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Top 10: 2011 edition


Giga Poster
1. Colossus - Thorpe Park
2. Nemesis - Alton Towers
3. SAW - The Ride - Thorpe Park
4. Jubilee Odyssey - Fantasy Island
5. Stealth - Thorpe Park
6. Air - Alton Towers
7. PMBO - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
8. Kumali - Flamingo Land
9. Grand National - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
10. The Ultimate - Lightwater Valley

This list is limited due to only doing UK theme parks, this list i should imagine will be completely different after October 2012 after, Parc Asterix, Euro Disney, Europa Park, Phantasialand, Heide Park, Walibi Belgium, all Orlando parks and Busch Gardens Tampa.


Mega Poster
1. Nemesis - Alton Towers
2. The Ultimate - Lightwater Valley
3. X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
4. Megafobia - Oakwood
5. Grand National - Blackpool
6. Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain
7. Matterhorn Bobsleds - Disneyland
8. Batman: The Ride
9. Wild Mouse - Blackpool
10. Silver Star - Europa Park


CF Legend
I'm just going to post to say one coaster that's made it into my top 10 and a new number 1:

1. Goliath - Walibi World!
Hands down, the most incredible ride I've ever been on. The airtime was just insane. Rode back seat the first ride, it's STILL to this day the only coaster that has made me GRIP on to dear life! Adore it.


Giga Poster
All change again... the majority of my top 10 are coasters I've rode this year!

1 - iSpeed - Mirabilandia
2 - Colossos - Heide Park
3 - Black Mamba - Phantasialand
4 - Lisebergbanan - Liseberg
5 - Raptor - Gardaland
6 - Balder - Liseberg
7 - Krake - Heide Park
8 - Shock - Rainbow Magicland
9 - The Ultimate - Lightwater Valley
10 - Furius Baco - Port Aventura

The only coaster on that list I haven't rode this year is T'Ultimate. The newest additions being Colossos and Krake which I rode last weekend were both fantastic and are both easily top 10 rides!


Giga Poster
Don't think this has changed much at all since last year, oh well here it is:

1. Dragon Khan (PortAventura)
2. Nemesis (Alton Towers)
3. Stampida (PortAventura) [This has gone up a LOT]
4. Space Mountain: Mission 2 (Disneyland Paris) [Really under-rated in my opinion]
5. Grand National (Pleasure Beach)
6. Furius Baco (PortAventura)
7. Oblivion (Alton Towers)
8. Nemesis Inferno (Thorpe Park)
9. Pepsi Max Big One (Pleasure Beach)
10. Stealth (Thorpe Park)

I'm sure Saw: The Ride was my number 2 last year, not sure where thats gone. Oh well it sucked this time round.


Goon of the Year

Mushroom said:
1. Nemesis
2. Furius Baco
3. Expedition GeForce
4. Balder
5. Black Mamba
6. Troy
7. Colossus (Heide)
8. Insane
9. Superman (Parque Warner)
10. Piraten

First time in a while I have done a top 10 =]

Ok, it has changed!
1. Nemesis (Alton Towers)
2. Expedition GeForce (Holiday Park)
3. Raptor (Gardaland)
4. Balder (Liseberg)
5. Black Mamba (Phantasialand)
6. Troy (Toverland)
7. Colossus (Heide)
8. Insane (Grona Lund)
9. The Ultimate (Lightwater Valley)
10. iSpeed (Mirabilandia)

Some major changes there like Baco dropping right out of my top 10 from #2, that was after riding Raptor XD Ultimate has snuck into there, and iSpeed is a new for the top 10

Pingu on drugs

Roller Poster
dominoes said:
My list:
1. Saw
It has everything you want. Speeeeeeeeed, air time, a scary drop, and great theming!
2. Stealth I know this is a contravertial one, but I think it is great. If anyone rode it more than a year ago and didn't like it, just ride it again...
3. Vampire My fav inverted coaster, mainly becuase it is probably the most fun
4. Tonner de Zeus Brilliant! Great airtime, and a great first drop! Just wish it would bank slightly more. I ended up quite bruised.
5. Air Amazing fun! Especially in the dark...
6. Nemesis This used to be no1, but I just don't find it that good any more. I think it is just the fact I don't find inverted coasters scary...
7. Rita Fun ride, just a bit too bumpy now...
8. Oblivion Good fun, but it is just a bit too short.
9. Menhir Express The wettest (and probably the best) log flume I have ever been on!
10. Colossus Suprisingly fun, but not my fave...

You know when somebody hasn't been outside Europe :p IMO stealth is a lot better than Saw, in fact I think saw failed a little, the drop didn't deliver, it isn't forceful, quick, but I suppose has some pops of airtime. It's fun, but not amazing.

Pingu on drugs

Roller Poster
1. Stealth
2. Montu, Kumba and Manta
3. Cheetah Hunt
4. Sheikra
5. Gwazi
6. Dragon Challenge Chinese Fireball (or Dueling Dragons Fire to be old school)
7. The Incredible Hulk
8. Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rock-it
9. Colossus (only front seat though)
10. Kraken


Giga Poster
^ shouldn't you`re favorite coaster be Stealth on you`re profile then and not Kumba?

Why have you got 3 coasters at number 2?


Giga Poster
I've never actually made a list of my top ten before so this should be interesting (and not final)

1. Millennium Force - for me there is, and always will be, something magical about this coaster
2. Maverick - 'nuff said
3. Renegade - gave me a whole new perspective on wood coasters
4. X - note, not X[super]2[/super], yet still packs an epic punch
5. TTD - pure speed, period
6. Tatsu - smooth, beautiful, and a forceful pretzel loop, can I ask for more?
7. Tremors - unique coaster for its time and one of my first ever
8. The Beast - it's in the name
9. Wild Thing (Valleyfair) - airtime's the name of the game, and the game is called "Wild Thing"
10. Giant Dipper (Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk) - classic, rickety, and an amazing setting to boot

Other notables: Riddler’s Revenge, Batman the Ride (SFMM), Medusa (SF Marine World), Goliath (SFMM)

I honestly felt a bit of pain not putting a couple of these in, but I'm not so sure I can make a top twenty list currently

Nemesis Inferno

Strata Poster
1 - Nemesis (Alton Towers)
2 - Katun (Mirabilandia) - New
3 - Revenge of the Mummy (Universal Studios Florida)
4 - The Beast (Kings Island)
5 - Tonnere de Zeus (Parc Asterix)
6 - Top Thrill Dragster (Cedar Point)
7 - Fluch von Novgorod (Hansa Park) - New
8 - Megaphobia (Oakwood)
9 - Duelling Dragons : Ice (Islands of Adventure)
10 - Kumba (Busch Gardens Africa)

Two new entries for this year...

Fluch von Novgorod completely surprised me, with the incredible story, theming, music from entrance to the exit shop... And with a brilliant launch and indoor sections providing the thrills, it deserves much more recognition for being the best Eurofighter around...

Katun on the other hand, just completely blew me away after my first ride... And my second... And third... All 8 times it left me breathless and every time it somehow got better... The way the first drop literally whips you out lets you know that this isn't going to be some ordinary ride, but intense from start to finish... The atmosphere around the ride as well was mesmerising, and even though it's the polar opposite of Nemesis, it's just as good... BUT the landscaping is the singular edge for Nemesis, hence Katun can only settle for second...