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Gonna do the ones I actually can say for sure (since usually I don't like ranking coasters)

 

Netherlands: Goliath - Walibi

 

UK: Nemesis - Alton Towers

 

Finland: Tornado - Särkänniemi (Idk about Powerpark since im not bothered to drive some 5 hours)

 

Sweden: A lot of people would say Helix, but honestly the most fun I've had on a rollercoaster was Twister at Gröna lund and Jetline is still one of the most intense coasters I've been on.

 

Germany: Taron - Phantasialand

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I have a few updates to my list after this season, but I'll wait until we go to Dollywood to post it. While I really do love misty and mysterious mines, I have a suspicion that it may be getting the boot (See what I did there?).

 

You would love Europe - Gerstlauers, everywhere!

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Florida- Rock n' Rollercoaster/SheiKra/Hulk (can't decide)

Georgia- Goliath

Tennessee- Mystery Mine (haven't been on Lightning Rod)

North Carolina- Fury 325

South Carolina- Afterburn

Virginia- Griffon>Intimidator 305 (Griffon will always be my favorite)

Ohio- Maverick

Pennsylvania- Skyrush

New Jersey- El Toro

Georgia (country)- Some (probably knockoff) SLC that was better than Vekoma's

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Sweden - Helix, Liseberg

Denmark - Daemonen, Tivoli Gardens

Germany - blue fire Megacoaster, Europa Park

US - Expedition: Everest, Disney's Animal Kingdom

France - Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Paris

Malaysia - Supersonic Odyssey, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Singapore - Battlestar Galactica (Cylon), Universal Studios Singapore

Australia - Tower of Terror II, Dreamworld

UK - Rage, Adventure Island

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California- Twisted Colossus

Connecticut- Boulder Dash

Florida- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit

Georgia- Goliath

Kentucky- Storm Chaser

Maine- Excalibur

Maryland- Wild One (Superman was closed; if it's as good as Darien's it would be the best in state)

Massachusetts- Wicked Cyclone

New Hampshire- Roar-o-saurus

New Jersey- El Toro

New York- Comet

North Carolina- Fury 325 (and it's almost entirely in North Carolina)

Ohio- Millennium Force

Pennsylvania- Phoenix

South Carolina- Intimidator (technically 100% in South Carolina)

Tennessee- Tennessee Tornado (should have been Lightning Rod, grrrr)

Vermont- Timber Ripper Mountain Coaster

Virginia- Apollo's Chariot (yes I've been on Intimidator 305, not my cup of tea)

 

Canada- Leviathan

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Out of 425+ coasters. I've italicized the states that have changed since I last posted this.

 

US

CA - Twisted Colossus

CT - Boulder Dash

FL - SheiKra (Fire Dragon/Montu are close)

GA - Goliath

ID - Tremors

IL - Goliath

IN - Voyage

KY - Storm Chaser

MA - Superman the Ride (Yes, still better than Wicked Cyclone)

ME - Excalibur

MI - Shivering Timbers

MO - Outlaw Run

NC/SC - Fury 325

NJ - El Toro

NV - El Loco

NY - Jack Rabbit, Seabreeze

OH - Maverick

OK - Silver Bullet, Frontier City

OR - Ice Mountain Bobsled

PA - Skyrush/Phoenix (Masterpieces in their own way)

TN - Thunderhead

TX - New Texas Giant (Iron Rattler very close)

VA - Intimidator 305

WA - Timberhawk: Ride of Prey

 

Canada

British Columbia - Coaster, Playland

Ontario - Behemoth (Definitely better than Leviathan)

Quebec - Goliath

 

Other countries

Mexico - Medusa Steel Coaster

Japan - Flying Dinosaur

China - Mega-Lite (Happy Valley Shanghai)

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America

Arizona: Desert Storm

California : X2

Colorado: Wild Chipmunk

Connecticut: Boulderdash

Florida: Kumba

Georgia: Goliath (SFOG)

Illinois: Viper

Indiana: Voyage

Iowa: Outlaw

Maine: Excalibur

Massachusetts: Bizarro

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: Maverick

Oklahoma: Silver Bullet (Frontier City)

Pennsylvania: Phoinex

South Carolina: Afterburn

Tennessee: Thunderhead

Texas: Iron Rattler

Utah: Cannibal

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

Norway: Speed Monster

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

Sweden: Balder

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

 

Virginia- Volcano

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

South Carolina- Afterburn (ride completely on SC side)

Tennessee- Thunderhead

Georgia- Goliath

Florida- Mako

 

 

Fury 325 overall for the US

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Another update after our Dollywood trip.

 

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 Mexico - New Mexico Rattler

Ohio - Millennium Force

Oklahoma - Silver Bullet

Tennessee - Mystery Mine

Texas - Superman Krypton Coaster

Wisconsin - Meteor

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Massachusetts: Superman the Ride

New Jersey: El Toro

New York: Comet

North Carolina: Fury 325

South Carolina: Afterburn

 

I think Toro and STR could very well be the best coaster in country but I'm biased

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A couple more states to add since last year! I've now ridden coasters in 27 states and have visited 35!

 

*I've italicized the states that have changed since I last posted this.

 

US

AZ - Desert Storm

CA - Twisted Colossus (Joker is close)

CT - Boulder Dash

FL - Mako

GA - Goliath

ID - Tremors

IL - Goliath

IN - Voyage

KY - Storm Chaser

MA - Superman the Ride (Yes, still better than Wicked Cyclone)

ME - Excalibur

MI - Shivering Timbers

MO - Outlaw Run

NC - Fury 325

NJ - El Toro

NV - El Loco

NY - Jack Rabbit, Seabreeze

OH - Maverick

OK - Silver Bullet, Frontier City

OR - Ice Mountain Bobsled

PA - Skyrush/Phoenix (Masterpieces in their own way)

SC - Intimidator (Not counting Fury)

TN - Lightning Rod

TX - Iron Rattler

UT - Cannibal (closely followed by Colossus the Fire Dragon)

VA - Intimidator 305

WA - Timberhawk: Ride of Prey

 

Canada

British Columbia - Coaster, Playland

Ontario - Behemoth (Definitely better than Leviathan)

Quebec - Goliath

 

Other countries

Mexico - Medusa Steel Coaster

Japan - Flying Dinosaur

China - Mega-Lite (Happy Valley Shanghai)

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States:

California- Manta, SeaWorld San Diego

Florida- Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa

Hawaii- Jungle Twist, 50th State Fair

New Jersey- Batman the Ride, Six Flags Great Adventure (Holiday in the Park)

North Carolina- Fury 325, Carowinds

Pennsylvania- Skyrush, Hersheypark

South Carolina- Afterburn, Carowinds

Tennessee- Thunderhead, Dollywood

Virginia- Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion

 

Countries:

Canada- Leviathan, Canada's Wonderland

Japan- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Tokyo Disneyland

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Of the one's I've ridden:

 

California: California Screamin

Colorado: Cyclone

Illinois: Goliath

Indiana: Cornball Express

Kentucky: Chang(Removed)/Thunder Run(Currently Operating)

Massachusetts: Superman: the Ride

Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Minnesota: Avatar Airbender

Missouri: Mr. Freeze/American Thunder

New Jersey: El Toro

New York: Umm...all the one's I've ridden here have been crap, but I guess Comet

Ohio: Millennium Force/Top Thrill Dragster

Pennsylvania: Skyrush

Tennessee: Tennessee Tornado

Wisconsin: Avalanche

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Updated:

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

California: Twisted Colossus

Florida: Mummy (best theme), Kumba (best coaster)

Illinois: Goliath, still kind of meh

Indiana: Legend

Iowa: Monster

Kentucky: Storm Chaser

Michigan: Shivering Timbers

Minnesota: Spongebob, haven't been to Valleyfair yet

Missouri: Outlaw Run

Ohio: Maverick

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

Wisconsin: Cyclops

 

International:

China: Viper or Python in Bamboo Forest

Hong Kong: Big Grizzly Mountain

Japan: Dodonpa

Malaysia: Euro Express

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Okay! Time for an update (changes / new states in bold)...

 

California - Tatsu

Connecticut - Phobia Phear Coaster (changed)

Delaware - Blue Diamond Streak (Now Relocated)

Florida - Kumba

Indiana - Thunderbird (new state)

Kentucky - Storm Chaser (new state)

Maryland - Superman Ride of Steel

Massachusetts - Bizarro / Wicked Cyclone (I really can't decide)

New Hampshire - Untamed

New Jersey - El Toro

New York - Ride of Steel (changed / new coaster)

North Carolina - Fury 325

Ohio - Millennium Force

Pennsylavnia - Phoenix

South Carolina - Afterburn

Tennessee - Lightning Rod (changed / new coaster)

Virginia - Intimidator 305

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Voyage was honestly really good, I just like wing coasters more than most people and found Thunderbird to be a ton of fun. I do think Voyage may be a tad over-hyped in general but it seemed to be running well.

 

Boulder Dash was a sh*t show. A lot of people are saying that one train is running significantly worse than the other this season, but since they generally only run one train on it we couldn't test that theory. It sucked a few weeks ago though, and prior to this year I've never had a bad ride on Boulder Dash in my life. I guess that rating isn't completely a knock on Boulder Dash though, I should stress that Phobia is a really good coaster with an awesome view of the lake up top and it's infinitely better than the other Sky Rocket II clone I've ridden (Tempesto) due to the lack of comfort collars and airtime at the crest of the first element.

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Time to update the list a bit:!

 

Arkansas: X-Coaster

Florida: Expedition Everest

Georgia: Superman Ultimate Flight

Missouri: Outlaw Run

Nevada: Speed: The Ride (RIP)

New Jersey: Nitro

New York: Cyclone

Ohio: Top Thrill Dragster

Oklahoma: Silver Bullet

Pennsylvania: Phantoms Revenge

Texas: New Texas Giant

Virginia: Griffon

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