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Rank Magic Mountain Coasters

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Edward M, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Edward M

    Edward M Member

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    Who doesn't love ranking? Italics for spites.

    1. X2
    2. Tatsu (spited :mad:)
    3. Twisted Colossus
    4. Goliath
    5. Scream!
    6. Full Throttle
    7. Green Lantern (spited ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
    8. Revolution
    9. Apocalypse (spited ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
    10. Batman
    11. Superman
    12. Canyon Blaster
    13. Ninja
    14. Road Runner Express
    15. Gold Rusher
    16. Speedy Gonzales
    17. Riddler's Revenge (spited ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)
    18. Viper
    19. Magic Flyer (Too tall)
     
  2. CanobieFan

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    yaayyy! list topics! My, uh, ridden Magic Mountain credits!


    1 Tatsu <3 <3 <3
    2 X2 <3 <3
    3 Riddler's Revenge <3
    4 Déjà Vu <3<3 - the one Vekoma got right <3
    5 Superman: Escape from Krypton (and just Superman The Escape) - oddly, really like this ride. sorry.
    6 New Revolution (and just Revolution)
    ((gap))
    7 Ninja - <3 love me some suspended goodness.
    8 Viper - Not bad... but also kinda.. outdated/obsolete
    9 Twisted Colossus - Worst RMC I've done.... only one I didn't like.
    10 Colossus (forward and backwards) - didn't hate it but it was also kinda.. just there. Liked it backwards.
    11 Batman The Ride - Do love me some BTR... but in a park with so much else... its kinda middle here
    12 Apocalypse the Ride (and as Terminator) was good opening year, fell apart.
    13 Goliath - Lame
    14 Full Throttle - Dumb, but I did enjoy the giant loop
    ((gap))
    15 Gold Rusher - Not bad... but not really... good?
    16 Road Runner Express - Kid ride, fine for what it is
    17 Scream! - The WORST
    18 Canyon Blaster - Kid ride, fine for what it is
    19 Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers - Kid ride, fine for what it is
    20 Green Lantern: First Flight - Wait no.. THE WORST.
     
  3. Howie

    Howie Member

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    Based off of one visit back in 2010.

    1. X2. Love this ride, it's still firmly in my top 5. It ain't pretty, it ain't subtle, it ain't smooth... but man, it's just a monster. Brilliant stuff!

    2. Tatsu. This has only recently been nudged out of my top 10, but it's still magnificent. Best flyer out there. To be fair I haven't been on that many but still, the others don't look as good as Tatsu.

    3. Viper. Was really impressed with this, it was running really well when I was there, smooth and fast, and I do love a bit of 'old skool' every now and then. Just a good, old fashioned, big looper.
    Plus, it also featured in one of my favourite movies - True Romance, so it was kind of a bucket list coaster for me anyway. To sit where Clarence sat - that was my goal and I achieved it. :)

    4. Dunno really... Terminator Salvation, maybe? Almost new it was, with on-board audio, loads of Terminator theming, fire and explosions etc... and it was a new GCI, so it rode well. Yeah man, I liked it lots.

    5. Superman (spited). I wanted this badly, it would have been my first 100mph coaster, my first over 300ft, and it looks cool. But I think it was undergoing its change from forwards to backwards, so it was shut. :(

    It's all getting a bit vague now, and I'm having trouble ranking everything in exact order, so from here onwards everything will be in 'approximate' order.

    6. Riddler. My first B&M stand up. Nice and big, and it rode well, but not amazing.

    7. Batman. My first one of these, and I still like them, but they're not spectacular.

    8. Scream! Crap setting (hello parking lot), but still a solid, smooth, large and fun coaster.

    9. What's the Arrow suspended one called again? Yeah man, that was fun.

    10. Colossus. Wasn't Twisted back then, just plain old Colossus. Only rode one side. Meh.

    11. Goliath. Didn't rate this one much. It's like a poor man's B&M. Crap layout, no airtime, and the MCBR brings the thing to a standstill.

    12. Revolution. Only had one ride on this, and it was pitch black, which actually made it pretty scary cos you couldn't see a thing. Bit like a night ride on Beast at KI... just not as good.

    13. Deja Vu (Spited). To this day, a GIB cred still eludes me. That bugs me that does. I know it'll be gross, but I still need one.

    14. What am I missing? Goldrusher? Uhm... yeah, can't even remember that. Must have been rubbish.

    I think that's my lot, no Throttle, Lantern or Twisted for me cos, y'know... they hadn't been built yet.
     
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  4. CookieCoasters

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    Magic Mountain <3. I think I prefer their coaster selection to Cedar Point’s, it’s a bit more interesting (though this is without taking into account Steel Vengeance).

    1. X2
    2. Tatsu
    3. Twisted Colossus
    4. Full Throttle
    5. Batman the Ride
    6. Apocalypse
    7. Riddler’s Revenge
    8. Goliath
    9. Scream!
    10. Superman: Escape from Krypton
    11. Colossus
    12. Green Lantern
    13. Ninja
    14. Gold Rusher
    15. Viper
    16. Revolution
    17. Road Runner Express
    18. Canyon Blaster
    19. Hot Rod Racers

    #1-3 I’m pretty certain of. I haven’t ridden Riddler’s Revenge or Apocalypse since 2012, so whether they’d end up in the same place now I don’t know, but I remember loving them both. #9-16 is roughly accurate-ish, but some of those coasters could easily swap places depending on how I feel about them on one visit.
     
  5. Snoo

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    Very similar to Cookie above.. I haven't been on italicized. I last went when Apocalypse was being built so it's been a minute.

    1. X2
    2. Tatsu
    3. Twisted Colossus
    4. Batman the Ride
    5. Riddler’s Revenge
    6. Goliath
    7. Full Throttle
    8. Green Lantern

    9. Apocalypse
    10. Scream!
    11. Superman: Escape from Krypton
    12. Colossus
    13. Ninja
    14. Gold Rusher
    15. Viper
    16. Revolution
    17. Road Runner Express
    18. Canyon Blaster
    19. Hot Rod Racers
     
  6. TilenB

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    Similar to @Howie, I'm basing mine off one visit in 2011;
    1. X2
    2. Tatsu
    3. Goliath
    4. Apocalypse
    5. Viper
    6. Deja Vu
    7. Batman: The Ride
    8. Colossus
    9. Ninja
    10. Scream!
    11. Riddler's Revenge
    12. Revolution
    13. Gold Rusher
    14. Superman: Escape from Krypton
     
  7. Peet

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    1. Twisted Colossus
    My first RMC. Wasn't duelling when I was there but still lots of fun.
    2. X2
    A little more jerky that I expected, but a pretty awesome ride.
    3. Tatsu
    I wish it had a bigger first drop, the height feels a bit wasted. Pretzel loop is cool.
    4. Viper
    Classic. Surprisingly not too rough.
    5. Riddler's Revenge
    6. Superman Escape from Krypton

    Surprisingly not intense. The launch feels pretty gentle.
    7. Full Throttle
    Short but fun. Good final drop.
    8. Apocalypse
    Not enough airtime for my liking.
    9. Scream!
    10. Ninja
    11. Revolution

    Pretty dated now but I'm glad they have kept it running for its historical value.
    12. Goliath
    This is bottom of my list because it was such a disappointment for its size. The constant-gradient drop is far too shallow and the helices towards the end of the ride are disgusting. One of my non-goon friends almost blacked out and refused to ride anything else for the rest of the day. Overall this seems to have been designed by somebody who doesn't understand what makes coasters fun. No wonder Giovanola only built 3 rides for themselves!
     
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  8. Duckphone

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    1. X2 - My #1 coaster.
    2. Twisted Colossus - Dueling rides are excellent.
    3. Tatsu - Fun layout and the pretzel loop is great.
    4. Batman The Ride - Intense and has lots of whip.
    5. Riddler's Revenge - Great layout and pretty smooth.
    6. Full Throttle - Has the best hangtime I have experienced.
    7. Viper - Not too rough and the loops are very forceful.
    8. Ninja - Fun.
    9. Scream - First ride I got was rough, but the second ride was smooth and made up for it.
    10. Goliath - Good drop and good airtime on the first hill but the rest of the layout is not the best.
    11. Superman Escape From Krypton - The launch had a good kick, but the rest was forceless.
    11. Revolution - Forceful loop.
    12. Gold Rusher - Fun family coaster.
     
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  9. b&mfanboy123

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    1. Tatsu - A lot of people think that the Pretzel Loop is too intense, but it is the perfect level for me, love how out of control this beast is. Probably the 2nd best flyer after Flying Dinosaur because that is on a whole notha level.
    2. Twisted Colossus - I got four dueling rides in a row so that made me very happy! The ride itself is fun but not great, definitely a weaker RMC but still a good time.
    3. X3
    don't care about the rest
     
  10. tbarnesarc

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    1. Tatsu - Love that damn pretzel loop.
    2. X2- The first drop is mental.
    3. Twisted Colossus - My only RMC but I laughed the whole ride. It's plain and simple just enjoyable.
    4. Full Throttle - The loop hangtime is crazy fun
    5. Batman - Still love it 20+ years later
    6. Riddlers - For the ride length.
    7. Scream - Haven't had that rough of a ride on it yet
    8. Goliath - The drop and the helix are fun but the rest is meh.
    Haven't been on Green Lantern or Apocalypse
    The rest I typically pass on.
     
  11. HeartlineCoaster

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    Yay, lists.
    Good way to judge is how a revisit would probably pan out:

    Ride lots
    1. Twisted Colossus

    Ride a few times
    2. Full Throttle
    3. Tatsu

    Ride cos they're there
    4. Scream!
    5. Goliath
    6. Batman
    7. Ninja
    8. New Revolution
    9. X2

    Maybe ride, not bothered
    10. Riddler's Revenge
    11. Viper
    12. Gold Rusher
    13. Superman

    Done
    14. Road Runner
    15. Speedy Gonzales
     
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  12. Coaster Cinema

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    1. Twisted Colossus (airtime over EVERY hill)
    2. X2 (out of control, amazing 4D coaster)
    3. Superman: Escape From Krypton (great floater air)
    4. Tatsu (best B&M flyer)
    5. Riddler's Revenge (best B&M standup)
    6. Goliath (overhated hyper coaster, can be gray out forceful if trims are turned down)
    7. Apocalypse (overhated GCI, has airtime)
    8. Full Throttle (great hangtime in the loop)
    9. Batman: The Ride (standard clone)
    10. Viper (slight rattle, overhated)
    11. Scream! (slight rattle)
    12. Revolution (decent Schwarzkopf, good at night)
    13. Ninja (best suspended coaster still in operation)
    14. Colossus (R.I.P. Old Friend)
    15. Gold Rusher (decent mine train, good at night)
    16. Road Runner Express (1 and done)
    17. Canyon Blaster (1 and done)
    18. Speedy Gonzales Hot Rod Racers (1 and done)
    19. Green Lantern: First Flight (Never Again)
    20. Goliath Jr. (rode it when I was little)
    Where do you think West Coast Racers will fall?
     
  13. Jamesss

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    On the whole I was slightly disappointed with Magic Mountain's coasters. Other than X2 nothing particularly stood out.

    X2
    Twisted Colossus
    Riddler's
    Revolution
    Superman
    Batman
    Full Throttle
    Tatsu
    Goliath
    Scream
    Ninja
    Gold Rusher
    All the other kiddie creds

    Spited:
    Viper
    Apocalypse
    Green Lantern
     

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