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Postby alpengeist04 » Wed May 15, 2013 2:56 pm

Can't really argue with any of those choices for coolest coasters. Heck, anytime you have the majority of coasters being Intamin and you throw in Kumba to boot, you'll get a thumbs up by me. ;)

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Postby B&MBoy1982 » Wed May 15, 2013 4:13 pm

Love that Kumba is on the list.

It is hands down my favorite B&M.

I rode it back in 1993 when it was brand new, and it still rides today like it did back then.

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Postby Her0ofLime » Mon May 27, 2013 5:41 pm

Woodie Warrior wrote:A book I got called "Thrill Rides" ranked coasters.

Son of Beast was on there, and of course, so were Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka.

Although they did list Boulder Dash, Cyclone, and other good ones as well.


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Postby gisco » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:59 am

Those are some nice coasters. I have been on about half of those and have no disagreement. Now I need to get on the rest!

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Postby Ape » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:53 am

I rode kumba years ago and don't remember being overly impressed. Don't get me wrong I loved the ride but I was surprised when I saw it in the list. Enjoyed reading the article. Maybe ill have to go back and ride kumba again.

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Postby coasterbill » Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:30 am

I'm happy to see Phoenix on this list. One of the great things about things about this hobby is that everyone has a different opinion and obviously Robb isn't the final authority on coasters (and he would never claim to be), but when someone has been on 1500 coasters it does give a ton of credibility to their list... and I'm happy to see that after riding well over a thousand coasters this is still one of the best.

The more you think about Phoenix, the more amazing this coaster really is. While it's not the best coaster in the world, it's been near the top of the list for decades and as other coasters have come and gone (either because they didn't age well or because bigger, better coasters forced them into obsolescence) this coaster has remained one of the best in the world, usually in top 10 lists surrounded by coasters built in the last 15 years.

Great job with the blog Robb! I enjoyed reading through it.

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

Postby leonscott12 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:34 pm

robbalvey wrote:Some of you may know that I've been doing some work for Travel Channel including being on shows like "Insane Coaster Wars", but I've also been writing a few articles for their website and blog. The latest of which featured 15 of the "World's Coolest Roller Coasters."

Here's the article: http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/family/photos/worlds-coolest-roller-coasters
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Please be sure to click the "LIKE" or "TWEET" icon on the first image! Would love to get everyone's support on this article!

Enjoy! =)

--Robb


This is by far my favorite amusement park article outside of an enthusiast website. At least I don't need to cringe in this article.

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