With the year coming to a close, I thought I’d write about my single best ride experience of 2013. I’d also like to hear about your most memorable or best ride. Last year, for me it was quite a surprise. Even though I’d ridden the exciting new wing coasters, Wild Eagle and X-Flight, my pick was Mystery Mine’s Beyond 90-Degree Goodness.
2013 Contenders for Best Ride Experience
2013 was a pretty good year for theme park travel. I made it out to Missouri for first-time visits to Worlds of Fun and Silver Dollar City. I also visited Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Virginia), Family Kingdom (Myrtle Beach, SC) and Six Flags Over Georgia. And, I went to my home park, Carowinds, numerous times.
Outlaw Run’s Outside-Turn Element
I’ve been around the block a few times and I’m not easily surprised when it comes to riding coasters. Looking back on the year, I’d have to say that Outlaw Run lived up to the hype as a new breed of roller coaster. It was able to deliver unique elements that provided some really exciting experiences. While the double-barrel roll was the ride’s big draw, it wasn’t my most memorable element. That’d be the wild and disorienting outside-turn. Here’s how I described it in my review:
I was glad that I took the flight all the way out to Kansas City and then drove by car to Branson. Outlaw Run even edged its way into my Top Ten List. Read my full review of Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City.
And, read what these other enthusiasts say their single best ride experience of 2013 was:
Brian from Domain of Death
The Team at Coaster 101: Part 1 & Part 2
Arthur from the About Theme Parks Guide
Bobbie from Ups, Downs, and Upside Down
Tell us about your favorite ride experience of the year. Leave a comment below.