Published: February 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM
In a sense, all of these coasters are one-trick-ponies, except Dominator, which has a variety of coaster elements all in one smooth, compact circuit. However, the overall result seems to be less than the sum of its parts, making for a bit of a disjointed experience. Furthermore, the total lack of theme in this "parking lot" coaster is another drawback. Incidentally, I rate Dominator as the third best coaster at King's Dominion after Volcano (#1) and I305 (#2).
SheiKra and Griffon are definitely one-trickers, but the trick is outstanding. They are the kind of coaster you love to tell folks about when you get home. "Man, the car just HANGS there for what seems like forever, then wooosh...straight down!!!!"
The Riddler's Revenge: No one really likes stand up coasters/ball-crushers anymore... their time came and went years ago.
DA HULK: Yes, it is true: it's all about that first ten seconds. "Everything looks good..I think this time it's going to work!" Klaxons blaring, a malfunction, and Dr. Banner screams, "No! No!! Nooooo!!!" - the last "NO!" synchronized with a 0 to 40 launch up a 110 foot "Gamma Tube". Then a zero-g roll, a 105 foot drop, a cobra roll, a vertical loop, and finally a tunnel of mist. The rest of the ride is "meh", but that amazing first ten seconds gets my vote today.