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Some updates (the ones that still stand aren't exciting enough to merit a repost or link back):

 

Georgia: Twisted Cyclone

Illinois: Goliath (I'm actually somewhat down on Goliath, but my old favorite Viper hasn't aged well)

Kentucky: Storm Chaser

North Carolina: Fury 325 (however, I am not a huge fan)

Ohio: Steel Vengeance

Oregon: Adrenaline Peak

Virginia: Twisted Timbers

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I've been to 40 states but have only ridden coasters in 12. I need to fix that!

 

California - Tatsu

Colorado - Twister II

Florida - Kumba

Georgia - Goliath

Indiana - Thunderbird

Kentucky - Storm Chaser

North Carolina - Fury 325

Ohio - Maverick

Pennsylvania - Phoenix

South Carolina - Hurricane

Tennessee - Mystery Mine

Virginia - I305

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After a recent Ohio/Pennsylvania trip, no changes. Rode some good coasters, but Millennium Force still is the best in Ohio, and Phoenix is the king of Pennsylvania.

 

Arkansas - X-Coaster

California - Ghostrider

Georgia - Cannon Ball

Illinois - Goliath

Indiana - Voyage

Iowa - Monster

Kentucky - Lightning Run

Michigan - Shivering Timbers

Minnesota - SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge

Missouri - Outlaw Run

New Jersey - El Toro

New Mexico - New Mexico Rattler

Ohio - Millennium Force

Oklahoma - Silver Bullet

Pennsylvania - Phoenix

Tennessee - Mystery Mine

Texas - Superman Krypton Coaster

Wisconsin - Meteor

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[update]

States I've been to with coasters ridden based on my current rank:

 

Virginia- Apollo's Chariot (Last visit to parks in state was pre-i305)

North Carolina- Fury 325 (station & most of ride is on NC side)

South Carolina- Afterburn (ride completely on SC side)

Tennessee- Thunderhead (Last Visit in 2014)

Georgia- Twisted Cyclone

Florida- Mako

Ohio- Steel Vengeance

Kentucky- Storm Chaser

 

Steel Vengeance overall for the US

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Update:

 

Belgium: Fury

Germany: Schwur des Kärnan

Denmark: Rutschebanen (Tivoli Gardens)

Spain: Shambhala

France: Alpina Blitz

United Kingdom: Icon

The Netherlands: Goliath

Poland: Hyperion

Sweden: Wildfire

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Georgia: Twisted Cyclone

Kentucky: Lightning Run

Maryland: Ride of Steel

Massachusetts: Wicked Cyclone

New Jersey: Nitro

North Carolina: Fury 325

Ohio: Maverick

Pennsylvania: Phoenix

South Carolina: Afterburn

Tennessee: Lightning Rod

Texas: Iron Rattler

Virginia: Twisted Timbers

 

Best in the U.S.: Maverick

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CA - X2

FL - Kumba

GA - Goliath

IL - Goliath

IN - Voyage

KY - Storm Chaser

NC - Fury 325

NJ - El Toro

OH - Steel Vengeance

PA - Talon (I've only been to Dorney so far. Don't judge )

SC - Afterburn

TX - Iron Rattler

VA - Intimidator 305

 

ON - Leviathan

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England - Nemesis

Germany - Expedition GeForce

 

California - X2

Colorado - Candy Cane Coaster

Florida - Mako/Montu/Mine Blower (I honestly can't decide)

Georgia - Mind Bender

Illinois - Goliath

Indiana - Voyage

Kentucky - Storm Chaser

Minnesota - Rock Bottom Plunge

Missouri - Outlaw Run

Ohio - Steel Vengeance

Tennessee - Lightning Rod

Washington - Timberhawk: Ride of Prey

Wisconsin - Cyclops

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I've only ridden coasters in four states

Florida: Mako (was Incredible Hulk prior to 2018)

Illinois: Raging Bull (to show you how long it's been since I've been to SFGAm, Deja Vu was operating)

Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Ohio: Steel Vengeance (was Millennium Force prior to 2018)

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Georgia: Twisted Cyclone

Indiana: The Voyage

Kentucky: Lightning Run

Maryland: Ride of Steel

Massachusetts: Wicked Cyclone

New Jersey: Nitro

North Carolina: Fury 325

Ohio: Maverick

Pennsylvania: Phoenix

South Carolina: Afterburn

Tennessee: Lightning Rod

Texas: Iron Rattler

Virginia: Twisted Timbers

 

Best in the U.S.: Maverick

 

ETA: Was just trying to add Indiana to previous post and ended up with new post. :shrug:

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My updated list

Alabama:

Arizona:

Arkansas:

California:

Colorado: Twister II

Connecticut:

Florida: Montu

Georgia: Goliath

Idaho:

Illinois: Raging Bull

Indiana: Steel Hawg

Iowa:

Kansas:

Kentucky: Storm Chaser

Louisiana:

Maine:

Maryland:

Massachusetts:

Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Minnesota: Wild Thing

Mississippi:

Missouri: Outlaw Run

Montana: Little Dipper

Nevada:

New Hampshire:

New Jersey: El Toro

New Mexico:

New York: Cyclone

North Carolina: Fury 325

North Nakota:

Ohio: Maverick

Oklahoma:

Oregon:

Pennsylvania:

Rhode Island:

South Carolina: Afterburn

South Dakota:

Tennessee:

Texas:

Utah:

Vermont:

Virginia: Intimidator 305

West Virginia:

Wisconsin: HellCat

Wyoming: Cowboy Coaster

I'm hoping to add Iowa and Texas to the list this summer.

 

I think it’s time to update this list.

Alabama:

Arizona:

Arkansas:

California:

Colorado: Twister II

Connecticut:

Florida: Montu

Georgia: Goliath

Idaho:

Illinois: Raging Bull

Indiana: Voyage

Iowa: Monster

Kansas:

Kentucky: Lightning Run

Louisiana:

Maine:

Maryland:

Massachusetts:

Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Minnesota: Wild Thing

Mississippi:

Missouri: Screamin Eagle

Montana: Little Dipper

Nevada:

New Hampshire:

New Jersey: El Toro

New Mexico: New Mexico Rattler

New York: Ride of Steel

North Carolina: Fury 325

North Nakota:

Ohio: Millennium Force

Oklahoma:

Oregon:

Pennsylvania:

Rhode Island:

South Carolina: Afterburn

South Dakota:

Tennessee:

Texas: Wonder Womam Golden Lasso Coaster

Utah:

Vermont:

Virginia: Intimidator 305

West Virginia:

Wisconsin: Hades 360

Wyoming: Cowboy Coaster

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FL- Kumba

IN- Thunderbird

KY- Storm Chaser

MD- Superman Ride of Steel

NJ- Nitro

NC- Fury 325

OH- Steel Vengeance

PA- Phantom’s Revenge

TN- Lightning Rod

VA- Intimidator 306

 

 

 

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Update:

 

Belgium: Fury

Germany: Schwur des Kärnan

Denmark: Rutschebanen (Tivoli Gardens)

Spain: Shambhala

France: Alpina Blitz

United Kingdom: Icon

The Netherlands: Untamed

Poland: Hyperion

Sweden: Wildfire

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Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Ohio: Maverick

Indiana: Hmmmm Voyage I guess

Illinois: Goliath

Kentucky: Lightning Run

Tennessee: Lightning Rod

North Carolina: Fury 325

South Carolina: Afterburn

Pennsylvania: Phantoms Revenge

Minnesota: Avatar Airbender

Florida: Montu

Missouri: American Thunder

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That I have ridden...

 

California: Twisted Colossus, unless Railblazer completely blows me away when I ride it next month.

Florida: Expedition Everest (I only went to Disney, haven't been to SWO, Universal, or BGT).

Maryland: Superman: Ride of Steel

Massachusetts: Wicked Cyclone

Nevada: El Loco

New Jersey: El Toro

North Carolina: Fury 325

Ohio: Maverick (haven't ridden SV).

Pennsylvania: Skyrush

South Carolina: Intimidator, but Afterburn isn't far behind.

Utah: Cannibal

Virginia: Intimidator 305

 

Update:

 

I LOVE Railblazer, but Twisted Colossus is still my favorite coaster in California.

 

South Carolina is now Copperhead Strike. I love that ride way more than I should. 2nd favorite in the park.

 

New state:

Georgia: Goliath at SFOG. I love Twisted Cyclone, but Goliath was an awesome hyper and more along my taste in rides.

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From what I’ve ridden:

 

California: Ghostrider (out of USH, Knotts, and SFMM - this ride is f**king bonkers if you didn’t know)

Illinois: Goliath

Missouri: Outlaw Run

Ohio: Maverick (yes, over SV)

Pennsylvania: Storm Runner (only been to Hershey, pre-Skyrush)

Maryland: Superman

Kentucky: Storm Chaser

Georgia: Goliath (haven’t been on TC)

Florida: Mako

Virginia: toughest call yet - I haven’t been on TT and I feel like i305 deserves another chance, so for now I’m going to default to Griffon, which I really do love

New Jersey: El f**king Toro

Texas: NTaG

Tennessee: Thunderhead (no LR yet for me )

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July 2019 Update

California: California Screamin'/Incredicoaster

Florida: Dragon Challenge (R.I.P)

Illinois: Goliath

Indiana: The Voyage

Iowa: Monster

Kentucky: Storm Chaser

Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Minnesota: Renegade

Missouri: Prowler

Nevada: El Loco

North Carolina: Fury 325

Ohio: Steel Vengeance

South Carolina: Afterburn

Tennessee: Lightning Rod

Virginia: Twisted Timbers

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That I've done:

Connecticut: Boulder Dash

Massachusetts: Wicked Cyclone

New York: Comet @ Great Escape

Vermont: Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster

New Jersey: El Toro

Pennsylvania: Skyrush

Tennessee: Lightning Rod

North Carolina: Fury 325

South Carolina: Intimidator (yes, over copperhead and afterburn)

Florida: Expedition Everest

Texas: Iron Rattler

Utah: Alpine Coaster @ Park City

California: Xcelerator

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California: Twisted Colossus

Arizona: Desert Storm (no duh)

Colorado: Twister II

Ohio: Maverick

Pennsylvania: Phantom's Revenge

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Update:

 

Belgium: Fury

Germany: Schwur des Kärnan

Denmark: Rutschebanen (Tivoli Gardens)

Spain: Shambhala

Finland: Taiga

France: Alpina Blitz

United Kingdom: Icon

The Netherlands: Untamed

Poland: Hyperion

Sweden: Wildfire

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These are my favorites, in the States with coasters I've been to, and been on! (I'm going to put my Runner-Up in parenthesis, just for fun!)

 

California: Tatsu - SFMM (Xcellerator - Knott's)

Colorado: Sidewinder??? Twister II??? The Flying Coaster??? All the Elitch coasters are bad, and I can't pick one!

Florida: Mako - SWO (Kraken - SWO)

Illinois: Goliath - SFGAm (X-Flight - SFGAm)

Indiana: The Voyage - HW (Thunderbird - HW)

Kentucky: Storm Chaser - KK (Lightning Run - KK)

Michigan: Shivering Timbers - MIA (Zach's Zoomer - MIA)

Minnesota: Wild Thing - VF (Excalibur, Corkscrew, and High Roller all tied, with no Renegade or SV there then.)

New Jersey: El Toro - SFGAdv (Nitro - SFGAdv)

North/South Carolina: Fury - Carowinds (Afterburn - Carowinds)

Ohio: Steel Vengeance - CP (Maverick/MF tied - CP)

Pennsylvania: Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood (Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer)

Tennessee: Lightning Rod - Dollywood) Wild Eagle - Dollywood)

Texas: Superman: Krypton Coaster - SFFT (Poltergeiest - SFFT)

Virginia: Twisted Timbers - KD (This should be Volcano... RIP Apollo's Chariot - BGW)

Washington: Classic Coaster - Washington State Fair

Ontario (Canada): Behemoth - CW (Vortex - CW Clearly, I haven't been there since Leviathan and Yukon Striker!)

 

-Looking at my Top 10, I have 3 coasters in Ohio there, and then no other state with more than one, with the Carolinas, Virginia, Indiana, NJ, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania all represented.

-Broadening it to Top 25, Ohio has 7 coasters there, with 3 of them being at KI. However, in spite of not having any Top 10 coasters, Florida has the second most coasters in my Top 25, with 4 (almost 5!) Pennsylvania comes in third with 3.

-One of the most interesting things, broadening it more, and looking at the states, is that through the Top 40, the state with the most coasters, is not Ohio... but rather Florida! With 9 coasters in my Top 40, it tops Ohio by 1! Broaden that to Top 50, and I add no more Ohio coasters, but do have the now-defunct Dueling Dragons coasters, giving Florida 11, if non existent coasters are counted. An impressive showing by the parks of Florida, which reinforces why I love going there every few years for coaster riding, as their percentage of excellent coasters is very high!

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Time for another update

 

America

Arizona: Desert Storm

California : X2

Colorado: Wild Chipmunk

Connecticut: Boulderdash

Florida: Kumba

Georgia: Goliath (SFOG)

Idaho: Aftershock

Illinois: Viper

Indiana: Voyage

Iowa: Outlaw

Kentucky: Storm Chaser

Maine: Excalibur

Maryland: Jokers Jinx

Massachusetts: Superman: The Ride

Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Minnesota: Renegade

Missouri: Outlaw Run

Nevada: El Loco

New Hampshire: Untamed

New Jersey: El Toro

New York: Comet (Great Escape)

North Carolina: Fury 325

Ohio: Steel Vengeance

Oklahoma: Silver Bullet (Frontier City)

Pennsylvania: Phoinex

South Carolina: Afterburn

Tennessee: Lightning Rod

Texas: Iron Rattler

Utah: Cannibal

Virginia: Intimidator 305

Wisconsin: Hellcat

 

Canada

British Columbia: Coaster (PNE Playland)

Ontario: Behemoth

Quebec: Goliath (La Ronde)

 

Other Countries

Denmark: Piraten

Finland: Thunderbird

France: Monster (Walygator Parc)

Germany: Expedition Ge Force

Italy: iSpeed

Japan: Eejanaika

Norway: Speed Monster

Spain: Muntanya Russa (Tibidabo) (It's the only credit I have in Spain)

Sweden: Balder

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