Sorry if there's already a thread like this, but I thought it would be an interesting debate. Basically, what I'm asking with this thread is "does a coaster have to be a themed experience for you to rate it highly?". For me, a coaster doesn't need amazing theming for me to enjoy it. Just look at my top 3: I wouldn't say that the theming on Mako, Montu or SheiKra is particularly mind blowing. Admittedly, Mako's queue is nice and the plaza with the shipwreck is stunning, but they didn't impact my high rating of the coaster at all. It was the actual roller coaster itself that secured its place as my number 1. Alternatively, there is what I like to call the Shawn Sanbrooke point of view, where a coaster has to have theming for him to enjoy it. For example, he rates Tron at Shanghai Disneyland higher than he rates Formula Rossa due to Tron's theming. I personally don't buy that a Vekoma Booster Bike beats a record-breaking Intamin Accelerator, but hey ho, it's just a matter of opinion. He also said that he couldn't enjoy Scream at SFMM, a B&M floorless that I think looks pretty decent, "knowing that [he] was on top of a car park". Now I love Shawn's videos and am an avid fan of his channel, but I don't think a coaster needs theming for me to enjoy it. So, what are you guys' opinions?