1. Shambhala - PortAventura Park (NEW) 2. Taron - Phantasialand 3. Goliath - Walibi Holland 4. Alpina Blitz - Nigloland (NEW) 5. Red Force - Ferrari Land (NEW) 6. Star Trek: Operation Enterprise - Movie Park Germany (NEW) 7. Troy - Toverland 8. Lost Gravity - Walibi Holland 9. Gold Rush - Slagharen (NEW) 10. Black Mamba - Phantasialand
Quality Over Quantity
1. Hyperion - Energylandia 2. Wildfire - Kolmården 3. Shambhala - PortAventura 4. Taron - Phantasialand 5. Helix - Liseberg 6. Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park 7. Lech Coaster - Legendia 8. Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park 9. Goliath - Walibi Holland 10. Silver Star - Europa-Park
*iSpeed - Mirabilandia Junker - Power Park Taron - Phantasialand *Raptor - Gardaland *Oblivion The Black Hole - Gardaland *Winjas (both but I prefer Force) - Phantasialand Black Mamba front row - Phantasialand *Cobra - Conny-Land Thunderbird - Power Park Salama - Linnanmäki
I had an awesome year with many new parks and rides, but it seems not that many got into my all-time Top-10 (which is starting to look pretty decent IMO. The competition gets tougher! ).
Same list I posted in Ten Favorite Coasters thread as I rediscovered roller coasters this year after a 22 year drought. My summer 2018 plans include over 100 new credits so this will be tougher next year.
1. Volcano 2. Lightning Rod 3. Goliath (SFOG) 4. Thunderhead 5. Afterburn 6. Griffon 7. Intimidator (Carowinds) 8. Wild Eagle 9. Mindbender 10. Great American Scream Machine
I think that looks like a decent little list. It certainly tails off a bit at the bottom, but all are coasters I enjoyed. I can't really pick between Phoenix or Lightning Rod. Phoenix is the most re-ridable coaster I've ever been on and I end up smiling every time the ride ends. Lightning Rod is a marvel of engineering and such an intense ride, made all the better at night. The world would suck without either of them. Phoenix gets 1a. because of seniority. Superman is interesting, because it certainly rattles and loses a lot of steam during the second helix, but the airtime at the end makes for a nice finale. Leviathan is just speed, but I like it. I certainly favor wooden coasters it seems.
1. California Screamin 2. Powder Keg 3. Mummy (Universal Studios Hollywood) 4. Big Thunder Mountain (Disneyland) 5. Space Mountain (Disneyland) 6. Matterhorn 7. Avatar Airbender 8. Sponge Bob Square Pants Rock Bottom Plunge 9. Flight of the Hippogriff (Universal Studios Hollywood) 10. Pepsi Orange Streak
If you are wondering where Wildfire and Outlaw Run are, they are the bottom two. My latter rides on Powder Keg would also place at the bottom, but at least I got a really good ride before I felt like hell.
boldikus wrote:This is why I thought it would be an interesting thread, I knew some of the responses would be random. Also with people that traveled extensively (like Canobie) narrowing it down to the stand-out 10.
Yeah when two Intamin pre-fabs that are easily 10/10 rides don't make the list, you know it has been a good year.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote: I'm going to make one of the best flats I rode this year too.
F**k it I'll do it too. No order tho...
I'm changing it slightly to the top 10 non-coasters. If I went with just flats, it would basically be ranking the top 10 flats at Oktoberfest.
Chiapas Flyer Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey Valhalla Men in Black: Alien Attack Amazing Adventures of Spiderman Hurakan Condor Lustiga Huset Jurassic Park River Adventure Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls
Honorable mentions go to South Pier's Waltzer, the insane Top Scan at Oktoberfest, Loke, Mystery Castle, and any Larson/ARM tower that I rode.
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