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I just e-mailed my ballot to Mitch Hawker. Here's my top ten for 2011. I know you're all terribly excited!

 

1. Balder (Liseberg)

2. Phoenix (Knoebels: This one moved up a few spots in my top ten after my last visit--what an amazing old ride!)

3. El Toro (Six Flags Great Adventure)

4. Colossos (Heide Park, Germany)

5. My Favorite Steel (Expedition GeForce at Holiday Park, Germany)

6. Viper (Six Flags Great America)

7. Raven (Holiday World)

8. HellCat (Timberfalls)

9. Lightning Racer - Thunder (Hersheypark)

10. Lightning Racer - Lightning (Hersheypark)

 

And the infamous bottom five:

 

88. Hades (Mount Olympus )

89. GhostRider (Knott's Berry Farm)

90. Son of Beast (SBNO--Kings Island)

91. The Bandit (Movie Park, Germany)

92. Anaconda (Walygator Parc, France)

 

There were only three additions to my wooden-coaster ballot this year:

 

34. Wild Mouse (Aussie World)

35. Wild Mouse (Luna Park Sydney)

63. Scenic Railway (Luna Park Melbourne)

 

There were 92 wooden coasters total on my ballot. My Club TPR banner says 94, but that count includes two defunct rides: the Wild Mouse at Santa Cruz and the Starliner at Cypress Gardens.

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Finally got around to submitting mine. Added 25 new coasters from last years poll.

 

Top 20:

 

Boulder Dash Lake Compounce CT,y,y,1

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere **,y,y,2

El Toro SFGAd NJ,y,y,3

Phoenix Knoebel's PA,y,n,4

The Voyage Holiday World IN,y,n,5

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark PA,y,n,6

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark PA,y,n,7

Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure MI,y,y,8

Cyclops Mount Olympus WI,y,y,9

Twister Knoebel's PA,y,n,10

Wooden Warrior Quassy CT,y,y,11

Raven Holiday World IN,y,n,12

Comet Great Escape NY,y,y,13

HellCat Timber Falls WI,y,y,14

The Legend Holiday World IN,y,n,15

Apocalypse S. F. Magic Mountain CA,y,n,16

The Beast Kings Island OH,y,n,17

Thunderbolt Kennywood PA,y,n,18

Giant Dipper Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk CA,y,n,19

Jack Rabbit Kennywood PA,y,n,20

 

Bottom 3:

 

Rolling Thunder SFGAd NJ,y,y,67

The Grizzly Great America CA,y,n,68

Rattler Fiesta Texas TX,y,y,69

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  • 2 weeks later...

Don't forget, the deadline is coming up!

 

KT's off from school today so we did her ballot as well as mine! Here you go, start judging now!

 

*Note - I 'group' most coasters outside of top 20 and bottom 10. There are actually 166 individual rides on my ballot.

 

Elissa's Top 20:

1 - El Toro SFGAd

2 - T Express Everland

3 - My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere

3 - Balder Liseberg

4 - Phoenix Knoebel's

5 - Colossos Heide Park

6 - Boulder Dash Lake Compounce

7 - Cyclops Mount Olympus

8 - Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix

9 - Grand National Blackpool

10 - Fireball Happy Valley Song

11 - Aska (S) Nara Dreamland

12 - Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach

13 - Kentucky Rumbler Beech Bend

14 - Viper SFGAm

15 - Jack Rabbit Kennywood

16 - New Mexico Rattler Cliff's

17 - Ozark Wildcat(SBNO) Celebration City

18 - Ravine Flyer II Waldameer

19 - Renegade Valleyfair!

20 - Prowler Worlds of Fun

20 - Thundercoaster Tusenfryd

 

Bottom 10:

50 - Cyclone (SBNO) Williams Grove

51 - The Boss Six Flags St Louis

52 - Hell Cat Clementon Lake

53 - Anaconda Walygator Parc

54 - Predator Darien Lake

55 - The Grizzly Great America

56 - Twister II Elitch Gardens

57 - Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island

58 - Coaster-Express Parque Warner Madrid

59 - The Bandit Movie Park

60 - Antelope Gulliver's World

 

And since I know everyone will ask...here are how some 'other' coasters are rated:

41 GhostRider Knott's Berry Farm

41 Colossus S.F. Magic Mountain

41 Gwazi-Tiger Busch Gardens-Tampa

41 Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa

41 The Voyage Holiday World

41 Cyclone SF New England

41 Excalibur Funtown USA

41 Magnus Colossus Terra Mitica

 

Here's KT's Ballot!

 

1 My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere (Currently Dragon at Legoland Florida)

2 Triple Hurricane(S) Cypress Gardens (Actually Coastersaurus at Legoland Florida)

3 Little Dipper SFGAm

4 Zipper Dipper Blackpool

5 Leap the Dips Lakemont

6 Scenic Railway Luna Park-Melbourne

7 Underground Adventureland

8 Jack Rabbit Kennywood (If any of you saw her onride photo...well, she doesn't like ejector airtime like her mom!)

 

*For those of you wondering KT is now up to 163 Jeff Johnson Credits and 129 Actual Credits.

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I just want to say I love that you have New Mexico Rattler up there! It is by far one of my favorites and I really wish more people could get to Albuquerque to ride it. That park takes such good care of it too!

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^I knew there was a reason we got along well on the TPR Trips this summer!

 

^^I have Apocalypse at 27. Which I believe is knocked down a spot or two from last year since the park gave up on the theme, music, and hasn't taken the best care of the ride and trains. Still at a pretty good spot though.

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I like how a lot of ballots are basically advertisements for Intamin Pre-Fabs. Sure, I don't rank El Toro quite as highly as many do, but I'm still kind of in awe over the experience it provided, and I really like the looks of at least two of the other ones (need to brush up on my Colossos knowledge).

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Laura, you just have to love the airtime these intamin pre-fabs give you...

 

And for my complete list:

El Toro SFGAd

Balder Liseberg

Phoenix Knoebel's

Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix

Colossos Heide Park

Boulder Dash Lake Compounce

Troy Toverland

Ravine Flyer II Waldameer

Wooden Warrior Quassy

Rutschebanen Bakken

Cyclone Astroland

Twister Knoebel's

Joris en de Draak W de Efteling

Thunderbolt Kennywood

Cyclone SF New England

Comet Great Escape

Dragon Coaster Playland

The Beast Kings Island

Joris en de Draak V de Efteling

Racer Kennywood

Jack Rabbit Kennywood

Excalibur Funtown USA

Sea Dragon Jungle Jacks Landing

Tomahawk Port Aventura

Comet Hersheypark

Thunderbolt SF New England

Great White Wild Wheels Pier

Gwazi-Lion Busch Gardens-Tampa

Blue Streak Cedar Point

Yankee Cannonball Canobie Lake Park

Rutschebanen Tivoli Gardens

Robin Hood Walibi World

Stampida Port Aventura

Woodstock Express Kings Island

Wildcat Hersheypark

Hurler Kings Dominion

Racer Kings Island

Rebel Yell Kings Dominion

Thunderhawk Dorney Park

Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark

Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark

Comet Waldameer

Wildcat Lake Compounce

Blue Streak Conneaut Lake Park

Ghoster Coaster Kings Dominion

Loup Garou Walibi Belgium

Hell Cat Clementon Lake

Rolling Thunder SFGAd

Coaster-Express Parque Warner Madrid

Mean Streak Cedar Point

Le Monstre La Ronde

The Grizzly Kings Dominion

The Bandit Movie Park

Anaconda Walygator Parc

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Here's my ballot.... Elissa's is posted HERE.

 

I also use the "grouping" method, except for my top 15ish and my bottom 10. Total of 171 coasters ridden from the poll list.

 

1 - El Toro - SFGAd

1 - T Express - Everland

1 - Balder - Liseberg

2 - My Favorite Steel - Anypark Anywhere

3 - Phoenix - Knoebel's

4 - Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce

5 - Colossos - Heide Park

6 - Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer

7 - Raven - Holiday World

8 - Tonnerre de Zeus - Parc Asterix

9 - Fireball - Happy Valley Song

10 - Grand National - Blackpool

12 - Silver Comet - Martin's Fantasy Is.

13 - Twister - Grona Lund

14 - Rampage - Alabama Adventure

15 - Cyclops - Mount Olympus

15 - Wooden Warrior - Quassy

15 - El Toro - Freizeitpark Plohn

15 - Joris en de Draak W - de Efteling

15 - Joris en de Draak V - de Efteling

15 - Thundercoaster - Tusenfryd

15 - Wild Mouse - Blackpool

16 - Ozark Wildcat(SBNO) - Celebration City

18 - Kentucky Rumbler - Beech Bend

19 - Jack Rabbit - Kennywood

20 - New Mexico Rattler - Cliff's

20 - Troy - Toverland

22 - Evel Knievel - Six Flags St Louis

22 - Thunderbird - PowerPark

24 - Apocalypse - S. F. Magic Mountain

24 - Racer - Kennywood

25 - Viper - SFGAm

25 - Cornball Express - Indiana Beach

25 - Renegade - Valleyfair!

25 - Prowler - Worlds of Fun

25 - Lightning Racer - L - Hersheypark

25 - Lightning Racer - T - Hersheypark

25 - Wildcat - Hersheypark

25 - Twister - Knoebel's

25 - Thunderhead - Dollywood

25 - Coaster - Playland

26 - Dania Bch Hurricane - Dania Beach

26 - Timber Terror - Silverwood

26 - Tremors - Silverwood

28 - Leap the Dips - Lakemont

28 - Skyliner - Lakemont

28 - Wild Mouse - Aussie World

28 - Rutschebanen - Bakken

29 - Giant Dipper - Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk

30 - Wild One - SF America

30 - Cyclone - Astroland

30 - Comet - Great Escape

30 - Rollo Coaster - Idlewild

30 - HellCat - Timber Falls

30 - Aska (S) - Nara Dreamland

31 - Blue Streak - Cedar Point

31 - Loup Garou - Walibi Belgium

31 - Falken - Farup Sommerland

31 - Regina - Tobu Zoo

32 - Cyclone - Lakeside

32 - Hoosier Hurricane - Indiana Beach

32 - Lost Coaster of SM - Indiana Beach

32 - Thunderbolt - Kennywood

32 - Rutschebanen - Tivoli Gardens

33 - Great White - Wild Wheels Pier

33 - Thunderhawk - Dorney Park

33 - Comet - Hersheypark

33 - Megafobia - Oakwood

34 - Cannonball - Lake Winnepesaukah

34 - Excalibur - Funtown USA

34 - Antelope - Gulliver's World

35 - Giant Dipper - Belmont Park

35 - Roar - SF Discovery Kingdom

35 - Grt Am Scrm Mach - SFoG

35 - Georgia Cyclone - SFoG

35 - The Legend - Arnolds Park

35 - Tornado - Adventureland

35 - Outlaw - Adventureland

35 - American Eagle - SFGAm

35 - Shivering Timbers - Michigan's Adventure

35 - Screamin' Eagle - Six Flags St Louis

35 - Yankee Cannonball - Canobie Lake Park

35 - Racer - Kings Island

35 - Screechin' Eagle(S) - LeSourdsville Lake

35 - Tornado - Stricker's Grove

35 - Cyclone (SBNO) - Williams Grove

35 - Swamp Fox - Family Kingdom

35 - Roller Coaster - Lagoon

35 - Coaster Thrill Ride - Puyallup Fair

35 - Wild Mouse - Luna Park-Sydney

35 - Vuoristorata - Linnamaki Park

35 - White Cyclone - Nagashima Spaland

35 - Robin Hood - Walibi World

35 - Big Dipper - Blackpool

35 - Roller Coaster - Blackpool

35 - Scenic Railway - Dreamland

35 - Roller Coaster - Great Yarmouth

36 - Thunder Run - Kentucky Kingdom

36 - Roar - SF America

36 - Judge Roy Scream - SFoT

37 - High Roller - Valleyfair!

37 - Jack Rabbit - Seabreeze

37 - Dragon Coaster - Playland

38 - Wildcat - Lake Compounce

38 - The Legend - Holiday World

38 - Twisted Twins-L (S) - Kentucky Kingdom

38 - Twisted Twins-S (S) - Kentucky Kingdom

38 - Mega Zeph (SBNO) - SF New Orleans

38 - Thunder Road - Carowinds

38 - Blue Streak - Conneaut Lake Park

38 - Rebel Yell - Kings Dominion

38 - Meteor - Little Amerricka

38 - Pegasus - Mount Olympus

38 - Le Monstre - La Ronde

38 - Mammut - Tripsdrill

39 - Cannonball - Waterville USA

39 - Triple Hurricane(S) - Cypress Gardens

39 - Cheetah - Wild Adventures

39 - Little Dipper - SFGAm

39 - Thunderbolt - SF New England

39 - Cyclone - SF New England

39 - The Boss - Six Flags St Louis

39 - Timber Wolf - Worlds of Fun

39 - Woodstock Express - Carowinds

39 - Scenic Railway - Luna Park-Melbourne

39 - Tomahawk - Port Aventura

40 - Gwazi-Tiger - Busch Gardens-Tampa

40 - Gwazi-Lion - Busch Gardens-Tampa

40 - Starliner (SBNO) - Cypress Gardens

40 - Sea Dragon - Jungle Jacks Landing

40 - Comet - Waldameer

40 - Hades - Mount Olympus

40 - Zeus - Mount Olympus

42 - Teddy Bear - Stricker's Grove

43 - Wildcat - Frontier City

45 - The Voyage - Holiday World

45 - Underground - Adventureland

45 - Zach's Zoomer - Michigan's Adventure

45 - Hurler - Carowinds

45 - Big Dipper (SBNO) - Geauga Lake

45 - Woodstock Express - Kings Island

45 - Kingdom Coaster - Dutch Wonderland

45 - Boardwalk Bullet - Kemah Boardwalk

45 - Hurler - Kings Dominion

45 - Ghoster Coaster - Kings Dominion

45 - The Grizzly - Kings Dominion

45 - Ghoster Coaster - Canada's Wonderland

45 - Elf - Hirakata Park

45 - Zipper Dipper - Blackpool

45 - Tyrolean Tubtwist - Joyland

46 - Mean Streak - Cedar Point

46 - The Beast - Kings Island

46 - Rattler - Fiesta Texas

48 - Wolverine Wildcat - Michigan's Adventure

48 - Hell Cat - Clementon Lake

48 - Rolling Thunder - SFGAd

48 - Wild Beast - Canada's Wonderland

48 - M.Can.Mine Buster - Canada's Wonderland

48 - Colossus - S.F. Magic Mountain

49 - Stampida - Port Aventura

50 - White Canyon - Yomiuriland

51 - Jupiter - Kijima Korakuen

52 - Twister II - Elitch Gardens

53 - The Bandit - Movie Park

54 - Magnus Colossus - Terra Mitica

55 - Predator - Darien Lake

56 - Coaster-Express - Parque Warner Madrid

57 - The Grizzly - Great America

58 - GhostRider - Knott's Berry Farm

59 - Son of Beast (SBNO) - Kings Island

60 - Anaconda - Walygator Parc

 

Have you taken the poll yet? Here is the EASY EASY EASY online ballot: http://www.wardleystunnels.org/hawker/

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Did mine last night. Top 10 didn't change at all. Balder is still #1. Highest ranking new coaster for me was Wooden Warrior, in the Top 20.

 

While the PGA Grizzly sucks, I have a fair number of coasters rated lower. It's totally dull, but it doesn't cause spinal damage like so many other rides. Anaconda and Bandit were right at the bottom.

 

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I haven't been on many

 

My Favorite Steel Anypark Anywhere

El Toro SFGAd

The Voyage Holiday World

Ravine Flyer II Waldameer

Thunderhead Dollywood

Raven Holiday World

The Legend Holiday World

Cyclone SF New England

Blue Streak Cedar Point

Thunderbolt SF New England

Mean Streak Cedar Point

Rolling Thunder SFGAd

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