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Top 10 Best Wooden Roller Coasters in North America

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Number 5: Phoenix
Top 10 Best Wooden Roller Coasters in North America

Phoenix at Knoebels.

Theme Park Review. Used with permission.
Knoebels in Elysburg, PA

Originally known as Rocket, the classic, circa-1948 coaster could have ended up in a Texas landfill when the small amusement park that owned it closed in 1980. Instead, Dick Knoebel purchased it, moved it to Pennsylvania, restored it to its original glory and then some, and maintains it with the fervor of a true coaster lover.

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