFNE is my home park....

1993

Batman TR @ SFGAdv

1996

Skull Mountain @ SFGadv

1997

Mind Eraser @ SFNE

1998

Batman and Robin Chiller @ SFGadv

1999

Medusa @ SFGadv

2000

Superman @ SFNE

Flashback @ SFNE

Poison Ivy (Catwoman) @SFNE

2001

Nitro

2002

Batman TDK @ SFNE

Wicked Twister

2003

Scream @ SFMM

Superman Ultimate Flight @ SFGadv

Top Thrill Dragster

2004

Storm Runner

2005

Hydra

Kingda Ka

Pandemonium @ SFNE

Sheikra

2006

El Toro

Expedition Everest

Goliath @ SF LaRonde

Kentucky Rumbler

Kumali

Speed Monster

Speed No Limits

Stealth

Tatsu

Voyage

2007

Griffon

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Opening year not at my home park, eh? Let's see.

 

BGE:

Alpengeist

Apollo's Chariot

Griffon

 

Darien Lake:

Superman: Ride of Steel

Boomerang

 

Universal Studios Florida:

Revenge of the Mummy

 

And at my home park (PCW):

Tomb Raider

Italian Job Stunt Track

The Fly

Silver Streak

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Disney World:

Alien! Encounter

Tower of Terror

Rockin' Rollercoaster

Stitch's Great Escape

Soarin'

Expedition Everest

Uh, and I don't know if anything opened this year. Disney's a blur now.

 

And that's probably it, since I pretty much lived at my home parks growing up. (SFOT 1989 - 2004 and SFFT 2004 - Present)

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We rode the coasters at Universal IOA while the park was having a soft opening in April 1999. Pretty cool, as they were only letting something like 2000 people in to the park each day, so everything was a walk-on

 

Also, I've done Dragon Khan at Port Aventura in it's opening year as well. Haven't been back since

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That would have to be Tatsu on Media Day last year. I was there with all the TPR'ers-

 

I think it was 14 or more rides- with the first one being before the sun came up and the fog burned off. Just completely awesome!!!

 

After that I guess it would be most of the debut coasters at Cedar Point (minus Maverick- haven't been there this year) since 1982.

 

I have ridden all of the debut coasters at SFGA (my home park- which doesn't count here in this thread though, since 1980 when they turned "Turn Of The Century" into "Demon")

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Not at my home park, that is a difficult one!

 

I rode Goliath the same season it was built, as well as Tatsu at SFMM.

 

I have also ridden The Patriot at Worlds of Fun in its debut season.

 

I'm not really sure about Apollo's Charior at BGE, I may have ridden it in its debut season but I can't really recall for sure, it may have been just a little over a year...

 

Almost forgot one, California Screamin' at Disneyland.

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1997:

Mine Train Ulven (Bakken)

 

2002:

Silver Star (Europa Park)

 

2003:

Vild Svinet (Bonbonland)

Balder (Liseberg)

 

2004:

Falken (Fårup Sommerland)

 

2006:

Black Mamba (Phantasialand)

 

2007:

Desert Race (Heide Park)

And i'm also going to ride Han-Katten at Bonbonland when it opens.

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Wow, time to show how little I travel. I guess since I am in Omaha I will make my home park WOF. That rules out Boomerang, Mamba, and Patriot, even though I did get those in during their debut year.

 

1990 - Iron Wolf (SFGam)

1993 - Outlaw (Adventureland)

1996 - Underground (Adventureland, I really don't consider this hunk of junk a coaster, but its labeled as one)

1998 - Mr Freeze (SFStl)

2000 - The Boss (SFStl

2003 - SUF (SFGadv)

2004 - Timberland Twister (Park at MOA)

 

 

I believe that's it. If anything is new at Hershey or SFGAdv next year, I can add those, since I will be hitting those up.

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Here are a few from the last couple years.

 

2005-Kingda Ka, SFGAdv.

2006-El Toro, SFGAdv.

2007-Griffon, BGE

2007-Mystery Mine, Dollywood

2007-Wicked, Lagoon (going in August)

 

Non-coaster rides:

 

Tomb Raider, Kings Dominion

DarKastle, BGE

 

On a side note, I did ride one side of B&R:The Chiller in 1998, but I can't remember which side.

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Penguin's Blizzard River (Six Flags America--at least I think it's new for this year)

 

 

Thanks for the correction. I think I was fooled because SFA listed it as their "newest" attraction on their Web site earlier this year (which is true).

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Being in Florida, we have several home parks

 

SFOG - Goliath

Flamingo Land - Kumali

Oakwood - Speed

Tusenfryd - Speed Monster

Thorpe - Stealth

 

 

In Florida-

Cheetah Chase

Gwazi (both sides)

Kraken

Expedition Everest

Hulk

Dragons (both sides)

Flying Unicorn

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I guess since I didn't ride a roller coaster until 2002, I'll start there.

 

2002

Superman: Ultimate Flight- SFOG

Batman the Dark Knight- SFNE

Rollersoaker- Hersheypark

Ricochet-Carowinds

Ricochet-Kings Dominion

 

2003

Runaway Reptar- Carowinds

Top Thrill Dragster- Cedar Point

Greezed Lightning- SFKK

 

2004

Borg Assimilator- Carowinds

Cheetah Chase- BGT

Timberland Twister- MOA

Spinning Dragons- WOF

Ragin’ Cajun- SFGrAm

Revenge of the Mummy- USF

Triton- Mt. Olympus

Stormrunner- Hersheypark

Half Pipe- SFEG

Thunderhead- Dollywood

 

2005

Hades- Mt. Olympus

Italian Job Stunt Track- Kings Island

Sheikra- BGT

Kingda Ka- SFGrAdv

Mr. Six’s Pandemonium- SFNE

Hydra: The Revenge- Dorney Park

Powderkeg- SDC

Wacky Worm- Gillian’s Wonderland Pier

Orient Express- Riverview

 

2006

El Toro- SFGrAdv

Tatsu- SFMM

Goliath- SFOG

Goliath- La Ronde

Expedition Everest- Animal Kingdom

The Voyage- Holiday World

Kentucky Rumbler- Beech Bend

Italian Job Turbo Coaster- PKD

Crossbow- Bowcraft

Shamu Express- Sea World Orlando

 

2007

Griffon- BGW

 

Coming soon: Maverick, Wicked, and Mystery Mine.

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My list is really really small. However, I've ridden many coasters(Avalanche, Kingda Ka, El Toro, Ragin Cajun, S:UF, and Half Pipe) within two years of opening.

 

2005:

 

Hades

 

2007:

 

Tony Hawk's Big Spin (coming soon)

 

 

I'm sure I have more from way back when, but I don't remember.

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* symbolizes homepark at the time

1991:

Sidewinder at Hersheypark*

 

1996:

Skull Mountain- SFGAd*

 

1997:

Boomerang Coast to Coaster- The Great Escape

Great White- Morey's Piers

Steel Force- Dorney Park*

 

1998:

Great Bear- Hersheypark*

Batman and Robin: The Chiller- SFGAd*

Volcano: The Blast Coaster- PKD

 

1999:

Top Gun- Carowinds

Apollo's Chariot- BGW

Medusa- SFGAd*

Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train- SFGAd*

Roadrunner Express- SFGAd*

Wild Mouse- Hersheypark*

Batman The Ride- SFOT

Boomerang- Fiesta Texas

Poltergeist- Fiesta Texas

Steel Eel- SeaWorld Texas

Serial Thriller- Astroworld

Nightmare- The Great Escape

Superman: Ride of Steel- Darien Lake

Sea Serpent- Denos Wonderwheel Pier

Twister- Knoebels*

Joker's Jinx- SFA

Two Face- SFA

Exterminator- Kennywood

Wild Mouse- Casino Pier

Gwazi- BGT

Dueling Dragons- IOA

Incredible Hulk- IOA

Pteranodon Flyers- IOA

Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster- Universal Studios

 

2000:

Wild Mouse- Dorney Park*

Lightning Racer- Hersheypark*

Millennium Force- CP

Superman: Ultimate Escape- Six Flags Ohio

Villain- Six Flags Ohio

Batman Knight Flight- Six Flags Ohio

Woodstock's Express- Dorney*

Superman: Ride of Steel- SFNE

Poison Ivy- SFNE

Boulder Dash- Lake Compounce

Flying Super Saturator- Carowinds

Flying Unicorn- IOA*

Kraken- Sea World Florida*

Dania Beach Hurricane- Boomers

Ant Farm Express- Wild Adventures*

Bug Out- Wild Adventures*

 

2001:

California Screamin'- DCA

Nitro- SFGAd

Hypersonic XLC- PKD

Talon- Dorney

Cheetah- Wild Adventures*

 

2002:

Superman: Ultimate Flight- SFOG

Ricochet- Carowinds

Ricochet- PKD

Primeval Whirl- DAK*

Roller soaker- Hersheypark

Colossus- Thorpe Park

Air- Alton Towers

Goliath- Walibi World

Silver Star- Europa Park

Rock 'n' Rollercoaster- Walt Disney Studios Paris

Klondike Gold Rusher- Wild Waves/Enchanted Village

 

2003:

Top Thrill Dragster- Cedar Point

Greezed Lightning- SFKK

Superman: Ultimate Flight- SFGAd

Crazy Mouse- Rye Playland

 

2004:

Revenge of the Mummy- Universal Studios Florida*

Storm Runner- Hersheypark

Tsunami- Clementon

 

2005:

Hydra- Dorney*

Pandemonium- SFNE

Sheikra- BGT

Powder Keg- Silver Dollar City

Kingda Ka- SFGAd*

Mighty Mouse- Funtown Pier

Hades- Mt Olympus

 

2006:

Expedition Everest- DAK

Goliath- SFOG

Wacky Worm- Trimper's Rides

Voyage- Holiday World

Kentucky Rumbler- Beech Bend

Speed: No Limits- Oakwood

Kumali- Flamingoland

Stealth- Thorpe Park

Speed Monster- Tusenfryd

Thunderbird- PowerPark

El Toro- SFGAd*

Runaway Train- Gillian's Wonderland Pier

Shamu Express- Sea World Florida

Tatsu- SFMM

Haunted Roller Coaster- Krazy City

Black Mamba- Phantasialand

 

2007:

Griffon- BGE

Pirate's Hideaway- Casino Pier

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