What Coaster Still Scares The Crap Out of You?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 4:51 PM

Hmmm. SFGrAd's El Toro and Kigda Ka, for different reasons. Toro acts, IMO, like the train is really pissed your sitting in it; the ride is one long, relentless attempt to eject you from the train.

And Ka, as some friends pointed out, seems like the type of ride that will someday have a catastrophic failure; sure the chances that your particular ride will be the one where things go terribly wrong are slim, but it's still there.

Last edited by Robocoaster, Thursday, November 6, 2008 4:17 AM
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 3:56 AM

Robocoaster, I totally agree with you about the whole Ka thing. TTD doesn't even look NEARLY as huge and ominous as KK. And Toro's first drop still makes me nervous...

My biggest fears are actually the drop towers, and--don't laugh too hard--Medusa at Great Adventure because for some reason, I can never get the restraints down tight. Have never run into that on any other B&M coaster, and I slide ALL around in my seat, hanging on to the handles for dear life. I always think I'm gonna die. LOL

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 2:21 PM

Other than the (obvious?) alignment deficiencies on Ka's launch track - my reason for wondering about its longevity - one of the reasons it seems to LOOM over the park unlike TTD is that Ka doesn't have Maggie or MilF standing next to it for visual comparison. Ka's "neighborhood" rides, Toro and Medua, lack the proximity and height of TTD's.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 4:08 PM

X2, hands down. Scariest coaster ever, each and every time it will get to you

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 6:28 PM

I concur with the Williams Grove Cyclone remarks. It was a little bit unnerving to see the state of disrepair it was in.

The High Roller was one of the biggest missed opportunities for the use of trick track ever. As built, it was a huge snoozefest; but even with the deep cars and OTSR, if they had put some trick track on the second trip around the tower it would have been quite surprising or "scary".

The Georgia Cyclone was scary the one time my seat belt came undone without me knowing it until I got "stood up" by one of the drops. I held on for the remainder of that ride.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008 8:51 PM

Another vote for X2.

My first time on Millennium Force was also terrifying (going up that lift so fast that I couldn't even prepare to be scared).

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 4:35 AM

krax, I know EXACTLY what you mean. Once I had done Ka, I had no problem with TTD, but I still postponed Millennium Force for a day and a half. Every time I said, "This is it, I'm going to do it," I'd say, "well, maybe I can go on this other ride over here first." LOL

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 11:01 AM

The log flume at Camden. There's all of this high grass surrounding part of it and for some reason the atmosphere there just leads me to imagining things like...snakes jumping out of the grass and biting my face.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:13 PM

^That's hysterical. Sounds like a movie: Snakes on a Log Flume.

At least you'd be level with the ground, affording an easy escape.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 2:07 PM

Enough is Enough! I've had it with these motha****** snakes on this motha****** flume!

Anyhow, my scariest coaster is still Kingda Ka. You just never know if the train you are on is going to implode.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 5:12 PM

^^^ Gotta agree with coasterqueen tina, and say the Cyclone at Williams Grove. I remember going up the lift hill on a back seat ride and watching a person sitting in front of us pull a piece of the wood off the railing that was completely rotted. If riding in the front seat you could see that not all of the running steel was properly attached, and when the road wheels hit that section it would lift up. It also had that pothole at the bottom of the 1st drop that would kill my back.

I live 20 minutes from there, and couldn't even tell you how many laps I have taken on that ride. Pretty dumb when you think about it! :) On the other hand I could hang out of their twister ride all day when they had a good ride op that could really get you spinning. Fun times!

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 8:02 PM

No matter how many times I ride Mystery Mine, the drop off the trestle always catches me off-guard. Awesome airtime, terrifying sensation!

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 12:45 AM

Scared may not be accurate, since I find coasters exciting but not scary. But my most exciting parts are these. The pretzel loop on Tatsu, so much g-force you can feel your cheeks shaking. The first drop on X2, right when the seats flip forward just before you actually drop. The zero-g roll on Scream and the camelback on Goliath with big air-time.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:45 PM

There's air on Goliath's camelback? I didn't experience any on Titan's...

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Friday, December 12, 2008 2:06 AM

Yes, you get air-time the whole way up and over the hill right after you pass the cameras.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008 9:21 PM

There's definitely air on Titan's, but it's gentle floaty B&M style air. Nothing like an Intamin Hyper's ejector.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008 10:56 PM

I kinda compare the MForce hill to the Giovanola rides. Got more "pop" off the lift of Mummy today...I think of it as more forceful than most B&M air, but with a relatively gradual increase in force instead of the RoS-style spiking g's quickly.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 1:45 AM

The only coaster I've been on that still bothers me a little is SOB, not because of height, speed or anything like that, but because I worry the thing will fall apart while I'm on it...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 7:59 AM

Zakkster said:
Now no one laugh, but Leap the Dips at Lakemont scares the hell out of me. I have ridden it over 20 times and I always get that sick feeling in my stomach. It is so old and rickety and the side friction style just does it for me. Plus, the way that the track sags between the supports when the car runs over it. It will always be one of my favorite coasters but I think it will always scare the me.


I agree! Leap The Dips scares me as well!

The 1st generation Intamin drops still scare the crap out of me! There is nothing like hearing the sound of metal making all kinds of strange noises RIGHT before you drop! :)

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 8:04 AM
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