Your all-time worst coaster ride?

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?

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
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.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Rolling Thunder!

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

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crazy horse's avatar
Son of beast....hands down.

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.

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.
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.


^Heard it's like Son of Son of Beast...

(how was that for redundant?)

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
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. :)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Mamoosh's avatar
STEEL - Viper, SGFAdv
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

"It's probably in my basement... let me go upstairs and check" -Escher
Ninja at SFOG, banged head probably around every 5 seconds.

#1 Steel-Nitro #1 Wood-Shivering Timbers 137 coasters in track record.
Head Spin at Geauga Lake. For some reason that ride made me so nausous! I hate vekoma boomerangs.

2007 Mantis TL 2006 GUEST 2005 maXair TL 2004 Disaster Transport / Wicked Twister
matt.'s avatar
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.

Steel: Viper (SFGAdv)

Wood: The Hurler (PKD)

- J

BullGuy's avatar
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.

Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Heh, Hurricane is nothing compared to Timber Wolf (currently).

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Wood: Hurricane- Pavillion ^ what he said...

Steel: Looping Star- Beech Bend

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.

SOB's biggest fanboy!
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.

^ They need to lose those G-trains in the river if you ask me.

SOB's biggest fanboy!

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