Why is Riddlers Revenge so popular?

Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:07 PM
When I go to Six Flags on non crowded days like Tuesdays (take today 6/26) I notice lines are like 10 minutes if the most (even Goliath), but why does Riddlers always have like a 45 minute wait. I mean they have 8 rows and 4 to a row, so that means 8x4 is 32 per train times another 2 since they ran both trains which is 64 people every three minutes. Goliath only ran 2 trains, and the line for that wasn't even down those stairs, but Riddlers in the middle of the day was at the entrance. May I add we went down to Riddlers at the middle of the day, but when we went back (the line was to long for Riddlers)we went on Goliath, and there was like a 3 minute wait. Why is Riddlers so popular, and its not even that good of a ride. Man I wouldn't wait more than 10 minutes to ride The Riddlers Revenge. No ofense Riddler Lovers.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:09 PM
Maybe because it is the best stand-up coaster on Earth?

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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:09 PM
Umm...perhaps the GP is still leery of goliath after that...incident, despite Cal-OSHA's clearance. Plus RR is a standup, and loading takes alot longer.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:16 PM
Why is Riddlers so popular, and its not even that good of a ride. Man I wouldn't wait more than 10 minutes to ride The Riddlers Revenge. No ofense Riddler Lovers."


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! You're dead wrong! The Riddlers Revenge is THE Best coaster out there. Who cares about the line, IT"S THE BEST FREAKIN RIDE EVER! I bet it's even better than Millennium Force. AHHH. I'm pissed. Don't ever diss The Riddlers Revenge!
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:42 PM
I agree 100% with SFMMFREAK85 The Riddler is the all time best ride of all the coasters. It has great hangtime on the loops and is ultra smooth. The reason why there is such a long line is because so many people love it more than Goliath. So stay out of the way of the GREEN GIANT.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 7:50 PM

V² Fiend said:
"Umm...perhaps the GP is still leery of goliath after that...incident, despite Cal-OSHA's clearance.


I have to disagree with this. There may be a few people scared off, but not enough to make the line shrink appreciably. I think the fact that you can see almost all of the layout of RRv from the entrance helps entice people, whereas most of Goliath's course is hidden from view (with the exception of the drop).
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:02 PM

SFMMFREAK85 said:
"I bet it's even better than Millennium Force. "

I'll take that bet! :)
Seriously, though. I've ridden both, and they couldn't be more different. It's just apples and oranges. Some people prefer the one, some people prefer the other. Why does personal preference often mean something is "better"? Riddler is a great coaster, but you must understand that many, many people don't think that Riddler is the "best coaster out there". Probably much, MUCH more than not. Does that mean it's not a good coaster? Of course not.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:10 PM
Riddler's Revenge is a great ride. Most of the general public has the mentality that the more loops the ride has, the better the ride. Anyways, the main reason the ride is "so popular" is since the ride has an incredibly slow boarding process.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:18 PM
If Riddlers Revenge is one of the best rides I am disapointed in all coasters, even the ones i havent rode yet
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:19 PM
i learened nnever to put ur seat down all tyhe way on a standup this week ehehehe.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:28 PM
Excuse me, Riddler's Revenge being better than Millennium Force? Well, lets see, whoops, I don't see Riddler's Revenge as being the number 2 roller coaster in the world, as according to NAPHA.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:39 PM
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 8:46 PM
my question is if riddlers revenge so popular, then why hasn't anybody built a stand-up that at least matches it.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:23 PM
RR is popular because it is the only large, yet smooth, looper at SFMM. It also happens to be a stand-up, which causes the less than stellar dispatch intervals.

Revolution: Only 1 loop, a bit outdated.
Batman: Not really big, 80' drop?
Viper: A bit rough for some tastes.
I am not saying these are bad, but Riddler may appeal to more riders.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:29 PM

TMTCC said:
"my question is if riddlers revenge so popular, then why hasn't anybody built a stand-up that at least matches it."


Because the floor-less coaster was introduced. It's all about novelty. New types of coasters are being introduced and that's what parks want, unique never before seen novelties. The Riddler's Revenge will probably remain the largest stand-up for quite awhile...And it's safe to say it is aging quite well. It has not gotten rough at all. Still the smooth joy it has always been. Even the ride's 3 year old paint job is still intact (No they haven't repainted since it opened in April 1998). And talk about B&M paint jobs...:Nitro:...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:42 PM
Maybe because of it's colors and that it is a stand-up coaster. It's the biggest, tallest, and fastest stand-up in the world. I would rather ride Goliath then Ridder. No "a-fence" to y'all Ridder lovers.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:54 PM

It's just a great ride! 4,000 plus ft of coaster heaven. And the only stand up that doesn't hurt my legs like hell. The layout is my favorite of any coaster at SFMM, and the inversions are HUGE. If this coaster were at Cedar Point, it would be a top 5 ride for sure.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2001 11:32 PM
gosh.....sounds like some people have something against SFMM.....hmmmmmm
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 8:58 AM
RR is an outstanding ride! I had tears streaking back from my eyes when I rode in the first row. Me knees were shaking and I had to do a couple laps on the monorail afterward. What a wonderful ride!

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Forget about it. It can't be THAT bad! *** This post was edited by janfrederick on 6/27/2001. ***
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Wednesday, June 27, 2001 9:26 AM
Riddler's is the best Stand-Up coaster IMO. As far as it always having a long line. It takes a while to load plus it is the best looping coaster at the park. Stand-Ups are a different breed of coaster. The reason we don't see that many is the intensity of the ride. I would rank Riddler's in my top 5 steel coasters. I think this is the best coaster SFMM has to offer.

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