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The first time I went on ...

Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:27 pm

Make a list of years you've been an enthusiast and next to the year jot down any rides you went on for the first time in that year. You can put any significant coasters (or rides if necessary)

2006-The Dragon, LEGOLAND Windsor
2007 - Jungle Coaster, LEGOLAND Windsor
2008
2009
2010 - Vampire, Chessington World of Adventures
2011 - Rattlesnake, CWOA
2012 - Dragon's Fury, CWOA; 13, Alton Towers; Sonic Spinball, Alton Towers
2013
2014 - Potentially Air
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Re: The first time I went on ...

Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:35 pm

2010 - 13, Sonic Spinball, Vampire, Dragons Fury
2011 - Air, Rock n Rollercoaster and Tower of Terror
2012 - Nemesis, Nemesis Inferno, Rita
2013 - The Smiler, Oblivion, The Swarm
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Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:47 pm

1998 - Nemesis, Oblivion, RMT

2007 - Rita, Sonic, Air

2008 - Incredible Hulk, Dueling Dragons, Kumba, Montu, Shiekra, Kraken

2009 - Kumali, Velocity

2010 -Th13teen

2013 -The Smiler
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Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:14 pm

2010 - Nemesis Inferno
2011 - Saw, Stealth, Colossus
2012 - The Swarm
2013 - Air, Nemesis, Rita, Th13teen, Oblivion, The Smiler!
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Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:46 pm

Sometime between 1990-94 - Vampire (CWOA)
1994 - Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain (Disney World)
1996 - Pepsi Max Big One (BPPB)
1998 - Nemesis, Oblivion, Corkscrew, Black Hole (Alton Towers)
2002 - Air (Alton Towers)
2009 - Stealth, Saw, Nemesis Inferno, Colossus (Thorpe Park), Dragon's Fury, Rattlesnake (CWOA), Rage (Adventure Island)
2010 - Th13teen (Alton Towers), Kingda Ka, El Toro, Nitro, Bizarro, Superman - Ultimate Flight, Batman, Great American Scream Machine (SFGA)
2011 - Incredible Hulk, Dragon Challenge (IOA), SheiKra, Montu, Kumba, Cheetah Hunt, Scorpion, Gwazi (Busch Gardens Africa), Kraken, Manta (Seaworld), The Mummy, Rip Ride Rockit (Universal), Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom), Test Track (EPCOT).
2012 - The Swarm (Thorpe Park)
2013 - The Smiler (Alton Towers), Shambhala, Dragon Khan, Furius Baco, Stampida (PortAventura).

And if all goes to plan...
2014 - White Lightening (Fun Spot), Seven Dwarves Mine Train (Magic Kingdom), Green Lantern (SFGA)

As you can see, I've ramped it up a bit since 2009  :lol:
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Re: The first time I went on ...

Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:52 pm

Right let's see if I can get the dates right.

1999- Rattlesnake, Dragon Falls, Bubbleworks, Tomb Blaster (before it was Tomb Blaster), Beanoland.
2002 - Nemesis, Oblivion, The Flume, Squirrel Nutty, 3D Cinema, The Flume, Congo River Rapids, Haunted House, Black Hole, Runaway Mine Train
2006 - Colossus, Stealth, Tidal Wave, Nemesis Inferno, Loggers Leap, Rumba Rapids, Rush
2010 - Rita, Thirteen, Charlie, Duel
2012 - The Swarm, Storm Surge, Detonator
2013 - The Smiler, Nemesis Sub Terra, Ice Age

I think that's everything
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The first time I went on ...

Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:04 pm

Pizzazz wrote:
Right let's see if I can get the dates right.

1999- Rattlesnake, Dragon Falls, Bubbleworks, Tomb Blaster (before it was Tomb Blaster), Beanoland.
2001 - Vampire
2002 - Nemesis, Oblivion, The Flume, Squirrel Nutty, 3D Cinema, The Flume, Congo River Rapids, Haunted House, Black Hole, Runaway Mine Train
2006 - Colossus, Stealth, Tidal Wave, Nemesis Inferno, Loggers Leap, Rumba Rapids, Rush
2010 - Rita, Thirteen, Charlie, Duel
2012 - The Swarm, Storm Surge, Detonator
2013 - The Smiler, Nemesis Sub Terra, Ice Age

I think that's everything

Hate to frustrate you, but The Vampire was closed for the whole 2001 season. It had it's Arrow bat themed trains until 2000, and was changed to the Vekoma floorless trains for 2002.

You have also put The Flume twice in 2002! :P
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Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:41 pm

Thanks for that  :D I removed it because I can't remember the exact year. All I remember is that it was floorless when I rode it.
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Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:20 pm

I can only recall 2012 & 2013 when i started going with my fiancée. The rest was when I was a kid so its a blur

2012- Twirling Toad Stools (I am not ashamed :p ) , Runaway mine train (AT)
2013 -  Duel (AT) - Steeplechase , Wallace & Gromit Thrill-O-MATIC , Ghost Train , River Caves. Most of nickelodeon land - Bikini Bottom Bus Tour , Blue Flyer , Diegos Rain Forest Rescue , Doras world voyage , Fairy world taxi spin , Rugrats Lost River , Spongebobs splash bash , The backyardigans pirate treasure. (None of these I should admit to but well I'm a wimp so stuck to kiddie rides :p )  (BPB)
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Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:07 pm

All I can remember is...

2013: 13, Air, Rita, PMBO, Big Dipper, Streak, Blue Flyer, SpongeBob Bus Ride, Revolution, INfusion, Grand National, Spongebob Splash Bash, Avalanche, Impossible and Thrill-O-Matic :P
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Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:11 pm

Right I can't remember going to any theme parks before 1990. My parents said we went to the 1 in Matlock.

1990 Pirate Adventure queue was out the door
1991 American Adventure first visit
1992 Watermouth Castle Devon I loved the fountain show
1993 Orlando and Alton Towers first visits Splash Mountain and Astrodancer was my fav
1994 Nemesis and Shockwave
1995 Energizer
1996 Queuing over a hour for the haunting still haunts me today that it was so bad.
1997 First visit to Alton Towers without my family. Ripsaw
1998 Oblivion and first visit to Chessington
1999 Storm Force 10
2000 Hex and first time I brought a wristband at Blackpool. My first time on the Big One.
2001 First visit to Thorpe Park
2002 Malstorm 
2003 Duel
2004 Spinball
2005 Rita
2006 Drunken Barrels
2007 Going to IOA for the first time
2008 going back to Orlando again Toy story Mania and Thomas Land
2009 Drayton Manor 4D cinema
2010 13
2011 Ben 10 coaster and Orlando again Forbidden Journey and Jade&Gemma from the Go Go Go show they so fit.
2012 Sub Terra
2013 The Smiler
2014 Think it be the air race ride
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Re: The first time I went on ...

Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:48 pm

I've only been riding stuff for the last couple of years, but my list is:

2012: All coasters at towers, as well as Blade and Enterprise
2013: Every coaster and flat ride at Drayton, Thorpe and Fantasy Island, as well as going on The Smiler, Ripsaw and Hex for the first time
2014: The rides that I go on for the first time this year will probs be Air Race and N:ST

Bit of a pathetic list, but hey, i've been on a decent amount of stuff :D
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Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:59 pm

2004: first visit to chessington, everything except dragons fury rameses revenge and rattlesnake.
2006: all disney parks, sea world, Busch, universal, IoA all medium rides. I didn't do any of the big ones unless BTM is big :)
2010: Alton towers for the first time. Everything but all rides in x sector, ripsaw, nemmy.
2011: everything at alton towers. Everything at thorpe park
2012: swarm, absolutely everything in Florida, all parks.
2013: swarm backwards, the smiler, nemesis sub terra, ice age 4D
2014: will be my first visit to drayton, along with 3 other trips to AT and two trips to thorpe for angry birds :)
 
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Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:54 pm

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
Right I can't remember going to any theme parks before 1990. My parents said we went to the 1 in Matlock.

1990 Pirate Adventure queue was out the door
1991 American Adventure first visit
1992 Watermouth Castle Devon I loved the fountain show
1993 Orlando and Alton Towers first visits Splash Mountain and Astrodancer was my fav
1994 Nemesis and Shockwave
1995 Energizer
1996 Queuing over a hour for the haunting still haunts me today that it was so bad.
1997 First visit to Alton Towers without my family. Ripsaw
1998 Oblivion and first visit to Chessington
1999 Storm Force 10
2000 Hex and first time I brought a wristband at Blackpool. My first time on the Big One.
2001 First visit to Thorpe Park
2002 Malstorm 
2003 Duel
2004 Spinball
2005 Rita
2006 Drunken Barrels
2007 Going to IOA for the first time
2008 going back to Orlando again Toy story Mania and Thomas Land
2009 Drayton Manor 4D cinema
2010 13
2011 Ben 10 coaster and Orlando again Forbidden Journey and Jade&Gemma from the Go Go Go show they so fit.
2012 Sub Terra
2013 The Smiler
2014 Think it be the air race ride

Themepark in Matlock? That's Gullivers ;)
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Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:56 am

2006- Pepsi Max, the big one. BPB
2008- The Corkscrew, Nemesis, Oblivion, Spinball Whizzer (as it was then called) Air. Alton Towers
2010- Th13teen. Alton Towers.
2013- The Smiler- Alton Towers
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Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:07 pm

2009-wipeout, nemmy, air, oblivion, rita (and others at alton)
2010-colossus, stealth, nemmy inferno, saw, th13teen (and others at thorpe)
2011-squirrel nutty
2012-NST, swarm, speed, megaphobia(and others at oakwood)
2013-smiler

NB. In my non-enthusiast years(too many of them) I'd been to chessington, PWH and the gt yarmouth PB and been on all the rides at those.
 
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Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:06 pm

Just a rough estimate here, seeing as I can't really remember the specific years for when I first rode most rollercoasters, but I'll still give this a go. It will just be Alton Towers, Chessington and Thorpe Park coasters though. Also, I must add that my first visit to Chessington was in 2004 (I think), Thorpe Park in 2007 (although I didn't go again until 2012), and to Alton Towers in 2013. Anyway:
2005- Runaway Train (CWOA)
2007- Flying Fish, Vampire
2010- Dragon's Fury
2011- Rattlesnake
2012- Colossus, Nemesis Inferno, The Swarm
2013- Air, Nemesis, Oblivion, Rita, Runaway Mine Train, Saw, Stealth (and The Swarm backwards if that counts  :lol:)

I'm hoping that 2014 will be the year for me to ride Sonic Spinball, The Smiler and Thirteen, as I am visiting for the second ever time in April. Last year I couldn't ride Sonic Spinball as the queue was so long and I wasn't too interested in riding it anyway, The Smiler as it was closed (typical), and Thirteen because when I was in the queue for Air, a woman in front of me told me that there was a 'surprise' at the end of Thirteen, and in my mind, a 'surprise' on a rollercoaster always means something jumps out at you, which I hate, so in the end I was too scared to ride it, as I was under the illusion that something would jump out at me.  :oops:

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