Moosh, since the ones you mentioned were "pre-existing" at the time you rode them, is it possible you were more disappointed because of their *condition* (i.e., maintenance or lack thereof)...
Tsunami at Clementon for instance, was an INTENSE ride, but it would take a miracle of craftsmanship (or some of c-punk's special trains) to stay that way, so that in 3-5 years you're looking at drastic rehab or just a coaster that fails to DELIVER the ride as intended...
On a related note, good-news/bad-news kinda thing, Cheetah is undergoing some pretty serious rehab and will be unavailable for the Runnin' Wild event this year...actually, I guess I'll take that as good news since the park apparently became aware of how much the ride was in need of *reconditioning*...they could've just read about it here after last year's event....;)
I would put money on Hades being between 7-10 for best wooden coaster. That is if enough people ride it, I don't think Mt. Olympus will get enough people at the park to ride it. Maybe people will go to ride Hades though, then also get to experience the awsome airtime that is Cyclops.
From the photos and information, it has the potential to be a top 10 coaster. Obviously no one will know for sure till they ride it. Given the rest of the coasters at Mt. Olympus are lame (built during an earlier era), I have doudts that this coaster will stay maintained well, but they seem to be making strides to redevelop the park to make it worth going to again. With Hades being only a couple hours away from me, I'm hoping this coaster will be a huge winner!
Gator axed: "Moosh, since the ones you mentioned were "pre-existing" at the time you rode them, is it possible you were more disappointed because of their *condition* (i.e., maintenance or lack thereof)..."
Nope. All the Mt Olympus woodies were in fine condition. Zeus and Cyclops weren't bad, just not great either.