Your all-time worst coaster ride?

Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:06 PM
Maybe this is a recipe for disaster, but what is the all-time worst coaster ride you've ever had? And if you've ridden it more than once, was your second experience as bad as the first?

I'd have to say my worst coaster experience is on Demon at PGA. Bruises, anyone?

Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:10 PM
Oh this is easy. I rode Flight of Fear at PKI back in '98 or so when it had the OTSR's. That one ride was complete misery. I got a migrane, felt really sick and had to leave the park to take a nap back at the motel.

I have ridden the ride a few times since they got rid of the OTSR's. It's one of my favorite steel coasters now.

Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:22 PM
Rolling Thunder!

(Just think how many more securtiy shacks they could build with the lumber from this long-negleted piece of __________)

When it first was up and running it was a nice ride. Sometimes it even raced. Now-a-days it's a must skip. *** Edited 7/13/2006 11:24:39 PM UTC by Richie Reflux***

Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:23 PM
Son of beast....hands down.
Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:25 PM
I once made the mistake of hopping on Cedar Point's Blue Streak while suffering from some abdominal pain. I love the ride, but when every jolt (there are a lot of them on that ride) causes moderate to severe pain in your stomach it can be hell.
Thursday, July 13, 2006 7:35 PM
First time I rode Hercules it was definitely my last. I love wood coasters, but it was just way too rough, especially the turn over the lake. What made it worse was that we waited nearly an hour to ride it. It was the first time I had to take Tylenol after a coaster.


Thursday, July 13, 2006 8:35 PM
^Heard it's like Son of Son of Beast...

(how was that for redundant?)

Thursday, July 13, 2006 8:50 PM
Heh, you guys should ride Timber Wolf in its current condition. I don't think there has been or ever will be a coaster that shuffles more. It's so bad it's funny. :)
Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:01 PM
STEEL - Viper, SGFAdv
Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:24 PM
Wood? Coaster at Playland in Vancouver BC after it had gotten good and warmed up and I was in the very back seat. I took a gut shot that almost made me throw up. Subsequent rides near the front of the train were far more pleasant and that is one heck of a fun coaster.

Steel? Manhattan Express at NY NY, in Las Vegas. Guy said only $10 for a re ride, I asked him quite seriously if he was gonna pay ME $10 to ride it again and if so, he'd better add a few more zeros on the end of that figure... :P

Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:31 PM
Ninja at SFOG, banged head probably around every 5 seconds.
Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:42 PM
Head Spin at Geauga Lake. For some reason that ride made me so nausous! I hate vekoma boomerangs.
Thursday, July 13, 2006 9:56 PM
I've never had a ride on SOB anywhere close to what I experienced on Wolverine Wildcat, ST's opening year.

I don't even remember specifically what happened on the ride, just that it was awful, scary, and I wanted it to end as soon as it started. Guh.

Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:01 PM
Steel: Viper (SFGAdv)

Wood: The Hurler (PKD)

- J

Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:06 PM
Hurricane @ The Pavillion. I tried to enjoy this coaster, and while I enjoy reputed headbangers such as Iron Wolf, Ninja (SFoG), or Shockwave, I couldn't handle the combination of G-Trains and what I assume is poor maintenance.
Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:13 PM
Heh, Hurricane is nothing compared to Timber Wolf (currently).
Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:19 PM
Wood: Hurricane- Pavillion ^ what he said...

Steel: Looping Star- Beech Bend

Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:19 PM
Well it was Screamin Eagle at SFSTL. The road wheels would leave the track and slam back down, not over hills but at random times whenever it felt like it. However, last season I got back on it and had a great ride...repairs???

As of now it's Chang, probably due to the very hot weather I rode it in. PKI Vortex and GL Villian tie for second.

Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:19 PM
Steel: Jack Rabbit at Celebration City. Worst coaster wiplash I've ever experienced. I felt like I was living my go-kart accident all over again.

As for wood, the only one that gets me almost every time is the Boss. I rode it a week or two ago in the very front at night, and it still was as brutal as ever. I think I've only ridden it once where it was semi-enjoyable and that was during Fright Fest a couple of years ago.

I've pretty much given up on that thing.

Thursday, July 13, 2006 10:21 PM
^ They need to lose those G-trains in the river if you ask me.

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