Readers' Opinions

From 86.153.28.96 on March 13, 2014 at 10:44 AM
I'll go for good theming and family-friendly fun over 'ooo look at me I'm the fastest' any day :) Easy call - Grizzlies.
From James Rao on March 13, 2014 at 11:02 AM
No contest. I will take story + thrills over just thrills any day of the week.
From Bobbie Butterfield on March 13, 2014 at 11:16 AM
Rather an odd matchup and I see that thus far I'm in the vast minority, having voted for Formula Rossa. I like to go fast, fast, fast! A coaster that goes 21mph faster than Kingda Ka must be quite an experience. And no, going at tremendous speeds doesn't make a great coaster but it sure as hell gives a shot a adrenaline.
From Terry O'Neal on March 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM
James, remind me where the Grizzly Mountain thrills are...
From 199.184.238.196 on March 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM
I'm sad that video wasn't shot this year with Raikkonen instead of Massa, sitting there completely expressionless, eating an ice cream cone during the ride. Best on-ride photo ever.

That sadness is partially offset by Alonso's face pulling a Clarkson.

From Rob Pastor on March 13, 2014 at 11:53 AM
Theme is always a major criteria for me. I voted for Big Grizzly.
From 70.29.14.30 on March 13, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Battlestar Galactica will be missed. Glad I had the chance to ride it (apparently, not long before its closure.)
From James Rao on March 13, 2014 at 12:49 PM
@Terry While there is no microderm abrasion going on, BGMRMC certainly looks peppy enough to get your heart pumping.
From James Trexen on March 13, 2014 at 12:58 PM
Formula Rossa looks to be the better coaster, but there is no doubt about it: Mine Cars is the better ride overall. Plus, being forced to wear goggles on FR is a major put-off.
From AJ Hummel on March 13, 2014 at 3:44 PM
This is a tough one because the two coasters are so drastically different. Personally, while I think Big Grizzly Mountain looks like a fun ride, I have to go with Formula Rossa due to the extreme speed and high intensity of the ride. When it comes to coasters, theming can make the ride better but the coaster should be able to stand on its own as well, and Grizzly Mountain just looks like it would be somewhat dull without the theming.
From 128.240.225.120 on March 14, 2014 at 7:19 AM
That's a real shame about Battlestar Galactica. Personally I preferred the Cylon side, but they were both really good. Sad that I won't be able to ride it again, but happy that I had a chance to ride it (several times) in the first place.