I'm wondering, what do you think the most under-rated coaster at a small, falmily owned park is? I really don't want to hear something like "Viper @ SFGAm" or "Revolution @ SFMM" because those are big, well known, corporate parks. I want to know what park has a little coaster that gets very little reconition for how great you think it is, and why.
I myself must say Cyclops at Big Chief's Kart and Coaster World. Short, only 1900 feet, but it's 1900 feet of CCI goodness! Great airtime, I'm almost standing on some hills, with the single-position lap bar it has. It's awesome.
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I think The Great White at Wild Wheels Adventure Pier in Wildwood NJ is very under rated.It is a great CCI woody with a 100ft first drop and,the departure from the station is cool because it takes you by suprise and goes under the boardwalk.I actually think Wildwood in General is an under rated place.It has some great coasters and tons of flat rides not to mention the best Flume in NJ.It also has three differant waterparks which are alot of fun :)
At a small park in Western New York called Martin's Fantasy Island, there's a sweet little gem of a wooden coaster called the Silver Comet.
It was named by the public after the loss of the Crystal Beach Silver Comet, but it's absolutely nothing like that. That said... it's actually a really really great coaster. It has some nice drops great turns, and overall is extremely smooth!
Also of note... Another somewhat little-known coaster (at least outside of the region, nobody knows) is Dragon Mountain at Marineland, Canada.
That is a legend of an Arrow coaster. It's huge, the train itself is really cool, and the layout is totally original and unpredictable. The ONLY problem (aside from it being made from Arrow) is that the themeing was never finished around the helixs'!!
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Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake is very underated and almost unheard of. It is a classic Herb Schmeck out and back that is chock-full of glorious air. It stands at only 65 ft. tall, but don't let that fool you! It is a great coaster and a must-ride. Canobie Lake is an amzing classic park!
TrB: You suck! (j/k) As soon as I read the title to this thread I was going to chime in with Cyclops. The standing air on the "Cyclops Drop" is every bit as good, if not better than the notorious "5th hill" on Raven. I'll give CCI that, they make great drops, but most of their lats are like $#!+. (or maybe its just the Gerstlauer trains hehehe) lata, jeremy --who notes that The Legend is exempt from the above comments ;)
What about Megaphobia in the middle of no-where in England? I am sure many have not ridden it here, but it looks pretty good. Matter of fact, make that any English or Asian coaster. Most of us have never even heard of them.