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.
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.
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.
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.
------------- James Draeger '00 CP Trips: 23 '01 New parks to visit: 9
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!!
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!
------------- Steel- 1.Millennuim Force Wood- 1.The Beast "We're not worthy, We're not worthy!"