Most Overrated coaster?

What coaster was super hyped, and became a let down.
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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby wmay » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:19 pm

Does anyone else feel that Helix is just kind of weird and not nearly as fun as it looks? The layout is expansive yet it rides almost like a compact semi-rough Euro Fighter, the launches have no real kick to them, and overall (to me) feels like one of those coasters that are fast and have a lot of show-y elements to them but little enjoyable physics. To be fair I've only ridden it twice so I should probably give it another chance...
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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby JJLehto » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:08 pm

This is surely no biggie here, but the populace loves it: Volcano. All 3 times I've been to KD its underwhelming. Even when I got on with ERT and thus did 3 in a row with no wait, eh.

Alpengeist. OK been a while (2001) but again I found it a bit underwhelming.

This one may hurt but it was simply my personal experience and I think weather may have caused it. I had a great time on Boulder Dash, but I was expecting #1 caliber material from all the massive hype, and it was simply a fun ride that had a bit less air than I expected. Was also like 57 degrees and drizzly, been told cold and rainy makes it run worse. I'd absolutely wanna try again.

On that note: Bizarro at SFNE. This was a case of "too late" for me. Ever since it opened I've heard how it's #1 material and I just never made it up there. When I finally did, have been on Skyrush, I305, Kingda Ka, El Toro. It was great but I think simply wasn't quite up to par with more modern rides, and having experienced those first...
Overrated of course =/= bad as both those are in my top 10 :)
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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby Henry M » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:15 am

Yep, Expedition GeForce is overrated, but not that much. It is still an insane ride and the best and most intense ride I have ever done. I rode it 8 times, mostly in the back. It may be overrated, but the first drop was not, it was spectacular and everything I thought I was going to die! More themeing and a tunnel would make this ride better.
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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby Khat26 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:04 am

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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby Password121 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:11 am

Khat26 wrote:^ This post gave me a migraine.

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I feel like you literally rode it with the only intention of claiming it's overrated. And then you weren't disappointed and still come back and say it's overrated.
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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby Henry M » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:13 am

^ nah, that is not what I meant by that post. It is an incredibly good ride, and so near perfect, but anything with the tag line 'worlds best rollercoaster' can almost always be overrated. It is overrated, but only slightly. I was shocked by how much it did live up to the hype. I spoke to some other enthusiasts the next day at another park, and one said they hated it, and it is up there with their top worst coasters. It depends on what you like, and I really like the ride. However, I did not come off and feel there was nothing better the world of coasters had to offer.
Really glad I rode it, and did not go on wanting it to be overrated, but it just is kind of overrated. Sky scream on the other hand! That needs to go in the other forum! So underrated.
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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby TheCoasterKid211 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:54 am

Henry M wrote:^ nah, that is not what I meant by that post. It is an incredibly good ride, and so near perfect, but anything with the tag line 'worlds best rollercoaster' can almost always be overrated. It is overrated, but only slightly. I was shocked by how much it did live up to the hype. I spoke to some other enthusiasts the next day at another park, and one said they hated it, and it is up there with their top worst coasters. It depends on what you like, and I really like the ride. However, I did not come off and feel there was nothing better the world of coasters had to offer.
Really glad I rode it, and did not go on wanting it to be overrated, but it just is kind of overrated. Sky scream on the other hand! That needs to go in the other forum! So underrated.

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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby Skittles » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:35 am

Though I'm a huge fan of it and don't want to hate on it, Gold Striker gets a bit more attention than it deserves.
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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby boldikus » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:38 pm

Boulder Trash. :lol:

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Re: Most Overrated coaster?

Postby coasterbill » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:46 pm

Even at it's best, Boulder Dash is a great answer to this question. It can deliver great rides (especially at night) but people hype it up to absurd levels.

Personally my vote still goes to X2 though, that ride is absolutely f*cking terrible.

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