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Top 10: 2009 Edition


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Well, I've attempted to update my top 10 in the aftermath of the Euro Live. It's always incredibly difficult to create an ordered list that I'm anywhere near happy with, but here's my latest attempt:

1. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
2. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
3. Colossos, Heide Park
4. Phoenix, Knoebels
5. Nemesis, Alton Towers
6. Superman Ride of Steel, Six Flags New England
7. Rita, Alton Towers/Desert Race, Heide Park (they're more or less interchangeable)
8. Piraten, Djurs Sommerland
9. The Ultimate, Lightwater Valley
10. Talon, Dorney Park


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Bold is new. Not a big change.

1. El Toro
2. Superman: Krypton Coaster
3. Volcano: The Blast Coaster
4. Maverick
5. Dominator
6. Diamondback
7. Alpengeist
8. Beast
9. Griffon
10. Titan

11. Mr. Freeze
12. Top Thrill Dragster
13. Millennium Force
14. Kingda Ka
15. Poltergeist


1)Dragon Kahn
6)Fluch Von Novgorod
8)Dessert Race
10)Robin Hood

Darren B

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my top ten....

1.Stealth, thorpe park
2.Saw, thorpe park
3.pepsi max big one, blackpool
4.Kraken, sea world,florida
5.colossus, thorpe park
6.shockwave, drayton manor
7.space mountain, disneyworld,orlando
8.nemesis inferno, thorpe park
9.buffalo coaster, drayton manor
10.no way out, thorpe park


1.Diamondback- KI
2.Goliath- SFOG
3.Cornball Express- IB
4. Son of Beast- KI
5.Top Thrill Dragster- CP
6.Mindbender- SFOG
7.Maverick- CP
8.Viper- SFGAm
9.Boardwalk Bullet- KB
10. Raging Bull- SFGAm

And yes, I have been to other parks besides KI, SFGAm, CP, IB, SFOG.


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Considering I won't be getting any new coasters this season, this is roughly my top twenty now, a bit rearranged between 10-20. Things with a star next to it is new in my top ten for the 2009 season. I based it on, if two rides were sitting next to eachother and I could only ride one, which would I choose? I didn't base it off which is the best ride overall, just simply which one would I rather ride again based off of anything:

1. Toro
2. Voyage*
3. RFII*
4. Maverick
5. Dragster
6. Ka
7. Diamondback*
8. Behemoth
9. Beast*
10. B:TR
- Le Vampire*
- B:TR at SFStl*
- B:TR at SFGAm*
- B:TR at SFGAdv
11. Evel Knievel*
12. Phantom's Revenge*
13. Millennium Force
14. Mr. Freeze*
15. Flight of Fear*
16. Dominator
17. Shivering Timbers (only in the front..)
18. Nitro
19. Superman: UF
20. Bizarro

I don't have my official list on my computer but I think I finally have like, a top twenty that agrees with every list I've ever made such as, favourite woodies, favourite hypers, etc.. They were all contradicting my top 20 list so I made it so that they no longer do. Shivering Timbers is a bit iffy though, I didn't know where to put it.


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I've had a little bit of a reshuffle, and have come up with a list that I'm equally as unhappy about as before...

1- Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
2- Phoenix, Knoebels
3- Lightning Racer, Hersheypark
4- Goliath, SF Magic Mountain
5- Terminator Salvation, SF Magic Mountain
6- Talon, Dorney Park
7- Apollo’s Chariot, Busch Gardens Europe
8- Alpengeist, Busch Gardens Europe
9- Kingda Ka, SF Great Adventure
10- Xcelerator, Knott's Berry Farm


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DarrenBloomfield said:
9.buffalo coaster, drayton manor
10.no way out, thorpe park
:lol: I laughed at this; but I'm quite intrigued by your taste in coasters. Either way No Way Out shouldn't be deserved in a top 1000 never mind a top 10; Buffalo Coaster is acceptable though.

How do you manage an enjoyable ride on X though? I need answers! :eek:


1. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
2. Dragon Khan, Port Aventura
3. Furius Baco, Port Aventura
4. Nemesis, Alton Towers
5. Batman: La Fuga, Parque Warner Madrid
6. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure
7. Stuntfall, Parque Warner Madrid
8. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
9. Superman, Parque Warner Madrid
10. Raging Bull, Six Flags Great America

11. American Eagle, Six Flags Great America
12. Abismo, Parque de Atracciones Madrid
13. Batman: The ride, Six Flags Great America/Six Flags Great Adventure
14. Nemesis Inferno, Thorpe Park
15. Air, Alton Towers
16. Superman Ultimate Flight, Six Flags Great America/Six Flags Great Adventure
17. Oblivion, Alton Towers
18. Rita, Alton Towers
19. V2, Six Flags Great America
20. Colossus, Thorpe Park


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Half of my Top 10 coasters are new for this year. So how do my old ones rank now & what about other coasters from the lives? (New coasters ridden this year in bold)
Here's my lists:
Top 30
1. Boulder Dash
2. El Toro (SFGAdv)
3. Voyage
4. Colossos (Heide Park)
5. Superman:Ride of Steel/Bizarro
6. Maverick
7. Goliath (Walibi World)
8. Diamondback
9. Blue Fire Megacoaster
10. Top Thrill Dragster
11. X2
12. Ravine Flyer II
13. Griffon
14. Behemoth
15. Tatsu
16. Goliath (SFoG)
17. Alpengeist
18. Expedition GeForce
19. Goliath (SFMM)
20. Millennium Force
21. California Screamin'
22. Dominator
23. Deja Vu
24. Phoenix
25. Cornball Express
26. Beast
27. El Toro (Freizeitpark Plohn)
28. Lightning Racer
29. Kingda Ka
30. Led Zeppelin - The Ride (Time Machine=#100)
For those of you at the Euro Live - Fluch von Novgorod came in at #37, Piraten came in at #41, Rutschebanen (Tivoli Gardens) at #43, Lynet at #91 & Falken at #190.

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Here's my top steel coasters:
1. Superman:Ride of Steel/Bizarro
2. Maverick
3. Goliath (Walibi World)
4. Diamondback
5. Blue Fire Megacoaster
6. Top Thrill Dragster
7. X2
8. Griffon
9. Behemoth
10. Tatsu
11. Goliath (SFoG)
12. Alpengeist
13. Expedition GeForce
14. Goliath (SFMM)
15. Millennium Force
16. California Screamin'
17. Dominator
18. Deja Vu
19. Kingda Ka
20. Led Zeppelin - The Ride (Time Machine is #67)
21. Ride of Steel (Darien Lake)
22. SheiKra
23. Storm Runner
24. Volcano, The Blast Coaster
25. Fahrenheit
26. Phantom's Revenge
27. Fluch von Novgorod
28. Xcelerator
29. Black Mamba
30. Incredible Hulk Coaster
For those of you at the Euro Live - Piraten came in at #31 & Lynet at #62 (out of 298 steel coasters ridden).

Here's my top woodies:
1. Boulder Dash
2. El Toro (SFGAdv)
3. Voyage
4. Colossos (Heide Park)
5. Ravine Flyer II
6. Phoenix
7. Cornball Express
8. Beast
9. El Toro (Freizeitpark Plohn)
10. Lightning Racer
11. Thunder Road (Backwards)
12. Thunderhead
13. Evel Knievel
14. Rutschebanen (Tivoli Gardens)
15. Lost Coaster of Superstition Mountain
16. Rutschebanen (Bakken)
17. Thunderbolt (Kennywood)
18. Robin Hood
19. Gwazi
20. Legend
21. Jack Rabbit (Seabreeze)
22. Silver Comet
23. Shivering Timbers
24. Roar (SFA)
25. Great White (Morey's Piers)
26. Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)
27. Twister (Knoebels)
28. Raven
29. GhostRider
30. Boss
For those of you at the Euro Live - Mammut (Tripsdrill) came in at #37 (last year's Live) & Falken at #53 (out of 81 wooden coasters ridden).


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Falken wasn't that bad. And I'm not sure how you think FvN is better than Black Mamba.
Oh well. Wouldn't it be boring if we all thought the same. :)


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The problem Ollie is once you do some coasters in the USA is very hard to find ones better in Europe and the UK.

That is what I have found anyway.

I think I have 1 uk coaster in my top 10 and only Colossos (Heide Park) from the Euro Live made my top 10. It took the no 1 spot.


East Coast(er) General
Ollie said:
Falken wasn't that bad. And I'm not sure how you think FvN is better than Black Mamba.
Oh well. Wouldn't it be boring if we all thought the same. :)
Falken was that bad, but there are 189 coasters that I've ridden that are worse. :wink:
What I judge my rankings on is "Which coaster do I most want to ride on again right now if I could". If Black Mamba were to my left & FvN to my right, I would be heading right before heading left. Simple as...


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^ That's actually just how I started ranking my coasters. I was having too much trouble determining which one was better so I just thought, if I had one chance to ride one of these again, which would I rather go on?

It helps loads :p .

EDIT- Whoa, I am soo lost.. I just did my spreadsheet and according to it I have been on 127 coasters but my coaster count on every other site is saying 125.. I may have accidentally doubled or something but I can't spot where I went wrong or what I am missing so it is driving me nuts. I came up with individual steel/wood lists like Jerry did:


1. Toro
2. Voyage
4. Beast
5. Evel Knievel
6. Jack Rabbit
7. Kentucky Rumbler
8. Shivering Timbers
9. Raven
10. Viper


1. Maverick
2. Dragster
3. Ka
4. Diamondback
5. Behemoth
6. B:tR
7. Phantom's Revenge
8. Millie
9. Mr. Freeze
10. Nitro



TOP 10



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Of what I have done:

Air (yes, Air, deal with it!)
Grand National
Irn Bru Revolution
Spinball Whizzer
Wild Mouse (BPB)
Infusion (so what if it's an SLC)
Big Dipper (BPB)

Not the most obvious and conventional choices, apart from maybe Nemesis and Oblivion, but I like what I like, you like what you like.


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OK, because you're all dying to know where stuff placed this year, I THINK this will be the final Top Ten (plus twenty...) for the year...

1. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
2. Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer Park
3. Phoenix, Knoebel’s
4. Goliath, Walibi World
5. X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
6. Behemoth, Canada’s Wonderland
7. The Ultimate, Lightwater Valley
8. Dragon Khan, Port Aventura
9. Apollo’s Chariot, Busch Gardens Europe
10. Furius Baco, Port Aventura

11. Storm Runner, Hershey Park
12. Terminator Salvation, Six Flags Magic Mountain
13. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
14. Troy, Toverland
15. Colossos, Heide Park
16. Expedition GeForce, Holiday Park
17. Talon, Dorney Park
18. Sheikra, Busch Gardens Africa
19. Tatsu, Six Flags Magic Mountain
20. Griffon, Busch Gardens Europe

21. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
22. Ride Of Steel, Darien Lake
23. Superman Ride of Steel, Six Flags New England
24. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure
25. Incredible Hulk, Islands of Adventure
26. California Screamin’, Disney’s California Adventure
27. Alpengeist, Busch Gardens Europe
28. Black Mamba, Phantasialand
29. Blue Fire, Europa Park
30. Lightning Racer, Hershey Park

Bold indicates rides which were new to me this year!


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Right, i'm actually going to try and do this properly...

1. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
2. X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
3. Balder, Liseberg
4. Phoenix, Knoebels
5. Ravine Flyer II, Waldameer
6. Ultimate, Lightwater Valley
7. Superman: Ride of Steel, Six Flags New England
8. Behemoth, Canadas Wonderland
9. Apollo's Chariot, Busch Gardens Europe
10. Terminator Salvation, Six Flags Magic Mountain

11. Goliath, Walibi World
12. Ride of Steel, Darien Lake
13. Sheikra, Busch Gardens Africa
14. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
15. Griffon, Busch Gardens Europe
16. Dragon Khan, PortAventura
17. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure
18. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
19. Montu, Busch Gardens Africa
20. Batman Clones, Parque Warner, SFMM, SFGadv

Although to be honest, it changes every time I try and do it. This is different to the last one I did because i've had longer to think about the new additions this year, which are in bold.