Hades’ Subterranean Masterpiece | Memorable Coaster Moments
Hades is a vastly underrated wooden coaster at Mt. Olympus Park in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The park boasts 7 Greek themed roller coasters, with Hades as the park’s signature ride. Hades definitely lives up to its namesake as the god of the underworld and its #4 on the my top 10 wooden coasters list. Hades starts with one of the best ride openings out there. Even before the lift hill you’re treated to airtime hills, twists, and turns. Then, after climbing the 13-story lift hill, you look down to see your 140 foot drop at a steep 65-degrees and a tunnel that you won’t likely forget.
The next thing you know you’re in complete darkness. You can’t even see your hand in front of your face and it’s not like the dark tunnels on The Voyage that are fairly brief, this truly is a journey. As you tear through the dark at 70 mph the train banks and dips as it tries to throw you around like a rag doll. You can’t see a thing, but I could’ve sworn I saw some red eyes down there. It’s completely insane! Did I mention that this coaster lived up to its name?
As you start to see light breaking through at the other end, you realize that the train is not right side up. You climb up the wall and ride along it, but because of the darkness and speed you can’t even tell. Its one of the most disorienting things I’ve experienced. Check out this pic from the tunnel with the lights on. You come down from the wall and rise up into the turn around point.
Read about the trip back through the darkness and my full Hades review with an onride video. Have you ridden Hades? What did you think? Leave a comment below.