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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby YoshiFan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:34 pm

Not in order
El Toro
Batman The Ride
Lightning Racer
Storm Runner
Great Bear

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:40 pm

In no particular order (new credits marked with *):
-Olympia Looping
-Black Mamba*
-Twisted Colossus

I'll do a flats list too (again, no particular order):
-Skater (Top Scan)
-Voodoo Jumper*
-Tower of Terror (Tokyo DisneySea)*
-Falcon's Fury
-Lex Luthor
-Tentekomai (Gerstlauer Sky Roller)*
-Giant Canyon Swing
-Haunted Mine Drop*

Honorable mention for Journey to the Center of the Earth* (assuming dark rides don't really count, but had to mention it)
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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby Prof Kaos » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:45 pm

Went do three parks this year, though visited my home park (CW) a dozen or so times. Kings Island was the highlight, and La Ronde was... La Ronde. All of these were new to me except the CW coasters.

Mystic Timbers
The Beast
Flight of Fear
Vortex (CW)
Goliath (La Ronde)
Le Vampire (Batman clone)
1 - Banshee 2 - Behemoth 3 - Mystic Timbers
4 - Vampire 5 - Leviathan 6 - Goliath (La Ronde)
7 - Diamondback 8 - Vortex (CW)
9 - The Beast 10 - Flight of Fear

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby robbalvey » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:06 am

In no particular order:

Formula Rossa
Olympia Looping
Outlaw Run
Lightning Rod
Space Mountain
Expedition GeForce
Dueling Dragons
Honorable Mention: Tron Lightcycle Run (Last week of December 2016)

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby JordyC » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:32 am

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
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1. Hyperion - Energylandia 2. Wildfire - Kolmården 3. Shambhala - PortAventura 4. Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park 5. Taron - Phantasialand 6. Helix - Liseberg 7. Lech Coaster - Legendia 8. Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park 9. Goliath - Walibi Holland 10. Alpine Blitz - Nigloland

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby Anac0nda » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:46 am

*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! :b ).

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby hoppedup » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:47 am

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

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby Taylor Finn » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:07 am

Parks visited this year: Knoebels, Kennywood, Kings Dominion, Six Flags America, Dollywood, Canada's Wonderland, Waldameer, Conneaut, Delgrosso's, Adventureland. Don't think I'm forgetting any.

Top 10

1a. Phoenix
1b. Lightning Rod
3. i305
4. Ravine Flyer
5. Thunderhead
6. Phantom's Revenge
7. Leviathan
8. Twister
9. Superman
10. Dominator

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.

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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby Airtime&Gravity » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:16 am

My List:

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.
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Re: Ten Best Coasters You Rode in 2017

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:26 am

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.

boldikus wrote:
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.

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
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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