Woodie Warrior wrote: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.
I have that book too, at least they included the word airtime in it. Don't forget that they listed X in the #3 spot, that ride is listed in almost EVERY GP top 10 EVER.
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I rode kumba years ago and don't remember being overly impressed. Don't get me wrong I loved the ride but I was surprised when I saw it in the list. Enjoyed reading the article. Maybe ill have to go back and ride kumba again.
I'm happy to see Phoenix on this list. One of the great things about things about this hobby is that everyone has a different opinion and obviously Robb isn't the final authority on coasters (and he would never claim to be), but when someone has been on 1500 coasters it does give a ton of credibility to their list... and I'm happy to see that after riding well over a thousand coasters this is still one of the best.
The more you think about Phoenix, the more amazing this coaster really is. While it's not the best coaster in the world, it's been near the top of the list for decades and as other coasters have come and gone (either because they didn't age well or because bigger, better coasters forced them into obsolescence) this coaster has remained one of the best in the world, usually in top 10 lists surrounded by coasters built in the last 15 years.
Great job with the blog Robb! I enjoyed reading through it.
robbalvey wrote:Some of you may know that I've been doing some work for Travel Channel including being on shows like "Insane Coaster Wars", but I've also been writing a few articles for their website and blog. The latest of which featured 15 of the "World's Coolest Roller Coasters."
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