I'm trying to figure out how TTD is No. 7 and neither of the other rockets cracked the top 30. TTD isn't even in the same class (as in way below, not above) as most of the top 10 rides (key word: rides, not experiences). So much for Storm Runner getting it's well-earned props (but I won't complain about bias ... )
Congrats to Nitro though, a well-deserved ranking!
And I'm glad to see that Cedar Point's food did not even make honorable mention (still trying to figure out how that gets to be No. 1 on the 'Buzz list every year ... ) *** Edited 8/27/2004 5:48:01 PM UTC by Impulse-ive***
"I'm trying to figure out how TTD is No. 7 and neither of the other rockets cracked the top 30. TTD isn't even in the same class (as in way below, not above) as most of the top 10 rides (key word: rides, not experiences). So much for Storm Runner getting it's well-earned props (but I won't complain about bias ... )"
Is it that hard to figure out? It's obviously because CP fanboys vote for their coasters even if they're not the best. Look at MF and S:RoS. I've yet to see one person who has been on both enjoy MF more.
Ive ridden 6 out of the top 10 steel coasters in this list. (Cant wait to get on TTD next year). I got on millenium force when it came out in 2000 and S:ROS-SFNE this year. I cant compare which one is better because of the time difference that i got on the two coasters. I really had an awesome time on both, but i have to pick MF over S:ROS cuz of that heavenly first drop. And MF has been my number 1 since then, until I got on X. I agree that Storm Runner should deserve more props and be in the top 10 in my book. There is a level of bias on that list, eventhough Cedar Point has arguably the best collection of coasters in the planet. Im trying to get a trip goin to Lake Compounce tomorrow to experience why Boulder Dash is Top Wood. Its 90 miles from my house, and this list made me wanna go even more.
Agreed- Avalanche hasn't been open long enough for it to make the list, which was probably decided upon weeks ago. Wait until next year and I have a feeling that both Avalanche and Tsunami will be making the list (going by what I've heard and what I expect to hear).
It looks like AT used a Palm Beach Butterfly Ballot for the wood coaster section since the Raven which is running faster and better than ever gets knocked out of the top spot where it's been for years. I demand a recount! ;-)
S:KC whooped Kraken's butt all the way back to the briny deep...at least on my ballot...;)
As for Avalanche and Storm Runner, give them time. This particular poll seems to require more RIDERSHIP numbers to get a high ranking, as opposed to Mitch's poll which COULD theoretically have the #1 coaster benig ridden by ONE rider.
Fabio's Chariot got high marks at least in part to the ERT session during Con....by FAR the best rides I've gotten on it.