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^coming here a lot now i learning more and more about roller coasters i come to learn Vekomas are pretty much the Wal-mart of the coaster world....lol Intiman and B&M would be like the high end designer clothing store of the coaster world

I'd be careful of falling down the stairs into the enthusiast mindset. Vekoma's aren't all bad. Ask an enthusiast to rip apart one of the Disney Vekomas and they'll call you a moron. Yet they'll turn around and rip the company a new bunghole on other installations. Most of which they've never rode in all likelihood.

 

Form your own opinions on rollercoasters. If you fall into the enthusiast mindset almost nothing will meet expectations. You'll find that 3/4 of most parks should be burned to the ground according to most. Your mind will be made up before you get on a ride, and IMHO that sucks the fun out of this hobby. Exploring isn't as fun if you know the result ahead of time.

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Six Flags St. Louis

 

1. Screamin Eagle

2. American Thunder

3. Batman

4. The Boss

5. River King Mine Train

6. Mr. Freeze

7. Pandemonium

8. Boomerang

9. The Ninja

 

 

Worlds of Fun

 

1. Mamba

2. Patriot

3. Boomerang

4. Timber Wolf

Have not ridden Spinning Dragons or Prowler

 

 

Silver Dollar City

 

1. Outlaw Run (and my number 1 coaster all together)

2. Wildfire

3. Powderkeg

4. Thunderation

5. Fire in the Hole

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^coming here a lot now i learning more and more about roller coasters i come to learn Vekomas are pretty much the Wal-mart of the coaster world....lol Intiman and B&M would be like the high end designer clothing store of the coaster world

I'd be careful of falling down the stairs into the enthusiast mindset. Vekoma's aren't all bad. Ask an enthusiast to rip apart one of the Disney Vekomas and they'll call you a moron. Yet they'll turn around and rip the company a new bunghole on other installations. Most of which they've never rode in all likelihood.

 

Form your own opinions on rollercoasters. If you fall into the enthusiast mindset almost nothing will meet expectations. You'll find that 3/4 of most parks should be burned to the ground according to most. Your mind will be made up before you get on a ride, and IMHO that sucks the fun out of this hobby. Exploring isn't as fun if you know the result ahead of time.

Oh ok i see. Yea i mean i did enjoy the Boomerang at Darien Lake when i went back in the summer of 2005. I though it was a lot of fun! Yet i notice many enthusiasts put that type of coaster very low on the totem pole....I loved how i was going up backyards and seeing the ground get farther and farther. It sure builds up adrenaline. I also liked how when i went through the loops the restraints came slightly loose giving you the feeling like you are going to fall. It made for a scary(in a fun way) ride. Not saying they are the "OMG best coasters ever!!"but still they arnt as bad as people say they are and are pretty fun.

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Being as I have two local parks, and I've already ranked BGW, here are my rankings for Kings Dominion:

 

1. Intimidator 305

2. Volcano

3. Dominator

4. Flight of Fear

5. Rebel Yell

6. Grizzly

7. Avalanche

8. Back Lot Stunt Coaster

9. Ricochet

10. Woodstock Express

11. Anaconda

 

I left off the Great Pumpkin Coaster.

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Three hometown parks! (I live inside the triangle where these parks are located.)

 

Knoebels

1. Phoenix (All-time favorite coaster)

2. Flying Turns

3. Impulse

4. Twister

5. Kosmo's Kurves

6. Black Diamond (to be fair, even though it's my least favorite in the park, it doesn't mean I don't enjoy it)

 

Dorney Park

1. Talon

2. Steel Force

3. Hydra the Revenge

4. Possessed

5. Thunderhawk

6. Wild Mouse

7. Stinger

8. Woodstock Express

 

Hersheypark

1. Skyrush (All-time favorite steel coaster)

2. Lightning Racer

3. Storm Runner

4. Great Bear

5. Fahrenheit

6T. Wildcat

6T. Comet

8. Sooperdooperlooper

9. Wild Mouse

10. Trailblazer

11. Sidewinder

NR: Cocoa Cruiser

NR: Laff Trakk

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Six Flags Great Adventure

*This list is subject to change at anytime based on how I feel, but as of right now it goes like this:*

 

1. El Toro

2. Kingda Ka

3&4. Batman The Ride/The Joker (Tie)

5. Nitro

6. Bizarro

7. Superman Ultimate Flight

8. Skull Mountain

9&10. Runaway Mine Train/Dark Knight Coaster (Tie)

11. Green Lantern

12. Harley Quin's Crazy Train

*(I have not yet ridden Road Runner Railway. That's my last credit to get)*

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Kings Island:

1. Diamondback

2. Banshee

3. The Beast

4. The Racer

5. The Bat

6. Adventure Express

7. Vortex (its decent if you know how to ride it!)

8. Flight Of Fear

9. Firehawk

10. Stunt Coaster

11. Woodstock Express

12. Great Pumpkin Coaster

13. Invertigo

14. Flying Ace Arial Chase

 

Cedar Point:

1. Maverick

2. Top Thrill Dragster

3. Millennium Force

4. Magnum XL-200

5. Blue Streak (Airtime!)

6. Raptor

7. Gemeni

8. Wicked Twister

9. Rougarou

10. Iron Dragon

11. Gatekeeper

12. Valravn

13. Woodstock Express

14. Wilderness Run

15. Corkscrew

16. Cedar Creek Mineride

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I'd be careful of falling down the stairs into the enthusiast mindset. Vekoma's aren't all bad. Ask an enthusiast to rip apart one of the Disney Vekomas and they'll call you a moron. Yet they'll turn around and rip the company a new bunghole on other installations. Most of which they've never rode in all likelihood.

Vekoma today isn't the Vekoma of yesterday either. The stuff they've done lately have been pretty successful for the most part (plus they're involved with bringing RMCs outside the US). Not to mention they often do try new things, which can't be said for every manufacturer.

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For my home park, Six Flags Great America:

 

1) Goliath

2) Raging Bull

3) Batman the Ride

4) X-Flight

5) Superman: Ultimate Flight

6) Viper

7) American Eagle

8) Vertical Velocity

9) Whizzer

10) The Demon

11) Little Dipper

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Adventureland (Iowa)

1. Monster-great smooth coaster, love the hang time on the loop and the first drop

2. Tornado-decent airtime and not too rough

3. Outlaw- about as rough as tornado but only airtime on first drop

4. Underground- fun but barely even a coaster

5. Dragon- rough and over the shoulder restraints

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Dollywood!

 

1) Tennessee Tornado

2) Thunderhead (when running well, usually at night)

3) Wild Eagle

4) Firechaser Express

5) Lightning Rod (great layout and concept, but too painful for me to be at the top)

6) Thunderhead (when not running as well)

7) Blazing Fury

8) Mystery Mine

 

MM could go way up the rankings with different restraints.

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Fun Spot America

White Lightning

 

 

Come on, there are two more coasters in that park.

 

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Then again, I can guess how those two would be ranked.

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White Lightning

 

 

Come on, there are two more coasters in that park.

 

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Then again, I can guess how those two would be ranked.

 

True! I forgot about the hanging one. But the kiddie one has since been removed.

 

Still my favorite coaster in probably all of Central Florida. Off to ride it today!

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Six Flags New England

 

Haven't ridden a lot of these in a while, updated list probably late May/early June

 

1. Superman: The Ride (Intamin god of the Northeast. Front seat is OMG amazing!)

2. Batman: The Dark Knight (Great floorless, but short)

3. Wicked Cyclone (RMC. Enough said)

4. Goliath (Only rode it once and it gave me temporary vertigo)

5. Gotham CIty Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum (Simple Wild Mouse - good theming, though!)

6. Pandemonium (Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster - nothing special)

7. Mind Eraser (Not actually a bad SLC)

8. Catwoman's Whip (Fun coaster, but front-seat ride actually sucks on this. I go for back seat all the time)

9. Flashback (Headbanging, ow)

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Six Flags New England: Redone (Forgot Thunderbolt)

 

Haven't ridden a lot of these in a while, updated list probably late May/early June

 

1. Superman: The Ride (Intamin god of the Northeast. Front seat is OMG amazing!)

2. Batman: The Dark Knight (Great floorless, but short)

3. Wicked Cyclone (RMC. Enough said)

4. Goliath (Only rode it once and it gave me temporary vertigo)

5. Gotham CIty Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum (Simple Wild Mouse - good theming, though!)

6. Pandemonium (Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster - nothing special)

7. Thunderbolt (Woodie, haven't ridden in ages)

8. Mind Eraser (Not actually a bad SLC)

9. Catwoman's Whip (Fun Zierer family coaster, but front-seat ride actually sucks on this. I go for back seat all the time)

10. Flashback (Headbanging, ow)

 

Have never ridden The Great Chase, Fireball is a Larson Super Loop, NOT a coaster, and Joker hasn't been built yet.

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I always get asked my ranking of coasters at my home park and I have a definitive 1 and 2, but after that I never really have an answer so maybe this will help me organize my thoughts.

 

Cedar Point:

1. Maverick

2. Millennium Force

3. Valravn (Probably just the newness, but I REALLY enjoy Valravn. Might change places in a couple years)

4. Top Thrill Dragster

5. Magnum

6. Raptor

7. Gatekeeper

8. Rougarou

9. Wicked Twister

10. Blue Streak

 

Update: This didn't help, and now I'm second guessing everything. Oh well

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Wild Waves and Enchanted Village (all of the coasters are pretty sad):

 

1. Timberhawk (short woodie with zero airtime or thrills)

2. Klondike Goldrusher (average wild mouse)

3. Kiddie Coaster

4. Wild Thing (possibly the roughest, most uncomfortable Arrow corkscrew I've ever rode, and they have the audacity to run you through it twice!)

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