Anticlimatic

Saturday, June 15, 2002 9:11 PM

Have you ever waited so long and wanted something so much that only when your rode it/bought it/ saw it, you were totally let down. This isn't a bashing/flaming thread so please don't start it. One example I can think of FOR ME is Tomb Raider. It was fun overall but I guess I expected it to be longer. Oh well. What about any of you?

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 9:20 PM
Well my experience is from the same park. The opening year of Son of Beast we went down there and the ride wasn't open when we got there so i was pretty mad. It didn't open up until about 1 or 2 in the afternoon but I didn't mind at that point since it was open. Then when we got in the line, the queue was full with the hot sun down on us, and all to find out that they were only running one train operation. We didn't want to give up on it yet though. So we waited and waited in the 90 degree weather for 2hrs and 45 minutes when finally we got on. The only part of the ride I actually enjoyed was the loop, the rest of it pretty much gave me an anurysm. I know it was opening season but it was a big dissapointment in my mind. I mean look where they put the On ride photo at, lol......right before the lift hill. They could've atleast put it after the loop or something. Now after seeing it on the Discovery channel as the 2nd best wooden coaster, it makes me think....it must've gotten better. But then I think, wait, they made The Incredible Hulk #1 steel, so i can't take them seriously at all, lol. Anyone know if Sob has gotten better since opening season ride wise and not line or capacity wise.

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Top 5:
5) Magnum 4) Raptor 3) Apollos Chariot 2) S:ros Sfdl
1) Millennium Force

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Saturday, June 15, 2002 9:27 PM
For me it would be Volcano Blast Coaster at PKD. For year upon year I was itching to know what they would be doing with the mountain, and then when i saw what they did, I was very let down.
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 5:44 AM
Silver Streak at Martin's Fantasy Island in NY. Expected more with it being a CCI and all. Perhaps if I would have tried it in the front instead of back it would have given me the ride that I was expecting. Had limited time at the park so I was only able to ride it once (the lines were pretty long and they were only running one train).
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Sunday, June 16, 2002 6:03 AM

I was extremely let down by Invertigo and Stealth. Waited 2 hours for Invertigo on opening day and just when we got up to the boarding platform it broke down. What's worst? Invertigo has been down 10 out of my 12 visits to PGA while it was there. The only opening day ride that hasn't let me down at all was Roar WEST!!! I never heard the end of it, 82 rides on that monsters and when I go out to California this summer(11 minutes driving distance from the park) my grandma told me that she bought me a season pass. You gotta' love grandparents, my grandpa is the only one I've ever got to go on Medusa with me and he has heart trouble(that's pretty sad:sisters, mother, daddy, friends, pastor, and deacons wont go on it with you but grandpa will)

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 7:17 AM

Another Tomb Raider story:

It's opening day and I got there at 4 and there was NO ONE there. My heart paced and I waited to get through the check line(for passes and tickets) and got through about 6th at 4:45. We got a spiel from Officer Steve that we had to walk behind him single file back there, but right when he dropped the rail we had running of the bulls. Most people took the long way down around the lake and back up butt I ran through HB land Rivertown and such. I got to the queue with about 20 people ahead and I was fine about that. So time passes the ride never opens. Eventually at 9 they tell us we can go through the queue and preshows. I was excited because I heard it was great.and I was let down, but who wouldn't be after waiting 4 hours. It was my fault for having faith.

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Can we change the name of Top Gun to your mom so no one wants to ride your mom?

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 8:41 AM
It happened on the Hulk. Not that long of a wait, but after hyping myself up for a few long weeks, I was definately let down by it. Can't say the same for Orlando's other three Beemers.

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Sunday, June 16, 2002 3:20 PM
Nitro. I hyped myself up a lot, was the 3rd one there, and didn't get on it till 11. The ride, was a HUGE letdown. It wasn't nearly as good as I expected.

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Why ride rough coasters when you can ride smooth ones?

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:13 AM
coastingohio: at least you got to ride SOB in 2000. All day long they had ride ops (or would they be ride non-ops) stating that they anticipated opening the ride "later." It started testing it at 5pm, and I got out of line for Face/Off to get in the rapidly growing line for Sonny. After 30 minutes of testing, they announced SOB would not open for the remainder of the day. Ride closures happen, but I was still really let down. I was so upset that I left the park right after that announcement. But I got over it after hearing that most people didn't like the ride in 2000.

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Nothing... NOTHING... can prepare you for... the Fourth Dimension!

*** This post was edited by Soggy on 6/17/2002. ***

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:25 AM
Magnum XL-200. I first rode it last year and was expecting greatness from all of the wonderful accolades it had received and the fact that it had gotten the Golden Ticket awards so many years. I was basically underwhelmed by the ride and may have been because I rode M-Force earlier in the day. I am not saying it is a bad coaster but it definately is nowhere near the top of my list either.

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member

"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:26 AM

I've had some mild disappointments from time to time but the worst for me was 2 years ago on my first ever trip to Kennywood. I had seen the TV shows and rankings showing Thunderbolt as the #1 wooden coaster in the country; so, I was very hyped to ride this coaster. It turned out to be the worst ride I've ever had on a wooden coaster. I hurt for days after and can't begin to tell you how disappointed I was and how much I wondered why this was the #1 wooden coaster at the time. To this day, I haven't ridden a wooden coaster as bad as that one.

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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:34 AM

A few:

1) Thunderbolt (Kennywood): I wouldn't call it the worst wooden coaster ride like DEK did... but one of my biggest let downs. Like DEK, I too listened to the hype for this coaster and was expecting greatness. What I found in my opinion was average at best. Truth be told, I was much more impressed the next day with Lakemont's Skyliner... wasn't expecting much and found a very fun coaster.

2) Dueling Dragons... both sides: Again, expecting greatness and found average at best. Of the 6 inverteds that I have ridden... these two are my least favorite two. I would even throw the two SLC's that I have ridden above these two. The queue line was great, but I was not there for the queue.

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"I wasn't always this cynical, but then I started kindergarden..."

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:41 AM
It was my first trip to Cedar Point and the ride I was looking forward to riding the most was Raptor. Well the park opened and guess what, Raptor was closed. What a great start. Well I came back later in the day only to wait about an hour and a half and finally got on. All I could think after riding it was, what's all the hype about? Not that the ride wasn't good, it was just a let down.

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LONG LIVE ARROW DYNAMICS!!

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:44 AM

Mantis was the letdown for me...and this was before they started trimming it before the loop. I wasn't uncomfortable on it, but it just didn't seem as fast or as thrilling as I'd expected. I was expecting more of a Raptor type ride while standing up.

I will still ride Mantis, but I will not wait more than 30 minutes to ride it.

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I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

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Monday, June 17, 2002 9:51 AM

My friend Mike Miller coined the perfect word for this: anticipation.

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NUTS - National Union of Thrill Seekers! [Brought to you by the maker of 'LoCoSuMo!']

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