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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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I have Raptor ranked fifth in the park. It will likely drop to sixth after the debut of Valravn.

 

1.) Maverick 2.) Dragster 3.) Millennium Force 4.) GateKeeper 5.) Raptor

 

Raptor isn't anything special, but it's a good ride. Now it's a good looking ride as well.

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Raptor is my fourth favorite at the park right now. Valravn might drop it to 5, but I doubt it. It's intense and still catches me off guard after all these years. Dragster would rank higher too if it had more texture. But I refuse to rank short coasters high on my list, no matter how intense they are. That's a reason why Wicked Twister is lower for me too.

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I do have some Raptor love as well... much of that being for sentimental reasons, as many can understand. I really loved Montu and Afterburn as well. Flight deck at Great America was great as well as well as Great Bear. I like the Batmen, but since there all clones of one another, they stand out less to me, but I think i like them a bit more than Talon. I haven't been on Patriot.

 

Alpengiest, though, is a little on the rough side for me and the second half is a bit dead, so that may be a bit near the bottom of my list.

 

Still too big for Banshee, but I want to get on that as soon as I thin down more.

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Every time someone mentions an "exceptional/Top" B&M invert; Montu, Banshee, Raptor, Nemesis, and the occasional Batman clones are mentioned. It may not be someones idea of "the greatest coaster ever", but it still remains one of the better inverts out there. That speaks volumes in itself. Raptor is a solid ride, with all the glorious old school B&M goodness. 8.5/10

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It's been 12 years since my lone ride on it, and while I think my opinion on it was swayed due to the hour plus wait for it, I also found myself neutral on it, possibly overrated as well. It has a very nice layout, but the forces aren't stronger than some of the other elite inverts, it isn't the tallest or fastest inverts, and it doesn't have any unique elements to make it stand out. I prefer Alpenfeist (due to sizs, forces and the snappiest cobra roll in existence), Talon (due to very low-to-ground 2nd half and some airtime which is rare for an inverted coaster), and Montu (a tad overrated like Raptor, but more forceful Nd I love the batwing element).

 

Nontheless, it's a very good ride which I'm sure I'd like even better if I rode it in a better mood.

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One thing I've come to notice is when it comes to the CP community, you either love Raptor, or hate it. I haven't met anyone who's "neutral"

 

Personally, I love Raptor. I would consider it to be my favorite inverted roller coaster. On the other hand, though, one of my close friends hates it. Perhaps it all depends on your intensity tolerance, or something similar to that....I don't know

 

 

Personally im neutral about it because it is an amazing ride, just the drawbacks for me is the loudness of the ride and the shaking. But every good B&M Coaster has a rattle even my favorite all time B&M Banshee has a rattle now.

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Wait... You're complaining that it's too loud? I know you said you like the ride overall so I won't harp on that too much but seriously... That's a really minor thing to complain about (and something most enthusiasts love). Plus it can't be that loud apparently or you'd be able to hear it coming if you were (oh I don't know) in a restricted area

 

I don't find the ride rattly at all either but to each his own.

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Raptor is quite overrated like some of you are saying. I've never rode Montu, although I've been wanting to. It's hard for me to go to theme parks (such as Busch Gardens) in the south because I live in the Midwest, but hopefully I'll be able to go this summer.

 

Oh, and if I were to rank my top five coasters in CP, I'd say Millennium Force (1), Raptor (2), Dragster (3), GateKeeper (4), Magnum (5).

 

I don't know how to feel about Rougarou/New Mantis. It's not as shaky as Mantis was, but it still gives me a good old headache

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Personally im neutral about it because it is an amazing ride, just the drawbacks for me is the loudness of the ride and the shaking. But every good B&M Coaster has a rattle even my favorite all time B&M Banshee has a rattle now.

 

What's funny about me is I'll (obviously) notice the loudness before I'm on the coaster, but I never seem to hear it when I'm actually experiencing it. I kind of like it when roller coasters are loud, it gives them character, in a sort of way.

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Wait... You're complaining that it's too loud? I know you said you like the ride overall so I won't harp on that too much but seriously... That's a really minor thing to complain about (and something most enthusiasts love). Plus it can't be that loud apparently or you'd be able to hear it coming if you were (oh I don't know) in a restricted area

I see what you did there

I personally love a properly loud coaster

it gives them character, in a sort of way.

Yes, indeed. It makes them more "imposing" and intimidating. I find it a shame that almost all newer B&Ms seem to be either totally filled with sand or partially.

I don't find the ride rattly at all either but to each his own.

I have no idea why some people find it rally. I mean, even if I rattly wanted to be nitpicking I'd say millennium force has a slight rattle but raptor still doesn't. (it was also way smoother when I rode it than gatekeeper)

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I'm in the "like" category as well, although when it first opened, it was in my Top 3 coasters. Given that it was the highest, fastest, longest invert out there...not to mention how intimidating it looked on the Cedar Point midway where it dwarfed over Blue Streak made it a real crowd-pleaser & just an overall very fun ride.

 

Since I have been on numerous other inverts, that may be why it has fallen into the "like" versus "love" category. I place Montu and Alpengeist ahead of Raptor for the intensity, cool theming and location and Banshee ahead of it just for it's sheer size, speed and length.

 

I do prefer it over the Batman clones that I have ridden, although those are fun too.

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