Published: March 10, 2010 at 10:44 AMEven though I've been on taller, faster, invesion-jammed thrill machines, Apollo's Chariot is easly still my favorite roller coaster. Maybe I'm just biased because this was my first B&M and Busch Gardens is my favorite park but everything about this ride just seems perfect. The surrounding scenery really does makes this ride extraordinary.
Published: March 10, 2010 at 11:38 AMJust as fun riding it the 50th time as the first time. Smooth as a baby's bottom and great views all around. Enjoy listening to the noobs scream as you hit the first "drop" before actually hitting the real drop right afterwards. IMO, the front is much better than the back. It feels like the skin on your face is going to get peeled off.
Published: March 10, 2010 at 12:15 PMI think that Raging Bull at SFGA was one of the first!
Honestly, if anybody ever comes around Chicago in the future, you need to ride this roller coaster. Its one of the smoothest and most sweeping roller coasters out there! My personal favorite!
Published: March 10, 2010 at 12:36 PMThey really should offer an altered on-ride photo of passengers sitting next to Fabio as he gets goose-blasted.
Published: March 10, 2010 at 1:03 PMSince I have not yet been on Apollo's Chariot, I am interested on how it compares to Diamondback, my favorite B&M coaster. Anyone got any feedback?
Published: March 10, 2010 at 1:11 PMI agree with Anthony. The Bull is a favorite of mine, too. Luckily, I'll be riding Apollo's Chariot in June!
Published: March 10, 2010 at 1:19 PMonly been on goliath, but what a ride. Right up there with shiekra as my favorites. super fast, air time for days, everything thats good in the world.
Published: March 10, 2010 at 1:19 PMand nuber 1 is...Millennium Force!!!
Published: March 10, 2010 at 1:19 PMKevin, I rode both in the space of a couple weeks last summer. Apollo's setting and visuals blow away Diamondback's. Diamondback is a touch taller, faster and longer, but Apollo seemed to me a more dynamic ride, in large part due to the setting.
And I think Apollo's Chariot as a name better fits the B&M Mega experience than Diamondback, which sounds more like a woodie. Ultimately, this is an exercise in hair-splitting, though. Both are great rides.
Published: March 10, 2010 at 1:44 PMSmoothest ride out there
Published: March 10, 2010 at 1:55 PMI don't think B & M Mega coasters are as enduring as most of the other readers on this board.... but to each his own.
Published: March 10, 2010 at 5:12 PMIMHO, the front row on Apollo's Chariot is the best ride in a park filled with best rides.
Well, maybe it isn't the best ride for Flab-io, obviously, but it is for everyone else!
Published: March 10, 2010 at 8:00 PMI used to think Apollo's Chariot was a great coaster. However, the last time I rode it...it was a ride of torture. I waited in the single rider line. It appeared that a previous rider got sick on the ride. The workers were busy washing down a row of seats about in the middle of the train. After the cleaning, they dispatched the empty coaster to possible dry it off. I observed them "clean" the same coaster 3 times and dispatch it 3 times. There was only 2 coasters running. It was off season.