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As the title of this topic suggests, I would like to know which of the Vekoma clones were your first. Individually:

 

What was your first Boomerang?

Invertigo?

G.I.B.?

SLC?

Flying Dutchman?

Mine Train?

Roller Skater?

Others?

 

Sorry if this has already been asked, I couldn't find anything.

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Let's see...

 

What was your first Boomerang? La Ronde, 1985 or 86 I believe.

Invertigo? Great America. Year it opened.

G.I.B.? Not sure, but assume it must have been SFMM.

SLC? Great Nor'Easter 1996

Flying Dutchman? Stealth, whatever year it opened.

Mine Train? Big Thunder Mountain - Disneyland Paris - Whatever year it opened

Roller Skater? Gadget's Go Coaster - Disneyland - Whatever year it opened

Others? My first Vekoma Tilt Coaster was Gravity Max! - 2013

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Boomerang - Bat at Canada's Wonderland in 2005

Invertigo - Invertigo at King's Island in 2007

SLC - Flight Deck at CW in 2005

Flying Dutchman - Firehawk in 2010

Others:

Suspended Family Coaster - Silver Streat at CW in 2005

Junior Coaster - Woodstock Express at CP in 2000

Wild Mouse - Wild Mouse at Idlewild in 1996ish?

LSM - Rock n' Roller Coaster at WDW-DHS in 2002

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As the title of this topic suggests, I would like to know which of the Vekoma clones were your first. Individually:

 

What was your first Boomerang?

Invertigo?

G.I.B.?

SLC?

Flying Dutchman?

Mine Train?

Roller Skater?

Others?

 

Sorry if this has already been asked, I couldn't find anything.

 

Boomerang: Flashback at SFOT

G.I.B.: Deja Vu - SFOG

SLC : Hangman - Opryland

Flying Dutchmam: - Batwing- SFA

Roller Skater: Barnstormer - Magic Kingdom

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Boomerang--Sidewinder (Hersheypark)

Invertigo--Two Face (Six Flags America)

GIB--Mountain Peak (Jin Jiang Amusement Park)

SLC--Mind Eraser (Six Flags America)

Flying Dutchman--Batwing (Six Flags America)

Mine Train--Calamity Mine (Walibi Belgium)

Roller Skater--Gadget's Go Coaster (Disneyland California)

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Let's see here....

 

First Boomerang? 1995 - Vampire; Kentucky Kingdom.

First Invertigo? 2009 - Tornado; Sommerland Syd, Denmark (and only so far; park now closed)

First G.I.B.? 2012 - Mountain peak; Jin Jiang Action Park, China. (and only, so far...)

First SLC? 1995 - T2; Kentucky Kingdom.

First Flying Dutchman? Nothing, so far.

First Mine Train? 1975 - Goldrusher; Magic Mountain.

First Roller Skater? 1995 - Roller Skater; Kentucky Kingdom.

 

Others?

 

First Tubular Steel coaster? 1963 - Matterhorn; Disneyland (I was 10 years old!).

First Corkscrew? 1975 - Knotts Berry Farm (the first one built).

 

EDIT To Add: A First Coaster Vekoma Finished, after Another

Company (Arrow) went bankrupt? 1986 - Scream Machine; EXPO 86, Vancouver, Canada.

(Now at SF-St.Louis as Ninja)

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Boomerang - I THINK Carolina Cobra - CW

Invertigo - Invertigo - KI

G.I.B. - None yet

SLC - Thunderhawk - Michigan's Adventure

Flying Dutchman - Firehawk - KI

Mine Train - I don't think I've been on a Vekoma mine train...

Roller Skater - Woodstock Express - CP

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Boomerang - Sidewinder (Hershey) this year

Invertigo - Stinger (Dorney) this year too

GIB - Stunt Fall (Warner) 2006

Mine Train - Big Thunder Mountain (Disneyland Paris) 1999

 

I have no idea how I haven't done any SLC yet: it's a massive flaw in my coaster experience!

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SLC - Mind Eraser at SFA (first inverted coaster period)

Boomerang - Sidewinder at HP

Inverted boomerang - Invertigo at CGA (PGA back then)

GIB - Deja Vu at SFMM

Flying Dutchman - Stealth at CGA (PGA back then)

 

I've also been on a couple of their suspended family coasters, but not sure which one first - I'd have to say probably the one at Kings Island.

Never been on a rollerskater or any other Vekoma clones that I can think of at the moment (or probably any other Vekomas at all).

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First Boomerang: Flashback at SFNE in 2004

First Invertigo: Stinger at Dorney Park in 2013

First G.I.B.: Déjà vu at SFOG in 2006

First SLC: Mind Eraser at SFNE in 2001

First Flying Dutchman: Batwing at SFA in 2009

First Mine Train: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom some time in the 90s

First Roller Skater: Barnstormer at Magic Kingdom, also some time in the 90s

 

Others

First Suspended Junior Coaster: Flight School at Legoland Florida in 2011

First Corkscrew: Corkscrew at PNE Playland in 2013

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Started the thread but might as well do it myself, since it's been popular.

 

First Boomerang: Flashback, SFNE 2012

First SLC: Mind Eraser, SFNE 2012

First Invertigo: None

First G.I.B.: Aftershock, Silverwood 2010

First Flying Dutchman: None

First Mine Train: None

First Roller Skater: None

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First Boomerang? Boomerang @ Knotts Berry Farm (2001)

First Invertigo? Invertigo @ California's Great America (2006)

First G.I.B.? DejaVu @ Six Flags Magic Mountain (2002)

First SLC? Kong @ Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (2005)

First Flying Dutchman? Firehawk @ Kings Island (2008)

First Mine Train? Big Thunder Mountain @ Disneyland (2001)

First Roller Skater? Gadgets Go Coaster @ Disneyland (1997)

First Corkscrew? Super Mange @ La Ronde (2008)

First Kiddy SLC? Silver Streak @ Canada's Wonderland (2008)

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Invertigo: Invertigo - California's Great America

G.I.B: DeJa Vu - Six Flags Magic Mountain

SLC: Lethal Weapon - Warner Bros Movie World

Flying Dutchman: X-Flight - Geauga Lake

Mine Train: Big Thunder Mountain - Disneyland Paris

Roller Skater: Road Runner Express - Warner Bros Movie World

Boomerang: Boomerang - Knott's Berry Farm

Junior Boomerang: Ben 10: Ultimate Mission - Drayton Manor

Suspended Family Coaster: Runaway Reptar - Dreamworld

LSM: Rock n' Roller Coaster - Walt Disney Studios

Tilt Coaster: Gravity Max - Lihpao Land

Big Air: Big Air - E-DA Theme Park

Everest Type - Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars - Hong Kong Disneyland

 

Not a single first Vekoma from the UK apart from the newer Junior Boomerang either which is surprising unless there is one I can't remember! Shows how much the TPR trips have helped. Thanks R&E!

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