Favorite First Drop?

Tuesday, April 24, 2001 10:48 PM
Wood- Great White at Wild Wheels Pier.

Steel- Millenium Force at CP *** This post was edited by Coaster Fantom on 4/25/2001. ***
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 11:03 PM
I haven't been to too many parks but my favorite wooden first drop is the Boss in SFStL followed closely by the Beast (never ridden SOB, but will this summer)

Steel would have to be Gemini. Just love that first drop. (Haven't ridden MF yet either, but that too will change) Magnum also has high rankings for me as its the only hyper I've been on.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 11:42 PM
So far no ride has surpassed the awesome drop that Canyon Blaster in Adventure dome gives..it may not be big, but that packs a whollop - right into 2 loops. So great!

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Ghostrider = good
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 11:42 PM

oh... when youre in the back. Forgor that oh so important part.
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Ghostrider = good
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Tuesday, April 24, 2001 11:45 PM
Grizzly at PKD, I love the twisting drop. Desperado is really good too, both of these are of course in the back seat.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 12:20 AM
I guess I gotta be the first to say it, but Millennium Force for sure. The way you get catapulted over the top, and then nearly straight down...Awesome! It also help the first time I rode it, it was late at night, and the base of the first drop was shrouded in fog. That kind of image sticks with a man.

~TodD~
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 5:40 AM
Steel: Magnum over anything else. It's the lake that makes it even more impressive.

Wood: The Beast. The tunnel at the bottom of the hill, plus the fact that you are dropping into a ravine, are scary to this day.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 5:52 AM
Favorite wood first drop---Wildcat at Hershey
Favorite Steel First Drop---Nitro at SFNJ
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 6:08 AM
This question required some real soul searching. I would have to give 'Desperado' outside Las Vegas the nod on this one. This ride starts out inside the casino, blasts through the roof to 210ft., then drops you 220ft at about a 75 degree angle into an underground tunnel. And all you see at the top of the hill is the hills of the Mojave desert.WAY COOL!!! I suggest you all try to ride this one. By the way,YES I HAVE RIDDEN MF AND MAGNUM. MF is fun for the sheer speed and smoothness...Magnum?..I guess sentiment goes a long way...takes more than a nearby lake to impress me.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 6:49 AM
Back seat of Magnum on the first and front of MF.

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It's still not tall enough!!!!!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:07 AM
From the devastatingly few coasters I've been on (compared to others! :)) I'd have to say Millenium Force - sheer power and speed.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:08 AM

Mike E said:
"This ride starts out inside the casino, blasts through the roof to 210ft., then drops you 220ft at about a 75 degree angle into an underground tunnel."

Hate to nit-pick, but those stats are off enough that I'm going to chime in. Well, the lift and drop heights were pretty close (209' lift with a 225' drop) but the drop angle isn't anywhere near 75º. It's a 61º drop on Desperado, just to clear that up. I'm not discounting your opinion, just merely correcting some stats.

That said, my favorite first drop is Millennium Force followed by Raging Bull and then Apollo's Chariot. MF's wins for sheer height and steepness and that "take your breath away" factor.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:11 AM
How about Oblivion. The drop looks great and it is great.:)
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:12 AM
Haven't ridden MF yet, but SROS at SFNE is phenomenal. 221 feet at 75 degrees.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:16 AM
For best drop on a steel coaster, Millennium Force easily wins my vote. When it comes to wooden coasters , though, I think SOB just barely edges past the rest. These choices are my personal picks out of all the coasters that I have ridden.


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James Draeger
'00 CP Trips: 23
'01 New parks to visit: 9
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:29 AM
Steel:

1. MF
2. Magnum
3. RB
4. Fire Dragon
5. Vortex

Wood:

1. The Boss
2. SOB
3. The Legend
4. The Beast
5. The Raven
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:30 AM
SROS @ SFNE hads the best drop of any steel coaster I've ridden. At 75 degrees, I thought I was heading straight into the ground at 75 mph.

As far as wood...Cyclone, also at SFNE, made me believe that I had been disemboweled following the first drop. Too bad they changed it this year!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 10:15 AM
The back right seat of Raptor is awesome. The little twist off the first drop feels as if the ride is trying to fling you off and make you fall to the midway below. It is a must if you visit Cedar Point!!

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Beast Crew 2001!!!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:09 AM
Steel: Either the front or the back on Medusa at SFMW. That 150ft straight plunge into the giant loop is awesome.

Wood: Roar at SFMW has the great twisting first drop into the rest of it's twisted track, so that's the best I've experienced on a wooden coaster.

These are bound to change when I finally get out of California this June and ride some coasters at CP and SFWoA. Peace. :)

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Medusa at Marine World: the best coaster in the west!
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Wednesday, April 25, 2001 11:32 AM
Definitely Millennium Force! The first time I rode was at night and boy was it amazing! I started with my hands up but as soon as we got to 80degrees I immediately grabbed the bar infront of myself because it feels like your are falling out!

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Steel- 1.Millennuim Force
Wood- 1.The Beast
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