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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby RoCo » Mon May 13, 2013 1:05 pm

This is a really fun list, and there are definitely several coasters on here that I must try soon. Balder and T-Express, I'm looking at you. (Also, can't WAIT to get on Tobu's Mega-Lite!)
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Postby Cyrbuzz » Mon May 13, 2013 1:43 pm

Pretty cool article, there's definatly a lot of coasters on that list I would love to ride someday. I agree about Kumba, it's a great ride that still delivers after twenty years of service. Busch Gardens is my home park and I feel blessed to have some of the best coasters on the planet all located in one park.

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Postby GigaG » Mon May 13, 2013 1:54 pm

Sorry about my comment earlier. I just might have been expecting one of my home park rides to be on the list (Cedar Point). And of course, I'm wishing for some crazier coasters in the US (why does Aisa get half of the good woodies now? Besides El Toro, of course, but they have T Express, Dauling Dragons, the one at Knight Valley, and whatever the one was with the insane double-down. In comparison, my favorite woodies are probably Blue Streak or Georgia Cyclone.)

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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby australianalex » Mon May 13, 2013 2:05 pm

Condor wrote:I can picture how a Travel Channel list would have looked without Robb's involvement. Probably something like this:

1. Hulk
2. Millennium Force
3. X2
4. Kingda Ka
5. Aftershock
6. Medusa (SFDK)
7. Steel Dragon 2000
8. Batman: The Ride (backwards)
9. Saw: The Ride
10. Lightning Racer
11. Diamondback
12. Intimidator (Carrowinds)
13. TH13TEEN
14. Bizarro (SFNE)
15. El Toro

That is a terrifyingly accurate to what they'd probably do. The worst I've seen is a "Top 10 Best Coasters" list that simply listed the 10 tallest coasters in the world. Great research there :roll:

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Postby GO MUFC!!! » Mon May 13, 2013 2:15 pm

No Apollo's Chariot or B and M hyper? :( Nonetheless I think the list is great,besides the fact that I don't have a single credit of those 16. :cry:
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Postby Woodie Warrior » Mon May 13, 2013 2:15 pm

A book I got called "Thrill Rides" ranked coasters.

Son of Beast was on there, and of course, so were Top Thrill Dragster and Kingda Ka.

Although they did list Boulder Dash, Cyclone, and other good ones as well.
Top 10: 1. The Voyage 2. Outlaw Run 3. Millennium Force 4. SkyRush 5. Maverick
6. El Toro 7. Fahrenheit 8. Storm Runner 9. Thunderbird 10. Powder Keg

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Postby cfc » Mon May 13, 2013 3:04 pm

GO MUFC!!! wrote:No Apollo's Chariot or B and M hyper? :( Nonetheless I think the list is great,besides the fact that I don't have a single credit of those 16. :cry:


While the B&M hypers are good, enjoyable rides, I wouldn't say they were the "coolest" rides ever.
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Postby DJeXeL » Mon May 13, 2013 4:02 pm

Great article! It's a shame I've only been on 2 of those coasters. (El Toro & I:305) :(
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Postby TyRush » Mon May 13, 2013 4:02 pm

Great list Robb! I love how you have pretty much been on every ''major'' coaster. And those knock-offs...and you can stack them up against each other.
Some great rides on that list

What were your thoughts on Skyrush pre-pussed out?
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Re: Robb Alvey's "World's Coolest Coasters" Travel Channel B

Postby ernierocker » Mon May 13, 2013 4:07 pm

GigaG wrote:Sorry about my comment earlier. I just might have been expecting one of my home park rides to be on the list (Cedar Point). And of course, I'm wishing for some crazier coasters in the US (why does Aisa get half of the good woodies now? Besides El Toro, of course, but they have T Express, Dauling Dragons, the one at Knight Valley, and whatever the one was with the insane double-down. In comparison, my favorite woodies are probably Blue Streak or Georgia Cyclone.)


Cedar Point has a ton of coasters but they are more about quantity over quality. The more parks you get to(judging by your top two woodies it is not very many) the more you will realize this.

Looks like I will be adding a few of these coasters to my list in the next couple of years.
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