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Is This The Scariest Ride In The World?  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26506 posts, RR: 58
Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7267 times:

Walking towards Thorpe Park's newest ride is a nerve-wracking experience.

A vertical climb followed by a drop juts out of what looks like a disused warehouse.

This is the first view you get as you approach what is being billed as the most terrifying rollercoaster in the world.

And, after trying it out first hand, I would be in complete agreement.

Organisers say they have tried to give customers the full Saw experience.

It is inspired by the horror film series of the same name and the aim of the ride is to torment and terrify.

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-...fying_Theme_Park_Ride_In_The_World

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Certainly looks the part. I know a few Anetters like trying different coasters , so does this look like the ''scariest ride in the world''??


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User currently onlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7257 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
''scariest ride in the world''??

Some would argue that their ex significant others would qualify for such a title. Big grin

But from reading the article, that vertical drop looks to give some sufficient ammo to say such. However, it looks that the line is the part the spent the most time trying to psych up.  twocents 



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7250 times:



Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):

Thats not that bad..



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5486 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7224 times:

My first impression was 'that's it?'. Seems no worse than Sea World's Kraken. If you go on youtube I'm shocked at how many people record going on roller coasters.

User currently onlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8876 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7224 times:

Doesn't look that bad. If you want scary go to one of the famous haunted houses that pop up every year around Halloween. THAT is scary.

http://www.fearworld.com/

That's the one I went to. Apparently among the scariest one.



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User currently offlineIhadapheo From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 6027 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7207 times:

It looks OK, from the description I was expecting much more. Simply by viewing the video a would say it looks like many other modern "coasters". Of course the actual feel of each coaster is different as "airtime" has to experienced first-hand

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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2336 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 7194 times:

If you want something scary, go to the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. They have 3 different rides at the top of the tower.

http://www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas/p...actions/details.jsp?companyId=4843

The scariest by far would have to be the "X Scream". It is the ride pictured on the link above. It is really hard to describe but if there are other members here who have gone on it, I'm sure you understand...  Smile



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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7086 times:

Yeah I was expecting worst. And it seemed to last nothing. I'm a big rollercoaster fan and they don't scare me but they do definitely give me an adrenaline rush.

The best one I've ever been on, and what many call the best roller coaster in the world, is the X in Six Flags Magic Mountain. It was the worlds first 3D roller coaster. Literraly, words can't describe how amazing that thing is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMPG6cO7Yyc

Here's a review of it, and a website that rates other coasters: http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/reviews/x/

[Edited 2009-03-12 19:14:31]

User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 8524 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7035 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 6):
e scariest by far would have to be the "X Scream". It is the ride pictured on the link above. It is really hard to describe but if there are other members here who have gone on it, I'm sure you understand...

I agree, just looking at it was enough for me and my wife. Crazy people go on that thing.



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7027 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 6):

Absolutely! I was there with my girlfriend over Valentines weekend and went up to the top. I have always considered myself a roller coaster junkie, having never turned one down. Mind you I've been on all of the ones at Cedar Point which holds many world records. Anyway, one look at X-scream and that was it. It was just painful to watch, I don't think I could ever do it, especially sitting in the front row. However, I did go on the spinning one, which wasn't much.



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User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6981 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 7):

YES! X is an amazing ride...scary as ***t when you look at it. When you're on, it feels like the most surreal experience since at some points you are twisting and rotating.

POV video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-y-0IFiZqY



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2336 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6949 times:



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 9):
Anyway, one look at X-scream and that was it. It was just painful to watch, I don't think I could ever do it, especially sitting in the front row.

Yeah, I was there in July 2005 and when my sister and I went to the top, the other rides had average sized lines waiting to get on. The X Scream however there was NO line. I was the only one in line for a few minutes while the operators waited for more people to show up. All in all there were about 4-5 of us and I was in the FRONT ROW! During the ride as with most of those thrill rides, a picture was taken and you are given the opportunity to buy a print. I bought one and sheer terror in my face was quite amusing (though not at the time).  Smile

It was actually a few months later 6 tourists were actually stuck on the ride during a power outage for an hour and a half.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho.../Nov-16-Wed-2005/news/4336466.html

 Wow!



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User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6943 times:

I was expecting more. The roller coaster doesn't look bad at all....

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 6):
you want something scary, go to the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. They have 3 different rides at the top of the tower.

Now THOSE rides are scary....

[Edited 2009-03-12 21:44:53]


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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

I don't ride that many roller coasters, but I've been on my fair share over the years. I rode the Cyclone at Coney Island for the first time a couple of years ago, and thought I was going to die!  Wow! These new rides just can't match the Cyclone!


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User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 6864 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 6):
go to the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas.

I agree. Those in Vegas and Kingda Ka in Six Flags New Jersey are not easy rides. That one looks awesome but beside the steep climb and descent it's just a regular thrill. It doesn't add too much to the experience :P

I love rollercoasters but I must admit that the one in the Stratosphere ( the one that makes you believe you're gonna be dropped but you're not) makes me real nervous just by looking at the videos.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26506 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6757 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 11):
It was actually a few months later 6 tourists were actually stuck on the ride during a power outage for an hour and a half.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho....html

Oh I wouldnt like that at all.



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User currently offlineHywel From Peru, joined Apr 2008, 771 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6546 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 6):
The scariest by far would have to be the "X Scream". It is the ride pictured on the link above. It is really hard to describe but if there are other members here who have gone on it, I'm sure you understand...

Went on it about 15 months ago... I'm a real thrill seeker and I loved it.

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 8):
I agree, just looking at it was enough for me and my wife. Crazy people go on that thing.

Guess I'm crazy then Big grin


User currently offlineDragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6465 times:

More importantly... who can identify the airplane above and to the right of the gentlemens head at the 23 second mark of the video.


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User currently offlineHaggis79 From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6458 times:



Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 11):
It was actually a few months later 6 tourists were actually stuck on the ride during a power outage for an hour and a half.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho....html

did I read that right? The thing got stuck at 5:45 and at 7:05, i.e. 80 minutes later, rescue teams were called? What the heck did they do in those 80 minutes? Drink coffee?



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User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 6440 times:

"Saw" is actually the mumbled sound of people snoring on that ride...  zzz 

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6380 times:

Just a side note, we have a Six Flags run theme park in Oklahoma City called "Frontier City." I haven't been in probably 15 years, but back then, they had sort of this IMAX theater thing where you go in and stand facing a screen. No seats, and they show you a movie of several roller coasters as viewed from the front passenger. It's fun because everyone starts leaning and getting off balance. Don't know why this happens, but it was really fun...if you have a big TV and video like this, just stand in front of your TV and pretend you are on the coaster and you will see what i mean.

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11853 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6267 times:
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I think Cedar Point in Ohio has some freaky/scary rides. Top Thrill Dragster is one of those

User currently offlineEoinnz From New Zealand, joined Jul 2003, 226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 6211 times:

Bonus points for guessing the aircraft! after all this is airliners.net!



[Edited 2009-03-14 07:38:29]

User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3007 posts, RR: 48
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6199 times:
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Try Europapark's Silverstar in Germany... oh btw, I won't get on any of those things. Don't know why, but they scare me to death.

What shocks me is that even Sky News doesn't know the difference between "vertical" and "verticle"...




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