View Full Version : who knows what the oldest coaster in the world is? how manny 6 inv. coasters can you name

05-08-2001, 01:51 PM
i know the oldest-- do you?

05-08-2001, 09:57 PM
I'm not positive, but I think it's Leap the Dips at Lakemont Park in Altoona, PA.

05-08-2001, 09:58 PM
As for the six inverts, would you count Vekoma Boomerangs, since you are inverted a total of six times in one ride?

05-08-2001, 10:09 PM
Not sure about this, but I have been told that the Wildcat at Lake Compounce (in CT) is the oldest?

Lone Wolf
05-09-2001, 12:21 PM
Leap the Dips is the oldest.
<BR>6 Inversion coasters:
<BR>Riddler's Revenge

05-09-2001, 01:13 PM
It is Leap the Dips
<BR>Top Gun(PCW)

05-09-2001, 03:23 PM
isn't leap the dips just the oldest still standing

The Beast
05-12-2001, 01:02 PM
Leap the Dips is the oldest still standing, however, the first roller coaster ever built was the Switchback Railway. It is long gone now.

Tyler Eaves
05-12-2001, 01:04 PM
Actually, the first coaster was the La Montages Russes in Paris in 1814. Cars were pushed up an incline, then descended a curving turn to a brake. The cars were locked to the track, and a powered lift was added in 1819.

05-12-2001, 02:30 PM
If you count forwards and Backwards as 6 inversions
<BR>1 Boomerangs
<BR>2 Robin of Batman and Robin the chiller
<BR>3 Alpengiest
<BR>4 Riddlers Revenge
<BR>5 Raptor
<BR>6 I think Vortex at PKI
<BR>7 Superman Krypton coaster
<BR>8 the invertigo type
<BR>9 Deja Vu
<BR>10Drachen Fire used to have 6
<BR>11Top Gun TJC
<BR>12Katun(I know because it looks real good)
<BR>13Orchi (Clone of Raptor)
<BR>thats all i know.
<BR>I didn't cheat!

Jonathan Gelert
05-16-2001, 02:59 PM
This looks like a trivia contest to me. We have a new "Games" forum at
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05-16-2001, 05:21 PM
Shockwave @ SF Great America had like 6 or 7.
<BR>Um....the oldest one still running is in the Netherlands I think but I don't know the oldest still running in the U.S.
<BR>RAPTOR @ CP (??)
<BR>MANTIS @ CP (??)

05-16-2001, 05:23 PM
I know the oldest steel pipe coaster is the Mine Train at SFoT. It was made in 1964 I believe.

05-16-2001, 05:30 PM
Accualy Matterhorn was the first steel tube or pipe, whatever you want to call it, coaster.

05-16-2001, 06:33 PM
Shockwave is basicly a clone of Six Flags Great Adventure's Great American Scream Machine and they both always had 7 inverions

Chris L
05-17-2001, 01:38 AM
The last two posts were correct. Matterhorn was the world's first tubular pipe/rail roller coaster in the world. I don't know how SFoT got to saying that their runaway mine train was the first...Anyway, Medusa is one of the few people that actually know that the SFGAm <!-- BBCode Start --><B>Shock Wave</B><!-- BBCode End --> & SFNJ's <!-- BBCode Start --><B>The Great American Scream Machine</B><!-- BBCode End --> are based on each other's layouts. They are nearly identical in their course except for G.A.S.M. being slightly taller and faster. <!-- BBCode Start --><B>Viper</B><!-- BBCode End --> at SFMM is always thought of as another clone of the other two, but in fact has a completely different layout. The only thing that Viper shares with the other two 'Mega-Loopers' is that they all have 7 inversions and are Arrow Dynamics coasters.

05-17-2001, 09:58 AM
I wouldn't say completely different...Viper basically has the same drop (but 188')as the other two...same sequence of inversions...very close to same layout...just a 180 deg turn after the first vertical loop, which results in no turn into the brakes, but basically the same ride after that...boomerang and turn into corkscrew...
<BR>Basically the same layout...just tweaked a little bit...improved upon.