A.J. wrote:I'm legally required to be unbiased because I do all the entries for the coasters but a surprise for me was how low White Lightning placed.
JJLehto wrote:I actually disagree with Dominator, I found it pretty meh. Its so big and fast and the longest floorless coaster, but imo is very short. You do the loop, turns, Cobra Roll (which is a pretty cool layout) but then right into the MCBR. Always found it pretty meh. Shame because that first part is cool, if it did more elements would be great.
I agree about the inverts. Great Beat is a superb ride, and Talon is deff one of the better inverts. I always found Hydra fun, but I know its an enthusiast meme...you pretty much have to hate on it. Few have ever told me why, they just lol at it, say its weird or "the roll ruins the whole ride" all of which is silly to me
I personally think Dominator is fantastic. I love all of it, its only missing a zero-G but what it does have (that yank off the drop, the speed in the first half, the hang time in the first loop, the airtime off the MCBR, etc) more than makes up for it. But I was more surprised it placed low due to the almost universal praise it gets around here, but maybe I just imagined that.
As far as Hydra, I just find it dull. It looks great, it *should* be good based on the the elements, but after a dozen rides I still find it a snooze. The jo-jo roll is just awkward, but I guess its a fun novelty?
I'm not a fan of Hydra either. I liked the jojo roll and thought it was very "not B&M," but the rest of the ride was just plain dull, rattley, and forceless. Not surprised to see it at the bottom. Out of the six I've ridden, it is my least favorite.
Cool list. Sounds like something I would do if I was bored too. The only things I see missing are Flight Deck from the B&M invert list and CGA's Patriot from the B&M floorless list. I'm also am surprised to see Great Bear ranked so low on the B&M invert list - I quite liked it.
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If anyone is still pulling data from the lists it might be interesting to see which parks have the most coasters ranked in the top 50 or top 100-150 or something. Expedition Everest is 100 on the list and around 150 are some Batman the Ride clones, not sure where the "cutoff" should be but I think it's safe to say that everything under that is a coaster most people generally consider to be way above average so a list of parks with the most coasters in the Top Whatever could be interesting.
I guess kind of in the same thread it looks like Cedar Point has the best 1/2 coaster combo in Maverick/Millennium Force at 6/11 but I'd be curious what other parks had the lowest combined ranking of their top 2 coasters.
3 - Busch Gardens Tampa, Cedar Point 2 - Hersheypark, Kentucky Kingdom, Liseberg, Mirabilandia, Six Flags Great Adventure, Walibi Holland
The parks with the most coasters in the top 100:
5 - Cedar Point 4 - Busch Gardens Tampa, Six Flags Magic Mountain 3 - Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Kings Island, Liseberg, Phantasialand, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Over Texas, Universal Studios Japan 2 - Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Europa Park, Hansa Park, Hersheypark, Holiday World, Kentucky Kingdom, Kings Dominion, Lagoon, Mirabilandia, PortAventura Park, SeaWorld Orlando, Silver Dollar City, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Walibi Holland
Keep in mind that some parks just have a lot of coasters. If you calculated the percentage of top 50 / 100 coasters divided by the total rankable coasters per park, things might look different. I'm not calculating all those percentages because are you nuts?!?
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