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: