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Top 10 steel coasters that aren't B&M or Intamin


Giga Poster
I was looking through my list of coasters I've ridden and suddenly realized that 9 out of the top 10 were either B&M or Intamin. This might not come as a shock since the majority of the really big coasters are built by these companies. One can wonder though how it turned out that just two companies can dominate the business like this :?

That's why I'm glad that Mack with Blue Fire (the only none B&M/Intamin on my top 10 list) has had such a success. Other manufacturers in advancement are Vekoma (the new BG duel coasters in Singapore), S&S (with interesting new launchers in China) and Maurer Söhne (X-Cars in Rainbow Magicland and Universal Studios).

I think it would be interesting to see what your top 10 steel coaster lists would look like if you ignored B&M and Intamin! I've chosen to only use steel coasters since they're in great majority and since B&M does not produce wooden coasters.

I'll start off with my list:

1) Blue Fire (Mack)
2) Euro-Sat (Mack)
3) Winjas (Maurer Söhne)
4) Colorado Adventure (Vekoma)
5) Limit (Vekoma)
6) Saw (Gerstlauer)
7) Sonic Spinball (Maurer Söhne)
8) Schweizer Bobbahn (Mack)
9) Big Loop (Mack)
10) Euro-Mir (Mack)


The Legend
1. X2... Arrow/S&S
2. Phantom's Revenge... Arrow/Morgan
3. Sky Rocket... Premier
4. Tennessee Tornado... Arrow
5. Mystery Mine... Gerstlauer
6. Powder Keg: A Blast into the Wilderness... Premier
7. Magnum XL-200... Arrow
8. Mind Bender... Schwarzkopf
9. X-Flight/Firehawk... Vekoma
10. Big Bad Wolf... Arrow


CF Legend
God... Um... I'll try...

1. X2, Arrow/S&S
2. The Ultimate, Whoever...
3. Blue Fire, Mack
4. Revenge of the Mummy, USF, Premier
5. Goliath, Gio... something
6. Colorado Adventure, Vekoma
7. Deja Vu/Stunt Fall, Vekoma
8. Abismo, Maurer Sohne
9. Vortex, Canada's Wonderland, Arrow
10. Winjas, Maurer Sohne

That was hard. There's a lot of crap when not built by those two really.


The Legend
I guess it kinda does show the quality those two builders maintain.. along with the catching up the rest have to do.


Strata Poster
Top Ten minus B&M and Intamin:

1) Magnum XL 200-Arrow
2) Expedition Everest-Vekoma
3) Flight of Fear-Premier
4) MindBender-Schwarzkopf
5) Rock n' Roller Coaster-Vekoma
6) Gemini-Arrow (By default it's steel)
7) Demon-Arrow
8) Flight Deck-Arrow
9) Firehawk-Vekoma
10) Whizzer-Schwarzkopf

That ranges from 6-30. Big gap there.


Giga Poster
Yay for list threads...

1. Powder Keg, Silver Dollar City (Premier/S&S)
2. Goliath, SF Magic Mountain (Giovanola)
3. X2, SF Magic Mountain (Arrow/S&S)
4. Montezooma's Revenge, Knott's Berry Farm (Schwarzkopf)
5. Steel Force, Dorney Park (Morgan)
6. Dragon's Fury, Chessington (Maurer Sohne)
7. Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Paris (Vekoma)
8. Liseberbanan, Liseberg (Schwarzkopf)
9. Speed, Oakwood (Gerstlauer)
10. Revenge of the Mummy, Universal Studios Hollywood (Premier)

So, it's a good top 3, then falls away dramatically after that! :p


Strata Poster
Time to put my thinking cap on...

1. X2
2. Goliath SFMM
3. Mamba
4. Magnum XL-200
5. Viper SFMM
6. Flight of Fear
7. Ninja SFMM
8. Top Gun err Flight Deck KI
9. Firehawk
10. Montezoomas Revenge

Yeah, thats a crap list. I couldn't think of anything for the life of me after number 4.


Mega Poster
Magnum XL-200 - Arrow
GASM(SFGAdv) - Arrow
Flight of Fear - Premier
Carolina Cobra - Vekoma
Gemini - Arrow
Mr. Freeze - Premier
Grizzly - Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Texas Giant - Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Hypersonic XLC - S&S
Mind Eraser - Vekoma

Wow that was tough ;/


Giga Poster
KDGrizzly4Life said:
Grizzly - Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Texas Giant - Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Classic steel coasters there!
And Grizzly, as in KD's Grizzly, in the top 10 of anything? Get to more parks!


Mega Poster
I missed the Steel part, my apologies :p I will be heading to Dollywood, SFNE and Dorney this year. Maybe Tennessee Tornado or Steel Force will impress me?


East Coast(er) General
Staff member
^Adding woodies would make it far to easy & change the topic completely.

I like this topic. Here's my Top 25, because 10 wasn't enough to really get me thinking:

1. Blue Fire, Europa Park - Mack
2. X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain - Arrow/S&S
3. Déjà Vu, Six Flags Magic Mountain - Vekoma
4. Goliath, Six Flags Magic Mountain - Giovanola
5. Phantom's Revenge, Kennywood - Arrow/Morgan
6. Olympia Looping, Traveling - Schwarzkopf
7. Big Bad Wolf, Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Arrow
8. Thriller, Traveling - Schwarzkopf
9. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, Universal Studios Florida - Maurer Söhne
10. Tennessee Tornado, Dollywood - Arrow
11. Powder Keg, Silver Dollar City - Premier/S&S
12. Mind Bender, Six Flags Over Georgia - Schwarzkopf
13. Fluch von Novgorod, Hansa Park - Gerstlauer
14. Mr. Freeze, Six Flags St. Louis - Premier
15. Steel Force, Dorney Park - Morgan
16. Alpina Bahn, Traveling - Schwarzkopf
17. Space Mountain, Disneyland - Vekoma
18. Höllenblitz, Traveling - Stein/Gerstlauer
19. Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point - Arrow
20. White Lightin', Carowinds - Schwarzkopf
21. Revenge of the Mummy, Universal Studios Florida - Premier
22. Rock n' Roller Coaster, Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios - Vekoma
23. Mystery Mine, Dollywood - Gerstlauer
24. Expedition Everest, Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom - Vekoma
25. Teststrecke, Traveling - Schwarzkopf

No wonder I like Magic Mountain so much. :wink:


Strata Poster
Should be interesting...

2. Velocity
3. Kumali
4. G-Force
5. Irn-Bru Revolution
6. Corkscrew - Alton
7. Avalanche
8. Corkscrew - FL
9. Sonic Spinball
10. Infus....El Diablo PA


Hyper Poster
1. X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
2. Goliath, Six Flags Magic Mountain
3. Phantom's Revenge, Kennywood
4. Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point
5. Steel Force, Dorney Park
6. Speed: The Ride, Nascar Cafe
7. Colossus: The Fire Dragon, Lagoon
8. Wicked, Lagoon
9. Gemini, Cedar Point
10. Loch Ness Monster, Busch Gardens Williamsburg



Mega Poster
This intreagues me. We have a very wide variety of favorites.

X2 seems to be pretty unanimous, I cannot wait to ride that next summer!


CF Legend
Right, lets give this a go. Of the ones I can remember enough, here's a list of sorts. Though I hate lists, and change my mind a lot, so this list is only an indication of what I thought at the exact time this was posted. :p

The top 3 are likely in my actual top 10. The Mummy is being really underrated in this thread, you mentals.

The Mummy - Universal Studios FL
The Ultimate - Lightwater Valley
The Big One - Blackpool
Steel Force - Dorney Park
Alpinabahn - Traveling (Does it count?)
Expedition Everest - Animal Kingdom
Colorado Adventure - Phantasialand
Space Mountain - Magic Kingdom FL
Phantom's Revenge - Kenny*THROWS UP ON KEYBOARD*
Flight of Fear - Kings Dominion (the best one)
Scorpion - Busch Gardens Africa
Dragon's Fury - Chessington WoA
Speed - Oakwood
Winjas - Phantasiland
Saw The Ride - Thorpe Park
Mind Bender - SFOG
Sonic Spinball - Alton Towers
Avalanche - Blackpool
Annaconda - Kings Dominion
Magnum XL-200 - Cedar Point
Kumali - Flamingoland
Cobra - Paultons Park
Vortex - Kings Island
Loch Ness Monster - Busch Gardens Europe
Hollywood Rip Ride Peice of **** - Universal Studios
Batwing - Six Flags America (the best dutchman)
Vampire - Chessington WoA

Nemesis Inferno

Strata Poster
Righto then...

1 - Revenge of the Mummy (Florida)
2 - Phantom's Revenge
3 - Big Thunder Mountain (Paris)
4 - Dragon's Fury
5 - Mystery Mine
6 - Goliath (Magic Mountain)
7 - Winja's Fear
8 - Rock n Roller Coaster (Paris)
9 - The Ultimate
10 - Vampire (Chessie)


Giga Poster
This should be interesting considering 7 out of my top 10 are B&M / Intamin and seeing as I'm a bit of B&M fan myself. :p

1. Dragon's Fury, Chessington World of Adventure, Maurer. (#9)
I actually really, REALLY love it and the ride I had on it at Ghosterforce was easily the best I've had on it and confirmed my love for it. It's really fun and you're almost guaranteed a decent spin on it. It has an interesting layout and the part from the final lift to the end can be insane if there's only two of you in the car. Fantastic!

2. Revenge of the Mummy, Universal Studios Florida, Premier. (#10)
Amazing dark ride section, fantastic theming and it's a fun coaster. Not the best ride but the experience makes up for it and I love the numerous surprises throughout the ride and the special effects are awesome. Excellent coaster!

3. Space Mountain, Disneyland California, Vekoma. (#11)
I can't pinpoint exactly why I really like this ride. I was surprised at the time how much I enjoyed it but it felt VERY fast, wild and being in the pitch dark there was no real idea about where it was going. Smooth, fun and an excellent family friendly ride.

4. Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, Dinsey's Hollywood Studios, Vekoma. (#13)
I rode this when I was 12 and it was my first launched coaster which is probably a reason why I rated it so highly at the time and particularly remembering enjoying it. It was pretty cool and not rough from what I remember. I fear this may drop quite dramatically in the Summer though.

5. Velocity, Flamingoland, Vekoma. (#14)
I can see how some people find it uncomfortable but I didn't have a problem with it at all. It's a decent coaster and pretty unique but I remember enjoying it a lot. Bit underrated in my eyes.

6. Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Paris, Vekoma. (#15)
The theming on this is outstanding. The coaster itself can be pretty dull (especially towards the front) but I love the way it dives under the lake to get to the the main island. It was also my first, what I consider to be, major coaster so I have that little extra bit of love for it. :p

7. Big Bad Wolf, Busch Gardens Europe, Arrow. (#19)
Really enjoyable coaster, the final drop over the lake was magnificent and I like how it interacts with theming and the landscape. I'm sad to see it go but from riding you could see its days were numbered, it was quite rough.

8. Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, Walt Disney Studios, Vekoma. (#21)
Decent ride, not as good as Florida's version and it felt much slower. Not much else to say about it really.

9. Montezooma's Revenge, Knott's Berry Farm, Schwarzkopf. (#24)
Fun ride but short and nothing really that special about it. It also happens to be Knott's second-best coaster, which says a lot about the rest of them! :lol:

10. Crush's Coaster, Walt Disney Studios, Maurer. (#25)
It's alright. I like the pre-lift theming and the coaster's not bad but there's nothing really great about it. Certainly not worth the ridiculous queues it gets.

Oh and really my favourite non-B&M/Intamin is Wild Mouse at Blackpool, but we're talking Steel coasters here. I'm sure if woodies were included hardly any of the coasters in these lists will be there.


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I'm going to wait until the Mitch Hawker steel poll comes out and work it out from there.