Most Overrated coaster?

What coaster was super hyped, and became a let down.
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Postby coreyml » Sat May 19, 2007 7:40 pm

coasterCrAzY505 wrote:The first drop seemed very very small and the second drop had those evil trims which slowed the ride down tremendously for the rest of the ride.

2nd drop of goliath has trims?

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Postby jdsmartdude911 » Sat May 19, 2007 7:44 pm

For one, Alpengeist.
I've been on two BTR's -SFMM and SWSA, SB -KBF, Top Gun -PGA and Alpengeist.
It was fun, but the cobra and either leaving or entering (forget which) the MCBR was just painful...

I expected more from AC, but it was just OK.

And heres another, S:ros at SFA.

I was expecting a crazy ride, I got a mediocre one.
The hills and speed are great, but the straight ways!
The layout: depart station, turn, lift, drop, turn, hill, long slope up, twenty minute helix, long straightway, hill, straightway again, ANOTHER helix, small dip, cork hill, two ejector bunny hills, brakes.

After the first helix they could've EASILY replaced the two straightways right there with a second hill. If they had done that, it would be a good ride. But like it is, its boring...

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Postby map2 » Sat May 19, 2007 8:28 pm

coasterCrAzY505 wrote:SheiKra. I was so ready for this ride! I had been pumped to ride it since the track arrived on site but when it was over I thought it was "meh". The first drop was awesome but after that the ride got boring and the brakes killed the second drop IMO and while the water is cool looking the turn into the final brake run was taken way to slow. That's just my opinion.

An even bigger one IMO is Goliat at SFOG. People were praising this ride as Nitro of the south amazing airtime but I ran my but up the hill to the front row, and later the back to find very little aritime, very little positive Gs and a whole lot of brakes. The first drop seemed very very small and the second drop had those evil trims which slowed the ride down tremendously for the rest of the ride. I was so diddapointed and actually angry at how these two hailed B&Ms were so overrated.

Whoa, thats pretty weird that you did not experience any airtime on Goliath. Whenever I get on Goliath, there is always ejector airtime on the last three bunny hills.

To me Superman the Escape is the most overrated coaster ever. People made it seem that you will experience the same airtime astronauts feel when they are in space and that you feel like you are going 100 mph. Well..the airtime was not that great and it did not feel like the coaster was going 100 mph when I went. Maybe its the fact that it does not start off with a big blast of speed but rather build its way up.

Also, I know this isn't a coaster, but I thought that Mission: Space was pretty overrated. The G-forces on the ride were not as bad as I thought they would be. When your standing in line, the ride ops make it seem that anything can make you feel disoriented on the ride. I have tried everything that they say will make you disoriented, and I have not been disoriented at all.

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Postby Chris Benvenuto » Sat May 19, 2007 9:15 pm

Dragster @ CP.

I rode it after a 90 minute wait and I was like "That's it?" after riding and that's not a good sign my book, trust me. :wtf:

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Postby DarkMeasures » Sat May 19, 2007 9:54 pm

The Hulk at Islands of Adventure.

Great Ride, but I've ridden much better B&Ms and even better Arrows and Vekomas.

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Postby Goliath513 » Sat May 19, 2007 11:09 pm

Remember Zonga at SFDK?

I remember the hype about it being a "lush jungle themed" looper. Well did they get any of that? NO. It was placed on a giant concrete slab with a crappy station. And just to prove the hype, shortly after it opened, I heard radio advertisements calling it "one of the most extreme and thrilling coasters on the planet." Even a die-hard Schwarzkopf fan wouldn't say that about this. My friend and I rode it in opening week and we had many complaints about it. One, the OTSRs that had been added since it's removal as Texas Tornado at Astroworld, were uncomfortably cramped. The then 5'6" 100 pound me even had a hard time squeezing in. I would have traded those trains for SFMM's Revo's any day. :P Second The ride was extremely rough and it was headbanging from start to finish. I remember having to brace myself every time I rode it. Third, it was always breaking down. During it's last year of operation when I rode it, the train got stuck in the final brake run and a mechanic had to push it out with a wooden board. It also had a problem with getting stuck in the MCBRs. This is an example of what happens when a decent ride is modified to the extent of where it is no longer functional. Enough said.

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Postby kewlcoasterdude » Sun May 20, 2007 10:27 am

Here is my top 10 overrated coasters:
1) Kingda Ka
2) Nitro
3) Medusa
4) Tatsu
5) Scream
6) Goliath
7) Incredible Hulk (Nothing incredible about it!)
8) Sheikra
9) The Raven
10) SuperMan at SFMM (This is the worst coaster ever made. If you call it a coaster!)

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Postby 307 » Sun May 20, 2007 10:59 am

Legend and Raven at Holiday World

There are others but I don't know that I'd consider them "overrated"... Volcano [liked it but had an awful ending], Storm Runner [liked it but it was way too short], Great Bear [interesting but didn't really do much]. But Raven was considered a top three coaster by so many, and I thought it was fun but wasn't top ten worthy. Legend is considered by some to be BETTER than Raven, and I thought that was a really boring, rough coaster with little positive upside.

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Postby sfmmFREAK » Sun May 20, 2007 11:00 am

Space Mountain with the Red Hot Chili Pepers. It was really lame and weird.

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Postby VegasCoaster » Sun May 20, 2007 11:10 am

The Beast at Kings Island is perhaps one of the most boring coasters I have been on, aside from the helix, which was amazing. I found The Fairly Odd Coaster to have more airtime than The Beast. I know the Beast isn't all about airtime, but it just seemed like sitting on a park bench going through the woods. Having said that if they took off the brakes on the ride it would probably be pretty amazing.


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