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Old 11-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #31
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Mean Streak at Cedar Point

Seems like everyone's worst coasters has a theme -- wooden coasters are so much rougher than steel.
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Agree w/ soccerdad72-- Mean Streak @ Cedar Point. Instant migraine!
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I agree about Mean Streak -- I was so sick after that ride...I didn't go on another ride for the next 2 days at Cedar Point.

I also felt sick after Expedition Everest....I think if my head/neck gets too jerked around, I get very nauseous.
If that's the name of the giant wooden coaster at the backside of Cedar Point, well then count me in. I even stopped my kids from going on it (we rode it first). It's that bad. Seriously should be torn down.
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:43 PM   #32
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A lot of those giant wooden coasters (Mean Streak, Hercules, Ghost Rider, etc.) were pretty good rides during their first few years. But they didn't age well, which is a vast understatement. Son of Beast was bad from the start.

Drachen Fire at Busch Gardens Williamsburg was a failure since Day One. I think the original designer/manufacturer went out of business part way through construction and it was finished by someone else who changed some of the original design for the worse.

The worst coaster I've ridden was Viper at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. It was a smaller steel coaster with a "heartline" roll and it was really rough and bone jarring. It was located on the site where El Toro currently stands, and El Toro still uses Viper's loading station.

Unfortunately there are a lot of duds in the coaster world.

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Old 11-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #33
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A lot of those giant wooden coasters (Mean Streak, Hercules, Ghost Rider, etc.) were pretty good rides during their first few years. But they didn't age well, which is a vast understatement. Son of Beast was bad from the start.
The only one on your list I have experience with is Mean Streak, but I will say in that one's case, it was a problem from Day One. The year it opened, it was too fast and was causing quite a few (relatively minor) injuries. They added some braking in certain areas, but it has always been rough as far as bouncing side to side. Actually, IMO, cutting down some of the speed took away the only decent thing the ride had to offer.

As far as Son of Beast goes, I do understand that it was a problem ride through it's entire life. I think they tried to push the boundries of what a wooden roller coaster could manage. It's a shame, because the original Beast is still one of the best coasters out there, wooden or otherwise.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #34
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Kings Dominions Anaconda....I was praying to God to just let me fall out of the thing....
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #35
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I love, love, love roller coasters!

That said, Gwazi & Busch Gardens in Tampa almost made me cry. It would the most jarring coaster I've even been on in my life. Not even down the first drop and I knew it was going to be a rough, horrible ride - NEVER AGAIN!!

Sidenote.... Cheetah Hunt is by far, the smoothest coaster I have ever been on!
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #36
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I love, love, love roller coasters!

That said, Gwazi & Busch Gardens in Tampa almost made me cry. It would the most jarring coaster I've even been on in my life. Not even down the first drop and I knew it was going to be a rough, horrible ride - NEVER AGAIN!!

Sidenote.... Cheetah Hunt is by far, the smoothest coaster I have ever been on!
I don't like Gwazi either.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #38
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The Hurler and the Anaconda at Kings Dominion, they both beat you up really bad. Also the Matterhorn at DL gave me sciatic pain.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #39
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About 10 years ago, I went on a wooden rollercoaster at Valley Faire in MN and it soured me on rollercoasters. I'd always liked them up until that time. I felt like I was a bean in a jar being shaken by giants. I ended up with bruises and pain in my back for many days after. I was surprised in part because so many people had told me it was a 'no big deal' rollercoaster and after I got off and complained of my back hurting, they all said, "Yeah, it does make you hurt..." How can you recommend a ride that causes pain? So I feel like I can't trust people when it comes to rides like that.

After that the only coasters I will do is Expedition Everest and Big Thunder. I know how they feel and I know I won't hurt afterwards.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #40
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Add me onto the list for the Mean Streak. I love Cedar Point, and I generally enjoy wooden coasters...but not this one. I've ridden it twice in my life, once when I was young and once I think last year or maybe even this year. Never again. Instant nausea and migraine, shakiness, cold sweat. Just awful. Truly awful.

Magnum, also at CP, really isn't much better. And that one is steel. I was expecting a nice, fast ride but what I got was a beat-down. Won't be getting back on that one.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:03 PM   #41
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I have one that hasn't been mentioned. At Holiday World in Santa Clause, IN. The Voyage...horrible headache.

Holiday has 3 roller coasters, all wooden. The Raven has gotten awards year after year. The Legend was the next installment and is ok, but seems to have only right turns and you are constantly pushed to the left. Then, the Voyage is the big one...horrible, there is never a long line because I think I'm not alone in this opinion.

Now, the water park at Holiday World is fabulous.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:04 PM   #42
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The worst coaster I have ever ridden was at Six Flags over Georgia, it was a wooden coaster called the Georgia Cyclone. I felt like I had been beat up after I got off. Even my dh who is more of a coaster enthusiast than I am said that it was a pretty awful ride.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:09 PM   #43
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[QUOTE=SpaceMtnFan;46787958]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[/QUOTE]

OP, Even before I read your answer that was what I was going to say!

That was the worst roller coaster ever.

I should have worn a helmet on it!

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I would go with Mean Streak or The Beast. Here is video from a couple days ago of Son of Beast being demolished.

http://twitpic.com/bewqrh
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Cedar Point - Mean Streak



Worse than Son of Beast in my opinion.
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