Will Hades be Top 10?

Sunday, January 2, 2005 3:38 PM
After looking at construction photos a minute ago, taking note of Mt. Olympus' reputation for great wooden coasters, and the designers of it, how do you think it will rank among other coasters?

To me, it looks like it will be amazing. A great first drop, long tunnels, good lats and banked turns, a ground hugging helix, who knows how many airtime hills.

Thoughts? I can't wait to ride. I think I'll have to rearrange my top ten woodies after I ride.

God bless this thing will be insane at night...

Sunday, January 2, 2005 4:07 PM
While I think its silly to start ranking a coaster before its even open, the ride is starting to look ridiculous. Good ridiculous.
Sunday, January 2, 2005 4:34 PM
It will be #11.
Sunday, January 2, 2005 4:42 PM
I was hoping my crystal ball was saying the same thing. I just got the durn thing fixed.

For real... I'm sure everyone agrees that it will be a pretty good coaster, but you can never tell how polls will turn out.

Sunday, January 2, 2005 5:43 PM

Your website is gonna give me nightmares, and I don't even know why.

Sunday, January 2, 2005 5:50 PM
Hey now Neuski, don't be ripping off Danny's Crystal Ball(s) episodes. I'm very selective about who I let play with them, but you don't have to get in line if you're interested... ;)

+Danny, being a little "testy"? =p

Sunday, January 2, 2005 6:22 PM
Jesus people..... it's the off season and I was bored. I was just trying to figure out if anyone was as excited and anticipated riding this coaster as much as me.

Calm down. No need to be cruel.

Sunday, January 2, 2005 6:53 PM
Will Hades be a Top 10 coaster? Maybe, one can hope so. It does good.
Sunday, January 2, 2005 7:12 PM
Who's cruel (my score = 0) and who's ultra sensitive (my score = you)?
Sunday, January 2, 2005 7:31 PM
Sensitive? Nah. Just tired of some people on this site.
Sunday, January 2, 2005 8:24 PM
2 way door is always open. Continuing with the theme of Homey G. Sensitivity denial = you.
Sunday, January 2, 2005 9:21 PM
If Cyclops, Zeus, and Pegasus are an indication of how good Hades will be then no, absolutely not. I didn't expect much from Pegasus but man were Cyclops and Zeus major disappointments.
Monday, January 3, 2005 1:48 AM
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....;)

Monday, January 3, 2005 4:30 AM
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.
Monday, January 3, 2005 4:38 AM
CoasterCon will be at SFGAm. and Mt. Olympus this year. I think that will help the ride rating assuming Hades ia a great coaster. CP's coasters definitely got a boost this year after CoasterCon.
Monday, January 3, 2005 7:57 AM
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!
Monday, January 3, 2005 8:45 AM
does anybody find it funny that they are nameing a wood roller coaster after a place filled with Fire.

lets hope it doesn't burn down in a ironic twist of events. :)

Monday, January 3, 2005 2:06 PM
Actually, they're naming it after a mythological character who is supposed to be lord of the underworld.
Monday, January 3, 2005 2:22 PM
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.

Monday, January 3, 2005 2:36 PM
Besides that, moosh is a wood snob. I mean, he does have his own woody to maintain;).

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