the first roller coaster I have ever been on and I got to say it beats
every wooden roller coaster in Florida and Blackpool. This is the only
ride in which my stomach has ended up in my throat! Rides like Oblivion
cannot compare to the first drop of Megafobia. It's a great ride! Worth
Simply still the best
wooden roller coaster in the UK and far better than a lot of the rest of
the world has to offer. There are bigger and faster rides, but the
combination of air time and turns is a masterpiece of design that has
held up fantastically over the years.
When you come off a ride laughing,
it is a sign that the coaster you have just ridden is world class.
Surveying the trains coming back into Megafobia's station I was hard
pushed to see a single face without a grin on it and every time a train
would hurtle into the brake run I would hear fits of laughter.
How can a ride evoke such emotion? Roller coasters
are built to play on our inherent fears of riding them, the adrenaline
rush from conquering them, but very rarely will you see so many people
come off of a roller coaster with such a wide grin. The world-beaters
spring to mind when ever I try to think of a coaster with such
qualities. Nemesis and Millennium Force are the other rides that spring
To rank itself amongst these giants of the
industry Megafobia must be something extraordinary. Not something that
you would expect to find in a remote part of Wales, just south of St.
David's. As we know with Nemesis, a ride should not be judged by its
size and Megafobia is not as massive as the name suggest. In fact it
doesn't even hold the title of largest ride in the park, that honour is
bestowed upon Hydro.
So it does make you wonder how a ride with such
an unassuming appearance can deliver one of the most insane experiences
you will find anywhere in the world. To use a boxing term, somehow the
genius' at CCI have managed to construct what I consider the best
pound-for-pound coaster in existence.
The key to Megafobia's success is that from the
first drop to the brake run, the ride offers no let-up. It is a constant
torrent of what Thorpe like to call 'sensory overload'. Not only does
the ride allow no respite, but the sensations that it delivers are in no
way monotonous, there is a constant change of direction, speed and
angle. You have no time to think or take in what is happening as it
feels like you are being taken for a ride, rather than riding Megafobia.
It is incomprehensible as to how a ride can deliver so much, so fast and
so well. A description of the ride would do it no justice at all, there
is only one way to experience a true modern classic and that's getting
in the car and going to Oakwood. It's worth it just for Megafobia.
Megafobia is the best
wooden roller coaster on the planet, you might think that I am joking
but I am not, it is better than grand national, The Beast and many more,
the airtime is amazing. And the first drop is jaw dropping, No other can
beat MEGAFOBIA THRILLS BEYOND FEAR
'Hydro Sort of Guy'
Clearly the people writing
these reviews have not been to theme parks like say Alton Towers as
compared to rides like Nemesis Megafobia is nothing. To be fair though
it is still a pretty cool ride with a good first drop, although the queue
is quite lengthy.
There are some great wooden coasters in the UK, such as the ones at Blackpool, Southport, Margate and Great Yarmouth, but Megafobia is something else. †I was most impressed with its smoothness, airtime and sustained speed. My favourite seat is the front, as I like the way the train pushes you into low, fast turns.
Megafobia has got to be
one of the best roller coasters I've ever been on and does wonders for
people who are nervous about big rides. I know three people who were
nervous about roller coasters but as soon as they got off they wanted to
go on again and again and again...
"AIRTIME" on this coaster, shame its 4 hours away drive, I
wish Thorpe Park could build a woodie over the water instead of
installing 2 flat rides for the 2005 season. Thank you Custom Coasters
for a wonderful coaster
am loathe to call it relentless, one of the turns in the last quarter
takes a lot of the speed out of the train as it pootles onto the
approach to the brake run. It is still fast, but calm compared to the
rest of the ride. Tonnerre De Zeus is far superior, but Megafobia
remains a frantic ride from start to finish (or there abouts)
size of the ride is hardly large, but I was taken aback by it's speed -
It is faster and more thrilling than any steel coaster I have ridden.
Wooden coasters rule, OK.
it is the best in Britain, and probably the best I have been on. I have
never been thrown from my seat more on any other coaster.
wasn't expecting such a small coaster to be quite so thrilling. If
Tonnerre De Zeus is better, I better make a bee-line, and soon.
brilliant! Itís got plenty of airtime and acceleration