UPDATE: The bug that prevented new users from marking coasters as "ridden" has been fixed!
The TPR Coaster Poll is BACK! We're excited to announce that after a successful live beta test last year where we received a number of ballots on the level of the legendary Mitch Hawker poll, we will be doing the TPR Coaster Poll on a yearly basis.coasterpoll.com
We have over ONE THOUSAND coasters that you can rank on the poll, so whether you've been on every Intamin coaster in the world, or only have been on the coasters at your "home" park, your vote matters! This year, we're also taking steps to promote the poll on Theme Park Review's social media channels. If you're one of TPR's followers on social media, and you're reading this for the first time - welcome!So how do you vote? Follow these steps!
1. Go to coasterpoll.com.
That's the easy part!
2. Click the green "Sign Up" button at the top right of your browser window.
This will be your login so that your vote will be counted, and your rankings will be saved for next year. If you are already a member of the TPR forums, we kindly ask that you give yourself the same username that you have here.
3. Search for parks and coasters that you've been to!
You can use the search bar at the top right to search for a specific coaster, or use the "Coasters" link at the top left to see the the full list. When you're viewing the full list, you can use the "Change List" button to sort or filter the list out. You can view all of the coasters at one particular park, or all the coasters by one manufacturer... It's up to you!
4. IMPORTANT - Mark the coasters that you've ridden.
Next to every single coaster is a green "ridden" button. If you've ridden a coaster, click that button and it should turn to a solid green color. You need to do this for every coaster you want to rank!
5. Rank your ridden coasters!
When you click the "Ranking" link at the top left, you'll be taken to a listing of all the coasters you've marked as ridden. Now, you'll want to assign each coaster a number rank. You can either drag and drop each coaster to the order you want, or complete your ranking in a spreadsheet style. It's up to you! You can also give coasters tied rankings if you want, like if you can't decide what your favorite Vekoma SLC is!
6. If you voted last year, make sure you click the yellow "Not Done Yet" button
to "release" your rankings so you can add the coasters that you've ridden in 2018.
7. IMPORTANT - Click the green "Done Ranking" button!
When you click this button, you're all set! If you ride a coaster between now and the day the poll closes, you can go back to your ranking and click the yellow "Not Done Yet" button and adjust however you please. Don't forget to click the green button when you're done.Voting closes at 11:59 PM on March 15, 2019!
Just like Mitch’s poll you will find that not every roller coaster is included, as that would be impossible, but we have included as many relevant ones as possible. See the next post down (the FAQ post) for more info on our selection process.
The other thing that would really help us out... Please SHARE this link as much as you can! On your social media, on your blogs, in any videos you might produce, etc, getting as much data as possible will allow this poll to get better and better!
This has been an ongoing team effort by Chase (Comeagain?), Robb (robbalvey), and myself (A.J.) and we're so happy to kick it off for real this year. We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing the results as much as we're sure you all do.
Have fun, and happy ranking!