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Snoo

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No.. you're a spammer. Completely different.




AS FOR THE TOPIC.. I'd throw Hydra out there too.. as it is a bit rough and too short when I expect so much more. Of course.. it is a floorless. Kraken as well if we are throwing those out.. as that was complete and utter ****.
 
Not the MOST disappointing, but Afterburn was kinda meh for me. The inversion after the initial loop was cool, but besides that it was not very memorable. It certainly wasn't better then Alpengeist, not even by a long shot.
 

Thekingin64

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The most dissapointing ride for me is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Alton Towers or The buffalo coaster at DMP. For Charlie, It looks very impressive on the outside but inside is a very slow and boring boat ride and a very shaky simulator at the end. The highlight of the ride for me is looking into a mirror and thinking there's another boat there when it's just your's.

The buffalo coaster at DMP had a huge queue when I went on it and I got on it wih big expectations from this very site that it was going to be good but in fact it was ****. Slow, Short, Boring.
 

gavin

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^Why would you ever get the impression that it was going to be good?

You can see how crap it is before you get on the bloody thing.
 

Inverse

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Thekingin64 said:
The buffalo coaster at DMP had a huge queue when I went on it and I got on it wih big expectations from this very site that it was going to be good but in fact it was ****. Slow, Short, Boring.
Lol. Yeah Coasterforce, damn you and your misleading recommendations!

Think of the amount of disappointed kids went home crying after riding that turtle ride (or whatever the hell is was) that was rated 10 on here for months!

(P.S. I can't be the only one who thinks "Your mum" whenever this topic title appears in the most recent posts list on the home page, can I?)
 

Xpress

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Inverse said:
(P.S. I can't be the only one who thinks "Your mum" whenever this topic title appears in the most recent posts list on the home page, can I?)
That goes without saying :lol:
 

ECG

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SnooSnoo said:
I'd throw Hydra out there too.. as it is a bit rough and too short when I expect so much more. Of course.. it is a floorless. Kraken as well if we are throwing those out.. as that was complete and utter
I agree 100% with Hydra, but Kraken isn't anywhere near as bad. Sure, it isn't as great as I expected but still a good ride & I definitely wasn't disappointed.
And going by furie's post, Shivering Timbers still remains as my only disappointing ride. I just expected so much more & it didn't come close, but then nothing at MA is worth mentioning.
 

Snoo

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^From all the things I've heard about the ride.. it was a pure shame how boring, rough, and just lame the ride was.
 

Thekingin64

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Martyn B said:
LOL, big expectations from the Buffalo *powered kiddie* Coaster?
gavin said:
^Why would you ever get the impression that it was going to be good?

You can see how crap it is before you get on the bloody thing.
Well, I Just thought it was going to be a lot better than it was and also considering that due to a disability pass, I got up the exit so didn't really have a good look at the coaster first.
 

Inverse

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Thekingin64 said:
The buffalo coaster at DMP had a huge queue when I went on it...
Not that that bothered you...

Thekingin64 said:
...due to a disability pass, I got up the exit so didn't really have a good look at the coaster first.
Can I suggest if the coaster is small enough that it's hard to see, it's not great?
 

Thekingin64

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^ Well I like to try and have a look at the course before I go on a coaster and I didn't get a good look at this coaster and when I said about the huge queue, it was at the exit as loads of other disabled people wanted to try and get on aswell. Also, The exit queue was hardly moving so I probably spent more in that than I would have in the Normal queue, and that was pretty big aswell.
 

El Patricko

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Come on folks you can all see the elephant in the room!

Shockwave at Drayton Manor, it looks like a good crack but after riding it i felt cheated i mean the thing is criminally awfull! :--D

I know this one i will proceed to mention has the coaster community divided: Collosuss at thorpe park.

I can't stand it!

Although i would say that the most consistantly underrated coaster is the "Bat coaster" made by pinfari! you get a lot of bang for your buck, and you don't always come off with a fatal injury.
 

metalhead7

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Lightning Racer at Hershey Park, it wasn't a BAD ride, but people made it seem like it was this amazing wood coaster, but i thought it wasn't nearly as fun as Comet and The Wildcat
 
Th13teen at Alton Towers!

It's not bad as a family coaster, but the marketing suggested that Th13teen was going to be the world's scariest roller coaster.

I went on it with the wrong expectations, and as a result, found it mediocre :doubt:
 

Lofty

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You're not the only one, a lot of people on this website will agree with you on that count, although, I enjoy it every time I ride. This is proof that marketing and promotion can be done 'Too well', in a way. Good on Morwenna, she got it publicity and got a LOT of people going to the park to ride it, although, not so good on her because she dug her own grave and forced herself out of Alton Towers.
 

Ian

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-lofty- said:
Good on Morwenna, she got it publicity and got a LOT of people going to the park to ride it, although, not so good on her because she dug her own grave and forced herself out of Alton Towers.
Without wanting to change the subject too much, but did the mis-marketing of Thirteen actually play a part in her leaving?
 

Lofty

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^ From what I've heard it did. Apparently, because of the bad representation she was getting from this and also the Scarefest Clown Protest, she had no choice but to end it. There was several reasonings, this being one of them, also the fact she got offered a better (higher up in the company) job at a different attraction in Manchester (Chill Factor-e). This is what I was informed of anyway, not from an Enthusiast, but rather someone from The Towers themselves.
 
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