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Best Roller Coaster That Lasts Under 45 seconds


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Good day all,

 

It seems like a lot of themeparks are now creating coasters that have a relatively short ride experience. Of course there are some exceptions.

 

But what roller coaster, that lasts for around 45 seconds of less (from the end of the lift hill/start of the launch to reaching the final brakes), is your favourite?

 

I'll kick things off with Nemesis at AT lasting for around 43 seconds

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^Actually, if you think about it, 45 seconds form the moment the "actual" ride begins is not that short, given many rides we now have.

Anyway, I'll choose Storm Runner as it is my second favourite overall and is well under 45 s.

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^Actually, if you think about it, 45 seconds form the moment the "actual" ride begins is not that short

 

Agreed.... I just checked some POV's to make sure. El Toro is close but just a little longer (I'm counting the turnaround after the lift but before the drop as ride time) so I'll go with my #8 coaster overall... I305 which is barely under 45 seconds based on the TPR POV.

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^I would say Kingda Ka if the thread was "Most coaster in the least time" or something like that because those 20 seconds or so do really pack a massive punch (especially in the front).

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The only coaster I can think of will have to be Volcano at Kings Dominion in which not one, but two launches are needed to get the coaster train traveling straight up and "blasted" out of the Volcano. It may be short, but with a launch system like that and three inversions to boot, that ride is a "BLAST"!

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Well the answer would have to be what is my favorite coaster period, which just happens to last right around 45 seconds: Outlaw Run. If you take a look at the official park POV from opening day (

) when the coaster was at it's slowest, any meaningful speed is contained right at 45 seconds. The dip begins at 0:25 and the train is essentially stopped at 1:10, exactly 45 seconds. And it's only gotten faster with time, so it easily falls within the category.

 

As for the coaster itself... it's non-stop pure RMC craziness. I don't care that it's only 45 seconds... it packs in more thrills than many coasters at twice that length.

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This happens to be my #1 overall coaster and checking the pov, it seems to last around 45 seconds exactly. Skyrush! If you wanna talk about coasters that pack a punch in a short time from start to finish, the conversation has to start with this coaster. It'll just leave you with new definitions of things you thought you knew.

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X2 seems to fall into this category. I didn't happen to find it rough, despite being in the last row...what makes this ride my #1 is the abundance of "HOLY CHEESE WHIZ" moments (particularly the 1st drop and the 2nd raven turn, but the vehicular flips elsewhere are also great).

 

In terms of short coasters, honorable mention goes to FT, Xcelerator, and SFDK's S:UF.

 

FT: Amazing airtime...well, for California, anyway...I left the backwards launch as a surprise for the rest of my family, leading to some priceless reactions after the ride

Xcelerator: Isn't it obvious?

S:UF: This is one of those rides that scares you on every single lap, namely because of the backwards ascent into the non-inverting loop and the slow barrel roll. Both elements trigger "ohsnapohsnapOHSNAPOHSNAP" reactions every time.

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Never rode it but I think that Goliath @ SFGAm is a good contestant for the 45 secs war. However out of the ones I've been on, I'd say any B&M Batman the ride is amazing. I find the one at La Ronde (Le Vampire) to be more agressive than the others I've ridden (in a good way), so it's my favorite.

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In terms of providing best well-rounded experiences, I'd say the Batman clones (mainly the SFOG version) for how intense they can be. Top Thrill Dragster takes my second-place cake for the total adrenaline rush!

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