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Wild One, The
Website: Six Flags America Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.8621
TPC Overall Rank: #205 out of 2930 rides.
Reviews: 35
Last Review: 12/13/2015 8:57:00 PM
In User Top 10: 16 times.
User Tracker Count: 129 times.
 


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2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up CoasterCale on 12/13/2015 8:57:00 PM
This is one of the roughest wooden coasters I have ever ridden and that says alot. The air was decent, but did not make up for the overall ride experience.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fatsoccerguy191 on 9/28/2010 8:43:00 PM
Its one of the bests,a classic

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up RepHippie on 5/9/2007 12:36:00 AM - User's Top Ride #10
This coaster is a must ride for all enthusiasts. With its unexpected turns and amazing airtime this coaster literally left me speechless. Ride in the front seat for the most airtime. The helix also provides some powerful lateral Gs.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fergusonat on 5/7/2007 12:20:00 AM
By far the most underrated woodie Ive ridden to date. This little monstrosity offers the highest quality airtime in the front seat by far..and were talking flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants ejector airtime here. In addition, there are sudden changes in direction that combine with the airtime to provide a truly out of control experience. Absolutely incredible. There is some good wood in this wild one...do NOT pass up SFA for its bad reputation! This coaster alone will make the trip worth it! My only complaint would be a sort of dead spot in the layout prior to entering the helix...but the helix provided some amazing lateral gs and more than makes up for this lacking area of the layout. Wild One snagged the #3 spot in my wooden coasters...definitely pleasantly surprised with this ride

3 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Timberman on 9/27/2006 12:19:00 AM
Reading the reviews for this roller coaster, I had the impression that different authors were reviewing different rides, and with the reprofilers saw blade never far from wood trackage at Six Flags, that may very well be the case. Im pretty certain Wild One has changed since my previous spin on it a few years ago, and Im quite certain the buzzbars B-Fun spoke so highly of are now history. That latter development is a crying shame, for if ever a ride cried out for bench seats and buzzbars to complement its PTCs, its this one. In any event, Im going with a 7 for Wild Ones 24 September 2006 incarnation, but its a high 7. After the claustrophic confines of its younger brother Roar, Wild One felt like a liberating tear through open country under big skies . . . big, raining skies last Sunday, which helped this thing motor along with gusto. Things never got quite out-of-control enough for me, however, until the final helix, which wrapped things up in grand fashion by plastering us all to the sides of the train with its remarkably shallow banking. It was a thing of beauty, all the more so in that it was found beneath the billowing ensigns of a corporate monolith whose devotion to wood has more than occasionally been called into question. Yet rather than turn this into an occasion to air oft-repeated grievances, I will simply say that this felt to me like a well-maintained wooden roller coaster running in fine form with nary a trim brake until just the right amount of speed was scrubbed from the ride to welcome us into the helixs embrace. Unfortunately, I did not experience the ample airtime that others seemed to have enjoyed; even my skinny be-hind was securely wedged in by the individual lap bars, seatbelts, and seat dividers. Making matters worse, once Schneider forced everyone to get a haircut, his next move was apparently to bust enough well-shorn heads to ensure that every patron gets a vigorous stapling aboard the companys roller coasters. However, even the heavy hand of fascism could not erase the benevolent influence of John Miller, whose guiding touch can still be felt along Wild Ones ever-shifting course.

5 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 9/10/2006 12:00:00 PM
I nearly forgot to review this one, but certainly have not forgotten the ride. Wild One suprised me - even though I had read some reviews and had been told it was a great ride, I really didnt know what "good" meant. Walking up, the station was deserted - is this REALLY a good ride? I took advantage and rode in the very front row. Up the liftt we went, and down into a crazy out and back leg. There was some seriously strong ejector-style airtime on most of the hills, it really became a wild ride. THE Wild One, duh. With a deserted station, I was able to take a couple of rides in a short span of time. I feared that if I would venture into the back of the train, that the ride just wouldnt be as good. Well on one of my rides I did go to the back and it was also enjoyable - but to me, not as good as the front. Wild One is a rare woodie in that its a front row ride. It is amazing to think that this kind of coaster can be so old, yet so good... and yet be in a pretty mediocre park.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterf42 on 7/28/2006 4:58:00 PM
The Wild One is truely a wooden masterpiece and every wooden coaster lovers dream. It is vintage 1917 as proudly displayed in the rides queue line. The ride is full of fabulous airtime, amazing lateral Gs, wonderful headchoppers, and a classic feel. And thanks to good ride opperaters and two train opperation, I got twelve rides on this baby on my last trip and would certainly have enjoyed twice that much. Because of this, I basically memorized every square inch of this coaster and have a good, long review. The first hill is nothing major. It is 98 feet tall though which is amazing for 1917! After a small twist, the train decends along a strait 88 foot drop. Comming out of that drop, the train immediatly begins an OUTSTANDING airtime filled second hill. Next is a double up with a slight pop of air on it. Then, Wild One turns around which is not all that fast, but certainly doesnt lag like some wooden turn arounds do (*cough* PKDs) The following drop is okay and leads into a small 4th hill which is considered a double-down by some. The fifth hill is the only rough part of this old wooden. Its a twisted, awkward looking cammelback that has decent air, but is very shakey going up. That little bit of roughness is okay by me, because the sixth hill is shear coaster heaven! The train seems to slow down a bit at the top of this hill which leads to even more wonderful airtime. There is also a good headchopper with Typhoon Sea Coaster on the 5th and 6th hills. It is a tie in my book as to which is the best hill on Wild One between the 6th and the second. The next two hills have good air too (nothing to overshadow hills 2 and 6 but still good) and also cross under the structure of the first drop producing even more good headchoppers. Then comes the creme-de-la-creme of intense wooden coaster helixes. This thing is just plain awsome. It starts off slow and sometimes there is even a small break before the helix it seems, but you still pick up tons of speed, and get plastered to the left side of the train after this extremely long, unbanked, intense element. After youve gotten you fair share of negative and then lateral Gs, old Wild One comes to a stop quite a ways before you get back to the station and riders anxiously look into the station to see if their seat is taken for the next ride. More than likely at the non-busy Six Flags America, it isnt and if your game for another round of an airtime filled classic wooden coaster, just stay in your seat!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 5/9/2006 4:24:00 AM
The Wild One is a wood roller coaster. It is a out and back type. It was built in 1917 and relocated in 1986. It is 93 feet tall and 4,000 feet long but this coaster has alot of hills, airtime, and a great helix at the end of the ride. It is fast, fun, rerideable, it has a large capacity, and a long duration.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Mr.C on 11/17/2005 10:35:00 PM
This is a great wooden coaster. WAY better than Roar!!! There was airtime on every hill! It is definentaly in my top 10!

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Hercules on 10/25/2005 6:46:00 PM
There are rides that really surprise me, and this was one of them. When I saw this old coaster and the way that it looked, I couldnt help but think that this was just another poor wooden product of Six Flags. It looks pretty run down and I just figured that it would provide the same kind of ride of a Rolling Thunder. Reluctantly, I still got into the back of the train, but to my joy I had a very good ride. With a simple out-and-back design with a helix at the end, not only did the coaster look run down but it didnt seem like it had too much to offer considering I am used to much more elaborate coasters. I could not have been more wrong. I personally thought that there was an adequate amount of airtime along with a good amount of speed and decent pacing throughout the ride. All of that added up to be just a slightly above average coaster, but the helix gave the ride a superb ending and really made the ride. The helix is the kind of ending that rides should have. There was a good amount of speed, it hugged the ground and provided some interesting forces. All I can say is that there is a great one-two punch in terms of wooden coasters at this park with one being a "back to the future" and this one being a true blast from the past. I am one who really appreciates that this coaster was not killed because I find it to be a very good ride.

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