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Offline AV Matt

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Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« on: August 10, 2010, 09:34:39 PM »
Here's something different to talk about and a way to get to know some of us a little bit more. I recently filled out my Golden Tickets ballot and had to think hard about my favorite coasters and parks. I thought it would be fun for all of us to share our favorites and see if there are any trends/conclusions to be made.

Approximately how many different coasters have you ridden?
What are your 15 favorite wood coasters?
What are your 15 favorite steel coasters?
Do you prefer wood or steel?
What are your five favorite parks?
Name five parks you want to get to someday?
Do you like rides other than coasters? Explain a little...

This should help us see what kind of tastes we all have in coasters/parks and to give a little background to the group as to what makes us tick as enthusiasts. Don't worry so much about ranking order, but try to at least decide on your ten definite favorites and fill in the last five with the ones your wavering on. Personally I have a real hard time narrowing it down, hence the "top 15" instead of the conventional "top ten". Don't be embarrassed if you haven't been to as many places as I and some others have (trust me, you've got an exciting journey ahead of you). This is not about bragging rights. It's just something different to talk about and a way to get to know everyone a little better. Take some time to think about your answers (I just wasted a good two hours typing this up myself). Feel free to discuss and not only post your lists. This can be a great opportunity to ask questions about rides you haven't been on.

Please try to keep the list format consistent by copying and pasting to make it easy for everyone to read and compare. Thanks and I'll now start this *coaster* train a-rollin'Ö

Approximately how many different coasters have you ridden?
555

What are your 15 favorite wood coasters?
1 The Voyage (Holiday World)
2 Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce)
3 Avalanche (Timber Falls)
4 Big Dipper (Geauga Lake)
5 Ghostrider (Knott's)
6 Gwazi (Busch Gardens Tampa)
7 Phoenix (Knoebels)
8 Thunderhead (Dollywood)
9 Prowler (Worlds of Fun)
10 Shivering Timbers (Michigan's Adventure)
11 The Legend (Holiday World)
12 Ozark Wildcat (Celebration City)
13 Thunderbolt (Kennywood)
14 Ravine Flyer 2 (Waldameer)
15 Cornball Express (Indiana Beach)

What are your 15 favorite steel coasters?
1 Space Mountain (Disney World)
2 Phantom's Revenge (Kennywood)
3 Magnum (Cedar Point)
4 Mind Bender (Six Flags Over Georgia)
5 Shock Wave (Six Flags Over Texas)
6 Big Bad Wolf (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
7 Tatsu (Six Flags Magic Mountain)
8 Goliath (Six Flags Over Georgia)
9 Space Mountain (Disneyland)
10 Apollo's Chariot (Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
11 Montu (Busch Gardens Tampa)
12 Dueling Dragons (Island of Adventure)
13 Steel Eel (Sea World Texas)
14 Nitro (Six Flags Great Adventure)
15 Vortex (Canada's Wonderland)
16 Volcano (Kings Dominion)

Do you prefer Wood or Steel?
Wood

What are your five favorite parks?
1 Disneyland, California
2 Knoebels, Pennsylvania
3 Kennywood, Pennsylvania
4 Indiana Beach, Indiana
5 Six Flags Over Texas, Texas

Name five parks you want to get to someday?
1 Blackpool Pleasure Beach, England
2 Lagoon, Utah
3 Parc Asterix, France
4 Alton Towers, England
5 Europa Park, Germany

Do you like rides other than coasters? Explain a little...
I like just about everything, despite being prone to motion sickness on some flat rides. Log flumes, bumper cars, dark rides, and flying scooters are my favorites. And I have a soft spot for anything old and rare. I'm a sucker for nostalgia.

Ok, let's keep it going...
« Last Edit: August 12, 2010, 12:44:55 PM by AV Matt »

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 12:33:04 AM »
Approximately how many different coasters have you ridden?
85-90... depending on racing counting as 1 or 2.

What are your 15 favorite wood coasters?
1 The Voyage (Holiday World)
2 El Toro (SFGA)
3 RF2 (Waldameer)
4 Raven (HW)
5 Legend (HW)
6 Phoenix (Knoebels)
7 Twister (Knoebels)
8 Lightning Racer (Hershey)
9 Beast (KI)
10 Wild Cat (Hershey)
11 Silver Comet (Martins)
12 Comet (Hershey)
13 Blue Streak (Cedar Point)
14 Wilde Beast (CW)
15 Predtor (Darien Lake)

What are your 15 favorite steel coasters?
1 Storm Runner (Hershey)
2 Behemoth (CW)
3 MF (Cedar Point)
4 TTD (Cedar Point)
5 Diamondback (KI)
6 Raptor (Cedar Point)
7 Maverick (Cedar Point)
8 Magnum (Cedar Point)
9 Nitro (SFGA)
10 Vortex (CW)
11 Bizarro (SFGA)
12 Great Bear (Hershey)
13 Talon (Dorney)
14 Hydra (Dorney)
15 Flight of Fear (KI)

Wood or Steel?
Wood (not even close)

What are your five favorite parks?
1 Holiday World
2 Knoebels
3 Cedar Point
4 Hersehy
5 SFGA

Name five parks you want to get to someday?
1 Kennywood
2 SFMM
3 Lake Compounce
4 Alton Towers
5 BG Tampa

I don't really ride many ride because my family will have none of them. I generally like them but coaster dominate in almost all circumstances. I have a thing for log rides.


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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 12:40:49 PM »
Thanks for playing. I didn't realize you had been to Knoebels already. That's good. Hopefully PPP won't be too rushed for you then and you can enjoy some of the flat rides.

I'm curious as to how close Canada's Wonderland came to making your top park list. Is it a fave or do you suffer from home park boredom like I did back in Iowa? Granted most of CW's coasters are mediocre, it's a beautiful park with lots of stuff to do.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 02:14:17 PM »
I'll definitely play once I update my park and coaster list.  It's been a while and I've hit a lot of new parks this year.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2010, 07:09:54 PM »
I'll update my list and get back to this. I haven't ridden as many as Matt but for a sixteen year old w/o a passport and super rich parents I think I'm doing pretty good...

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 07:40:27 PM »
I've been to Knoebels twice. The past two years. I haven't hit up too many flats. Not even the flyers. Flume is awesome, as is the train. Old smokey is rediculous. I've also been on skyride, Haunted Mansion, and Power Surge I believe it was called. I'd imagion getting on the POP plan for PPP will change this.

Wonderlands probably 6th. I don't hate it, even though the coasters are weak. At least there is a ton of them to choose from. Everything else about wonderland is fabulous and I love just being there. All of my top 5 parks are just so much better. haha

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 07:43:33 PM »
Statue of Liberty disease....

Anything somewhere else is better than most things at home...

New Yorkers often don't think much of the Statue of Liberty, and take visitors there but never go themselves.  After all, it's always been there.  Much like many locals have no idea just how incredibly wonderful Great Adventure truly is, and prefer Cedar Point...which must be better, after all...it's many miles from New Jersey!

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2010, 10:11:41 PM »
Approximately how many different coasters have you ridden?
90

What are your 8 favorite wood coasters?
1) El toro (great adventure)
2) J2 (clementon)
3) Gwazi (BGT)
4) Grizzly (king's dominion)
5) Great White (morey's piers)
6) Hercules (Dorney (defunct))
7) ThunderHawk (dorney)
8 ) Blue Streak (CP)

What are your 10 favorite steel coasters

1)Big Bad Wolf (BGW(defunct))
2)Nitro (SFgreatadventure)
3)Maverick (CP)
4)Apollo's Chariot (BGW)
5)Millennium Force (CP)
6)Alpengeist (BGW)
7)Magnum XL-200(CP)
8)Hydra (Dorney)
9)Loch Ness (BGW)
10)Griffon (BGW)

Wood or steel?
Wood (except mean streak)

What are your five favorite parks?
1)Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Virginia)
2)Six Flags Great Adventure (NJ)
3)Busch Gardens Tampa (Florida)
4)Cedar Point (Ohio)
5)Dorney Park (PA)

Name five parks you want to get to someday?
1) Holiday World
2) Indiana Beach
3) Six Flags New England
4) Europa Park
5) Knoebel's
(Kennywood is #7 on my list, Hershey is #6)

Do you like rides other than coasters? Explain a little...
Yes, I will ride flat rides and some other rides. Like Matt, if it's got history I want to ride it.
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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 01:09:34 AM »
I will probably have a difficult time ranking my favorite coasters past the first 5, but I will try my best.

Approximately how many different coasters have you ridden?
197

What are your 15 favorite wood coasters?
1. The Voyage (Holiday World)
2. Ravine Flyer II (Waldameer)
3. El Toro (SFGAdv)
4. Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce)
5. Phoenix (Knoebels)
6. The Legend (Holiday World)
7. Twister (Knoebels)
8. The Raven (Holiday World)
9. Thunderhawk (Dorney Park)
10. Hurler (Kings Dominion)

What are your 15 favorite steel coasters?
1. Millennium Force (Cedar Point)
2. S:ROS (SFNE)
3. Magnum XL-200 (Cedar Point)
4. Maverick (Cedar Point)
5. S:ROS/ROS (SFA/Darien Lake)
6. Storm Runner (Hershey Park)
7. Nitro (SFGAdv)
8. Top Thrill Dragster (Cedar Point)
9. Space Mountain (Disney World)
10. Behemoth (Canada's Wonderland)
11. Intimidator 305 (King's Dominion)
honorable mentions (no particular order): After Burn (Carowinds), Talon (Dorney Park), Possessed (Dorney Park), Mr. Freeze (SFStL)

Do you prefer wood or steel?
depends, but I really enjoying riding a quality wooden coaster more than an average steel coaster

What are your five favorite parks?
1. Cedar Point
2. Holiday World
3. Knoebels
4. Dorney Park
5. Six Flags St. Louis

Name five parks you want to get to someday?
1. Six Flags Magic Mountain
2. Knott's Berry Farm
3. Holiday Park
4. Alton Towers
5. Europa Park

Do you like rides other than coasters? Explain a little...
yes! I love good drop towers and free fall type rides. I also enjoy crazy spinning rides. If it's intense or a big thrill ride, I will probably like it.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2010, 12:38:04 PM »
Statue of Liberty disease....

Anything somewhere else is better than most things at home...

New Yorkers often don't think much of the Statue of Liberty, and take visitors there but never go themselves.  After all, it's always been there.  Much like many locals have no idea just how incredibly wonderful Great Adventure truly is, and prefer Cedar Point...which must be better, after all...it's many miles from New Jersey!

This is also known as the CN Tower/Niagara Falls syndrome in Southern Ontario. I was 23 before I went up the CN Tower... never back since.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2010, 01:41:32 PM »
Approximately how many different coasters have you ridden?
About 322

What are your 15 favorite wood coasters?
1. The Voyage (Holiday World)
2. Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce)
3. El Toro (GADV)
4. Balder (Liseberg)
5. Phoenix (Knoebels)

That's my definite top 5, the rest are really unclear...

6. Hades (Mt. Olympus)
7. Avalanche (Timber Falls)
8. Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)
9. Legend (Holiday World)
10. Cyclops (Mt. Olympus)

What are your 15 favorite steel coasters?
1. S;RoS (SFNE)
2. Expedition GeForce (Holiday World)
3. Millenium Force (CP)
4. Maverick (Cedar Point)
5. Insane (Grona Lund)
6. Silver Star (Europa Park)
7. Nitro (SFGAdv)
8. Xcellerator (Knott's)
9. Goliath (Walibi World)
10. Mr. Freeze (SFOT)
11. Montu (BGT)


Do you prefer wood or steel?
it doesn't matter

What are your five favorite parks?
1. Knoebels
2. Lake Compounce
3. Europa Park
4. Grona Lund
5. Cedar Point

Name five parks you want to get to someday?
1. Blackpool Pleasure Beach
2. Alton Towers
3. Heide Park
4. Lotte World
5. Miribilianda or however you spell it

Do you like rides other than coasters? Explain a little...
Drop Towers, Flyers, unique flats, I'll go on anything except for rides that just sit and spin for 10 minutes.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2010, 08:57:51 PM »
Chuck, you still won't call avalanche, "hellcat," yet?

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2010, 01:35:44 AM »
I won't either. It will always be AvaLAUNCH to me. :)

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2010, 11:13:14 AM »
I rode it as Avalanche, not Hellcat...haha!

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2010, 01:21:57 PM »
I won't even call tsunami J2 half the time, so I know what you mean.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2010, 04:40:26 PM »
What are your five favorite parks?
1. Knoebels
2. Lake Compounce
3. Europa Park
4. Grona Lund
5. Cedar Point

Wow, Europa only gets #3?  I have huge expectations for Europa and am expecting it to knock Blackpool out of my #1 park. 

Knoebels I could possibly see, but Lake Compounce?   Itís obviously a special park for us personally, but if you took away Boulder Dash, how many of us would ever really go there?  Thereís certainly no other decent coasters there.   ;)

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2010, 04:44:25 PM »
You've been to Blackpool? That must of been a fun trip!

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2010, 07:16:38 PM »
Boulder Dash is THAT good. :)

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2010, 09:16:12 PM »
You've been to Blackpool? That must of been a fun trip!

Yup, we did the ACE European Coaster trip in 2002.  There was 1 week in the UK and 1 on the mainland.  We only did the UK week, but it was still an excellent trip.  Blackpool is amazing!!!

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2010, 09:39:07 PM »
I've always wanted to get out to Europe. The parks I've heard of across the pond are all very interesting and I want to get out there for a summer trip or something just to experience their atmosphere.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2010, 10:16:33 PM »
Boulder Dash blows every coaster in Europa Park away, sure the park is probably 10x better than Lake Compounce park wise, but maybe it was just the people I was with that made it a good time.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2010, 10:30:20 PM »
Absolutely, I'm sure BD is better than the Europa park coasters.  I was just curious why you said LC is better than Europa park-wise.  When I think park rankings, I consider it to be the whole package--coasters, flat rides, dark rides, theming, landscaping, food, etc.

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2010, 02:52:52 PM »
Approximately how many different coasters have you ridden?
85-90... depending on racing counting as 1 or 2.

What are your 15 favorite wood coasters?
1 The Voyage (Holiday World)
2 El Toro (SFGA)
3 RF2 (Waldameer)
4 Raven (HW)
5 Legend (HW)
6 Phoenix (Knoebels)
7 Twister (Knoebels)
8 Lightning Racer (Hershey)
9 Beast (KI)
10 Wild Cat (Hershey)
11 Silver Comet (Martins)
12 Comet (Hershey)
13 Blue Streak (Cedar Point)
14 Wilde Beast (CW)
15 Predtor (Darien Lake)

What are your 15 favorite steel coasters?
1 Storm Runner (Hershey)
2 Behemoth (CW)
3 MF (Cedar Point)
4 TTD (Cedar Point)
5 Diamondback (KI)
6 Raptor (Cedar Point)
7 Maverick (Cedar Point)
8 Magnum (Cedar Point)
9 Nitro (SFGA)
10 Vortex (CW)
11 Bizarro (SFGA)
12 Great Bear (Hershey)
13 Talon (Dorney)
14 Hydra (Dorney)
15 Flight of Fear (KI)

Wood or Steel?
Wood (not even close)

What are your five favorite parks?
1 Holiday World
2 Knoebels
3 Cedar Point
4 Hersehy
5 SFGA

Name five parks you want to get to someday?
1 Kennywood
2 SFMM
3 Lake Compounce
4 Alton Towers
5 BG Tampa

I don't really ride many ride because my family will have none of them. I generally like them but coaster dominate in almost all circumstances. I have a thing for log rides.



Revised after PPP and Kennywood

Approximately how many different coasters have you ridden?
90-95... depending on racing counting as 1 or 2.

What are your 15 favorite wood coasters?
1 The Voyage (Holiday World)
2 El Toro (SFGA)
3 RF2 (Waldameer)
4 Raven (HW)
5 Phoenix (Knoebels)
6 Legend (HW)
7 Twister (Knoebels)
8 Lightning Racer (Hershey)
9 Thuderbolt (Kennywood)
10 Jack Rabbit (Kennywood)
11 Beast (KI)
12 Racer (Kennywood)
13 Wild Cat (Hershey)
14 Silver Comet (Martins)
15 Comet (Hershey)


What are your 15 favorite steel coasters?
1 Storm Runner (Hershey)
2 Behemoth (CW)
3 Phantoms Revenge (Kennywood)
4 MF (Cedar Point)
5 TTD (Cedar Point)
6 Diamondback (KI)
7 Raptor (Cedar Point)
8 Maverick (Cedar Point)
9 Magnum (Cedar Point)
10 Nitro (SFGA)
11 Vortex (CW)
12 Bizarro (SFGA)
13 Great Bear (Hershey)
14 Talon (Dorney)
15 Hydra (Dorney)
15 Flight of Fear (KI)
15 Sky Rocket (Kennywood)
Wood or Steel?
Wood (not even close)

What are your five favorite parks?
1 Holiday World
2 Knoebels
3 Cedar Point
4 Hershey
5 SFGA

Name five parks you want to get to someday?
1 Kennywood (checked off)
2 SFMM
3 Lake Compounce
4 Alton Towers
5 BG Tampa


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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #23 on: October 17, 2010, 10:07:54 PM »
Wow, Kennywood din't break into your top 5? Hershey's Wildcat over Martin's Comet? Wow. Behemoth over Phantom's Revenge? I need to go to Wonderland with you sometime so you can tell me what I'm doing wrong. :)

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Re: Survey: Favorite Coasters & Parks
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2010, 06:47:47 AM »
That's kind of what I was thinking... maybe behemoth's trims failed while he was riding it.