The Most Scary Coaster Moments
Roller coasters are made to scare you. After riding on a lot of rides there are always a few moments that shine as the moments you were most scared. Here are mine:
Maverick at Cedar Point.
Maverick is a relatively innocent looking coaster, since it is at Cedar Point there are plenty of rides taller than it. Other than the first drop it doesn’t look that wild. Don’t judge a book by its cover and don’t judge a coaster by its height. The first time I rode it I wasn’t expecting anything after the first drop to be that interesting. After the drop the ride seemed to get more intense. I consider it to be a scary ride because of its deceiving appearance. It is not a kiddie coaster.
X2 at Six Flags Magic Mountain
The top of the first drop is possibly the scariest moment of any coaster I’ve even been on. There is an unexpected flip forward towards the ground before you even start moving downward. You just hang there for a second facing straight down with nothing between you and the ground except for 215 feet of air. I don’t even remember the drop that well because I was so shocked by what happened up top.
Ultra Twister at Six Flags Astroworld
This ride was rickety and had uncomfortable seats. The first drop had a nearly vertical plunge and the cars seemed to fly over the top despite the super slow lift. Then you twisted through a series of heartline rolls, both forwards and back wards, before finally coming to a stop on the brakes.
For some reason all three of these coasters have vertical (or at least close to vertical) drops. It must be something about flying straight down toward the ground that scares me.
What do you think? What are your scariest coaster moments? Please comment. Thanks for reading! 🙂
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