Hydra The Revenge
Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:06 PM
Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard
Type: Floorless Coaster
Park: Dorney Park - Allentown, Pa
I love this ride. A real good floorless coaster.
Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:23 PM
Posted 26 March 2006 - 08:44 PM
Hydra's station is amazing, as are the trains. The belonging storage is the best I've ever seen. The track is bright, vibrant, and attractive. Also, the jojo roll is absolutely unbelievable. It really gives some out-of-this-world hangtime. After that, the ride sort of goes downhill. The drop is forceful, in the back, but the rest of the ride lacks the punch to truly make it a stand-out ride. While any B&M Floorless is a joy to ride, Hydra has nothing on Medusa.
Overall, I give Hydra a 6.7/10. Without the jojo I would give it a 5.7.
Thanks to SB for the set
Posted 29 April 2006 - 10:47 PM
-The JoJo is awesome, and is much better toward the front. (rode front and back)
-First drop is wicked and has ejector air in the back
-The first pseudo inversion (I don't count it) is actually awesome. Better than Medusa's dive loop. You get
some sort of feeling that is hard to describe. it's like airtime from being whipped around that tight element.
-Zero G Roll was great, although Medusa's was better. This is the only advantage Medusa has over Hydra.
-Corkscrew was OK, no different from any other corkscrew
-Cobra Roll was also just OK, I liked it better than Medusa's simply because it is so much smoother through that part.
-S turn doesnt provide any airtime, but sets you up for the massive ejector air up next. Front expereinces it more than back.
-Corkscrew: Same as first corkscrew, maybe a little more faster
-Helix was fairly forecul but definitly more forceful and smoother than Medusa's
Ride was just so butter smooth, and the ride crew was great.
9/10, Zero G Roll could have been more intense
Posted 30 April 2006 - 03:40 PM
El Toro: 4 Kingda Ka: 3 Nitro: 2 Medusa: 1 Superman: Ultimate Flight: 2 Batman the Ride: 2 Batman the Chiller: 0 Robin the Chiller: 5 Great American Scream Machine: 2 Rolling Thunder - Right: 0 Rolling Thunder - Left: 0 Skull Mountain: 1 Runaway Mine Train: 0 Blackbeard's Lost Treasure Train: 1 Road Runner Railway: 0 Stuntman's Freefall: 0 R.I.P
Posted 29 May 2006 - 08:13 PM
I really liked the rides colors, green track and those pink shoulder restraints were just cool . I liked the theming too, hydra is one of my favorite mythological monsters, but they could have themed it a bit better.
All in all Appearance is a 9/10 not quite perfect.
It's a B & M. That alone is enough said, but i'll elaborate a bit more on it. The seats were very comfy, and the ride was very smooth so, like most B & M's, this gets 10/10 for comfort.
Originality & Variety of Elements: 9/10
The jojo roll in the beginning is VERY original considering it hasn't been done before and the ride itself had a very unique layout on a nice terrain. The Inclined Dive loop was different and the 'air' hill on it was a nice touch. But unfortunately B & M added their overused Cobra Roll (Which IMO isn't all thatt great) which is what kept this from being a perfect 10/10.
Intensity & Ecitement: 6/10:
This really has a great beginning with that great hangtime the jojo roll gives, and then the first drop was superb, but the inclined dive loop left much to be disired, but then it has my personal favorite inversion the Zero G Roll, but after that there's nothing much on this ride. Although i liked that air hill it was a nice touch to the ride. But generally the ending was a bit boring and went rather slow.
Re-Ride Factor: 7/10:
B & M's are always a nice ride but this isn't something i would ride too many times in a row, considering there's Talon not too far from it, and that is a superior ride
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Posted 04 June 2006 - 01:40 PM
Posted 05 June 2006 - 01:18 PM
As everyone always says, the JoJo roll is unique and gives a great sensation. The hangtime in this element is unbelieveable, and provides such a different kind of experience. Then, going on to the drop. I really enjoyed the drop on Hydra, and it left me with some decent airtime on the way out. Very nice drop with a pretty good view from the park. Another element I like on this ride is the always one of my favorite elements, the Zero-G. While not as big and dominant as other coasters, the Zero-G still provides a great sensation and is always enjoyable and unique.
Now, as for the rest of the ride. Nothing else on Hydra was stunning besides what I have mentioned above. Inclined Dive Loop..eh, felt like one big forceless helix to me. Cobra roll...same as any other. Corkscrew (s)...again, same as any other. Helix...one of the least forceful helixes I have ever experienced. Also, all the S-turn and the bunny hop do for me sometimes a simple pop of air-time.
Overall, like I have already said, Hydra has some good elements, and some bad. It isn't a bad ride, just not a thrilling one. I enjoyed it, but it just isn't anything special. Rating for the ride: 7/10.
Posted 05 June 2006 - 04:00 PM
Posted 05 June 2006 - 08:53 PM
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Posted 13 June 2006 - 04:25 PM
the only thing i have against hydra is its intensity
out of 32 (as of 6/13/06), its my number 9
Posted 01 July 2006 - 04:45 PM
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:31 PM
I gave it a 7/10.
Posted 21 July 2006 - 06:35 PM
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