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Postby RollingCoasting on November 19th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Now that the 2017 season is over, let's look back to the best moments of the year

There are countless things I'll never forget from this year, but my favorite would probably have to be riding Fiddler's Fling during a hardcore thunderstorm on August 2nd. It was the only thing open in the area so instinctively I hopped on for a couple rides. The storm was a borderline hurricane (Nearby trees shaking like crazy while rain was darting anyone not under some sort of roof). No idea how the ride could even in run in
such weather. It's oddly fun getting spun around while your face is pelted with rain :lol:

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Postby Muck Finnesota on November 19th, 2017, 10:47 pm
Having the opportunity to ride coasters through late November easily takes the cake for me.
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Postby Tardis1972 on November 19th, 2017, 10:49 pm
Getting on the last cycle on King Chaos and the final train of the year on Goliath. Getting to see Goliath transfer a train off the track. Also getting on the last train on V2 and SUF.
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Postby CoasterNick3157 on November 19th, 2017, 11:47 pm
Meeting Jim Reid Anderson, Joker T Shirt Event, Viper Backwards, seeing my youngest being able to ride the big ride s now.

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Postby Tardis1972 on November 20th, 2017, 12:06 am
^ Oh yeah I forgot about that. Here are some other favorite moments. My visit to Kings Dominion and Indiana Beach. KD especially because I was able to ride all the coasters in the front and back row twice. I know those aren't SFGAm related but I wanted to share them anyways.

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Postby Whizzer Whiz Kid on November 20th, 2017, 8:13 am
Gonna have to go with riding Eagle in the snow on Saturday. Honorable mentions go to July 29th, a day when I rode Eagle 24 times in like 3 hours, Viper Backwards, Drop of Doom VR (which was so much better done than Rage of the Gargoyles), and the Glow Run 5K.
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Postby MrsTaxi on November 20th, 2017, 8:50 am
Viper backwards..100%. Also, when Jiggidy scared the piss out of me. :lol:

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Postby SixFlags_Fan on November 20th, 2017, 10:03 am
Riding Eagle Red with next to no trims and ending the season with a double Zen ride on V2.

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Postby Jackluver18 on November 20th, 2017, 10:11 am
Mine would probably have to be all the new scareactors that I met this year along with going to the park in the middle of November. It was a great season and can't wait for Opening Day 2018 to get here.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on November 20th, 2017, 2:52 pm
Top memories
1) Riding Whizzer yesterday with my 3 yo for her very first time
2) Riding Goliath with my then 6 (now 7 yo) for her very first time
3) Riding Dare Devil Dive with my 7 yo (first time for both of us!)
4) Getting my 3rd 40+ ride day of my career (8/18 CAD - without Flash Pass)
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Postby Ilovthevu' on November 21st, 2017, 2:54 pm
Honestly, I had more favorite memories at Six Flags St. Louis this year. Riding Screamin' Eagle again was just so amazing. I missed that thing so much. It's my favorite airtime /similar to a hyper / wooden coaster I've ever been on.

After the Enterprise left, I rode a ton of times on the replacement at St. Louis for me - Xcalibur. That is such a fun ride / very similar, but either way I enjoyed that. Got back on my replacement Orbit even though I have to go 4-5 hours away to go on a ride like that again. It's life. I just don't go St. Louis for that though.

And I really enjoyed (as strange as it sounds) the large ice cream waffle cone at the front of the park at St. Louis. Before I went St. Louis, and specifically remember that large ice cream waffle cone, so I couldn't wait to get it again, and I enjoyed that at St. Louis. Mr. Freeze was such an awesome coaster too. That Roaring Rapids is so amazing also. Favorite is Popeye, than that Roaring Rapids ride, and than the other ones. Great America's is fun too (Don't get rid of it), but St. Louis is better / so many humps.

Just an up and down year for me at Great America. I can't mention a favorite. I can mention a lot of negative things this year, but St. Louis was so fun and memorable. I can't wait to go back, and I will go back to Great America too but hopefully they fix things.
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Postby CoasterCale on November 21st, 2017, 3:04 pm
I guess mine would have to be visiting Hurricane Harbor over the summer, and spending money on a suit the first time because I forgot it, and a towel the second time for the same reason. Then getting sunburned to the point where I was literally red. :oops:
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Postby Coaster Justin on November 22nd, 2017, 2:45 am
Riding Coasters in Mexico
Riding Coasters in the UK
Meeting up with Andrew Hyde
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Postby UnclePennybags on November 22nd, 2017, 6:46 pm
Six, 360 degree spins on my first and only ride on Joker. It hurt and was not fun.

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Postby hook13 on November 26th, 2017, 12:24 am
Taking the kids to meet wonder woman and lego batman was really cool this year, thought the actors were fantastic.costumes were well done.

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Postby hoju74 on November 27th, 2017, 9:52 am
My favorite was either riding viper backwards with my son or riding Yankee Clipper the only day it was open when I went this season.

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Postby onyxhotel08 on November 30th, 2017, 12:33 pm
First Fright Fest since 2008! I was with my nephew and his friend. The lines did not allow us to do much. Going with kids is always hard since they don't like to go on everything and when they do one wants to and another doesn't. Still fun though. I prefer going in the summer when it is warm and the water rides are open. Hurricane Harbor helps offset some of the crowds. Oh and we got stuck on backwards Viper on the hill! It was only about 5-10 minutes but we got exit passes! My nephew and I used them on Revolution while his friend went on Goliath....I'd go but my nephew was not ready yet... :cry:

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Postby stockboy300 on December 10th, 2017, 9:43 am
My daughter catching someone's cell phone on the first drop on Maverick. Couldn't believe it!

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Postby American Eagle 1981 on December 10th, 2017, 8:25 pm
Where do I begin?! I visited Santa’s Village, Indiana Beach, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and Hersheypark for the first time as well as an awesome trip to Disney World. I visited Great America a dozen times this year and spent nearly 40 hours in park total. 82 total rides for the season including Eagle 13 times. I have so many great memories all documented in my trip reports but my favorite might just be the first visit of the season. It was April 29th, 37 degrees and raining. Only stayed for an hour but got some of the craziest rides ever on Bull, Batman, and Goliath. Nearly freezing temps and pouring rain is a insane combo. Can’t wait for an even better season next year.
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Postby CoasterRiderSC on December 11th, 2017, 2:23 pm
UnclePennybags wrote:Six, 360 degree spins on my first and only ride on Joker. It hurt and was not fun.

LOL!! I had 10 rides on Joker and that might be my final career total :)
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Postby ChicagoCoasters on December 11th, 2017, 4:55 pm
Had lots of good memories this year. Went to Mt. Olympus, Ober Gatlinburg, Kings Island, and Santa's Village for the first time this year. Rode the brand-new Mystic Timbers which is amazing. :D Also, Hades 360 is so underrated. Had 12 trips to SFGAm this year, with 103 rides (including Hurricane Harbor). Including 9 rides on Goliath which always seemed to have a long line whenever I went. I caught a guy's hat on American Eagle. Meeting Logan from Koaster Kids was amazing, because he is so inspirational and nice and he runs my favorite Youtube channel. He is just fun to be around. Also, Repiv was a very unique experience I will never forget. Fright Fest and Last Call were also very well executed. Overall 2017 was a great year and 2018 is shaping up to be even better.
1.) Goliath 2.) Mystic Timbers 3.) Diamondback 4.) Raging Bull 5.) Hades 360
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