View Full Version : What is the loudest chain lift?

07-25-2001, 07:39 PM
I think the Son of Beast is definitly the loudest chain lift ever.

07-25-2001, 08:01 PM
You're absolutly right! SOB is heard all through the park! Its terrible when youre on the ride. Plug your ears! The rest of the ride is great though.

07-25-2001, 08:05 PM
Son of Beast's chain is deafining!!!

Cyclone Master
07-25-2001, 08:06 PM
3 words: Loch Ness Monster. You can hear it from Alpie's line, it so loud.

07-25-2001, 08:14 PM
Any wood coaster has a pretty loud chian lift, some woodies dont have as loud as a chain lift though.

07-25-2001, 08:27 PM
all old woodies have loud chain lifts.

Thrill Rider
07-25-2001, 08:29 PM
Loch Ness Monster is not that loud. SOB takes the cake.

07-25-2001, 08:47 PM
Raptor can be heard from the entrance, and you havta plug yer ears while on the lift.

07-25-2001, 08:52 PM

07-25-2001, 09:08 PM
Raptor is not loud... SOB is

07-25-2001, 09:27 PM
SOB does take the cake.

07-25-2001, 09:30 PM
Magnum has the loudest lift of any coaster that I've been on.

07-25-2001, 09:38 PM
SOB and then Nessie. I really shouldnt post after someone else has said the exact same thing. I Love Nessie

07-25-2001, 09:53 PM
I don't know what all u are talking about millineum force has the loudest


07-25-2001, 10:28 PM
Son of Beast is definately loud. It really hurts you ears. I could hear it from the Vortex. Plus I have extremely sensitive hearing so I can hear through walls and when someone yells it hurts so when I rode SOB I held my ears. I loved my art class last year because the girls bathroom was past the wall :-) No joke.....

Honan Beetch
07-25-2001, 10:32 PM
I agree with you guys that the loudest chain lift would be on Son of Beast. The Lochness Monster's chain lift is pretty loud too.

07-25-2001, 11:00 PM
The Ultra Twister at 6FAW was pretty loud, you could hear it all the way over to Greezed Lightnin'. And it echoes all throughout the Batcave.

07-25-2001, 11:12 PM
If it counts, S: TE. It can be heard jrom I-5! jk lol. Otherwise, SOB.

07-26-2001, 12:42 AM
The reason most wooden roller coasters are so loud going up the lift is that the anti-roll back mechanism doesn't have a plastic pad preventing the metal on metal noise.

07-26-2001, 12:53 AM
I wouldn't say that any of the coasters I've been on were deafening. Of the coasters I've been on, I'd say the loudest is Magnum.

07-26-2001, 10:26 AM
I still say Millineum force has the loudest lift.


Andy Hodgson
07-26-2001, 11:13 AM
I would have to say that SoB has the loudest chain lift.

but Loch Ness Monster as the next loudest. you can hear it on the bridge after entering the park

i love LNM!!!!

07-26-2001, 11:16 AM
Lochness Monster is pretty loud

07-26-2001, 11:17 AM
Have u noticed that no matter what category it is. Someone always has to say mF. any category at all. they think it is perfect in everyway. how can it have the loudest lift. it is an elevator lift

person who loves coasters
07-26-2001, 11:22 AM
i havent been on sob yet, but dueling dragons at ioa is pretty loud

07-26-2001, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by gravitron
Have u noticed that no matter what category it is. Someone always has to say mF. any category at all. they think it is perfect in everyway. how can it have the loudest lift. it is an elevator lift

yo dude it was a joke I know millineum force has a elevator lift and makes no noise. thats y i said HaHa. and by the Way Millineum Force is the best

07-26-2001, 01:00 PM
All the coasters I've ridden have really silent lifts,but the Wild Mouse coasters would be the loudest to me.

may the FORCE be with you
07-26-2001, 01:06 PM
Loch Ness Monster!? Maybe its gotten really bad in the past three years, i don't know. Steel Phantom was pretty loud, but i don't know about the revenge. SOB is definitely the loudest.

07-26-2001, 01:38 PM
GASM at SFGadv..... It sounds like a machine gun!

07-26-2001, 02:10 PM
I think most arrow coasters like GASM are the loudest. I love the sound of the GASM!

07-26-2001, 02:19 PM
Hahaha in Decibels(unit to measure sound)..Mf is NOT louder than anny chain pulled coaster, as a matter a fact if you ever riden MF it seems erily silent for a coaster that is going up the hill so fast...that is one of the things they boasted about on how silent the lift was....

Now for maximum sound i have to go with hmm...i know woody coasters have louder lifts but i never pay attention..

and it seems if the chain is loud enough steel coasters seem to reverb a little (i find this in old arrow coasters) i think it was verry loud how Desperado was...

07-26-2001, 02:39 PM
i think scream machine has a very loud chain lift

Matt M
07-26-2001, 03:02 PM
Shockwave at SFGAm, u can hear it all the way in the back of the parking lot.

07-26-2001, 03:09 PM
I thought that the Mean Streak was pretty loud myself.

07-26-2001, 03:14 PM
I think Goliath has the loudest lift. You can hear it from Superman's entrance.

07-26-2001, 03:22 PM
roar at SFMW

07-26-2001, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by person who loves coasters
i havent been on sob yet, but dueling dragons at ioa is pretty loud

This is not techniclly true, the only reason why Duelling Dragons sounds Loud is because its 2 coasters and 2 Lift Hills right next to each other, so although techinclly it is Loud, Its only because of 2 Lift Hills.

What the hell are you guys on about with SOB, No Way is this Lift Hill Loud(Or did I catch it on a good day) on both days I went to PKI last month, I found it actually pretty quiet, I also watched SOB from Action Zone a few times, and not once did I hear the lift hill, Seemed really quiet to me, and PLEASE who was the person who said he heard it from Vortex, thats kinda impossible since Vortex is quite far away still, So im my opinion(or at least on the 2 days I went) SOB has one of the most quietest Lift Hills around, and No I am not joking, I am serious, I am just guessing, it does have its good days sometimes.

As for a loud Lift Hill, how about Disaster Transport at CP, This is really lous, listern carefully and you can hear it from Outside(I thought this was an indoor Ride:p ) also the Lift Hill is slow which makes it worse, you are forced to listern to a incredibly noisy Lift Hill for nearly a minute, Terrible, SORT IT OUT Cedar Point.

Kyle L
07-27-2001, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by magicsquid
Magnum has the loudest lift of any coaster that I've been on.

I know!!!!!!!!!! You can hear magnum's Chainlift from the beach! It's soooo loud, but i haven't been on SOB so i really cant decide since everyone syas SOB.

07-27-2001, 12:57 AM
Come on people, DD isn't Loud!, Magnum is pretty loud but I haven't been on SOB yet so I don't know what to compare it to.

Honan Beetch
07-27-2001, 01:28 AM
I still think Son of Beast's chainlift is the loudest one. I can hear it from the other side of Paramount's Kings Island.

Richard Wilson
07-27-2001, 06:15 AM
some of the mine trains around the place have pretty loud chains, although you can tell its manufactured sound, they click too much

other than that i would say most aging woodies are loud, also, while not a coaster... some of the 16+ ppl boat rides click like crazy up the ramps

07-27-2001, 08:24 AM
maybe you peeps havent rode SOB, or just didn't pay attention, but this rides chain lift is deafening, bring your ear plugs for this one folks

08-05-2001, 02:09 PM
The loudest lift from OFF the ride I've ever heard is Magnum, but the loudest lift from ON the coaster is gotta be Montu at BGT!

08-05-2001, 02:42 PM
I think that eiher Texas Tornado or Viper's(SFAW) chain would have to be the loudest. And th worst part is that they are right next to each other.

08-05-2001, 03:57 PM
Magnum and Son Of Beast

John Fitz
08-05-2001, 04:26 PM
The chain lifts are supposed to be loud! This is to enhance the tension as you are going up the lift hill. While I love MF, the fact that it does not have that element is something of a disappointment. By the way, do some of you people have super hearing?

Erik Johnson
08-05-2001, 05:24 PM
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08-05-2001, 07:28 PM
The loudest chain lift I have ever heard is Colossus at SFMM. I can't even here myself talk while on it!!! :)

Raging Rider
08-06-2001, 11:27 AM
SoB has a really, really loud chain lift.

08-06-2001, 01:23 PM
I agree with everyone on SOB. The sound it makes as the train is cresting the top of the hill sounds like the track is ripping apart. I still love that ride though! Magnum is a definite second for loud lifts!

08-06-2001, 01:39 PM
I cant say SOB, so the loudest I've been on is Nessie, that thing is horrendously loud.

08-06-2001, 01:41 PM
Cyclone @ SFNE has a loud chain lift but its not that loud

08-06-2001, 06:32 PM
Any woodie basically. In my home park (La Ronde), the main attraction, a woodie called "The Monster" has a lift which can be heard across the park and even from the entrance, any woodie has that lift sound.

08-09-2001, 06:22 PM
son of beast

08-09-2001, 07:43 PM
Demon @ PGA has a pretty loud chain lift, probably because its about 20 years old.

08-09-2001, 08:27 PM
the chain lift on Giant Dipper @ Belmont Park is pretty loud

08-11-2001, 01:11 AM
SOB is the loudest I've been on, Nessie didn't bother me that much. The second loudest lift I've been on is FOF!!*
*Note: FOF is launched and therefore has no lift, testing the credibility of this post.*

08-11-2001, 02:32 PM
i agree, SOB has the loudest chain lift of any coaster i've been on

it's intense

08-11-2001, 06:04 PM
Top Gun's chain lift at PGA is really lound. you caan hear it from all around the park and from the parking lot.

08-13-2001, 08:14 PM
Shockwave @ SFGam is also pretty loud, but cool sounding.

01-31-2002, 10:05 PM
The loudest one I ever heard was Magnum Xl-200s. You cant really hear it unless your on it. Im sure its nothing compared to the lift sound of SOB

01-31-2002, 10:26 PM
I think most arrow coasters tend to have loud chain lifts.

02-01-2002, 10:03 AM
I've got one nobody has said. Disaster Transport at CP. That thing was loud when it was Avalanche Run. Then what do they do? They enclose it in steel walls. You may not hear it much on the midways but it is excruiating while riding and going up the lift.

02-01-2002, 10:36 AM
i think phantoms revenge chain lift is very loud. sob is really loud too.

02-01-2002, 11:29 AM
definately loch ness monster.at least thats the loudest ive ever heard.

Dr.Bruce Banner
02-01-2002, 04:16 PM
Ive gotta say Loch Ness at BGW.....That lift hill is just LOUD!!

02-01-2002, 04:22 PM
shockwave at sfgam. that is when you know you are at the park you hear it when you get in the parking lot it is great

02-01-2002, 04:44 PM
Millennium Force.

02-02-2002, 02:58 PM
Magnum's lift is the loudest of the coasters I have been on. One time I left the park right at closing time and went to sleep at the hotel. Couldn't get to sleep for about an hour though because of magnum's lift, it was so loud, all I heard was that loud nouse when the lift attaches to the train and it going up. Very annoying, but I love it!

02-02-2002, 03:07 PM
Disaster Transport:rolleyes:

02-02-2002, 03:48 PM
for me its scream machine i love hearing it right wen u get outta ur car and ur about to go into the park

02-02-2002, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by chilled
for me its scream machine i love hearing it right wen u get outta ur car and ur about to go into the park

Thats how I feel with magnum because I usually stay at the hotel breakers. Shockwave at SFGAm is the same way, right when you exit your car you hear the lift.

02-02-2002, 08:12 PM
How about Nessie's "sister" the Orient Express. The beginning of the lift is in a tunnel/ditch type thing and it is loud. Almost hurts worse than the ride itself;)

02-03-2002, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by DeKalb
Raptor can be heard from the entrance, and you havta plug yer ears while on the lift.

Bull! I rode It 5 times never bugged me!:D You Weird

Matt M
02-03-2002, 07:21 PM
Of the ridesa I've been on I'd have to say Shckwave @ SFGAm.

02-04-2002, 07:57 AM
Originally posted by Chiller1472
I think most arrow coasters tend to have loud chain lifts.

Yeah, I think that this is true, at Six Flags Worlds of Adventure the Double Loop is extremely loud. You can also hear it throughout the whole park, but Phantom's Revenge is a very loud on which is heard throughout the park, Kennywood is small in length.

02-04-2002, 09:23 AM
..DT is loud but MF is very loud but only at the top before you start to drop

03-03-2002, 01:23 AM
Loch Ness Monster.

03-03-2002, 01:30 AM
i thought python, haha, it is also extremly rough. i can hear python's lift from a good ways away. gwazi's i can hear from the other side of the park, but it's not half as rough as python.

Alex T
03-03-2002, 08:07 PM
SOB has the loudest lift I've ever heard. That thing can be heard throughout the park.

03-04-2002, 05:46 PM
The Cyclone at William's Grove has one of the rustiest (and I think that makes for a VERY loud lift chain).

03-05-2002, 12:28 AM
The loudest chain lift i have been on was the Loch ness Monster....but anaconda's lift was a little loud also.......

03-05-2002, 12:59 AM
I thought Son of Beast had a loud lift hill. Then I rode X. You can hear X nearly all the way around the park! X is the only coaster that I've ridden that I had to yell at my coaster buddies to tell them something, and they still didn't hear me. X has a very intimidating lift that is very loud and awesome. I love that clickety-clack sound!