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What Is The Most Overrated Roller Coaster?

CookieCoasters

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I would agree that Kumba is overrated. I find it one of the rougher B&M coasters and tbh I didn't find it to be particularly forceful compared to most of them. I would say Dragon Khan better fits the descriptions that people give Kumba considerably better, but even that is still a bit rough.

Revenge of the Mummy is another one. I never find it very memorable and although the theming is great, I think it is just a bit average. Van Helsings Factory is definitely better IMO.

Finally, pretty much all the major Schwarzkopf coasters I've ridden, expect for Jetline (i.e. Lisbergbanan, Olympia Looping, Alpina Bahn etc). They're all decent, but I can never understand why people rave about them so much. Especially the Lisebergbanan. The fact that people say it is better than Balder astounds me. It's slow, forceless and has basically no airtime, so I don't understand the love for it.

CoasterCrazy said:
I'd like to commit a deadly sin and say that I thought Montu to be quite average.
A deadly sin in an understatement of what you have just committed :)
 

CoasterCrazy

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CookieCoasters said:
CoasterCrazy said:
I'd like to commit a deadly sin and say that I thought Montu to be quite average.
A deadly sin in an understatement of what you have just committed :)
Yes, yes it is :wink: ... one of the many reasons I feel a need to reride it at some point in the future! You're right about ROTM too. The incredible theming attempts to, but cannot detract from an otherwise small, weak and in some places rough ride experience.
 

CookieCoasters

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I got a new one for me, KINGDA KA!!! It is even overrated by the people who say it is just meh. It is so rough (even the front row ain't that pleasant), that I just found unpleasant and disappointing. Tbh i'm not sure I'd ever ride it again.
 

Colossus

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CookieCoasters said:
I got a new one for me, KINGDA KA!!! It is even overrated by the people who say it is just meh. It is so rough (even the front row ain't that pleasant), that I just found unpleasant and disappointing. Tbh i'm not sure I'd ever ride it again.

Yeah I'll agree with that, I was quite underwhelmed by the whole experience, again, also very uncomfortable.
 

jj23w

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Saw the ride is too overrated its one them things where after the inside section it gets rough and boring making it mediocre.
 

CanobieFanatic

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Colossus said:
CookieCoasters said:
I got a new one for me, KINGDA KA!!! It is even overrated by the people who say it is just meh. It is so rough (even the front row ain't that pleasant), that I just found unpleasant and disappointing. Tbh i'm not sure I'd ever ride it again.

Yeah I'll agree with that, I was quite underwhelmed by the whole experience, again, also very uncomfortable.
I actually like Kingda Ka. It's quite a fun ride and the launch is great.
 

CookieCoasters

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CanobieFanatic said:
Colossus said:
CookieCoasters said:
I got a new one for me, KINGDA KA!!! It is even overrated by the people who say it is just meh. It is so rough (even the front row ain't that pleasant), that I just found unpleasant and disappointing. Tbh i'm not sure I'd ever ride it again.

Yeah I'll agree with that, I was quite underwhelmed by the whole experience, again, also very uncomfortable.
I actually like Kingda Ka. It's quite a fun ride and the launch is great.
I just couldn't see the fun in it. The launch started off good until the end, when the whole bloody track seemed to vibrate like crazy. Personally i find smaller versions like Stealth and Xcelerator much more fun and re-rideable.
 

Jason Voorhees

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Manta is kind of boring after the pretzel loop. I also thought laying on my restraint was very uncomfortable. The only reason it barely makes my top 10 is because I guess I kinda liked the experience of "flying". Once I go to BGT in December and ride their coasters I'll probably rank it as ****.
 

MouseAT

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Balder.

I knew it couldn't deliver the sort of sustained ejector you get from the bigger Intamins, but I was at least expecting something along the lines of a Mega Lite. Instead, it failed to eject me from the seat on the early hills where it had a chance to sustain a bit of airtime, and then had ridiculously short bursts of ejector later in the ride which were there and gone before you could enjoy them.
 

Darren B

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El Toro (SFGAdv).

I was expecting it to be Colossos. But better. It really wasn't. The first drop is fantastic, especially at the back but then the ride becomes a little plain. The 3 major airtime hills have some incredible ejector but there doesn't seem to be any grace in them. The beautiful thing about Colossos (and Balder) is that they give you a lovely pop of airtime before you float back into your seat, El Toro doesn't deliver that, or at least it didn't for me in June.

Now don't get me wrong, it's still in my top 10 wood purely for the fantastic ejector it delivers, but it'll lose it's place fairly soon for failing to deliver the whole package it's European counterparts do.

Special mentions to;

Nemesis - Probably the best coaster in the UK, but that isn't saying much. It's a really good ride, but not the world beater it's claimed to be. Banshee is a far better Invert IMO.

Grand National - It's the worst coaster of the 402 I've ridden.

Swarm - The Thorpe fanboys cream all over this ride. They really need to grow some ambition and leave the UK. It's massively overrated, but I'll give it due, it's fun.

Millennium Force - Yeah, it's a good coaster with a really good first drop and it does keeps up a good pace throughout. But, best coaster in the world? It's really not. It's not even the best coaster at Cedar Point.
 

Ben

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^Agreed on El Toro - it's ridiculous how over-rated it is. The hills are awesome, all three of them, but that's it. There's nothing else to it that's remotely decent. It's by far the worst of the Intamin woodies I've done. Balder is incredible, shush Mouse.

In terms of over-rated, can we please talk about Megafobia. What the actual Hell, it's really, really bad. Not even one redeeming feature. It's not the best Woodie in the UK, Wild Mouse and Big Dipper are both better, and Grand National is on a par. It's like Zeus, which is also painfully over-rated. Get out of the UK and ride better Wood people. Go to Sweden, there's amazing wood there <3

Nemesis, obviously. Not the best B&M in the park, not the best Invert in the country.

I also found Xcelerator to be quite over-rated, it's only better than Stealth because the restraints are good, the actual layout is boring and it's a really terrible pink colour now.
 

AquaTrax

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Jason Voorhees said:
Manta is kind of boring after the pretzel loop. I also thought laying on my restraint was very uncomfortable. The only reason it barely makes my top 10 is because I guess I kinda liked the experience of "flying". Once I go to BGT in December and ride their coasters I'll probably rank it as ****.
I agree, not as good as everyone says it is. Our opinions are pretty similar. :)
 

jj23w

Member
Because your the same person Jesus. Even though Darren said that swarm is overrated I beg to differ and say saw.
 

CookieCoasters

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^ Pretty much nobody likes Saw, so it ain't overrated really. I'm not a Thorpe Fan boy, but I actually think Swarm is quite fab.

On my mind at the moment for overrated-ness is The Ultimate. How can anyone enjoy that piece of ****?
 

jj23w

Member
No I mean like people overhyped it when I rode it this year I hated it. Ah there are some people that love it.
 

Edward M

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I am very glad to see other people share my opinion of El Toro. Just so overrated. I really loved the first 3 hills as well as the insane hill over Rolling Thunder, but I just didn't find the overall ride nearly as impressive as everyone says. It is still in the top 10, but I feel it is far, far from the best wooden roller coaster in the world.
 

cjbrandy

Member
CookieCoasters said:
^ Pretty much nobody likes Saw
Except me :wink:

The indoor part has a fab drop and great inline twist over a dead body although it would be better if the ride was indoors until the start of the lift. The outdoor part is fairly good in my opinion with 3 solid moments of airtime (drop, hill and drop of mcbr) although the Immelmann and dive loop are nothing to rave about.

The coaster I think is becoming slightly overrated now is Nemesis. It's a great one of a kind layout but I would bet money that I would enjoy Montu, Oziris, Banshee, Pyrenees and Katun more. Maybe I'll change my mind if I'm ever fortunate enough to have a night ride on the back right.
 

jj23w

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I give it that it's top 10 because my count is low. As I have said I like saw its just after the drop it loses momentum and then gets headbangy.
 

jayjay

Active Member
I've got a few. Bear in mind the Florida picks are based on memories from 7 years ago.

Grand National - unlike some of Blackpool's other woodies, I really dislike this ride. The way the train hits the bottom of the drops, transferring the shock directly and painfully up your spine means I really can't enjoy it.

The Swarm - I read lots of CF reviews before going. "It's amazing, the UK has finally built a great coaster." I went and it was... Okay. I'd rate it as the weakest of Thorpe's "big" rides.

Big Thunder Mountain (Railroad) - both Paris and Orlando versions. They just didn't excite me at all. The Paris version at least had the tunnel sections, which were decent, but you had no way to gauge speed because it was too dark.

Shiekra - only rode it once but everything felt really drawn out and forceless. I guess it's because you can't take tight inversions too quickly on account of the wide trains (possibly why I didn't particularly rate Swarm). I'm actually more inclined to highly rate Oblivion because it's got so much more focus on the drop that the ride experience doesn't feel diluted.

Kraken - I felt really disappointed by what is a huge B&M looper. The forces just weren't there. Then a few days later we did Kumba which blew Kraken out of the water.
 

caffeine_demon

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Darren B said:
Grand National - It's the worst coaster of the 402 I've ridden.
Strange how Nash seems to divide opinion - personally I love it - even though it beats you up a fair bit, I still find it awesome fun!
 
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