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1) Terminator Salvation - Six Flags Magic Mountain

2) Gwazi Tiger & Lion (both seem the same to me) - Busch Gardens Africa

3) Thunder Run - Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

4) Twisted Twins Lola & Stella - Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom

5) Colossus - Six Flags Magic Mountain

6) Great American Scream Machine - Six Flags Over Georgia

7) Georgia Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia


Great American Scream Machine came second to last because I had a terrible experience the last time I was on it in 2010. The third row of the first car slams your butt, back, and head repeatedly throughout the entire ride and I hated it. I'll probably ride it again next year but only in the first row.


Also, I have ridden a few more woodies, but it was a while ago and I can't remember my experience on them.

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Submitted my list.


1. Favorite Steel (Maverick - Cedar Point)

2. Coaster - PNE Playland

3. Voyage - Holiday World

4. Phoinex - Knoebels

5. Raven - Holiday World

6. Comet - Great Escape

7. Prowler - Worlds of Fun

8. Cornball Express - Indiana Beach

9. Viper - Six Flags Great America

10. Hellcat - Timber Falls

11. Renegade - Valleyfair

12. Evel Kineval - Six Flags St. Louis

13. Shivering Timbers - Michigan's Adventure

14. Giant Dipper - Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

15. Legend - Holiday World

16. Ghostrider - Knotts Berry Farm

17. Terminator - Six Flags Magic Mountain

18. Jackrabbit - Kennywood

19. Cyclops - Mt. Olympus

20. Thunderbolt - Kennywood

21. Roar - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

22. Twister - Knoebels

23. Racer - Kennywood

24. Hades - Mt. Olympus

25. Lightning Racer - Hersheypark

26. Beast - Kings Island

27. Outlaw - Adventureland

28. Tornado - Adventureland

29. American Eagle - Six Flags Great America

30. Timber Wolf - Worlds of Fun

31. Blue Streak - Cedar Point

32. Big Dipper (SBNO) - Geauga Lake

33. Comet - Hersheypark

34. Giant Dipper - Belmont Park

35. Colossus - Six Flags Magic Mountain

36. Hoosier Hurricane - Indiana Beach

37. Screamin Eagle - Six Flags St. Louis

38. Racer - Kings Island

39. Thunderhawk - Dorney Park

40. Mighty Canadian Minebuster - Canada's Wonderland

41. Wildcat - Hersheypark

42. Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa

43. High Roller - Valleyfair

44. Le Monstre - La Ronde

45. Wolverine Wildcat - Michigan's Adventure

46. Underground - Adventureland

47. Lost Coaster - Indiana Beach

48. Little Dipper - Six Flags Great America

49. Fairly Odd Coaster - Kings Island

50. Zachs Zoomer - Michigan's Adventure

51. Ghoster Coaster - Canada's Wonderland

52. Pegasus - Mt. Olympus

53. Boss - Six Flags St. Louis

54. Zeus - Mt. Olympus

55. Son of Beast (SBNO) - Kings Island

56. Mean Streak - Cedar Point

57. Grizzly - California's Great America

58. Wild Beast - Canada's Wonderland

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^Just insert the "favorite steel" where your number 1 steel coaster would go. So if your favorite ride is a steel coaster, then rank "favorite steel" number one. But if your favorite steel coaster is your third favorite coaster (meaning you like 2 wooden coasters more), then you'd put "favorite steel" at number 3 etc.

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Think of your favorite steel coaster, and then assign it a number.


Would you rather ride your favorite steel coaster over any wooden coaster. If so give the Favorite Steel a 1 ranking.


If you think your three favorite woodies are better than your favorite steel, then give Favorite Steel a 4 ranking.

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This took me about 10 minutes, but I didn't change much from last year. I just added in the woodies that were new to me for 2010. My top 10:


1) Balder - Liseberg

2) Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce

3) Phoenix - Knoebels

4) El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure

5) Colossos - Heide Park

6) Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer

7) Avalanche - Timber Falls

8) Cornball Express - Indiana Beach

9) Raven - Holiday World

10) Prowler - Worlds of Fun


I'm a little embarrassed to have Prowler in my top 10. Oh well. My bottom 5:


96) Son of Beast - Kings Island

97) GhostRider - Knott's Berry Farm

98) Hell Cat - Clementon Lake

99) Predator - Darien Lake

100) Antelope - Gulliver's World


Even though the ERT session was hilarious, I hated Antelope. It's cool that Gulliver's builds everything themselves, but for the woodie they should have hired a real roller coaster company.

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100) Antelope - Gulliver's World


Even though the ERT session was hilarious, I hated Antelope. It's cool that Gulliver's builds everything themselves, but for the woodie they should have hired a real roller coaster company.

It's funny, Antelope actually went UP a couple of notches on my list after that ERT! But I totally see what you mean!



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What fun it is to fill out these ballots! This year I kept running tabs on my rankings for both steel and wood, so it made my ballot leaps and bounds easier to fill out this year. And now for my wood list.........(by the way, LOVING the Rampage love!)


1. Voyage

2. El Toro

3. Ravine Flyer II

4. Evel Knievel (American Thunder)

5. Prowler

6. Thunderhead

7. Phoenix

8. Rampage

9. Lightning Racer (both)

10. GhostRider

11. The Boss

12. Kentucky Rumbler

13. Legend

14. Raven

15. Twister (Knoebel's)

16. The Beast

17. Terminator: Salvation (Apocalypse)

18. Boardwalk Bullet

19. Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)

20. Thunderbolt

21. Wildcat (Hershey)

22. Grizzly (KD)


24. Wild One

25. Roar East

26. Blue Streak (CP)

27. Giant Dipper (Belmont)

28. Thunder Road

29. Screamin' Eagle

30. Great American Scream Machine

31. Gwazi Tiger

32. Gwazi Lion

33. Rebel Yell

34. Racer (KI)

35. Cannon Ball (Lake Winnie)

36. Comet (Hershey)

37. Racer (Kennywood)

38. Colossus

39. Thunderhawk

40. Judge Roy Scream

41. Skyliner

42. Cheetah

43. Leap the Dips

44. Georgia Cyclone

45. Hurler (Carowinds)

46. Hurler (KD)

47. Timber Wolf

48. Rolling Thunder

49. Thunder Run

50. Comet (Waldameer)

51. Son of Beast

52. Mean Streak

53. Woodstock Express (Carowinds)

54. Ghoster Coaster (KD)

55. Woodstock Express (KI)

56. Rattler

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It's funny, Antelope actually went UP a couple of notches on my list after that ERT! But I totally see what you mean!


I would have done better if I had not stuck my hands inside the grab holes at the front of those homemade roller coaster cars. Very bad place for your fingers to be when the train hit the bottom of the drops.

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I just e-mailed my ballot.


I feel pretty young as I have only ridden 16 wooden coasters.


Here are my top 5


Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer

The Beast at KI

Blue Streak at CP

The Voyage at HW

Cross between Thunderbolt at KW and Raven at HW


I do not know what it was about it, but I absolutely loved Blue Streak. While the Voyage is incredible, it was pretty violent. In future years, I am sure it will score higher on my list. The Beast is by no means the best for airtime and forces, but I loved the length and setting. It was the best night ride I have had on any coaster as of now.

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Here's my little list:


1. The Voyage

2. Favorite Steel

3. Giant Dipper (Santa Cruz)

4. Terminator Salvation: The Ride

5. Blue Streak

6. The Legend

7. GhostRider

8. Raven

9. Giant Dipper (Belmont Park)

10. Colossus

11. Racer (Kings Island)

12. Fairly Odd Coaster (Kings Island)

13. The Beast

14. Mean Streak

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Ok. I had always done this using Ted's (Coasterfanatic) cheat guide but I decided to grow a pair and do it the Excel fast way this year. (Besides, Ted hasn't put his thing up yet ). It really wasn't that hard at all. I'm almost embarrassed I did it the other way the past few years.


I'm probably one of the only people to have KD's Grizzly in their top 10!


1 El Toro

2 My Favorite Steel

3 Phoenix

4 Cyclone (Lakeside)

5 Twister

6 Wild One

7 The Grizzly--KD

8 Lightning Racer - T

9 Lightning Racer - L

10 Gwazi-Lion

11 Comet--HP

12 Roar--SFA

13 Grt Am Scrm Mach

14 Rebel Yell

15 Judge Roy Scream

16 Thunderhawk

17 Boardwalk Bullet

18 Texas Giant

19 Cyclone--Coney Island

20 Twister II

21 Rattler

22 Scooby Doo

23 Thunder Road

24 Fairly Odd Coaster

25 Rolling Thunder

26 Hurler--Carowinds

27 Wildcat--HP

28 Hurler--KD

29 Georgia Cyclone

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Filled out the ballot this morning. Ranking the top and worst wasn't hard, but the medium coasters were hard to group.


Anyways, here it is:

1. Boulder Dash Lake Compounce

2. El Toro SFGAd

3. Phoenix Knoebel's

4. Troy Toverland

5. Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix

6. Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark

7. Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark

8. Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain

9. Terminator Salvatio S. F. Magic Mountain

10.Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk

11.Roar SF Discovery Kingdom

12.Gwazi-Tiger Busch Gardens-Tampa

13.Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa

14.Wildcat Hersheypark

15.Cyclone Astroland

16.Twister Knoebel's

17.Robin Hood Walibi World

18.Giant Dipper Belmont Park

19.GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm

20.Great White Wild Wheels Pier

21.Joris en de Draak de Efteling

22.Hell Cat Clementon Lake

23.Roar SF America

24.Cyclone SF New England

25.Dragon Coaster Playland

26.Wild One SF America

27.Thunderhawk Dorney Park

28.Comet Hersheypark

29.The Grizzly Great America

30.Rebel Yell Kings Dominion

31.Wildcat Lake Compounce

32.The Bandit Movie Park

33.Hurler Kings Dominion

34.The Grizzly Kings Dominion

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Just sent mine in:


El Toro SFGAd

The Voyage Holiday World

Viper SFGAm

The Legend Holiday World

Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend

The Beast Kings Island

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark

Raven Holiday World


Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk

Wildcat Hersheypark

Racer Kings Island

Comet Hersheypark

GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm

Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain

American Eagle SFGAm

Twisted Twins-Lola Kentucky Kingdom

Twisted Twins-StellaKentucky Kingdom

Thunderhawk Dorney Park

Thunder Run Kentucky Kingdom

The Grizzly Great America

Mean Streak Cedar Point


My onride photo of Mean Streak says it all. Crazy rough ride, and BUGS friggin everywhere. I was doing my best to keep them out of my mouth, but the screams were pretty much uncontrollable for me.

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Sent mine in.


Here's my "#1 Quality woodies"

-Cornball Express: Indi Beach

-Kentucky Rumbler: Beech Bend

-Raven: Holiday World

-Voyage: Holiday World

-Viper: SFGAm



-Boardwalk Bullett

-Georgia Cyclone


-American Eagle (Red Side)


Hurler (Carowinds), Son of Beast, Rattler, Mean Streak, and Blue Racer (at KI) have been some of my worst woodie rides haha.

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My full list looks like this:

Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CT,y,n,1

Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,n,2

Balder Liseberg SE,y,y,3

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,n,4

Renegade Valleyfair! MN,y,y,5

Prowler Worlds of Fun MO,y,y,6

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,y,7

Lightning Racer Hersheypark PA,y,n,8

Viper SFGAm IL,y,y,9

El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,n,10

Terminator Salvatio S. F. Magic Mountain CA,y,n,11

Megafobia Oakwood UK,y,n,12

Grand National Blackpool UK,y,n,13

Cyclone Astroland NY,y,n,14

Hades Mount Olympus WI,y,y,15

Timber Wolf Worlds of Fun MO,y,y,16

Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk CA,y,n,17

GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm CA,y,n,18

Cyclops Mount Olympus WI,y,y,19

Big Dipper Blackpool UK,y,n,20

Tornado Adventureland IA,y,y,21

American Eagle SFGAm IL,y,y,22

Raven Holiday World IN,y,y,23

Evel Knievel Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,24

Great White Wild Wheels Pier NJ,y,n,25

Giant Dipper Belmont Park CA,y,n,26

Cornball Express Indiana Beach IN,y,y,27

Cyclone SF New England MA,y,n,28

The Boss Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,29

Avalanche Timber Falls WI,y,y,30

Twister Knoebel's PA,y,n,31

Zeus Mount Olympus WI,y,y,32

Roller Coaster Blackpool UK,y,n,33

Roller Coaster Great Yarmouth UK,y,n,34

Roar SF Discovery Kingdom CA,y,n,35

Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain CA,y,n,36

Wildcat Lake Compounce CT,y,n,37

Gwazi Busch Gardens-Tampa FL,y,n,38

Outlaw Adventureland IA,y,y,39

Thunderbolt SF New England MA,y,n,40

Wild One SF America MD,y,n,41

Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,n,42

Screamin' Eagle Six Flags St Louis MO,y,y,43

Thunderhawk Dorney Park PA,y,n,44

Comet Hersheypark PA,y,n,45

Wild Mouse Blackpool UK,y,n,46

Wildcat Hersheypark PA,y,n,47

Dragon Coaster Playland NY,y,n,48

High Roller Valleyfair! MN,y,y,49

Zipper Dipper Blackpool UK,y,n,50

Pegasus Mount Olympus WI,y,y,51

Underground Adventureland IA,y,y,52

Little Dipper SFGAm IL,y,y,53

Hoosier Hurricane Indiana Beach IN,y,y,54

The Grizzly Great America CA,y,y,55

The Legend Holiday World IN,y,y,56

Lost Coaster of SM Indiana Beach IN,y,y,57

Roar SF America MD,y,n,58

The Grizzly Kings Dominion VA,y,n,59

Rebel Yell Kings Dominion VA,y,n,60

Hurler Kings Dominion VA,y,n,61


In hindsight, I probably should start using the grouping system as outside my top 6 and bottom 9, there's really not alot in it.

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Don't be sour, Robb.

Oh, I'm not. I just have my opinion. And that is that some people shouldn't be allowed to have one.


If I didn't think the poll or it's outcome was worthwhile, I wouldn't support it as much as we do. Don't give me sh1t for it.



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