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What was your first coaster to feature a launch?

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  1. Lofty

    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Mine would be Revolution (but same as everyone above), then The Bullet (but that's also pushing it slightly), so I think the first 'proper' launch coaster may have been Rita?
     
  2. TheFlyerMan1

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    Joining the Stealth club.
     
  4. TLARides

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    My first launched ride was Backlot Stunt Coaster at Kings Island. I love the LIM launch right into a upwards spiral.
     
  5. Simon

    Simon New Member

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    Freischütz, Bayern Park

    It's basically the first ever proper rollercoaster I've been on. It's a very short ride and the launch is pretty gentle (1G), but it pulls some crazy G-Force (up to 4.3G) every now and then in some narrow and banked curves that are almost passed with the rollercoasters' high speed.
     
  6. SingleRiderReak

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    Xcelerator. What a start for launches.
     
  7. bazpa

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    Revolution in 1979, then nothing until Velocity which probably counts as first real launch
     
  8. NeoXIII

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    Rock'n'Roller Coaster!
    The French one.
     
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    Top Thrill Dragster. Hell of a start right?
     
  10. SilverArrow

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    Yep, Rock N' Rollercoaster Florida I think.
     
  11. Mysterious Sue

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    Thought I'd posted in here. Another +1 for Stealth.
     
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    Will Well-Known Member

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    Rita.
    Followed by Velocity.

    Consequently, I had a healthy dislike of launched coasters for at least the next 4 seasons.
     
  13. nadroJ

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    I reckon it was probably something like Rock n Rollercoaster in Orlando? I remember my dad telling me it was a simulator to get me into the queue and then realising I'd be had. I loved it though!

    It opened in '99 and I visited in 2000 so would've been 9 years old when I rode it haha.


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  14. Jack723

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    Mine was Velocity. Looked so scary, I would have only been about 7.
    I really didn't want to go on it but I absolutely loved it and since then its become one of my favourite coasters! Best Vekoma I've ever been on!
     
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    Back lot stunt coaster at KI.
     
  17. MestnyiGeroi

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    Montezooma's Revenge.
     
  18. MadMilkshake

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    Space Mountain or Rock N' Roller coaster at DLP. Can't remember which one I went on first but RnR took me by surprise I remember that.
     
  19. jay37415

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    You guys are so young with all these comments... I'm going to show my age.. LOL

    Laser Loop , Kennywood
     
  20. MestnyiGeroi

    MestnyiGeroi Active Member

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    Hm. I rode one of the very first launched coasters that ever existed -- the year it opened. :)
     
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