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The only one I've missed was a real heartbreaker for me (with a long story, too!): Chiller at Great Adventure, in 2007 no less!


Myself and a few friends went to Great Adventure in early May of 2007 as part of a school trip and Chiller was the first roller coaster we stopped at. A few of my friends decided to go on the Robin side (the only one that was opened at the time) while a few others decided to wait because they were afraid. I actually went ON THE LINE for Robin, and I was about 3-4 TRAINS AWAY FROM ACTUALLY GETTING ON THE DANG COASTER, but somehow, one of my friends convinced me to not go on it and wait with the rest of us. We waited for a good 20 minutes (given Chiller's loading time with only one train and whatnot) just staring at that steel mess and listening to it's load roar until our friends finally got off. When I went to the park on my own that August, I found out that both coasters were SBNO and I said to myself "Oh well, better luck next year..."


Turns out there wouldn't be a next year for Chiller.

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-Top Thrill Dragster- I was afraid of riding it.

-HypersonicXLC- Same story, but I was afraid of launching off the ride, and into a sky. Due too some bogus story my uncle told me.

-Skull Mountain - For everything in that day for having a short line, it was really scary to see this ride having a really long ride. I mean wow, it was just way to long for the ride it is.

-Flip Side (SFA) - Broken down.



There, those are the 3 ones that I didn't ride.

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All from Six Flags Magic Mountain:






It's kinda, a bit too late to get these credits. I had many opportunities in 2004, 2005 to ride Psyclone. Didn't because my friends didn't want to.


Could have ridden Flashback in 2001, but was told and discouraged from riding it because my friends said people were "killed on it from the excessive headbanging." Found out that was a lie...

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I just realized Coaster-Count makes it really easy to figure these out without having to, you know, think.


American Eagle (red)

Boomerang, La Ronde

Colossus (right)

Flitzer, Playland's Castaway Cove

Goofy's Sky School

Kettle Creek Mine

Matterhorn Bobsleds (right)

Minor Mike, Zuma Fun Center

Ninja, SFMM

Roller Coaster, Country Mercantile

Roller Soaker

Runaway Train, Gillian's Wonderland Pier

Son of Beast

Star Jet, Casino Pier

Superman: Escape from Krypton (right)



Child required

Marche du Mille-pattes

Roadrunner Express, SFDK

Taxi Jam, CGA


Adults prohibited

Dragon Wagon, Funtown Pier

Kiddie Coaster, Rye Playland

Lil' Coaster, Puyallup Fair

Little Titans

Percy's Magic Wile E. Goliath Clown Flyer Jr.


Damn, that's 19 coasters I could ride, most of them easily. Plus 5 I could never ride, unless I attend an appropriate event at Rye. The list of brand new credits I need at parks I've visited is steadily climbing as well, but that's a given.

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Wildcat-CP (I have visited the park twice, spending a total of five days there, and have not ridden this a single time!)

Rebel Yell-Left (Only the right side was running)

Flying Unicorn (Now some Hairy Potter crap)-IOA

Primevil Whirl-Left-DAK (1 side operations)

Space Mountain-right side-MK

S:EFK-Left Side


Lil Phantom-(Does this allow adults? I don't count coasters that don't.)-Kennywood



And finally...

All the credits at BGE. Its kind of a long story, but I was supposed to go there one day, but ended up going to SFGAdv instead.

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The only one I can think of is Air Grover at BGT. I had planned to ride it, but after making a loop around the park and never seeing the entrance to the Sesame Street area I decided I'd just skip it unless we somehow stumbled into the area, which we never did. Oh, and there was the Back at the Barnyard Hayride at NU, but that's powered so I probably wouldn't have counted it anyways!

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I didn't start credit whoring until about 2008, so I missed almost all kiddie coasters prior.


Wicked Twister - CP

Gemini (left side) - CP

Roller Soaker - Hersheypark

Colossus (left side) - SFMM

Batman: The Ride - SFMM (thanks to Green Lantern construction)

Rebel Yell (right side) - KD

Dahlonega Mine Train - SFOG

Roar! - SFA

Mind Eraser - SFA

Mind Eraser - Darien Lake

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Darien Lake

Boomerang Coast to Coaster - Great Escape

Nightmare at Crackaxle Canyon - Great Escape (I had no clue that it was a roller coaster)

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Missed Roller Soaker and Sooperdooperlooper @ Hersheypark. I might have missed others at other parks, but those are the two I'm most bummed about, because I doubt I'll be going back to Hershey for a LONG time. I missed a couple others there, but just because I was too short to ride the others.


EDIT: Forgot to mention that was 5 years ago, and I would go on anything there, now.

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The main one I can think of was Maverick at Cedar Point. We were going two days in a row, and day 1 there were long lines and I didn't feel like waiting. Day 2 it was closed. I really wish I had just waited for it. I got every credit there except that one.


Also one of the sides of Colossus, I'm thinking it was the left, and the left side of Superman: The Escape (I don't know if they were running it the one and only time I rode it, and last year when I went I didn't ride it)

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Oh I forgot one biggie...


everything at SFNE besides Bizarro. We were had a strict time-boundary because we were driving up to Niagara that day but I insisted that we go ride Bizarro (with our season pass). I really wanted to stay but we already had overnight arrangements that would cost us if we missed them.

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Let's see...what all have I actually missed. I don't miss too many, but here it goes...


Missed for various reasons (reason in parenthesis):


Boomerang at La Ronde (closed on my only visit)

Boomerang Coast to Coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (closed on both visits)

Flashback at Six Flags Magic Mountain (SBNO on all visits)

Gemini Red at Cedar Point (only blue was operating)

Great Chase at Six Flags New England (didn't attempt since I believed a kid was required)

Monstre Left at La Ronde (line was too long)

Nighthawk at Carowinds (closed, but rode as Stealth)

Rainbow Chaser at Fun Forest Amusement Park (didn't want to purchase tickets for the kiddie coaster)

Rebel Yell Blue at Kings Dominion (only red was operating)

Run-A-Way Train at Pharaoh's Adventure Park (closed on my only visit)

VeggieTales Sideshow Spin at Dollywood (opted out to avoid keeping Q-bot group waiting)

Wacky Soap Box Racers Track(s) at Knott's Berry Farm (I have no idea how many times I rode this, but I know I rode at least once and was too young to bother keeping track then)

Woodstock Express at Cedar Point (ran out of time)


Skipped due to child required policy:


Jr. Gemini at Cedar Point

Lucy's Crabbie Cabbie at Carowinds

Marche du Mille-pattes at La Ronde

Roadrunner Express at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Taxi Jam at California's Great America

Taxi Jam at Kings Dominion


Not permitted to ride:


Magic Flyer at Six Flags Magic Mountain

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Big Bad Wolf.

EDIT: Drachen Fire too.


I was afraid of roller coasters when I went to Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 1999, and the line was outrageously long all the time I was there (mid-morning to early evening) when I went in 2007.

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Bleeeeeh I don't like to think of this


Wildcat CP

Blue Streak CP

Disaster Transport CP

Gemini Jr. CP


Nighthawk Caro

Woodstock Express Caro


Roller Soaker Hershey


Wile E's Canyon Blaster SFOT

Runaway Mountain SFOT

Flashback SFOT

La Vibora SFOT


Blackbear's Lost Treasure SFGAdv

Roadrunner Railway SFGAdv

Rolling Thunder (Both) SFGAdv

Runaway Mine Train SFGAdv

Skull Mountain SFGAdv


Cobra SFDK



I would have been up to 123

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I don't have too many missed credits. Mainly the odd kiddie credit here and there. In any case, here is my list.


Drachen Fire - I didn't get into roller coasters until 1997 when I rode Alpengeist. For some reason, I didn't ride Drachen Fire with my newfound enthusiasm that year. When I came back in 1999, it was SBNO and my dreams were crushed.


Roller Soaker (Hersheypark) - Got in line three times to ride it. It broke down three times. On our last attempt, we were next in line when it broke down. I was not pleased.


Howler (Holiday World) - To be honest, I didn't even know it was there. We didn't have a lot of time at the park and we focused on the woodies.


Flying Ace Aerial Chase (Kings Island) - Completely ignored the Planet Snoopy and therefore the junior SLC


Flight of the Hippogriff (IOA) - I wasn't in my credit whore phase on my last visit to IOA, so I passed on riding this.


Kiddie credits:

Taxi Jam - Canada's Wonderland

Gemini Jr. - Cedar Point

Brain Teaser - Darien Lake

Lil' Phantom - Kennywood

Great Pumpkin Coaster - Kings Island

Woodstock Express - Kings Island

Road Runner Express - Great Escape

Kosmo's Kurves - Knoebels

Ravine Flyer 3 - Waldameer

Pteranadon Flyers - IOA

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The only major one that comes to mind is Sidewinder and Roller Soaker at Hershey Park. At the time of my visit I wasn't too big into coasters and focused mainly on Great Bear and Lightning Racer. It was too cold for Roller Soaker and to be honest I didn't even realize Sidewinder was in the park. Also several kiddie coasters because I'm not comfortable enough in my nerdage to whore out unless I have someone equally nuts about coasters to ride with me and have fun .


Kind of a tangent on this topic is all the parks I've been to that have built new coasters since my last visit. I could add easily 25 credits if I were to visit them all again.

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