Looking for Fun Roller Coasters... without Loops

Please help this family look for new coaster prey.

From Valerie Orris
Posted August 9, 2005 at 9:53 PM
I love roller coasters and so does the rest of my family... but we will not ride anything with loops. What are some fun coasters with no loops at any park? P.S. We love Disney!!!

From Jason Jackson
Posted August 9, 2005 at 10:25 PM
Apollo's Chariot and the Big Bad Wolf at Busch Gardens Williamsburg might fit the bill for you!

From Ruth Honor
Posted August 9, 2005 at 10:58 PM
You need to ride the Mummy at Universal studios Orlando. There are no loops or major drops but it is extremely run and rather fast. If you like drops Apollo's Chariot is one of my favorite as well. Tons of drops and air time. Also, if you like wooden coasters Hershey PA has three including a dueling racing coaster with two tracks as well as a few family coasters and a water coaster.

From Dru Kniskern
Posted August 9, 2005 at 11:31 PM
Gwazi at Bush Gardens Florida is a great non-loop ride. Obviously Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad are a no brainer. The Flying Unicorn at IOA is good for the kids.

From Adriel Tjokrosaputro
Posted August 10, 2005 at 12:31 AM
You must ride Space Mountain at Anaheim,Revenge of The Mummy,Apollo's Chariot,Millennium Force,Big Thunder Mountain at Paris and Beast.Soon you have to catch Voyage!

Besides all of that I wanna ask for all of the members who read this report.I live in Indonesia and now I can't vote for the best theme park and even the attractions or the restaurants.I can't rate them!It doesn't work.No matter how much I try it doesn't work.Also right now I can't submit a topic.I only can respond the report.Anyone knows what's going on?

From Mark M
Posted August 10, 2005 at 7:17 AM
If you like wooden roller coasters, I recommend going to Hersheypark and Knoebels in PA.

From roger lauzon
Posted August 10, 2005 at 7:55 AM
hi go to six flags great adventure in jackson n.j. nitro is great (steel coaster) rolling thunder (dual racing wooden coaster) enjoy

Posted August 10, 2005 at 8:23 AM
Superman Ride of Steel at Six Flags America is a fun coaster. It doesn,t have loops, the drop isn't too huge and it gives you lots of airtime in the camelbacks at the end. The lines are not huge if you go on a weekday. I've gone and have been able to ride five or six times in one day!

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 10, 2005 at 9:01 AM
Well Ghostrider and Xcelarator at Knotts Berry Farm are really good choices.

GhostRider is an excelent old style woodie with a really great banked first drop.

Xcelarator is an amazing metal LIM coaster that launches you at 80MPH up 200ft and straight back down over to an overbanked turn! Its really great.

From Martha Moyers
Posted August 10, 2005 at 9:14 AM
You don't say where you live but if you live in the mid atlantic BBW or Apollo's Chariot at BGW should fill the bill, also any of the woodies at PKD.

I understand your fear of loops, as I used to share it. As a teen, I went on the Zipper ride at the Virginia State Fair and became very nauseous and decided that I "could not go on upside down rides". I sat out a lot of rides that my family went on. Finally, after riding the Rebel Yell for the 1000th time with friends, they said, Wow that was rough, the Anaconda was much smoother. That's an upside down roller coaster, I quailed! Just go on it, they said, you'll love it. Well, OK, but if I puke, be prepared, I said. It was great! I got through the fear by closing my eyes at first and did not know that I was upside down. Now I am a reformed coaster wuss and cheerfully ride all manner of things with loops. If you can conquer that fear with a sympathetic coaster fan friend, you might find that you will actually come to enjoy those rides! My husband is a lot happier that I'll ride things with him now. Still can't do drop tower rides due to my fear of heights, but maybe someday---I really do understand your reluctance to ride looping coasters, but sometimes they are more fun, smoother and less scarier than woodies.
Just my 2 cents worth.

From Audrey Hamlin
Posted August 10, 2005 at 9:49 AM
Yikes! No loops? You're missing out! But...

If you're ever in the midwest you really might want to check into Cedar Point in northern Ohio or King's Island near Cincinnatti, Ohio.

Cedar Point is called the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World" for a good reason! Out of the 16 coasters they have, at least half are without loops. Millennium Force is one of the BEST anywhere! I could go on and on, but you should check it out for yourself on their website, www.cedarpoint.com.

King's Island has a couple of good wooden coasters, though its been a year since I've been there and I'm not sure what they've done away with.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted August 10, 2005 at 10:56 AM
I would say Disney would be the one! In fact, I think that Disneyland would be the best out of the American Disney theme parks because it has the most roller coasters. Also, it does not loop! Also, there is California Screamin which loops ONCE, so this could be a good one to work first so that you can do looping ones down the road in a few years! I will say that Disney roller coasters are fun because they are themed perfectly!

From Sherly C.
Posted August 10, 2005 at 2:34 PM
Really???? I didn't know that. Busch gardens Tampa is an awsome park, and there are only like 2 or 3 rollercoasters that loop as I know of. Looping rollercoasters aren't that bad. my FIRST rollercoaster looped and i loved it.

From Derek Potter
Posted August 10, 2005 at 4:19 PM
My top coasters without loops..in no particular order

Millennium Force- Cedar Point
The Beast- Paramount's Kings Island
Magnum XL 200 -Cedar Point
Lightning Racer- Hersheypark
Gwazi- Busch Gardens Tampa
Raven- Holiday World
Big Dipper- Geauga Lake
Thunderbolt- Kennywood

From Dave Chariot
Posted August 10, 2005 at 5:25 PM
kingda ka

From Jason Lester
Posted August 10, 2005 at 5:23 PM
Danny already said them, but Ghostrider and Xcelerator are some of my favorite non-loopers.

Also, another classic non-looper is Space Mountain, which has also been said. Pretty much any Disney coaster except for Rockin Roller Coaster and a few overseas ones.

At Magic Mountain there's Psyclone, but I warn you, it's on the rough side. Also at Six Flags is Ninja and Superman. Two fun coasters IMHO. There's plenty of great non-loopers in the coaster world and I suggest you try rcdb.com for specifics on each.

From Mike M
Posted August 11, 2005 at 10:00 PM
NITRO!!!!!!!! Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure is the largest speed coaster in the world, and while being a very intense ride( with no flips) it is also an extremely fun ride.

From Dave Chariot
Posted August 12, 2005 at 8:38 AM
i can 10 faster off my head

From Dave Chariot
Posted August 12, 2005 at 8:38 AM

i can 10 faster off my head

From Jake Countiss
Posted August 12, 2005 at 8:47 AM
Ceadar Point because you can ride TTD which dosen't go upside down,Millenium Force,Wicked Twister,MagnumX-L

Ceadar Point all the way.

From Audrey Hamlin
Posted August 12, 2005 at 9:31 AM

TTD may not go upside down, but it certainly took my breath away unlike any looping coaster ever has. My stomach was somewhere near my esophagus the whole time.

From Josh Revani
Posted August 12, 2005 at 9:39 AM
If you live in California....Space Moutain, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Timber Moutain RailRoad, Revenge of the Mummy, are good kinds of rollercoasters without any loops.

From Danny Bernard
Posted August 12, 2005 at 10:02 AM
And if your looking to break your fears, Six Flags Magic Mountain is a good place to go. There are some one loop coasters that could set you up to see just how fun they can be, and big coasters for when you realize how much fun they are :)

From Russell Meyer
Posted August 12, 2005 at 10:22 AM
Actually, SFMM only has one coaster with just 1 inversion (Revolution). They do have a few coasters without inversions (Ninja, Superman the Escape (if it ever runs), Colussus, Psyclone (painful), Gold Rusher, and Goliath. The other "biggies" at SFMM all have inversions. SFMM is the inversion capital of the world with 31 total.

I would agree that Cedar Point is probably the best place for coasters without inversions. Raptor (6), Mantis (4), Corkscrew (3) are the only ones out of 16 that have inversions. That means 13 coasters without inversions.

From Jen Lubanko
Posted August 12, 2005 at 12:08 PM
I just named some Theme parks and some coasters they have without loops.

Six Flags Great Adv
-Kingda Ka
-Rolling Thunder

Cedar Point
-Top Thrill Dragster
-Millennium Force
-Magnum XL

Busch Gardens, Virginia
-Apollo's Chariot
-Big Bad Wolf

(I don't reccomend going) But, Coney Island.

And then at Disney, MGM theres the Rock'n'Roller Coaster which has like one loop, It was my first Roller Coaster w/ a Loop.

From Russell Meyer
Posted August 12, 2005 at 1:21 PM
Actually Rockin' Roller Coaster has 3 inversions, a cobra roll-like element (2 inversions) and a single corkscrew.

From Mike P
Posted August 13, 2005 at 11:16 AM
NITRO!!! only one i really been on since i dont go park hopping around the world

From ryan saunders
Posted August 13, 2005 at 11:24 AM
You got to ride MF b4 you die!

From Bob Smith
Posted August 13, 2005 at 2:33 PM
My fave roller coaster is Raging Bull @ Six Flags Great America, and it doesn't loop. A few other good non loopers there are Viper & American Eagle(both woodies),V2(it twists sideways though) Ragin' Cajun (a lil painful) and the Whizzer. Loops aren't so bad! You can't even feel yourself upside down! Have u ever tried a loopin coaster? i bet u'd like it!

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