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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby robbalvey » Fri May 03, 2019 6:02 pm

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SixFlagsAstroworld wrote:Has Little Dipper at SFGAm gotten that bad? I never thought I'd see a kiddie coaster make it on the worst wooden coasters list :lol:


That stood out to me the most. No, it's actually pretty decently maintained. SFGAm's Little Dipper shouldn't be on that list but I definitely chock it's placement along with Zach's Zoomer as simply being the two boring Midwest coasters that folks in the region rank the lowest by default.

It makes somewhat sense, riders get more entertainment out of an uncomfortably rough thrill ride than one with no thrill at all.

It's basically a no-win situation with the kiddie woodies.

It's unlikely that anyone is going to rank them very high, yet if we remove them from the list, people will complain that they aren't there.

Because how do you say "Well, let's include Wooden Warrior and Oscars Wacky Taxi, but not Zach's Zoomer and Little Dipper."

If I was one of those junior woodies I wouldn't take it too personally... and just be happy that I exist in the first place because, at least until recently, that genre of coaster was kind of a dying breed...

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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby A.J. » Fri May 03, 2019 6:12 pm

robbalvey wrote:It's basically a no-win situation with the kiddie woodies.

I personally don't think that the junior wooden coasters are "bad" - I think they just sort of end up low on peoples' lists because they've ridden so many better coasters.
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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby adamico2 » Fri May 03, 2019 8:51 pm

thrillrider wrote:The only part of this poll that baffles me, is the worst wooden coasters.

Seriously....Zacks zoomer and little dipper made this list? I could think of a hundred other wooden coasters that should be on that list.
Zacks zoomer is a kiddy coaster in nowhere Michigan, that is basically a clone of the kiddy wooden coaster at kings island, dominion, and carowinds. It's in no way rough, and it runs just as good as the other clones of it(none of witch made the list). Confused on this one.

Little dipper at six flags? All I can say is seriously??? Out of all the bad wooden coasters in the world, this is one of the worst?
This is just my opinion, but kinda odd.


While I actually quite enjoy the old Scooby Doo coasters from the former Taft properties, Zach's Zoomer annihilated my knee caps, so it is very low in my rankings.
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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby A.J. » Sun May 05, 2019 1:06 pm

All right! Manufacturer top tens!

They will all be extracted from the combined poll results. We will not be recalculating every single poll to generate these results. If you really think that we should recalculate the poll for each one, then, I don't know, email Dan? Isn't that what we used to tell people to do with their ridiculous requests back in ye olden days?

Let's get the six big ones out of the way right now!

Top 10 B&M coasters

1. Fury 325 - Carowinds
2. Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan
3. Shambhala - PortAventura Park
4. Nemesis - Alton Towers
5. Katun - Mirabilandia
6. Montu - Busch Gardens Tampa
7. Nitro - Six Flags Great Adventure
8. Pyrenees - Parque Espana Shima Spain Village
9. Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa
10. Diamondback - Kings Island

Top 10 Gerstlauer coasters

1. Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park
2. Heiße Fahrt / Klotti Coaster - Wild- und Freizeitpark Klotten
3. Gold Rush - Attractiepark Slagharen
4. Junker - PowerLand
5. Monster - Adventureland (Iowa)
6. Fluch von Novgorod - Hansa Park
7. HangTime - Knott's Berry Farm
8. Madagascar Mad Pursuit - Motiongate
9. Smiler - Alton Towers
10. Karacho - Erlebnispark Tripsdrill

Top 10 Intamin coasters

1. El Toro - Six Flags Great Adventure
2. Maverick - Cedar Point
3. T Express - Everland
4. Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion
5. Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park
6. Soaring With Dragon - Hefei Wanda Theme Park
7. Skyrush - Hersheypark
8. Millennium Force - Cedar Point
9. Superman The Ride - Six Flags New England
10. Taron - Phantasialand

Top 10 Mack coasters

1. DC Rivals Hypercoaster - Warner Bros. Movie World
2. Helix - Liseberg
3. Icon - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
4. Time Traveler - Silver Dollar City
5. Flash - Lewa Adventure
6. Lost Gravity - Walibi Holland
7. Velociraptor - IMG Worlds of Adventure (best "Blue Fire" layout)
8. Alpina Blitz - Nigloland
9. Star Trek Operation Enterprise - Movie Park Germany
10. Capitol Bullet Train - Motiongate

Top 10 Rocky Mountain Construction coasters

1. Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
2. Lightning Rod - Dollywood
3. Wildfire - Kolmarden
4. Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
5. Twisted Timbers - Kings Dominion
6. Medusa Steel Coaster - Six Flags Mexico
7. Twisted Colossus - Six Flags Magic Mountain
8. Twisted Cyclone - Six Flags Over Georgia
9. Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom
10. Iron Rattler - Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Top 10 Vekoma coasters

1. Gravity Max - Lihpao Land
2. Lech Coaster - Legendia
3. Tron Lightcycle Power Run - Shanghai Disneyland
4. Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars - Hong Kong Disneyland
5. Formula - Energylandia
6. Expedition Everest - Disney's Animal Kingdom
7. Big Thunder Mountain - Disneyland Paris
8. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster - Disney's Hollywood Studios (best of the two layouts)
9. Battlestar Galactica Cylon - Universal Studios Singapore
10. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train - Shanghai Disneyland (best of the two layouts)
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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun May 05, 2019 1:46 pm

Thanks for putting these together! Wow the Vekoma list is pretty much all foreign and/or Disney.
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Phoenix, Boulder Dash, Wildfire
Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Fury 325, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Iron Rattler
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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby coasterbill » Sun May 05, 2019 1:46 pm

I love Nitro but I’m shocked that it finished as high as it did (and ahead of Kumba).

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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun May 05, 2019 2:45 pm

^ I'm shocked it placed that highly compared to some of the other B&M hypers like Goliath and Behemoth.
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Phoenix, Boulder Dash, Wildfire
Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Fury 325, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Iron Rattler
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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby A.J. » Sun May 05, 2019 3:16 pm

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ I'm shocked it placed that highly compared to some of the other B&M hypers like Goliath and Behemoth.

Goliath was #17, Behemoth was #21.
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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sun May 05, 2019 5:52 pm

Sounds about right to me. Nitro and Diamondback are my 2 highest B&M hypers. Both are super fun and deserve the praise.
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Re: TPR 2018 Coaster Poll Results!

Postby XII » Mon May 06, 2019 2:12 am

Might as well join in with my rankings

Top 28
1. El Toro
2. Outlaw Run
3. Expedition Ge Force
4. Steel Vengeance
5. Balder
6. Maverick
7. Boulderdash
8. iSpeed
9. Superman the Ride (SFNE)
10. Eejanaika
11. Fury 325
12. X2
13. Coaster (PNE Playland)
14. Kumba
15. Phantom's Revenge
16. Kawasemi & Piraten
17. Insane
18. Arashi (HOLY CRAP!!! This thing flipped like crazy! The Insane of Japan)
19. Pyrenees
20. Montu
21. Katun
22. Flying Dinosaur
23. Voyage
24. Phoenix
25. Twisted Colossus
26. Iron Rattler
27. Storm Chaser
28. Do-Dodonpa

Bottom 5
355. Ninja (SFSL)
356. Wild Beast
357. Bandit (Movie Park Germany)
358. Dragon (Adventureland)
359. Gouderix
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