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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby A.J. » Mon May 13, 2013 8:44 am

It's great to see awesome roller coasters that aren't part of the GOTTA GO FAST YOLO LOOPDEELOOP stereotype getting some more praise and exposure.
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Postby BugEyed » Mon May 13, 2013 9:07 am

Rai Fox wrote:You can not possibly regret a trip to Knoebels.


I've been trying to get myself there for years. Now that I've finally booked it I think I'm actually more excited about hitting Knoebels than I've been for many of the big parks.

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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby CreativeForce » Mon May 13, 2013 10:49 am

Damn you Robb!! It's lists like this that keep forcing me to spend money on coaster trips! ;)

Seriously, great list and I'm happy to say I've ridden well over half the list thanks to TPR trips. Keep up the great work!
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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby Josh Linn » Mon May 13, 2013 11:01 am

A little surprised to see Kumba on the list mainly because of the sheer number of rides you have to choose from, but it's absolutely a defensible pick...I have it at #8 myself behind I305, El Toro, SkyRush, Millennium Force, Storm Runner, Phoenix, and Kingda Ka.

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Postby singemfrc » Mon May 13, 2013 11:11 am

A bit surprised not to see Starry Sky Ripper/Scraper/Scrapper on there.

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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby Condor » Mon May 13, 2013 11:24 am

I can picture how a Travel Channel list would have looked without Robb's involvement. Probably something like this:

1. Hulk
2. Millennium Force
3. X2
4. Kingda Ka
5. Aftershock
6. Medusa (SFDK)
7. Steel Dragon 2000
8. Batman: The Ride (backwards)
9. Saw: The Ride
10. Lightning Racer
11. Diamondback
12. Intimidator (Carrowinds)
13. TH13TEEN
14. Bizarro (SFNE)
15. El Toro

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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby ChrisFL » Mon May 13, 2013 11:54 am

I definitely agree with the Kumba choice...it is still one of my all-time favorites.

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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby Rai Fox » Mon May 13, 2013 12:01 pm

BugEyed wrote:
Rai Fox wrote:You can not possibly regret a trip to Knoebels.


I've been trying to get myself there for years. Now that I've finally booked it I think I'm actually more excited about hitting Knoebels than I've been for many of the big parks.


That reminded me to actually call and book my campsite for this summer. Just talking to their staff on the phone to book a site leaves me grinning for hours.

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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby TPDave » Mon May 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Condor wrote:I can picture how a Travel Channel list would have looked without Robb's involvement. Probably something like this:

1. Hulk
2. Millennium Force
3. X2
4. Kingda Ka
5. Aftershock
6. Medusa (SFDK)
7. Steel Dragon 2000
8. Batman: The Ride (backwards)
9. Saw: The Ride
10. Lightning Racer
11. Diamondback
12. Intimidator (Carrowinds)
13. TH13TEEN
14. Bizarro (SFNE)
15. El Toro


Yeah, it's good to see an article written by someone who understands the subject rather than a reporter who has been given a brief and just goes by stats!!
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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby cfc » Mon May 13, 2013 12:35 pm

It's good to see a list that, for once, deviates from the "usual suspects" that win Golden Ticket awards, too. Not that I have anything against those awards (I vote in them myself), but the same rides show up in them every year.
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