Definately Th13teen. The theming is fantastic with the whole building a crypt with trees and vines crawling up the side, and the indoor queueline section is great, with the fading lights, creepy voice and tesla coil. The station is well themed also, and builds up the tension. The first part of the ride is slightly disappointing (due to those fricking trims) but provides loads of airtime!
Some of the transitions are fun, though, and its quite a nice ride. Then you go up the lift hill into the crypt. The main thing about the crypt which I like is the smell!
It smells musty and old, and the hooded figures, along with low lighting and the scaffolding makes it seem very sinister, and you know something is going to happen. There is the audio, which creakes and cracks as the train jolts downwards. You think that is it, but suddenly you freefall towards the ground which makes my stomach fly and surprises me everytime. (Airtime as well!) After just a second, the hooded figures light up green, and you are propelled backwards, tumbling and turning. I love how it isnt just a straight helix; its got bumps and small hills in it too. You suddenly realize you are laughing helplessly and then you are released back into sunlight. The final little touch is an unnecessary launch forwards back into the station.
"Exit, to the right" is said by the menacing voice, and signals the end of your journey.
I have been lucky enough to bring two unsuspecting victims onto the ride with me on two different occasions, who knew nothing about the drop.
I ADORE Th13teen. I'm not sure why, but the whole experience is REALLY well done in my opinion. I didnt follow the construction of it and I did
know about the secret before I rode it, yet it always make me laugh and smile and think,
"What an amazing ride!"
Although he was not really involved with Th13teen, John Wardley would be proud, as it takes you on a journey, unlike that monstrosity of a coaster next to it.