Better at night but keep an eye on the weather. Better to ride in the morning than not at all, and given afternoon thunderstorms that can trail into the evening, some days it may end up only being open in the morning.
ETA: It’s fantastic in the day, too, and there are some sights that are better seen in the day. But in general nighttime is better for coasters.
Thanks for the information and articles!
I RD’s both times. For this ride I don’t know if darkness is capable of making it better. Front row is far more intense though. Hagrids is definitely better at night so maybe it is too. Let me know if anyone has compared so I can add it to the bucket list.
Just read @Jeff_AZ Comment. Gonna have to try for that next time.
My husband is like @jennyturin ! He doesn’t black out a lot, but he did on Hulk last visit. No issues with Velocicoaster!
Hulk has particularly high G forces. Most newer coasters try to avoid higher G forces while still creating higher levels of thrill. However, even a lower G force, if prolonged, can lead to gray outs. Black outs are more rare, and generally a sign you shouldn’t be riding.
I have only grayed out once, but it was on a high G force moment on a coaster while my blood sugar was running low (didn’t realize it until after).
Yeah I have a sneaking suspicion blood sugar is part of it for me. For example this time I didn’t gray out on RRR but I did last time when I rode it in the early afternoon (like 1pm ish) and hadn’t eaten breakfast since like 6 or 7 am. I rode RRR first thing this time and was fine.
I went to UOR in December with DS13. I have always loved coasters. I rode Velocicoaster followed by Hagrid’s. Part way through Hagrid’s I thought for sure I would throw up (it was mild on Velocicoaster, but holy crap I thought I’d embarrass the hell out of myself on Hagrid’s and it was very close). I was so afraid my coaster time was over. Then I realized I hadn’t had a real meal that morning, just a granola bar. Turns out I’m just too old to do coasters on an empty stomach.
Next day, ate a decent breakfast and headed straight for Hulk, then Velocicoaster- no issues.
Funny enough, I’ve never blacked out on the ride, but I have waiting in line. Hot day at Six Flags, passed out cold. Heat will do it to me every time.
I think I do the gray out thing on Hulk too. I start to lose feeling in my feet and just feel fuzzy. I don’t ride RRR anymore because it gives me a headache. No problems on Hagrid, and I rode Rock n Rollercoaster last month and was fine. I’m definitely going to try Velocicoaster in April but idk if I’ll ride Hulk (sad because I love it–DH and I rode 3 times in a row with Express Pass one visit.)