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^I actually wondered if you'd spot that since I've seen you sing Raptor's praises on here yourself. As for why it's so far ahead of the other two, trust me, there is no coaster on earth that I want to be in my top 10-20 more than Montu. On paper it should absolutely be there and every time I go to BGT, I think "maybe this will be the time..." but it never quite gets there for me. The batwing is hands down insane, but the drop and first three inversions don't pull as hard as they do on Raptor or Afterburn, and the MCBR always takes off too much speed for me to fully enjoy the second half.

 

I could say much of that for Alpengeist too, though I thought the vertical loop and immelman were a bit better than Montu's.

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My top 20 after a satisfactory first draft of the list:

Intimidator 305

Fury 325

El Toro

Phoenix

Tatsu

GhostRider

Storm Runner

Twisted Colossus

Afterburn

Apollo's Chariot

Bizarro

X2

Silver Bullet

Renegade

Fahrenheit

Nitro

Skyrush

Alpengeist

Mind Bender

Flying Turns

 

And my bottom 5:

Corkscrew (VF)

Flying Cobras

Hurler

Green Lantern (SFMM)

Verbolten

 

Omissions spotted: If we're counting mice, why aren't we counting the Arrow mice (CGA, MiA, and VF)?

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^I actually wondered if you'd spot that since I've seen you sing Raptor's praises on here yourself. As for why it's so far ahead of the other two, trust me, there is no coaster on earth that I want to be in my top 10-20 more than Montu. On paper it should absolutely be there and every time I go to BGT, I think "maybe this will be the time..." but it never quite gets there for me. The batwing is hands down insane, but the drop and first three inversions don't pull as hard as they do on Raptor or Afterburn, and the MCBR always takes off too much speed for me to fully enjoy the second half.

 

I could say much of that for Alpengeist too, though I thought the vertical loop and immelman were a bit better than Montu's.

 

It's been a few years since I rode Alpengeist, but I don't remember that one having a particularly forceful vertical loop. I've found the smaller B&M inverts have much stronger forces on the loops. That's why I was stunned how forceful Montu's was considering it's one of the larger inverts as well.

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^^ Verbolten is the worst coaster you've ever ridden? What?

I said the same thing. Honestly, when I see shit like this is makes me question if that is a ballot that should be thrown out or not.

 

Also, I just want to point out that the same guy who claims that Verbolten is god-awful is also questioning why we aren't including Arrow mice. Yeah, something doesn't add up...

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I am still in the process of ranking my middle coasters, but my Top 20 and Bottom 5 are mostly solidified.

 

Top 20

1. Skyrush

2. Fury 325

3. Intimidator 305

4. El Toro

5. Maverick

6. Twisted Colossus

7. Wicked Cyclone

8. Kingda Ka

9. Nitro

10. Superman the Ride

11. Millennium Force

12. Intimidator

13. Diamondback

14. X2

15. Cannibal

16. Tatsu

17. Viper (SFMM, don't judge, I freakin' love this ride)

18. Fahrenheit

19. Storm Runner

20. Magnum XL-200

 

Bottom 5

5. Goliath (SFNE, yes, even in the front row)

4. Mind Eraser (SFNE, I rode it with the old trains)

3. Mind Eraser (SFA)

2. Vortex (Carowinds)

1. Apocalypse (SFA) <-- I hope the ride's fire effects burn it down one day.

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Fine, I admit dead last is a bit of an overstatement of my feelings for Verbolten, but I still think it's BGW's weakest coaster, and Tempesto is already pretty far down my list. It's godawful for $50 million, and I rank it only barely above the mice. It seems I rank gimmick coasters as a whole pretty poorly.

 

This puts Mind Eraser (SFA) into my bottom five. I've actually had an enjoyable ride once or twice on Mind Eraser, which is more than I can say about Hurler and Green Lantern SFMM.

 

I've corrected my ballot.

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Here is my Top 25...

1 El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure

2 Skyrush - Hersheypark

3 Maverick - Cedar Point

4 Lightning Racer - Hersheypark

5 Voyage - Holiday World

6 Storm Runner - Hersheypark

7 Millennium Force - Cedar Point

8 Kentucky Rumbler - Beech Bend

9 Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood

10 Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom

11 Thunderhead - Dollywood

12 Nitro - Six Flags Great Adventure

13 American Eagle - Six Flags Great America

14 Raging Bull - Six Flags Great America (Love the fact that it has a unique layout)

15 Diamondback - Kings Island

16 Cornball Express - Indiana Beach

17 Renegade - Valleyfair

18 Thunderbird - Holiday World

19 Tennessee Tornado - Dollywood

20 Goliath - Six Flags Great America

21 Lightning Rod - Dollywood

22 Screamin' Eagle - Six Flags St Louis

23 American Thunder - Six Flags St Louis

24 Hades 360 - Mount Olympus

25 Jack Rabbit - Kennywood

 

Bottom 5...

Mind Eraser - Six Flags America

Batwing - Six Flags America

Firehawk - Kings Island

Wild One - Six Flags America

T3 - Kentucky Kingdom

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I need more RMC's though. Hope to get on two more this year. I'm lucky to be where I'm at location-wise in terms of quality rides and parks, but I need to get to the West Coast, Midwest and Texas!

 

Note to self: I need to play the Powerball.

No, you just need to get a real job that actually gives you a cash bonus at Christmas instead of a f*cking coffee maker.

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I only included around 50 of my credits because the others, while I have ridden them, are so long ago I don't think I can judge them properly. I also just don't ride coasters I know I won't like, like Rougarou which I skipped for a couple years then rode last year. Learned my lesson. So honestly 1-40 on my list are rides I would definitely ride again and aren't bad by any means. My bottom 10 are rides you probably won't get me on again though.

 

Top10

Skyrush (undisputed #1)

Maverick

Storm Runner

Superman:The Ride

Phoenix

Millennium Force

Top Thrill Dragster

El Toro

Magnum-XL 200

Great Bear

 

Bottom 10

Pandemonium SFNE

Twister Knoebels (runs for cover)

Cedar Creek Mine Ride

Corkscrew CP

Canobie Corkscrew

Wildcat HP

Flashback SFNE

Goliath SFNE

Mind Eraser SFNE

Rougarou

 

Thanks to whoever is doing all the work on this behind the scenes. I'm definitely a list kind of guy and can;t wait to see the results of your work.

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An Update:

 

You can now rank using the previous drag and drop, or you can use a new "spreadsheet" view, that's not javascript based, that allows you to sort in a few different ways, and then save everything at once.

 

Alse:

  • Filtering and custom sorting on the massive list of coasters.
  • Automatically scrolls up when dragging.
  • Doesn't renumber to #1 when dragging a second time.
  • Can now view and share other users entire rankings.

 

Great work! One remark: "Walrus Splash" is not located at "Ocean Park / Hong Kong" but "Chimelong Ocean Kingdom / Xiangzhou, Zhuhai, China"

 

Fixed.

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All those things are working for me, thanks! A bug has appeared, though, after scrolling up while dragging a coaster, once I drop it into place, it sometimes keeps scrolling up indefinitely. Even if I scroll down, it keeps automatically scrolling up. Even if it gets to the top, when I scroll down again, it resumes scrolling up. The only way to fix it is to refresh the page.

 

Also, Spongebob at Nick Universe is listed as an RMC; should be Gerstlauer.

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All right, so I've finished ranking. Here are my top 50, all of which I would consider elite coasters.

 

1. Millennium Force Intamin at CP.

2. Outlaw Run RMC at SDC.

3. Phoenix PTC at Knoebels.

4. Skyrush Intamin at Hersheypark.

5. El Toro Intamin at SFGAdv.

6. Voyage GG at HW.

7. Magnum XL-200 Arrow at CP.

8. Maverick Intamin at CP.

9. Diamondback B&M at KI.

10. Mystery Mine Gerstlauer at Dollywood.

11. Space Mountain DynamicAttractions at Disneyland.

12. Thunderbird B&M at HW.

13. Twisted Colossus RMC at SFMM.

14. Lightning Run Chance at KK.

15. Storm Chaser RMC at KK.

16. Twister Knoebels at Knoebels.

17. Goliath RMC at SFGAm.

18. Valravn B&M at CP.

19. X-Flight B&M at SFGAm.

20. Wild Eagle B&M at Dollywood.

21. Gatekeeper B&M at CP.

22. Tatsu B&M at SFMM.

23. Lightning Racer GCI at Hersheypark.

24. Shivering Timbers CCI at MIA.

25. GhostRider CCI at Knotts.

26. Comet PTC at Hersheypark.

27. Fahrenheit Intamin at Hersheypark.

28. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad DynamicAttractions at Disneyland.

29. Beast Dinn at KI.

30. Flying Turns Knoebels at Knoebels.

31. Revenge of the Mummy The Ride Premier at USH.

32. Flight of Fear Premier at KI.

33. Monster Gerstlauer at AdvLandIowa.

34. Nitro B&M at SFGAdv.

35. Xcelerator Intamin at Knotts.

36. Storm Runner Intamin at Hersheypark.

37. Montezooma's Revenge Schwarzkopf at Knotts.

38. Top Thrill Dragster Intamin at CP.

39. Kingda Ka Intamin at SFGAdv.

40. Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast Premier at SFSTL.

41. Raptor B&M at CP.

42. Tennessee Tornado Arrow at Dollywood.

43. Ninja Arrow at SFMM.

44. Cornball Express CCI at IB.

45. Great White CCI at Moreys.

46. SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge Gerstlauer at MOA.

47. Screamin' Eagle PTC at SFSTL.

48. Cannon Ball PTC at LakeWinnie.

49. Superman Krypton Coaster B&M at SFFT.

50. Wildfire B&M at SDC.

 

And the bottom 10, all of which can die in a fire.

162. Corkscrew Arrow at VF.

163. Corkscrew Arrow at MIA.

164. Corkscrew Arrow at CP.

165. Boomerang Vekoma at WOF.

166. Boomerang Vekoma at SFSTL.

167. Sidewinder Vekoma at Hersheypark.

168. Sea Serpent Vekoma at Moreys.

169. Diamond Back Arrow at FC.

170. Ninja Arrow at SFSTL.

171. T3 Vekoma at KK.

 

One interesting thing I found from this venture is how little junk I've been on. My actual count is 232, and about 30 of those are defunct coasters. With the 171 on this list, that means I've only been on about 30 junk coasters. I'm sure most of those are children's coasters I rode either as a child or with my children, as I nearly always skip them otherwise (except you, Kozmo's Curves, you're all right).

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nice updates much more friendly for those of us with fewer coasters under our belts . much easier with the sorting by park, rather than just alphabetical.

 

well done and user friendly enough for the general public

 

disseminate this widely and you should get a pretty accurate listing/ranking of the most popular coasters on this planet.

 

Kevin

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My top ten, though I admit I'm a bit inexperienced -

 

Phoenix PTC at Knoebels.

El Toro Intamin at SFGAdv.

Skyrush Intamin at Hersheypark.

Phantom's Revenge Morgan at KW.

Ravine Flyer II GG at Waldameer.

White Lightning GCI at FunSpot.

Alpengeist B&M at BGW.

Apollo's Chariot B&M at BGW.

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit Maurer at USF.

Tennessee Tornado Arrow at Dollywood.

 

Hoping to add Twisted Colossus to that list before I leave the LA area.

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My top ten, though I admit I'm a bit inexperienced -

 

Phoenix PTC at Knoebels.

El Toro Intamin at SFGAdv.

Skyrush Intamin at Hersheypark.

Phantom's Revenge Morgan at KW.

Ravine Flyer II GG at Waldameer.

White Lightning GCI at FunSpot.

Alpengeist B&M at BGW.

Apollo's Chariot B&M at BGW.

Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit Maurer at USF.

Tennessee Tornado Arrow at Dollywood.

 

Hoping to add Twisted Colossus to that list before I leave the LA area.

 

I've nearly rode 500 coasters. El Toro, SkyRush and Phoenix are in my top 5, so you've got great taste! May I suggest Canada's version of Phoenix called Coaster at Playland in Vancouver. I have a feeling you will be thrilled, as I like it better.

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Okay, so... In my case I've ridden Chang at SFKK, and never been to GADV, would the proper step be to mark it ridden as Green Lantern on the GADV listing, or not mark it at all?

Don't mark it. Green Lantern is different to Chang - different setting, different theme, extra train from Riddler's Revenge, etc.

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Okay, so... In my case I've ridden Chang at SFKK, and never been to GADV, would the proper step be to mark it ridden as Green Lantern on the GADV listing, or not mark it at all?

 

I would mark it as ridden. I had the same dilemma with Flashback/Boomerang (SFOT/SFSTL).

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Not sure if I've looked over it, but I think I screwed something up since I get the following on every computer and browser I try to open my ranking on:

 

That's Not Right

 

500 - We screwed up

 

Sorry. We'll take a look and try to fix it.

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