Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State) or country

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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby ajfelice » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:37 pm

Florida: Kraken
Indiana: The Voyage
New Jersey: El Toro
New York: Ride of Steel
Ohio: Magnum XL-200
Pennsylvania: Ravine Flyer II
Virginia: Intimidator 305
South Carolina: Led Zeppelin (Time Machine)

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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby YoshiFan » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:43 pm

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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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby technfxrick » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:50 pm

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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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby piedude81 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:58 pm

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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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby booink » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:06 pm

rcjp wrote: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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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby coasterkyle » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:20 pm

Ohio - Maverick
Pennsylvania - Skyrush
Virginia - Intimidatior 305
Kentucky - Kentucky Rumbler
Indiana - Voyage
New Jersey - El Toro
California - Xcelerator
Tennessee - Thunderhead
Nevada - Speed
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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby Xmeister » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:27 pm

California: Superman: Escape From Krypton
Florida: Kumba
Ohio: Maverick
Texas: Iron Rattler
Idaho: Tremors
Utah: Wicked
Nevada: Speed the Ride (I know it's closed and I haven't been on El Loco yet)

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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby cwgator » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:29 pm

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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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby coasterbill » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:26 pm

rcjp wrote: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.

TheDarkMaxim wrote: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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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby jfruge » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:42 pm

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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