Hi guys. By this point, I'd imagine most of us have experienced a number of different types of coaster train, so I'd be interested to know; which ones are your favourites and least favourites in terms of comfort and how much you enjoy riding in them? For me, it would go something like this:
- B&M hyper trains - Fantastic! So spacious, so comfortable, and they just further enhanced my enjoyment of an already outstanding ride when I rode Mako! These trains are perfect, if you ask me; if I'd designed them myself, there's nothing I would have done differently!
- Mack megacoaster trains - As with the B&M hyper trains above, these are fantastic and feel really well designed! Very roomy with comfortable seats and plenty of restraint freedom. For any coaster that inverts, these are pretty much perfect trains, in my opinion!
- Pinfari trains - I've only ever experienced these on Creepy Crawler at Oakwood, and I must say, they weren't particularly comfortable trains to ride in from my perspective. I don't know whether height impacts this or not, but I'm not particularly tall and didn't find there to be an awful lot of legroom; I bashed my knee very hard on the front of the car when the ride hit the brake run, and that was on a fairly slow ride!
- Grand National's PTC trains - Now, I'm not sure if there's much inherently wrong with these trains, but I didn't find them very comfortable to ride in. I wasn't a massive fan of the hard seat divider that you got bashed into around every corner, which was made worse by the fact that the ride is incredibly rough to begin with. I suppose I shouldn't really criticise them, though, as an 80 year old woodie can only be so comfortable!
- Space Mountain's cars at Magic Kingdom - Again, for the compact nature of the ride, there's not much inherently wrong with these, but I found the riding position slightly uncomfortable due to how low you were seated and due to the way your legs straddled the seat in front; my back and legs hurt a little bit coming off.