What is the most underrated park/ride in America??

Monday, January 22, 2001 6:14 PM
I believe that it is my home park. It never gets any recognition and if it does, it doesn't get much at all. What are your opinions??
Monday, January 22, 2001 6:16 PM
I also think the most underrated ride is Dueling Dragons. People acknowledge it, but I don't think it gets the recognition it should get.
Monday, January 22, 2001 6:19 PM
Welcome to Coasterbuzz kcies13-SFGAm. Seeing as you are new I must tell you that SFGAm (Also my homepark) is starting to get alot of recognition. It seems to get more positive reviews then negative in the Six Flags chain. Heck, even the CP diehards on this site that have visited SFGAm have given it a positive review and you probably know they dont settle for anything inferior in this industry.

Monday, January 22, 2001 6:26 PM
Good, I'm very happy for that park. I used to work there in 92-95. I wasn't a ride op or anything, but I did the games by the Eagle. Stupid Center Ring(?) traumatized me for life. Still hear little clinks over and over in my head. Anyways, I can't wait for the new coasters there. I know what the Impulse one is like but I don't know what the other one is like. Well, I'm sure I'll be around this forum a lot. This place is great.
Monday, January 22, 2001 7:39 PM
I would have to say that my homepark, Dorney Park, gets little recognition. Even though it will be recieving Talon for the 2001 season I think that many people just pass it up because of Six Flags Great Adventure and Hershey. Not only does Dorney have a nice selection of coasters, but a wonderful assortment of flat rides (both new and old), as well as well themed childrens areas. This park has made large strides since Cedarfair has taken over, and the future looks very bright. I feel that many people look down upon it because they tend to like Six Flags more due to their large capital spending, but whatever the case is, this park will take the amusement industry by storm in the next couple of years. They are currently buying more land, and improving the area which they currently inhabit. Rides like Talon will put them on the map, and the the supporting cast is already in place. I think that it is about time that people start giving this park the credit it deserves. Also, wait till 2002, it will be another big year for both Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. I am talking new slides, flat rides, and shows.
As for the most underrated ride, that would have to go to Kumba, at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay. I had the pleasure of staying at the hotel which is next to this beautiful coaster, and fell in love with it at that moment. When I actually got to ride it though, I remember thinking that, "this is a ride that each park should own." I did not find it the slightest bit rough (this occured in early august of 2000), and thought the ride was wonderfully paced and creative. Also, I did not realize there was a great helix/tunnel at the end, which added to the amenities and thrills of this coaster.
That is my say.
Monday, January 22, 2001 8:07 PM
My vote for most underrated ride would go to Kennywood's Exterminator. Personally, I love the ride, and everyone else I've ever heard talk about loves it too. Also, I don't think Six Flags Ohio's Villain gets as much credit as it really deserves.

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Monday, January 22, 2001 8:21 PM
Most underrated ride, in my opinon, would be anything made by GCI. They just don't seem to be able to make the major breakthrough that I have been hoping for. Even Lightning racer has not garnered full attention, again, just in my opinion.

As for most underrated park, SFA by far. Just come on a day when the temperature is below 95 degrees and after mid-july and it is an awsome park.
Monday, January 22, 2001 9:02 PM
I think the Arkansas Twister is one of the most non-mentioned coasters today. It's a shame too because it is one great coaster. I knew it as the Hurricane from the Defunct Boardwalk and Baseball in Orlando. I used to have a lot of fun riding it. It was a favorite to those here in Florida that rode it. Sadly the parks location made it hard to survive the Disney Influences of the area. If it was located closer to the other parks where it would have had better exposure I think the park would have survived and the Hurricane would still be a Florida resident. It was the only woodies in the state at the time and the biggest coaster. This was long before Gwazi and Dania Beaches Hurricane came along. Does anyone know about the Arkansas Twister and ever riden it? Let me know.
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 3:59 AM
I think Im gonna have to say the Vortex at PKI. Its one of the best arrow loopers ive been on..
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 4:50 AM
Underrated ride: Steel Force(Dorney)
Underrated park: Dorney Park
"FEAR the Four!"
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 5:17 AM
Underrated Ride: Boulder Dash
Underrated Park: Morey's Pier...It Rocks
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 5:21 AM
Mr. Peanut took both my answers

Talon is going to rock, roll, and take its toll!
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 6:10 AM
Disaster Transport at Cedar Point. Most underrated ride!

C'mon... if there isn't a long line for this ride, you got to admit that it is fun. It's not the biggest, fastest, or most thrilling, but it's got a really nice theme to it. From pitch black in some spots to a cool travelling theme in other spots. It's really a fun ride, and literally cool on a humid summer day!
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 6:19 AM
Hmm this is pretty tough...my two pick for underrated ride used to be Top Gun @ Carowinds and Viper @ SFGAm, but I have seen much praise for both recently so I will have to find something a little more obscure. Anyway:

underrated Park: Paramount's Carowinds - They have just enough in the coaster department, especially with the Nick FSS. They get a couple more flats and they will be excellent.

Underrated ride: Cyclops @ Big Chief's - Okay it's not really underrated, more like underridden. But from what I hear about the airtime 'moment' on Jack Rabbit on Kennywood, I cont believe that it is much more extreme than the notorious "Cyclops Drop".
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 6:48 AM
Well, you will all probably laugh, but I think the most underrated ride is Adventure Express at PKI. No, it doesn't go that fast. No, it doesn't have any inversions. No, it isn't that high. But it is themed really well, and let's face it - it IS a fun coaster.
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:04 AM
I think the most underated coaster is Hurricane at Myrtle Beach Pavilion and the most underated park is Carowinds. It has great coasters and some good flat rides.

Hurricane:Catagory Five- The Beast In The East
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:27 AM
Most underrated ride I would say is Wild Thing, everyone mentions how tame it is, but from actually talking to people that have rode Magnum and Wild Thing, they like the Thing better.

Randy Hutchinson
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:49 AM

RandyHutchinson said:
"Most underrated ride I would say is Wild Thing...from actually talking to people that have rode Magnum and Wild Thing, they like the Thing better."

Naah, I couldn't agree with you there. Nor would my wife, daughter, sister or brother-in-law (when they stopped by VF in June)....and we've all been on both. The first drops of each coaster are strikingly identical, but looking over Highway 101 sure doesn't compare to a view of Sandusky Bay. And while WT offers sweet Morgan Air (TM), it has the least inspiring turnaround of any CF hyper. Magnum's is short, sweet and nearly horizontal. Of the CF hypers, I'd have to vote WOF's Mamba the true sleeper.

However, VF's PT is vastly, vastly underrated. It's ten feet taller than CP's (where it counts), yet has the Space Shot that KBF's Supreme Scream lacks. And there's nothing like slowly ascending the Turbo Drops while a laser light/fireworks show is in progress 30 yards away...

Tuesday, January 23, 2001 7:58 AM
As Lake AC said,

Most underated park is definately MOREY'S PIERS
I have so much fun hopping from coaster to coaster with no wait! The shear amount of rides in such a small space is so amazing!

The Great White and Zoom Flume is probably the most underrated rides.
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 10:08 AM
Maybe it is just underridden, I don't know. This coaster is 10 times better than Villain. If Villain is your #1 now, just wait till you ride BOSS. Also Wildcat at Hershey is pretty underrated.

I havent really been to a park that isn't "rated" except for SFStL, so I will go with SFStL. The scenery is very nice.

"God gave me a wake up call," RelientK-"Wake Up Call"

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