Based on the Theme Park Insider reader ratings, B&M Megas have been TPI readers' favorite model of coaster for years. The first B&M Mega, Apollo's Chariot, debuted at Busch Gardens Williamsburg in 1999. Since then, B&M Megas have earned a reputation as some of the world's smoothest, swiftest coasters around. And while the B&M Mega offers no inversions, you'll enjoy airtime like you wouldn't believe.
These are the top five B&M Megas, according to your ratings. Voting will be open for 24 hours. If you're unsure about your vote, click through to the attraction listings for reader reviews, or check out the comments. If you are sure, campaign away in the comments, or round up more votes for your favorite on Facebook and Twitter.
Apollo's Chariot - at Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Diamondback - at Kings Island
Goliath - at Six Flags Over Georgia
Intimidator - at Carowinds
Raging Bull - at Six Flags Great America
Tomorrow: We vote for the world's best indoor boat ride.
Anyway, I voted Apollo's Chariot. It's been my favorite roller coaster since I first rode it and I absolutely love the setting of the ride.
This is one of the smoothest and more unique coasters I have ever ridden on. I look forward to at least 2 rides on it each time I visit Six Flags Great America. I say only 2 because there are so many good rides at SFGA.
Anyone want to buy my vote?
Apollo's Chariot is a nice ride with nice scenery, nice hills, nice colors, nice feel. So it's just too darn nice. Little too mild for this rider.
Like many B&M hypers, even my top two here, Diamondback and Intimidator, run out of gas about 2/3 of the way through. I liked both of these rides a lot, but my vote goes to Intimidator based on the twist at the base of the first drop.
I've stated this before..I don't get deep into technical aspects of coasters and why I like one more than another. It's a feel, it's a vibe. I ride what I like and like what I ride. I don't analyze it. That's for people way smarter than me.
All this being said, I have to echo Mr. Kirby above. NITRO belongs here, it's the best B&M hyper I've been on. It does NOT run out of gas..the final bunny hills are SO much fun.
Nitro may only be my fourth-ranked steel, but I love it to death.
As for tomorrow's vote, Dom, POTC (Disneyland version) should pillage the competition without any extra help from me.
Apollo's Chariot is a fantastic coaster, but I voted for Diamondback. I rode it 50-75 times the year it opened.
Second would have been intimidator. I went to their coaster stock event last year and rode it 20 times or so back to back after the park closed. What a rush.
The train is little more than a floor on wheels, the high seats make it impossible to touch the floor, and the restraint is unobtrusive. It achieves one of the ultimate sensations, which is truly feeling like there is no train at all. It's one of the few coasters in the world that really makes you feel as if you are genuinely flying through the air. Apollo is a good ride, but IMHO, it lost it's title when Diamondback opened.
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