Published: March 7, 2014 at 1:08 PMAny coaster that goes from dark to light with a launch gets an automatic no vote. Verbolten gave me a concussion, and this would do the same. Silver Star, hands down, and heads back.
Published: March 7, 2014 at 1:12 PMBoth look pretty spectacular, but I had to go with Blue Fire here. The pacing of the ride sold me, and I'm a sucker for a good launching coaster.
Published: March 7, 2014 at 1:55 PMI voted for Silver Star for the same reason I voted for Behemoth: bunny hops. Plus, it doesn't hurt that Spaceship Earth is in the video.
Published: March 7, 2014 at 3:00 PMI voted for blue star because I like the color blue better.
Published: March 7, 2014 at 5:09 PMI went on both of these coasters when I visited Europa Park in 2010. Both are great coasters, but I picked Blue Fire. If I remember correctly, there were handles you could grab on to that had sensors that measured your pulse during the ride. I just thought that was so cool! Plus, I like the attempts to establish a theme for the roller coaster, the mixture of being outside and inside, and the exciting launch.
Definitely consider a trip to Europa Park if you're in Germany. Such a nicely designed park with great rides... even if they did copy Disney on some of them!
Published: March 7, 2014 at 5:29 PMVoted for Blue Fire. And it's not even close.
I don't know if the "heartline roll" is what was at the end of the ride or not, but that is a pretty spectacular piece of track! I love launch coasters (California Screamin FTW!), and this one looks absolutely fantastic! The track looks a little flimsy compared to what I'm used to seeing, but it's still a ride I'd love to take!
Published: March 7, 2014 at 6:00 PMBlue Fire by far. The darkness, the launch, the tunnels, the loops... it appears to be an extraordinary coaster. Silver Star, while I am sure it is a fine ride, is ruined by an unending and horrific stream of parking lot views. Shameful.
Go Blue Fire!
Published: March 7, 2014 at 6:31 PMWhen it comes to foreign roller coasters, I go by my experience on similar rides and the rankings of the Mitch Hawker Poll. I've been on a number of B&M hypers, so I've got an idea of what Silver Star is like, but it ranked 76th, lower than my least favorite of the type. Blue Fire ranked 15th, so even though I haven't been on anything quite like it I'm going to give that one my vote.