• Erik C.

    Intensity Smoothness Layout

    While all B&M flying coasters are good or great rides, this one was pretty underwhelming for me. I had ridden Tatsu and Acrobat before this, so this smaller scale version was not going to perform like the others. The pretzel loop is the stand-out moment in the ride, but all the other elements are still fun. The ride is smooth and comfortable, but besides the pretzel loop, there are no other intense forces. It still acts as a good supporting coaster to the lineup.

  • Erik C.

    Location Dead spots

    This is your average family ride with the only distinguishing factor being that its indoors. The theming is not that great, but the mountain gets you out of the sun. It's not even dark on the inside because they have lights around the interior walls, so you can definitely see where you are going. I was expecting a little more out of this coaster, but its fine for a family ride.

  • Erik C.

    Lap Bar Fun Intensity Airtimes

    This was my first B&M Hyper, and it was about what I expected. After riding El Toro a couple times, the airtime did feel weak, but the floater was still fun. My favorite parts were the intense helix before the MCBR and then the bunny hills leading towards the end which also had good airtime. I feel like I would enjoy this more if there was more airtime on the big hills, so I'm hoping I will get better rides in the future on Nitro. I also must note that I absolutely love the restraints. This is my first time with these clamshell lap bars, and they are extremely comfortable and provide an open-air experience.

  • Erik C.

    Launch Fun Intensity Too short Reliability

    Kingda Ka is a very thrilling ride that I feel is hated on too much. I rode this after riding TTD and Xcellerator, but I was not let down at all by this ride. I will admit that I've only ridden Kingda Ka and TTD once each, and in the front row for both, which arguably changes the experience. However, for now I am still rating Kingda Ka over TTD still for several reasons. First, it's been a long time (6+ yrs) since I rode TTD, so I do not remember the specifics from that ride very well. Some things that people complain about with Kingda Ka are the restraints and the rattle. I honestly did not feel any distracting rattle in the front seat, and the over-the-shoulder restraints did not get in my way. The pure sense of speed during the launch is the best part of this ride, as the wind is whipping your face. The 270 degree twisting drop is also crazy, and the airtime hill actually did provide a little. This gets a star off for its length and reliability. I hope to ride this and TTD closer together in the future to make better comparisons.

  • Erik C.

    Airtimes Fun Capacity Discomfort

    This was my second 4D Freespin after Arashi, and I was kind of let down. Compared to how I remembered Arashi being, Joker was more uncomfortable and did not flip as much. It's not uncomfortable to the level of Zacspins, but it does take a way from the enjoyment a little. I wish they would have invested for a real Wing Coaster for such a large park, we all know how Six Flags operates. As with other Freespins, I enjoyed the pops of airtime, but it's only an okay ride aside from that.

  • Erik C.

    Dead spots

    This is a lame ride with no forces. The comically long Zierer trains make you go at almost a constant speed through all the elements. I would still rather ride this than Green Lantern though.

  • Erik C.

    Headbanging Discomfort Tear it down!

    This is by far the worst coaster I have ever ridden. I have not ridden an SLC yet, but I still see myself rating one of those higher than this or any stand-up for that matter. I've already explained my personal problem with Stand-ups in my Riddler's Revenge review, but this has got to be the worst offender. The leg pain AND the headbanging is the worst I've ever experienced on any of the stand-ups I've ridden. I am not going to ride this again, and I pray for the day that this gets scrapped. Too bad I can't rate less than 0.5 stars!

  • Erik C.

    Theming Theming

    This ride is sort of a meme. The pre-show gets you hyped up for a well-themed, immersive ride, but it turns out just to be an enclosed wild mouse with some painted plywood cutouts. If you know that it is a wild mouse coming in, then you might enjoy it more because this is better than other wild mice in the sense that its in the dark and it has (some) theming. But by objective measures, the theming is pretty garbage. This doesn't really help their lineup that much, because they already had an indoor family ride.

  • Erik C.

    Inversions

    Medusa was nothing new to me as I had already ridden Scream many times before this, but I appreciated the extra theming on this version. The operations were absolutely fantastic when I was there, running three trains and keeping the stacking to a minimum. I also loved how everyone was spamming the seat belt buckle clicking (seemed almost like a tradition at this park). Solid ride overall.

  • Erik C.

    Pace

    I enjoyed this more than Batman clone at Magic Mountain mostly due to the fact that this ride is not overly intense in comparison. This version was actually somewhat comfortable, and I could enjoy the compact layout more because it was not too intense. However, this is still a supporting coaster and gets points off for some minor discomfort.