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Top Thrill Dragster is amazing...I don't care if it's a gimmick or not. People complain that it's a 17 second ride, but they often forget the most important part...the anticipation before the launch. For some people that's the worst part of the ride, including myself. It feels like you're waiting down there for hours, so it doesn't bother me that the ride is short.

 

Top Thrill Dragster is my 4th favorite coaster at CP, behind Maverick, Rougarou, and Raptor. One amazing 17 second gimmick is much better than a 3 minute long, forceless giga coaster (not gonna name names).

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Top Thrill Dragster is my 4th favorite coaster at CP, behind Maverick, Rougarou, and Raptor. One amazing 17 second gimmick is much better than a 3 minute long, forceless giga coaster (not gonna name names).

 

everyone's got their own tastes I suppose.

 

tho two of your "top 4" make my list of "worst 4" coasters in the park:

 

4) Corkscrew

3) Rougarou

2) Raptor

1) Blue Streak

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What if they put this gimmick on RMC streak? I'd be ok with that.

 

Seeing that ~90d drop and how steep the lifthill is with the projected height compared to the next hill makes me think they could fit it in, it would probably need some beefy steel supports from the ground to the pivot point.

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The last two pages of this thread make for a fun poem.

for the sake of a gimmick
is a gimmick
kind of a gimmick
I think the "gimmick"
Maverick is a gimmick
single sh*t gimmick
ice sleds is a gimmick
420' tall gimmick
Love gimmicks too
one amazing 17 second gimmick
put this gimmick on
a "gimmick-y"

I've found now that when you say 'gimmick' over and over it starts to sound really weird. Almost as weird as you guys.

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Top Thrill Dragster is my 4th favorite coaster at CP, behind Maverick, Rougarou, and Raptor. One amazing 17 second gimmick is much better than a 3 minute long, forceless giga coaster (not gonna name names).

 

everyone's got their own tastes I suppose.

 

tho two of your "top 4" make my list of "worst 4" coasters in the park:

 

4) Corkscrew

3) Rougarou

2) Raptor

1) Blue Streak

Yeah, I've found most aren't huge fans of Rougarou, and some aren't fans of Raptor, but I loved the two. Especially Rouagarou. I guess it's a guilty pleasure ride for me. I absolutely LOVE everything about the ride. Favorite B&M by far.

 

Raptor was a little jarring at times, but I love the fast, tight transitions.

 

Corkscrew was my least favorite at CP though, with Blue Streak not too far above it.

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For myself, my bottom 4 were...

 

4 ~ Rougarou

3 ~ Raptor

2 ~ Corkscrew

 

 

 

1 ~ Blue Streak

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The only pic of BS I got, is a pic of the model of it, that was in the CP Museum. June 5/17.

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Top Thrill Dragster is my 4th favorite coaster at CP, behind Maverick, Rougarou, and Raptor. One amazing 17 second gimmick is much better than a 3 minute long, forceless giga coaster (not gonna name names).

 

I haven't been to the park enough to truly be able to rate which coasters I feel are best, but I also don't understand why so many think Rougarou deserves to be rated as one of the worst coasters in the park. But, I also think I would choose Gatekeeper as my favorite ride in the park, which would be an unpopular decision. I love my B&Ms

 

Edit: Now that I think more about, Rougarou probably would be in my bottom half just because of how good all of CP's coasters are. I still love the ride, but it's hard to compete with TTD, MF, Gatekeeper, Valravn, and Maverick. At any other park, Rougarou would probably be a top ride, but at CP, it's definitely average.

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Personally, There are only three coasters at CP that I would call mediocre (not counting the kid coasters), and those are Iron Dragon, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, and Corkscrew. Every other coaster at that park I rank as a 7/10 or above. When I ride a coaster like Rouagrou for example, I don't look at it as inferior to the coasters above it. I look at it as a standalone roller coaster, and as a standalone roller coaster it's REALLY good (8/10 for me!). Taking this approach with any park's ride collection helps me appreciate each coaster's individual positives a lot more, therefore, at Cedar Point I always have an absolute blast, because I just hop from coaster to coaster saying "Man that was really fun! What's next?" It's the reason CP is my favorite park.

 

For the record, Raptor and Rougarou are my favorite B&Ms in the park. I just really love B&M's old snappy layouts, even if I take the occasional knock to the head.

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I love Blue Streak! It has been 12 years since I've been to CP, but I remember Blue Streak having awesome airtime!

I loved it last year. It's like a smaller Screamin' Eagle. The air is real.

 

Edit: Now that I think more about, Rougarou probably would be in my bottom half just because of how good all of CP's coasters are. I still love the ride, but it's hard to compete with TTD, MF, Gatekeeper, Valravn, and Maverick. At any other park, Rougarou would probably be a top ride, but at CP, it's definitely average.

That's really how I feel about it. Rougarou is my #2 floorless after Superman at Fiesta Texas, but there are so many good coasters at CP that it's hard for one to stick out unless it's really an elite ride. That may be the source of the disappointment over the post-recession four: They got Gatekeeper, Pipe Scream, Rougarou, and Valravn in four years. As an aside, anyone who's complaining about four coasters in four years doesn't have any real problems. But none of those were really better than what they already had, so they seemed lesser. In reality, each is arguably the best of its kind, and is unquestionably among the best. Cedar Point is great as it is, and I would go back right now with nothing new, just because of how awesome its existing rides are. It needs nothing else, but they continue to innovate. I'm really hoping to be able to get back there next year for this beautiful monstrosity rising from Mean Streak's ashes--but just as much to ride the three coasters that are already in my top 5.

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Blue Streak? Raptor? Lower than the Mine Ride and Iron Dragon?

 

Yeah this is crazy talk. We loved Blue Streak and Raptor. I don't know how anyone could hate Raptor. We loved Blue Streak so much we ran around for a second lap since there was only a tiny wait. And Mine Ride is really crap and Iron Dragon is cool but eh.

 

Happy to see everyones in agreement that Corkscrew really is the worst thing there.

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Yeah, Raptor and Blue Streak are awesome! It's been a few years since I've been to the park, but the front row on Blue Streak wasn't too rough, and even if it was, the airtime would be worth it. It's a nice little ride. And Raptor is one of my top 3 rides in the park. It's wasn't rough, but again, even if it was, the forcefulness would be so worh the pain!!!

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I'm a big fan of Blue Streak, even having it ahead of some of the other more vaunted coasters there like TTD, just because I have such a great time on it, and yes, the airtime is real! Now, I do almost always ride in the front, and I've had some less stellar rides further back. And no, I didn't get to ride when I went earlier this year... But still, I'm pretty surprised to see some of the negativity for the coaster, because I've grown in appreciation for the coaster more and more as the years have gone on, and really enjoy it!

 

And yes, Corkscrew is the worst (not counting the joke that is Wilderness Run), and Mine Ride and Iron Dragon are really, really boring excuses for family coasters as well, which is funny, because both were my "favorite roller coaster" at one time, growing up as a kid!

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