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Ron Toomer has Passed Away

September 27, 2011

Today a legend in the roller coaster world passed away. Ron Toomer was the designer of many memorable coasters such as Magnum XL 200 (the first hyper coaster), Corkscrew, Lock Ness Monster, and many others. He died peacefully in his sleep this morning after a 4 month battle with cancer at an age of 81.

What is your favorite coaster designed by Ron Toomer? You can see a list of all his designs here. Please comment. Thanks for reading.

Thanks to coaster101 for the picture.


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  1. Matt P permalink

    Magnum. Magnum started the coaster wars, and was the first hyper coaster(my favorite type of coaster). Loch Ness Monster is good as well. Best of wishes to Toomer’s family.

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