Awesome to see the results! I'm glad the Six Flags America SLC got the credit it deserves as the worst SLC.
All 5 top wooden coaster spots were taken by non-traditional woodies and that doesn't shock me one bit.
As for Twisted Timbers, I really like it, but it's in the middle of the RMCs for me. I'd put Steel Vengeance, Twisted Colossus, Iron Rattler, Twisted Cyclone, and the woodies above it. But then again they're all awesome and I'd be happy riding any.
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Phoenix, Boulder Dash, Wildfire Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Fury 325, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Iron Rattler Most Recent Trip Reports- Adventureland (Iowa) & Arnolds Park
I just noticed how low Fury scored, that's a surprise.
I'm pretty sure it was #13 overall last time as well. Which is surprising considering it is in virtually every top 5 or 10 list I see here on TPR.
coasterbill wrote: The fact that Twisted Timbers is the #3 steel coaster in the world is nuts to me as is the crazy high placement of Twisted Cyclone. Both rides are awesome (like really awesome), but I was still surprised at how those placed.
Maybe it's just fresh in my memory, but I'd put Twisted Cyclone just behind Iron Rattler as my 2nd favorite RMC. Twisted Timbers would be last on that list, after Steel Vengeance, Wicked Cyclone, and New Texas Giant. And yes, Twisted Timbers is still really awesome, but #3?
Awesome! Thanks again for the immense amount of work this requires.
Tough to argue with the top result This also drives home I realllly need to get on Lightning Rod this year.
Agreed with Bill, the results are as expected and while I and many will have our own differences on exact placement within...those top 25s seem very sensible. Like ya said AJ there's prob hair width difference between a lot of em. A 30th ranked coaster for me may still be super fun that I love. And I do agree, if a ride is forceless and boring I don't consider it bad...just meh. 5/10 (maybe 4 if its truly a waste) but for me a ride can only be bad when its detrimental. Not just boring and lame. Superb work yet again yall.
Top 10 Steel: Steel Vengeance, Wicked Cyclone, Fury 325, Millennium Force, Storm Chaser, Skyrush, Maverick, Goliath (SFoG), I305, Lightning Run Top 10 Wood: Voyage, Phoenix, El Toro, Boulder Dash, Mystic Timbers, Lightning Racer, Grizzly (KD), Legend, Raven, Beast
Our original plan for this year was to group any set of "roller coaster clones" (that's three or more installations of the same layout) into a singular result. Due to the overwhelming response, that did not happen. However! We do have the capability to do so retroactively and we will - all of the framework is there for us to do so. For now, the results will be displayed much like they were last year, with every coaster given an individual entry except for Intamin's collection of Mega Lite coasters. Because of this, the poll results were late in being made official - from now on, the poll will be conducted earlier in the calendar year.
Is this part of why mega-lites are listed at 25 on your post but not counted as part of the results this year? They are asterisked on the main poll site. Same with Space Mountain and some other rides like the Batman rides, is it a case of all cloned rides being asterisked?
Also not sure I can see last years poll but I could have sworn the mega lites placed higher last year, is that a result of putting them together or did they just fall from grace because of new rides or more voters, etc?
What was the cut-off for riders for some of the rides? I saw Draken on the poll with a number which surprised me since including myself I think i've only seen 1 or 2 other forum members mention riding it.
The top spots aren't terribly surprising but I did find it kind of hilarious that Oscar's Wacky Taxi barley edged out The Beast and Thunderhead haha, The People have spoken!!
179. Oscars Wacky Taxi 180. The Beast 181. Thunderehead
I mean I haven't been on Wacky Taxi yet, it looks super fun but is a family wooden coaster really better than the Beast and Thunderhead? Who cares I guess since it's that far down the rankings but kind of funny.
Hilltopper39 wrote:I mean I haven't been on Wacky Taxi yet, it looks super fun but is a family wooden coaster really better than the Beast and Thunderhead? Who cares I guess since it's that far down the rankings but kind of funny.
Wacky Taxi has a ridiculous amount of airtime for a family coaster. I probably rank it entirely too high but I don't care, that coaster is awesome.
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