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

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

Postby coasterbill » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:37 am

I know we've had a lot of "best coasters" threads (best wood and steel coasters, best coaster by each manufacturer, best coaster in each park chain) but I don't think anyone has ever done a thread breaking down your favorite coasters by U.S. state (I've searched the forums but please correct me if I'm wrong).

I think it would be fun if we listed the states we've ridden coasters in, and what our favorite coaster is in each state since it's the off-season for most of us and we're bored. Some of these states (like New Jersey) will probably be the same answer from everyone but I'm looking forward to see the results for states like Pennsylvania (which will probably turn into Skyrush vs Phoenix) and Ohio which should be very close.

Edit: If you want to get technical, here is a friendly cheat sheet for Carowinds since this will come up a lot. Basically everything good is in South Carolina.
Intimidator - South Carolina
Afterburn - South Carolina
Nighthawk - Both, but 99% South Carolina
Carolina Cobra - Both, but 99% North Carolina
Vortex - North Carolina
Carolina Cyclone - North Carolina
Hurler - North Carolina
Thunder Road - Both
Carolina Goldrusher - Both
Ricochet - North Carolina
All Kids Coasters - South Carolina

Here's my list

California - Tatsu
Connecticut - Boulder Dash
Delaware - Blue Diamond Streak (Now Relocated)
Florida - Kumba
Maryland - Superman Ride of Steel
Massachusetts - Goliath (yeah I know... sorry but Bizarro is a shadow of it's former self)
New Hampshire - Untamed
New Jersey - El Toro
New York - Comet
North Carolina - Carolina Cobra (wow, that's sad)
Ohio - Millennium Force
Pennsylavnia - Phoenix
South Carolina - Afterburn
Tennessee - Mystery Mine (I love Thunderhead and Tennessee Tornado too but for some reason I love this ride)
Virginia - Intimidator 305
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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby ToTheMax012 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:22 am

Arkansas - X - Coaster
California - Gold Striker
Colorado - Halfpipe
Connecticut - Boulder Dash
Florida - Montu
Georgia - Goliath
Illinois - Raging Bull
Indiana - Voyage
Massachusetts - Bizarro
Missouri - Outlaw Run
New Jersey - Nitro
North Carolina - Vortex
Ohio - Raptor
Pennsylvania - Phantom's Revenge
South Carolina - Afterburn
Tennessee - Thunderhead
Texas - The New Texas Giant
Virginia - Intimidator 305

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

Postby CPSFMMCW » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:31 am

Virginia: Intimidator 305
New Jersey: El Toro
Pennsylvania: Fahrenheit (Skyrush was good, but I slightly prefer Fahrenheit)
Maryland: Superman: Ride of Steel
Tennessee: Tennessee Tornado
New York: Coney Island Cyclone
Florida: Dragon Challenge
California: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (didn't visit SFMM or any other park other than disney :angry: )
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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby booink » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:38 am

Here's my list. As you can see I have travelled a lot ! :lol:
Ohio - Maverick
Illinois - Viper
New York - Comet (Great Escape)
New Jersey - El Toro
Florida - Expedition Everest
Massachusetts - Bizarro
Maine - Galaxy (@ Old Orchard Palace Playland)

As I have so few, I'll cheat and also include Canada :
Québec - Goliath
Ontario - Behemoth
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Steel : Maverick, Wicked Cyclone, Superman: the ride (SFNE)
Wood : El Toro, Phoenix, Lightning Racers
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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby coreysaysyo » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:49 am

California - Goliath (SFMM)
Florida - Rockin' Roller Coaster (Hollywood Studios)
Georgia - Mind Bender (SFOG) p.s. Couldn't ride goliath...
Indiana - The Voyage (Holiday World)
Kentucky - Kentucky Rumbler (Beach Bend)
Maryland - Superman : Ride of Steel (SFA)
Michigan - Shivering Timbers (MIchigan's Adventure)
Minnesota - Wild Thing (ValleyFair)
New Jersey - Kingda Ka (SFGAdv)
Ohio - Millennium Force (Cedar Point)
Pennsylvania - Skyrush (Hershey Park)
Tennessee - Thunderhead (Dollywood)
Virginia - Intimidator 305 (Kings Dominion)
Wisconsin - Hades 360 (Mt. Olympus) p.s. I really dont think this coaster is that great, but its the best one there. Hellcat was closed the entire time we were there :(
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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby Cullvion » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:52 am

My list:

California: Space Mountain
Florida: Sheikra
Michigan: Shivering Timbers
Illinois: GOLIATH
Ohio: Millennium Force
Nevada: Canyon Blaster
New Jersey: El Toro!!!
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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby XII » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:57 am

Arizona: Desert Storm
California : X2
Colorado: Wild Chipmunk
Connecticut: Boulderdash
Florida: Kumba
Illinois: Viper
Indiana: Voyage
Iowa: Outlaw
Maine: Excalibur
Massachusetts: Bizarro
Michigan: Shivering Timbers
Minnesota: Renegade
Missouri: Outlaw Run
Nevada: Desperado
New Hampshire: Untamed
New Jersey: El Toro
New York: Comet (Great Escape)
Ohio: Maverick
Oklahoma: Silver Bullet (Frontier City)
Pennsylvania: Phoinex
Texas: Iron Rattler
Utah: Wicked
Wisconsin: Hellcat
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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby rcjp » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:58 am

Here's mine:

Ohio - Raptor
Pennsylvania - Storm Runner
New Jersey - Kinda Ka (el toro was closed :( )

I officially have the smallest list!! :b
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Re: Best Roller Coasters in the US (By State)

Postby TheDarkMaxim » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:58 am

Florida: Revenge Of The Mummy - USO
Massachusetts: Thunderbolt - SFNE
New York: Ride Of Steel - Darien Lake
Ohio: Maverick - CP
Pennsylvania: Storm Runner - HP
Virginia: Griffon - BGW

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

Postby JRice92 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:14 am

Ohio: Maverick
Florida: Dragon Challenge: Fireball

Sadly, these are the only states I've rode coasters in but that will triple after the 2014 season.
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