Top Ten Worst Roller Coasters


The Top Ten

1 Mind Eraser - Six Flags America

All Vekoma SLCs are bad. - InfinateSuperstorm

More like every Vekoma SLC ever made. - Vancedapurpleguy

More like ever Vekoma SLC ever made. - Vancedapurpleguy

It's a Vekoma SLC what do you expect... - Poseidon

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2 Anaconda - Kings Dominion

I didn't know Nicki Minaj made roller coasters. - InfinateSuperstorm

Nicki Minaj made this ride!

My anaconda don't want none unless this coaster's gone, hun.

(to be honest, this ain't the worst coaster, but holy hell its close.)

Why does everyone hate on this ride? There are much worse out there, like the now-defunct Shockwave at Kings Dominion. Plus, I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like this roller coaster. - yoshidinodude64

This ride sucks

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3 Hurler - Kings Dominion

Most painful wooden coaster I've ever been on

Three minutes of pain

4 Manhattan Express - New York, New York Hotel & Casino

They renamed it "Roller Coaster". By far the most original roller coaster name ever thought of. - InfinateSuperstorm

Of course Togo makes rough and painful rides, but with one that is 203 feet tall, I'd find it hard to ride. - jaguarkid140

Now they just call it "Roller Coaster" - N64Dude

Ok so, I went on this and I had so many headaches for the two weeks after I got off this piece of crap! I went on it alone and, yeah, this coaster is actually overrated! Not that it gets any love but, it deserves less than it actually gets, if that even makes sense! I cried on it and, it hurt so much and I actually fractured a slight part of my skull on it! Togo should let Intamin make their rides good. If it was smooth, it would be a great ride and apart that the inversions do not even make sense, if it was smooth, I would be okay with it

So... Yeah

Togo went out of business. Look up Windjammer Surf Racers at Knotts Berry Farm, it was such a failure that knotts sued Togo. - railfan99

5 Ninja - Six Flags Over Georgia

Feels like you are about to break your neck

The ride was built incorrect. For some reason, the engineers thought it would be an "ingenious" idea for the track to actually turn in the middle of the vertical loop. Needless to say, my favorite part of the ride was the break run.

That absolute most PAINFUL ride still in existence. It hurts your head just to look at it. If It didn't hurt, It would be fun. - EricShayna

I don't normally hate coasters, but Ninja, man that thing sucks. I actually had to come up with a brace position just to be able to tolerate riding it. Why is Six Flags tearing down the amphitheater for the new water park when they could easily tear down this disgrace to coasterkind.

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6 Mean Streak - Cedar Point

Every year I go with my family to Cedar Point. Everyone is in a crappy mood after this piece of trash but we always ride it! Thank god they redid it! Go Steel Vengence!

Hate it

I grayed out on the ride from the sheer pain it caused and I had to take ibuprofen like candy the night that I rode it. I'm glad I rode it because of the nostalgia and that it is being redesigned now, I can at least say I experienced the original. Would I ride it again if I had the chance? NO

Awful... Yes woodies are supposed to be rough but this thing is painfully rough to the point where I sprained my rib... On top of that the pacing is bad, and the MCBR kills any chance for speed or airtime. This ride is awful. Go on Blue Streak it is a much better coaster with more airtime.

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7 Corkscrew - Cedar Point

This coaster sucks, but I hope they keep it because it's an important part of the park's history. It's also great for photos. - InfinateSuperstorm

It was very painful so people with spine issues shouldn't go on the corkscrew at cedar point! It was one of the 2 roller coasters at cedar point!

Main reason why I hate Arrow. I've been riding this for years now, and I still don't like it today.

The one of the worst rides ever

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8 Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain

That pretzel loop though... - coasterjunkie196

I've never been there andi just voted to say to whoever said this is awesome that this is supposed to be the WORST not best roller coasters.

Who ever put this at number 1 is plain stupid

This is supposed to be worst not best coasters

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9 Great American Scream Machine - Six Flags Great Adventure

Rough and painful, this proves to be a pile of junk. Most rides designed by Arrow are very rough, but this proves to be possibly their worst ride, rides like the Demon at Six Flags Great America is rougher, but unlike this ride, it is well themed and a very fun and exciting ride. - jaguarkid140

Thank God This Is Gone!

I’m glad they took this one out because it was garbage.

This ride was bad, but it was replaced with an even badder ride that punishes your balls. - coasterjunkie196

10 Wicked Twister - Cedar Point

Why in the world is Tatsu number one!?!? - ThatStrangeKid42

Boring! Just a two pump chump.

What a neck snapper.

I guess it's ok for people who are scared of real coasters. No stomach drop, no inversions, no airtime and being blinded by the sun = lame

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The Contenders

11 Sidewinder - Hershey Park

Went there last month, this ride wasn’t rough at all. Wildcat was worse..

This ride busted my stomach it hurt for a week all because of this piece of crap ride

Another Vekoma copy. Like most boomerangs, it will gave you an intense headache, and it provides a quick, uncomfortable, and painful experience that is not worth waiting in line for. - jaguarkid140

This will probably be the last Hershey Park rollercoaster I'll ride; I've heard so many negative comments about it, including my dad's.

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12 Medusa - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Best ride I ever been on!

I had a heart attack on this line.

Lol kraken is better

Trolls be trolling. This ride is possibly the BEST B&M Floorless out there, maybe even one of the best B&Ms.

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13 Ninja - Six Flags St. Louis

Way too rough, it's an original Arrow Corkscrew model and it's probably the worst I've ridden. They tried adding VR but it still just gives me a headache, and I credit it with my choice back pain, as it popped my spine once when I was about 12 (its my home park and that was 9 years ago) and I've had back problems ever since. I get that it's historically significant but for the good of the people close the damn thing

Holy crap this is just a terrible roller coaster! The layout is bad, the restraints are bad, the inversions are bad, it is EXTREMELY rough & painful. This is almost as painful as a Vekoma SLC

This ride is really bad really slow and bangs your head

Feels like you're being beaten up by a ninja

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14 Star Flyer - Star City

Look at this they think its giant but it's the smallest suspended roller coaster in the world and they think it an inverted. - asiaplayer1122

But if you will ride on it it will make thrill..

It's a Pinfari. Need I say more?

15 Shockwave - Kings Dominion

Worst coaster I've ever ridden. So glad it's gone. This should be above Anaconda and in the top ten AT LEAST! Vote people! - yoshidinodude64

Togo Built this. Enough said.

This ride is closed. - railfan99

16 Nitro - Six Flags Great Adventure

Rated number 3 every year for best steel coaster.
Not sure why this is on the list.
Bunch of trolls

Nitro is my favorite coaster. It's so much better than El toro and also skyrush

How The Hell Is This One Of The Worst!?
It's One Of The Best

Asiaplayer shut up nobody likes you

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17 Magnum XL-200 - Cedar Point

This is not one of the worst. Sure it is rough, but it was the first coaster over 200 feet. This was a groundbreaking rollercoaster at the time! It is only rough because it is old.

I rode this when I was 8 and I got whiplash injury and I rode it again when I was 12 and I screamed I'm gonna die. This is the roughest ride ver.

You must be crapping me sideways here! This coaster owns you wusses.

Rode this last month, felt like the lap bar was trying to break my legs in half! Had big bruises on both of my thighs.

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18 Space Mountain - Walt Disney World Resort Space Mountain - Walt Disney World Resort Space Mountain is the name of a space-themed indoor roller coaster attraction located at five of the Magic Kingdom-style Disney Parks.

It's too jerky and will hurt your back and neck, Disneyland's is better.

OKAY WHOEVER SAID THIS IS THE WORST PERSON EVER. This is a general family coaster for all ages. It was actually my first major ride. I sound it enjoyable and I will forever. Even the refurbishment was good, a soundtrack was even added. Now sure, the disneyland one is generally better, but this one should at least be rated as an 'Okay' ride.

It’s a classic, though it’s gotten rougher since Disney became too cheap to fix things up and decided to leave this rotting, leaving many people riding it hurt.
Yet it goes 28 mph, which is not much for a roller coaster and imagine driving that slow on the interstate.
Most Coasters these days go wicked fast. - Gregory

28 mph and rough. I’m not going back on that piece of crap coaster. It sucks.

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19 Canyon Blaster - Adventuredome

Take a bottle of advil with you

This should definitely be #1

Headbanger, hurts bad, ride and get ready for a MAJOR migrane


20 Superman The Escape - Six Flags Magic Mountain

Kinda pointless

Now called: Superman: Escape from Krypton

But it's still awesome - N64Dude

Why is this the 6th worst rollercoaster in the world? I think it's great based on stats and point of view's

It's just so short

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21 Vortex - King's Island

This absolutely the worst ride at that park this combines the spine splitting toughness of Racer (Before it was retracked) and the head banging of an SLC (Seriously my friend almost got his ear ripped off on it) this roller coaster as not aged well they should have torn this down instead of Firehawk and instead of Vortex they should have renamed it to some other natural disaster, how about Earthquake

With typical roughness of an Arrow, and over cumbering restraints, this ride takes the cake. Thought I guess it can be comparable to rides such as Orient Express or Diamondback - jaguarkid140

Have you had your daily dose of head trauma... Take one ride on this piece crap and call your physician in the morning... If you can! - chad.brown.3551

I love this ride! - funnyuser

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22 Thi3teen - Alton Towers

Everything from Alton Towers that's not Oblivion or Nemesis are overrated and dangerous!

Quite good, but a little dissapointing. However, I haven't been on ANY of these coasters, as I haven't visited america. - nic1997ps3

It gives you high anticipation, but when it happens, it turns out to be a boring coaster for pussies.
There are better coasters out there.

It's not in America, it's in the UK. but, as for the coaster, I was kind of disappointed at how mild it was. other than the freefall section, it's pretty much a kiddie ride. even the trains are the exact same type that intamin uses on their family coasters.

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23 Merlin's Revenge - Castle Park

I don't Know anything about this rollercoaster

So lame

More like Boring's Revenge.
Is that all you can do boring? - asiaplayer1122

24 Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia

I really liked it why did you put it here

Let me just say this coaster is epic must ride in front!

I don't get this. I love this rollercoaster! Why is it on the worst list?

NOT COOL MAN I LOVE IT ha you have been placed@the ever its number 1

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25 Superman Ultimate Flight - Six Flags Over Georgia

I actually liked this roller coaster. It was my second favorite at the park behind Goliath. I would definitely recommend this one.

Manta at Sea World Orlando is better.

Why is this on the worst list. This ride is awesome.

This coaster is good

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26 Kong - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

This should be above Smiler.

Dead that.

It shakes you so hard you have a million bruises on your head from it shaking around!

And I SO do NOT agree with whoever ditched medusa! It th best ride ever!

Dude it sucks so hard

27 The Smiler - Alton Towers

THEY SPRAY YOU WITH LAUGHING GAS ON THIS RIDE! IT NEEDS TO BE SHUT DOWN! Plus one of the supports was CRACKED! If someone ends up dead on this ride, I would be horrified but not surprised.

Alton Towers is shady anyways.


Lol just because there was an accident on the ride doesn't mean it is a bad ride.
Idiot gp.

The reason why I put it on this list is because this roller coaster has had a series of significant mechanical problems. - railfan99

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28 Grizzly - Kings Dominion

Grizzly is old and made of wood witch has to bend flex shrink and grow. All wooden coasters get rough but this was the second roller coaster I've ridden the first being the scooby Doo. But way better then Hurler. In my opinion the Grizzly is way better then those steel monsters that rust but all roller coasters are hated because the age of the material age

I know that there are many mixed opinions about this figure-8 coaster, but in my opinion, it is rough, uninteresting, and will give you an extreme headache. Many people believe that it is the worst wooden coaster ever created. - jaguarkid140

never rode it going back there over and over - powerpufflover

Better then Hurler at Kings Dominion

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29 Millennium Force - Cedar Point

It's not an airtime generator, but it's a great ride that most people will enjoy. I definitely recommend this coaster. - InfinateSuperstorm

Oh come on! This coaster is great! - Vancedapurpleguy

More like Chillennium Forceless! -gp

Intimdator 305 belongs in this spot. Millenium Force is one of the best coasters of the 150+ I've been on. I-305 makes you black out, no air time, and just a bunch of twisting around. One of the worst.

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30 Goudurix - Parc Asterix

There have been many coasters on this list that aren't supposed to be on here but thanks to Goudurix's pain, the list now has one coaster that is meant to be on here.

I'm glad I've never been on this! But I can tell it's the true worst coaster, not great rides like Nitro.

No roller coaster comes close to as bad as goudurix

The French call this "Merde"!

31 Ricochet - Carowinds

Fun ride til it Broke my rib with the last abrupt stop

I love the ricochet but I can see how some people don't.

If Ninja is the ultimate headache machine, Ricochet is the ribcage killer. Once again, don't normally hate coasters, but this thing sucks

32 Tornado - M&D's

It's the worst it cracks your neck

I would not be surprised if this was a lot worse than the coasters above (especially with the original Pinfari corkscrew) but only down here because nobody’s bothered to go there... which is probably fair enough. Similar painful experiences include hammers to the head, jumping off a wall and landing bottom first or a high-speed car crash without an airbag. And then you wake up in a car park in Motherwell. Possibly the worst there will ever be.

33 Blue Streak - Cedar Point

I actually enjoyed this coaster. - Vancedapurpleguy

Another great coaster on this list. What the heck! - InfinateSuperstorm

Cedar point should of called it the boo! Streak because it terrible.

It was so uncomfortable, the seats were really tiny. And the coaster was just a bunch of steep hills and nothing else. No loops or corkscrews or anything.

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34 Nemesis - Alton Towers

Nemisis is one of the best B&M inverts in the world

Really bad and dissapointing

35 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - Magic Kingdom Park

This Ride Is More About Theming Than About The Ride To Me

This ride is for Pussies

It’s just a small ride for little ones who are not into big ones, sure it’s fun for kids and some youngsters, but not for thrill junkies.

36 Hero - Flamingo Land

How is Blue Streak above this trash. - Vancedapurpleguy

Why is it called the "Hero" when you feel like your locked in a small cage? Overall, terrible and painful ride. - InfinateSuperstorm

The pain this ride delivers is unbearable. It's like being in a dog cage in the middle of a car crash.

Pain. Absolute pain. Nothing else.

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37 Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa USA

WHY is this on the list!? It's an all-time classic! And my #1. Why are people putting good coasters like Griffon, Tatsu (not that I've been on it, but I've heard rave reviews), and THIS of all coasters on this list?! - yoshidinodude64

This ride is kinda rough and banged my head.

Are you kidding me? It's one of the best B&Ms! It's super smooth for a roller coaster over 20 years old! By the way, it's the most intense B&M ever! Whoever put Kumba on the list is such a roody-poo!


38 Raven - Holiday World

How dare thus coaster is on here, this is not most overrated people it's worst, so stop putting amazing coasters on this countdown, make a overrated coasters if you want to do that - u_maddox_bro

HOLIDAY WORLD IS OVERATED TOO. Rant aside, it's just terrible that it is so well loved.

39 Son of Beast - King's Island

It got torn down because a woman claimed that it caused a blood vessel in her brain to burst. - InfinateSuperstorm

Ugh, nearly every coaster enthusiast will agree that the SoB is painful and belongs here. Hyper coasters, wooden terrain coasters, and looping coasters are great ride designs, and I guess the designers at RCCA thought it would be a great concept to combine the three, and ended up creating a real horribly executed beast. Luckily the loop was later removed, and now the ride just sits, not in operation unlike it's father, the Beast, an excellent ride. - jaguarkid140

This ride is the roughest. Pure roughness. With a LOOP! (2000-2006) But when I rode it, the loop was already taken down. I hated the ride. But I will admit, I am a little sad that they tore it down. I'll miss it, even though I hated it. They could've done an Iron Horse treatment, but oh well. Looking' forward to Banshee though

I hate this ride! I'm so glad it wuz torn down! I was only 8 when I first rode it and let me tell you they have horrible seatbelts! There is a loose seatbelt and then you have to hold on! I was about to fall! And I was crying! My mom and little brother said they heard the ground thumping! So this ride has long lines and is just bad!

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40 X(2) - Six Flags Magic Mountain

Now this will be incredibly surprising, and unless you are some coaster geek (like me), you would know that this ride would help drive the company, Arrow Dynamics, into bankruptcy. The prototype ride was $36 million to construct, and was another $10 million when S&S renovated it. That is almost twice as much as Millennium Force, and more than 6 times as much as The Voyage! It isn't the most reliable ride either and drove the company, created by the two veterans as just a machine shop Carl Bacon and Ed Morgan, into bankruptcy. Such a shame that the manufacturers of the first tubular steel coasters, modern inversions, and hyper coasters no longer existing with their classic coasters (such as the big bad wolf) are slowly being removed. - jaguarkid140

41 Wildcat - Hersheypark

Just RMC it already!

This roller coaster is so rough and painful, when I got off, I had chest pain and a headache for the rest of the day.

What why is this here? I love this ride!

Seriously? This coaster's one of my favorites. The roughness and speed make it fun. I'd ride it over and over, and the good part is there's usually a smaller line than that of other coasters.

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42 Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa
43 Griffon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Epic, epic epic

O. K, I wish I could of voted for this to be the BEST COASTER! This ride is AMAZINGLY awesome! Why don't you like this! It was my aunt's first rollercoaster period. She has never done one that can be considered a rollercoaster, and it's 2 ft. High, and cruddy. REAL FIRST ROLLERCOASTER! You know what, she loved it!

This ride is tall, fast, and ULTRA SMOOTH! It shouldn't be on this Worst Coasters list

44 Hurler - Carowinds

Hurler At kings dominion is worse than the one at carowinds

I road this a month ago and there's one small hill and your head gets jerked around slot but I love carowinds.

This one hasn't been that bad ever since they retracked it.

It's so jerky it's jerkier than beef jerky. Carowinds only bad ride.

45 Pirate's Hideaway - Playland's Castaway Cove

This ride is the most pointless ride ever built. Couldn’t they have themed the enclosed portion of the ride or at least made it darker? No, it’s just a painful ride in an empty warehouse. The only fun part of the ride is the spiral lift hill and the drops outside of the ride. The enclosed part seems pointless.

That ride is at Casino Pier at Seaside Heights, not Playland's Castaway Cove

Well, it is boring and has no pirates. Enough said.

46 Ultra Twister - Various Six Flags Parks

Here is what I would consider a poorly executed idea on a ride, it is incredibly rough (even for a ride made by TOGO). The tight restraints only make the horrid beating even more uncomfortable. Arrow Dynamics and Intamin AG also designed a prototype of the pipeline coaster, luckily those weren't used. - jaguarkid140

What do expect from a Togo?

There was only one Ultra Twister. The ride was scrapped a few years after Astroworld's demolition. Why is the title "various Six Flags"?

47 The Dark Knight - Six Flags Great Adventure

Not what I expected at all! It's basically the wild mouse in a room. Great movie, bad ride.

I hate this one. Also it's in Six Flags Great America. It's just sitting inside while you move up and down while looking at things pop out.

It is SO BAD. You are inside and can't see anything while there are things popping out. Not fun.

This coaster is ok but jerky

48 Iron Wolf - Six Flags Great America

Now it is apocalypse and it's as good as one. Because it is old (first from b&m) and a stand up coaster. But I can't be too hard because this was the first ever b&m

49 Coast Rider - Knotts Berry Farm

Who ever replaced a ride with this!

50 Shamu Express - SeaWorld Orlando

It's just a kiddie coaster, not fun for enthusiasts.

If you want an intense coaster, ride the Millennium Force instead. It's not an airtime generator, but you'll like it more than the Shamu Express. - InfinateSuperstorm

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