My bets would be for wooden:
5. Boulder Dash
I have voted for five years or so and I have enjoyed it. I assume they got my name from my one-time subscription to Amusement Today or if they just picked my name from ACE or whatever. Who knows? I am not complaining. ;) I am happy to voice my personal opinions on my favorite rides. :) I LOVE it!
I enjoy voting and I only vote for what I REALLY like or what really gets me off...which usually means I throw in the Pippin and the Screechin Eagle in with my top ten woodies even though neither are running right now but they are both some of the most KICKASS woodies....EVER! I would rate BOTH highly over The Beast but that's just me. It's all cool! It's all good. ;)
Dragster is STILL my #1 steel, but I will wait to cast my votes till after Coastermania. ;) I plan on going to the Dells in August for the first time so I can't make a judgement on that YET. ;)
I am wondering just how they select the voters. I assume there are some voters who have never been out of their home states and are not really "experienced" enough. I don't mean that in a condescending way. I am not SAYING that every voter needs to visit EVERY park in the world to make a fair judgement but I sometimes question SOME of the results every year...not from personal opinion but from the lack of *experience* from the voters, if any. It depends on the categories.
Granted I have not visited as many parks as a lot of people but I have had my fair share of parks coast-to-coast. :) I know what I like. I can only vote for what I have really experienced. I know Schlitterbahn probably ROCKS OUT, but I am limited to waterparks for now. I haven't been to Schlitterbahn YET. I haven't visited the Dells yet. I don't know crap about foreign parks other than a few in Canada. I can only VOTE for what I know.
Warning: RANDOM RANT (which has really nothing to do with the GT Awards.....just a general observation...)
I wonder how many people make judgements on rides they have never experienced or parks they have never been to? I see that **** alot on various boards. It kind of pisses me off when people talk about a coaster that hasn't opened yet or complain about a park they have never been to or a coaster they have never experienced.
I should shut up now. ;) I am still trying to decide whether Voyage beats out Thunderhead as my #1.
Dollywood still has THEE best food IMHO.
Then again after Plymouth Cafe.....Hmmmmm. ;)
Happy voting! :)
Voyage......Thunderhead.....I can't tie them...OH THE HORROR! ;)
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Dollywood does have great food. But, I would have to say that Voyage is easily my #1 Wood. I will only vote for a coaster or park if I have ridden or visited it. Too many times I also have seen people make judgements about parks they haven't been too or coasters they havn't ridden. They simpley belive the hype or horror stories rather than formulating their own opinion. That being said, I'm disapointed that my first ride on Toro will not be until after the ballots are due.
1. The Voyage - Holiday World, Indiana
2. Thunderhead - Dollywood, Tennessee
3. Hades - Big Chief's Mt. Olympus, Wisconsin
4. The Raven - Holiday World, Indiana
5. The Legend - Holiday World, Indiana
Answer my Prayers, Overbook my next Flight!
Dollywood still has THEE best food IMHO.
You have never been to SDC have you, Tina?
Six Flags really knows how to make 'em.
That's probably why they'll never send me a ballot. ;)
Jason, I highly doubt "they" read the boards and pick potential voters that way...*most* of us aren't exactly easy to match up with our membership info in whatever club we're in since we tend to go by a nickname on the Internet.
And Swoosh...Dollywood has better food. ;)
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
There are two types of people in the world. People who like coasters and idiots.
www.freewebs.com/alexibrahim (new forums have been added)
^ I agree, but the parks seem to take them seriously.
...because then the parks can go and advertise that they won a Golden Ticket, regardless of how credible the polling was. Heck, I remember Cedar Fair making a big deal about winning the something from the Coasters' Choice awards, and even Jeff admitted that those are just a popularity contest.
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