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Best Coaster by Decade

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by TilenB, May 18, 2017.

  1. TilenB

    TilenB Well-Known Member

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    As a person that likes to make long and pointless lists, I decided to make another one for my 2000th post on here. What's everyone's favorite coaster by the decade of their respective opening years? As an added extra, I've also added my favorite creds from the year of opening.

    2010's: Taron, Phantasialand
    2016: Taron, Phantasialand
    2015: Baron 1898, Efteling
    2014: Sky Scream, Holiday Park
    2013: Karacho, Tripsdrill
    2012: Shambhala, PortAventura
    2011: Raptor, Gardaland
    2010: Joris en de Draak, Efteling

    2000's: X2, SFMM
    2009: iSpeed, Mirabilandia
    2008: Muntanya Russa, Tibidabo
    2007: Troy, Toverland
    2006: Black Mamba, Phantasialand
    2005: SheiKra, BGT
    2004: Sonic Spinball, Alton Towers (or whatever it's now called)
    2003: Nemesis Inferno, Thorpe Park
    2002: X2, SFMM
    2001: Expedition GeForce, Holiday Park
    2000: Katun, Mirabilandia

    1990's: Nemesis, Alton Towers
    1999: Matterhorn Blitz, Europa Park
    1998: G'sengte Sau, Tripsdrill
    1997: Stampida, PortAventura
    1996: Colorado Adventure; Phantasialand
    1995: Dragon Khan, PortAventura
    1994: Nemesis, Alton Towers
    1993: Kumba, BGT
    1992: Höllenblitz, German Fairs
    1991: Nothing :(
    1990: Viper, SFMM

    1980's: Olympia Looping, German Fairs
    1989: Olympia Looping, German Fairs
    1988: Ninja, SFMM
    1987: Dream Catcher, Bobbejaanland (default)
    1986: Black Hole, German Fairs
    1985: Magic Mountain, Gardaland
    1984: Alpenexpress, Europa Park (default)
    1983: Alpina Bahn, German Fairs (default)
    1982: Psyke Underground, Walibi Belgium (default)
    1981: Python, Efteling (default)
    1980: Scorpion, BGT (default)
    1970's: Revolution, PBB
    1979: Revolution, PBB
    1978: Colossus, SFMM (default)
    1977: Steeplechase, PBB (default)
    1976: Revolution, SFMM
    1971: Gold Rusher, SFMM (default)

    1960's: Rock&Rollercoaster, German Fairs (default)
    1950's: Wild Mouse, PBB
    1940's: nothing :(
    1930's: Nickelodeon Streak, PBB
    1920's: Giant Dipper, SCBB
     
  2. ThomVD

    ThomVD Well-Known Member

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    2010's: Helix, Liseberg
    2016: Taron, Phantasialand
    2015: Junker, PowerPark
    2014: Helix, Liseberg
    2013: Karacho, Tripsdrill
    2012: Shambhala, PortAventura
    2011: Twister, Gröna Lund
    2010: Joris en de Draak, Efteling

    2000's: Expedition GeForce
    2009: Blue Fire, Europa Park
    2008: Muntanya Russa, Tibidabo
    2007: Troy, Toverland
    2006: Black Mamba, Phantasialand
    2005: Kanonen, Liseberg
    2004: Dragon's Fury, Chessington
    2003: Balder, Liseberg
    2002: Silver Star, Europa Park
    2001: Expedition GeForce, Holiday Park
    2000: Spatiale Expérience, Nigloland

    1990's: Nemesis, Alton Towers
    1999: Matterhorn Blitz, Europa Park
    1998: Vogel Rok, Efteling
    1997: Stampida, PortAventura
    1996: Colorado Adventure; Phantasialand
    1995: Dragon Khan, PortAventura
    1994: Nemesis, Alton Towers
    1993: Jul's RollerSkates (Hell yes!)
    1992: Boomerang, Wiener Prater
    1991: -
    1990: Vampire, Chessington

    1980's: Lisebergbanan
    1989: Eurosat, Europa Park
    1988: Jetline, Gröna Lund
    1987: Lisebergbanan, Liseberg
    1986: Rasender Tausendfüßler, Tripsdrill
    1985: Bob, Efteling
    1984: Alpenexpress, Europa Park
    1983: Alpina Bahn, German Fairs
    1982: Psyke Underground, Walibi Belgium
    1981: Python, Efteling
    1980: -
    1970's: Thunder Loop, Slagharen (RIP)
    1960's: -
    1950's: Wild Mouse, BPB
    1940's: -
    1930's: Grand National, BPB
    1920's: Big Dipper, BPB
     
  3. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Great idea for a topic!

    2010s: Goliath, SFGAm
    2000s: Voyage, Holiday World
    1990s: Viper, SFGAm
    1980s: American Eagle, SFGAm
    1970s: Space Mountain, Magic Kingdom

    And I think that's it. I'm surprised so many SFGAm woodies made it onto the list!
     
  4. Edward M

    Edward M Well-Known Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    I love pointless list making!

    2010's: Lightning Rod, Dollywood
    2016: Lightning Rod, Dollywood
    2015: Fury 325, Carowinds
    2014: Lightning Run, Kentucky Kingdom
    2013: Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City
    2012: Shambhala, PortAventura
    2011: Cheetah Hunt, Busch Gardens Tampa
    2010: Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion

    2000's: X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
    2009: Diamondback, Kings Island
    2008: American Thunder, Six Flags St. Louis
    2007: Maverick, Cedar Point
    2006: The Voyage, Holiday World
    2005: Space Mountain, Disneyland
    2004: Revenge of the Mummy, Universal Studios Florida
    2003: Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point
    2002: X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
    2001: Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
    2000: Millennium Force, Cedar Point

    1990's: Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa
    1999: Incredible Hulk Coaster, Islands of Adventure
    1998: Rampage, Alabama Adventure
    1997: Road Runner Express, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
    1996: Montu, Busch Gardens Tampa
    1995: Dragon Khan, PortAventura
    1994: Raptor, Cedar Point
    1993: Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa
    1992: Ninja, Six Flags Over Georgia
    1991: Adventure Express, Kings Island
    1990: Thunder Run, Kentucky Kingdom

    1980's: Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point
    1989: Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point
    1988: Ninja, SFMM
    1987: Vortex, Kings Island
    1986: Shockwave, Kings Dominion
    1985: Disaster Transport, Cedar Point
    1983: Flying Fish, Thorpe Park
    1982: Grizzly, Kings Dominion
    1980: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, WDW Magic Kingdom
    1970's: Beast, Kings Island
    1979: Beast, Kings Island
    1978: Mind Bender, Six Flags Over Georgia
    1976: Screamin' Eagle, Six Flags St. Louis

    1975: Space Mountain Alpha, WDW Magic Kingdom
    1973: Great American Scream Machine, Six Flags Over Georgia
    1972: Fire in the Hole, Silver Dollar City
    1971: River King Mine Ride, Six Flags St. Louis
    1960's: Wild Mouse, Luna Park Sydney
    1969: Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Cedar Point
    1967: Dahlonega Mine Ride, Six Flags Over Georgia
    1966: Runaway Mine Train, Six Flags Over Texas
    1964: Blue Streak, Cedar Point
    1962: Wild Mouse, Luna Park Sydney
    1950's: Matterhorn Bobsleds Left Side, Disneyland
    1920's: Cyclone, Coney Island
     
  5. TLARides

    TLARides Active Member

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    2017: Battle between Mystic Timbers (KI) and The Smiler (ATR)
    2016 (The last year with some sense): The Smiler (ATR) and Millennium Force (CP)
    2015: Banshee (KI)
    2014: Banshee (KI)
    2013: Diamondback (KI)
    2012: Flight Deck (KI)
    2011: Vortex (KI)
    2010: Python (Cincinnati Coney Island)

    My list only goes as far as 2010 because that was the first year I actually wasn't afraid to ride anything.

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  6. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    ^I think you've misunderstood. Either that, or I have! :p
    The question is: What is your favourite coaster* from each year they opened. (*that you've ridden)

    So for your list:
    Your list should look more like:
    2017: Mystic Timbers
    2016: ?
    2015: ?
    2014: Banshee
    2013: ?
    2012: ?
    2011: ?
    2010: ?
    2009: Diamondback
    Skipping the missing ones now...
    2000: Millennium Force
    1999: Python
    1993: Flight Deck
    1987: Vortex

    I can't be bothered do one of these for myself. :p
     
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  7. witchfinder

    witchfinder Well-Known Member

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    ^ I like how you've quoted his list twice in your post, and then redone his list just for good measure. ;)
     
  8. Hixee

    Hixee Most Knowledgeable Member 2016 Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Let's put it down to not paying attention. :p I've removed the first quote - agree it seems a bit gratuitous.
     
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  9. TLARides

    TLARides Active Member

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    Oh well F--k me.

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  10. ATTACKHAMMER

    ATTACKHAMMER Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    Coaster Count:
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    2010s - Taron, Phantasialand
    2016 - Taron
    2015 - Oblivion TBH, Gardaland
    2014 - Altair CCW - 0204, Cinecitta World
    2013 - White Lightning, Fun Spot
    2012 - Shambhala, PortAventura
    2011 - Raptor, Gardaland
    2010 - Joris, Efteling

    2000s - Katun
    2009 - Blue Fire, Europa
    2008 - Kawasemi, Tobu Zoo
    2007 - Troy (TROY!), Toverland
    2006 - Black Mamba, Phantasialand
    2005 - Sheikra, BGT
    2004 - ROMT, USF
    2003 - Balder, Liseberg
    2002 - Colossus, Thorpe
    2001 - Dodonpa, Fuji Q
    2000 - Katun, Mirabilandia

    1990s - Montu
    1999 - Hulk, IOA
    1998 - Oblivion, AT
    1997 - Euro Mir, Europa
    1996 - Montu, BGT
    1995 - Dragon Khan, PortAventura
    1994 - Nemesis, AT
    1993 - Kumba, BGT
    1992 - Run Away Mine Train, AT
    1991 - Ultimate, Light Water Valley
    1990 - Vampire, CWOA

    1980s - Lisebergbanan
    1989 - Eurosat, Europa
    1988 - Jetline, Grona Lund
    1987 - Lisebergbanan, Liseberg
    1986 - Rattlesnake, PWH
    1985 - Bob, Efteling
    1984 - Camelback Jetcoaster, Himeji Park
    1983 - Space Mountain, Tokyo DL
    1982 - Looping Star, Nagashima Spa Land
    1981 - Python, Efteling
    1980 - Shuttle Loop, Nagashima Spa Land

    1970s - Space Mountain
    1979 - Momonga, Yomiuriland
    1978 - Wildcat, Southport
    1977 - Steeplechase, BPB
    1976 -
    1975 - Space Mountain, WDW
    Gaps now appear more frequently.

    1960s - Cyclone
    1965 - Cyclone, Toshimaen

    1950s - Wild Mouse
    1958 - Wild Mouse, BPB
    1953 - Roller Coaster, Hanayashiki
    1950 - Tyrolean Tubtwist, Joyland

    1930s - Roller Coaster
    1935 - Grand National, BPB
    1934 - Blue Fire, BPB
    1933 - Nickelodeon Streak, BPB
    1932 - Roller Coaster, GYPB

    1923 - Big Dipper, BPB
     
  11. CookieCoasters

    CookieCoasters Well-Known Member

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    Best Park:
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    2010’s: Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion
    2016: Wildfire, Kolmården
    2015: Kärnan, Hansa Park
    2014: Goliath, Six Flags Great America
    2013: Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas
    2012: Shambhala, Port Aventura
    2011: New Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas
    2010: Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion
    2000’s: X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
    2009: Blue Fire, Europa Park
    2008: Behemoth, Canada’s Wonderland
    2007: Maverick, Cedar Point
    2006: El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
    2005: Powder Keg, Silver Dollar City
    2004: Storm Runner, Hersheypark
    2003: Balder, Liseberg
    2002: X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
    2001: Expedition GeForce, Holiday Park
    2000: Millennium Force, Cedar Point
    1990’s: Nemesis, Alton Towers
    1999: Batman: The Ride, Six Flags Over Texas
    1998: Mr Freeze Reverse Blast, Six Flags Over Texas
    1997: Tonnerre de Zeus, Parc Asterìx
    1996: Montu, Busch Gardens Tampa
    1995: Dragon Khan, Port Aventura
    1994: Nemesis, Alton Towers
    1993: Flight Deck, California’s Great America
    1992: Batman: The Ride, Six Flags Great America
    1991: Vortex, Canada’s Wonderland
    1990: Vampire, Chessington World of Adventures
    1980’s: Phoenix, Knoebels
    1989: Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point
    1988: Jetline, Gröna Lund
    1987: Lisebergbanan, Liseberg
    1986: La Vibora, Six Flags Over Texas
    1985: Phoenix, Knoebels
    1984: Alpenexpress Enzian, Europa Park
    1983: Cyclone, Six Flags New England
    1982: Grizzly, Kings Dominion
    1981: Wild Beast, Canada’s Wonderland
    1980: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom
    1970’s: Space Mountain, Magic Kingdom
    1979: Beast, Kings Island
    1978: Shock Wave, Six Flags Over Texas
    1977: Sooperdooperlooper, Hersheypark
    1976: Corkscrew, Cedar Point
    1975: Space Mountain, Magic Kingdom
    1974: Runaway Mine Train, Six Flags Great Adventure
    1973: - :(
    1972: Racer, Kings Island
    1971: Gold Rusher, Six Flags Magic Mountain (default)
    1970: -
    1960’s: Blue Streak, Cedar Point
    1969: Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Cedar Point
    1968: -
    1967: Achterbahn, Skyline Park (default)
    1966: Runaway Mine Train, Six Flags Over Texas (default)
    1965: -
    1964: Blue Streak, Cedar Point (default)
    1963: -
    1962: -
    1961: -
    1960: -
    1950’s: Wild Mouse, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    1940’s: Comet, Hersheypark
    1930’s: Grand National, Blackpool Pleasure Beach
    1920’s: Giant Dipper, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
    1910’s: Rutschebanen, Tivoli Gardens (default, but it’s fab)


    That was so much fun <3
     
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  12. ThomVD

    ThomVD Well-Known Member

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    Coaster Count:
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    I bet this one pissed you off big time ;)
     
  13. CookieCoasters

    CookieCoasters Well-Known Member

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    ^ I had about 12 other options too, urgh. Maybe I should start admitting it's good? Nah... ;)
     
  14. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Well-Known Member

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    1910s - Rutschebanan (Tivoli) ((Best ride for the next 70 years))
    1920s - Big Dipper
    1930s - Nickelodeon Streak
    1950s - Wild Mouse
    1970s - Corkscrew (Nagashima)
    1980s - Lisebergbanan
    1990s - Nemesis
    2000s - Piraten
    2010s - Helix

    Everything but 2000s was such easy pickings. Less fun than I expected.
     
  15. cookie

    cookie Member

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    2010s - Helix, Liseberg
    2016 - Wildfire, Kolmården
    2015 - Schwur Des Kärnan, Hansa Park
    2014 - Helix, Liseberg
    2012 - Wodan, Europa Park
    2011 - Krake, Heide-Park
    2010 - Battlestar Galactica (Cylon), Universal Studios Singapore

    2000s - Balder, Liseberg
    2009 - blue fire Megacoaster, Europa Park
    2007 - Desert Race, Heide-Park
    2006 - Expedition: Everest, Disney's Animal Kingdom
    2005 - Aquatica SuperSplash, Europa Park
    2004 - Daemonen, Tivoli Gardens
    2003 - Balder, Liseberg
    2002 - Silver Star, Europa Park
    2001 - Colossos, Heide-Park
    2000 - Kraken, SeaWorld Orlando

    1990s - Rock n' Rollercoaster, Disney's Hollywood Studios
    1999 - Rock n' Rollercoaster, Disney's Hollywood Studios
    1998 - Journey to Atlantis, SeaWorld Orlando
    1997 - Mine Train Ulven, Bakken
    1994 - Bobbahn, Heide-Park
    1992 - Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Paris

    1980s - Jetline, Gröna Lund
    1989 - Eurosat, Europa Park
    1988 - Jetline, Gröna Lund
    1987 - Lisebergbanan, Liseberg
    1985 - Schweizer Bobbahn, Europa Park
    1984 - Alpenexpress Enzian, Europa Park
    1983 - Big Loop, Heide-Park
    1981 - Mariehönen, Bakken
    1980 - Nessie Superrollercoaster, Hansa Park

    1930s - Rutschebanen, Bakken
    1932 - Rutschebanen, Bakken

    1910s - Rutschebanen, Tivoli Gardens
    19114 - Rutschebanen, Tivoli Gardens
     
  16. SilverArrow

    SilverArrow Well-Known Member

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    Another pointless list lover here!

    How are people working it out? I might have to update my credit list with opening years to actually work this out.
     
  17. Hyde

    Hyde Matt SR Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Coaster Count:
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    2010s - Skyrush, Hersheypark
    2017 - Mystic Timbers , Kings Island
    2016 - Storm Chaser , Kentucky Kingdom
    2015 - Fury 325 , Carowinds
    2014 - Banshee , Kings Island
    2013 - Outlaw Run , Silver Dollar City
    2012 - Skyrush , Hersheypark
    2011 - New Texas Giant , Six Flags Over Texas
    2010 - Intimidator , Carowinds
    2000s - Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer
    2009 - Diamondback , Kings Island
    2008 - Ravine Flyer II , Waldameer
    2007 - Maverick , Cedar Point
    2006 - Goliath , Six Flags Over Georgia
    2005 - Hydra the Revenge , Dorney Park
    2004 - Storm Runner , Hersheypark
    2003 - Top Thrill Dragster , Cedar Point
    2002 - X2 , Six Flags Magic Mountain
    2001 - Talon , Dorney Park
    2000 - Millennium Force , Cedar Point
    1990s - Incredible Hulk, IoA
    1999 - Incredible Hulk , Islands of Adventure
    1998 - Great Bear , Hersheypark
    1997 - Batman the Ride , Six Flags Over Georgia
    1996 - Rougarou , Cedar Point
    1995 - Batman the Ride , Six Flags St. Louis
    1994 - Raptor , Cedar Point
    1993 - Canyon Blaster , Adventuredome
    1991 - Phantom’s Revenge , Kennywood
    1990 - Viper , Six Flags Magic Mountain
    1980s - Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point
    1989 - Magnum XL-200 , Cedar Point
    1988 - Ninja , Six Flags Magic Mountain
    1987 - Vortex , Kings Island
    1986 - La Vibora , Six Flags Over Texas
    1985 - Disaster Transport , Cedar Point
    1981 - Laser , Dorney Park
    1980 - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad , WDW Magic Kingdom
    1970s - The Beast, Kings Island
    1979 - The Beast , Kings Island
    1978 - Mind Bender , Six Flags Over Georgia
    1977 - Sooperdooperlooper , Hersheypark
    1976 - Screamin’ Eagle , Six Flags St. Louis
    1975 - Space Mountain , WDW Magic Kingdom
    1974 - Trailblazer , Hersheypark
    1973 - Carolina Goldrusher , Carowinds
    1972 - Fire in the Hole , Silver Dollar City
    1971 - River King Mine Train , Six Flags St. Louis
    1960s - Blue Streak, Cedar Point
    1969 - Cedar Creek Mine Ride , Cedar Point
    1967 - Wildcat , Frontier City
    1966 - Runaway Mine Train , Six Flags Over Texas
    1964 - Blue Streak , Cedar Point
    ____________
    1959 - Matterhorn Bobsleds , Disneyland
    1946 - Comet , Hersheypark
    1927 - Racer , Kings Island
    1925 - Big Dipper , Geauga Lake
    1924 - Thunderbolt , Kennywood
    1920 - Jack Rabbit , Kennywood
    1917 - Wild One , Six Flags America
     

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