I'm just curious about what you think would be the most unusual ride or coaster you have been on. And, unusual looking rides that you would like to go on.
For rides, I think the Ovni at La Ronde park was pretty unusual. Though it was quite fun! The other would be Wild Nightmare at Canada's Wonderland. I would also enjoy a ride on Sledge Hammer.
As for coasters. For some reason the Texas Tornado at Wonderland park in texas looks cool for some reason, though, it's pretty short. Would also like to try that looping mad mouse coaster, and i have always been interested in Steel hawg, and Lost Coaster at Indiana beach.
I am curious about that Green Lantern coaster at Magic Mountain (even though I've heard it is painful and not very exciting), X-2, RMC coasters in general, and Boulder Dash. For flat rides, I really wanna try those upside flying rides. I love to spin and love to go upside down, so that sounds like a good time.
Great thread idea!
I was interested in the Green Lattern ride too. That is, until I saw how it is operated. It looks like it might have a few seconds of thrill, but, I think you could get a more exciting ride ride on a carnival Zipper. If it wasn't for all the braking, and the course being longer between drops, the ride would be more enjoyable. It's almost like the ride was designed to be different, for the shortest length for the least amount of cost. Also, seeing people in videos return to the station hanging upsidedown, dose look painful.
I really enjoyed Green Lantern. I also love X2.
I think when you get into these really bizarre, unique rides, they have that polarizing effect on people. A friend of mine loves Kingda Ka more than any other coaster. I get the fascination, but being a favorite? Not really for me. It IS a rush like no other though, and I think maybe rides like X-2 and Green Lantern are a rush of a different sort because of their unique design. You pretty much either get a kick out of it or you really don't.
I for one would still love to be able to have an informed opinion on both of them. I've only added three new coasters to my tally in recent years. Starting to jones quite a bit.
Here are a few of the more interesting ones I've come across in my travels:
(You can't see it from the photo, but the car leaves the track, launches into the air, and splashes down).
Tower of Terror:
(Ever seen a powered coaster with a roof before?)
Mine is Winjas at Phantasialand. Even though its over 12 years old, this ride has more tricks and surprises than any coaster built today (IMHO ofcourse)
It's well-known, but I dare say that V2 at SFDK is a great example of an unusual modification giving what would otherwise be a pretty standard production model a unique thrill. I picked the center of the train so I could be inverted when the train stalled up the forward spike.
Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain at Indiana Beach rings a bell for me here. Everything about that thing is just off-the-wall. 2-car covered "trains," elevator lift mechanism, crazy hairpin turns... It's really strange, but I think it's a lot of fun.
Would also like to try that looping mad mouse coaster, and i have always been interested in Steel hawg, and Lost Coaster at Indiana beach.
But yet in another topic, you bitched about IB adding a bunch of carnival type rides which meant you said you would skip going to that park. Your thinking baffles me.
I was not bitching about Indiana Beach adding carnival rides to it's park line up. If you read my post I was commenting, that they were at least adding something, as lame as it might be, as compared to MA, which is adding nothing. And, Indiana beach is adding Kiddie rides to it's line-up, which I would not be able to ride anyways. I was merely stating that those rides could be found at any traveling fair. Nothing to get excited about.
There is a huge difference between Steel Hawg ,and a ride for 6 year olds. And, that's just one reason why I would skip it. The other would be that the new owners of Indiana beach, pretty much made their POP tripple the cost of what it was when Cornball Express was added.
It's no longer the great value that it once was. I was actually shocked when I saw the jump in prices with the addition of Steel Hawg. Before that, you could get an all day ride wristband for just $18.00. One coaster added, and now it's almost $40.00
Translation: I was not bitching.
And now I will proceed to bitch.
To paraphrase Ella Fitzgerald, in the key of T-R:
"First I say I do, and then I don't,
And then I say I will, and then I won't...."
All I want in my Easter basket this year is an ignore button.
In this case it's Chitown's fault for bringing it up. Everybody thank Chitown.
CoasterBuzz is an unusual ride... :-P
Chitown didn't understand my logic for why I would skip Indiana beach, and I was just explaining the reasons why. I would also be skipping it for a much better reason. And, that is to save the money I might have spent there, and go to Kings Island or Holiday World instead. Or both.
If I go to Kings Island, I will add a bunch of coaster credits to my belt, and It just dawned on me that firehawk is also there. So, I will get to ride that again as well. Also Diomondback, Flight Of Fear, Face Off, The Bat, and a bunch of other rides. Which is way more to get excited about than riding new kiddie rides at Indiana beach. Drop Zone would be another ride I'm excited about, and of course at least one ride on Banshee. And, if I got to Holiday World, everything about it would be new and exciting. Just adding the Voyage to my list would be reason enough to get excited.
Or complain. We'll see.
...had to park mid-Legend.
...park is too small even though there's all that land to use.
...too many rides that aren't rides he likes.
...tighty whitey Twister booth closed during visit.
But, they do have free sunscreen...
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