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BGTBFL
05-10-2001, 01:45 PM
I think it would HAVE to be Disney area... you pay to shop!!! and have only maybe 4 good rides to go on... (referring to MK) at WDW.

Tyler Eaves
05-10-2001, 01:55 PM
Cedar Point, Kings Island, and SF Great Adventure are all equally overrated.

HersheyGuy
05-10-2001, 04:04 PM
I would say the WDW, imo, is the most overrated in terms of rides. I'd take IOA or CP over it anyday.

The Beast
05-10-2001, 04:12 PM
Holiday World is definitaly overrated

Catfish
05-10-2001, 04:18 PM
Cedar Point is the most overrated park

JBhrshypk
05-10-2001, 04:50 PM
<IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif"> By far SF New England (springfield Mass.) is the most overrated park. Ever since Six Flags took over it has been overcrowded and only has a couple good coasters.

RollerFreak
05-10-2001, 10:04 PM
SFMM is way overrated.

X2001
05-10-2001, 11:49 PM
NO NO NO SFMM is very very under rated
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<BR>CP is the one that's way over rated. Also IOA, anything Disney and BGT

Erik Johnson
05-11-2001, 09:21 AM
SFMM is one of the most talked-about parks on any forum I've ever been to! I think it gets the praise it deserves for being a great amusement park.
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<BR>As for overrated parks, I can't say. Out of all the parks I've been to, I can't say any of them doesn't deserve its reputation.

rockman89
05-11-2001, 10:33 AM
SFEG is over rated by being called an "amuesment" park! Disney isn't over rated it's just for kids or kids at heart!!!

HersheyGuy
05-11-2001, 03:30 PM
How is CP overrated? Seriously, how? They have some of the most outstanding rollercoasters in the world in one of best locations. Being out on a peninsula is pretty darn cool if you ask me.
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<BR>SFGAdv is overrated.
<BR>SFMM is not.
<BR>IOA is not.
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coaster man098
05-11-2001, 04:00 PM
IOA NOR ANY DISNEY PARK IS OVER RATED! they all kick royal A$$! the most over rated park is probably SFMM, cause like it or not, its around the most talked about park on the boards, and doesn't live up to the hype its given. now that is far from saying its bad

IOArules
05-11-2001, 04:46 PM
Everything at WDW is overrated. They also rip you off on everything. The parks are also so boring! They have no good fun rides unless you are under 8 years old. There golf courses are advertised like they are so good, but I played on Magnolia and it was just terrible. The whole complex is a rip-off not to mention they make you get a stupid 4 day thing if you want to go to more than one park in just a single day.
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<BR>Also none of the rides at any of the parks are all that good. The only notable ride it Tower of Terror, and even it is overrated. The biggest drop on the thing is only about 50ft.

The Beast
05-11-2001, 04:50 PM
Kennywood is OVERRATED, OVERRATED, OVERRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

SLFAKE
05-11-2001, 04:57 PM
Of the parks I have been too in the last three years (IOA, BGT, SW, HP, Knoebels, Kennywood, Lakemont, Williamsgrove), the winner for the most overrated goes to...
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<BR>KENNYWOOD
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<BR>But only for Coasters.
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<BR>I was expecting "greatness" and what did I find... One wooden coaster with a great bit of air time (Jack Rabbit), one slow racer, one average but over rated wooden coaster (Thunderbolt), and one very painful coaster (Steel Phantom).
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<BR>However, as far as parks go... I give Kennywood high ratings. There is a certain old time traditional park charm to it.
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The Beast
05-11-2001, 11:43 PM
He's right

Coaster Conner
05-12-2001, 01:48 AM
Oh My Gosh! This is the easiest question....Lets see, SFMM!

Screamweaver
05-12-2001, 04:35 AM
I'd have to say, Cedar Point. It's always the park that gets all the praise, and does not live up to it's hypers(pun). The best thing I can say about it is the capacity issues are great. But everyone talks about how great the coasters are, who are these people? I didn't find Mantis, Disaster Transport, Corkscrew, Cedar Creek Mine Ride or Magnum very good at all. As far as I'm concearned, they have two great coasters, MF and Raptor. OVERRATED...

Wildfire2001
05-12-2001, 11:49 AM
DISNEY!!!!!!!!!

Nitro2001
05-12-2001, 04:14 PM
How can u say disney is overrated? The place is pretty much heaven. Who cares of there arent that many thrill rides, it has so much other stuff that parks dont have like awesome themeing & a good atmosphere to be in. As for the most overrated park, it has to be Cedar Point, yes they have the 14 coasters but how many of them are good? like 4 of them. Also Cedar Point has 1 thing that really annoys me, long, boring, unthemed queue lines. The least they could do is theme lines to make waiting in them bearable. Also all Cedar Point is, is coasters. A good park needs variety so theres something for every1.

Tyler Eaves
05-12-2001, 04:19 PM
Disney may have been nice once, but now it is so commercialized as to have lost it's magic.

bsfcstrfrk
05-12-2001, 04:22 PM
knott's berry farm. take away ghostrider and there is really no point to go there. I hope they expand soon

PINK FLOYD FANATIC
05-12-2001, 09:47 PM
Whoever said on this thread that Holiday World is overrated was smoking way too much crack! They have TWO world class woodies that are VERY well maintained and ZERO trim brakes plus they are VERY reasonably priced on EVERYTHING and have FREE unlimited soft drinks and FREE parking!! I have seen ZERO things wrong with they way they operated their park BUT go to any corporate park and this is what you will find: LONG lines with rides running at less than full capacity,BRAKES on ALL of their woodies, HIGH prices on EVERYTHING, ****ty maintenence on their woodies! ALL corporate parks are overrated but I do sometimes have fun at a park if I haven't been there before! There are a few well run coproate parks: IOA, SFOG, Disney/MGM Studios and SFOT!
<BR> Medocre run parks are: SFGAm,BGT(because of ****ty way they they like to stack the trains on Gwazi) and SFKK!
<BR>****ty run parks are Valleyfair, CP, SFMM because of lots of ***hole staplers and TONS of trim brakes and taming down rides that are not that intense in the first place:ie: "Wild" Thing, High Roller, "Mean" Streak, Hercules, Colossus!

BGTBFL
05-13-2001, 04:08 PM
Disney is WQAY too commercialized!!!
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<BR>I totally agree with that comment - now, it's like everyone on this planet has something offered to them from Disney, so now it doesn't seem as special to say "I'm going to Disney World" - know what i mean? Way too many STUPID gift shops - who wants to pay to shop?? Go to the mall, you get the same stuff - but I do agree, the atmosphere is what's great about Disney - it's always clean, and relatively a safe place to go...

BGTBFL
05-13-2001, 04:11 PM
Pink Floyd... you're complaining how they load guests into Gwazi or the entire setup of the ride or even the employees??

coaster_chic
05-13-2001, 06:25 PM
Any one of the Six Flags parks.....mainly some on the east coast. I'm used to going to old-fashioned, traditional parks, like Hershey and Knoebels, where a soda is only like a buck.I'd say Cedar Point, but all of the coasters and rides make up for it in my opinion. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

CoolCoasterKid
05-13-2001, 09:27 PM
How is CP overrated? Okay, some of their coasters are a bit out of date, and some are a little more hyped up than they really are. But, most of their coasters at least WERE good for their time, and I don't think any of them are really bad. For example, Corkscrew used to be a one-of-a-kind ride, and now it's still alright. Magnum, MF, and Raptor (as well as Mean Streak, IMO, but apparently not in many others' opinions) are some of the best of their kind. Sure, not everything there is a stunner, but all around, it gets close to its hype.
<BR>I would say that SFGAdv. is over hyped. They only have 2 good coasters: Nitro & Medusa; and 2 pretty good coasters: Batman: The Ride & Chiller. Chiller is only working about 2/3 of the time; Batman has been copied so many times it makes me sick; Medusa has sort of been copied, but it's still pretty good (though getting quite a bit bumpier), and Nitro is, well, almost perfect. However, I think that it's wrong for them to call themselves "The mother of all coaster parks" since CP and SFMM have them beat already. Don't get me wrong, it's a pretty good park, but it is over hyped.

beastisbest
05-16-2001, 05:46 PM
i LOVED my trip to cedar point...had the best time....BUT i would also have to agree that it is a little overrated...i mean, don't get me wrong...MF is totally awesome, and i loved raptor....but thats all i did the whole day..MF and raptor....i think they need some better rides...but it is a good park

ltngrcr9051
05-16-2001, 07:16 PM
Disney World & Land both are overrated. No decent adrenaline rushes, heck, even Hershey's "Family Inverted Roller coaster" (Great Bear) was better than anything I went on at Disney. I didn't get to go on RnRC, because it wasn't open yet, nor ToT because I didn't enjoy getting scared from theming, nor having weird dreams about the eyeball on the 8th floor.

DougNorCal
05-17-2001, 05:48 AM
It's really hard to find an overated park. I think Cedar Point receives to much praise for their coaster collection; other than MF, MXL200, & Raptor, the rest are pretty lame.
<BR>BUT, it is a GREAT PARK, it's clean, great service, good theme, & crowd control is top notch. So I can't say the PARK is overated. Knotts gets alot more credit than it deserves. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

coasterqueen
05-17-2001, 01:55 PM
Camden Park in WV is beyond over-rated, at least on a local level. The people who love it have never been on a roller coaster other than the Big Dipper, which is sadly falling apart!!!
<BR>Those of you out there who have been to the park recently know what I mean. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif"> The website and local commercials advertise it with pictures and video that were probably taken 15 years ago (when the Big Dipper had it's last paint job) LOL!

Sir Willow
05-17-2001, 02:38 PM
Sorry guys and gals, but most of you calling Disney overrated are totally missing the point of the park. It was not, is not, and will never be a park for "adrenaline rushes", thrill rides (DCA's poor attempt excused), and the like. It is meant as a family heavily themed escapist destination that everyone (except maybe the spoiled teens <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif"> ) will enjoy. And it succeeds incredibly well at that. Just ask my 4 and 5 year old and they'll tell you the truth. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif">
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<BR>As for who's overated? It's my homepark, but I would say SFMM is a bit, but only for a couple of minor things really. Not enough flat rides (sorely lacking) and expensive, slow food. And a couple of coasters that could use some work (and they're getting around to those even) Lacking enough that I only go once every 2-3 weeks. (ha!) Can't say I've been to the other parks enough to know if they meet they're expectations or not, so I'll leave that to others.

Dr. Insanity
05-17-2001, 09:52 PM
Gotta disagree with the Cedar Point haters. There is just so much to do there! It's like an amusement park history lesson. You could make a really neat timeline of the coasters there. (And it has my favorite "forgotten classic" coaster - Gemini!)
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<BR>I was initially disappointed by the Disney parks myself, having waited until I was older and jaded to visit them. But once I got over the lack of extreme thrills, I was pleasantly surprised by the simple fun and "kid at heart" stuff Disney hits you with. Call me a sap if you want.
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DirtyVern
05-17-2001, 10:29 PM
I don't really hate Cedar Point,but to me it is overrated.It's like MF has one great drop and the rest of the ride is pretty much boring,and Raptor is way to over paced for an invert.It lacks big time in intensity.
<BR>Sorry folks but the Magnum still rules at Cedar Point.

ecdubfan
05-18-2001, 03:20 AM
CP is a great park...but it is overrated. Its coaster count is impressive, but many of them are disappointing.

The Beast
05-18-2001, 03:50 PM
And it has no themeing.

Medusa1861
05-18-2001, 03:59 PM
Disney, dumb parks. All the rest are equally rated. SFGAdv is defiantly not over rated

The Beast
05-22-2001, 03:55 PM
How are Disney parks dumb?

6FlagsWoAFreak
05-22-2001, 04:21 PM
SFMM they should never entered the coaster wars.

DBCooper
05-22-2001, 09:06 PM
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<BR>How are Disney parks dumb?
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<BR>That's a great question. Whatever other issues I have with the way Disney designs things, I still feel they are incredibly well-themed, and while their rides aren't too exciting for a dedicated g-freak like me, many of them are good family rides.
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<BR>Plus, Magic Kingdom gets massive bonus points for eliminating the insipid "If You Had Wings/If You Could Fly" ad--err, I mean attraction in Tomorrowland. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif"> I'm also a Buzz Lightyear fan, so I bet the new ride will be right up my alley.
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<BR>Also, considering all the other rich cartoon-related theming, I can't bring myself to call Disney "dumb."
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<BR>Just my opinion.

CoasterMike
05-22-2001, 11:23 PM
I would say SFMM, there are some great coasters there, but they cant hold a stick to CP.

CoasterFan4Life
05-23-2001, 11:19 PM
IMO, BGW is way overrated.i was expecting it to be great, and in its defense, i will say it was well themed. but i think it didnt have any flat rides, and only 2 coasters worth going on(Apollo and alpengeist).2 just arent enough, i mean even at grADV,there are alot more quality rides

Geneticfreak
06-20-2001, 08:09 PM
I believe that SFGA is by far the most overrated park. While it does have a large collection of rides, the quality is lacking. The only ones worth mentioning are Nitro and Medusa. The Chiller is just painful. Batman the Ride cannot compete with the newer inverted coasters like Alpengiest, Raptor or Talon. The crowd control at the park is terrible. The employees are rude. You get all this for a mere $50. I think I'll pass.
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ejm88
06-20-2001, 08:38 PM
For me, it's gotta be Disney. The place may be well themed. They don't try to be a thrill seeker's favorite park. BUT, they try to be a family park. They suck money out of the children's parents, as the kids virtually want EVERYTHING that Disney has to offer. Have you ever taken a kid to or seen a kid at Disney World that didn't want a pair of those piece of crap plastic Mickey Ears? Disney isn't all fun, the boys that are running it are making enough money to build a hundred Cedar Points or SFMM's.

Raptor
06-20-2001, 09:10 PM
Disney?? Over rated??? Either you people are missing the whole point of WDW or you all are too "cool" to admit that Disney is a good park. Once and for all:: you go there for the experience (its more enjoyable during the off season, most people who go during summer hate it), not for thrills. If you can't appreciate the awesome atmosphere of Epcot or anywhere else on WDW property, and can't see the difference between the Magic Kingdom and your filthy, gang infested, rude idiot employee Six Flags parks, then you've got problems...

Edit: whoah, one of my first posts.. I guess I over-reacted.

Nosk8er
06-20-2001, 11:35 PM
cedar Point because people say it has such good atmosphere and service and food etc.... when it is no better than sfmm at any of those..... it is a coaster park and anyone who says it is on the level of IOA or disney food service or atmosphere is lying to themselves....

coastergenius100
06-21-2001, 05:32 AM
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<BR>NO NO NO SFMM is very very under rated
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<BR>CP is the one that's way over rated. Also IOA, anything Disney and BGT
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<BR>True, SFMM probably isn't given the glory that it is needed because people haven't experienced X or Deja Vu.

coastergenius100
06-21-2001, 05:36 AM
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<BR>Of the parks I have been too in the last three years (IOA, BGT, SW, HP, Knoebels, Kennywood, Lakemont, Williamsgrove), the winner for the most overrated goes to...
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<BR>KENNYWOOD
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<BR>But only for Coasters.
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<BR>I was expecting "greatness" and what did I find... One wooden coaster with a great bit of air time (Jack Rabbit), one slow racer, one average but over rated wooden coaster (Thunderbolt), and one very painful coaster (Steel Phantom).
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<BR>However, as far as parks go... I give Kennywood high ratings. There is a certain old time traditional park charm to it.
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<BR>I also thought that Exterminator kicked ass, and is easily my favorite indoor coaster.

BGW Staff 005
06-21-2001, 06:51 AM
how can you say that BGT is over rated?it is a great park and deserves WAY more attention than what it is getting.i think that cedar point is over rated.i think that quality is more important than quantity.look at all the replies,alot of people agree with me!

nitro
06-21-2001, 11:07 AM
i think every park that has a commercail is over hyped that is the point to get you to the park and then take all your money. the most would either be six flags or disney they are the worst two but if u can get past the hype and lowwer your expectations you will really have a good time at any park the hype really just ruins any experience at any park

disneysweans
07-31-2001, 10:37 PM
My vote has to go with IOA. Really, really overrated.

goonsta
07-31-2001, 10:54 PM
I really think SFMM is overrated. Don't get me wrong, it's a great park, but I don't see it as the best park ever. When people bring up SFMM, people automatically put it on this plateau like it's untouchable, and the new standard of parks. I don't even find it the best SF park. I like SFGradv, SFoG, SFGam, and SFoT more than this park.

What you people fail to realize is that coasters are only about 20% of what makes a good park. 50% is operations. If Ever wonder why you never see a SF park on the top 5 of lists like the golden ticket?

phantompenguin
08-01-2001, 01:10 AM
Epcot...that thing was pure torture!

antfarm007
08-01-2001, 11:08 AM
SFGAd

Erik Johnson
08-01-2001, 12:28 PM
I know this thread has been here for a long time, but it's finally time to move it to the proper place: The Polls Forum.

cp_kw_pki_and_woa_fan
08-01-2001, 05:16 PM
SFMM Overrated
Kennywood Underrated

cp_kw_pki_and_woa_fan
08-01-2001, 05:17 PM
also Epcot.... i thought it was extremely boring!

skateboarder
08-01-2001, 05:26 PM
MAGIC KINGDOM! :mad:

Gladiator's Gauntlet
08-01-2001, 11:11 PM
To me it is Kennywood. It's a great park but by no means the Mecca of all parks like some people think. Their fries aren't that great either. Good, just not great.

PKI_bug
08-02-2001, 02:51 AM
Cedar Point.

Just because you have a lot of coasters doesn't mean thats all that counts. They are lacking in atmosphere in general. And sooo many of their queue lines are uncovered, leaving patrons open to heat stroke. Plus, they are always hogging the spotlight on those damn Discovery specials. Blah blah blah, lets see something we haven't seen before on those shows. I think I'll write Discovery and let them know.

PS
I believe their employees are programmed Russian coverts sent here to spy on U.S. citizens. It's just a hunch...I have no proof...or do I????

coasterfreak1080
08-02-2001, 10:00 AM
i agree

John Fitz
08-02-2001, 03:14 PM
None of the parks I've been to lately are overrated.

Neko608
08-04-2001, 10:37 PM
Cedar Point
Here's why it sucks. I'll give it MF and Raptor, those are both very good rides. As for the others...
Mantis: The same elements as a small and compact B&M stand up except for the diving loop, but lots of straight track. I could literally fall asleep after the diving loop.
Mean Streak: do I need to explain this one? There's nothing good about it, mostly because CP does not know how to maintain it.
Wildcat: I rode it at summerfest in Milwaukee ;)
Gemini: It's ok, it's average. Nothing's wrong with it, but nothing spectacular
Cedar Creek Mine Train: as far as mine trains go....Adventure express puts it to shame.
Magnum: What is the deal with this ride? It has horrible trains and it vibrates constantly. It's not a typical "good" Arrow rough, but it just vibrates up and down. Just because it's the first hyper coaster doesn't make it good.
Blue Streak: it's ok, but not a unique experience
Disaster Transport: Rolling Thunder meets It's a Small World. Nuff said.

On top of that, the park just LOOKS awful. I mean it seems that nothing there's been painted since 1970. The employees are either robotic or very rude as well. If you want a real park, drive down to cincy and go to PKI.

Nick

NitroExplodes
08-05-2001, 02:18 PM
Cedar Point. I think many people can agree with me.

markm62
08-05-2001, 02:35 PM
anything that's disney sucks because the coasters SUCK ROYAL A-S-S
and all u ppl should shut the **** up about cedar point and sf magic mountain

phantompenguin
08-05-2001, 03:04 PM
why some people say Kennywood is overrated...it's not a very big park or anything so that's something going against it but it also doesn't get much publicity as the other parks listed do.

Kennywood has never been rated along with the juggernauts like CP and SFMM.


For me it's Epcot, that thing was pure torture, I've never wanted to leave a park before that.

Marcus
01-15-2002, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by phantompenguin


For me it's Epcot, that thing was pure torture, I've never wanted to leave a park before that.

OMG its so friggen true. Thats not a park. Thats a educational field trip. I literally was ready to just run out of the park and piss on the sign i was so disappointed with it.

Raptor
01-15-2002, 11:13 PM
Tisk tisk tisk... Epcot, one of the most beautiful parks in the world, gets bashed because its not a parkinglot with coasters.
You guys seemed to have missed the question of the thread, too. It asks what park is the most over-rated, meaning which park is praised like a god but actually isn't that great? Epcot is in no way a highly praised park. Its barely even talked about outside of Disney fans. Nobody ever said Epcot is a great place for thrills, but somehow you guys assumed it was.

IB Maniac
01-16-2002, 12:00 AM
I also believe that CP is way overrated. I mean, come on, take away MF and look at what great rides are left...basically two, Raptor and Power Tower. Magnum and Mantis are ok, but not great by any means.

Now look at some of the other quality parks around the country:

SFMM - Take away X and you still have great rides such as Goliath, Riddler's Revenge, Deja Vu, and Batman

PKI - Take away SoB and you still have great rides like the Beast, Flight of Fear, Face/Off, and Drop Zone

BrooklynRider
01-16-2002, 08:04 AM
SF Great Adventure

I_heart_airtime
01-16-2002, 08:15 AM
I liked Raptors last post.

oh, and, aum, PGA is over-rated.

Raptor
01-16-2002, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by I_heart_airtime
I liked Raptors last post.

Thanks!

I know this thread is pretty old, but I find it very annoying. Almost every park mentioned is in no way over-rated.

RagingBull#1
01-16-2002, 06:28 PM
cp they only have 2 world class coasters MF and Raptor. the 13 year old rusty gun needs to stop getting attention it has been shown up over and over again

may the FORCE be with you
01-16-2002, 06:47 PM
everybody here is like "how can you say park ... is overated?!?" its simple, they give the reasons. just cuz you like a park doesn't mean i have to.

I think Magic Mountain is the most overated, just because I expected more than what I got. It wasn't as fun as I thought it was going to be. On the other hand, at CP I had a lot more fun than I thought I was going to have. That's just me.

PhantomRevnge67
01-17-2002, 10:50 AM
well id have to say Magic kingdom. for one its too expensive, and there isnt that many good rides.

Screamweaver
01-17-2002, 12:28 PM
OK, what have we learned?

The most overrated parks are:

1)Cedar Point
2)anything Disney
3)SFMM
4)SFGAdv
5)Kennywood

You know what this REALLY means? Not a thing, except when you get big, people are there waiting to knock you down. This is an old story, and in NO WAY means any of these parks haven't earned their success. meaning all of this is pretty pointless.

Cuddy
01-17-2002, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Neko608
Cedar Point
Here's why it sucks. I'll give it MF and Raptor, those are both very good rides. As for the others...
Mantis: The same elements as a small and compact B&M stand up except for the diving loop, but lots of straight track. I could literally fall asleep after the diving loop.
Mean Streak: do I need to explain this one? There's nothing good about it, mostly because CP does not know how to maintain it.
Wildcat: I rode it at summerfest in Milwaukee ;)
Gemini: It's ok, it's average. Nothing's wrong with it, but nothing spectacular
Cedar Creek Mine Train: as far as mine trains go....Adventure express puts it to shame.
Magnum: What is the deal with this ride? It has horrible trains and it vibrates constantly. It's not a typical "good" Arrow rough, but it just vibrates up and down. Just because it's the first hyper coaster doesn't make it good.
Blue Streak: it's ok, but not a unique experience
Disaster Transport: Rolling Thunder meets It's a Small World. Nuff said.

On top of that, the park just LOOKS awful. I mean it seems that nothing there's been painted since 1970. The employees are either robotic or very rude as well. If you want a real park, drive down to cincy and go to PKI.

Nick

CP may be overrated, but then again it has been rated the #1 amusement park numerous times. GP doesn't seem to care whether ANY park is overrated, they go for thrills, chills, and fun. Someone else in the thread said, "just because you like one park doesn't mean I have to." And that is a good point, but I'd like to analyze this particular long reply.

First I do want to defend the employees, because everytime I was there, they were spontaneous, energetic, and witty.

Take away MF and Raptor and what have you got left?? Let's start with Blue Streak. It may not be the fastest, tallest, steepest, but it serves to many as a warmup coaster for the day or even a starter coaster for those just getting into coasters. I love it to this day.

DT was better as Avalanche Run. I did not like how they enclosed it and attempted to theme it. The only good thing about the ride now is that you never wait more than 20 minutes.

Gemini, Corkscrew, Magnum, Mantis (I think), Mean Streak, and PT were once all world record holders themselves. CP has the tradition of building the tallest, fastest and steepest of its kind.

The message I want to convey is that no park is overrated, they are only overrated by those that can't open themselves up to new experiences.

RagingBull#1
01-17-2002, 01:09 PM
yea all of those coasters WERE record holders which now are overshadowed many times over. i agree that when you take away MF and raptor that CP is extremely weak

Raptor
01-17-2002, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by RagingBull#1
yea all of those coasters WERE record holders which now are overshadowed many times over. i agree that when you take away MF and raptor that CP is extremely weak

Dude, it is not. You really don't know what you're talking about. If you take out the top rides of ANY park, of course it isn't going to be as good. I don't see why Mantis and Magnum aren't in the top, either.

gravitron
01-17-2002, 07:52 PM
imo SFGADV. its really dirty and the rides arent taken care of to the best of there abilities

RaptorXLC
01-17-2002, 08:13 PM
SF Great Adventure

Raging Rider
01-20-2002, 12:04 AM
Disney is not overrated, it is just not suited for pure thrillseekers. They are parks the whole family can visit and relax at.

BrooklynRider
02-15-2002, 08:33 AM
WDW for me

RaptorXLC
02-15-2002, 08:35 AM
SFGAdv and BGT

wahooskipper
02-15-2002, 08:48 AM
I am going to go against the grain here and say IOA is the most overrated. What attractions they do have are excellent, I will certainly admit that, but any park I can finish in half a day....after paying that much is overrated.

With a few more attractions I am sure I won't consider it overrated any longer.