For traditional towers, Detonator is horribly intense. The drop is so sharp and sudden that it always catches me off guard, especially as it really shoots you down.
Overall favourite though? Ikaros. Whilst it may be forceless, the sheer height of the tower and the tilting really makes it a...
Ehh might as well
First: Thirteen (66)
Best: Taron (1)
Worst: Insane (77 or however many coasters I'm on now- regardless, it's at the bottom)
First/Best: Wodan (2)
Worst: Joris en de Draak (Vuur)
First: Air (26)
Best: Nemesis (3)
Worst: Silver Star (35)
I haven't visited a huuuge amount of places, but the top five or so are really special in my humble opinion.
1. Efteling Spent two days here last spring and wow, what a park! Everything here is just so damn good. Sure, the rides may not be hugely intense, but they all boast so much character...
I think it really depends on the individual and what their fear threshold is like. I don't scare easily but there's almost certainly some extreme attractions (including that one that we won't mention) that would probably be too much- but I'm yet to find anything so intense that I've had to leave...
Great report! Was actually doing the same trip as you but just offset by a day, although I'm sure we probably crossed paths without knowing at Liseberg on the Sunday! Somewhat glad to hear that my views on Liseberg are similar- lovely place, but because Helix was shut, we can't really judge it...
Jugdging on my current count and with my current plans for the next few years, I'm considering trying to Big Thunder Mountain at DLP as my 100th. It may not be the biggest ride in the world, but if I also tried to make it my first ever Disney ride, it'd be nice and symbolic. Or I could make it...
Shambhala doesn't particulary interest me that much. Sure, it looks great, but I've heard some horror stories about PortAventura (and I literally melt in anything above 20 degrees so going to Spain would be an endurance test!).
Then a controversial opinion is less of one particular ride, but...
I'm all for shows and roaming characters in parks. I fondly remember strolling through Phantasialand and seeing a random little stunt show- was a nice distraction that added a little to our day. I haven't seen many park shows (purely because most of the UK ones are based at little kiddies) but I...
First thing that springs to mind is Chessington's Vampire with the full theatricality of the ride. Other suggestions are other UK rides such as The Haunted House, Bubbleworks etc. before they were botched to death!
We rode on the front but I was riding with someone considerably larger so the restraint did nothing (which could be a good thing depending on who you are). Just found it to be far too uncomfortable to warrant rerides.
This year was far more successful than last.
New Creds: 26
New Parks: 4 (Efteling, Toverland, Phantasialand and Blackpool)
Best new cred: Taron. Speaks for itself.
Worst new cred: Colorado Adventure, the jittery little bugger.
Biggest surprise cred: Probably Wicker Man, was expecting it to be a...