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2021 TPR Coaster Poll!

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Hey everyone!

The TPR Coaster Poll is back once again for 2021!

 

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coasterpoll.com

 

We have over ONE THOUSAND coasters that you can rank on the poll, so whether you've been on every Intamin coaster in the world, or only have been on the coasters at your "home" park, your vote matters! As always, we're taking steps to promote the poll on Theme Park Review's social media channels. If you're one of TPR's followers on social media, and you're reading this for the first time - welcome!

 

Please read this post and all that directly follow in their entirety!

 

So how do you vote? Follow these steps!

  • 1. Go to coasterpoll.com. That's the easy part!
  • 2. Click the green "Sign Up" button at the top right of your browser window. This will be your login so that your vote will be counted, and your rankings will be saved for next year. If you are already a member of the TPR forums, we kindly ask that you give yourself the same username that you have here.
  • 3. Search for parks and coasters that you've been to! You can use the search bar at the top right to search for a specific coaster, or use the "Coasters" link at the top left to see the the full list. When you're viewing the full list, you can use the "Change List" button to sort or filter the list out. You can view all of the coasters at one particular park, or all the coasters by one manufacturer... It's up to you!
  • 4. IMPORTANT - Mark the coasters that you've ridden. Next to every single coaster is a green "ridden" button. If you've ridden a coaster, click that button and it should turn to a solid green color. You need to do this for every coaster you want to rank!
  • 5. Rank your ridden coasters! When you click the "Ranking" link at the top left, you'll be taken to a listing of all the coasters you've marked as ridden. Now, you'll want to assign each coaster a number rank. You can either drag and drop each coaster to the order you want, or complete your ranking in a spreadsheet style. It's up to you! You can also give coasters tied rankings if you want, like if you can't decide what your favorite Vekoma SLC is!
  • 6. If you voted last year, make sure you click the yellow "Not Done Yet" button to "release" your rankings so you can add the coasters that you've ridden in 2021.
  • 7. IMPORTANT - Click the green "Done Ranking" button! When you click this button, you're all set! If you ride a coaster between now and the day the poll closes, you can go back to your ranking and click the yellow "Not Done Yet" button and adjust however you please. Don't forget to click the green button when you're done.

 

Just like other enthusiast polls, you will find that not every roller coaster is included, as that would be impossible, but we have included as many relevant ones as possible. See the next post down (the FAQ post) for more info on our selection process.

 

Voting in the 2021 TPR Coaster Poll has officially CLOSED! Thank you for participating!

 

The other thing that would really help us out... Please SHARE this link as much as you can! On your social media, on your blogs, in any videos you might produce, etc, getting as much data as possible will allow this poll to get better and better!

This is a continued team effort by Chase (Comeagain?), Robb (robbalvey), and myself (A.J.). We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing the results as much as we're sure you all do.

Have fun, and happy ranking!

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Here are some Frequently Asked Questions regarding the poll.

 

How does the poll work?

The way coasters are ranked is based on whether riders prefer one coaster over another. The more that one coaster is preferred over all other coasters, the higher its individual rank is. It's not just about how many votes a coaster gets.

 

How did you decide which coasters to include on the poll?

Generally, any coaster that is the size of a wild mouse or larger is included on the poll. However, there are exceptions - a few smaller coasters are on the poll, and a few larger ones aren't. Selecting the cutoff based on size means that we can be objective about which coasters are included. In addition, we require that coaster has to have operated for the majority of the season to be considered.

 

Are large traveling coasters such as Olympia Looping included on the poll?

Yes! Search their names or find the park called "Traveling".

 

I've ridden so many coasters that I don't feel like individually ranking them all. What happens?

You can rank your coasters in batches if you want! For example, you can give your "best" coasters all tied ranks of #1, then your "awesome" coasters all tied ranks of #10, "good" #20, and so on. Or, you can just choose not to rank coasters you consider as "okay" or "average". Or, you can rank your top 50, and then give your "middle" coasters all tied rankings, and then rank your bottom 10. It's up to you! The poll cares about how coasters compare to each other, not just which ones are ranked first or last on peoples' lists.

 

I can't recall which of the Vekoma boomerangs I've ridden is the best. Does it matter?

For "cloned" coasters such as Vekoma boomerangs, B&M Batman inverted coasters, and the like, we have "aggregate" entries. You can search for the word "clone" and they will all show up, or you can rank a cloned coaster individually. All the appropriate entries will be averaged together and the aggregate entry will be the one that gets ranked in the final results. We have done it this way so that casual users can search for the Hersheypark Sidewinder without knowing that it's a Vekoma boomerang, for example.

 

My favorite coaster is missing! Why is that?

We've gone to great effort to include every major coaster on the poll, but we may have missed one. If it meets our "rankable coaster" guidelines, and there is enough of a desire to include it, leave us a comment or a reply to the TPR Forum thread and we'll look into it.

 

Will I be able to see other peoples' ranking lists?

No, we won't be making any users' ballots visible. We understand that previous polls have done it this way, however, we value privacy. If you want to publicly share what your top coasters were, great! However, we won't force that on anyone else.

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Finally, here is some info on some additions and changes for 2021!

 

Brand-new coasters for 2021

  • Abyssus - Energylandia
  • Boomerang - Luna Park Sydney
  • Boomerang Hyper Coaster - Trans Studio Cibubur
  • Blu Power - Tetysblu Theme Park
  • Decepticoaster - Universal Studios Beijing
  • Dragon - Legoland New York
  • Dragon Slayer - Adventureland
  • Fighter Jet - Fanta Park Glorious Orient Ningbo
  • Fighter Jet - Fanta Park Glorious Orient Jiangxi
  • Flight of the Hippogriff - Universal Studios Beijing
  • Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure
  • Jurassic World VelociCoaster - Islands of Adventure
  • Krampus Expedition - Nigloland
  • Kondaa - Walibi Belgium
  • Legendary Twin Dragon - Chongqing Sunac Land
  • Light Explorers - Energylandia
  • Monster - Grona Lund
  • Namazu - Vulcania
  • Orochi - Parc du Bocasse
  • Phoenix - Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park
  • Ride to Happiness - Plopsaland De Panne
  • Space Factory - Yomiuriland
  • Stag's Gauntlet - Oriental Heritage Taiyuan
  • Storm Chaser - Paultons Park
  • Studio Tour - Movie Park Germany
  • Stunt Pilot - Silverwood Theme Park
  • Rockin' Blu - Tetysblu Theme Park
  • Wooden Dragons Roller Coaster - Jinan Sunac Land
  • Valkyrie - Gyeongju World

Coasters scheduled for opening in 2021 but have not yet officially opened, and will be excluded

  • All Speeds - Sunac Land Chengdu
  • Big Dipper - Luna Park Sydney

 

Some notes on the poll this year:

  • During this off-season, Lightning Rod at Dollywood was given extensive refurbishments that changed the majority of its track to steel I-Box track. As a result, and based on the RCDB's own classifications, Lightning Rod will officially be re-classified as a steel coaster on our poll. We will not be listening to any further discussion on this and any requests to change this will be ignored.
  • Despite its slight layout differences, we are counting Stunt Pilot at Silverwood as a clone of the Rocky Mountain Construction Raptor Track. It will be aggregated along with Rail Blazer and Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, and the three will be ranked as one entry in the results. Jersey Devil Coaster's layout is unique so it will not be in this group. We are doing this to allow for more diversity in the top 25 coasters. Any requests to change this will be ignored.

 

Coaster poll protocol for standing but not operating (SBNO) coasters:

If a roller coaster that was previously listed on the poll goes into a standing but not operating (SBNO) state, and it's assumed that the coaster will operate again eventually, you will still be able to rank it like any other coaster. However, during any season(s) where the coaster is SBNO, it will not be calculated in the final ranking and will not show up on the final results. Any coaster that is SBNO as a result of an upcoming conversion, such as with wooden coasters being re-made by Rocky Mountain Construction, will be eliminated from the poll entirely as the "old" coaster is effectively defunct.

We will be adding Harpy, Hydro Racer, and Storm Rider at Xishuangbanna Sunac Land in China to this list for 2021.

 

Please help us out!

If you see a coaster on the poll that has closed and shouldn't be there, or if you see a roller coaster that was re-named and it's not reflected, please let us know!

 

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And, as before, please let us know if you have any questions!

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Very excited to rank my coasters! Thanks for all who are putting this together!

Quick note. There seems to be an issue with the coasters at Islands of Adventure. I searched and added Hulk, Velocicoaster, etc. and after adding other rides, I went back and searched again (to double check) and was able to add them again as ridden. There were then multiple entries of the same coaster in my list. I then removed one and it removed both entires. Doesn't seem to happen with the other rides I added.

EDIT: Seems to be a one-off glitch. They are now showing as marked ridden when I search them up. Maybe somebody else experienced this too.

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11 hours ago, PKI Jizzman said:

So, what prize are we going to give Velocicoaster for #1 coaster? 😛

Can't wait to see the results, I am sure Ride to Happiness and Untamed will give it some tough competition! 

I've always loved the parody of the TPR poll and seeing which rides move to and from which spots every year, but honestly I expect Velocicoaster to be on top of the poll for a while based on how good it seems to be and the sheer number of riders that thing is going to get every year. 

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I'm so glad this is open until January since work is nuts for me this month up until the week of Christmas, not counting this weekend's short getaway to SDC.

I also do the group method because I really can't decide the difference between my #26 coaster and #34 coaster and even my "top 10" has like 18 coasters in it usually.

One thing my boyfriend and I wondered and absolutely decided for ourselves this summer is the superiority of Maverick over Velocicoaster. We live a mile from Universal and we go pretty often to show our appreciation, and while Velocicoaster is an absolutely amazing ride I never thought Universal would build post-Potter, I'd say it's more like Velocicoaster is top-10 and Maverick is top-5. We did some "scientific research" where we went to Islands the night before our Cedar Point trip in August and got like 8 rides, then the next afternoon we rode Maverick a few times when we first got to CP. When riding them back-to-back like that, there's just an intensity (insanity?) to Maverick that Velocicoaster doesn't quite touch.

But would we trade Maverick's b*tch slap in the face to Velocicoaster's smooth re-rideability if we could somehow swap their places? I say yes, but boyfriend says no.

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20 hours ago, Zand said:

The link to share seems to be broken.

You need to go to your Account Settings, and change the following setting to Yes:

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8 minutes ago, PKI Jizzman said:

I'm not sure who made Grizzly at CGA, but currently Kings Island is listed as the builder.

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That would be correct.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grizzly

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The ride was designed by Curtis D. Summers and manufactured by Kings Island Construction.

 

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All done. Not much change, given that I haven't been on too many coasters since 2019. I feel like if I ever get on a bunch of this stuff again, I'd shake up the top 15 or 20 more significantly, but for now I'll just leave it where I've got it.

Velocicoaster debuts at #11, with a trio of ridiculous European coasters just keeping it out of the top 10. And Millennium Force remains my #1 sentimental favorite all-timer and it's never getting knocked off that spot because I'm not even trying to be objective. 😁

https://coasterpoll.com/u/thegreatzo/rankings?shared

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finally remembered to do this!

I had a bunch of new coasters from my trip to Kings Island. . where 2 of them made my top 10 (one of them dropping into my top 3!), and several others making into my top 25.

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Ah this time that I both love but stresses me out lol 

I have to do it this year though I did too many new, and quality, creds to skip out on. Going to be hard I made no attempt to really rank my top 10 (let alone 25 and so on) this year but guess time to sit down and do it. 

On 12/5/2021 at 1:42 PM, The Great Zo said:

Millennium Force remains my #1 sentimental favorite all-timer and it's never getting knocked off that spot because I'm not even trying to be objective. 😁

https://coasterpoll.com/u/thegreatzo/rankings?shared

Hey for a long time it was my legitimate #1 used to take so much flak from enthusiasts but screw it! 

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When I was adding my coasters, I noticed Eurosat wasn't in the pool of coasters.  I don't think it will place particularly high, but I was wondering if that coaster was omitted by mistake since rides of comparable size are featured in the poll.

Great job putting this together as always and I'm excited to see the results.

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