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  1. I completely forgot about the Antique Cars. That's another ride I haven't ridden. I choose to re-ride Vortex instead when the group I was with rode them (a good decision considering I couldn't get back to Ki for a final ride)
  2. I feel the same about The Beast and Batman at Six Flags St Louis.(Though Batman didn't make my top five) I've never worked at an Amusement park like you, but both rides were milestones for me. The Beast was my first intense/wild coaster and after riding it for the first time I felt so much stronger. To this day there is no ride that makes me feel as alive as The Beast does, and I can't say that I don't get nostalgic while looking at my ride photos. I will argue that this coaster help make me the rough rider I am today, and that is one of the many reasons that it is my number one (It's an amazing ride to me, even when I throw my bias to the side) Batman on the other hand was my first Inverted coaster. I was immensely scared of the rides forces. After riding though it became one of my favorite rides and another ride that fills me with deep nostalgia. It has since fallen out of my top five(I don't if it even hits my top twenty), but just climbing up the lift hill gets my memories racing.
  3. Here's my ratings. Please note that I will not give a kiddie coaster over a 5( It's not like I don't think there fun, but they aren't very intense) and that just because I rank a coaster at 5 or lower doesn't mean I think of it as a kiddie coaster/ tame ride. A 5 or below rating can mean two different things depending on the coaster's targeted audience. The Bat/Top Gun: 7/10 Adventure Express: 6/10 Invertigo: 7/10 The Beast: 10/10 (My number 1 at the park) Diamondback: 10/10 (My number 2 at the park) Banshee: 9.5/10 (Tied for my number 3) Mystic Timbers: 9.5/10 (Tied for my number 3) Flight of Fear: 8.5/10 Backlot Stunt Coaster: 6.5/10 The Racers: 6.5/10 Woodstock Express: 5/10 Reptar (I know it has a new name, but it's super long): 4/10 Great Pumpkin Coaster 3/10 (Honestly I'm guessing. I haven't ridden it in years) Defunct Rides Vortex: 8.5/10 (I'd usually rank it lower, but it was actually pretty smooth last season. When it's smooth enough the ride is actually really fun) Firehawk: 5/10 (I actually think the ride was a 7, but the restraints were a bit uncomfortable so it knocked it down a few numbers) Scooby's Ghoster Coaster: 2.5/10 (another guess since I don't remember this coaster and I know I have the credit, but I was very little when I got it)
  4. When the park does open, hopefully in may, I am really looking forward to getting some rides on The Beast. I only got to ride it once last season and it was a bad one. It was really hot and sunny outside and I sat in a wheel seat, so the ride felt like it was going a lot slower then usual. I'd love to get some better rides on it this season, including a night and even a rain ride if I can. I also would like to get some better rides on Banshee as both the rides I was able to get last season were kinda painful.
  5. Other than a few newer kiddie rides, these two rides are the only ones there I haven't ridden. If they are going to upcharge you to get on a ride, then they should upcharge you for something other than a simple carnival ride.
  6. I'm glad I choose not to ride it when we went to Magic Mountain. I had rode Green Lantern earlier that day, and once I saw it was a 4D coaster I instantly turned around. I didn't want to take my chances on it just being a bigger and rougher version of Green Lantern; I wanted to look into it first.
  7. Yeah that's true. I definitely don't think they'll reuse it, but I also have a bad case of wishful thinking.
  8. They should add some flat rides there. KI needs some new flat rides.
  9. Arrow: The Bat B&M: Fury 325 Intamin: Maverick Wooden: The Beast Vekoma: I think I'm split between Invertigo and Firehawk
  10. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they reused some of the footers (and the stairs on the lift) from The Bat for Vortex? It'd be cool if they reused Vortex's footers.
  11. Why did you hate it? I've never ridden it, and all I've heard are awesome reviews, so I'd love to hear a different opinion on it.
  12. That's how I've always felt with older wooden coasters. I was one of the very few people who enjoyed the original Meanstreak. People said the layout was boring, but I always rode it for it's roughness. I think wooden coaster roughness can go well with speed. On The Beast it makes the ride more wild and out of control (unless you ride it when it's to hot and the coaster meanders down the track for most of the ride). That's why I love to ride it in the back of the train (I probably couldn't have done Meanstreak in the back. I have limits). But I still think wooden coasters can also be to rough (see my rant on The Boss above)
  13. I never got the hate hate either. I thought they were fine on coasters like Val Raven or Bluehawk. The only coaster I've had problems with vest restraints on is Banshee. I got a few rough rides on it the last time I visited and the restraints just made it even more painful. But the pain I got on the ride was not the restraints fault.
  14. I think its both. They added it there cause it's The Beast car but they put the blue car next to it to remind us that The Racer has a red and blue side.
  15. Oh, I see it now. The light blue color threw me off a bit.
  16. what ride does the second to last car on the right belong to? I've been staring at it for five minuets now and I can't put my figure on it.
  17. I have riden SV and my top two are The Beast(night or day) followed by Maverick. I like SV but the restraints were to painful for me to consider it a favorite.
  18. Well considering that Vortex has already been demolished now, I guess I pick The Beast. But, I'd probably pick The Beast anyways because it's my #1 coaster and the park's most legendary ride.
  19. Thank You! Its good to see Im not the only one who thinks its bad. I hear so much praise for that ride, but I just can't like it. It has a nice setting but its to rough, and thats coming from the person who got off an SLC for the first time and wanted to run back in line to do it again. I've only been skimming through this comment thread, so sorry if someone did say it, but I'm surprised no one has said Green Lantern at Magic Mountain(soon to be vipere at La Ronde). There are. very few coasters I don't like, but there's only one a completely despise. Hopefully La Ronde has better luck with the thing then Magic Mountain, cause, good god, that ride hurt so bad.
  20. I think this is an awesome way to describe why so many people love The Beast so much! Well said!
  21. I know this thread is about your top 10, but I'd like to share only my top five since I'm not very good at ranking things. 5. Banshee at Kings Island: Even though I got a pretty bad ride the last time I rode it, I still love this ride. It is extremely forceful and I love the feel of the inversions (espescaily that barrel roll at the end) 4. Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa: I love the roar this ride gives. I've never had a rough ride on it and the inversions and setting of this ride is wonderful. My only complaint is the lift hill. When ever I ride this coaster the sun always shines in my eyes all the way up the lift hill. 3. Furry 325 at Carrowinds: This is the last B&M, I swear. This ride has a perfect balance of speed, momentum, and force. It has an awesome drop, interesting elements, and great airtime moments. The treble-clef element is amazing and I'm excited to see that Orion has one too. 2. Maverick at Cedar Point: I see this ride get less attention now days because of Steel Vengeance, and that kind of saddens me. This ride is very well paced and very well laid out. The drop is amazing, but it's just the beginning. Twisting in between the man made rocks, that airtime hill that's parallel to the lake, the fast inversions, the awesome second launch into the helix over the manmade lake, all those things make Maverick a memorable and exhilarating ride. The funniest thing is, when I went to Cedar Point for the first time, I didn't know what the ride was called so I just called it Babby Millenium Force(cause it had a smaller drop then MF and had the same track design). But after ridding Maverick, I think the rode is more intense then MF. 1. The Beast at Kings Island: God, where do I begin and where do I end when talking about this ride. For a ride thays mostly straight tracks and is trimmed to death, it is awsomely unique! I can understand the hate for this ride, because I've had dull slow feeling rides on this ride before. But that's the thing about The Beast. It's very tempermental. You can get a different experience every time you ride this ride. The ride changes depending on the time of day, the temperature, the weather, and what seat you sit in. A front row ride on The Beast has to be the most peaceful experience I've every experienced(you get a nice breeze and a brilliant view of the woods around you), while a ride in the later rows can feel wild and out of control like the ride is dragging you insanely through the layout. Not to mention the night ride or the ride while it's raining/after it gets done raining. I have so many stories from me and my family riding The Beast, like when I pointed at a rabbit I saw and my dad panicked cause "you're supposed to keep your arms and legs in the car" or when my niece was ridding the ride for the first time and her head kept knock into my elbow while I held her hand. She still had a lot of fun and so did I. Anyway, that's my top five. It might change with the addition of Orion and with the more park's I go to.
  22. The only ride that has bruised me up is The Beast, which I love to death. The first time I rode it I rode it near the back and I got a bruise on my leg. My mother, who loves the ride too and has rode it a million times since the 80s, called it a "beast bruise" and said that she got them a lot after riding The Beast. We always have a good laugh when one of us gets a little busted up on The Beast and I still have a pic of me in front of The Beast sign with my injury. p.s R.I.P Firehawk
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