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1) The Beast (Sentimental favorite, rode it when it opened in 79)

2) Goliath SFGA, IL

3) Maverick

4) El Toro

5) Top Thrill Dragster

6) Diamondback (it's hard to choose from the B&M hypers, but their seats rule!)

7) Banshee

8) Voyage

9) Superman UF (SFGav)

10) Kumba

 

Honorable mentions:

Montu, Raptor

Hulk

Dominator (I rode when it was Batman at GL)

American Eagle

The original Bat at KI

Skyrush

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Seeing as I was doodling this in my notebook today while I should've been working...

 

Steel:

1. Intimidator 305 (Kings Dominion)

2. Skyrush (Hersheypark)

3. Maverick (Cedar Point)

4. Manta (Seaworld Orlando)

5. Dodonpa (Fuji-Q)

6. Millennium Force (Cedar Point)

7. X2 (SFMM)

8. Nemesis (Alton Towers)

9. Kawasemi (Tobu Zoo)

10. Diamondback (Kings Island) (This one is difficult, I feel like I could swap this out with so many other coasters)

 

Wood:

1. El Toro (SFGAdv)

2. Phoenix (Knoebels)

3. Outlaw Run (SDC)

4. Goliath (SFGAm)

5. The Beast (Kings Island) (Although this is no. 3 if it always felt like it does on a night ride)

6. The Voyage (Holiday World)

7. Wood Coaster (Knight's Valley/OCT East)

8. Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce) (However I didn't ride this at night...)

9. Kentucky Rumbler (Beech Bend)

10. Prowler (Worlds of Fun) (I guess, again this could probably be switched out with a few others)

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1) Goliath @ Walibi Holland

2) Silverstar @ Europapark (Nice floating time :3)

3) ISpeed @ Mirabilandia

4) Blue Fire @ Europapark

5) Colossos @ Heidepark

6) Wodan @ Europapark

4) Flug der Dämonen @ Heidepark

8) Katun @ Mirabilandia

9) Black Mamba @ Phantasialand

10) Krake @ Heidepark

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1) Goliath @ Walibi Holland

2) Silverstar @ Europapark (Nice floating time :3)

3) ISpeed @ Mirabilandia

4) Blue Fire @ Europapark

5) Colossos @ Heidepark

6) Wodan @ Europapark

4) Flug der Dämonen @ Heidepark

8) Katun @ Mirabilandia

9) Black Mamba @ Phantasialand

10) Krake @ Heidepark

 

I was in holland this summer and I totally agree with you.. Goliath @ Walibi truly is one of the best roller coasters in the world

unfortunately it is so far away .

The US really needs more of these intamin mega's

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Well, I haven't been outside the Midwest really, but these are the best I've been on, and why:

 

1. Outlaw Run--Fast, has an unrelenting intensity and a whole lot of airtime. Sideways airtime is the greatest thing ever.

2. Goliath, Six Flags Great America--It's equal in intensity to Outlaw Run, and the upside-down stall is amazing.

3. Wildfire, Silver Dollar CIty--This is the most balanced coaster I've been on. Big, fast first drop with airtime, big inversions, and the pacing is perfect. There's enough time between elements to prepare yourself, but not too much time that it loses focus. Plus the view over Table Rock Lake is fantastic.

4. Prowler--Twistiness! Lots of unexpected airtime, great variation in elements, and great pacing.

5. X-Flight--The first drop is amazing, especially on the left side. Like Wildfire, it gives you enough time between elements but not too much. The keyhole stuff is really fun, and not something you see on a whole lot of coasters.

6. Mamba--This is the first coaster I rode that is over 200 feet tall. It's the out-and-back design perfected: Two big drops, double helix, airtime bunny hills all the way back.

7. Ozark Wildcat--Twistiness! It went in and out of itself so often that you never really could see too far in front of you, gave the elements a great sense of surprise.

8. Powder Keg--Perfect launch, not too fast, but definitely thrilling. Plus just about the most airtime on any coaster I've been on.

9. Mr. Freeze, Six Flags St. Louis--This is the ride that changed my ideas about coasters. It was the first launch coaster and the first non-full-circuit coaster I rode. Only 30 seconds, but you won't forget those 30 seconds!

10. Superman: Krypton Coaster, Six Flags Fiesta Texas--I rode this before RMC invaded Texas, and I liked this one much better than Rattler. Love the zero-G roll and the way it dances on top of the quarry wall. Plus no triple helix of doom!

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Current:

 

1: Kraken

2: Montu

3: Afterburn

4: Cheetah Hunt

5: Thunderhead

6: Manta (SWO)

7: Nighthawk

8: Volcano

9: Alpengeist

10: Apollo's Chariot (Goliath @ SFOG is #11)

 

 

 

Hadn't been to Carowinds, BGW or SFOG since '08 and KD since '99 so some changes will most likely occur next year as I plan on going to Carowinds among those. I've only been on a few decent woodies so there was no sense in making a separate list....lol

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My new top ten after riding over 80 new coasters in the past year. I feel like my list can change on a daily basis just depending on how I'm feeling, so here's my take today.

 

Steel

1) I305

2) Maverick

3) Millennium Force

4) Skyrush

5) Diamondback

6) Banshee

7) Apollo's Chariot

8) Top Thrill Dragster

9) Raptor

10) Phantom's Revenge

 

Wood

1) Thunderhead

2) Voyage

3) Phoenix

4) Thunderbolt

5) Twister

6) Jack Rabbit

7) Lightning Racer

8) Thunderhawk

9) Raven

10) Grizzly

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Steel:

1. Millennium Force - Cedar Point

2. Maverick - Cedar Point

3. Helix - Liseberg

4. Bizarro - SFNE

5. Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point

6. X2 - SFMM

7. Skyrush - Hershey Park

8. Storm Runner - Hershey Park

9. Xcelerator - Knott's Berry Farm

10. Farenheit - Hershey Park

 

Wood:

1. Balder - Liseberg (#1 overall)

2. Phoenix - Knoebels

3. El Toro - SFGAd

4. Goliath - SFGAm

5. Apocalypse - SFMM

6. Twister - Grona Lund

7. Ghost Rider - Knott's Berry Farm

8. Viper - SFGAm

9. Flying Turns - Knoebels

10. Comet - Hershey Park

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After all of my traveling this summer I've made some changes to my list (new coasters in bold).

 

Wood:

 

1. El Toro

2. Voyage

3. Boulder Dash

4. Goliath (Six Flags Great America)

5. Thunderhead

6. Phoenix

7. Ravine Flyer II

8. Beast

9. Lightning Racer

10. Gold Striker

 

Honorable Mentions (new coasters only): Kentucky Rumbler, Cornball Express

Dropped from top 10: American Thunder, Apocalypse the Ride, Legend, Raven

 

Steel:

 

1. Bizarro (Six Flags New England)

2. Tatsu

3. Nitro

4. Maverick

5. Banshee

6. Top Thrill Dragster

7. Millennium Force

8. Lightning Run

9. Leviathan

10. Intimidator

 

Honorable Mention (new coasters only): Raging Bull

Dropped from top 10: Griffon, Kingda Ka

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These are top ten for multiple reasons. Sometimes nostalgia is in play, as is theming, so simply being the best tracked ride doesn't make it a favourite in my very personal thought.

 

(brackets mark first ride date and most recent ride date)

 

1. Space Mountain Mission 2 - Disneyland Paris - mainly a nostalgic reasoning behind this one. I adore the theme, music and atmosphere of the ride. The track is rough, but it's a personal favourite despite that. (2005, 2012)

 

2. Joris en de Draak (Vuur specifically, but Water is close) - Efteling - These wooden coasters and their theme are excellent. Hardly the fastest wooden coasters, but what won me over was the perfect balance of forces that made it intense yet not too intense to make it less re-ridable. (2013, 2014)

 

3. Revenge of the Mummy - Universal Studios Orlando - though I have qualms with the odd storyline confusions (it's a film set, then a haunted tomb, then a ride...who knows?!) this ride has such cool pacing and the mixture of scenes and coaster sections is incredible. I'd imagine that the less thematically-troubled Singapore version of this would replace this version were I to ride it. (2006, 2014)

 

4. Black Mamba - Phantasialand - an intense modern B&M inverted which has possibly the most complete theming on an inverted track I've ever seen. The layout isn't the best, but by burying it in trenches every turn is a shocking surprise. Incredible. Extra praise goes to the dispatch music and lighting with base-heavy jungle drums and chanting as the lights dim. (2012, 2014)

 

5. Nemesis - Alton Towers - Just an excellent track. Loses out, despite a superior track, to Black Mamba due to the less interesting them to that coaster. (2012, 2014)

 

6. Blue Fire - Europa Park - Excellent coaster with some great theming. Extra praise goes for the great air-time on inversions and the comfortable restraints. As it's not head-ache inducing it has great re-ridability. (2012 only)

 

7. Big Thunder Mountain - Disneyland Paris - the best version of the classic ride I've done. Fast, fun and incredibly themed throughout. Both nostalgic for me and a cracking coaster in its own right. (1995, 2012)

 

8. Winjas: Fear - Phantasialand - the coolest spinning coaster I've been on. Great track, excellent theming, and the surprises on the ride make it totally unique. (2012, 2014)

 

9. The Smiler - Alton Towers - The bizarre look of this 'spaghetti bowl' ride and the thrill of riding it outweigh the fact it's almost entirely made of just inversions. I thought it would be gimmicky, but instead it became and instant hit with me. (2014 only)

 

10. The Incredible Hulk - Islands of Adventure - only rode this for the first time recently, so hard to just its place in lasting memory, but this ride was incredible enough to hit a current top 10. Cannot be sure if it'll remain up here, as Kraken also seemed a tempting inclusion. (2014 only)

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my favorite coasters are

 

steel

 

1 mystery mine dolly wood

 

2 Tennessee tornado dolly wood i love this one i will ride this one any time

 

3 space mountain Disney world Florida i rode this one a few times i got sick on this one

 

4 super man six flags new Orleans this one is the best due to hurricane Katrina i cant ride it no more

 

5 expedition Everest animal kingdom i love this one its a bit scary due to the broken track from the yeti

 

6 mountu bush gardens florida nice one i rode this one 5 times due to no line

 

7 wild eagle dolly wood my favorite one its fairly new to dolly wood i have tee shirts from this ride

 

8 sheikra bush gardens rode this on 6 times the first time was scary but fun

 

wood

 

9 thunderhead dolly wood i rode this one 10 times i had to get my parents to try this one they said nice try

 

10 the zephyr six flags new Orleans i rode this one 1 time i wanted to ride it again but the line was to long and six flags is closed due to hurricane Katrina i wish this park could reopen

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Wood:

1. Phoenix

2. Shivering Timbers

3. El Toro

4. Goliath

5. Ravine Flyer II

6. Cyclone (Lakeside)

7. Avalanche

8. American Thunder

9. American Eagle

10. Twister(Knoebels)/Cornball Express

 

Unfortunately, Viper at Great America is far to inconsistent. Sometimes I might rank it at 6, but other times it will be significantly lower.

 

Steel:

1. Bizarro (SFNE)

2. Phantom's Revenge

3. Diamondback

4. Nitro

5. Sky Rocket

6. Raging Bull

7. Kingda Ka

8. Mr. Freeze

9. Batman: the Ride (SFGAM)

10. Tennessee Tornado

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I think I might be done with new credits for the year (unless I get down to Texas), so here are my top 10 before and after:

 

Wood

Old Top 10

1. El Toro -SFGAdv

2. Voyage - HW

3. Phoenix - Knoebels

4. Outlaw Run - SDC

5. Thunderhead - Dollywood

6. Prowler - WOF

7. Ghost Rider - KBF circa 2001

8. Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce

9. Apocalypse - SFMM

10. Renegade - VF

 

New Top 10

1. El Toro and Balder - SFGAdv and Liseberg

3. Phoenix - Knoebels

4. Voyage - HW

5. Outlaw Run - SDC

6. Thunderhead - Dollywood

7. Prowler - WOF

8. Ghost Rider - KBF

9. Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce

10. Apocalypse - SFMM

 

Steel

Old Top 10

1. Skyrush - Hershey

2. I-305 - KD

3. Maverick - CP

4. Millennium Force - CP

5. Goliath - SFOG

6. Apollo's Chariot - BGW

7. Nitro - SFGAdv

8. Raptor - CP

9. Montu - BGT

10. Kumba - BGT

 

New Top 10

1. I-305 - KD

2. Maverick and Helix - CP and Liseberg

4. Skyrush - Hershey

5. Millennium Force - CP

6. Piraten - Djurs Sommerland

7. Goliath - SFOG

8. Nitro - SFGAdv

9. Apollo's Chariot - BGW

10. Raptor - CP

 

***Oops. Forgot about Piraten.

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So far this year I've revisited Holiday World for the first time in a couple years and visited Kennywood, Mt Olympus, and Timber Falls for the first time.

 

Wood (in no order, really other than Voyage #1):

1) Voyage

2) Raven

3) Thunderhead

4) Viper (Great America)

5) Hades 360

6) Avalanche (Wisconsin Dells)

7) Goliath (Great America)

8) Jack Rabbit

9) Kentucky Rumbler

10) Cornball Express

11) Cyclops needs to be in this.

 

Steel (No Real Order):

1) Maverick

2) Raging Bull/Diamondback/Goliath (SFOG)

3) Shockwave (SFOT)

4) Scooby Doo's Spooky Coaster

5) Millennium Force

6) Phantom's Revenge

7) Mystery Mine

8) Space Mountain (DL)

9) Dragster

10) Banshee/Raptor

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Steel:

1. Nemesis (Alton Towers, GB)

2. Intimidator 305 (Kings Dominion, US)

3. Fly over Mediterranean (Happy Valley Chengdu, CN) - Equal with the other 3 Mega Lites to be honest

4. Dodonpa (Fuji-Q Highland, JP)

5. Big Grizzly Mountain (Hong Kong Disneyland, HK)

6. Helix (Liseberg, SE)

7. Oblivion (Alton Towers, GB)

8. Tennessee Tornado (Dollywood, US)

9. Apollo's Chariot (Busch Gardens Williamsburg, US)

10. Space Mountain (Disneyland, US)

 

 

Wood:

1. Balder (Liseberg, SE)

2. Megafobia (Oakwood Theme Park, GB)

3. Dauling Dragons (Happy Valley Wuhan, CN)

4. Fireball (Happy Valley Shanghai, CN)

5. Twister (Gröna Lund, SE)

6. Wood Coaster (Knight Valley, CN)

7. Prowler (World's of Fun, US)

8. Rutschebanen (Tivoli Gardens, DK)

9. Wild Mouse (Blackpool Pleasure Beach, GB)

10. Renegade (Valleyfair, US)

 

Just thought of others I really want in my top 10's. It's so hard to just choose only 10. Other notable rides for me are: Space Fantasy (Universal Studios Japan, JP) and Ultra Twister (Rusutsu Resort, JP)

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I haven't been on that many coasters but I have at least been to Cedar Point and Hershey which both have great coaster line ups.

 

1. Millennium Force - Cedar Point

2. Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point

3. Manta - SeaWorld Orlando

4. Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City

5. Fahrenheit - Hersheypark

6. Storm Runner - Hersheypark

7. Hades - Mt. Olympus

8. Steel Venom - Valleyfair

9. Wild Thing - Valleyfair

10. Wildfire - Silver Dollar City

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1 - Skyrush (Hershey)

2 - The Voyage (Holiday World)

3 - Maverick (CP)

4 - Phoenix (Knoebels)

5 - Millennium Force (CP)

6 - Montu/Raptor (BGT/CP)

7 - Phantom's Revenge (Kennywood)

8 - Ravine Flyer II (Waldameer)

9 - Banshee (KI)

10 - Diamondback (KI)

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Wood:

(1) El Toro - SFGAd

(2) Phoenix - Knoebels

(3) Boulder Dash - LC

(4) Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer

(5) Goliath - SFGAm

(6) Silver Comet - MFI

(7) Wooden Warrior - Quassy

(8) Lightning Racer - HP

(9) Twister - Knoebels

(10) Blue Streak - CP

 

Steel:

(1) Bizarro - SFNE

(2) Intimidator 305 - KD

(3) New Texas Giant - SFOT

(4) Lightning Run - KK

(5) Skyrush - HP

(6) Maverick - CP

(7) Ride of Steel - DL

(8) Dueling Dragons Fire - IOA

(9) Banshee - KI

(10) Diamondback - KI

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