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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #50 on: November 28, 2022, 02:37:19 AM »



The Super Dooper Looper and Comet at Hersheypark have both provided relatives and friends of mine with infamous moments. My dad and brothers got stuck at the end of the Looper (my mom and I had sat it out after riding it once, but they couldn't stop riding it that day), and one of my classmates told me a story about throwing up after riding the Comet once.

I don't go on upside down rides.
Not sure that your opinion on roller coasters is well-founded, then.

The best ones don't go upside down. Ones over 200 feet usually don't have inversions. Loops are the Pennsylvania Turnpike of rides for me.
At this point, your experience is so limited that  your opinion has no broad application.

A healthier perspective for you would be: "I really liked Fury 325 and look forward to riding more costers to see if the rankings are right.  Someday, I'll start going upside-down..."

I mean, my son loved Gemini at Cedar Point and rode it a bunch of times (great coaster), but he's not so naive to say it's the absolute best one in the world, since he knows there are a ton he hasn't ridden.


Quite frankly there aren't any rides with better specs. All the rides with higher height and speed specs are launched and last around 30 seconds.

As shown in this video even the most popular coaster enthusiasts who have ridden thousands of coasters throughout the world think this is the best one.

Right, but they have experience and you don't.  And, given your strict preferences, it's highly likely there is another coaster out there that could please you more.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #51 on: November 28, 2022, 10:02:37 AM »

We'll see. As I said I get bored with most rollercoasters after 4-5 times riding it, but this one I literally rode for 12 hours straight and it was still fun by the end of the day. By the 2nd day of the trip it got a little boring. Line pass was worth the money for this one.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #52 on: November 28, 2022, 12:23:57 PM »

Fury 325 is awesome, my second favorite coaster I've been on. For a totally different take on the giga coaster concept, try Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion, focuses on positive Gs and quick transitions instead of larger elements and airtime (it's #4 in my rankings). My favorite is Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point.

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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #53 on: November 28, 2022, 01:10:46 PM »

Yep, steel vengeance often comes in at #2 or #3 in the golden ticket awards. Looks very fun but I wouldn't want to go upside down so..
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #54 on: November 28, 2022, 02:22:16 PM »

My favorite coasters of all time are probably the Superman and Wonder Woman coasters at Six Flags Over Texas. Man, that was a fun day...

If you're talking about Superman: Tower of Power, that is not a coaster per say, it's a 325-ft tall launched tower.

My favorite coaster is the Titan at that same park.  The Titan combines the gliding sensation in the first three drops and G-forces in the pair of helixes.
Whoops, I meant Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #55 on: November 28, 2022, 04:35:32 PM »

We'll see. As I said I get bored with most rollercoasters after 4-5 times riding it, but this one I literally rode for 12 hours straight and it was still fun by the end of the day. By the 2nd day of the trip it got a little boring. Line pass was worth the money for this one.
You haven't ridden enough roller coasters to say you get bored with most of them.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #56 on: November 28, 2022, 04:38:03 PM »

Fury 325 is awesome, my second favorite coaster I've been on. For a totally different take on the giga coaster concept, try Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion, focuses on positive Gs and quick transitions instead of larger elements and airtime (it's #4 in my rankings). My favorite is Steel Vengeance at Cedar Point.
Steel Vengeance is a great coaster.  Love RMCs, myself.  Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England is an incredible conversion of the old classic Cyclone, with neat hang time elements.  My father and brother didn't like the lap/ankle harness, though.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2022, 05:54:42 PM »

We'll see. As I said I get bored with most rollercoasters after 4-5 times riding it, but this one I literally rode for 12 hours straight and it was still fun by the end of the day. By the 2nd day of the trip it got a little boring. Line pass was worth the money for this one.
You haven't ridden enough roller coasters to say you get bored with most of them.

Probably because I refuse to go upside down ones which limits my choices alot. I wonder why people want those elements anyway. Being upside down is disorienting and unpleasant compared to other extreme elements. And that's not just me btw, many people are afraid of looping rides specifically but not ohmther massive coasters, or at least find that circular motion more sickening than thrilling. Do you even feel like you are upside down on looping rollercoasters?
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #58 on: November 28, 2022, 06:03:28 PM »

No you donít and thatís why we ride them.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #59 on: November 28, 2022, 06:05:56 PM »

Depends on the shape of the loop I guess. If the centripetal force is strong enough you would feel like you are sitting upright, but if it the loop is taken more slowly, you will get "hang time", dangling there and feel like you are actually flipping over. It's not the fear of falling out for me, it is just the sickening motion.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #60 on: November 28, 2022, 06:28:08 PM »

The Sidewinder in Hersheypark is one you feel the force of gravity on you while looping in reverse.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2022, 06:52:35 PM »

We'll see. As I said I get bored with most rollercoasters after 4-5 times riding it, but this one I literally rode for 12 hours straight and it was still fun by the end of the day. By the 2nd day of the trip it got a little boring. Line pass was worth the money for this one.
You haven't ridden enough roller coasters to say you get bored with most of them.

Probably because I refuse to go upside down ones which limits my choices alot. I wonder why people want those elements anyway. Being upside down is disorienting and unpleasant compared to other extreme elements. And that's not just me btw, many people are afraid of looping rides specifically but not ohmther massive coasters, or at least find that circular motion more sickening than thrilling. Do you even feel like you are upside down on looping rollercoasters?

You're rationalizing your own fears by an inaccurate perception of coasters' popularity.

It's okay to afraid of them in your own right.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #62 on: November 30, 2022, 04:19:23 PM »

I thought of a great thrill ride. A virtual rollercoaster that has these electromagnetic helicopters that try to pick you off the track as the rollercoaster simulates a runaway tractor trailer running wild.  Then to add to it your virtual ride comes equipped with a graphing hook so you stop the ride at anytime.

Howís that for a coaster.  Better than the Penn Turnpike.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #63 on: November 30, 2022, 04:24:52 PM »

You guys need to ride Fury325 to see what I am talking about. It is unlike other coasters.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #64 on: December 01, 2022, 03:04:41 PM »

I remember Rolling Thunder, back before it was removed from Six Flags Great America.  It had bobsled sections, wherein the cars slid along a chute rather than being on a track.

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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2022, 04:36:55 PM »

This thread reminds me we need an AAroads themed theme park
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #66 on: December 04, 2022, 07:53:34 AM »


1st video really shows the insanity of the launch

2nd video, on ride footage is around 4:20, with speedometer and all.

This rollercoaster had to be closed due to a number of riders supposedly breaking bones during this insane launch. 112 mph in less than 1.6 seconds. And it's not like the riders are wearing G suits or anything.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #67 on: December 06, 2022, 04:37:12 AM »

I like the Sidewinder in Hersheypark. Short shuttle coaster, but a thrill for the back and forth through two loops and one twist.


Similar rides were in both Ocean City, MD and Wildwood, NJ that featured same exact layout.

Edit: Sidewinder now is renamed The Jolly Rancher Remix.

I’m guessing Jolly Rancher candies is now part of the great Hershey Chocolate Brands hence the latest name.

https://goo.gl/maps/yHg7VVpXy7hn58TSA
Here is a look at the one in Ocean City, MD.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #68 on: December 06, 2022, 06:52:59 AM »

I like the Sidewinder in Hersheypark. Short shuttle coaster, but a thrill for the back and forth through two loops and one twist.


Similar rides were in both Ocean City, MD and Wildwood, NJ that featured same exact layout.

Edit: Sidewinder now is renamed The Jolly Rancher Remix.

Iím guessing Jolly Rancher candies is now part of the great Hershey Chocolate Brands hence the latest name.

https://goo.gl/maps/yHg7VVpXy7hn58TSA
Here is a look at the one in Ocean City, MD.
Heh.  Very common ride.  Every park worth its salt has one of these cheaply and mass manufactured rides.

Weird thing is the enthusiast community looks down on them because of how common they are.  If people enjoy them, I don't see the problem.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #69 on: December 06, 2022, 08:25:04 AM »

I like the Beast in Kings Island.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #70 on: December 06, 2022, 08:34:05 AM »

Isn't that hershey park one called "SuperDooperLooper", cause I know exactly which one you're talking about, it's one of those boomerang coasters that lifts you both foward and backward? Maybe they changed the name?
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #71 on: December 06, 2022, 08:41:39 AM »

No Super Dooper Looper is a one direction full ride.
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #72 on: December 06, 2022, 08:51:41 AM »

Oh you're right. It has 1 inversion...so they should probably switch the names of those two LOL
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Re: Thrilling Rollercoasters
« Reply #73 on: December 15, 2022, 04:14:25 PM »

How many rollercoaster tickets can $29,000 get you?
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