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Old 05-06-2013, 10:46 AM   #121
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The Twister at Knoebel's Amusement Park in Pennsylvania. It's a wooden coaster, and is so shaky and rough that you have to hold on for dear life and is not fun at all. I was squished by my cousin against the seat the entire time and we were both scared out of our wits...and I *love* wooden coasters.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #122
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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 05-06-2013, 01:23 PM   #123
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Roughest/Most painful: The Wildcat at Hershey Park - Tried it twice about 7 years apart, both times, regretted it! The Comet, however, it awesome!

Scariest: The High Roller at the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas. This is the one that circled the tower a few times...it was VERY creaky and VERY shaky and being over 1,000 feet up, scared the **** out of me!!! I swore I'd never ride it again and I think it has been removed.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #124
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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.
You can't judge all coasters by one wooden one. And steel vs. wooden are 2 very different things. As I said in my earlier post, I am a coaster enthusiast, but will not ride any wooden coaster. Wooden coasters tend to be much much more jerky and rough than most steel. Most well built steel coasters are very smooth and not jerky at all. Not all, but most, at least most newer ones. Some really old ones may not be quite as smooth, but for the most part, most modern steel coasters are really smooth not jerky and are very fun.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:28 PM   #125
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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!
Is that the wooden coaster? If so I agree. I literally thought my insides were going to fall out. My 14yo and 9 yo felt the same way.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #126
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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.
That is exactly what I was thinking!!!! It made my brain hurt and I felt like I had been beaten. I love the wooden coasters at Hershey Park, so I was expecting some shifting, not feeling like it was going to jump the tracks! Generally I have a great time on coasters and just smile the whole time, but that thing made me miserable!
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #127
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Never been to Carowinds but we are going to go this May on our drive down to Myrtle Beach. I'll be sure to think twice about riding Thunder Road and the Hurler. Thanks for the heads up
I love both of them, except I don't ride the cars on Thunder Road that go backwards.

We saw Drachenfire after they closed it but before they tore it down. It looked fierce.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:40 PM   #128
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I have 2. Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom. I always feel like I have been in a car wreck after I get off this ride.

And the Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa. It is a big wooden coaster that is even more rough and jerky than Space Mountain if you can imagine that.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:14 PM   #129
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The one at the NY NY Hotel in Las Vegas, we were bounced around like rag dolls.

I agree. That ride hurt
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #130
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Mr. Freeze at Six Flags here in Eureka MO. My neck was jerked around way too much.
This was one of the worst for me too. I timed it before hand. It is only 48 seconds (or about that). I figured I could do anything for 48 seconds. I concluded that I preferred my 36 hours of labor It was too much for me.

I also hate the roller coaster at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. It bangs my head and get a headache.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:46 PM   #131
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Rip Ride Rocket at Universal Orlando. The way they tilt you back and the restraint sits, you have to be the perfect height. My husband and I rode it one our honeymoon. He is very tall and it was painful for him because of the way the seat was and how the restraint hit him. I had the opposite problem. I am very short and it put tremendous pressure on the backs of my knees and made it feel like it was cutting into them. It was the most painful coaster I have ever been on and the only coaster I would be reluctant to ride twice. I even love wooden coasters and this one was too painful for me.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:13 PM   #132
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I made the mistake of wearing earrings on the roller coaster at New York New York in Vegas. Result: two bleeding ears. But the all-time worst design is at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City. Can't remember the name of the coaster but the car spins around like the teacups while going along the coaster track. Whooppee! Spinning WHILE going up and down. Lose-lose situation. If one motion doesn't make you sick, the double-whammy will!
You're talking about Spinning Dragons which is a Wild Mouse, very similiar to Primeval Whirl. It was the first ride I was a Lead at so it I have a special place in my heart for it. I like the motion, but if you are somebody who gets motion sick ,I can understand why it wouldn't be for you.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:07 AM   #133
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Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO.

It's a new coaster, a wooden coaster with multiple inversions, and the first drop is 162ft at 81 degrees.It's also the 2nd fastest wooden coaster reaching 68mph.

However, the ONLY restraint in a thick lap bar!!!! I seriously felt my life in danger at ever turn, drop, and airtime. I felt so unsecure and like I would fall out at any second.

Had it not been for that, I think I would have really enjoyed it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:29 AM   #134
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I didn't like any of the roller coasters at Dollywood at all. I hated them. I also hated the Georgia cyclone at six flags over Georgia.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:45 AM   #135
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I'm updating my previous list:

Worst steel coaster: tie between the now defunct "Drachenpile" at BG Williamsburg, NYNY coaster in Vegas, and the Great Nor Easter at Morey's Pier in New Jersey. All are/were steel coasters not known for their "smooth" qualities.

Worst wooden coaster: hands down - the now defunct Hercules at Dorney Park. The Coney Island Cyclone is pretty rough and scary, but didn't beat my innards out through and through like Hercules. I guess I was a glutton for punishment and couldn't believe how rough my first ride on Hercules was, so I tried a different seat for a second ride. Yep. I was correct, and never tried it again. Curiously, the lines were never long!
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