the hype, I was really expecting something special from this ride. I
wasnít exactly left disappointed, just didnít understand what all
the fuss was about, especially 'that' famous second drop that people
have talked about, which didn't exactly take me by surprise or blow me
away. Yes the airtime is there, yes itís a whole lot of fun to ride,
yes the terrain is used to great effect, but itís not the best wooden
coaster out there in my opinion. Give me Tonnerre de Zeus or Balder any
I have never ridden anything like
it. Thunder Coaster absolutely blew me away. I was jumping around like a
kid when I got off.
Move over Megafobia - Thunder Coaster
is simply perfect.
I have ridden Megafobia and enjoyed it.
I used to love it, but Thunder Coaster is just about perfect in every
way. Tonnerre De Zeus has the edge, just, but it is just incredible. The
second drop is insane.
Although the helix on Tonnerre De Zeus
is a far better way to close a ride, I really can't choose between the
two. Thunder Coaster is all that.
The ride is superb, but it is the
second drop I love. The rest is great, but offers no more than Megafobia
(on a good day) or Tonnerre De Zeus (on any day). I know it does HAVE
the second drop, but the Big One has the first drop, and isn't really
that good. Thunder Coaster is superb, but the rest of the ride pales in
comparison to the first part.
Coaster is a really excellent ride, with relentless pace and loads of
airtime. I preferred the back seats but there is airtime in every seat.
The Vekoma trains are pretty comfortable and provide an excellent view,
especially in the front seat. The natural terrain has really been used
to full effect. Congratulations to Robert Casey at Allott and Lomax for
such a brilliant design. It is now my number one wooden coaster,
leapfrogging both Megafobia and Shivering Timbers.
went to the park on the opening day, queued for Thunder Coaster for like
one hour, and got the front seat. The sight was amazing... the coaster
is so beautiful, and it is very fun to see all the people queuing all
over the place, sort of. The ride from the front seat... I'm not going
into details (I don't have to, Marcus said it all really:), but even if
the ride was great, I didn't like it THAT much. I don't know, I would
have expected more Gs and I also like a bit rougher coasters.
on my next ride, I was in the back seat. And what a difference! I don't
have words to describe this, but it was my best experience on a woodie
so far! So I decided to go for the back of the train for the rest of the
I'm so happy about this, I would never believe
that it would take me just one and a half hour car ride to get to the
greatest wooden coaster I've ever ridden.
No, not me but this ride... My first ever ride was on the back seat and
I was hanging on for dear life. THAT 2nd drop is the most fantastic drop
Iíve ever experienced. There are 12 hills and 12 spots of air-time and
the laterals are something else. This is the only coaster that Iíve
fought with and lost. Great, great ride.