Published: March 28, 2008 at 2:18 PM
There is one non-themed coaster in this contest. That is Sheikra. I don't know where you get the idea that Dragster isn't themed. The cars are drag cars, there is a start light just like the real race that sends the ride off, there are bleachers for people to watch, the ride is painted to represent. Does that qualify it? If it doesn't, than perhaps we should consider other Florida coasters amusement rides than. Dragster is more themed than Kraken, Sheikra, and just as much as Dueling Dragons and Hulk.
Everest is a themed coaster, Mummy is a themed coaster. In fact, they are more theme than coaster (hence my problem with them, all show and no go). The rest in this field are great thrill rides....some with more visual aide than others.
Anyway, my votes today were for
Indiana Jones- MIB is ok, Indy is a little better. We could have thrown in Kings Islands Scooby Doo and the Haunted Castle just the same as MIB. It's the same thing, different theme.
Dragster- Mummy is a great ride for what it is. Good FX, some surprise elements and such. Good immersion, at least for the first couple rides until I know what's coming. I prefer blistering speed and a much higher reride value.
Splash Mountain- Just not that big on test track. Splash Mountain is a great themed flume ride. Not as adventurous as I would like, but still good.
Dinosaur-I have no idea why Shiekra is rated so high here. It's a great ride, but when I see it still in the competition while much better coasters have fallen by the wayside, I can't bring myself to vote for it. Dinosaur is a better attraction.