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Does kingda ka make other costrs feel, well, boring and small??

Six Flags Great Adventure: does kk make other costrs seem small and boring

From Chris Tobin
Posted April 25, 2007 at 9:51 AM
Does kk make other costrs @ sfgadv feel small and boring??


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From Dustin Kern
Posted April 25, 2007 at 10:22 AM
No, I've been on TTD which is pretty much the same thing. It's a fun coaster but it doesn't have everything to offer like a regular coaster. Don't worry, you'll still want to ride other coasters, just that they might not give you the extremely scared high up feeling.

From John Melillo
Posted April 25, 2007 at 2:33 PM
Since I've been on KK others coasters have been a little less of a thrill

From Erik Mahal
Posted April 26, 2007 at 9:43 AM
The first time I rode I had that fear to. But to be honest many others coaster like El Toro (which I rode after KK) were much more exciting then Ka for me. So no it doesn't make all other coasters seem boring.

From Bob Mackay
Posted April 26, 2007 at 9:46 AM
Since the novelty of Ka has worn off for me, after only two rides, I seek my thrills elsewhere in the park. For me, any ride longer than 30 seconds is automatically better, no matter its speed or height. (Even Rolling Thunder has more appeal for me than Ka, despite its age. Superman is an exception, because it's the only ride at Great Adventure that I flat-out hate.) I've yet to ride El Toro (which I will finally be doing in June), but at the moment, Nitro is my favorite GA coaster, in every respect. Nice speed, smooth ride, and fantastic air time. The thrill of Ka is in the initial launch and the anticipation leading up to it. The height is not much of a thrill, since I'm not up there long enough to appreciate it.

From Dave Chariot
Posted April 26, 2007 at 3:41 PM
Its really what floats your boat. Kingda Ka may hold records but it is not the number one coaster. Coasters shouldn't be measured on size and speed yet the thrill the bring to a guest.

From Jen V
Posted May 29, 2007 at 5:08 PM
Not really. I actually prefer Nitro and El Toro over Kingda Ka. Really, it's not as great as they make it sound, but it's still fun. We went today and had a Golden Flash Pass, and we hopped on twice with a 2 minute wait and an 8 minute wait.

From Logan Decker
Posted May 29, 2007 at 6:22 PM
I dont think it makes other coaster's feel small
or boring becuase kinda ka is not that great of a ride, all it really does for me is get my adrenaline going just becuase of the height and speed. But yea instead of waiting in a long line to ride a 56 sec coaster you should wait in long line to ride something like nitro.
kingda ka is still a good coaster though.

From Chuck Campbell
Posted June 1, 2007 at 7:29 PM
Bigger and faster does not always equate with "better," and Kingda Ka is a perfect example. It is, easily, the most overrated coaster at Great Adventure. El Toro stomps Kingda Ka into the dirt, grinds its hooves on it, then stomps on it again for good measure.

I guess you could say I didn't care for Kingda Ka. ;)

From shannon doyle
Posted June 20, 2007 at 8:55 PM
I agree with you Chuck. I feel that Kingda Ka was over rated. For me El Toro blows it away.

From Dave Chariot
Posted June 21, 2007 at 10:50 PM
El toro is just as or more intense than kingda ka

From Chloe !
Posted June 27, 2007 at 3:02 PM

From Chloe !
Posted June 27, 2007 at 3:00 PM
Well, it makes them look small, that's for sure. I don't know about boring though. A ride can still be fun wothout being super tall and fast.

From Chloe !
Posted June 27, 2007 at 3:00 PM
Well, it makes them look small, that's for sure. I don't know about boring though. A ride can still be fun wothout being super tall and fast.

From Alex Markevitch
Posted June 29, 2007 at 7:51 AM
If nothing else, one can always boast of being on the world's tallest and fastest coaster. I share the sentiments of Nitro and El Toro surpassing Kingda Ka. If nothing else, Nitro makes other coasters seem pale in comparison. Kingda Ka and Chiller are blur rides.. you don't remember much everything is going so fast.

From Jenna Van de Water
Posted October 6, 2007 at 7:18 PM
Haha, absolutely not! Actually, I enjoyed Nitro and deffinetly El Toro way more than Kingda Ka. Actually my friends made me go on this a second time, because the first time two of them wouldn't go on, so I had to go on again. It's not as great as it sounds. Sure it's thrilling going that high, but overall, it's over before you know it and not that fun.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted October 6, 2007 at 10:01 PM
No because it's launched.
It's like... the feeling... so fast and that's it. Although it's extreme, you won't be too much scared because it's fast and before you realize it, it's finished.
El Toro is more extreme I think. More airtime, more turns, slower going-up part, it's scary.
And how about Steel DRagon 2000. Waiting for 1.5 minute until you're lifted to the top of the hill.

From Wilfredo Alvelo
Posted October 7, 2007 at 11:39 AM
Well, the coaster really is overatted if you ask me. The launch is pure euphoria, the height really gives you a modest view of the park, but mostly parking lot, and the fall is hindered by a corkscrew, which kills all momentum. Therefore, if the wait is over an hour, I would go elsewhere...Nitro and Toro are definitely the best coasters in that theme park. I also feel Kracken and Hulk are far superior as well.

From Claudine Deshaies
Posted October 7, 2007 at 4:05 PM
I think it's one of those "comparing apples and oranges" kind of questions. I was lucky enough to ride a lot of different coasters this year and while I loved that first drop on Griffon, I still had loads of fun on Apollo's Chariot, Dueling Dragons and the Coney Island Cyclone. A coaster doesn't have to be extreme to be exciting.

From Dustin Kern
Posted October 8, 2007 at 2:31 PM
The different styles of coasters offer different experiences. With Kingda Ka (which I haven't ridden but have Top Thrill Dragster), you get the intensly quick build up of speed and then immense height. It's very short but very intense. Other coasters give you different thrills over a longer distance which therefor give you a different experience.

Like the previous post, you can't compare different styles of coasters with each other. It's like trying to compare a wood coaster with a steel coaster. They both are two totally different things.

From Leslie DeGroat
Posted April 3, 2008 at 6:25 AM
I hated kingda ka, the ride is less than a minute long, and it goes so fast you barley even know what hit you and its over, if you blink, you'll miss it, it's not worth the ridiculous wait time it usually has, and other than being able to say that you've been on the tallest fastest rollercoaster in the world, i dont see any perks, and besides, pretty soon, if it hasnt happened already, another rollercoaster will be built thats faster and taller than it, so enjoy it while it lasts, id say ride it once, but thats it, again, form your own opinions, but thats mine...

From Dan Rosenberg
Posted April 9, 2008 at 6:39 PM
KK is like the ultimate thrill. but it really depends on what you like. i love inversions and KK doesn't have any so it doesnt really interest me too much.

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