Most Overrated and Underrated RidesWhat coasters are way too hyped and which ones are not
From Bob MillerFor me it would be
Posted July 8, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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From Tony DudaThe number 1 overrated ride is Soarin'. It is popular because it gives the illusion of thrill but, face it, all you do is sit in a seat for a few minutes and watch a movie.
Posted July 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM
From Jeff ElliottI would agree with Tony on Soarin'.
Posted July 8, 2011 at 11:36 AM
I would also add Twister...or as I like to call it, Cow On A Cable...
From Dave StroemFirst off, TSM & Soarin are not coasters.
Posted July 8, 2011 at 1:52 PM
What coasters are overrated, IMO Phoenix at Knoebels, Shivering Timbers at MiA and Bolderdash at Lake Compounce.
Underrated would be Cyclone at Six Flags New England in the back row only though.
From Bob MillerI'd perfer for it to stay with Coasters but as you can see i also have TSM listed. After all it does say "rides" in the title
Posted July 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM
From Thomas CaselliBig Thunder Mountain and Toy Story Mania, overated? Not one bit!
Posted July 8, 2011 at 5:17 PM
From Andy MilioOverrated? Buzz Lightyear. Clearly Men in Black is much better!
Posted July 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Underrated? Jaws. So what if the shark is fake? It's still a great ride!
From Albino PygmyNice to know who some coaster fanboys are, who see "ride" and think "nothing but coaster" lol
Posted July 8, 2011 at 8:47 PM
Anyways, the most overrated ride is definitely TSM. It's just a glorified wii game on wheels and just so happens to be in 3D, like everything else.
The most underrated ride? The tram ride that saves you from extra walking to your car. Bonus points if you get a tram guy that loves to sing along the way.
From Anthony MurphyI think its massively open to opinion, here is what I think are the most overrated and underrated attractions:
Posted July 9, 2011 at 9:48 AM
Overrated: The Mummy
Underrated: Raging Bull
From AJ HummelBased only on what I've been on:
Posted July 9, 2011 at 11:42 AM
From Bob MillerAnother underrated ride is the little monarail that goes through Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom
Posted July 9, 2011 at 4:32 PM
As for Raging Bull it could be both. Its definely underrated in the caster industry but overrated for SFGAm collection. V2 Batman and American Eagle are much betteer rides. Raging Bull in the back espically on the first drop is a wonderful ride though
From Raul AraozThe most overrated coaster is unquestionably Expedition Everest. Fails as both a dark ride and as a coaster. The current situation with the Yeti only exacerbates these problems. The Matterhorn is a much better ride even in its' elder state.
Posted July 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM
The Hulk is fairly overpraised as well. A great launch with very little follow-through.
Underrated? I'll go with some of the wild mouse coasters such as Goofy's Sky School at CA. I usually get a kick out of them.
Oh, and Soarin' is easily the most overrated ride period. What was supposed to be Disney's answer to Spider-man, turned out to be their answer to Back to the Future... and a poor response at that. If Disney was still firing on all cylinders, Soarin' could of been what Harry Potter ended up being. Don't even get me started on the nonsense of the carbon copy in Epcot. A cheap cash grab if I ever saw one.
From Andrew CarrieriOverrated:
Posted July 9, 2011 at 5:06 PM
1)Space Mountain(Disneyland)-not nearly as thrilling as the WDW version in my opinion.
2)Matterhorn(Disneyland)-way too rough and not thrilling.
3)Soarin'-does nothing for me
4)Griffon (BGW)-fun ride but the vertical drops weren't as intense as I hoped for.
5)Toy Story Midway Mania (DHS): Not as good as Men in Black and with five times the wait.
1) Space Mountain (WDW)-I'm one of of the few people who found this version superior to the DL one as the smaller cars make the ride more thrilling in my opinion. And I have not been on it since the recent refurb.
2)Stitch's Great Escape: I know, another shocker. I found Alien Encounter boring and find this one funny (I have an juvenile sense of humor).
3)Poseidon's Fury (IOA)-I enjoyed the effects.
4)Expedition Everest(AK)-OK, It's not really underrated but I enjoy this more than any other coaster in Orlando. Maybe its because I have never seen the A mode yeti? It has the longest backwards section of any coaster I've been on--this makes the ride for me.
From Bob MillerThought of more
Posted July 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM
From Nick MarkhamOverrated:
Posted July 10, 2011 at 8:40 PM
- Space Mountain WDW
- Incredible Hulk Coaster
From Dennis GonsoulinOverrated:
Posted July 10, 2011 at 11:35 PM
From Rob PBob......Big Thunder Mtn overrated ?? Nooooooo !
Posted July 11, 2011 at 3:45 AM
Sorry but I think it's still one of the best. Just my opinion of course.
One that I feel doesn't get the credit it deserves is the Country Bears Jamboree.
From Kara LeblancThe mummy is not over rated! I love this ride
Posted July 12, 2011 at 4:23 PM
Over rated: rip ride and rocket ( universal orlando)
under rated: montu (busch gardens tampa)
From Anthony O'NealI have to say that I thought Maverick at Cedar Point was overrated, but everyone I was with really liked it.
Posted July 12, 2011 at 5:22 PM
Underrated. . . American Eagle (SFGA) and I really like Shivering Timbers at Michigan's Adventure.
From Manny RodriguezOverrated cheetah hunt underrated montu
Posted July 12, 2011 at 7:55 PM
From chris conaTo me the most over ratted rides our
Posted July 12, 2011 at 9:08 PM
big thunder railroad
stich is great escape
batman the ride
batman the dark knight
Under ratted rides our
From Stuart HennyOver-rated: -
Posted July 13, 2011 at 1:02 AM
The Amazing Adventures Of Spider-Man
From travis traymooreoverated-Hollywood Rip Rocket and Steel Force at Dorney, Kingda Ka, though their still enjoyable rides
Posted July 13, 2011 at 1:07 PM
underated-EL TORO! TTA, One mans dream
From Steph RamosHmm....well mine are as follows:
Posted July 13, 2011 at 11:18 PM
From Ashleigh NoadOverrated: Thirteen at Alton Towers, the best example of how not to theme what is primarily a kiddie coaster.
Posted July 14, 2011 at 2:46 AM
From Kurt LarsonSorry Kara, but I'm with Anthony.
Posted July 14, 2011 at 2:36 PM
I really like to poke fun at The Mummy.
"hey, way to scare me with those... ummm, neon signs?"
I can't believe people wait over 10 minutes for that 'ride'.
From Alan HiscuttOver:-
Posted July 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM
Soarin. Que was over an hour and it was the last time I ever ride somthing just becuase everyone else wants to.
Rip, Ride, Rockit. Yea, Great drop but it really wasnt as good as I thought it would be.
Hulk. I spent ages back in 2001 getting the balls to go on it. I wish I had gone on Doctor Doom twice instead.
Jaws. Its old. It sometimes breaks down. BUT when its working, and working with ALL the features, espicially at dusk. Its awesome.
X-Men Storm Force Acceleration. OKay, its the teacup ride but you can really get some G's on that ride!
Carousel of Progress. I must have been on this 20 times. Every time we go I say the same. "We will do it if we get time, but its not on my priority list" and yet, I have yet to visit WDW and NOT go on this. Missed out on Space and Splash mountains occasionally, Walked away from Jurassic Park becuase I wanted to beat the traffic. That song I think is to blame. "Theres a great big beautiful tomorrow...." you get the idea :)
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