Popular coasters that you just didn't "get"

Along with many others that have posted....MAGNUM!! yes, WONDERFULL air, but the roughest ride i had at cedar point. i rode 1-3 and the very back. both give great air, but again, horribly rough. every time we reached the bottom of another hill, i felt like my butt was sitting on a rock and that my back was being shattered into bits and pieces.

Alpengeist is also on my "wanting more" list. i found it as one large inversion after another. i dont hate the ride, i actually enjoy it, but i dont see how this is rated as the one of the top inverts. raptor, however, i loved.

as for everyone that seems to dislike MF...i just think you were expecting WAAAY too much when you rode it. i waited years to ride it, and i wasnt dissapointed in the least. although to me, speed and G's are also a big plus. along with that, the sense of freedom in those trains, gives a wonderfull feeling, IMO. no, it doesnt have the greatest amount of airtime, but if you can tell me the name of a coaster, that sustains as much air in one period of time as millenium force does(in the back row, first drop), then i wanna get on it. the air in the back on the first drop is insane. again, just my opinion.

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Goliath, hands down, without thinking. Flew 4 hours out to SFMM to ride it (and the others) got off of it and said "that was boring". No air, the brakes kill all of the speed and the helix just gave me a headache.

What's with the Nitro bashing? I can't wait to ride it again this October. I'm really speechless that anyone on this board could dislike it?!?

So many coasters, so little vacation time....

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coasterdude04 said:

as for everyone that seems to dislike MF...i just think you were expecting WAAAY too much when you rode it.

#1-MF #2-S:RoS #3-WT

Exactly. When I first rode Millennium Force, I was actually expecting a boring ride other than the first drop, but IMO, the ride gave the exact opposite. I guess it just shows that Millennium Force *is* very overhyped, and that makes some people expect way too much from it. Its my favorite coaster, but the first time I rode, I had no previous opinions of it, and I still don't.

As for popular coasters that I don't "get", Raging Bull comes immediately to mind. Like somebody said for Nitro, Raging Bull is about as intense as laying in a Lay-Z-Boy and being pushed around. No air time, no forces, nothing. The first drop doesn't impress me either. Raging Bull is a big yawn to me.

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I just wanted to say that Raging Bull was the main reason I got into rollercoasters.

I found both Goliath and Titan to be rathger short for their height, they need to be at least 1000ft longer.

My Magnum thoughts exactly, coasterdude. Every time I rode I had a splitting headache for the next hour. I could feel every valley all the way up my spine. And those airtime hops on the return run were torture for me. OUCH

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I want to clarify that I do enjoy riding the four coasters I mentioned [Beast, Timbers, Millie, and Nitro] but they don't have what I look for in a coaster that would rank highly with me.

We all have different tastes and I wouldn't blame anyone for ranking any of those as their personal #1s.

Matthew "mamoosh" Sullivan
[aka DaDoosh, thanks to pikfanatic]

Magnum is just way to Forceful for some I guess. By the time you hit the seat the train is already coming back up at you and you slam into each other. I have never had a problem with Maggie. The force of it's air is only rivaled by Phantom's Revenge.

The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

The thunderbolt at kennywood after all the hype on the discovery channel, i found it lame, slow, and small.

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PatMan007 - I won't argue your impressions of Thunderbolt, to each their own, but "small" ?? You do realize the thing is built mostly in a ravine, right? Bring it all up to ground level you'd have a coaster about 160' tall.


"I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! I mean S-M-A-R-T!" - Homer Simpson

Before anyone passes judgement on Magnum, they should ride it late at night. Especially 1.3. A violent, air-laden struggle with the forces of nature that changes everything.

Bob Hansen is on crack....Kumba IS the second coming of all coasterdom. Heretic! Heretic! Get the angry mob with torches! All of my rides were at night, from the back with my outstretched hands occasionally slapping palm fronds. I love its purity as a looper. It's already setting up for the next inversion halfway through the one you're in. Awesome.

I guess the coasters I just don't get would be MF and Mantis. MF is a big lift hill and a furtive attempt to deal with all the height and speed. I don't dislike it at all--it's fun, especially with screming newcomers--but so much more has been done with much less.

I won't bother talking about Mantis. If you must see my opinion, click below and find park #4 in the 100.


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One ride that I couldn't stand at all would have to be the Superman at SFNE. I ride in the front and found it to be very boring. It seemed rather slow and forceless. I also didn't get any airtime even though I left my bar up quite a bit. It really did make me sad, and it's not worth riding again in my book.

If you like Wicked Twister in the back, does that mean you like to get screwed in the rear?

Well I dont think that I really need to re-hash my comments about those acursed "Green B&Ms" Raptor and The Incredible Hulk Coaster other than to note that I rode Rapor (1996) LONG before I starting reading coaster boards (2000).

But the coaster aside from these that I just didnt *get* was KennyWood's Jack Rabbit. There was just so much talk about the airtime on the dobule dip that I was actually scared. I didnt want to let go of the lapbar. But then, I just missed it. The ride sucked! I'd rather ride a double dip that actually does something...like the one on PAHANTOM'S REVENGE!!

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It was one of the roughest hypers I've been on and it went really slow through the pretzel turn. I'll have to go on 1.3 sometime, though.

Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster.

Rattler, Texas Giant, Titan was fun on media day with the lack of brakeing. There is something about these large popular coasters/parks that I can live with, or live without.

3 out of the 4 voices in my head say, go for it!

Stealth, B:KF, Riddlers Revenge, Superman the escape. All of these dissapointed me and I don't get them.

Steel: 1)MF, 2)Goliath, 3)Magnum
Wood: 1)Villain, 2)Beast, 3)Roar(SFMW)

PT300 said:
"Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster.

I thought we were talking about POPULAR coasters...;)
So many coasters, so little vacation time....

Mangum and Montu did that for me. I was left wanting a lot more, but Maggie was rough and had painful airtime, while Montu was overbraked and incredibly slow. I just wasn't impressed with either coaster.

I was asked to describe X in one word. The word? -- OhmygoshwhathaveIgottenmyselfintothisisthescariest

Raptor- I thought it was really un exciting, It just felt like something was missing.

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