But, "we" don't "obviously" know it to be ridiculous. I think Mean Streak is doing really well this year. Hell, even when it was rough, it was still a decent ride, albeit a little boring.
The other day it was so packed at the point that MS was the only ride Jen and I got on. The trim was barely on, and the entire track had a nice fat line of lubricant running it. It was even better than it has been in the past weekends this year, I got a stream of tears in my eyes from the speed.
I'm not saying that it's anywhere near the quality of the woodies at Holiday World, but there's definitely a hell of a lot worse out there. (Shivering Timbers, for example.)
If I had a fledgling magazine, I'd make an arbitrary list of highly visible coasters in hopes that the parks saw it as an opportunity to put up a huge banner promoting their ride with the name of my publication on it and thus getting me more exposure.
Olsor said: Dustin - you need to ride more woodies.
I was about to jump all over you for first mis-spelling my name and then for even daring to say that I should ride more woodies as I have been on most of them in the USA -- then I realized we have a new poster who is named Dustin. My bad. ;)
Did you consider that it could be Top Ten by attendance. If CP is the #1 or #2 attended seasonal park it stands to make sense that MS would indeed be a Top Ten wooden coaster. It has more riders that most other coasters, bad or not.