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Rides you rode in the opening season?

2018
The Walking Dead: The Ride, Thorpe Park (if that counts)

2023
Mandrill Mayhem, Chessington World of Adventures.
Curse At Alton Manor, Alton Towers

That is all! 🤣
 
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Howie

Donkey in a hat
Let's see then. Old timer here so in approximate order, starting waaay back in the 80's up to present day.

1980's
4 Man Bob
Alton Mouse
Alton Beast/New Beast
1990's
ThunderLooper
Runaway Train
Nemesis
Pepsi Max Big One
Shockwave DMP
Oblivion
2000's
Air
Colossus
Jubilee Odyssey
Spinball Whizzer
Dragon's Fury
Rita
Stealth
G Force
Saw
2010
Th13teen
2012
The Swarm
Leviathan
2013
The Smiler
2016
Pterasaur and Velociraptor
Wildfire
2017
Heidi
Pegase Express
Star Trek: Operation Enterprise
2018
Wicker Dude
Icon
Time Traveler
Steel Vengeance
2019
Untamed
2020
Hals uber Kopf
Volldampf
2021
Storm chaser
Rocket

2023
Pipeline
Tron: Lightcycle Run
 
There we probably some I rode opening year when I was younger and some I'm missing, but these are the ones I know for a fact I rode opening year.

2018
Icon
Wickerman

2019
Untamed

2020
F.L.Y
Hals-Uber Kopf
G'sengte Sau

2021
Abyssus
Kondaa
Light Explorers
Ride to Happiness

2022
Pantheon
Tumbili
Jumanji: The Adventure

2023
Toutatis
Mandrill Mayhem
Wildcat's Revenge
Gotham City Escape
Uncharted
Pipeline
Curse at Alton Manor
 

SingleRiderReak

Roller Poster
Going back to as early as I can remember...

2007
Sierra Sidewinder

2011
WindSeeker (KBF)

2012
Manta (San Diego)

2013
Texas SkyScreamer
Full Throttle

2015
Voyage to the Iron Reef

2016
Lightning Rod
Mako

2017
InvadR
Hershey Triple Tower
Submarine Quest

2018
Steel Vengeance
Electric Eel
Twisted Cyclone
Slinky Dog Dash

2019
Tidal Twister
Dragonflier
Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run (Disneyland/Hollywood Studios)
Swampy Jack's Wongo Adventure

2020
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway (Hollywood Studios)

2021
Snake River Expedition

2022
Emperor
Iron Gwazi
Ice Breaker
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Wonder Woman: Flight of Courage

2023
Arctic Rescue
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway (Disneyland)
 

DelPiero

Strata Poster
It's been a while, prior to Covid to be exact. Worth an update, 2 tasty ones this year.


1998 - Oblivion - Alton Towers
2002 - Air - Alton Towers
2003 - Nemesis Inferno - Thorpe Park
2004 - Spinball Whizzer/Sonic Spinball - Alton Towers
2005 - Rita - Alton Towers
2006 - Stealth - Thorpe Park
2007 - Crush's Coaster - DLP
2009 - Saw - Thorpe Park
2010 - Thirteen - Alton Towers
2012 - Swarm - Thorpe Park

2013
Gatekeeper - Cedar Point
White Lightning - Fun Spot America
Freedom Flyer - Fun Spot America
Sea Serpent - Fun Spot America
The Smiler - Alton Towers

2014
Flug der Daemonen - Heide Park
Marble Madness - Pleasurewood Hills
Helix - Liseberg
Sky Scream - Holiday Park
Arthur - Europa Park

2015
Impulse - Knoebels
Laff Track - Hersheypark
Wicked Cyclone - SFNE

2016
Wildfire - Kolmarden
Flight of the Pterasaur - Paultons Park
Velociraptor - Paultons Park
Lost Gravity - Walibi Holland
Taron - Phantasialand
Raik - Phantasialand

2017
Joker - SFGAm
Red Force - Ferrari Land

2018
Speed - Energylandia
Time Traveller - Silver Dollar City
Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
Wickerman - Alton Towers

2019
Zadra - Energylandia
Draken - Energylandia
Frida - Energylandia

2021 - Storm Chaser - Paultons Park
2022 - ERS - Babylon Park

2023
Batman Gotham City Escape - Parque Warner
Toutatis - Parc Asterix
 

Projektion

Mega Poster
Without looking into Flat/Dark rides since I don't really have them noted down anywhere:

1997:
Tomahawk - PortAventura

1998:
Tami Tami - PortAventura

2004:
Spinball Whizzer - Alton Towers

2007:
Furius Baco - PortAventura

2016:
Taron, Raik - Phantasialand

2017:
Red Force - Ferrari Land

2018:
Valkyria - Liseberg

2019:
Untamed - Walibi Holland
Zadra, Frida, Draken - Energylandia

2020:
Panic Coaster Back Daaan - Tokyo Dome City **
Hakugei - Nagashima Spa Land **

2021:
Monster - Grona Lund

2022:
Velocicoaster - Universal Islands of Adventure **
The Ride to Happinness - Plopsaland De Panne **
Prairie Screamer - Prairie Playland
Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger - Six Flags Fiesta Texas

2023:
Wonder Woman: Flight of Courage - Six Flags Magic Mountain **
Emperor - SeaWorld San Diego **
Gotham City Escape - Parque Warner Madrid
Toutatis - SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
Manta, Eel Racer- SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
Mission Ferrari - Ferrari World (this still feels weird to think about)
Uncharted: El Enigma de Penitence - PortAventura

** = Rides at year round parks that opened the previous calendar year but still rode them within a year of opening. Depends where you draw the line whether they count.
 
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Antinos

Slut for Spinners
Not even going to bother with the usual quote tweet since I've done a much better analysis in my recently made spreadsheet by comparing opening year to the year when I first rode each ride. This list only includes coasters.

  • 1999
    • Dragon - Legoland California
  • 2001
    • Flying Ace Aerial Chase - Kings Island
  • 2002
    • Wicked Twister - Cedar Point
  • 2003
    • Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
  • 2004
    • Storm Runner - Hersheypark
    • Revenge of the Mummy - Universal Studios Florida
  • 2007
    • Maverick - Cedar Point
  • 2008
    • Behemoth - Canada's Wonderland
  • 2009
    • Diamondback - Kings Island
  • 2010
    • Intimidator - Carowinds
    • Sky Rocket - Kennywood
    • Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion
  • 2012
    • Verbolten - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
    • Leviathan - Canada's Wonderland
    • Skyrush - Hersheypark
    • X-Flight - Six Flags Great America
  • 2013
    • Gatekeeper - Cedar Point
  • 2014
    • Banshee - Kings Island
    • Goliath - Six Flags Great America
  • 2015
    • Rougarou - Cedar Point
    • Thunderbird - Holiday World
    • Wicked Cyclone - Six Flags New England
  • 2016
    • *Loop Roller Coaster - CJ Barrymore's
    • Valravn - Cedar Point
    • Lightning Rod - Dollywood
    • Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom
  • 2017
    • Whistle Punk Chaser - Dollywood
    • Mystic Timbers - Kings Island
  • 2018
    • Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
    • Cruiser Coaster - Craig's Cruisers (Wyoming)
    • Sea Viper - Palace Playland
    • Wipeout - Palace Playland
    • Tantrum - Darien Lake
    • Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia
    • Slinky Dog Dash - Disney's Hollywood Studios Florida
  • 2019
    • Spinning Coaster - CJ Barrymore's
    • Copperhead Strike - Carowinds
    • Kentucky Flyer - Kentucky Kingdom
  • 2020
    • Orion - Kings Island
  • 2021
    • *Galaxy 500 Coaster - Cedar Valley's Wild Frontier Fun Park
    • Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure

*Indicates relocated ride

  • 2022 (none)
  • 2023
    • Zambezi Zinger - Worlds of Fun
    • Matugani - Lost Island
    • Wild Mouse - Cedar Point
    • Wildcat's Revenge - Hersheypark
    • Pipeline - Seaworld Orlando
    • Big Bear Mountain - Dollywood
 
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