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Since 1999, Universal Studios Florida has added a new coaster exactly every 5 years:

 

1999- Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster

 

2004- Revenge of the Mummy

 

2009- Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit

 

2014- Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts

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Tyrloean Tubtwist in the UK is the only Virgina Reel type roller coaster left in existence.

 

Steeplechase in the UK is the only...well...Steeplechase type roller coaster left in existence.

 

Gravity Max in Taiwan is the only roller coaster in the world with tilting track (not drop track).

 

Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain in Indiana is the only wood roller coaster in the world with an elevator lift (the half-assed execution of the ride themeing makes it even more weird).

 

Veil of Dark in Japan is the only roller coaster on Earth that spins, has a launch, and goes upside down all in the same ride. You also play an interactive video game for the first part of the ride.

 

Bandit Bomber in the UAE is currently the only roller coaster with water cannons that you can fire while riding.

 

Leap-the-Dips in Pennsylvania, besides being the oldest roller coaster still running (built in 1902), is the only roller coaster that has the combination of no upstop wheels and no brake system outside of the station. You are literally at the 100% mercy of gravity and the ride's questionable structural integrity for the entire ride!

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Gravity Max in Taiwan is the only roller coaster in the world with tilting track (not drop track).

I think the tilt tracks (or trick track as what Maurer Shönecalls) on Winjas also count.

And from what I've heard, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts also has a tilt track section at the beginning.

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As of late June this year, 5 rides are on track to give over a million rides at GADV. From highest riders to least, it goes Nitro, Skull Mountain, El Toro, Batman, and Bizarro. (Yes even with all of Bizarro's stacking, it should give one million rides this year.) The order of which ride has given the most rides may have changed since then but this was how it was as of late June.

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Another odd Boomerang Fact:

 

Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags Astroworld are/were the only Original 8 Six Flags park to never add/have a Vekoma Boomerang.

Six Flags Over Georgia never had a boomerang either.

 

 

Edit: A Boomerang style coaster (Boomerang, GIB, Invertigo)

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Out of the Original 8 Six Flags parks, Six Flags Great America is the only park to never have had a Looney Tunes themed/named coaster.

 

 

SFOT- Wile E. Coyote's

SFOG- Wile E. Coyote's

SFStL- ACME Gravity Powered Roller Ride

SFAW- Taz Texas Tornado

SFGAdv- Road Runner Railway

SFMM- Road Runner Express

SFGAm- NONE

SFFT- Road Runner Express

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As of late June this year, 5 rides are on track to give over a million rides at GADV. From highest riders to least, it goes Nitro, Skull Mountain, El Toro, Batman, and Bizarro. (Yes even with all of Bizarro's stacking, it should give one million rides this year.) The order of which ride has given the most rides may have changed since then but this was how it was as of late June.

 

El Toro got to 1 million in the shortest time... that coaster has pretty damn high capacity! Looks like B&M has some capacity competition!

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As of late June this year, 5 rides are on track to give over a million rides at GADV. From highest riders to least, it goes Nitro, Skull Mountain, El Toro, Batman, and Bizarro. (Yes even with all of Bizarro's stacking, it should give one million rides this year.) The order of which ride has given the most rides may have changed since then but this was how it was as of late June.

 

El Toro got to 1 million in the shortest time... that coaster has pretty damn high capacity! Looks like B&M has some capacity competition!

 

Nitro and Skull Mountain are both beating Toro this year. haha I think Toro gave 1.54 million rides in 2010 which is the highest number I'm aware of for the ride. Nitro can hit close to two million.

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Cedar Fair has built a brand new B&M coaster every year since 2004, except for 2006, 2007, and 2011.

 

2004: Silver Bullet

2005: Hydra: the Revenge

2006: None

2007: None

2008: Behemoth

2009: Diamondback

2010: Intimidator

2011: None

2012: Leviathan

2013: GateKeeper

2014: Banshee

2015: Fury 325

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Gao, as in Mitsui Greenland's Gao coaster, is an onomatopoeia for "roar" in Japanese.

 

So that makes 5 coasters that are named "Roar" in one way or another. The two Roar coasters, Kumba in BGT, Kumba in Africa, and Gao.

One of the characters in the anime "air" says gao all the time. Kind of funny I didn't know kumba meant roar but I sure like that coaster! and those B&M sure do "roar"

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Cedar Fair has built a brand new B&M coaster every year since 2004, except for 2006, 2007, and 2011.

 

2004: Silver Bullet

2005: Hydra: the Revenge

2006: None

2007: None

2008: Behemoth

2009: Diamondback

2010: Intimidator

2011: None

2012: Leviathan

2013: GateKeeper

2014: Banshee

2015: Fury 325

 

Worlds of Fun put in Patriot in 2006.

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Cedar Fair has built a brand new B&M coaster every year since 2004, except for 2006, 2007, and 2011.

 

2004: Silver Bullet

2005: Hydra: the Revenge

2006: None

2007: None

2008: Behemoth

2009: Diamondback

2010: Intimidator

2011: None

2012: Leviathan

2013: GateKeeper

2014: Banshee

2015: Fury 325

 

Worlds of Fun put in Patriot in 2006.

 

Oh, I totally missed that. In that case, only 2007 and 2011.

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Python in de Efteling.

 

At the beginning it was operated with 3 (Arrow) trains, but they removed one because of safety reasons.

 

Also there was a plan to extend the Python; called "Python Plus". This featured an extra lifthill. It cant be build anymore because of de Vliegende Hollander and Joris en de Draak.

 

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