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Great thread!!

 

California - X2

Connecticut - Boulder Dash

Florida - Montu

Georgia - Goliath

Maryland - Superman: Ride of Steel

Massachusetts - Bizarro

New Hampshire - Untamed

New Jersey - El Toro

New York - Comet

North Carolina - Uh.....Vortex?

Ohio - Millennium Force

Pennsylvania - Skyrush (sorry RF2, you know I still love you!)

Rhode Island - Dragon Coaster (only coaster there...)

South Carolina - Afterburn

Tennessee - Thunderhead

Virginia - Intimidator 305

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Based on places I've travelled too, and coasters I've ridden:

 

New York: Ride Of Steel

New Jersey: El Toro

Pennsylvania: Phoenix

Ohio: Maverick/Millennium Force

Texas: Superman Krypton Coaster

Arkansas: X Coaster

Missouri: Outlaw Run

Wisconsin: Cyclops

Illinois: Whizzer

Maryland: Superman: Ride Of Steel

Virginia: I-305

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I must say I'm surprised by the number of people who rank Goliath as Massachusetts's best coaster. I haven't been to SFNE but wasn't superman/bizarro supposed to be one of the best rides in the world or has it got bad in some way lately?

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New Jersey - Nitro

Florida - Montu

Virginia - Loch Ness Monster (I have only ridden Wild Izzy, Loch Ness Monster, Rebel Yell and Ghoster Coaster in the state)

Connecticut - Boulder Dash

Pennsylvania - Talon

Ohio - Millennium Force

New Hampshire - Untamed

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Here is Mine, Some of these Coasters are SBNO, but eh i still counted them.

 

Alabama: Rampage

Arizona: Patriot

California: Tatsu

Colorado: Cyclone

Connecticut: Boulder Dash

Florida: Dania Beach Hurricane

Georgia: Cannon Ball

Idaho: Tremors

Illinois: Raging Bull

Indiana: Raven

Iowa: Outlaw

Maine: Excalibur

Maryland: Superman Ride of Steel

Massachusetts: Bizzaro

Minnesota: Renegade

Missouri: Prowler

Nevada: Speed: The Ride

New Hampshire: Yankee Cannonball

New Jersey: El Toro

New Mexico: New Mexico Rattler

New York: Cyclone

North Carolina: Carolina Cobra

Ohio: Maverick

Oregon: Ice Mountain Bobsled

Pennsylvania: Phoenix

South Carolina: Afterburn

Tennesee: Thunderhead

Texas: New Texas Giant

Virginia: Intimidator 305

Washington: Classic Coaster

Wisconsin: Avalanche

 

Not bad, i have ridden coasters in 31 states. Should add at least 2 more new states this year.

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Note that a lot of these states I've ridden coasters in are from smaller parks, so that's why I have a few odd choices.

 

California: Journey to Atlantis - Sea World San Diego (I haven't been to a California Six Flags park)

Florida: Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit - Universal Studios Orlando

Illinois: X-Flight - SFGAm

Indiana: Raven - Holiday World (last time I visited was when I was 10. Way too scared to ride Voyage)

Missouri: Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City

Ohio - Millennium Force - Cedar Point

Wisconsin - Cyclops

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I must say I'm surprised by the number of people who rank Goliath as Massachusetts's best coaster. I haven't been to SFNE but wasn't superman/bizarro supposed to be one of the best rides in the world or has it got bad in some way lately?

I rode Bizarro 4 years ago so it may have changed, when I do rode it it was great ! From what I've heard at several places S:ROS has gotten rougher and the overall ride experience decreased since it was transformed to Bizarro. Again, my last ride dates and I may not be the most reliable person on the subject, but that's what I think.

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For me:

 

North Carolina: Carolina Cyclone

South Carolina: Afterburn

Virginia: Alpengeist

Georgia: Goliath

Florida: Kraken

 

(Keep in mind I hadn't been to Carowinds, BGW or SFOG since 2008 and KD since 1999 so if I were to go soon some of these may change.)

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I must say I'm surprised by the number of people who rank Goliath as Massachusetts's best coaster. I haven't been to SFNE but wasn't superman/bizarro supposed to be one of the best rides in the world or has it got bad in some way lately?

 

I'm glad to see I'm not alone. I figured I'd get called out for that actually.

 

First of all, I love Goliath. I know a lot of people don't, but being pulled backwards up that spike staring straight at the ground is awesome, and I actually find the ride to be pretty smooth. The fact that people are putting it first doesn't mean Bizarro is a bad ride, Goliath is just really good.

 

That being said, Bizarro isn't what it used to be and I can't believe it still gets voted #1 steel coaster as often as it does. I've been on about 250 coasters (which isn't a lot for this message board) but it's almost out of my top 20 completely. I like the ride, but the lap bars are extremely bulky and the restraint system is really uncomfortable for taller people. I wouldn't call the ride rough, it's developed a rattle but I don't mind that. I just think the "new" trains have awful restraints for taller people and seem slower than the old ones for some reason. I'm not sure if there's any truth to that, it just feels that way. It's also worth noting that none of the effects (including the mist that's been there since the coaster opened) are ever on.

 

This ride used to be my favorite coaster by far, but now I'm putting rides that I always listed behind it in front of it. For me there's no clear cut reason why this ride isn't as good as it used to be, it's a combination of a lot of things.

 

Massachusetts: Thunderbolt - SFNE

 

Good for you... this ride doesn't get nearly the respect it deserves. I'd put it behind Goliath and Bizarro but it's a ton of fun. I've probably ridden it hundreds of times over the last 10+ years and loved every ride I've ever had on it. Six Flags takes great care of this coaster.

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California- California Screamin' (DCA)

Georgia- Goliath (SFOG)

Illinois- Superman Ultimate Flight (SGAM)

Louisiana- Jester (SFNO-SBNO)

Missouri- Outlaw Run (SDC)

Texas- Superman Krypton Coaster (SFFT)

 

 

I've been to many, many theme parks beside those listed, and have many other coasters that I've loved, so this was a hard decision...

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My List:

 

Colorado - Cyclone

Illinois - Viper

Indiana - Cornball Express

Kentucky - Thunder Run

Massachusetts - Bizarro

Michigan - Shivering Timbers

Missouri - Mr. Freeze

New Jersey - El Toro

New York - Comet

Ohio - Diamondback

Pennsylvania - Phoenix

Tennessee - Tennessee Tornado

Wisconsin - Avalanche

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Assume I've ridden all major coasters in the following states unless otherwise noted.

 

California: Tatsu

Connecticut: Boulder Dash

Indiana (only Holiday World): Voyage

Maine: Excalibur

Massachusetts: Bizarro

Missouri (only Six Flags St. Louis): American Thunder

Nevada: Desperado (formerly Speed-The Ride)

New Hampshire: Yankee Cannonball

New Jersey: El Toro

New York (excluding Coney Island): Ride of Steel

North/South Carolina: Intimidator

Ohio (only Cedar Point): Maverick

Oregon: Ice Mountain Bobsled

Pennsylvania (only Conneaut & Waldameer): Ravine Flyer II

Tennessee: Mystery Mine

Virginia: Griffon

Washington: Timberhawk: Ride of Prey

 

Depending on what happens this summer, I could end up having a few new states and a couple changes.

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Alabama - Rampage

Connecticut - Boulder Dash

Florida - Kumba

Georgia - Goliath (Mindbender a close 2nd )

Illinois - Viper

Indiana - The Voyage

Kentucky - Kentucky Rumbler

Maine - Excalibur

Maryland - Superman Ride of Steel

Massachusetts - Bizarro

Minnesota - Wild Thing

Missouri - Powder Keg

New Hampshire - Untamed

New Jersey - El Toro

New York - Cyclone

North Carolina - Intimidator

Ohio - Maverick

Pennsylvania - Phoenix

Tennessee - Thunderhead

Texas - Old Texas Giant ( When it was new - it has been a long time!!)

Utah - Roller Coaster

Virginia - I305

Wisconsin - Hellcat

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Florida- Rip Ride Rockit (Kumba was closed when I visited)

Connecticut- Boulder Dash

Ohio- Maverick

Massachusetts- Goliath (bizarro just goes to show how much a difference trains and restraints can make)

Pennsylvania- Storm runner (yes I have been on thighcrush)

Virginia- I305 (best coaster of all time)

Texas- NTAG

New Jersey- El Toro (this past year this just got crazy not sure what changed, Nitro takes second)

Maryland- Ride of Steel

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California - Xcelerator (X2 has been closed both times I've been to SFMM)

Texas - Steel Eel (IRat, NTAG and Shockwave were all closed this summer)

Arkansas - X-Coaster

Missouri - Outlaw Run

Iowa - Outlaw

Minnesota - Renegade

Wisconsin - Hellcat

Illinois - Raging Bull

Indiana - The Voyage

Ohio - Maverick

Pennsylvania - Phoenix or Skyrush

Connecticut - Boulder Dash

Massachusetts - Um, I guess Batman: TDK. Too tall for 3 of the rides at SFNE.

New York - Cyclone

New Jersey - El Toro

Virginia - I-305

N. Carolina - Thunder Road

S. Carolina - Afterburn

Tennessee - Thunderhead

Georgia - Goliath

Florida - Kumba

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Ohio - Maverick

Pennsylvania - Storm Runner

New Jersey - Nitro

Illinois - Raging Bull

Missouri - American Thunder

California - Riddler's Revenge

Georgia - Goliath

South Carolina - Afterburn

North Carolina - Carolina Goldrusher

New York - Ride of Steel

Utah - Colossus Fire Dragon

Nevada - Desperado

Michigan - Shivering Timbers

Virginia - I-305

Indiana - Voyage

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Here's my list :

 

Illinois: Batman-the Ride

Indiana: The Voyage

Ohio: Magnum XL-200

Minnesota: Spongebob Squarepants Rock Bottom Plunge

Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Pennsylvania: Thunderbolt

Virginia: Alpengeist

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