El Toro takes over top spot in the CoasterBuzz 100

Monday, October 22, 2012 2:14 PM
Jeff's avatar

After 122 straight weeks of being at the top, The Voyage has fallen to the #2 spot to El Toro, by a very tiny margin, in the CoasterBuzz 100.

In the spirit of election season (which I suppose would be "your coaster is a communist" or some other such nonsense), make sure you have your track record up to date and rated!

Last edited by Jeff, Monday, October 22, 2012 9:25 PM

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Monday, October 22, 2012 3:13 PM
sirloindude's avatar

I think The Voyage is a little too socialistic for my liking. Too much redistribution of airtime.


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Monday, October 22, 2012 3:21 PM
rollergator's avatar

I am clearly out-of-synch with the community. Last year, I found "The Voyage" (hi Paula) to be a little too rough in a few spots, and it fell down on my list. This year, Toro resumed its #2 slot when HW had some pretty-serious tweaking done to the landmark attraction.

Not sure if I'm a year early, or a year late...

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Monday, October 22, 2012 5:04 PM

As it should be! Its been my #1 since it opened in 06:)

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Monday, October 22, 2012 5:19 PM
Vater's avatar

*phew*

I'd been wanting to go back to Holiday World for years so I can ride Voyage, but now that's it's only #2 I don't have to anymore.

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Monday, October 22, 2012 5:21 PM
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Funny enough, this is the first year I've really warmed up to the ride.

In past years I've certainly enjoyed the extreme airtime and forces, but by Great Wooden Coaster Standards I always thought the layout was a little inelegant and too reliant on brute force, and I never liked how restrictive the lap bars are.

On my visit a few weeks ago I got a great daytime front seat ride and an absolutely brutal, gut-busting night ride in the back car that I think changed my mind. I think I've finally gotten used to the cars (somewhat) and the ride really seemed to have some aggressive, angry punch to it in the curves, especially on that night ride. I'd still put a few traditional woodies ahead of it but this year I really had a lightbulb moment on El Toro for sure. I get it now!

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Monday, October 22, 2012 8:18 PM

I wonder how much the timberliners will impact Voyage in this poll.

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Monday, October 22, 2012 8:44 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

A Swiss-designed roller coaster is #1? When will you sheeple wake up!?

~Rob

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Monday, October 22, 2012 8:57 PM
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I have ET at #1 (tied with Phoenix) and Voyage about #4 or #5. Voyage was just a little bit too much intensity for me.


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Monday, October 22, 2012 9:11 PM
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While I love the Voyage, and it was running AMAZINGLY this year during HWN, I couldn't get enough, especially Friday Night (I think I rode it 12 times in a row without getting off, unheard of for me), El Toro's airtime hasn't, for me, been beaten on a wooden coaster.

It's fantastic. Phoenix has amazing air too, but not the child abuse, red headed stepchild, I want to throw you 400' up in the air over Rolling Thunder because I hate you airtime that Toro has. It's brutal, amazing, and brilliant.


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Monday, October 22, 2012 10:31 PM
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0g said:

I wonder how much the timberliners will impact Voyage in this poll.

I'll let you know as soon as Flying Turns opens.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:52 AM

Quick, someone add a star to The Voyage or take one away from El Toro so that there's a new thread in the morning.

I would, but I like Intamin. They're very innovative. Way more than B&M. ;-)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 1:47 AM
LostKause's avatar

This topic is disrespectful the The Voyage!


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:36 AM

It's Obama's fault

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:12 PM

This clearly is a referendum on the theming of The Voyage. It is in fact themed to a time where there were a lot of horses and bayonets

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:21 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

This doesn't surprise me. The ride didn't ride very well last year. Anyone who rode it last year, but not since, would probably have a less favorable view of the ride. The work they did last off-season has brought it back to it's original glory. I imagine, with how wood coaster are, I can see this going back and forth over the years. That's assuming something better doesn't come alone in the meantime.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:23 PM
eightdotthree's avatar

I have only ridden it once and I was shocked at how awesome and powerful it was.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 8:29 PM
rollergator's avatar

Just realized that I've ridden all of the top 100 (after momentarily thinking Behemoth was CW's latest). There are a few notables missing from our list though...first among them, OH's lost Screechin' Eagle.

Also realized I need to get travelling again next summer...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 9:56 PM
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eightdotthree said:

I have only ridden it once and I was shocked at how awesome and powerful it was.

TWSS?


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 3:55 PM

I have only ridden it once and I was shocked at how awesome and powerful it was.

For a second I thought you were referring to Moosh: The Ride...


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