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What are some coasters that every enthusiast MUST ride?

JacobTheCoasterhead JacobTheCoasterhead Profile

Posted:
7/27/17 at
12:53:25 PM

As an enthusiast with only 47 credits as of this writing, I wold like to know some roller coasters that I absolutely must ride before I die.

Re: What are some coasters that every enthusiast MUST ride? by frontrow frontrow Profile at 7/27/17 3:02:15 PM
As enthusiasts we all have different tastes in coasters that we like. I travel North America to different parks with my kids. I have ridden 420 different coasters and my kids have ridden 355 different coasters in The US and Canada. Here is a list of my top 10 favorite wooden and steel coasters.

Wooden
1) Lightning Rod/ Dollywood
2) El Toro/ Six Flags Great Adventure
3) Outlaw Run/ Silver Dollar City
4) Boulder Dash/ Lake Compounce
5) Voyage/ Holiday World
6) Goliath/ Six Flags Great America
7) Ravine Flyer II/ Waldameer
8) Phoenix/ Knoebels
9) Mystic Timbers/ Kings Island
10) Rampage/ Alabama's Adventure
Note: Hades at Mount Olympus would have come in at #7, but I only ridden it in its original form. They have converted it into Hades 360. I haven't ridden it since the conversion, therefore I cannot properly rank it. The original form of Hades was top 10 wooden coaster quality.

Steel
1) Intimidator 305/ Kings Dominion
2) Skyrush/ Hershey Park
3) Superman/ Six Flags New England
4) Storm Chaser/ Kentucky Kingdom
5) Maverick/ Cedar Point
6) Wicked Cyclone/ Six Flags New England
7) Fury 325/ Carowinds
8) Behemoth/ Canada's Wonderland
9) Lightning Run/ Kentucky Kingdom
10) Titan/ Six Flags Over Texas

Now if you would ask my kids for their top 10, it would probably be much different from mine. My advice is to check out the internet and YouTube videos.

Re: What are some coasters that every enthusiast MUST ride? by lawrencek1798 at 8/30/17 9:52:55 PM
JacobTheCoasterhead said:

As an enthusiast with only 47 credits as of this writing, I wold like to know some roller coasters that I absolutely must ride before I die.

i have to say a ride that you have to experince is the boss at six flags saint louis.this woodie rollercoaster is a old and a classic that was built in the park since the beginning and was rated number one rollercoaster in 2012.And if you want more than thrill ride it at the saint louis october fright fest at night. at this time all lights are turned off on the boss and special weights are added to make he train gain more speed down the hills so that is a rollercoaster you have to ride before you die

Re: What are some coasters that every enthusiast MUST ride? by SirWillow SirWillow Profile at 9/4/17 10:46:58 AM
lawrencek1798 said:

JacobTheCoasterhead said:

As an enthusiast with only 47 credits as of this writing, I wold like to know some roller coasters that I absolutely must ride before I die.

i have to say a ride that you have to experince is the boss at six flags saint louis.this woodie rollercoaster is a old and a classic that was built in the park since the beginning and was rated number one rollercoaster in 2012.And if you want more than thrill ride it at the saint louis october fright fest at night. at this time all lights are turned off on the boss and special weights are added to make he train gain more speed down the hills so that is a rollercoaster you have to ride before you die

The way the Boss has been running the last couple of years, it would likely be the last coaster ride he ever took. it's been terribly, horribly rough and in very bad need of work. It is nowhere close to what it was in years past.

I loved my rides on the Boss back in 2006. Now it's absolutely unrideable.

Re: What are some coasters that every enthusiast MUST ride? by Frontrider Frontrider Profile at 9/5/17 10:40:54 PM
I don't know, I got about 30 very satisfying laps on the Boss on my most recent 3-day weekend visit to SFStL during Halloween season 2016, and loved every one; but I admit I seem to be very tolerant/oblivious to wooden "roughness" compared to most. I have another appointment to see the Boss in a few weeks.

To answer the original question, I would say Voyage, Voyage, and Voyage!

And also Boulderdash, Ghostrider, Rampage, Boardwalk Bullet, Boss, Legend, Raven, Mine Blower, and just about anything by Gravity Group/CCI.

And any Beemer hyper.

PS. Sir Willow, I have really warmed up to Outlaw Run. I admit my first impressions of the ride a few years ago may have been a little harsh, and perhaps skewed by a bad experience with both stapling and those shin bars (which don't seem as restrictive as they once were). Thank you for showing me how to set the bar (with that line on the side) to make sure that it is no tighter than it needs to be, since there are no "clicks" that you can count. I'd still love to try it with roomier PTCs, though :)

* This post was modified at 9/5/17 10:46:41 PM *

"If it isn't wood, it's not as good!"
Favorite wood and overall favorite - Voyage, Holiday World. Favorite steel - Any B&M hyper
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