Roller Coasters

Roller Coasters – George’s Coaster Credit List

The history of roller coasters is pretty interesting, especially with the emergence of coasters in American amusement parks in the 1900s and the coaster wars of the last 30 years of the 20th century. Have you heard the term coaster credits? A lot of roller coaster fans keep track of their first rides on coasters and I’m presenting my list, mostly, in chronological order.

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Fury325 at Carowinds. Notice that Treble Clef?

Here’s my coaster credit list:

  1. The Bat (Kings Island)
    This is The Bat from Kings Island that existed from 1981-1983 built by Arrow Development.
  2. Loch Ness Monster (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
  3. Big, Bad Wolf (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
  4. Carolina Goldrusher (Carowinds)
  5. Vortex (Carowinds)
  6. Afterburn (Carowinds)
    Opened in 1999 as Top Gun and was renamed Afterburn in 2006.
  7. Ricochet (Carowinds)
  8. The Hurler (Carowinds)
  9. Carolina Cyclone (Carowinds)
  10. Thunder Road (Carowinds)
  11. Nighthawk (Carowinds)
    Rode this coaster as The Borg and Nighthawk
  12. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Magic Kingdom)
  13. Space Mountain (Magic Kingdom)
  14. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (Disneyland)
  15. Matterhorn (Disneyland)
  16. Space Mountain (Disneyland)
  17. Rock and Roller Coaster (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
  18. Primeval Whirl (Disney Animal Kingdom)
  19. Expedition Everest (Disney Animal Kingdom)
  20. Goofy’s Barnstormer (Magic Kingdom)
  21. California Screamin’ (Disney California Adventure)
  22. Flight of the Hippogriff (Islands of Adventure)
  23. Hungarian Horntail (Islands of Adventure)
  24. Chinese Fireball (Islands of Adventure)
  25. Silver Bullet (Knotts Berry Farm)
  26. Xcelerator (Knotts Berry Farm)
  27. Initmidator (Carowinds)
  28. Fury 325 (Carowinds)
  29. Wild Eagle (Dollywood)

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    Mystery Mine at Dollywood
  30. Mystery Mine (Dollywood)
  31. Thunder Head (Dollywood)
  32. Firechaser Express (Dollywood)
  33. Tennessee Tornado (Dollywood)
  34. Blazing Fury (Dollywood)
  35. Smokey Mountain Alpine Coaster (Pigeon Forge)
  36. Dominator (Kings Dominion)
  37. Avalanche (Kings Dominion)

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    Avalanche, a fantastic Mack Bobsled at Kings Dominion
  38. Volcano the Blast Coaster (Kings Dominion)
  39. Intimidator 305 (Kings Dominion)
  40. Backlot Stunt Coaster (Kings Dominion)
  41. The Hurler (Kings Dominion)
  42. Rebel Yell (Kings Dominion)
  43. Grizzly (Kings Dominion)
  44. Tempesto (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
  45. Apollo’s Chariot (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
  46. Alpengeist (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
  47. Griffon (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
  48. Verbolten (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

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    The Loch Ness Monster, Alpengeist and Griffon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  49. Goliath (Six Flags over Georgia)
  50. Dahlonega Mine Train (Six Flags over Georgia)
  51. Superman: The Ultimate Flight (Six Flags over Georgia)
  52. Mind Bender (Six Flags over Georgia)
  53. Dare Devil Dive (Six Flags over Georgia)
  54. Carolina Cobra (Carowinds)
  55. Woodstock Express (Carowinds)
  56. Flying Ace Aerial Chase (Carowinds)
  57. White Lightning (FunSpot)
  58. Freedom Flyer (Funspot)
  59. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (Magic Kingdom)
  60. Cheetah Hunt (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  61. Montu (Busch Gardens Tampa)
    Check out my POV from the front seat of Montu!
  62. Sand Serpent (Busch Gardens Tampa)
    Check out my POV from the front seat of Sand Serpent!
  63. Kumba (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  64. SheiKra (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  65. Rip, Ride, Rock-it (Universal)
  66. The Mummy (Universal)
  67. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (Universal)
  68. Lucy’s Crabbie Cabby (Carowinds)
  69. The Beast (Kings Island)
  70. Diamondback (Kings Island)
  71. Banshee (Kings Island)
  72. The Bat (Kings Island)
  73. The Racer (Kings Island)
  74. Thunderbird (Holiday World)
  75. The Voyage (Holiday World)
  76. The Legend (Holiday World)
  77. The Raven (Holiday World)
  78. Lightning Run (Kentucky Kingdom)
  79. Thunder Run (Kentucky Kingdom)
  80. T3 (Kentucky Kingdom)
  81. Valravn (Cedar Point)
  82. Blue Streak (Cedar Point)
  83. Raptor (Cedar Point)
  84. Gatekeeper (Cedar Point)
  85. Iron Dragon (Cedar Point)
  86. Rougarou (Cedar Point)
  87. Millennium Force (Cedar Point)
  88. Scorpion (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  89. Air Grover (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  90. Joker Funhouse Coaster (Six Flags over Georgia)
  91. Blue Hawk (Six Flags over Georgia)
  92. Great American Scream Machine (Six Flags over Georgia)
  93. Georgia Cyclone (Six Flags over Georgia)
  94. Georgia Scorcher (Six Flags over Georgia)
  95. Kraken (Seaworld Orlando)
  96. Mako (Seaworld Orlando)
  97. Manta (Seaworld Orlando)
  98. Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster (Universal)
  99. The Incredible Hulk Coaster (Universal Islands of Adventure)
  100. Cobra’s Curse (Busch Gardens Tampa)
  101. Flying School (Legoland Florida)
  102. Coastersaurus (Legoland Florida)
  103. Dragon (Legoland Florida)
  104. Lightning Rod (Dollywood)
  105. Gatlinburg Alpine Coaster (Gatlinburg)
  106. Exterminator (Kennywood)
  107. Phantom’s Revenge (Kennywood)
  108. Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)
  109. Racer (Kennywood)
  110. Sky Rocket (Kennywood)
  111. Thunderbolt (Kennywood)
  112. Ravine Flyer II (Waldameer)
  113. Steel Dragon (Waldameer)
  114. Magnum XL-200 (Cedar Point)
  115. Cedar Creek Mine Ride (Cedar Point)
  116. Maverick  (Cedar Point)
  117. Top Thrill Dragster  (Cedar Point)
  118. Gemini  (Cedar Point)
  119. Corkscrew  (Cedar Point)

How many roller coasters have you ridden?