2007 Golden Ticket Awards

Monday, June 18, 2007 11:27 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar I just road Roar at Spring Con and still think Rumbler is the smoothest. Although I havn't ridden it this year yet.

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Monday, June 18, 2007 11:33 PM
Jason,

I rode KR at Rumblefest this year, and it was running faster on opening day than it was over Labor Day weekend last season.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:57 AM
As far as the Top 5 for the Golden Ticket Awards goes;

Don't be surprised if you see Troy, and or Thunderbird way up there this year. Especially Thunderbird with ECC's Scandi trip in July. I'll let you know how Troy is, if I happen to be the first one to talk about it.

COME ON JULY 10th!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 2:33 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar That could be cutting it close. International entries must be postmarked by July 23rd.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 9:51 AM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Remember when Mean Streak made the top ten in some poll?

And Texas Giant. You have to be freakin' nuts.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 11:24 AM
rollergator's avatar ^ Hehe, AV and I are two that absolutely LOVED Texas Giant...even from "more recent" riding, not from when *everyone* thought it was top ten.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2007 1:44 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar ^Definitely a coaster I would check off my list, eh? ;)

-Tina

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 5:32 AM
Doesn't anyone else have any predictions????
The Voyage: 2007 NUMBER 1 WOODIE! I'm a Voyage freak and proud of it too!
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 10:39 AM
Here's a quick few, nothing changes with the top parks, with cedar point probably being a safe bet to take top park, and schlitterbahn taking tops in water park.

Steel rollercoaster

It seems is always a toss up between the two american intamins of millennium force and superman ride of steel (SFNE). Even though most who have rode expedition geforce swear by it being as good if not better than both. If i was a voter i would give my nod to millennium over supes, as i liked it more, but whos to say others vote supes.

Wood

Its gonna be a good race, as always. Thunderhead and Voyage probably lead the pack, but you might get el toro in there. Also raven and boulder dash seem to make it alot. It seems more often then not that american coasters top this as well. So Troy and balder will have a hard time cracking the top 5. Although i have heard they are superior coasters in their own right.

Best new ride, i would say right now, that would be maverick in a runaway. But i also thoroughly did enjoy mystery mine, but it was mainly the finale of that ride that just blew me away. Griffon laughable at best, its gonna be on there probably but its not in the other two aboves league of the ones i have rode. Renegade will also get some strong recognition.

Most beautiful, in my opinion that comes down to parks with great scenery, and or natural beauty. It that is the case, i would say of all the places it would probably still be busch gardens europe. But dollywood has got it by natural beauty. *** Edited 7/25/2007 3:30:37 AM UTC by MagnunBarrel***


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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 10:49 AM
The problem with the ballots is they are not fair. people would vote El-Toro down just because its in a six flags park. IT could have have great capacity and not alot of down time and would still be voted down just because its at great adventure.

I am sure El-Toro would be in the running (prob 2 behind voyage) if it was a fair vote.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 10:58 AM
Do you guys remember the good ol years.

http://www.ushsho.com/woodrollercoasterpollresults2004.htm


Timbers crew 08

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 11:08 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar The good ol years? 2004? That was 3 years ago.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 1:31 PM

SFoGswim said:
1. Mean Streak, Cedar Point
2. Rattler, SFFT
3. Colossus, SFMM
4. Twisted Twins, SFKK
5. American Eagle, SFGAm

Six Flags really knows how to make 'em.


My alternate for number 5 would be any Chance Toboggan still in use.

Great list!


Great Lakes Brewery Patron...

-Mark

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:24 PM
as for the woodies - what would be SO COOL is if all the newer popular coasters had the voters so divided up that they cancelled each other out and number one would be the Phoenix. It's been dancing all around the top five for years but never hit the top spot, while Timbers, Raven, Texas Giant, and Boulder Dash all came and went - and now Hades, Thunderhead, and The Voyage are kicking at each other.

I'd like to see some of the "lemming" categories change this year - OK, so nothing is going to dislodge Cedar Point or Schlitterbahn, but maybe there could be another park with better landscaping that Busch Gardens Europe? (Gilroy, Efteling...) or maybe there's a package of shows out there to outshine Fiesta? (SDC, Dollywood, something Disney or Universal...). And even with all that Schlitterbahn is, surely there are other waterparks with more lush and creative landscaping. I think the real battle is the new "best seaside park" category - between Santa Cruz BB, Morey's in Wildwood, and Blackpool, I couldn't even guess what would win.

Know what else? OK, so it is a little weird, if not downright seedy, seeing a thank-you ad from a park right across from the page that lists them as a winner - but I hope AT sells a TON of ads for this edition, not to mention a few gazillion subscriptions. That is what it's about, and good for them. *** Edited 7/24/2007 7:25:58 PM UTC by Seahawk & the Wave***

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 8:55 PM
Heres my votes in the top catergories

Best steel-SROS @SFNE

Best wood-Eltoro

best new coaster-Mystery Mine

best park-CP

best Water park-Schilterban

best food-Holiday world

best landscaped-Dollywood

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:14 AM
The GTAs will be announced on September 5th at 2:30 pm live from Dollywood. What are your predictions?
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Thursday, August 30, 2007 9:35 AM
Jeff's avatar I say who cares. It's still an excuse to sell advertising to the winners.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Phrazy

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 10:05 AM
matt.'s avatar Damn it, here I was ready to ridicule the whole thing and here I see I've already done it in this thread!

Suppose my ballot got lost in the mail like last year...and the year before...

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 11:06 AM
Best Steel: MF

Best Wood: Phoenix

Best Food: Knoebels

Best Park: CP

Friendliest Staff: Knoebels

Best Scenery: King's Dominion

Most Overated Coasters: HW *** Edited 8/30/2007 9:11:42 PM UTC by scraperguy99***

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Thursday, August 30, 2007 11:30 AM
Pagoda Gift Shop's avatar I'd like to see Cedar Point NOT win best park for a year. Just to the break the streak.

What would be nice is some sort of ratings system like Consumer Reports for each park.

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