Theming Layout Disappointing!
Simply not as good as it’s california counterpart. It’s roughly a mirror image, but the theming isn’t as good and it’s missing the awesome tunnel explosion set piece from Disneyland. Also missing the town scene at the end that I loved so much.
Iron Rattler - Six Flags Fiesta TexasKellen Grady 2 months ago
Airtimes First Drop Layout Too short
This is a great ride, but I'm surprised at how highly it's ranked. It's really fun while it's going but it's just pretty short. However, that first drop is nuts and all of the moments where you're horizontal are great! The quarry wall interaction is incredible as well. Probably my favorite at the park.
Goliath - Six Flags Fiesta TexasKellen Grady 2 months ago
Yep, this is a clone of Batman the Ride! Though it admittedly loses a bit of it's charm without the nice theming found at SFMM. Other than that, nothing to really report.
Wonder Woman Golden Lasso - Six Flags Fiesta TexasKellen Grady 2 months ago
First Drop Nice surprise! Layout Rattle
I was scared that this one would have the cramped, unpleasant trains that Flight of Courage has, but thankfully it doesn't! I was delighted to find this out as I sat down. Unfortunately, though, the smoothness of WWFoC is nowhere to be found on this one. I don't know how this one has lost it's smoothness in just 4 and a half years of operation but it is quite uncomfortable in that sense. However, the layout is great and the airtime was cool to enjoy!
Road Runner Express - Six Flags Fiesta TexasKellen Grady 2 months ago
This is just a nice little family coaster and the only one my dad was willing to go on at the park. I think the theming adds a lot, and it's great that it's as long as it is. The Road Runner Express I know, at Magic Mountain, is minuscule compared to this one! It really doesn't stand out, it's just a nice family coaster, but I definitely think it is necessary and worth going on once.
Dr. Diabolical's Cliffhanger - Six Flags Fiesta TexasKellen Grady 2 months ago
First Drop Theming Duration Too short
Six flags, shockingly, nailed the theming on this one. I hope they keep up with cool pre-shows and such in the future, I was really impressed with the queue theming on Flight of Courage but this eclipses that completely. My mom even loved this one! I wish it was a bit longer though. The first drop is pretty great and that final helix is awesome!
Superman Krypton Coaster - Six Flags Fiesta TexasKellen Grady 2 months ago
Inversions Fun Dead spots
This one is just huge, with these crazy swooping inversions. However, it doesn't do much to stand out and leaves me feeling like there's a lot of dead space. The little superman on the top of the loop is a great touch to observe from afar. I also wish the drop was straight rather than curved. Finally, I rode it around sunset, which made the view on the lift hill absolutely incredible.
Wonder Woman Flight of Courage - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 3 months ago
First Drop Fun Intensity Harness Discomfort
I'm really sad to say this, but this coaster was extremely uncomfortable for me. Maybe it's something wrong with me, I don't know, but when a coaster has limited legroom like this one, Matterhorn Bobsleds at Disneyland, or Colossus at Thorpe Park, I get extremely painful hip cramps. This completely ruined this ride for me, which is really too bad because from what I did experience, I would have loved it. The speed is pretty insane and the single rail makes it so smooth. Hopefully, I can figure out the cause of this issue, but regardless these rides should really be more comfortable for taller people! 11-20-22 re-ride: I was less uncomfortable this time, mostly because I prepared myself for the discomfort and positioned my body to reduce it. However, though I had fun, it really is a bummer that this incredible layout is hampered by its restraints and lack of legroom. I hope to ride it's near-clone, Jersey Devil at some point and see if it's any better for me.
New Revolution - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 3 months ago
Fun Layout Rattle Dead spots
This one is about as expected. It's ancient, mostly just a relic of it's time, and fun to ride for historical value. The buildup to the loop is pretty hilariously long compared to a lot of the stuff nowadays, and there is a lot of dead time. However, it's still fun and I recommend giving it a ride if the line is short!
Twister - Gröna LundKellen Grady 3 months ago
Location Pace Smoothness
Nice wooden coaster with not a whole lot special about it other than its gorgeous location. I definitely liked it a lot though, just not a highlight of the park
Vilda Musen - Gröna LundKellen Grady 3 months ago
I'm getting really late to this review, so I don't remember many specifics of this other than it's in a beautiful location and it is a pretty standard wild mouse. It is definitely cool that it weaves so much to avoid other supports and rides, which is an upside of most of the rides at Grona Lund.
Jetline - Gröna LundKellen Grady 7 months ago
First Drop Fun
This coaster is pretty impressive for what it is. Nothing too crazy, but the interactions with other buildings are great and the weird curved lift hill is definitely interesting. I also noticed that, due to the size of the park, this coaster literally shares supports with another coaster, which is just fucking insane. Overall this thing hauls ass and is definitely very fun.
Kvasten - Gröna LundKellen Grady 7 months ago
This is just a pleasant inverted family coaster without much unique about it. I enjoyed it, but it's been almost a month since I rode it so I don't really have a lot to say. The location on the boardwalk is obviously a plus, it gives great views of Sweden.
The Walking Dead - The Ride - Thorpe ParkKellen Grady 7 months ago
Fun Disappointing! Pointless
This is a pretty tame family coaster with some lame theming. I didn't even get any human scare actors on mine, which I've heard are a large part of it and can enhance the ride. Honestly was kinda disappointed, but it wasn't bad, just largely forgettable and unimpressive.
Batman the Ride - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 7 months ago
Nice surprise! Fun
This ride was nice but didn't leave much of an impact. Honestly, I was just on it yesterday and I'm struggling to remember much about it. Granted, it was 103 degrees so maybe my brain was just fried by the point that I was on it. I'll likely write more about it when I ride it next, but I'm glad to see this ride reopen now that Wonder Woman is complete!
Monster - Gröna LundKellen Grady 7 months ago
First Drop Location Intensity Too short
This ride is absolutely incredible. The first drop is complete madness, and then it barely gives you time to take a breath for the entire duration of the ride. The location is also just incredible, and you get some great views of the coast while you're being thrown around. I only wish that it were a little longer, but I'm already impressed it's as long as it is with how little space they were working with. I wish this one was in the US so I could ride it more often!
The Swarm - Thorpe ParkKellen Grady 7 months ago
First Drop Theming Smoothness Discomfort
This rides theming was totally unexpected to me - I had generally low expectations for the theming at this park, since most people don't exactly hype it up, but the destroyed vehicles and billboards (especially the head chopper) are incredible. I got 2 rides on this one - one in the very back, and one in the very front - and I have to say that a front row ride on this coaster is genuinely next level. The forces are great and the ride is just incredibly smooth. Overall my favorite at Thorpe!
Stealth - Thorpe ParkKellen Grady 7 months ago
Location Launch Smoothness Too short
This was my first ever Intamin Accelerator, and I loved it! That launch is just fucking insanity. I only got to ride it once, unfortunately - I went back to ride it again at the end of the day and it almost immediately broke down once I got in line. I would have loved another ride, but as it is I found this super fun, although obviously short.
Saw - The Ride - Thorpe ParkKellen Grady 7 months ago
First Drop Theming Intensity Too short
I essentially went to Thorpe Park entirely for this ride. Well, not exactly, but I could have gone to Chessington or Alton Towers and I opted for this park because Saw is a guilty pleasure franchise for me and I figure that, now that it's much less popular, the ride isn't much longer for this world. I really loved the theming even though many of the effects no longer function properly, and that first drop comes out of fucking nowhere. The outdoor portion is also great, though both parts of the ride could definitely stand to be longer. The queue was amazing with several genuine props from the movies, and even the outdoor portion was atmospheric. Overall, despite the short length and broken effects, I enjoyed this ride a lot and I'll be sad to see it go if my hypothesis is correct.
Nemesis Inferno - Thorpe ParkKellen Grady 7 months ago
Theming Nice surprise! Fun Too short
I rode this one without a lot of expectations, but I really liked the light volcanic theming, especially that early swoop through the steam machines. The layout is also great, if a little short. This was a highlight of my day, and the interlocking corkscrew was incredible. I walked off this one unsure what had even just happened because so much seems to happen in such a short time.
Colossus - Thorpe ParkKellen Grady 7 months ago
Intensity Duration Capacity Discomfort
Colossus is not as bad as people say! As a taller person, I was expecting a lot more discomfort, but I had no noticeable head-banging, just some cramped legs. The onslaught of inversions is a bit much, and it's clear they threw the corkscrews in at the end just to get that inversion count up, but it's still a lot of fun crawling through those rolls. One of my least favorites in the park, but in such a strong lineup that's hardly a bad thing!
Flight of the Hippogriff - Universal Studios HollywoodKellen Grady 11 months ago
Theming Too short Tear it down!
While Universal Orlando has several amazing coasters, we're stuck with an inferior version of The Mummy and a kiddie coaster with a single cute animatronic. Harry Potter land feels decidedly empty with only one decent ride, and I really think they should replace this with literally anything else - even a fun shop would be better. This thing looks short and is shorter than it looks, even the little kids in my car were asking why it was so brief!
Revenge of the Mummy the Ride - Universal Studios HollywoodKellen Grady 11 months ago
Theming Launch Too short Disappointing!
Since I'm familiar with Florida's version of this ride, this ride is pretty lame in comparison. However, it's still a fun small coaster in the dark with some good effects. That ending sucks so bad though, why is it so abrupt??? They could have easily fit a better ending in that room.
Superman : Escape from Krypton - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 11 months ago
Launch Smoothness Too short
A one-trick pony for sure, but that launch is fuckin' great. This ride is over far too soon and I definitely would not wait more than 25 minutes for it due to its length (which I unfortunately did on this visit) but it's worth it at least once.
Tatsu - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 11 months ago
Pace Fun Masterpiece
Tatsu is unreal. The only flying coaster I've ever been on, and it's so comfortable, smooth, and crazy intense. That loop is just fucking unreal, it's a sensation I haven't felt on any other coaster. The views of the park are just fucking magnificent. Maybe this one will become less exciting on repeat rides, but as it is I love love love this ride!
Apocalypse - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 11 months ago
Theming Duration Rattle
Generally fun but unremarkable, but easily the best theming of any coaster at Magic Mountain. The queue is much more enjoyable than most here - even the brand new West Coast Racers. Other than that there's some fun moments but nothing to write home about. 03-22-22 re-ride: Okay, just rode this again with a full train on a hot day and it was HAULING ass. Literally felt like we were going faster than Escape from Krypton (though I know that wasn't happening). I definitely have a newfound love for this coaster now that I've ridden it at it's peak performance. Put some lights in the effin' queue though.
Ninja - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 11 months ago
Location Fun Dead spots
This is a nice and pleasant ride, with a lame finish. Not a whole lot else to say about it - it doesn't stand out at all, but it's fun and has great views.
Twisted Colossus - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 11 months ago
Pace Intensity Layout Discomfort
Maybe it’s because my train was near empty, but I was disappointed by this one compared to my expectations. Maybe when I ride it with a full train in a few weeks, my opinion will change, but as of now it’s just a pretty good dueler that’s far rougher than it should be.
Full Throttle - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 11 months ago
Lap Bar Launch Hangtime Too short
Great launch directly into a huge loop with great hangtime, with another reverse launch AND forward launch consecutively afterwards with a huge hill. I loved this one despite it's simplicity, and that unhinged laugh sound it plays as you're launched backwards is a beautiful touch.
Scream! - Six Flags Magic MountainKellen Grady 1 year ago
Layout Headbanging Disappointing! Discomfort
This could be a great one if it was comfortable but no, walked off this one with a major headache. Not surprising, but disappointing.