The Most Overrated Coasters
Sadly some coasters don’t live up to our expectations like we would all like them to. I haven’t had this happen to me too much but there are some coasters that have really disappointed me. Here are a few examples:
Superman: the Escape (Now Superman: Escape from Krypton) at Six Flags Magic Mountain
100 mph, 415 feet tall, and 6.5 seconds of airtime at once, with statistics like that you would expect it to be an awesome ride. You just launch really fast and then fly straight up for 350 feet and then fall backwards back to the station. The problems are that you don’t even notice the airtime and the ride ops have to staple you into the car to keep you from flying out. Maybe now that they have turned the trains around backwards it is a better ride.
Riddler’s Revenge at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Mantis at Cedar Point
These are both stand up coasters. At first thought standing up seems like it would be an awesome ride experience but it isn’t. For some reason, after walking around a park and standing in lines all day, standing up on a forceful coaster isn’t the most comfortable experience. Both of these rides put immense force on your legs and bang you heads a bit.
Goliath at Six Flags Magic mountain and Titan at Six Flags over Texas
What is it with Six Flags Magic Mountain and overrated coasters? Goliath and Titan are excellent examples of how bigger is not always better. The massive hypercoasters are filled with turns, unfortunately they only have one airtime hill. Who builds a coaster with speeds of 85 mph and only puts in one airtime hill?
The Beast at King’s Island
The Beast is the longest coaster in the United States and the longest wooden coaster in the world. When it opened it was the longest, tallest, fastest, and just about any other -est that you can think of. I like The Beast, it is my favorite wooden coaster so far (I really need to ride El Toro or The Voyage). Many people rate it as one of the best coasters out there, I don’t think it deserves a 10 out of 10 rating but it is still fun nonetheless.
That’s about all I can think of. It seems like Six Flags Magic Mountain has the most overrated coasters, It also has many underrated too.
What do you think? What are your most underrated coasters? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂
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