Top 10 Underrated Coasters

Welcome to an Incrediblecoasters Top 10 List. When we list stuff, we actually explain why. Now, for this Top 10 List, My Original Plan was that I was going to make the official Top 10 Overrated Coasters List. But I decided against it for two different reasons. #1. I don't really see much of a point. It just isn't something that I'm dying to tell everyone about. And #2. It's just too easy a list to make. Anyone who reads the site will have a pretty good Idea of what we consider to be overrated.

For those who don't, this would pretty much give you a sneak peek of what we'd include on our Overrated List if we made one. =)
Quick reminder: Overrated ≠ Bad. I like all those rides I showcased. ;)

But then I got to thinking to myself. What about Underrated rides? Everyone always talks about how so and so is so popular and then rides it and complains about how overrated it is? But what about all those poor rides that are underrated and no one gives a crap about? This seems to be a topic that most people seem to forget about, because they're freaking underrated and don't get the attention that they deserve!!! Well I'm going to change that right now. Now before I begin, I just want to clarify that this is the Top 10 Most Underrated Coasters List, Not the Top 10 Most Underriden Coasters List, because people frequently get the two confused. For instance, Coaster @ PNE Playland is SEVERLY underridden. Not very many people get out to ride it due to the fact that its in Vancouver, which is not a typical roller coaster destination. But its not underrated due to the fact that the few people who ride it give it the insanely high review that it so rightfully deserves (Ok, who the f*ck am I kidding. Coaster is underrated as well, just not severly). But there are several other coasters that I totally find underrated. Many of you will read this list shocked at the fact that I like it or find it underrated it is. But keep in mind, the more people who forget about the ride, or consider it to be a peice of sh*t, or both, the more underrated it is. So make sure your eyes are open. For these are some of the most underrated coasters that I have been on. (The photos here show some underrated coasters that barely missed the cut for this list).




















Boomerangs, SLCs & Volares @
Various Different Parks

Now let me just start out by saying that all three of these types of rides are far from my favorite rides. The fact that they are cloned heavily does make them get old and some of them really do suck. But Holy Sh*t!!!! These have got to be some of the most hated coasters in the entire roller coaster community!!! Particuarly Volares. They get hated on even more strongly than Boomerangs & SLCs. Everyone always makes fun of them, they are constantly the butt of several different roller coaster jokes, and a good number of coaster enthusiasts do genuinely hate them. Now this hatred isn't entirely constructed from nowhere. Like I said before, they are everywhere, so a well traveled enthusiast sees them all the freaking time and must get sick of them. OK, Volares aren't nearly as common as Boomerangs and SLCs. But they're still semi-common. I'm not THAT well traveled, but even I pass by a Boomerang or an SLC with an attitude of "Seen it" or "All in all, you're just another credit for my count". And like many enthusiasts bitch about, some Boomerangs, Volares, and SLCs are truely horrible rides. Top Gun @ Canada's Wonderland is really down at the bottom of the roller coaster barrel. HOLY CRAP!!!! That ride is bad!!!! But they will look at any Booomerang or SLC and automatically declare it a peice of sh*t just because it is a Boomerang or an SLC. They are just HATED by the roller coaster community. OK. I may not be the first person to defend Boomerangs and SLCs, but Volares in particuar are REALLY hated on. So yeah. Boomerangs and SLCs. They CAN be fun. Trust me. A Smooth Boomerang or SLC is not some ancient myth like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster!!! They exist!!!! I swear!!!!!




















Yankee Cannonball @
Canobie Lake Park
Salem, New Hampshire, U.S.A

While not the absolute most underrated coaster of all time, Yankee Cannonball is just one of those coasters that everyone always seems to forget about, mostly because Canobie Lake Park isn't visited nearly as much as other parks in the country due to its location, which is a shame because its a really nice little park. But when most people ride it, they'll ride it, get the credit, say "That was fun", and then totally walk away, forgetting all about this wooden coaster, which is a shame, because much like the park, it is a really fun wooden coaster. Yes, its not very big and it is very old. But hey, so are Phoinex and Coaster, and those are some of the best wooden coasters of all time. No, Yankee Cannonball is not the Coaster of the Northeast, but it is a really good wooden coaster. Definetly above average, no doubt about that. The ride does maintain its pace very well, and the hills do have some very strong floater air, or even weak ejector air. Its just all around a very pleasent deal, but most people just seem to ride it and then say "Meh." OK, it's not the best coaster ever, but I definetly feel that there is more airtime and the ride is definetly one of the better roller coasters in America. Be sure to head over to Canobie Lake Park and ride Yankee Cannonball. Its a great little wooden coaster.




















Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain @
Disneyland Paris Resort
Marne la Vallée, Île-de-France, France

Now some of you may be wondering how the hell a Disney roller coaster can be underrated. Some of you may be wondering this as "How is a Disney coaster good enough to really stand out!? Disney coasters are just mine trains, and crappy indoor coasters that people praise because it's Disney! If anything, it's overrated!". Hey, there are some genuinely good coasters over at Disney parks. Rock'N'Roller Coaster, California Screamin, and Expedition Everest come to mind. And everyone does go gaga for those rides. And I'm not going to lie. There is a kernel of truth in the statement that this is all because these rides are at Disney. Though you have to ignore all the theming, special effects, music, and all the stuff that makes stuff like mine trains and crappy indoor coasters so lovable. Well, all except French Space Mountain. Uh...I mean Star Wars Hyperspace Mountain. I see Disneyland Paris is going apesh*t with the freedom Disney has with the fact that they own Star Wars, and is clearly cashing in on the new Star Wars craze. Anyways, while I'm sure the general public love the ride in the same way that all the other Space Mountains are loved, enthusiasts generally hate the ride. They STRONGLY dislike the ride. How the hell can a Space Mountain coaster get so much backlash from other enthusiasts? Mainly, due to the fact that this Space Mountain is a Vekoma looper, and it has a reputation for being ROUGH. Rough like its nearby neighbor with a bad reputation (a well deserved bad reputation), Gouderix. No. Hyperspace Mountain is NOT Gouderix. Sure, it was a little rough. About as rough as your average SLC. But when people are comparing it to Gouderix, NO!!! That is NOT fair!!! AT ALL!!! And to add more to this discussion, when they Star Warsified the ride, they also gave the ride those new trains with the vest restraints that significantly cut back on headbanging, practicaly eliminating it. So that SLC level of roughness I mentioned, it's likely gone now. And it's a fun ride. So definetly give it a ride when at Disneyland Paris. It's certainly an intersting take on Space Mountain....I mean Hyperspace Mountain. Ugh. Still not used to that.




















Firehawk @
Kings Island
Kings Mills, Ohio, U.S.A

Firehawk is one of those early Vekoma flying coasters. And yeah. The Vekoma flyers have gotten a bad reputation ever since B&M came out with their own flying coasters just two years later. Everyone claimed that the B&M Flyers are so much better, because they are so much smoother! B&M actually knows how to make a flying coaster and how to make it really feel like you're flying. And while B&M Flying coasters have certainly grown to have more variety, and have some really freaking good flying coasters, such as Tatsu, and others that really look crazy. But I'm sorry. When comparing the Vekoma Flyers to the Superman: Ultimate Flight clones, there's no denying it. These are superior rides. They certainly do a lot more. Superman: Ultimate Flight is pretty much just a drop, a pretzal loop, and a lot of cruising turns, before rolling through an inline twist into the brake run. The Vekoma Flyers on the otherhand, have their first drop, an overbanked turn, a vertical loop, a helix, and a lot of flipping on your back and back on your stomach. Plus, more inline twists. So it definetly does more. And while I will admit. It's true that the original Vekoma Flyer, Nighthawk, is kind of rough. Not painful rough. But it definetly rattles. And there's no denying that those corkscrews are clunky. But Firehawk is smooth as glass. This is why Firehawk is on the list and Nighthawk is not. Sure. Firehawk may not be Tatsu, or any of the other really good B&M Flyers, but it still is a really fun ride that gets overlooked too often. Definetly give it a ride when visiting Kings Island (And look out. This ride has bad capacity).




















Timber Terror @
Athol, Idaho, U.S.A

The Silverwood woodies are pretty underrated in general for the sole reason that Silverwood is a really out there park. It's an isolated park and for coaster enthusiasts not in the area, a pain in the ass to get to, as there are no other parks near Silverwood at all. So for that reason, it doesn't get much attention due to the sheer fact that these wooden coasters are underriden. But I did specifically state that I'm looking for underrated coasters. Not just underriden coasters. However, when you do talk to the enthusiasts that managed to make the journey out to Idaho for roller coasters, they're going to start talking about Tremors. Tremors is the one that wowed them, and is what they want to discuss. And yeah. Tremors is a lot of fun. I really liked it. But Timber Terror, god damn. This ride impressed me. It really freaking impressed me. I know it doesn't look like much. It's the smaller wooden coaster, and the layout it has is relatively simple. It's just an out and back coaster. Hell, it kind of looks like a cruiser snoozer. But NO!!! This thing is good. REALLY FREAKING GOOD!!!! This has to be a contender for some of the strongest and best floater air around. I mean, you just fly over all those hills. And while all that is happening, you just soar out of your seat. Just out of your seat over and over again. Hell, the airtime on this ride is so good, that it was considered for the Top 10 Wooden Coasters List. Ultimately, it didn't make the list as there are better wooden coasters. But the sheer fact that it was considered shows how good and strong a ride Timber Terror is, and if I did honerable mentions, Timber Terror would make that. And while Tremors is fun and all, it's not that good. Seriously. Timber Terror may not be Coaster or Phoinex, but it is a powerful small wooden coaster that deserves more love when you head out towards Silverwood.




















Aftershock @
Athol, Idaho, U.S.A

Yep. We're back at Silverwood, as yet another Top 10 Underrated Coaster is here. Aftershock, which is one of the Giant Inverted Boomerangs. Now some of you guys may be wondering why I didn't just include the Giant Inverted Boomerangs in with the rest of the Boomerangs in the #10 spot. Well, thats because its MUCH MUCH better than just a typical ordinary Boomerang. For Aftershock is one of the 5 Giant Inverted Boomerangs from Vekoma, and Holy Crap!!! These rides are awesome!!!!!! However, many enthusiasts do not think so and they just lump in these Giant Inverted Boomerangs in with the rest of the Boomerangs. So often, I hear about how rough it is, or how its just another ordinary boomerang, just super sized. Dude, this ride is awesome. The vertical lifts on this ride, Holy Crap!!! Those are amazing. This is one of the few rides where the lifthill was actually enjoyable, and the drops were pretty damn awesome as well. And man, you just fly through everything. It feels much faster than normal boomerangs and the Invertigos. I know that these rides had a ton of trouble, and that's why they aren't everywhere. Oh man! I WISH these things were as cloned as the regular Boomerangs. Because these things are SO MUCH BETTER!!! It pains me that there are only 5 in the world (Why is the SFOG one just sitting in peices in Brazil!? Rebuild it already so we can have 6 up and running!). Luckily, I also got on DejaVu back when it was at Six Flags Magic Mountain (Now located at Six Flags New England as Goliath). So yeah. That's on this list as well. So definetly make sure to check out Aftershock when you're going to Silverwood. Or if you're going to Massachussates, Spain, China, or Russia, there's a Giant Inverted Boomerang there for you to check out that you totally should. Its truely a fantastic roller coaster. Don't listen to anyone about how its just a Boomerang. That's Bullsh*t!!!!




















Thunderation @
Silver Dollar City
Branson, Missouri, U.S.A

Thunderation @ Silver Dollar City is no ordinary mine train. Oh god no. This is by far not any ordinary mine train. If you come on, expecting this ride to be something along the lines of Goldrusher or Cedar Creek Mine Ride, then man do you have a shock for you. This mine train is insane for several reasons. First of all, some of the cars run backwards. All right. Thats just freaking awesome!!! Or at least they did.They stopped doing this right after my first visit to Silver Dollar City. LAME!!!!!!!!!! ='( But don't worry. Because even when this coaster is running forewords, its still freaking amazing. You roll out of the station, and MADNESS!!!! It just goes without warning, weaving down towards the ground, keeping some good laterals, and all of this is isolated. Its an incredible mine train. Without a doubt my favorite. Yes, this kicks Thunder Mtns ass!!! However, many enthusiasts do not give this ride the credit that it deserves since its a mine train. Now to be fair, many enthusiasts do in fact call Thunderation their favorite mine train. But this ride is freaking crazy!!!! Especially when it ran backwards!!!! =( But even forewords, it is an awesome ride. I even took some time to get re-rides in because it was that good. Now how many other mine trains do I get re-rides on? Yeah, its awesome. People speak fondly of Thunderration, and do consider it to be one of the better mine trains. But it's better than that. Well definetly check it out when at Silver Dollar City, it may now be forewords only, but its still a blast to ride.




















Scandia Screamer @
Ontario, California, U.S.A

While it may be located in just a tiny little credit whoring stop, the Scandia Screamer is actually a really good coaster. However, this ride is not only underriden due to its park, but most enthusiasts tend to judge the Scandia Screamer in the same way that they judge Scandia. As just yet another credit whoring coaster, just to add to their counts. Get in, ride it, and get out. That's the main enthusiast reaction towards this ride. Hell, thats what I was expecting when I came to ride it. HOLY SH*T!!!! WAS I EVER SURPRISED!!!! This little coaster is freaking INSANE!!!!! Its a lot faster, has laterals that'd make a Wild Mouse blush, strong ejector air, and the longer the ride goes on, the crazier everything gets. It only gets faster, the laterals only slam you harder, and the airtime just tries harder and harder to eject you from your seat. And yeah, this ride is not just underridden due to being in a place like Scandia, people really don't seem to see all the craziness that this ride has to offer. I mean, its not horribly rated or anything, but people really seem to just ignore this little ride due to the whole fact that its in a credit whoring stop. I mean, it's ranked better than other credit whore coasters, but thats the whole main problem. This is not a credit whore coaster. I may have this credit, but I've ridden it many times since getting the credit and do plan on riding it again. Its not just a credit whore stop.




















Cobra @
La Ronde
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Hey, it may be located in La Ronde, but this is a very fun stand up coaster. Yeah, It's not as good as Riddlers Revenge @ SFMM or Georgia Scorcher @ SFOG, but Cobra is definetly a very fun stand up coaster. However, NOBODY seems to agree with me. Not only is La Ronde not a major roller coaster destination, so many people simply don't have access to this ride. But not only that, but those who do have access to this ride pretty much treat the ride like a peice of sh*t. It commonly gets labeled as slow, rough, and boring and is ranked along the same levels as Boomerangs, SLCs, and Volares. Pretty much NOBODY likes this ride. Several of the reviews of Cobra that I've read are negative, nobody has anything nice to say about the ride. In fact, I can only think of ONE other enthusiast who likes Cobra as well. ONLY ONE!!!!!! Everyone else claims the ride is slow, rough, and boring. Well, first of all. Its not rough. It may not be smooth as glass, but theres no pain at all. And while I will admit that the ride does get fairly dull in the second half after the midcourse brakes, HOLY CRAP!!! The first half is good. The first drop is fun, the loop is strong, the curves are fast and have good laterals, and oh man!!! That moment of ejector air!!!! Ejector Air is amazing!!! It feels freaky and it is completely painless. No, there is no crotch pain. Again, NO CROTCH PAIN!!!!! But none the less, people hate this ride. Just go on the internet, and you'll find nothing good about this ride. And sadly, it appears that Cobra's time is up. It's no longer on the parks website, and it's just sitting there, SBNO. Aww. That's really sad. =( La Ronde has so many worse rides. Cobra, one of the most underrated coasters ever.




















Blue Hawk @
Six Flags Over Georgia
Austell, Georgia, U.S.A

Now some of you may be shocked to see this ride on the list. For you see, Blue Hawk, formally known as Ninja, has a BAD reputation. I mean, this coaster has a reputation for being one of the worst coasters of all time! Seriously, people would expect me to put it on my Top 10 Worst Coasters List. So when they see that one of the coasters with one of the worst reputations ever is instead, on the Top 10 Most Underrated Coasters List, they might go "What the f*ck!? You actually like this death trap!? How the hell do you like somthing so rough and terrible!?". Well, the fact that I like this ride, and the fact that it has this reputation, is the entire reason I have it as the #1 most underrated coaster. It's literally the whole point of being underrated. I mean, this coaster, which is a decent and fairly fun ride, is labeled as one of the worst rides ever, and is frequently compared to Gouderix (It's amazing that TWO coasters on this list are compared to that monstrosity). Now when you look at Blue Hawk, you do have to admit, it does kind of look like Gouderix. Primarily, for the fact that it and Gouderix are the only two coasters on the planet with a Butterfly. This...intersting looking inversion is the worst part of Gouderix, and on Blue Hawk, it's not nearly as bad. First of all, it's not nearly as coat-hangery. It's a bit more natural flowing, and works better. On top of that, and some fun inversions, it has some of the coolest headchoppers out of any coaster. It's kind of freaky looking, especially when flipping right over the water. And with the new vest restraints, what little headbanging it had before, is now gone. Sure, it may not be the best ride ever, but the amount of hate this ride gets is totally undeserved. Blue Hawk. It's genuinely a fun ride and not worth the hate other enthusiasts give it.



















So now I'm sure you know what you're thinking. "Wow. That was the list. That is so wrong." Well no. First of all, this list can not be entirely accurate since I haven't ridden every single coaster in the world, so until I do, this list will never truely be accurate. And new ones will be made, so technically, no list will last forever. But really, just go and check out these very underrated coasters. They're all a lot of fun. No matter what other enthusiasts say about them. =)