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Old 11-26-2012, 12:52 AM   #1
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What is the worst roller coaster you ever rode

Hey there. Here's a question for ya. What was the worst Roller Coaster you ever rode on. For me it was the Son of Beast at Kings Island in Ohio. I blacked out twice on that ride, plus. The car was way too tight no leg room at all
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:44 AM   #2
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I think Son of the Beast is now closed. The one I really couldn't stand was the Beast. It was too rough, slammed my head around, and I ended up with a nasty headache for hours afterward. I stopped riding it years ago.
Now, Diamondback (also a KI ride) is amazing. So smooth and an absolute blast if you let go of your fear, stop holding on, and allow g-forces and gravity to lift you in and out of your seat on all the hills.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:59 AM   #3
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gonna give it a shot!
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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The one at the NY NY Hotel in Las Vegas, we were bounced around like rag dolls.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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At Carowinds in NC there is a wooden coaster called called "The Hurler". I swear it feels like my insides are being rearranged while that thing flings me around.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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Busch Gardens Williamsburg had built a coaster called Drachenfire at one time. I LOVE coasters, but that was one that I thought might genuinely injure me. I rode it alone, so nobody to compare notes with. I thought maybe it was just me. Next time we were there, it was gone. Evidently, it wasn't just me!

Most recently...Hersheypark built a new coaster called Sky Rush. It has the potential to be the BEST coaster ever. However, there was something seriously wrong with the restraint system. I thought my thighs would snap, no lie. The bar came down in the center of my thigh. The minimal restraint is cool because the airtime is amazing. You can only hold on to your lap bar, and there lies part of the problem. The placement of the bar along with the fact that it TIGHTENED through the course of the ride (due to holding on to it) meant that every time I got air, I would be forced UP while being VERY tightly gripped DOWN mid-thigh. I was seriously afraid my legs would break (trust me, I'm not a whiner about coasters either!) By the end of the ride, my legs were vice gripped. I really hope they fix the restraints on that one because the coaster itself is incredible.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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At Carowinds in NC there is a wooden coaster called called "The Hurler". I swear it feels like my insides are being rearranged while that thing flings me around.
I haven't set my butt down on that thing in years for that very reason. The last time I rode it I ended up with a migraine about 30 minutes later. Coincidence? Maybe. But I doubt it, with the way that thing threw me around.

Almost as bad is Thunder Road, also at Carowinds. I've only really noticed it last year and this, but it is also getting to be a very rough ride, and I do not enjoy it much anymore. By the end of summer, even my kids had enough of it.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:43 AM   #8
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At Carowinds in NC there is a wooden coaster called called "The Hurler". I swear it feels like my insides are being rearranged while that thing flings me around.
I agree. I hate The Hurler. Last time I rode Thunder Road it was just about as bad.
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At Carowinds in NC there is a wooden coaster called called "The Hurler". I swear it feels like my insides are being rearranged while that thing flings me around.
I've been on that one, it's very bumpy and jerks you around a lot.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #10
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The one at the NY NY Hotel in Las Vegas, we were bounced around like rag dolls.
I had bruises on the inside of my arms from my wrists to my armpits from this stupid ride. Hello, steel rollercoasters should be smooth!!

The worst, however, was that Knott's Berry Farm monstrosity... I think it's "Ghost Rider" or something like that. I literally felt like I had been mugged once I got off the ride. Like, someone had punched me in the stomach dozens of times.

I hate wooden coasters. :-p
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I had bruises on the inside of my arms from my wrists to my armpits from this stupid ride. Hello, steel rollercoasters should be smooth!!

The worst, however, was that Knott's Berry Farm monstrosity... I think it's "Ghost Rider" or something like that. I literally felt like I had been mugged once I got off the ride. Like, someone had punched me in the stomach dozens of times.

I hate wooden coasters. :-p
For both my DH and I as well, the ghost rider was the worst coaster we have ever rode. I can truly say that neither of us will ever ride it again.
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I had bruises on the inside of my arms from my wrists to my armpits from this stupid ride. Hello, steel rollercoasters should be smooth!!

The worst, however, was that Knott's Berry Farm monstrosity... I think it's "Ghost Rider" or something like that. I literally felt like I had been mugged once I got off the ride. Like, someone had punched me in the stomach dozens of times.

I hate wooden coasters. :-p


I was going to say this one as well. I LOVE coasters of all types, and this was the first one I rode that I just felt unsafe while riding. It was the opposite of thrilling and fun.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:14 PM   #13
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I had bruises on the inside of my arms from my wrists to my armpits from this stupid ride. Hello, steel rollercoasters should be smooth!!

The worst, however, was that Knott's Berry Farm monstrosity... I think it's "Ghost Rider" or something like that. I literally felt like I had been mugged once I got off the ride. Like, someone had punched me in the stomach dozens of times.

I hate wooden coasters. :-p
The Coaster at NY NY Casino in Vegas must have gotten worse. I remember riding it when it was fairly new, like a year or 2 old and thought it was great, I remember it being smooth and fun, so it must have gotten more jerky as the years went on. I know that does happen.

And did happen with my worst which was the Texas Giant, before it was closed and renovated. It is a wooden coaster, and the last time I rode it it was horrible, extremely jerky, as someone else mentioned, like you got beat up. They have since renovated it so maybe its a lot smoother now.

I agree with the wooden roller coaster thing. I won't ride wooden coasters, I have found most are just jerky and no fun, the roughness takes the fun out of it for me. If I want to get beat up and mugged I'll go to a large city.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #15
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The one at the NY NY Hotel in Las Vegas, we were bounced around like rag dolls.
Me too! Ugh, I hated this experience. Thought I was going to fall out the whole time and was just beyond uncomfortable.

I also hated WDW Space Mountain when I rode it for my first time in 2008-too rickety. I did not like the whole darkness effect because my body could not anticipate the turns and drops. My neck was quite sore afterward. I think it's been renovated since then, so maybe it's not so bad now.
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