Worst Rides Ever!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:46 PM
I'd think it'd be fun to vent our frustrations and anger at some rides so horrible and (or) unsafe they deserve this title "Worst Rides Ever!"

My vote for a really bad ride is New York roller coaster at New York, New York in Las Vegas. Oww... I needed to lie down the rest of the day, after riding its back breaking fury!!! *** Edited 4/18/2006 11:48:31 PM UTC by Pizzaguy***


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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:51 PM
Strangely, My worst rides ever came on one of my favorite coasters. Big Dipper at Geauga in 2003!

This coaster rocks when maintained but the washboarding was worse of its 60ft drops than SOB has ever been IMHO. Luckily last year it redeemed itself as one of my favorites. forcefull but not rough.

Chuck, who can't call any coaster WORST until he's ridden it several times over a period of time.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:57 PM
FScottS's avatar

Pizzaguy said:My vote for a really bad ride is New York roller coaster at New York, New York in Las Vegas.

Yep...that one definately has my vote!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:04 PM
The Big Dipper still ranks very high with me to Chuck. I love that coaster! And people kind of snicker when I tell them that it is one of my favorites, (esp. when Raven, Thunderhead, ect. also rank high with me).

In the five years or so I've been riding BD I too can remember a time a couple of years ago when I thought "what the heck happened to the Dipper!" It was so rough, but thankfully in seasons since then I have had no complaints. I love the soft seats on it, it's makes for a relaxing ride to me.

As for Manhattan Express, never have rode it, don't think I ever will...never have heard a good thing about yet...other than the heartline spin/roll. I remember they used it on a couple of episodes of CSI years ago. Then the next time I saw a coaster on the show, they used "Speed"...me thinks maybe it was killing them as well? *** Edited 4/19/2006 12:08:39 AM UTC by Floorless Fan*** *** Edited 4/20/2006 1:22:59 AM UTC by Floorless Fan***


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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:09 PM
OMG I love Big Dipper. To me it's a serious kick arse woodie! And of course I mean that literally. lol

But I love my woodie rough and full of pot holes. :)

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:27 PM
Call me a BD fan too. It sits at #9 on my list right between Rampage and Lightning Racer.

Worst rides? Hmm one immediately comes to mind right down "the street" from Geauga at PKI. Son of a bleep!


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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:42 PM
I loved Big Dipper too! My first ride was in the back, and it was quite rough, but my second ride was in the front, with Chuck, and it was soooo much smoother.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:50 PM
Big Dipper rocks! I haven't been to that park since the transition, gotta get there this season.
I liked Manhattan Express, but I also dig Son of Beast as well...
The one ride that popped into my head was The Hurler at PKD...all rough and no thrills, but maybe we caught it on a bad day or something...now the other Hurler down at Carowinds was wicked fast and fun.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:55 PM
Ok, this went from a Worst Rides Ever thread to the Big Dipper fan club thread!

Anywho, back on topic, I have never ridden a coaster that has made me not want to ride it again. I have been a little beat up on Mantis and Meanstreak though, but that never stopped me from riding them. I really don't have a ride that I hate, but I can tell you that Trailblazer at HP might be the most boring I have ever ridden! :)


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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:57 PM
Mamoosh's avatar According to my ballot for Mitch's Wood and Steel Polls last place is reserved for:

WOOD
#95 - Grizzly, PGA
STEEL
#310 - Viper, SFGAdv

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:05 PM
I was bummed that I never got to ride Viper too. Guess I wasn't missing much, huh? :)
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:06 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Just neck pain, back pain, and a throbbing headache!
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:12 PM
Son of Beast.

On many bad rides I have faked screams of pain. SoB is the only ride on which I've ever actually screamed in pain.


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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:22 PM
I had horrible rides on Son of Beast til someone clued me in on where to sit. I don't want to turn this into a "Sonny" argument, and I realize a coaster shouldn't vary that greatly from seat to seat(thrilling to extremely painful), but there ya go. ;) Now I really do crave rides on that thing, and that surprises me more than anbody!
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:27 PM
Shockwave (R.I.P) at SFGA
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:45 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I have scientists working on cloning my Togo Tolerence Geneā„¢

Ya Pansies! ;)

I didn't think NYNY was too bad. A little rough around the edges, but given the selection on the strip it holds its own.

Viper always struck me as 'powerful' rather than rough. The ride did indeed kick your ass, but in a good way. If I wanted the "push me around in a La-Z-Boy" ride, I'd hit Nitro.

Still looking for that elusive good ride on Big Dipper and generally agree that SOB is stupid harsh.

I've gotten exceptionally bad woodie rides on Carowinds Hurler and both LC's & Hershey's Wildcat.

Nothing in the steel category even touches the supreme crappiness of Morey's old RC-48...not even Flashback at SFMM!


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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:49 PM
crazy horse's avatar Son of beast is by far the worst coaster that I have been on.

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:06 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Flight of Fear with OTSR's was the most painful ride experience I've ever had. I had to leave PKI and sleep off a migrane I got from that thing.

Now with just lapbars, it's one of my favorite steelies though. :)

I'm glad to see so much love for Big Dipper. It's a real gem when it's in good condition. Possibly a top 10 out of about 90 woodies for me.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:09 PM
I've been to PKI maybe 10 times since SoB opened. I rode it about a month after opening day, and have never wanted to ride since. It's the only coaster in my adult life that I have stayed away from due to fear. I seriously thought it was going to break my back.

If it is open next Saturday, I may give it another chance though. It's a very handsome coaster, and for the life of me I want to like it. It couldn't possibly be as bad as it used to be, right?

You know, I can't really think of any other ride that I dislike. I enjoyed Viper at SFGAdv. For what it is (a low intensity kiddy coaster), Trailblazer at HP is decent. Mantis is awesome imho.

I don't know why I never paid much attention to Big Dipper at GL. I remember it being hellafun the 3 or 4 times I've been to the park. Maybe it was because of the single train operation and the slow moving line when the park was SFWoA.

lol...Is an Anti-Favorite topic against the TOS?

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:10 PM
There are only a few rides I swore I would never ride again because they were so bad. These include:

Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain
Magnum
Shockwave (SFGAm)
Son of Beast

I absolutely hate all four of those rides.

-Nate

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