For me, it would definately be Gold Rusher at Six Flags Magic Mountain! Just kidding, that's my all time favorite non-looping coaster under 200 feet BTW. Make fun of me all ya want.
But back to the subject, the coaster that gave me the biggest rush was easliy another coaster that started with the great letter of G. Nope not Goliath, but GhostRider. That coaster is easily one of the best woodies in the world and is just incredible.
Sitting in the very back of this coaster looking backwards the entire time is unlike anything ever experienced before. You think your head is going to get chopped off for some reason and you don't know what the heck is coming next. The coaster never lets up and is always a great ride to start out the day.
My first time on the Raptor. I was definatly scared once that coaster started out of the station. I am over the paranoia now that I am going to die because of a malfunction. I use to also believe that the Bat at Kings Island killed six people. ----------------- www.geocities.com/urbanaindiana Your Guide to Indiana beach
Every time I ride SROS at SFNE, it is an complete adrenalin rush with all the speed and airtime. The first major coaster i rode was Kumba in its opening year in 1993, I was only 8 years old so it completely blew me away and was so thrilling. I will always remember that first ride as one of my most intense coaster rides, now the ride is not as exciting since i have ridden other great steel coasters but Kumba is still an excellent ride.
I would also say Incredible Hulk. The first time I experienced the launch gave a really big rush. My first inverted rollercoaster also gave me a pretty big rush(Top Gun at Carowinds) ----------------- Paramount Carowinds: Forgotten but not Gone
Antuan said: "SROS at Darien Lake. That is the only coaster I know of where everyone applauds when the ride is over!"
yep.. those were the days.... too bad that only seemed true in 1999 and rarely nowadays. S:ros@SFNE on the other hand... they still do after two years :). Of course, everyone still comes off with a smile on their face no matter what, and I am not gonna argue about the brake before the last hop....
Any launch coaster/ride in general gives me the biggest rush. Actually.. make that my first drop ride, right after Tower of Terror (II) opened at Disneyworld... my first free fall ride... and an amazing one indeed! Although it isn't a coaster, that was my #1 expereince. Now, rides like Speed: The ride, and Superman: Ultimate Escape are the "rush" coasters....
....but nothing will ever, ever, ever come close to my expereince on Big Shot on top of the Stratosphere at night facing the strip....
------------- Jeff, you are the best! Thank you for your hard work, and your awesome site!