Too bad Europe in the Air is such a dog, cause I used to really like the Corkscrew Hill attraction that used to be in that show building.
There really should be at least one Vekoma Boomerang on this list...I nominate World's of Fun's.
Hey, Robert, how come you don't present these top ten lists as a slide show like everyone else? ;p
Is the Ninja that's listed here the same as the one at Six Flags St. Louis? That one can be a really painful ride.
I never liked the Jurassic Park water ride in USH. The horrible humongous lapbar. The special effects and props that hardly ever work. The broken narrative. The unconcealed dinosaurs in the water where you can easily see the metal frames. Just not refined.
Hate everything about Six Flags Magic Mountain. This park cannot be redeemed.
Knott's Berry Farms has this kiddie truck ride where the kids can honk a plastic horn. This is horribly noisy. Stop doing it!!!
My hope for that ride is that history repeats itself. They had a hit with Questor in 1990. They replaced it in the late '90s with the forgettable King Arthur's Challenge. After the 1999 season it sat idle for a year until the Hastings > Ireland conversion in 2001. Corkscrew Hill was part of that and was an immediate hit that ran for 9 seasons, and was replaced with a forgettable ride. At the very least, instead of yet another maze (which they use the EITA queue for) they should invest in a Halloween-themed simulator program to add something different to Howl-O-Scream.
I love the Georgia Cyclone and in no way should it be on this list. The airtime is incredible and the replaced wood has helped smooth out some of the rougher parts. All in all, it's a fast and thrilling ride!
TriceraTop Spin deserves a spot here.
The Ninja most definitely deserves a spot on this list. The only thing going for it is the lake setting.
Europe in the air is a decent ride, but Soarin outshines it. I don't think it should be on the list.
Stitch>ninja. Just sayin'.
Timber Wolf is my local Dinn Corp woodie and it is definitely one of the worst, most painful rides in the country.
I am surprised, however, to see The Dark Knight at my home park, Six Flags Great Adventure, on the list. I actually enjoy this ride - except for the pre-ride video presentation, which gets old awfully fast. The hairpin turns are a blast and I enjoy the drops in the dark.
I disagree, however, with the consensus as to The Dark Knight at my home park, Six Flags Great Adventure. I actually enjoy this ride - except for the pre-ride video presentation, which gets old awfully fast. The hairpin turns are a blast and I get a kick out of the drops in the dark. Of course, I understand that this ride is not for everyone, as on one occasion I was riding with a young couple and as soon as the ride ended, the woman jumped out of the car and threw up.
That figment thing at Epcot is far worse
As is maelstrom
Alien Encounter was an absolute favourite, my best experience at Magic Kingdom bar-none.
To add insult to injury, when revisiting the park, I was surveyed at the entrance asking which particular attraction drew me back to MK, Lets just say the lady taking the survey did not warn me of my impending disappointment.
I rode Mean Streak after much contemplation about two years ago. I really didn't want to get shaken to death just to say I rode it. I was surprised that it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, although my expectations may have been set really low.
Rebel Yell has to be the worst wooden roller coaster I have ever ridden. It was very memorable just for that aspect. I remember riding it and when it made the turn at the far end of the track I realized I was still going to have to endure another minute of violent shaking to get back to the station. I don't get headaches often, but that ride gave me a huge one after I walked off of it.
As far as one of our posters saying that he would rate 100 wooden coasters below it, I don't think so. According to the Rollercoaster Database there are only 124 wooden coasters in North America and 176 wooden coasters in the world. Of the several dozen wooden coasters in those totals that I've been fortunate enough to ride, the Georgia Cyclone was by far the worst.
Virtually agree with this whole list