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Hey everyone!

 

Today is the last official day of this decade! We have seen an amazing amount of new rides introduced, new parks open, and even seen quite a few rides and parks close their doors.

 

So what has been your favorite new coasters, favorite new rides, favorite moments of the decade?

 

I'll start a list here and feel free to add to it, and answer as many or as few as you'd like!

 

Of the last decade post your...

 

- Favorite new coaster

 

- Favorite new ride

 

- Favorite new park

 

- Most memorable park moment

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

 

- Best ERT session

 

- Least favorite coaster

 

- Least favorite ride

 

- Least favorite park

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

 

- The decade's biggest flop

 

- The decade's biggest success

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

 

- Best park turnaround

 

- Worst park turnaround

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

 

There's a lot to talk about so please add to the list!

 

--Robb

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- Favorite new coaster

X which turned into X2.

 

- Least favorite coaster

GoastRider

 

- Least favorite ride

Demon Drop

 

- Least favorite park

Probably the little Scandia near me.

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

Ball Coaster

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

Atem's SFMM trip reports!

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Hard Rock Park

 

- The decade's biggest success

Disney

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

BBQ

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

Any Magic Mountain food

 

Andrew "I'll be at a park to end a decade and start a decade all in one day" Iorio

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- Favorite new coaster

Scooby Doo's Spooky Coaster/Mystery Mine: They both show us how advanced coasters can be.

 

- Favorite new ride

420ft tall drop tower/Acrophobia

 

- Favorite new park

Kemah? Not sure, but it seems brand new.

 

- Most memorable park moment

Going to my first park on my first TPR Trip!

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

First ride on the Voyage!

 

- Best ERT session

Shockwave at Six Flags Over Texas/3 Hour ERT on Diamondback at night!

 

- Least favorite coaster

Son of Beast

 

- Least favorite ride

Looping Viking Ships

 

- Least favorite park

EASY. Coney Island (Cincy)

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

Insane/Anything from Pax/GG's new trains/Anything from Bon Bon Land

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced

Son of Beast/Shoot the Rapids

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

Everyone text Ryan King RIGHT NOW!

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Son of Beast

 

- The decade's biggest success

Balder/EGF/Bizarro

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

This is tough. Pizza Port/Brisket in Texas/Kemah's lunch for TPR <3

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

A chicken finger at Kings Island I swear looked like Jeff Johnson's left lung!

 

- Best park turnaround

It seems SFMM would be the winner here. I remember joining TPR and SFMM was getting trash talked daily. Now everyone's excited for it, they got a new kids area, B&M Mega Flyer, a kick ass new generation GCI, and X was improved to X2.

 

- Worst park turnaround

Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

TPR Trend? Email Dan!

Theme park trend? Top Spins/Frisbees/Italian Stunt Track

 

or GO INTO THE CHATROOM NOW!

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- Favorite new coaster - Voyage

 

- Favorite new ride - MaXair

 

- Favorite new park - I don't think I visited any parks that opened this decade......

 

- Most memorable park moment - My first ride on Millennium Force in 2000, one of my few speechless moments in 25 years of life!

 

- Most memorable coaster moment - My first ride on TTD, which was the first public cycle of the 2007 season, front row, and a rollback. Epic!

 

- Best ERT session - I had so many great nights during employee ride nights at Cedar Point, the best was probably Magnum in 2007 when they shut the trims off and we had full trains steamrolling through the pretzel. However, NOTHING compares to the Rampage ERT that TPR had this year. Even though I was an employee and only had a few rides that night, I can say that those were some of the craziest rides I've ever had on any coaster.

 

- Least favorite coaster - TOUGH choice, but it's a tie between Rattler and the Looping Star at Beech Bend.

 

- Least favorite ride - Any of the rides I may have ridden at a fair in the last 10 years.

 

- Least favorite park - Another tough choice, but Wild Adventures I thought was pretty crappy. Eight utterly forgettable credits.

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced - I think the 4th Dimension coaster was a terrific innovation, even if the execution of the ride wasn't the greatest. I think in time, with proper engineering, this could become one of the most exciting ride types in the world.

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced - Roller Soakers.

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!) - Only really had one, the Rampage ERT! Really, the whole day TPR was at AA was a very, very fun day and it was a pleasure to host everyone on the Deep South trip.

 

- The decade's biggest flop - Either Hard Rock Park or Son of Beast. They're really tied for first with no close 2nd place.

 

- The decade's biggest success - WOODEN COASTER REVOLUTION!!!!!!

 

- The best meal you've had at a park - Either the Thanksgiving food at Holiday World or the Backstage Restaurant at Dollywood, both were fantastic.

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park - Seeing how I rarely actually get food at a park unless I KNOW for a fact that it's good, I don't recall having a bad meal at a park.

 

- Best park turnaround - As much as it pains me to say, Six Flags parks everywhere are really starting to improve from their dismal state earlier in the decade. And although Holiday World was never really considered "bad," its status as an enthusiast hot spot has skyrocketed this decade.

 

- Worst park turnaround - Geauga Lake. That was easy.

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade? Coaster wars, the "build at all costs" mentality of virtually every park chain in the country. Closely followed by the WOODEN COASTER REVOLUTION!!!!!

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Alright, I'll go

 

- Favorite new coaster

Voyage

 

- Favorite new ride

Not big on flats, but Soarin is way up there

 

- Favorite new park

EDIT: After reading some other posts and considering I didn't go there till 2008, IOA by a LONG shot.

 

- Most memorable park moment

Getting hailed on at Cedar Point a few years ago

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

Getting three rollbacks in a row on Dragster after said hailstorm.

 

- Best ERT session

Coastermania 2006, 7 rides in a row on Dragster, 8 in a row on Millennium

 

- Least favorite coaster

That I've ridden, T2 at SFKK

 

- Least favorite ride

MaXair at Cedar Point, not because it isn't good, but it was a horrible mistake for me to go on it

 

- Least favorite park

SFKK

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

Probably the 4th Dimension coaster, however it isn't the best.

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced

The floorless coaster, sorry B&M.

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

I personally like the Halloween Horror Nights video, and all the Florida TR's.

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Freestyle Music Park or whatever its called now

 

- The decade's biggest success

Unfortunately seems to be the Accelerator coaster, they're showing up everywhere.

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

Mythos, by a LONG shot

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

Most of Cedar Fairs quick service stuff, pretty awful.

 

- Best park turnaround

Canada's Wonderland, albeit its still in progress

 

- Worst park turnaround

Again, Freestyle Music Park

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

From 2000-2005 breaking records, then low to the ground fast coasters.

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- Favorite new coaster

The B:TR clones manufactured by B&M.

 

- Favorite new ride

S&S Screamin' Swing?

 

- Favorite new park

Personally, Six Flags New Orleans.

 

- Most memorable park moment

Getting my little brother addicted to roller coasters at SFMM and SeaWorld Orlando.

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

Convincing my brother to ride Kraken (weeks after conquering SFMM's Ninja) and him instantly falling in love with the ride.

 

- Best ERT session

I've never experienced this.

 

- Least favorite coaster

Tie between Mean Streak and Son of Beast. Such a waste of trees on both accounts.

 

- Least favorite ride

Chance Chaos.

 

- Least favorite park

Cedar Point really aggravates me.

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

Gerstlauer Eurofighters.

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced

Accelerators. A la Kindga Ka, TTD, and Stealth @ Thorpe.

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

Being around for LSHoF.

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Danny Rogers from Southern Star Amusements.

Either that, or Hard Rock Park.

 

...tie.

 

Disney's California Adventure gets Honorable Mention. As well as Knott's.

 

- The decade's biggest success

Bolliger and Mabillard, although that seems to be coming to an end.

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

SFMM. Can't remember what. Just good food.

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

I've never had a bad one.

 

- Best park turnaround

SFMM is wonderful.

And DCA is promising...I hope.

 

- Worst park turnaround

Again, Freestyle Music Park.

Knott's.

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

The battle of the record breakers.

 

and

 

"...theming? What?"

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- Favorite new coaster: Millennium Force

 

- Favorite new ride: Tower of Terror at DCA

 

- Favorite new park: Tokyo DisneySea

 

- Most memorable park moment: Jet Stream, SFMM at 10:00 PM with Atem122, Termination Day

 

- Most memorable coaster moment: Beast at night

 

- Best ERT session: Terminator at night during Termination Day

 

- Least favorite coaster: Invertigo at KI

 

- Least favorite ride: It's a Small World, Disneyland

 

- Least favorite park: Scandia Amusement Park

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced: X/X2

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced: Scream!

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!): The random chat rooms

 

- The decade's biggest flop: Freestyle Music Park

 

- The decade's biggest success: Intamin Hydraulic Launch Coasters

 

- The best meal you've had at a park: LaRosa's Pizza at KI

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park: Some pizza at Knott's Berry Farm near the Sky Tower

 

- Best park turnaround: SFMM

 

- Worst park turnaround: KBF

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade? Vekoma's

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- Favorite new coaster - Maverick

 

- Favorite new ride - Maxair/Delirium

 

- Favorite new park - Never visited any parks that opened this decade.

 

- Most memorable park moment - My visit to Geauga Lake as it was my first park outside of California as well as the first park on my first trip.

 

- Most memorable coaster moment - Riding X for the first time during it's season pass sneak preview

 

- Best ERT session - Night ERT with all the coasters running at Westcoast Bash

 

- Least favorite coaster - Wild Beast

 

- Least favorite ride - Phoinex @ BGA and all clones of it.

 

- Least favorite park - Pacific Park

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced - 4D Coasters and the New Pax Shuttle Loop

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced - The Mack E-Motion Coaster

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!) - The Poem that Morgan Wrote

 

- The decade's biggest flop - Hard Rock Park

 

- The decade's biggest success - Intamin Rocket Coasters

 

- The best meal you've had at a park - Either Mythos or something from WDW.

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park - I can't think of any particular disgusting meals I've had at any theme park

 

- Best park turnaround - Six Flags Magic Mountain

 

- Worst park turnaround - Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade? - The Coaster Wars

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Alright, sense my coaster riding started in 00, this is perfect for me

- Favorite new coaster

In the late 90s my favorite coaster was Taxi Jam in the 00's it has to be Dominator.

- Favorite new ride

as a flat? Well call me crazy but I like the Battering Ram at BGE.

- Favorite new park

Hershey Park, sorry CP Fanboys. Cedar Point was a big let down for me

- Most memorable park moment

When JerryKola(TPR user) dropped my phone off of Mantis's exit. -_-

- Most memorable coaster moment

When I puked on Volcano.

- Best ERT session

5 extra night rides on Dominator. The ride opp let us re-ride a bit after the park closed. He was having a lot of fun that night.

- Least favorite coaster

Mantis

- Least favorite ride

The Up side down Battering Ram (Berserker @ KD)

- Least favorite park

Well to the parks I've been too (not a lot) It would have to be SFA. Granted its only because of the last time I went, because it was just horrible. But the first time I went was pretty awesome.

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

anything B&M came up with, or started to invent.

- Least interesting (thing on a)ride you've seen introduced

Beyond Vertical Drop. Sure they get good reviews, but its nothing THAT special to me IMO.

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

Post - A lot of stuff from netdvn(art, rant, criticism)

TR - The one with the "Shuttle of Death" by Robb

Video - The 4th Dimension(the one with that head thing), and Hoodie 2

Overall - You know, even though when I first came here I was nothing more than an "Epic Fail". I still think that any moment from July 20th(?) to this date goes in overall.

EXTRA - go find the Manta Photoshop thread, and look at the winners picture!

- The decade's biggest flop

I'm going to get so much hate for saying this, but I think X was.

- The decade's biggest success

Maverick and El Toro

- The best meal you've had at a park

Cedar Point - You guys make on hell ofa cheese burger.

- The worst meal you've had at a park

Cedar Point - Don't buy anything from that shack across Gemini.

- Best park turnaround

SFGAdv got so much this decade!

- Worst park turnaround

Hard Rock Park

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

Hyper Coasters and Flying Coasters.

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Since I just got into coasters last year I wont be able to answer a lot of them.

 

- Favorite new coaster - Hades

 

- Most memorable park moment - The little kids harrasing me and my friend at Mt. Olympus

 

- Most memorable coaster moment - 10 laps around Meteor at Little Amerricka

 

- Best ERT session - At Little Amerricka the whole parks was ERT, no waits for anything

 

- Least favorite coaster - Opa

 

- Least favorite ride - Little Dipper at Little Amerricka

 

- Least favorite park - Don't have one

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!) - Anything said by Chris

 

- The best meal you've had at a park - Anything at Disney

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park - SFGAM fries, cold and soggy

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade? Steep drops and coaster that keep getting taller and faster

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- Favorite new coaster: Superman/Bizarro at SFNE. Weird that it's gonna be 10 next year!

 

- Favorite new ride: Journey To The Center Of The Earth!!!!! LAVA MONSTER!!!!

 

- Favorite new park: Tokyo Disneysea. Hands down.

 

- Most memorable park moment: Mission: Sinise night at Epcot, 2006.

 

- Most memorable coaster moment: My evening rides on Superman I guess.

 

- Best ERT session: The last rides on The Beast at the end of the TPR Midwest Tour.

 

- Least favorite coaster: Boardwalk Bullet.

 

- Least favorite ride: Anything that makes me dizzy.

 

- Least favorite park: I can't really think of any park that I despise.

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced: X I guess. Just wish the execution was as cool as the concept.

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen introduced: Something so uninteresting it completely slips my mind!

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!):

TPR Swimsuit Calendar

LASER SNAKE HORSE!

The Cedar Point Disappearing Ride Thread

 

- The decade's biggest flop: HRP?

 

- The decade's biggest success: Tokyo Disneysea

 

- The best meal you've had at a park: Drunken teppanyaki at Epcot

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park: Who knows

 

- Best park turnaround: Uhhhh

 

- Worst park turnaround: uhhhh

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?: Lava Monsters.

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- Favorite new coaster: El Toro and Diamondback

 

- Favorite new ride: maXair and Delirium

 

- Most memorable park moment: Camping at Holiday World in the pouring rain

 

- Most memorable coaster moment: My friend losing her camera on Diamondback (it flew out of her pocket when we hit the trim break. haha!)

 

- Least favorite coaster: Son of Beast

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced: 4th Dimension and Ball Coasters

 

- Your favorite TPR moment: The video of Joey trying to cross the monkey bars at Farup Sommerland. It never gets old!

 

- The decade's biggest flop: Hard Rock Park

 

- The decade's biggest success: Intamin Prefab Wooden Coasters!!

 

- The best meal you've had at a park: Everything at the Plymouth Rock Cafe at Holiday World

 

- Best park turnaround: Six Flags Great America

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade? The rebirth of wooden coasters! (Gravity Group, GCIs, and Intamin)

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- Favorite new coaster- The Voyage

 

- Favorite new ride - Zamperla's Energy Storm

 

- Favorite new park - Although it debuted in 1999, IOA would be my favorite new park. My first trip was in 2000.

 

- Most memorable park moment- First Phoenix Phall Phunfest 2000.

 

- Most memorable coaster moment- Filming Discovery Channel's "The Making of a Coaster" on Lightning Racer at HersheyPark.

 

- Best ERT session- Beast, at night, no skids...

 

- Least favorite coaster- Riding Predator at DL, 2003

 

- Least favorite ride- Drop Zone, KD, not a fan of heights!

 

- Least favorite park- what?

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced- The stand up drop tower ride at SFOG

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced- That new Unicoaster that Chance is bringing out

 

- Your favorite TPR moment- Reading many photo TRs while working over night.

 

- The decade's biggest flop- The way Cedar Fair handled the closing of Geauga Lake

 

- The decade's biggest success- Holiday World adding Legend, Thanksgiving area, The Voyage, Pilgrim's Plunge, free soft drinks, free parking, free inner tubes, free sun tan lotion. Overall, I'd say they were ahead of the curve by focusing on affordable family fun before it became the trend in the industry the latter half of the decade.

 

- The best meal you've had at a park - Knoebel's - cheap good food.

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park - King's Dominion Country Kitchen- got severe case of food poisioning after eating there.

 

- Best park turnaround- I don't know if it would be the absolute best turnaround of the decade as the turn around isn't complete, but I have to give my nod to Six Flags America. They've greatly improved the overal operation with the guest's enjoyment and satisfaction as one of their top priorities.

 

- Worst park turnaround- Six Flags Great Adventure for the removal of most of the 1999 War on Lines flat rides pacakge. The additions of Kingda Ka and El Toro were great but there really isn't anything else to do at Great Adventure other than just coasters.

 

Honorable Mention: Mismanagement and development of Hard Rock Park/Freestyle Music Park

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade- Buying and selling of parks through out the industry. We saw a lot of movement from Premier Parks to Six Flags around the turn of the millennium, Geauga Lake changed hands to Cedar Fair, Cedar Fair's acquisition of the Paramount Parks, and lately the InBev/BEC transacation and the stuff going on with Universal. Parks have been bought and sold like people were playing a game of Monopoly.

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- Favorite new coaster: Millennium Force

 

- Favorite new ride: Drop Tower (KD)

 

- Most memorable park moment: Riding Alpengeist 7 times in a row after closing with my best friend.

 

- Most memorable coaster moment: Loch Ness Monster 9 times in a row without getting up on a rainy day.

 

- Best ERT session: Getting to cut everyone on the coaster tour for Apollo's Chariot twice in a row.

 

- Least favorite coaster: Thunderhawk (Dorney)

 

- Least favorite ride: Dominator (Dorney)

 

- Least favorite park: Dorney Park

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced: X

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced: "Bizarro" at GAdv

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!): Elissa on Wipeout!

 

- The decade's biggest flop: Arrow going out of business

 

- The decade's biggest success: Most Intamins

 

- The best meal you've had at a park: Chick Fil A at KD

 

- Best park turnaround: KD

 

- Worst park turnaround: Geauga Lake

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade? Vekomas

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- Favorite new coaster

X/X2, for sure. Super intense and disorienting, and when all the effects are working, it's just a mindblowing experience.

 

- Favorite new ride

Tower of Terror at DCA! I remember first hearing about it coming to California, and being really excited after hearing about its greatness at DHS.

 

- Favorite new park

The only park that opened this decade that I've been to was DCA. So that, I guess. As far as a 'new' park that appealed to me most: Tokyo DisneySea

 

- Most memorable park moment

Going to Knott's Haunt for the first time in 2007. Been addicted ever since, and every night that I've gone has been amazing. All the nights I've been to Haunt this decade have been very memorable! Oh, and meeting the Black Eyed Peas at SFMM, the day after my junior Prom.

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

First time riding TS:TR during Termination Day. Was blown away by both the ride, and that I was actually at a TPR Event, finally! Hahaha. Also, riding BTMRR at Disneyland while it was hailing was quite the experience. Painful... but memorable!

 

- Best ERT session

Termination Day, night ERT. Great way to end an amazing day at SFMM, it was insane!

 

- Least favorite coaster

Pony Express... oh man.

 

- Least favorite ride

Screamin' Swing at Knott's. Not that it's a bad ride, but I was very disappointed in it, especially after paying quite a bit to ride it.

 

- Least favorite park

I don't have much to choose from and I guess I've never had really any 'bad' experiences, but if I were to choose, DCA.

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

Intamin Aquatrax! That, and the 4D coaster from Arrow.

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced

Intamin Wing Rider. Looks neat, but something that hasn't really interested me much.

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

My favorites have always been the Japan updates. Termination Day is a highlight for me, since it was my first TPR Event.

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Hard Rock Park/Freestyle Music Park. No doubt.

 

- The decade's biggest success

Intamin seemed to be doing great this decade, with great coasters and new innovations.

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

Clam Chowder/Steak Gumbo at Disneyland. AMAZING.

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

I forgot which hot dog it was, but it was a hot dog with nacho cheese and other random crap at the new Pink's at Knott's. Wasn't so good.

 

- Best park turnaround

SFMM. That park, thanks to new management, has been doing very well lately. Especially when compared to the state the park used to be.

 

- Worst park turnaround

HRP/FMP

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

As said before, the record-breakers of the early part of this decade. Launched coasters seemed to be very popular, also.

 

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This past decade has been awesome, in my opinion. Here's to hoping the next decade is as great as this past one... if not even better!

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- Favorite new coaster: Manta (Seaworld Orlando)

 

- Favorite new ride: Tower of Terror (Tokyo DisneySea)

 

- Favorite new park: Tokyo DisneySea

 

- Most memorable park moment: Riding Ravine Flyer II twenty-five times in the rain during the Behemoth/Ravine Flyer II Tour ERT session.

 

- Most memorable coaster moment: Racing TPR on Hersheypark's Lightning Racers during the East Coast Trip's ERT session.

 

- Best ERT session: Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce), TPR East Coast Tour

 

- Least favorite coaster: Georgia Cyclone (Six Flags over Georgia)/Predator (Darien Lake)

 

- Least favorite ride: Fly Me to the Moon 3-D (Six Flags Great Adventure)

 

- Least favorite park: Six Flags America

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit (Universal Studios Florida)

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced: The Dark Knight (Six Flags Great Adventure)

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!) ERT on Phoenix (Knoebels) at the end of the East Coast trip... A perfect end to an incredible trip!

 

- The decade's biggest flop: Hard Rock Park

 

- The decade's biggest success: Tokyo DisneySea

 

- The best meal you've had at a park: Le Cellier, Epcot

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park: ABC Commissary, Disney's Hollywood Studios

 

- Best park turnaround: Freestyle Music Park

 

- Worst park turnaround: Jazzland/Six Flags New Orleans

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade? Major park sales, acquisitions, mergers and restructuring...

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-Favorite new coaster

Goliath @ SFoG

 

- Favorite new ride

Monster Mansion; if revamps don't count then Acrophobia

 

- Favorite new park

Dollywood, no it's not new but my first visit was in 07

 

- Most memorable park moment

Meeting the employees at Dollywood

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

Anytime on a non-headbanger or kicker coaster

 

- Best ERT session

Never been on one

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

Superman: UF

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

Anything from the TPR trips

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Hard Rock Park

 

- The decade's biggest success

The Rise of the Woodies

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

BBQ sandwich from Dollywood

 

- Best park turnaround

SFoG

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

to build the biggest, baddest, and fastest coaster on earth

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- Favorite new coaster

El Toro

 

- Favorite new ride

Dominator at Dorney Park

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

Nitro marathons with friends

 

- Best ERT session

Lightning Racer- best night ever, although I don't have much ERT to compare it to.

 

- Least favorite coaster

Mean Streak

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

X

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced

SOB

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

Wes's "sign enthusiast" post

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Hard Rock Park

 

- The decade's biggest success

Intamin

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

Knoebels' Cesari's Pizza

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

Dorney's Just Tacos

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

Building it bigger, first in America and then in Asia and Europe.

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- Favorite new coaster

Behemoth

 

- Favorite new ride

Inflateable Sabortooth Tiger Slide during Memphis Zoo Lights (Christmas)

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

Credit #3 - The Dragon Wagon at 2008 Redstone Oktoberfest

 

- Best ERT session

11 times on Roman Rapids during 2007 business trip

 

- Least favorite coaster

Any that make me sick

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

Bowl and Tornado Slides

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced

?

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

The Coasters in the Raw video series. Awesome!

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Hard Rock Park

 

- The decade's biggest success

The new generation of waterparks and resorts

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

Memphis Zoo Pizza...from Backyard Burgers.

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

?

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- Favorite new coaster

Goliath [Walibi World]

 

- Favorite new non coaster ride

Tower Of Terror Tokyo

 

- Favorite new park

Tokyo Disney at Sea

 

- Most memorable park moment

My partner guessing the answer for fastest finger at California Adventure on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire & being in the "hot seat".

FYI the question was "name the four bearded presidents in order of service"

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

For my trip to the USA in 2002 i had pencilled in as THE highlight riding X.

Waiting outside Magic Mountain at 730am to ride X in 2002 for the first time. Watching it go on countless tests. Then rushing up to it on opening time, getting the first ride of the day. Awesome. Then while "beating" the crowd doing a lap of the park ,X broke down & went into months of rehab.

I had 3 days planned for there .but ended up flying to NYC & Six flags Great Adventure & that made up for it nicely.

 

- Least favorite coaster

Santa Monica West Coaster. LA should represent their famous Pier way better.

 

- Least favorite park

Dreamworld Gold Coast & Great America CA were the most disappointing, but i'd still revisit both.

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

X, Spiderman & Valhalla

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced

More SLCs in parks, thanks not!

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

Your first Tokyo trip posting.

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Son of Beast.

 

- The decade's biggest success

The great coaster designs. Primarily by Intamin, B&M, Gerstlauer, Mack & The Gravity Group, but many others too. A great decade in innovation.

Also have to note Tokyo Disney at Sea again & Islands Of Adventure for their great themed parks.

 

- Best park queues

Walibi World & Holiday Park in Europe, for the first few hours no or very little queues for Goliath & Expedition Geforce both years i visited.

Also Geauga Lake my first visit was not long before it closed. I think there was 100 people in the entire park & it was the middle of summer.

 

- Worst park queues

Fuji Queue

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

New coaster designs.

Flyers, Spinners, Divers,the new woods, water coasters, compact coaster designs to name just some.

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- Favorite new coaster: Maverick at Cedar Point

 

- Favorite new ride: Tie between Soarin' Over California at Disney's California Adventure and Fun Town Fire Academy at Legoland California

 

- Favorite new park: Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

 

- Most memorable park moment: Leaving Cedar Point after getting all but one credit in one day

 

- Most memorable coaster moment: My first ride on Xcelerator

 

- Best ERT session: Termination Day ERT

 

- Least favorite coaster: Pony Express at Knott's Berry Farm

 

- Least favorite ride: Joe Cool's GR8 SK8 at Knott's Berry Farm

 

- Least favorite park: Disney's California Adventure

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced: The 4th Dimension coaster

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen intoduced: The Twisted Impulse Coaster

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!): Attending a TPR event for the first time (Termination Day)

 

- The decade's biggest flop: Freestyle Music Park

 

- The decade's biggest success: GCI wooden roller coasters

 

- The best meal you've had at a park: Redd Rocket's Pizza Port at Disneyland

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park: Auntie Pasta's Pizza at Knott's Berry Farm

 

- Best park turnaround: Six Flags Magic Mountain

 

- Worst park turnaround: Knott's Berry Farm

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?: Parks are shifting from world record rides to either smaller, more unique rides or larger rides that are known crowd pleasers. I don't think there will ever be something new that is as unconventional as X2 or taller and faster than Kingda Ka.

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Oooh, this sounds like fun!

 

- Favorite new coaster

Ravine Flyer II

 

- Favorite new ride

Soarin' Over California

 

- Favorite new park

Disney's California Adventure

 

- Most memorable park moment

Proposing to my now-fiancee at Busch Gardens during opening day of the very first Christmas Town event

 

- Most memorable coaster moment

Riding Ravine Flyer II in a lightning storm with TPR

 

- Best ERT session

Ravine Flyer II (notice a pattern?)

 

- Least favorite coaster

Predator

 

- Least favorite ride

Jaws at USF (got unexpectedly soaked and had to spend the rest of the day--high of 65--walking around in wet clothes)

 

- Least favorite park

Tie between Cedar Point, Kings Dominion and Knott's Berry Farm

 

- Most interesting ride you've seen introduced

Soarin' Over California

 

- Least interesting ride you've seen introduced

Simulator clones at parks throughout the United States

 

- Your favorite TPR moment (favorite post, trip report, video, whatever!)

Seeing Niagara Falls, feeding bears, petting a beluga whale, getting awesome career advice and riding Ravine Flyer II in a lightning storm all on the same day during the Behemoth/Flyer Trip--one of the very best days of my life thus far!

 

- The decade's biggest flop

Cedar Fair

 

- The decade's biggest success

Six Flags' turnaround (well, maybe not financially....)

 

- The best meal you've had at a park

Biergarten German buffet at Epcot (best non-Disney meal would be the TPR beachfront buffet at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk)

 

- The worst meal you've had at a park

Cold Taylor pork roll sandwich and warm Pepsi at the now-defunct Bushkill Park in Easton, PA

 

- Best park turnaround

Six Flags parks in general

 

- Worst park turnaround

Astroland

 

- What was the biggest trend of this past decade?

Changes in park ownership

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