I've been on TTD but not KK. KK is taller and faster, but it looks like the OTSR kill the ride. I guess I'm not sure.
devilsrule911 said:They are underrated by coaster enthusiasts. I stand by with what you said that it is just a speed and hill coaster, but they are a fun experience for anyone who rides it and I just feel that people give the ride way too much crap.
When you ride the coaster you will get a rush. They have plenty of force (aside from Kingda Ka's crappy hill) even if it is for a short duration (20 sec.). Yeah, it's way to short to be a top coaster, but it is still an intense ride experience from beginning to end and worth riding every time you go to those parks.
Plus it is unbelievably fun to feel such an acceleration for such a long duration. Yeah, there are better coasters out there, even with a similar layout, but they aren't bad rides (even though they are a huge waste of money).
I don't know about those LIM's but I know for sure that Kingda Ka has a slower spiral than TTD and when I rode it it really went over that hill slowly.
Joey said:I preferred Ka. I only rode them both once each. I rode Ka in the front row, which may be why I think it's better.
They are both a fantastic experience. I urge anyone to wait for front row for them because it's just mind-blowingly wow.
merga74 said:^^What point would you like besides speed and height? Its a ride at an amusement park. What do you want it to do? Slow down and read you an Edgar Allen Poe story? I think something is amiss for knocking the ride so much, yet you havnt been on it AND you throw in there "Im gonna go on it just for the cred". That's bordering on poser territory. Dont go on the ride for a "cred". Go on because you love coasters of all shapes and sizes. You seem to be so worked up and wont stop going on and on about big dicks.
Joey said:I didn't say there was more to them, I said anyone dismissing them for being "just one trick ponies" is missing the point. As in, what the hell is wrong with one trick ponies?
There is nothing inherently wrong with one trick ponies and I think it's hilarious that whilst Oblivion is highly praised, the rocket coasters get so much stick.
My point is Ka and TTD are incredible rides. If they had more to them it wouldn't add anything (a la Xcelerator) and potentially just distract from the greatness of the trick. You don't want to have such an impressive start, then have that erased by a crap ending. That is why people dislike something like, I dunno... PMBO, which has one of the world's best first drops then just doesn't do anything else worth mentioning (for most people anyway, I love it all).
Front row on Ka was amazing. How anyone could not just be blown away by that and jump straight to criticising it like a fine wine is beyond me.