My Single Favorite Ride on a Coaster this Year
A few weeks ago The Coaster Critic, Dillon from Theme Park Rides, and I decided to all post articles on the single most memorable ride of 2012. Check out the links at the bottom of this post to check out their favorites!
Most years this would be a difficult topic to write about but for 2012 I know exactly what my answer will be. My single favorite ride on a coaster this year was my very first ride on El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure. The hype for this ride was huge. Everyone seemed to agree on two things, it was very smooth, and it had possibly the best airtime of any coaster.
The first ride that I took on El Toro was in the very back seat on the left side. At the first drop, the train dives towards the ground at an insane seventy-six degrees. When this happens, the back seat gets pulled down by the rest of the train. I can say without a doubt, that is one of the most intense first drops ever (it’s even better if you hold your hands up!)
The airtime on the ride was not exaggerated at all. This ride literally feels like it wants to throw you out of the park on every hill. I was speechless when my train finally reached the bake run. You know a ride is special when that happens.
Here’s a video (The POV starts at 1:13):
Check out what other people’s favorites were!
What do you think? What was your single favorite ride this year? Please comment. Thanks for reading!
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