The Amusement Today Golden Ticket awards are scheduled to be announced on August 27th. Will the top 10 steel and wood coaster rankings stay the same, or will we see TTD earn a spot in the top 10 and where will Storm Runner debut? What other changes do you see happening?
One thing I'm 99% sure will happen is WWK will be kicked off of the list and Boomerang Bay at PKI will take at least number 3. From the looks of the concept art and pics, it looks amazing. I think TTD might also move up the rankings a tad if the uptime has been better this season (which from what I've heard it has).
I think that both #1 coasters will be dethroaned. Shivering Timbers will finnaly get what it so badly deserves cause it kicks Ravens but. And I think Millenium Force will take back its #1 ranking. Most likly Thunderhead will also make a really good showing. But I definatly Believe Timbers will get the #1 spot.
I forgot about Thunderhead. Good point Dukies#1. Will Storm Runner debut higher than TTD? Why would S:ROS drop because of what happened? If anything SFA's S:ROS is giving me a better ride than before the new restraints, perhaps it is the different riding position my legs are in.
I'm not sure how the voting will go, but I know if I'd ridden Storm Runner before the ballot was due, it'd have been on my 10 Steel list somewhere. My 10 Wood list certainly got shaken up this year, with both Rampage and Shivering Timbers being new-to-me.
I seriously doubt that Storm Runner or Thunderhead will make it. AT is very heavily weighted towards those rides that get visited a lot (though at least they only poll well traveled riders). Notice the heavy emphasis on Cedar Point steel, even when Mitch's poll shows the same rides way lower.
I don't put too much stock in AT's poll, but I can't wait to see how Mitch's comes out this year.