Top Gun Review

We're here at Canada's Wonderland to ride your Typical SLC. After climbing in the seat and pulling down the shoulder harness, you dispatch. Up the lift you go. Once you reach the top, it's all downhill from there. You curve and away and down you go! However, from here on out, this ride hurts. And it hurts A LOT!!!!! Once you reach the bottom of the first drop, it's all fast. Then you soar up in the sea serpent roll, It's very painful going through it, your head is banging around like as if it were at a rock concert. Then after flipping upsidedown a second time, you head back down and head straight for the overbanked turn. On some SLCs, this turn is a lot of fun, but on Top Gun, it's just an excuse for some sheering pain. Then you head for the sidewinder. You get a REALLY REALLY REALLY BAD jolt coming out of it. And it hurts. It hurts A LOT!!!! Then you turn around, now normally, turns like this are a nice break from roughness. But not on Top Gun. It just keeps on beating the crap out of you. After that, you straight for two inline twists. The Inline Twists are AWFUL!!!!! They shake you like a British Nanny. You don't even notice you're upsidedown. All you notice is "OWW!!! OWW!! GET ME OFF THIS F*CKING DEATH TRAP!!!!!" Then there's not that much. You go through a small hill, around a turn, and down another slight hill, only to glide into the brake run. And yes, even that part hurts. Top Gun is a HORRIBLE SLC. With Kong improving slightly, this thing takes back the record as the worst SLC I've ever been on. And the saddest part, it's not anywhere close to the worst ride in the park. I would not recommend you ride Top Gun unless you're an SLC Virgin or a credit whore with an iron skull.


Location: Canada's Wonderland

Opened: 1995

Built by: Vekoma

Last Ridden: August 7, 2008

I have ridden this exact same ride at the following parks.

Elitch Gardens

Geauga Lake

Heide Park

Kentucky Kingdom

La Ronde

Michigan's Adventure

Movie Park Germany

Six Flags America

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags New England

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