Here's a chance for everybody to have a little rant :-) What rides do you think should have been sent to the 'Great Themepark Scrapyard in the Sky' a long time ago. Here are my candidates:
The Pepsi Max Big one MegaCoaster- Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
Some say it's a engineering masterpiece, others say it's a bit ****.....either way....it's a bit ****! Apparently, the designers buggered off for a coffee after devising the first drop and let the cleaning lady do the rest of the coaster :-)
It's a small world. Disneyworld.
Upon disembarking the boats, riders glance up at the ride operator and the looks on their faces say it all: "You bastard.......why???" :-) Disney, please do the decent thing: end the suffering! NOW!
Rock n' Roll Rollercoaster. MGM
Great Launch....into a pretty unremarkable, but very rough coaster layout. Ouch, my head!! Pass the Paracetemol and the earplugs, so I never have to listen to "Dude looks like a Lady" again. :-)
The Sewer Rat at Lightwater Valley
Absolutely fantastic theming......ruined by this useless"coaster in a shed". I want that minute and a half of my life back!!! :-)
Enterprize...doesn't matter which one.
Up, down, up down, up down....and not in a good way! ;-) These rides just make you think: "Ohhh, I wish I hadn't eaten that Burger....and that milkshake was a big mistake.....hey, I wonder what Candy Floss looks like on the way back up..... Ewwww, now I know!"!!!!
Log Flume at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
"Excuse me....are the logs supposed to sink after leaving the station?? You call that a drop...I've stepped off bigger curbs"! :-)
Top Gun at PCW.
Putting the Jerk into Ver-koma. Rough, rough, rough!!
Corkscrew at Alton Towers.
I know it's an icon for Alton Towers. However, that doesn't change the fact that it's completely outdated, uncomfortable, poorly themed and, most importantly, just not fun!!! Move over Grandad!
Python at BGT. See comments for Corkscrew! :-)
The Corscrew at Cedar point is outdated and just to short of a ride. I also think they need to tear down Mean Streak and start over with a great Out and back woodie somewhere over on the beach.
I also think that Bommerangs are outdated no matter what park they are in.
i agree about mean streak. it's slow, rough, boring, and covered with brakes! tear it down and start over. =(
Shockwave at PKD, the Togo standup. it's unique, yeah, but really not a very good ride. they've probably got room for a little B&M floorless there.
poor drachen fire ... a worthy ride gone, while these crum-bums live on.
Hmmm, perhaps I was just headbanging to the Aerosmith tune then! :-) NOT! :-)
I'll give R&RC it's due: the launch is great and the first inversion is interesting, but the rest of that coaster just didn't do it for me; I thought it was very average. I rode it at the end of the busy summer season, which might account for the roughness...perhaps it just needed some TLC. However, I still think this coaster is a below par ride for Disney, particularly when you compare it to its neighbour: the absolutely wonderful Tower of Terror.
Just thought of another one: Skyrider at PCW. Another coaster that is showing its age! Not PCWs fault, they just invested in an early and unremarkable example of a stand-up coaster and have been left behind by developments in that genre of coaster. It's time to replace it.
*** This post was edited by BeyondOblivion 8/3/2003 10:28:04 AM ***
A nice new out-and-back wooden coaster seems like a good idea to me, and it would still fit the Frontier Square theme.
And this time, Cedar Point, don't worry about breaking records. Just focus on creating a fun ride.
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*** This post was edited by TopThrillDragster_05 8/3/2003 4:26:09 PM ***
And Shockwave stays.
Elsewhere, I think Hershey's Sidewinder and Trimper's Tidal Wave could stand being replaced.
I hate Mean Streak.
Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.
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