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Mountain monkey
Staff member
Ooh I got one more little update to round off the year.
A bit too late, as I did the tally earlier today, but fortunately that's of no consequence since we only count the top 10. I sometimes get a little curious how it would impact the rankings if we took the occasional top 15 or top 20s into account, but it'd be a pain and a half to work with the spreadsheet. With top 10, I have enough space to keep the spreadsheet on one half of the screen and the topic to scroll through on the other.

By the way, massive thanks to those of you who label your Goliaths. Six Flags (and to some extent, Disney) really must hate statistics people and pollsters.

Rob Coasters

Hyper Poster
Ready to make this park my whole personality.

#1 Taron - Phantasialand
#2 Untamed - Walibi Holland
#3 Ride to Happiness - Plopsaland De Panne
#4 Storm - The Dragon Legend - Tusenfryd
#5 Helix - Liseberg
#6 FLY - Phantasialand
#7 Piraten - Djurs Sommerland
#8 Balder - Liseberg
#9 Juvelen - Djurs Sommerland
#10 Cu Chulainn - Emerald Park
#11 Megafobia - Oakwood Theme Park
#12 Smiler - Alton Towers
#13 Black Mamba - Phantasialand
#14 Lost Gravity - Walibi Holland
#15 Goliath - Walibi Holland
#16 Stealth - Thorpe Park
#17 OzIris - Parc Asterix
#18 Colorado Adventure - Phantasialand
#19 Valkyria - Liseberg
#20 Icon - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
#21 Saw - The Ride - Thorpe Park
#22 Big One - Blackpool Pleasure Beach
#23 Big Thunder Mountain - Disneyland Park Paris
#24 Lisebergbanan - Liseberg
#25 Speed Monster - Tusenfryd

Tomorrow I'll (probably) edit this post and do my whole 'pay a bit of homage to the rides that fell out of the top 25 and write a paragraph about them' thing, sit tight.
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Mega Poster
Provisional T15 update from current JP trip

1. Zadra - Energylandia
2. Taron - Phantasialand
3. Formula Rossa - Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
4. Texas Stingray - SeaWorld San Antonio
5. Pyrenees - Parque España (New)
6. Hakugei - Nagashima Spa Land
7. Wildfire - Kolmarden
8. X2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
9. Manta - SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
10. FLY - Phantasialand
11. Flying Dinosaur - Universal Studios Japan
12. Eejanaika - Fuji-Q Highland (Up from #27)
13. Toutatis - Parc Asterix
14. Railblazer - Californias Great America
15. Gotham City Escape - Parque Warner Madrid

Pyrenees - This ride has basically been the top of my bucket list for years so I was expecting to like this before going in to it. It is intense. The first half in particular is ruthless. It also appeared to be overspeeding a bit in the first half so that just amplified things even more.

Eejanaika - I've ridden a lot more rides since the last time I got on this so I can appreciate it's intensity a lot more than before. However, I still stand by that this ride is a massive sensory overload to the point that it hurts it from getting any higher in my ranking.


Donkey in a hat
It's been hard narrowing down over 1000 to just 25, but here's my list in video form:

Nice video, Doc, some 'interesting' choices in there, not sure I can forgive the omission of you-know-what, and Ride to Happiness definitely isn't high enough, but on the whole a very respectable list. Apart from the top 2, this is all new information to me so was interesting to finally see your full list. Very happy to see The Beast, X2, Helix and Shambhala getting high ratings.
Good work, Sir.


The Legend
The new year = refreshed Top 30.

CC - 538

1 Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
2 Jurassic World Velocicoaster - Islands of Adventure
3 Voyage - Holiday World
4 Hyperion - Energylandia
5 Iron Gwazi - Busch Gardens Tampa
6 Wildcat's Revenge - HersheyPark
7 Fury 325 - Carowinds
8 Boulder Dash - Lake Compounce
9 Zadra - Energylandia
10 Twisted Timbers - Kings Dominion

11 Fønix - Farup Sommerland
12 SkyRush - Hersheypark
13 Batman The Ride - Six Flags Over Georgia
14 Tatsu - Six Flags Magic Mountain
15 Wonder Woman Flight of Courage - Six Flags Magic Mountain
16 Jersey Devil Coaster - Six Flags Great Adventure
17 Goliath - Six Flags Great America
18 Pantheon - Busch Gardens Williamsburg
19 Wildfire - Kolmarden
20 Outlaw Run - Silver Dollar City
21 Afterburn - Carowinds
22 Prowler - Worlds of Fun
23 Storm Chaser - Kentucky Kingdom
24 Phantom's Revenge - Kennywood
25 Mystic Timbers - Kings Island
26 Renegade - Valleyfair
27 Goliath - Six Flags Over Georgia
28 Mamba - Worlds of Fun
29 Iron Rattler - Six Flags Fiesta Texas
30 Piraten - Djurs Sommerland


Strata Poster
I never actually posted a Top 10% last year at all. So here's my Top 10% (Top 33) for the start of the year...

1ToutatisParc Asterix
4UntamedWalibi Holland
7Oz'IrisParc Asterix
9Lost GravityWalibi Holland
10Der Schwur des KärnanHansa Park
12Jersey Devil CoasterSix Flags Great Adventure
13NemesisAlton Towers
14Joris en de Draak (Water)Efteling
14Joris en de Draak (Vuur)Efteling
15Colossos - Kampf der GigantenHeide Park
16GoliathWalibi Holland
17Kingda KaSix Flags Great Adventure
19El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
21Black MambaPhantasialand
22FønixFårup Sommerland
25Van Helsing's FactoryMovie Park Germany
26PulsarWalibi Belgium
27JuvelenDjurs Sommerland
28NitroSix Flags Great Adventure
29The SwarmThorpe Park
30Nemesis InfernoThorpe Park
31Storm - The Dragon LegendTusenFryd
32Colorado AdventurePhantasialand
33Lech CoasterLegendia

Most common countries: USA (7), Germany (6) and Netherlands (6)
Most common manufacturers: Intamin (11) and B&M (7)

Geeky Pastimes

Mega Poster
I feel like my top 10 changes every year, but we hit a few new bucket list coasters last year, so here we go again!
1. Twisted Colossus - Six Flags Magic Mountain
2. Ride to Happiness - Plopsaland
3. Taron - Phantasialand
4. Millenium Force - Cedar Point
5. Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
6. Fury 325 - Carowinds
7. Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point (does this count now it's changed so much?)
8. Zadra - Energylandia
9. Thunderhead - Dollywood
10. Formula Rossa - Ferrari World


Hyper Poster
Well well well, I don't think i've ever had an update to my top 10 in January, but I guess that's what a first trip to Phantasialand during Wintertraum will do to you. The next update should prove to be VERY interesting with the addition of Zadra, Hyperia, Hyperion and Lech.

1. Untamed - Walibi Holland
2. Kondaa - Walibi Belgium
3. Ride to Happiness - Plopsaland de Panne
4. Taron - Phantasialand NEW
5. F.L.Y. - Phantasialand NEW
6. Toutatis - Parc Asterix
7. Troy - Toverland
8. Tonnerre 2 Zeus - Parc Asterix
9. Mine Blower - Fun Spot Kissimmee
10. Goliath - Walibi Holland

Youngster Joey

Strata Poster
Realizing I'm not sure I posted in here last year so here's 2024 start of year rankings

0: Bobsleds (Seabreeze)
1: Steel Vengeance
2: Lightning Rod
3: Voyage
4: Storm Chaser
5: Twisted Timbers
6: Outlaw Run
7: Goliath (Six Flags Great America)
8: Shambhala
9: Phoenix (Knoebels)
10: Iron Gwazi
11: X2
12: Leap The Dips
13: Phantom's Revenge
14: Jurassic World Velocicoaster
15: Fury 325
16: Lightning Run
17: Pantheon
18: Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
19: Thunderbird
20: Space Mountain (WDW)
21: Maverick
22: Oscar's Wacky Taxi
23: Matterhorn Bobsleds
24: Twisted Colossus
25: Railblazer
25: Iron Rattler
27: Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster
28: Orion
29: Wonder Woman Flight of Courage
30: Afterburn
31: Montu
32: Renegade
33: Mamba
34: Prowler
35: Top Thrill Dragster

Not sure I'll get much new this year.


Roller Poster
Whelp, 49 new credits later as I skipped Frontier City and only rode 5 new coasters at Dollywood along with a couple other closures, here is my updated top 10 or top 6.4% of my 157 credits:

1. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point - Long live the king!
2. Fury 325, Carowinds - I tried to crack the support again but failed.
3. ArieForce One, Fun Spot Atlanta - Every element delivers and the break run tries to neuter you so that's fun too.
4. Voyage, Holiday World - It is, in fact, a voyage.
5. Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City - Every element pops and the more woodsy feel gets me in my feelings.
6. Maverick, Cedar Point - Every force forcefully.
7. Twisted Cyclone, Six Flags Over Georgia - Did not expect this to be my 2nd favorite RMC of my southeast trip but here we are.
8. Storm Chaser, Kentucky Kingdom - After some thought, this is moved up. So powerful despite its stature.
9. Iron Rattler, Six Flags Fiesta Texas - My favorite first drop and the interaction with the quarry wall is *chef's kiss*
10. Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast, Six Flags Over Texas - Was underwhelmed by the one at Over Texas albeit still great. So I moved this down a smidge. Need to re-ride to re- evaluate.

Honorable mentions, basically anything that is a 9 or better that I'm not going to rank in order because I don't like and pretty much suck at ranking coasters!

Mamba & Prowler - Worlds of Fun
Time Traveler - Silver Dollar City
Batman - Six Flags St Louis
Monster - Adventureland
Renegade - Valleyfair!
Batman, Goliath - SF Great America
Millennium Force - Cedar Point
Orion, Banshee, Mystic Timbers and Diamondback - Kings Island
Lightning Run - Kentucky Kingdom
--- New Credits ---
Texas Stingray, Great White - SeaWorld San Antonio
Superman, Goliath - Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Afterburn, Copperhead Strike - Carowinds
Goliath, Batman - Six Flags Over Georgia
Lightning Rod, Thunderhead - Dollywood

So that includes my top 34 or 21.7% of my credits.

As it has now been a full week, I am updating my top 10 from my Florida trip last week and we have some movement. Bold coasters are new credits since the last list:

1. Iron Gwazi, Busch Gardens Tampa - I had high expectations for this but I was still blown away. Its first drop, pacing, whip and of course that excellent RMC airtime were perfect. While not near the length of SteVe, its ride time still felt adequate.
2. Steel Vengeance, Cedar Point - Still a nearly perfect ride with seemingly unending length and airtime. I could see this dueling with Iron Gwazi with whatever I rode more recently being #1.
3. VelociCoaster, Islands of Adventure - For a coaster being 3rd out of 174, it is weird to say that I was slightly disappointed by it. That stated, what an incredible overall experience and that 2nd half is likely my favorite half of a coaster and the mosasaurus roll is the craziest inversion I've experienced.
4. Fury 325, Carowinds
5. ArieForce One, Fun Spot Atlanta
6. Voyage, Holiday World
7. Outlaw Run, Silver Dollar City
8. Maverick, Cedar Point
9. Montu, Busch Gardens Tampa - A positive G powerhouse and still glass smooth after nearly 30 years.
10. Mako, SeaWorld Orlando - Airtime for days. I also found Mako's airtime to be stronger than most B&M hyper's sans Goliath at SFOG but this didn't have that obnoxious rattle. Back row, left edge is sublime.

Total Credits: 174

I want to also note that there is a pretty big gap between the top two and the rest of the top 10.
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Roller Poster
Out of over 200 coasters, I've narrowed it down to 10 (with some honorable mentions) here:

For those who don't have 16 minutes of free time, here is a quick rundown.

1. Jurassic World VelociCoaster: A perfect ride. It's consistently incredible with an exceptional mix of thrills and theming.
2. Steel Vengeance: The definitive airtime coaster. Only misses the top spot due to a mix of repetition and an inconsistent mid-course.
3. Lightning Rod: Haven't ridden since 2019, but the airtime was incredible and the pacing was on point.
4. GhostRider: A long, bat out of hell layout filled with great airtime moments and the best lateral forces on any coaster,
5. X2: I don't care if it's rough as all hell. If anything, the roughness does nothing but add to the already high aggression this ride delivers.
6. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure: A long, ambitious ride filled with surprise elements and superb theming.
7. Iron Gwazi: Not as strong as I was expecting it to be, but the pacing is top notch and the Death Roll is a sensory overload.
8. Fury 325: Like Iron Gwazi, the forces aren't as strong as I was expecting, but the pacing was on point.
9. Storm Chaser: IMO the best smaller coaster by RMC by far. My thighs were pretty much laughing after multiple rides.
10. The Voyage: One of the best wooden coaster layouts of all time. Would've placed higher if my rides weren't so rough.


Strata Poster
So apparently this is a thing now 😒 here's mine 😂

Top 10 in the video. Top 20 below.
Hello beautiful.

1 - Steel Vengeance
2 - Zadra
3 - Lightning Rod (V1)
4 - Skyrush
5 - Taron
6 - El Toro
7 - Storm Chaser (KK)
8 - Helix
9 - Ride to Happiness
10 - Outlaw Run

11 - Fury 325
12 - Renegade
13 - The Voyage
14 - Flying Aces
15 - Wildfire (Kolmarden)
16 - Phoenix
17 - Taiga
18 - Toutatis
19 - Batman Gotham City Escape
20 - Maverick


Roller Poster
0Skyrush (I didn't get a chance to ride it on my Hershey trip but if I did it would easily be #1)
1Steel Force
3Powder Keg: A Blast Into The Wilderness
4Millennium Force
5Outlaw Run
7Time Traveler
8Wildfire (SDC)
Honorable mentionRougarou


Roller Poster
0Skyrush (I didn't get a chance to ride it on my Hershey trip but if I did it would easily be #1)
1Steel Force
3Powder Keg: A Blast Into The Wilderness
4Millennium Force
5Outlaw Run
7Time Traveler
8Wildfire (SDC)
Honorable mentionRougarou
Cheetah Hunt will be my #1 if Iron Gwazi is closed on my trip to BGT
Cheetah Hunt will be my #1 if Iron Gwazi is closed on my trip to BGT

This isn't meant to be snarky, but how can you be so sure that a coaster will be your number one even though you haven't been on it? There are coasters held in very high regard, like Helix, which I fully expected to make my top ten but didn't even make the top 15. Maybe what some people love in a coaster, you might not love and therefore how can a coaster have a guaranteed spot in the top place?


Matt SR
Staff member
Social Media Team
This isn't meant to be snarky, but how can you be so sure that a coaster will be your number one even though you haven't been on it? There are coasters held in very high regard, like Helix, which I fully expected to make my top ten but didn't even make the top 15. Maybe what some people love in a coaster, you might not love and therefore how can a coaster have a guaranteed spot in the top place?
Hey, maybe it's just a matter of setting the bar low, with only upward movement if Cheetah Hunt is expected to be a top fiver. :p

Here's to hoping IG is open for you @ValravnIsElite!


Roller Poster
1. Velocicoaster- Fast, Tall, Airtime, Mosasaurus roll, theming. It is the full package
2. Twisted Colossus- Underrated RMC.
3. Fury 325- Fast, tall, has airtime at the end.
4. Ghostrider- Smooth, has a lot of good laterals and airtime.
5. X2- The 4d effect is so fun
6. Lightning Run- Way too much airtime
7. Storm Chaser- Airtime and just plain fun.
8. Goliath SFOG- fan of airtime and intense positive G's on turnaround
9. Twisted Cyclone- short but good
10. Silver Bullet - Criminally underrated invert.


Mega Poster
1.Steel Vengeance- Nuff Said
2. Taron- Great coaster and theming
3. Hyperion- I kinda feel this thing is under-rated? That first airtime hill is insanity, as is the inversion.
4. Maverick- Amazing mix of forces and a great drop
5. Shambhala- B&M at its most floaty and airtime-y
6. Zadra- Speed demon and great pacing.
7. Abyssus- Really long layout, good forces, and airtime.
8. Wodan- Speed monster, great laterals and airtime teases.
9. Furius Baco- Beats you down but has the intensity of no other coaster. Best launch i have experienced.
10. Icon- Great interaction with other rides, long diverse layout.

11: New Texas Giant- Great Airtime, slow ending
12: Millie- Amazing length and drop
13: Smiler
14: Nemesis (both i guess?)
15: Black Mamba
16: Magnum XL 200
17: Wickerman
18: Silver Star
19: Mr Freeze
20: Formula (Energylandia)

21: Raptor
22: Nemesis Inferno
23: Stealth
24: Blue Fire
25: Viper (Six Flags GAM)

Honourable mentions include Raging Bull, Goliath (Great America), Gatekeeper, Shockwave (Over Texas). I left out TTD but it would rank high.