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Because this topic is called "Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State) or Country", I think this also counts for countries. I have only been to parks in 4 countries in Europe. This is my list:

 

Belgium: Anubis: The Ride - Plopsaland De Panne

France: OzIris - Parc Astérix

Germany: Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park

Netherlands: Goliath - Walibi Holland

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Arkansas: X-Coaster

Florida: Expedition Everest

Missouri: Outlaw Run

New Jersey: El Toro

New York: Cyclone

Ohio: Top Thrill Dragster

Oklahoma: Silver Bullet

Pennsylvania: Phantoms Revenge

Texas: New Texas Giant

Virginia: Griffon

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California-The Joker

Connecticut-Boulder Dash

Florida-Montu

Georgia-Golaith

Illinois-Golaith

Indiana-The Voyage

Kentucky-Lightning Run

Maine-Excalibur

Maryland-SROS

Massachusetts- Superman the Ride (back in the SROS days it's just barely better than Wicked Cyclone now)

Michigan-Shivering Timbers

Missouri-Outlaw Run

Nevada-Desperado

New Hampshire-Yankee Cannonball

New Jersey- El Toro

New York- Ride of Steel

North Carolina-Fury 325

Ohio- Millennium Force

Pennsylvania-Skyrush

South Carolina- Intimidator

Tennessee- Lightning Rod (when it opens)

Texas- NTG

Virginia- I305

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(back in the SROS days it's just barely better than Wicked Cyclone now)

 

You were 8 at the oldest when it was SROS... you're basing your opinion off of rides from when you were 8? Never mind that have ridden a suspiciously large amount of coasters for a 16 year-old...

 

EDIT: Oh, I see now, you haven't ridden all of these coasters. This thread is supposed to be based off of personal experience, not prediction of quality.

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After my latest trip, my updated list:

 

Arkansas - X-Coaster

Illinois - Goliath

Indiana - Voyage

Kentucky - Lightning Run

Michigan - Shivering Timbers

Minnesota - Orange Streak

Missouri - Outlaw Run

New Mexico - New Mexico Rattler

Ohio - Millennium Force

Oklahoma - Silver Bullet

Texas - Superman Krypton Coaster

Wisconsin - Meteor

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Illinois - American Eagle

Kansas - Mamba

Missouri - Mr. Freeze

Ohio - Millennium Force

Tennessee - Thunderhead

Florida - Expedition Everest

 

 

Mamba is in Missouri....not Kansas.

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My list

 

Colorado- Twister II

Florida- Montu

Georgia- Goliath

Illinois- Raging Bull

Indiana- Hoosier Hurricane

Kentucky- Storm Chaser

Michigan- Shivering Timbers

Minnesota- SpongeBob

Missouri- Outlaw Run

Montana- Little Dipper

New Jersey- El Toro

New York- Cyclone

North Carolina- Fury 325

Ohio- Maverick

South Carolina- Afterburn

Virginia- I305

Wisconsin- HellCat

Wyoming- Cowboy Coaster

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My list

 

Colorado- Twister II

Florida- Montu

Georgia- Goliath

Illinois- Raging Bull

Indiana- Hoosier Hurricane

Kentucky- Storm Chaser

Michigan- Shivering Timbers

Minnesota- SpongeBob

Missouir- Outlaw Run

Montana- Little Dipper

New Jersey- El Toro

New York- Cyclone

North Carolina- Fury 325

Ohio- Maverick

South Carolina- Afterburn

Virginia- I305

Wisconsin- HellCat

Haha I love how carowinds gets to be seperated into the 2 Carolinas. If a coaster went in both states, I guess you could say its the best coaster in both states

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This is only including coasters that I've been on; there are some states where I'm reasonably certain that I haven't been on the best coaster (Florida and Missouri). I'll name a runner-up if it's worth mentioning.

 

California: Twisted Colossus (Runner Up: X2)

Connecticut: Boulder Dash (Runner Up: Wooden Warrior)

Florida: The Incredible Hulk

Indiana: The Voyage

Kentucky: Lightning Run (Runner Up: Storm Chaser)

Massachusetts: Wicked Cyclone

Missouri: American Thunder (Runner Up: The Boss)

New Jersey: El Toro

New York: Cyclone

Ohio: Maverick (Runner Up: Diamondback, Magnum XL-200)

Pennsylvania: Skyrush

Virginia: Apollo's Chariot (Runner Up: Alpengeist)

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Updated:

Arkansas: Nothing, they are all bad. X Coaster hurts the least

California: Twisted Colossus

Florida: Kumba

Illinois: Goliath, still kinda meh

Indiana: Voyage, duh

Kentucky: Storm Chaser

Missouri: Outlaw Run

Ohio: Maverick

Texas: Superman Krypton Coaster only because the two RMCs were closed

Wisconsin: Cyclops. Hades360 is the most painful coaster even though I've ridden like 10 Golden Horse coasters

 

International:

China: Viper or Python in Bamboo Forest

Hong Kong: Space Mountain and Wild West Mine Train tied

Japan: Dodonpa

Malaysia: Euro Express

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Note! With the exception of my two visits to Florida in recent years, I haven't been to any of the other states since 2008.

 

Florida: Kumba

New York: Coney Island Cyclone

New Jersey: El Toro

Pennsylvania: Phoenix

Connecticut: Boulder Dash

Massachusetts: Superman - Ride Of Steel (as it was named back then)

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Just going off of what I've ridden personally.

 

Ohio-Millennium Fofce

New Jersey- El Toro (BY A LANDSLIDE)

Pennsylvania- SkyRush

Virginia- Griffon (I've only been to BGW and it was before Verbolten or Tempesto was installed)

North/South Carolina- Fury 325

Georgia- Goliath

Florida- Dueling Dragons Fire (when it was properly dueling, also I've only been to IOA)

Tennessee- Thunderhead (LR was closed but I'm sure it's better)

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Ohio: Maverick

Pennsylvania: Skyrush

New Jersey: El Toro

Maryland: Joker's Jinx

Virginia: i305

Tennnesseenneese: Tenessneese Tornado (Probably Lightning Rod, but I haven't ridden it)

Florida: The Incredible Hulk

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Best coaster I've ridden in all categories, airtime, inversions, curves, feel, fun, pacing: Dominator. 2nd: Storm runner

 

Specialization allowed:

VA: I305

PA: Lightning Racer (pre-Skyrush)

NJ: The Great Nor'easter (original version, never ridden without a 270 lb. co-rider making our car's resonance frequency different than most or all others)(best setting EVER since aimed the right direction)

MD: tie, Wild one, Superman, RoaR

SC: Thunder Road, terrible, RIP

NC: Hurler, now trimmed ~= RIP

Nevada: Speed the ride, RIP, although Manhattan express is under-rated (should be 5 not -1000 out of 10)

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Of the rides I've ridden:

 

Connecticut: Boulder Dash

Florida: Dueling Dragons

Georgia: Goliath

Illinois: Raging Bull

Maryland: Wild One

Massachusetts: Superman: The Ride (bringing it back to Superman edged it out over Wicked Cyclone)

Missouri: Outlaw Run

New Jersey: El Toro

New York: Comet @ Great Escape (yes, better than the Coney Island Cyclone)

North Carolina: Hurler I guess

Ohio: Maverick

Pennsylvania: Skyrush

South Carolina: Afterburn

Tennessee: Thunderhead

Texas: Superman Krypton Coaster (both NTAG and IRat were closed )

Virginia: I305

 

Singapore: Mummy

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Here's my list, (including my most recent visit to a park within that state.)

 

California (2002)- Ghostrider

Illinois (2002)- Raging Bull

Michigan (2005)- Shivering Timbers

Indiana (2015)- The Legend

Ohio (2016)- Millennium Force

Tennessee (2015)- Thunderhead

New York (2001)- [superman] Ride of Steel

Pennsylvania (2015)- Phoenix

New Jersey (2003)- Nitro

Maryland (2001)- Superman Ride of Steel

Virginia (2009)- Alpengeist

North Carolina (2015)- Fury 325

South Carolina (2015)- Afterburn

Florida (1994)- Space Mountain

 

Ontario (2006)- Vortex

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Thought this would be fun! Only based on what I have ridden...

 

Alabama - Rampage, Alabama Adventure

Alaska - no coasters ridden

Arizona - Desert Storm, Castles n' Coasters (poor state)

Arkansas - X Coaster, Magic Springs (none of the coasters there are any good really)

California - Joker, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Colorado - Sidewinder, Elitch Gardens (never did visit Lakeside)

Connecticut - Boulderdash, Lake Compounce

Delaware - no coasters ridden

Florida - Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (previously was Dania Beach Hurricane)

Georgia - Goliath, Six Flags Over Georgia

Hawaii- no coasters ridden

Idaho - Tremors, Silverwood

Illinois - Goliath, Six Flags Great America (yes, it's still the best coaster there)

Indiana - Raven, Holiday World

Iowa - Outlaw, Adventureland (visited before Monster)

Kansas - no coasters ridden

Kentucky - Lightning Run, Kentucky Kingdom (visited before Storm Chaser)

Louisiana - uhm.........you have to pick from a boomerang, galaxy, or spinner, so throw a dart

Maine - Excalibur, Funtown Splashtown USA

Maryland, Superman Ride of Steel, Six Flags America

Massachusetts - Wicked Cyclone, Six Flags New England

Michigan - Shivering Timbers, Michigan's Adventure

Minnesota - Renegade, Valleyfair

Mississippi - no coasters ridden

Missouri - Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City

Montana - no coasters ridden

Nebraska - Big Ohhhh, Funplex (by default)

Nevada - El Loco, Adventuredome

New Hampshire - Yankee Cannonball, Canobie Lake

New Jersey - El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure

New Mexico - New Mexico Rattler, Cliff's

New York - Ride of Steel, Darien Lake

North Carolina - Fury 325, Carowinds

North Dakota - no coasters ridden

Ohio - Maverick, Cedar Point

Oklahoma - Wildcat, Frontier City

Oregon - no coasters ridden

Pennsylvania - Skyrush, Hersheypark

Rhode Island - no coasters ridden

South Carolina - Afterburn, Carowinds

South Dakota - no coasters ridden

Tennessee - Lightning Rod, Dollywood

Texas - Iron Rattler/NTAG (TIE), Six Flags Parks

Utah - Wicked, Lagoon (visited before Cannibal)

Vermont - no coasters ridden

Virginia - Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion

Washington - Timberhawk, Wild Waves

West Virginia - no coasters ridden

Wisconsin - Cyclops, Mt. Olympus

Wyoming - no coasters ridden

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CA - Tatsu

CO - Twister II

FL - Kraken

IL - Raging Bull

IN - The Voyage

MI - Shivering Timbers

MO - Mamba (Mr. Freeze [pre-Reverse Blast] very close)

NJ - El Toro

NC - Fury

OH - Millennium Force (Maverick very close)

PA - Phantom's Revenge

SC - Intimidator

TX - Superman: Krypton Coaster

VA - Apollo's Chariot (Volcano: The Blast Coaster very close)

WA - Classic Coaster (Puyallup State Fair)

 

Obviously, I haven't been back to some of the parks in these states I've been to recently!

 

Adding to this list...

 

KY - Storm Chaser

 

Also, I think I actually prefer Volcano: The Blast Coaster over Apollo's Chariot, when it comes to Virginia coasters.

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A couple new states, a couple more updates to make.

 

Arkansas - X-Coaster

California - Ghostrider

Illinois - Goliath

Indiana - Voyage

Iowa - Monster

Kentucky - Lightning Run

Michigan - Shivering Timbers

Minnesota - SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge

Missouri - Outlaw Run

New Mexico - New Mexico Rattler

Ohio - Millennium Force

Oklahoma - Silver Bullet

Texas - Superman Krypton Coaster

Wisconsin - Meteor

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California: California Screamin'

Florida: Dragon Challenge (Blue)

Illinois: Goliath

Iowa: Tornado

Minnesota: Renegade

Missouri: Prowler

North Carolina: Fury 325

Ohio: Millennium Force

South Carolina: Afterburn

Tennessee: Lightning Rod

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