Most re-rideable coaster

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  1. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    So this is something I've always wondered what other enthusiasts thought on. I know many may just say that surely their favourite is the one they'll re ride the most but I genuinely wanted to see people's lists for this.
    Ok I'll start it off. For me in terms of the big 7 it's this order:
    1. Wicker man- although not may favourite ride, a very fun one and not that intense, therefore making it easier to lap.
    2. Oblivion- with it just being a drop it's not too intense so it's the sort ride you could go round all day
    3. Galactica- Very smooth and relaxing, not that much force therefore making it easier to keep going round.
    4. Th13teen- Although I wouldn't choose to lap this, it would be fine to do so as it's pretty tame.
    5. Rita- Despite being my least favourite out of the big 7, I don't think it would be that difficult to lap. Yes it's got some intense moments and that launch is very intense imo, but after that it calms down a bit so shouldn't be too difficult. I wouldn't choose to tho I'm telling you now!
    6. The smiler- My favourite ride 2nd from bottom of re-rideability. That's for the simple reason, this ride is insane. Yes I can do it a few times a day but there's a point where it becomes too much as it's a pretty intense ride.
    7. Nemesis- Again another one of my favourites, but imo by far the least most re-rideable. There's some great force on Nemmy, but it's to the point where re-riding it becomes difficult. It's too intense to lap for me.
     
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  2. Matt N

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    Nice thread idea! Rerideability is a huge factor in my ranking of a coaster, and my choice for Alton Towers’ most rerideable is also Wicker Man! Which just so happens to be my favourite coaster at Alton Towers, so that proves how much I value rerideability in a coaster!
     
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    Th13teen.

    Seriously just leave me chilling on there on a warm summer day. Bliss.
     
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    Oblivion. I went on it over and over during an Adrenaline Week while waiting for my pizza and pasta to go down.

    Walk-ons on every ride wasn't good enough value for me. No, I had to go and get my money's worth at the buffet.
     
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    I’m going to assume you meant Alton Towers based on where the thread is posted, but if we’re allowed to include things from other parks; then it would have to be Mako at SeaWorld Orlando. That wonderful coaster is my overall #1, and even though I only had 3 rides on it when I last visited SeaWorld in 2016, you can trust me when I say that I would have had far more had I been left to my own devices!
     
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    At Alton Towers I'd say Wicker Man. However further afield, the only ride I've been on 7 or 8 times back to back is Helix at Liseberg.*

    *Not strictly true. I did Oblivion about 7 times in a row during ERT once, but only cause nothing else nearby was open and was waiting to meet a friend there.
     
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    Strictly at Towers? Well...

    1. Oblivion - I think it's the ride's short length, but still being able to pack a punch that the adrenaline is still with you that you wanna go again immediately

    2. Galactica - I just find it so relaxing which adds to it's rerideability to me. It's an option to relax at a park whilst still riding a coaster

    3. Spinball Whizzer - Good chance ride 2 on it will be different from ride 1

    4. Wicker Man - I've only ridden it once, but I can feel this would be something I could comfortably spend half an hour on

    5. Th13teen - Similar to Wicker Man, it's a fun family ride that you can stay on for a while

    6. Nemesis - Obviously great, but it doesn't rank higher due to how intense it is

    7. Runaway Mine Train - Always that off chance you'll come across something on CRR!

    8. Smiler - I hate the ride, but I do see the appeal of the track and train. Although even if it was smooth as butter, I wouldn't fancy being flipped 200+ times in an hour

    9. Rita - If it had lapbars I'd rate it higher, but I never have had the desire to go on it again after a ride tbh

    10. Octonauts - I guess if you were a kid, you'd rate it higher

    My favourite rides for rerides from personal experience is Stealth, for the same reasons as Oblivion. There's more rides out there that could beat it, but I've never had the opportunity for it.
     
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  8. Spookle15

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    Re-rides for me are based on my stomach. :p I used to love Enterprise, came off it one year feeling so nauseous it made me ill for the rest of the day, and I haven't had the (excuse the pun) guts to try it again even several years later. It's the same with Blade, on a quiet day the ride operator allowed us on three times in one go... by the third time I just wanted to get off. :eek: Roller coasters are usually OK (except the Grand National in Blackpool with all those serious dips) it's the motion of something like Blade. Not sure what name you give that kind of force, but it affects me now when it never used to. Getting old I reckon. :oops:

    I would definitely put Wicker Man and Thi3teen as my favourites. I love Wicker Man, it's got everything without it being too intense and severe. It's just a really fun ride, and it looks amazing as well. Even with the drop on Thi3teen which is over quickly enough not to affect my digestive system, this is one I can re-ride again and again. I think three times in a row is the most. I just love this ride so much, yes it could be longer, but apart from that I wouldn't change it. It's unlike any other ride I've been on before. The back drop is just a ridiculous feeling and when you're on the back row... wow. But I also love Air... never going to be Galactica for me, sorry. I love how scared I was before I first went on it, with the way the seats fall forward and yet I was so at ease with it when the ride started. It is so relaxing and it just an amazing feeling. It's sound really naff, but I do feel like I'm flying.
     
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  9. Ethan

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    Despite The smiler and nemesis being my favourite rides at towers, for sure they're the least most re-rideable. Both too intense to do more than 3-4 times in a day
     
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    As a proper oldie, there is nothing like nemesis five times in a row at the start of the day.
    I do have a three ride limit on the smiler though.
    Thirteen is the most rerideable at Towers for me.
    The last time I nipped over a fence was to short cut the single rider llne from the exit path.
    Too old to get my leg over now (ooh matron)...
    Icon overall for me.
    Could ride it all day, but they keep making me get off.
     
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    I mean my record is about 10 times on Smiler in a row.

    I would say Icon at BPB It's nothing specatular but it's a very rerideable ride.
     
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    10 times on smiler is a piece of cake for me.
     
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    For me it's out of wickerman Thirteen or Mine Train...

    Wickerman is really fun but the water effects would really start to grate by lap 3
    And it's too...not so much intense but too relentless, if that makes sense.

    Thirteen doesn't have the relentless problem of wickerman but I think it has too many lulls in the action to really stay fun on multiple laps.

    Which leaves
    Mine Train, it has a good balance between intense and tame leading it to be surprisingly relaxing while still keeping a consistent momentum throughout...

    I'd say that Mine Train is the clear winner!
     
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    Mine Train, intense? Or even having 'intense' in the mix'? There's something I've not heard before...
     
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    I think it's the first corner that you take. It's not intense as such but you're chugging along "la la la" family ride, and then whoosh, you speed around the first bend pretty sharply and it sort of carries that through to near the first lap and then I find the corner if even faster second time round.

    I forgot to add the Mine Train to my list. I think three re-rides is the most I've done. Could quite happily sit on that munching on a Kit Kat for most of an afternoon, no problem.
     
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    I agree that RMT is very rerideable; I’ve never tried, but I would happily sit on it all day if I could! I admit it’s not my favourite coaster by any means, but I think it has very wide appeal and packs a surprising punch for a coaster that only reaches 22mph!

    I certainly have a soft spot for it, and I think it’s very underrated!
     
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