• IronChef C.

    This is a rollercoaster. It is wooden. It is smooth and boring. Im not sure what the point of it is. Please do something with it. Why retrack it? I dont understand what's happening here. It'd be better if it was rough. It'd be better if it was worse. Thats right, I know what I just said. Remember the talent show in What Hot American Summer? "Do something or get the f*** off the stage!"

  • IronChef C.

    Intensity Layout

    Underrated. Beats Phoenix for me. Love the intensity and the laterals. Some good drops and a few air pops. Amazing woodie. Very smooth. Got the shirt. HAD to get the shirt.

  • Thijmen B.

    Airtimes Layout Capacity Harness Discomfort

    Would have been way better if it weren't for that rattle.

  • IronChef C.

    Its different. You should ride it for no other reason than that. Its uncomfortable and on a sunny day, those lift hills and brake runs are tough, but I found it to have some enjoyable spots, especially during the sweeps near the ground. Its interesting but not as good as a B&M flyer. Worth a try though.

  • Semina S.

    Theming Inversions Hangtime Headbanging Harness

    I absolutely love the smiler. It’s forceful layout keeps an amazing pace through delivering some great laterals throughout. The ride can get rough and I have noticed that the harness comes down on you more during the ride so try not to staple yourself. But that doesn’t take away from its airtime on its small hills and the insane hangtime on the first heart line roll.

  • Semina S.

    First Drop Intensity Ejectors Discomfort

    A fantastic airtime filled wooden rollercoaster with a fantastic first drop and extreme intensity. Every single hill gave airtime especially that small hill straight after the drop but the ride can be quite uncomfortable.

  • IronChef C.

    We all know its good. If you like RMC, this is like their greatest hits ride. It has some of everything they're known for. It warms up as the day goes on, it is best in the back, the wave turn is the highlight for me, the way it weaves through the structure is amazing, and the operations are outstanding. If there's a downside, its those RMC restraints which can ruin some rides for folks. I think I've mostly figured them out, but they aren't the most comfortable. It sits as my #1 but its really close. Fury 325 at night gave me the most fun I've ever had on a coaster, but SteVe is easily the best coaster. Its tricky. I had tons of fun on SteVe but on Fury, those clamshells are so freeing and give the beat rides. So close between them. And if I'm really trying to find a con, theres some themeing to it that could have been better executed. The story and names are cool, but the voice overs and cartoon characters are a bit lame.

  • IronChef C.

    First Drop Location Intensity

    So far, my favorite invert by quite alot. Its massive, well themed, intense, and really fun. I prefer front row because it feels faster and smoother whereas back row is more intense and whippy. Great night rides on this thing because of the great location in the trees. One of my favorite first drops around. The cobra roll is always bonkerz-level intense, so be sure to brace yourself coming out of the tunnel on the way up. Headbanging has never been an issue for me on it either. Updated: after riding 6 inverts, none have come close to Alpie. Its size and location are its strengths and I've yet to ride an invert that gives a better night front row ride. Yes, it meanders some towards the end but they all seem to do that.

  • IronChef C.

    Fun

    I always knew I liked Griffon. Its one my most ridden coasters having marathon'd the beast several times over the past few years, but it seems to be getting better. After riding Valravn on a friday and following it up with Griffon the next day I realized what many have said to be true; Griffon is the superior dive machine, and im sure its sibling in Florida is very similar. Griffon does everything a dive should do and has plenty of air, smoothness, perfect retraints, and is a real looker. Its just so simple and so good.

  • IronChef C.

    Airtimes Location Comfort

    A masterpiece. I'm biased because this got me into coasters and have had some extremely memorable rides on it, but it really holds up as one of the better hypers. It has a very simple layout but adding in the perfect location, amazing night rides, and exceptionally bonkerz floater airtime makes it a classic. Combine loose restraints and back row endseats and you're in for some great air flying through the trees and over water.