Raptor debuted back in 1994 as the first Inverted coaster to feature a Cobra Roll; the ride has remained a firm favorite ever since. The first drop twists to the left and crosses over part of the midway; this is best enjoyed on the right-hand side of the train as you get that extra kick when the train turns. Next there is a Vertical Loop, followed by a Zero G-roll, and then the Cobra Roll. All of these elements are superb, although the Cobra Roll whipped me round a little too harshly in the back seat.
The train then makes a twisting climb onto the mid-course brakes, which are not usually applied too severely. The ride then features two Corkscrews, and ends in a super helix just before the station, which is yet again another high spot of the ride.
Raptor is a great ride in the front, but to me didn't seem as fast or as intense in the back; despite hearing that many people prefer the back. Having ridden all of B&M;'s popular inverted coasters it is very difficult to find a favorite! For me, Raptor loses out because it is one of a few that is totally unthemed, and I have also had one or two unimpressive rides on it. However, riding in the front makes this a great coaster.