Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

What rides have you ridden in their debut season?

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 692
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

SFNE is my home park....


Batman TR @ SFGAdv


Skull Mountain @ SFGadv


Mind Eraser @ SFNE


Batman and Robin Chiller @ SFGadv


Medusa @ SFGadv


Superman @ SFNE

Flashback @ SFNE

Poison Ivy (Catwoman) @SFNE




Batman TDK @ SFNE

Wicked Twister


Scream @ SFMM

Superman Ultimate Flight @ SFGadv

Top Thrill Dragster


Storm Runner



Kingda Ka

Pandemonium @ SFNE



El Toro

Expedition Everest

Goliath @ SF LaRonde

Kentucky Rumbler


Speed Monster

Speed No Limits






Link to comment
Share on other sites

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




Apollo's Chariot



Darien Lake:

Superman: Ride of Steel



Universal Studios Florida:

Revenge of the Mummy


And at my home park (PCW):

Tomb Raider

Italian Job Stunt Track

The Fly

Silver Streak

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Disney World:

Alien! Encounter

Tower of Terror

Rockin' Rollercoaster

Stitch's Great Escape


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)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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")

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Mine Train Ulven (Bakken)



Silver Star (Europa Park)



Vild Svinet (Bonbonland)

Balder (Liseberg)



Falken (Fårup Sommerland)



Black Mamba (Phantasialand)



Desert Race (Heide Park)

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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)


Expedition Everest


Dragons (both sides)

Flying Unicorn

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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



Superman: Ultimate Flight- SFOG

Batman the Dark Knight- SFNE

Rollersoaker- Hersheypark


Ricochet-Kings Dominion



Runaway Reptar- Carowinds

Top Thrill Dragster- Cedar Point

Greezed Lightning- SFKK



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



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



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



Griffon- BGW


Coming soon: Maverick, Wicked, and Mystery Mine.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.








Tony Hawk's Big Spin (coming soon)



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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

* symbolizes homepark at the time


Sidewinder at Hersheypark*



Skull Mountain- SFGAd*



Boomerang Coast to Coaster- The Great Escape

Great White- Morey's Piers

Steel Force- Dorney Park*



Great Bear- Hersheypark*

Batman and Robin: The Chiller- SFGAd*

Volcano: The Blast Coaster- PKD



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



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*



California Screamin'- DCA

Nitro- SFGAd

Hypersonic XLC- PKD

Talon- Dorney

Cheetah- Wild Adventures*



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



Top Thrill Dragster- Cedar Point

Greezed Lightning- SFKK

Superman: Ultimate Flight- SFGAd

Crazy Mouse- Rye Playland



Revenge of the Mummy- Universal Studios Florida*

Storm Runner- Hersheypark

Tsunami- Clementon



Hydra- Dorney*

Pandemonium- SFNE

Sheikra- BGT

Powder Keg- Silver Dollar City

Kingda Ka- SFGAd*

Mighty Mouse- Funtown Pier

Hades- Mt Olympus



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



Griffon- BGE

Pirate's Hideaway- Casino Pier

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/