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Good roller coasters

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I’m going on a vacation in a few days to go to all the major amusement parks in America to ride some of the best roller coasters around. Does anyone know any good ones, just to make sure I don’t miss any?

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  • The obvious one is the Hulk coaster at Universal Studios. I went on it and freakin' loved it. If you're near Florida, check it out. Also, the Rock 'n' Rollercoaster at Disneyland is pretty good.

    And we want pictures! Proof or it didn't happen.

  • The Millennium Force at Cedar Point was always a favorite of mine.

  • @Darth Marsden said: The obvious one is the Hulk coaster at Universal Studios. I went on it and freakin' loved it. If you're near Florida, check it out. Also, the Rock 'n' Rollercoaster at Disneyland is pretty good.

    Do you know if the Universal Studios in California has that rollercoaster, or is it just the one in Florida?

    Also, unless I'm really mistaken and this is something from Toon Town, I don't think Disneyland has the Rock'n'Rollercoaster. Maybe Disneyworld?

  • @Alcoremortis said: Do you know if the Universal Studios in California has that rollercoaster, or is it just the one in Florida?

    Also, unless I'm really mistaken and this is something from Toon Town, I don't think Disneyland has the Rock'n'Rollercoaster. Maybe Disneyworld?

    No idea, I've only been to the Florida one.

    And I may be getting my Disney Lands mixed up. So many... Pretty sure Rock'n'Rollercoaster is at one of the Disney Parks in Florida though. If not, it is an absolute travesty.

  • Does anyone know if the Giant Dipper is any good?

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    Bizarro at Six Flags New England in Massachusetts is a good one. For classic roller coasters, Viper at Darien Lake in New York is good too. It was the first roller coaster to have five inversions when it opened in 1982, and it's still exhilarating.

  • @Darth Marsden said: No idea, I've only been to the Florida one.

    And I may be getting my Disney Lands mixed up. So many... Pretty sure Rock'n'Rollercoaster is at one of the Disney Parks in Florida though. If not, it is an absolute travesty.

    It's probably at Disneyworld. I go to Disneyland on a semi-regular basis, and I've never seen it there. There is a pretty nice rollercoaster at California Adventures, but I can't remember what it was called.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

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    One of the greatest rollercoasters was Space Mountain in Disneyland Paris. This greatest thing in the world had an orchestral soundtrack playing during the ride that adjusted to the specific area of the coaster you just experienced.

    Then they revamped it. Took out the glorious Jules Verne theme. Called it "Mission 2". It's the same ride essentially, but the flavor is all gone. THE BASTARDS.

  • I quite like the Mission 2 theme song. I always find myself singing along with it. But then again, I don't think the Calfornia Disneyland ever had the theme song you mentioned... either that I don't remember much from the only time I rode Space Mountain before they revamped it.

    I was pretty terrified of rollercoasters as a kid.

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    Vainamoinen Moderator

    California indeed never had that track:

    Originally, Space Mountain [California] did not have a Synchronized On-Board Audio Track (SOBAT), but after the completion and success of Space Mountain: De la Terre à la Lune at Disneyland Paris, a soundtrack arranged by Dick Dale was added to the ride in 1996.

    The one I linked to, on the contrary, was by another composer (JAG, Young Indiana Jones Chronicles):

    The audio track was written by Steven Bramson and was in keeping with the Victorian theme. Unlike other Space Mountains found around the world, this version [Paris] has a grander and more detailed appearance, with a huge dominating Columbiad Cannon and a plate and rivet exterior, in keeping with Discoveryland's retro-futuristic theme.

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