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 . 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.
* 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.
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
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.
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.
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, Dollywood, Cedar Point Top 3 Steel Coasters: Steel Vengeance, Phantom's Revenge, Maverick Top 3 Wood Coasters: Lightning Rod, El Toro, Phoenix Top 3 Flat Rides: Knoebels Flyers, Zipper, It 169 coasters
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