It is definitely fast, fun, and yes, worth waiting an hour for. What it lacks in intensity it makes up for in sheer size. I found it to be quite enjoyable, especially the immelman and the two twists after the brake run.
the only other inverted coaster i rode better then it, is montu. it was awsome, but if u sit in the back u hit your head a little on the cobra roll. and it was very very very very well themed.
*** This post was edited by CoasterSaurus on 8/14/2001. ***
I rode Alpengeist on my trip touring the mid-Atlantic USA for coasters, and I would have to agree that for what it lacks in intesity it makes up with sheer height. But still that wasn't good enough to push it past Raptor for being the best inverted coaster I've been on.
Alpengeist just didn't have enough "umph" to it with intensity and it just seems slowly paced, but like I said it does make up for it with that big drop and big loops.
Alpie is da bomb. i have been all all the real acclaimed B&M inverts such as Montu, Raptor, Deuling Dragons, Talon and various Batman's. Alpie is the best of them all except for Montu which is incredible. I love alpengeist pace, the height of the inversion, speed and intensity. the ride is flawless.