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Parks with the best defunct ride line-ups?

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  1. VTCGA5

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    Have you ever wondered what a park would be like if it's current line-up was swapped with it's defunct rides? If this were to happen to every park, which ones would have the best line-up of attractions? *Closed parks do not count*

    Probably not the best, but I'd say Six Flags Great America would have a *decent* line-up of rides..

    Coasters
    Vekoma GIB (With the good trains ;))
    Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop
    Arrow Mega-Looper
    B&M Stand-Up
    Intamin Spacediver
    Intamin Bobsled
    Zamperla/Reverchon Spinning Wild Mouse
    Herschell Kiddie Coaster

    Notable Flats
    Intamin 1st Gen Drop Tower
    Intamin Triple Tree Wheel
    2 Von Roll Skyrides
    Huss Top Spin
    Intamin Looping Starship
    Schwarzkopf Enterprise
    Schwarzkopf Bayern-Kurve
    Mack Matterhorn
    2 Arrow Antique Car Rides
    Zamperla Joker

    Obviously, Déjà Vu and Tidal Wave would be the park's headliners. Maybe give Shockwave the Phantom's Revenge treatment and put floorless trains on Iron Wolf and you'd have a solid top 4. The flat collection is pretty good as is though, there's a lot more of them I didn't mention plus a defunct kiddie area.

    Six Flags Great Adventure looks pretty adequate too
     
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    I'd say Epcot without a doubt. They lost all of their original rides except Spaceship Earth. I think it's the only park where the park would be better if it had only their defunct rides.
     
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    Geauga Lake :emoji_disappointed:

    Being from Solon/Aurora, it was so sad to see our neighborhood park nuked with oversized rides that showed SF didn't understand GL at all.
     
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    In the UK it has to be Flamingoland
    Coasters
    Bullet
    Magnum Force
    Corkscrew
    Thunder Mountain
    Flat Rides
    Top Gun
    Terroriser
    Wave
    UFO
    Flamingo Star
     
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    Wild Mouse
    Virginia Reel
    Space Invader
    Tokyado Express
    Log Flume
    Water Chute

    BPB beats that for coasters. Flat rides must be a massive list too (if i've understood exactly what counts as a flat ride).
     
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    The 2 Schwarzkopfs at Mingo probably outweigh most ex-UK lineups to be honest.

    Towers must be up there though with Thunderlooper, Corkscrew, Black Hole & 4 Man Bob. To be honest, I don't think any UK park had a brilliant line-up.
     
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    Blackpool for its age will have loads of former rides, think it shows that a ride like the Virginia Reel closed in 1982, which was before a lot of the others mentioned here even opened, so it shows the age of the park comparatively. ( I remember one called the Vikingar which I think was rethemed when Valhalla was opened which was canny there as well.)

    Magnum and the Bullet were really fun intense rides, in my opinion none of the blackpool lost ones are of that level so I would still go for that Flamingo Land bunch ( Plus they were all there when I was ~12-13 so have a special place for me)

    Never got on 4 man Bob and Thunderlooper but the Corkscrew there was one of the best of its kind and the Blackhole after its retheme was a good ride. Think for Towers to take it in the UK it would need a Nemesis or Oblivion to be retired to add to the group to get ahead of Magnum/Bullet.
     
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    You'd need to add The Beast, Alton Mouse, Dragon/Beastie and a wacky worm to the Alton Towers list. Not to mention a ton of decent flats like Ripsaw, Magic Carpet, 1001 Nights, The Mississipi, Space Boat, Energiser, Gravitron, Spider/Octopus, a bobsled run etc etc... I think Alton wins it for the UK easily. :)

    This just makes me sad at how desolate Alton Towers is now campared to the mid 90s :(
     
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    It really is a big list, can add submission to that as well. I would still prefer the quality of the Flamingo Land flats though as Terroriser and Top Gun were top notch, in my opinion even better than Submission and Ripsaw

    If we are talking on numbers Towers and Blackpool are far high but on quality I think Flamingoland holds it own at UK level (then again Im biased towards my childhood favourite)
     
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    I personally think that Busch Gardens Williamsburg has a pretty good defunct lineup, with rides like Drachen Fire, Big Bad Wolf and Curse of DarKastle!
     

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