Top Ten Worst Roller Coasters


The Top Ten

1 Mind Eraser - Six Flags America

Well I went on this and I came of with a bloody nose! That was a piece of crap!

Never been on it, I am glad

It erases your mind.

All Vekoma SLCs are bad. - InfinateSuperstorm

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2 Anaconda - Kings Dominion

My Anaconda don't, my anaconda don't, my anaconda want none

The corkscrew was extremely painful.

Nicki Minaj made this ride!

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

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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

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

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

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

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.

I rode Ninja for the first time when I was five years old and got whipped around so much and so hard that I had to get ice packs to put on my head to help with the pain. Good thing SFOG refurbished it because it definitely needed to be refurbished!

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6 Mean Streak - Cedar Point

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

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!

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.

Hate it

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7 Corkscrew - Cedar Point

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!

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

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

NOO! WHY IS TATSU NUMBER ONE!? By the way, Corkscrew sucks. - ThatStrangeKid42

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8 Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain

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

The inversion almost killed me, other than that, it’s a good ride, and I don’t see why many good rides are on the list?

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9 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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10 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.

The Contenders

11 Sidewinder - Hershey Park

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.

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

Best vekoma boomerang, not rough at all

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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

Gtfo asiaplayer you member of the GP

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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

This ride is really bad really slow and bangs your head

Feels like you're being beaten up by a ninja

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

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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 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

Can you scream "Overrated"? You just described this thing. I got a bad ride on it, and it's nowhere near as forceful as Skyrush or any other Intamin hyper.

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16 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.

This is probably the roughest steel coaster in the world.Though it was the first ever hyper coaster it was the roughest.The airtime hills were actually feeling like sudden jerky movement that hurts your head,back,or legs(If there big enough)

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17 Shockwave - Kings Dominion

Togo Built this. Enough said.

This ride is closed. - railfan99

18 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


19 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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20 Thi3teen - Alton Towers

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

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

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.

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.

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21 Superman The Escape - Six Flags Magic Mountain

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

I mean look at this junk and non-sense when people ride it later you wake up the fun is over. - asiaplayer1122

22 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

23 Vortex - King's Island

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

Sometimes, arrow just, fails, this is defenetly (really hard to spell for me :/) a fail for them, they have 2 other similar models, at Carowinds and California's Great America, they both suck

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24 Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia

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

I really liked it why did you put it here

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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

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

This should be above Smiler.

Dead that.

27 The Smiler - Alton Towers

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

Just because the Smiler crashed in 2015 does not mean it's a bad ride. It was down to human error and not the ride itself.

The actual ride is phenomenal and an exhilirating experience.

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

I ABSOLUTELY HATE GRIZZLY! I am currently going through a muscle strain after riding this. The injury has been torturing me for almost 2 weeks! Tear this crap down!

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29 Ricochet - Carowinds

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

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

30 Blue Streak - Cedar Point

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.

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

I actually enjoyed this coaster. - Vancedapurpleguy

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31 Nemesis - Alton Towers

Really bad and dissapointing

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

32 Hero - Flamingo Land

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.

How is Blue Streak above this trash. - Vancedapurpleguy

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33 Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa USA

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!

34 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.

35 Son of Beast - King's Island

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!

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

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36 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

37 Millennium Force - Cedar Point

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.

Most disappointing coaster in the park. Should be called millennium forceless! No airtime whatsoever.

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

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38 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"!

39 Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - Magic Kingdom Park

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.

40 Wildcat - Hersheypark

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.

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.

Bo Wildcat sucks

Just RMC it already!

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41 Tornado - M&D's

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.

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

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

Epic, epic epic

44 Hurler - Carowinds

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

Hurler At kings dominion is worse than the one at 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 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"?

46 The Dark Knight - Six Flags Great Adventure

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.

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

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

47 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

48 Coast Rider - Knotts Berry Farm

Who ever replaced a ride with this!

49 Pirate's Hideaway - Playland's Castaway Cove

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

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

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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