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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby coasterbill » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:41 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:I'm changing it slightly to the top 10 non-coasters.


Alright... I'll play but you know what I'm going to do :lol: . I'm omitting Safari Off Road Adventure which is obviously amazing, but how do you rank that against normal rides?

1) Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ("technically that's a coaster!!!!111 oh, shut up.It's a dark ride. lol)
2) Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
3) Zoom Phloom
4) Shenandoah Lumber Company
5) Scooters (Knoebels)
6) Stanley Falls (Busch Gardens Tampa)
7) "It"
8) Log Jammer (Great America)
9) Frightful Falls (Holiday World)
10) Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls (Universal Orlando)

Honorable mention: Race for your life Charlie Brown, the Michigans Adventure Flume, Daredevil Falls, the Adventureland Long Island Flume (I think that's all the flumes), Falcon's Fury, Demon Drop, the Knoebels Flyer, Journey to Atlantis and Chaos.... because it's a f*cking Chaos. :lol:

And coaster list quoted below...

coasterbill wrote:1) Millennium Force (still... sorry guys)
2) El Toro
3) Phoenix
4) Maverick
5) Lightning Rod
6) Goliath (Great America)
7) Kumba
8) Montu
9) Intimidator 305
10) Wicked Cyclone

* Though the Beast at night in a thunderstorm was the best coaster ride of the year by far. I don't know how to rank it because during the day, t's fun... but not anywhere near a top 10 ride.

* Mystery Mine would have been #12 (after Raptor at #11) and it's a shame it missed the list because people really need to visualize how hilariously high I rate that thing to fully appreciate how f*cking stupid I am.

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:48 am

^ No sky rides on the list? :lmao:

I totally forgot to throw the Knoebels Flyers on my list after reading through your post.
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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby boldikus » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:48 am

boldikus wrote:Doesn't matter if it was new-to-you this year, or if its a favorite at your home park that you've ridden a thousand times. They don't need to be in order/ranked, but they HAVE to have been coasters you rode in 2017.

What were the ten that stand out? I'll start.

El Toro
Skyrush
Superman: The Ride (SFNE) (new)
Wicked Cyclone (new)
Cheetah Hunt (new)
White Lightning (new)
Mako (new)
Montu (new)
Nitro
Sheikra (new)


5 honorable mentions cause everyone else is doing it:
Manta (new)
Kumba (new)
Phobia Phear (new)
Bizarro
Lightning Racer

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby hoppedup » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:05 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:
I'm changing it slightly to the top 10 non-coasters.


Easy for me. Sacrilege for many here I know, but I went to five parks this year and rode a total of 7 non-coasters:

Escape from Pompeii
The Curse of DarKastle
Le Scoot
Shenandoah Lumber Company
Whitewater Canyon
Justice League: Battle For Metropolis (SFOG)
Busch Gardens Railway (Tempesto did not agree with my daughter's stomach, so we took a break)

These were mostly ridden right after eating. We wanted to ride something with little chance of stomach upset.

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby coasterbill » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:06 am

hoppedup wrote:Easy for me. Sacrilege for many here I know, but I went to five parks this year and rode a total of 7 non-coasters:


That's okay... you rode the important one.

hoppedup wrote:Shenandoah Lumber Company

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby 9Armgeddon4 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:01 am

My list
1. I305
2. Volcano the Blast Coaster
3. Dominator
4. Raging Bull
5. Goliath
6. Joker
7.Grizzly
8. Hoosier Hurricane
9. American Eagle
10. Cornball Express

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby SLCHeadache » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:04 am

Might as well join in with my top non-coasters:

Zumanjaro
Timber Mountain Log Ride
Escape from Pompeii
Lex Luthor
Mall of America's log flume
The skyrides at Knoebels, Gadv, and BGW
Calico Mine Ride
Stratosfear
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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby coasterer » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:15 am

Fun topic - I've never thought about making a list like this, and it's given me reason to go back over my year!

A pretty coaster-light year for me - I rode almost no repeated coasters, as I prioritized spending time and money to knock out a few heavy hitters that I haven't been on. Even parks I had been to before worked out where I didn't have a ton of time to reride a lot of previous credits. I didn't even go to my home park (SFOG) this year! Weird. But there were definitely a few standouts.

In the order I rode them:

Flying Aces
Nefeskesen
Mako
Lightning Run
Storm Chaser
Mystic Timbers
Diamondback
Banshee
Dragon Khan
Shambhala

Honorable mentions to Manta, Medusa and Joker at SFDK, Formula Rossa, and Red Force
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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby chickenbowl » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:25 am

SLCHeadache wrote:Mall of America's log flume


That thing is possibly the best ride in that place! The animatronics are hilarious
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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby I Like Theme Parks. » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:37 am

1. El Toro
2. Phoenix
3. Boulder Dash
4. Phantom's Revenge
5. Mystic Timbers (new)
6. Thunderbolt
7. Twister
8. Nitro
9. Wooden Warrior
10. Great White

Banshee (new) could have easily been 10 as well, and Nitro and WW are almost equally good. Including only new-to-me coasters it goes (from best to 10th best): Mystic Timbers, Banshee, Bat, Beast, Diamondback, Yankee Cannonball, Hydrus, Phobia Phear Coaster, Gale Force, Firehawk.
Top 3 Parks: Knoebels, Cedar Point, Kennywood
Top 3 Steel Coasters: Steel Vengeance, Phantom's Revenge, Maverick
Top 3 Wood Coasters: El Toro, Phoenix, Boulder Dash
Top 3 Flat Rides: Knoebels Flyers, Black Widow, Zipper
Top 3 Water Rides: Coal Cracker, Escape From Pompeii, Splash Mountain
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