The Most Underrated Coasters
A few weeks ago I posted an article on the most overrated coasters. This is the opposite of that. These are the coasters that were way better than people say they are.
X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
When I rode this coaster two years ago I didn’t notice any roughness like some people say they have. The ride is insane. One moment you are facing straight up at the sky and the next moment you are hurtling toward the ground upside down. Some people say that the ride is very rough but I didn’t find it to be bad. The first drop scared me like no other coaster that I’ve been on since then. Beside the insane first drop and inversions there are also many special effects like pyrotechnics and speakers next to your ears. It seems like many people don’t like this ride but I am one of the few who loves it.
The Great American Scream Machine at Six Flags over Georgia
This wooden coaster packed with airtime and is smooth for a wooden coaster. It is one of those classic out and back coasters with an L shaped layout. It is a perfect example of how bigger is not always better. The ride travels out over a lake and back. It is right next to my least favorite coaster ever, Ninja. Despite its old age it still runs very well.
Scream at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Scream is the coaster that everyone always talks about when they want to criticize Six Flags. The ride is pretty much sitting on Magic Mountain’s parking lot. Six Flags didn’t even paint over the parking lines on the pavement. Despite its lack of theming I thought the ride was fun, it wasn’t great but it certainly wasn’t terrible like so many people say it is.
Viper at Six Flags Magic Mountain
Wow, Magic Mountain had three overrated coasters and now it has three underrated coasters too! Viper is my favorite of the old Arrow Dynamics corkscrew coasters. It is older but still runs pretty well. The first loop was really strange but fun.
Medusa at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Medusa is the lesser known cousin of Bizarro (formerly Medusa) at Six Flags Great Adventure. The west coast Medusa was the first time I had ever ridden in the front seat of a floorless coaster. Floorless coasters are so much better when ridden in the front seat because there is absolutely nothing in front or below you but track. The layout is really good too.
So there you have it, my list of coasters that exceeded my expectations for them. Strangely they are all at Six Flags parks.
What do you think? What are your opinions on the most underrated coasters? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂
- The Most Overrated Coasters (coasterguy.wordpress.com)
- Coaster Competition: Viper vs. Vortex (coasterguy.wordpress.com)