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12/12/12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012?

drachen drachen Profile

Posted:
12/12/12 at
11:32:11 AM

The world won't see another triple-number date until January 1st, 2101, a little over 88 years from today. I don't plan on being around at that point...

So, in honor of today being 12-12-12, here is an attempt to list the 12 best roller coasters I rode in the year 2012. I don't usually blend wooden and steel coasters, but here goes nothing...

1) Phoenix, Knoebels
2) El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
3) Superman: Ride of Steel
4) *Diamondback, Kings Island
5) Apollo's Chariot, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
6) Raging Bull, Six Flags Great America
7) *Comet, Great Escape
8) Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
9) Alpengeist, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
10) Griffon, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
11) *X-Flight, Six Flags Great America
12) *The Beast, Kings Island

*New to Me in 2012

Honorable mentions...

- Silver Comet, Martin's Fantasy Island
- Skyrush, Hersheypark
- Green Lantern, Six Flags Great Adventure
- Great White, Morey's Piers - running great this year

* This post was modified at 1/31/14 11:09:05 PM *

drachen
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Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 12/12/12 12:49:22 PM
OK, I'll bite.

1.El Toro
2.Intimidator 305
3.Dominator
4.Twister (Knoebels)
5.Nitro
6.Millennium Force
7.Magnum XL-200
8.Lightning Racer
9.Batman(GAdv)
10.Bizarro(GAdv)
11. Phantom's Revenge
12.Talon

I won't bother with Honorable Mentions, but suffice it to say that Kennywood is under-represented here.

Of course, none of these were new to me, but A, that wasn't the poll, and B, I didn't cover much ground this season...KD was the furthest I travelled.

Mike

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The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by RobLec RobLec Profile at 12/12/12 3:57:05 PM
We didn't do much in 2012. Only park we visited (other then "work" at KI) was BGT and even at that we did not ride CH. So other than Beast/DB at our home park, I suppose Montu and Sheikra would be the best.

Honorable mention to Flight Deck, also last coaster ride of 2012. Not sure how much longer it will be around, now that SOB is gone I suspect the last of the decent Arrow suspendeds won't be far behind.

It's quite possible that I did not even ride twelve coasters this year.

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by ray_p ray_p Profile at 12/12/12 4:11:21 PM
I'll play along too. I went on way more coasters than I thought this year. I will rank mine as well. New to me rides are marked with an *

1. Ravine Flyer 2 (Waldameer)
2. Leviathan (Canada's Wonderland) *
3. Millennium Force (Cedar Point)
4. Diamondback (Kings Island)
5. Behemoth (Canada's Wonderland) *
6. Phantom's Revenge (Kennywood)
7. Maverick (Cedar Point)
8. SkyRocket (Kennywood)
9. Whirlwind (Seabreeze)
10. Silver Comet (Martin's Fantasy Island)
11. Flight Of Fear (Kings Island)
12. Colossus The Fire Dragon (Lagoon) *

Interesting that 3 B&M hypers ended up in my Top 5 of the year.

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by frontrow frontrow Profile at 12/12/12 5:54:06 PM
1) I305 (Kings Dominion)
2) Skyrush (Hershey)*
3) Voyage (Holiday World)
4) Prowler (Worlds of Fun)*
5) Superman ROS (SF America)
6) Apollos Chariot (BGVA)
7) Storm Runner (Hershey)
8) Griffon (BGVA)*
9) American Thunder (SF St. Louis)*
10) Renegade (Valleyfair)*
11) Raging Bull (SF Great America)
12) Lightning Racer (Hershey)

Honorable mention:
Legend and Raven (Holiday World)
Phantoms Revenge and Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)
X Flight* and Viper (SF Great America)
Screamin Eagle (SF St.Louis)
Wild One (SF America)
Verbolten* and Alpengeist (BGVA)
Volcano and Grizzly (Kings Dominion)

We had a great 2012. Hopefully 2013 will be just as good.

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Stredain Stredain Profile at 12/12/12 8:01:51 PM
Since I have strictly stuck to BGW I have no room to really say much other than I have enjoyed the park :)
Stredain
Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by alpengeistno3 at 12/12/12 9:09:51 PM
Well, I just got done doing this while waiting in the few lines that I encountered in Orlando last month.

1 (tie) Nitro/I-305
3 SkyRush
4 El Toro
5 Steel Force
6 Apollo
7 Hulk
8 Montu
9 Kumba
10 Bizarro (Sfgradv)
11 Alpengeist
12 Talon

Paul

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by theRock-steel theRock-steel Profile at 12/13/12 10:25:01 PM
There were many new rides for me this year, so there are many of those on this (*). I can't think of any other time that I have blended steel and wooden in a list on a post.

1. Leviathan (*)
2. Ride of Steel (*)
3. Thunderhead
4. Phoenix (*)
5. Behemoth (*)
6. Wild Eagle (*)
7. Bizarro
8. Green Lantern
9. Lightning Racer
10. Ravine Flyer II (*)
11. Sky Rocket (*)
12. Fahrenheit (*)

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 1/9/13 11:00:48 AM
I'll catch up on this one. 2012 has been such a great year for me, something I doubt to ever have a chance to replicate. All of these twelve coasters are "2012 new to me's" in no particular order.

Manta
Tatsu
X2
Apocalypse
Intimidator
Voyage
Legend
Xcelerator
Superman Krypton Coaster
Dare Devil Dive
Ridder's Revenge
Renegade

Honorees..

Steel Hawg
Montezooma's Revenge
Sponge Bob's Rock Bottom Plunge

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Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Geauga_Dog Geauga_Dog Profile at 1/11/13 9:13:06 PM
A bit late to the party but my list in no particular order:

1. Raging Bull
2. X-Flight
3. Viper
4. Verbolten
5. Griffon
6. Volcano
7. I-305
8. Maverick
9. Beast
10. Diamondback

G-Dog

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Cyclone_Phil Cyclone_Phil Profile at 1/12/13 6:16:32 PM
1 I305
2 Dominator
3 Montu
4 Kumba
5 Manta
6 Sheikra
7 Kraken
8 Volcano
9 Flight of fear
10 Gwazi (obligatory wood coaster)
Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by mugen828 mugen828 Profile at 1/13/13 11:26:44 PM
Super late to the party but why not join in? This past year was the first time I rode any of these! They were ALL NEW to me and it was awesome to finally travel a bit! I'll rank them in order of how much I liked them.


1. Thunderhead
2. Montu
3. Sheikra
4. Kumba
5. Beast
6. Diamondback
7. Wild Eagle
8. Racer 1 & 2
9. Goliath
10. Great American Scream Machine

Honorable mentions:

Cheetah Hunt, Mystery Mine, Tennessee Tornado, the Georgia Scorcher, and Scorpion.


Have yet to post my TR about my first time trip too SFOG, Dollywood, BGT, and Kings Island. Maybe I will do that soon! (it's not done...) It's probably surprising to see the hypers (my favoriteee type of coaster) so low on this list, but they just didn't stack up. Thunderhead really impressed me, and BGT just has a HELL of a lineup! I enjoyed every coaster there, except Gwazi as it wasn't operating that day.

- mugen828
157 Coasters -- Favorite Coaster -- Nitro (SFGAdv)
117 Steel -- 40 Wood -- Home Park: SFGADv
Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 1/17/13 2:37:53 PM
^^^Hey Mugen, did you get to ride Dare Devil Dive?

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Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? Photo by Judy_P_in_Pgh Judy_P_in_Pgh Profile at 1/17/13 9:37:22 PM
My Favorite 2012 Roller Coasters
El Freakin’ Toro, 6 Flags Great Adventure
The Beast (after dark!), King's Island
Millenium Force (blue train), Cedar Point
Thunderhead, Dollywood (most rides in 2012)
Lightning Racer, HersheyPark (best trip with new and old friends)
Leviathan, Canada’s Wonderland (best new-to-me coaster)
Nitro, 6 Flags Great Adventure
Afterburn, Carowinds
Hydra, Dorney Park
Diamondback, King’s Island
Talon, Dorney Park
Eagle’s Flight, Dollywood (best-themed new-to-me coaster)

Honerable mention for most consecutive rides at the Coasting for Kids Marathon, Steel Force

WORST new-to-me coaster ... SkyRush at HersheyPark ... OUCH!!

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Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 1/17/13 10:41:51 PM
^^^Hey Judy, I think that you meant to say 'Wild Eagle' although 'Eagles Flight' would've been a pretty cool name. :)

FWIW, My 2012 new to me worst was Hoosier Hurricane, Super ouch!!...and a honorable ouch to Green Lantern(SFMM)

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Judy_P_in_Pgh Judy_P_in_Pgh Profile at 1/18/13 5:27:45 AM
OOPS!! Wild Eagle it is! Not sure where I got "Eagle's Flight." No, wait, I did that on purpose just to see who really reads these lists ... yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!
Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 1/18/13 10:22:23 AM
Overbanked said:
'Eagles Flight' would've been a pretty cool name. :)


Holiday World agrees with you, Chris! :)

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Coaster316 at 1/18/13 10:30:15 AM
I only went to two parks this year, so will be a short list. :)

1. Phoenix - Knoebels
2. Racer - Kennywood
3. Black Diamond - Knoebels
4. Twister - Knoebels
5. Jack Rabbit - Kennywood
6. Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
7. Sky Rocket - Kennywood
8. Exterminator - Kennywood
9. Thunderbolt - Kennywood

- Jeff

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by drachen drachen Profile at 1/18/13 11:40:42 AM
Coaster316 said:

I only went to two parks this year, so will be a short list. :)


1. Phoenix - Knoebels
2. Racer - Kennywood
3. Black Diamond - Knoebels
4. Twister - Knoebels
5. Jack Rabbit - Kennywood
6. Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
7. Sky Rocket - Kennywood
8. Exterminator - Kennywood
9. Thunderbolt - Kennywood

- Jeff

If I only got to Kennywood and Knoebel's, I would still consider it a great year.

drachen
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Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Coaster316 at 1/18/13 11:49:17 AM
drachen said:


If I only got to Kennywood and Knoebel's, I would still consider it a great year.

lol...yeah, good point!!

Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by beastmaster beastmaster Profile at 1/18/13 12:37:56 PM
drachen said:

Coaster316 said:

I only went to two parks this year, so will be a short list. :)


1. Phoenix - Knoebels
2. Racer - Kennywood
3. Black Diamond - Knoebels
4. Twister - Knoebels
5. Jack Rabbit - Kennywood
6. Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
7. Sky Rocket - Kennywood
8. Exterminator - Kennywood
9. Thunderbolt - Kennywood

- Jeff

If I only got to Kennywood and Knoebel's, I would still consider it a great year.

Agreed!

The amusement park rises bold and stark
Kids are huddled on the beach in a mist...
Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by Overbanked Overbanked Profile at 1/18/13 8:48:54 PM
beastmaster said:

Holiday World agrees with you, Chris! :)

Oh yeah, the name of the scooters. I didn't ride any flats at HW, it was all about those awesome woodies for me, and oh yeah to a lesser extent Gobblers Getaway, and the ride FKA Pilgrims Plunge. :)

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Re: 12-12-12 -- Best Coasters You Rode in 2012? by mugen828 mugen828 Profile at 1/19/13 10:56:57 AM
Overbanked said:

^^^Hey Mugen, did you get to ride Dare Devil Dive?

I did, but it wasn't as fun as the 10 I listed. A cool coaster no doubt, but it needs more speed. I liked their loading system for it.

- mugen828
157 Coasters -- Favorite Coaster -- Nitro (SFGAdv)
117 Steel -- 40 Wood -- Home Park: SFGADv