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Photo TR: The Wood Coasters of North America


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A few months ago I posted a photo TR of the the complete set of B&M. A few weeks after that post I finally managed to complete the full set of operating wood coasters in North America, though it's taken me until tonight to actually finish my Photo TR. This post will be in two parts, since I've managed to hit the attachment limit!

 

All pictures are my own. Rides marked with a * are no longer operating in the location where I took the picture. Numbers are from the list of coasters I've been on.

 

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0006: Beast (Kings Island)

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0013: Racer [2] (Kings Island)

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0014: Son of Beast (Kings Island)

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0022: Blue Streak (Cedar Point)

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0030: Raging Wolf Bobs (Geauga Lake) *

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0089: Woodstock Express (Kings Island)

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0096: Zach's Zoomer (Michigans Adventure)

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0099: Wolverine Wildcat (Michigans Adventure)

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0100: Shivering Timbers (Michigans Adventure)

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0104: Viper (Six Flags Great America)

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0105: American Eagle [2] (Six Flags Great America)

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0112: Mean Streak (Cedar Point)

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0116: Texas Cyclone (Six Flags Astroworld) *

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0126: Rattler (Six Flags Fiesta Texas)

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0132: Texas Giant (Six Flags Over Texas) *

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0141: Judge Roy Scream (Six Flags Over Texas)

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0142: Wildcat (Frontier City)

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0145: Zingo (Bells Amusement Park) *

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0146: Timber Wolf (Worlds of Fun)

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0151: Boss (Six Flags St Louis)

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0155: Screamin' Eagle (Six Flags St Louis)

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0156: Raven (Holiday World)

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0157: Legend (Holiday World)

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0160: Twisted Twins [2] (Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom) *

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0161: Thunder Run (Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom) *

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0165: Cornball Express (Indiana Beach)

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0166: Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain (Indiana Beach)

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0167: Hoosier Hurricane (Indiana Beach)

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0169: Sea Dragon (Wyandot Lake)

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0176: Ghoster Coaster (Kings Dominion)

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0182: Grizzly (Kings Dominion)

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0184: Hurler (Kings Dominion)

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0185: Rebel Yell [2] (Kings Dominion)

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0189: Hurler (Carowinds)

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0193: Thunder Road [2] (Carowinds)

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0195: Woodstock Express (Carowinds)

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0201: Big Dipper (Geauga Lake) *

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0202: Villain (Geauga Lake) *

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0263: Colossus (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

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0271: Psyclone (Six Flags Magic Mountain) *

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0280: GhostRider (Knotts Berry Farm)

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0283: Grizzly (Californias Great America)

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0292: Roar (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

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0294: Giant Dipper (Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk)

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0384: Giant Dipper (Belmont Park)

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0403: Georgia Cyclone (Six Flags Over Georgia)

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0404: Great American Scream Machine (Six Flags Over Georgia)

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0416: Cheetah (Wild Adventures)

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0421: Triple Hurricane (Cypress Gardens) *

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0424: Gwazi [2] (Busch Gardens Africa)

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0443: Thunderhead (Dollywood)

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0446: Cannon Ball (Lake Winnepesaukah)

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0451: Wild One (Six Flags America)

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0454: Roar (Six Flags America)

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0466: Rolling Thunder [2] (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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0513: Lil' Dipper (Camden Park)

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0514: Big Dipper (Camden Park)

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0521: Thunderbolt (Kennywood Park)

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0523: Racer [2] (Kennywood Park)

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0524: Jack Rabbit (Kennywood Park)

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0525: Silver Comet (Martins Fantasy Island)

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0530: Mighty Canadian Minebuster (Canadas Wonderland)

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0539: Wild Beast (Canadas Wonderland)

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0540: Scooby's Gasping Ghoster Coaster (Canadas Wonderland)

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0542: Predator (Darien Lake)

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0545: Comet (Waldameer Park)

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0547: Blue Streak (Conneaut Lake Park)

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0549: Teddy Bear (Strickers Grove)

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0550: Tornado (Strickers Grove)

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0714: Little Dipper (Kiddieland) *

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0722: Cyclops (Mount Olympus Theme Park)

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0723: Zeus (Mount Olympus Theme Park)

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0724: Hades (Mount Olympus Theme Park)

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0725: Pegasus (Mount Olympus Theme Park)

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0727: HellCat (Timber Falls Adventure Park)

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0730: High Roller (Valleyfair)

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0736: Underground (Adventureland Iowa)

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0737: Tornado (Adventureland Iowa)

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0739: Outlaw (Adventureland Iowa)

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0742: Voyage (Holiday World)

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0743: Kentucky Rumbler (Beech Bend)

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0754: Ozark Wildcat (Celebration City) *

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0760: Arkansas Twister (Magic Springs)

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0772: Hurricane (Myrtle Beach Pavillion) *

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0776: Swamp Fox (Family Kingdom Amusement Park)

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0786: Great White (Moreys Piers)

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0806: Thunderhawk (Dorney Park)

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0807: Twister (Knoebels Amusement Park)

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0808: Phoenix (Knoebels Amusement Park)

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0810: Comet (Hersheypark)

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0814: Lightning Racer [2] (Hersheypark)

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0816: Wildcat (Hersheypark)

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0823: Leap the Dips (Lakemont Park)

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0824: Skyliner (Lakemont Park)

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0826: Kingdom Coaster (Dutch Wonderland)

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0827: Hell Cat (Clementon Amusement Park)

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0828: El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

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0836: Cyclone (Astroland)

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0844: Dragon Coaster (Playland Park)

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0849: Wildcat (Lake Compounce)

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0850: Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce)

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0855: Comet (Great Escape)

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0858: Jack Rabbit (Seabreeze)

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0866: Monstre [2] (La Ronde)

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0875: Excalibur (Funtown Splashtown USA)

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0877: Yankee Cannonball (Canobie Lake Park)

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0881: Thunderbolt (Six Flags New England)

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0885: Cyclone (Six Flags New England)

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0915: Montaña Rusa [2] (La Feria Chapultepec Magico)

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0919: Medusa (Six Flags Mexico)

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1026: Cyclone (Lakeside Amusement Park)

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1029: Twister II (Elitch Gardens)

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1032: Legend (Arnolds Park)

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1034: Renegade (Valleyfair)

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1035: Roller Coaster (Lagoon)

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1044: Tremors (Silverwood Theme Park)

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1045: Timber Terror (Silverwood Theme Park)

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1050: Coaster (Playland Vancouver)

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1063: Timberhawk (Wild Waves Theme Park)

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1097: Starliner (Cypress Gardens) *

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1100: Dania Beach Hurricane (Boomers)

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1158: New Mexico Rattler (Cliffs Amusement Park)

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1174: Boardwalk Bullet (Kemah Boardwalk)

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1177: Cannonball Run (Waterville USA)

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1178: Rampage (Alabama Adventure)

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1377: Meteor (Little Amerricka)

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1381: Rollo Coaster (Idlewild)

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1384: Ravine Flyer II (Waldameer Park)

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1385: Kiddie Coaster (Playland Park)

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1392: Tree Topper (Upper Clements Parks)

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1463: Terminator Salvation (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

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1464: Coaster Thrill Ride (Puyallup Fair)

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1496: Prowler (Worlds of Fun)

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1498: Evel Knievel (Six Flags St Louis)

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1515a (relocated 714): Little Dipper (Six Flags Great America)

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Holy hell. This is crazy! Especially considering you're only thirty. You must be some kind of roller coaster riding billionare to have all that time to ride coasters. Either way, thats crazy impressive. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if you are the first person to ride every wooden coaster in North America. You should call guiness, cause your credit count may honestly be a world record. You are my hero!

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That is incredibly cool! Congratulations! May I ask which one was your favorite?

 

Voyage, with second place tied between all of the more recent GCIs (anything from Thunderhead onwards).

 

(Oh, and Ozark Wildcat doesn't have an *)

 

Oops. Fixed, thanks.

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Excellent photos and very impressive track record. I enjoyed this very much; thanks for sharing it.

 

A couple of notes: this has to be one of the strangest colors for a wooden coaster:

 

 

Personally, I still like a classic white paint job the best.

 

Eric

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^ It is strange looking, yes. I'm not a fan of how Dutch Wonderland turned the once-white Sky Princess (oops, I forgot it's taken on the uncreative, boring, uninspired, generic name of "Kingdom Coaster") into a garish blue and purple mess.

 

I love these TRs. It's one thing to cover a park. It's another to take on a huge subject like all the world's B&Ms or all of North America's wooden coasters and cover them all because you've actually been on all of them. I hope I can say the same some day, too.

 

Thanks for sharing!

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This is a personal goal of mine as well so congratulations from a like minded individual! How did you manage to get the Kiddie Coaster at Rye Playland though? I got denied when I asked to ride it.

 

Prior arrangement with park management; the group I was with were let ride it outside of regular operating hours.

 

Probably a weird question, but did you ever had bad weather riding those coasters ? I didn't see any rain on all of your pictures.

 

Oh yes; you can see some fairly rotten weather in some of those shots. In quite a few cases though I've been back to the park in better weather, and thus the really awful photos are confined to history. I can still feel the pain from riding Son of Beast in a torrential downpour; it was bad enough in good weather...

 

From memory the only wood coaster I've had to make two trips for was Alabama Adventure, due to a dodgy sensor shutting down the ride on my first visit. I wish I could say the same for the various steel credits I've chased down...

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So how close are you to riding all the Woodies in the world? according to RCDB theres only 47 outside of North America.

 

I'm pretty close actually. I have five operating that I know about:

 

- One in Brazil

- Two in India

- One in Indonesia

- One in Austria (Auto BergBahn -- this is a kids only ride, I won't fit in it)

 

Of course you can add to that the various new rides under construction, and I guess Jeremy Reid's backyard coaster...

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