Six Flags: Raging Bull Might Not Be The Best Hyper, But It’s No Pushover
I’ll admit I had high hopes for Raging Bull going into my trip to Six Flags Great America. The ride lived up to most of my expectations. And while not a perfect coaster by any means, it’s still a truly satisfying experience.
Raging Bull isn’t my favorite hyper-coaster of all time. Of the few hyper’s I’ve done, Behometh is the best. Raging Bull is a close third behind Magnum XL-200. That should give you an idea of what I felt about the ride.
I was able to get five rides in on Raging Bull during my visit to Six Flags Great America. After about the second one, the ride seemed to feel a bit stale. That’s in large part because I only sat back row during my first go on the coaster.
If you’re going to ride Raging Bull get a back row ride. It’s got the best air time. Personally, the middle sections of the train make it a very boring ride. The airtime hills at the beginning and middle of the coaster are actually quite forceful but are a lot more real in the back.
I’m a sucker for a good old-fashioned helix. Raging Bull closes out with one. For the most part, it’s good. However, I’m going to compare it to Behometh’s double helix at the end of its ride. Raging Bull falls flat compared to that coaster.
Quite frankly I did enjoy myself each ride. I just wish there was a better ending to the coaster than the average helix. Raging Bull is really good at the beginning but really fizzles out near the end.
I’ve heard mixed reviews on Raging Bull. Is it the best hyper-coaster in the world? No. That doesn’t mean it’s not an amazing ride. Even with it a lackluster ending and lack of quality airtime anywhere but the back row, I still rode it five times. That’s got to mean something, right?