Millennium Force, Raven, score top 2001 Golden Ticket Awards

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:22 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The results are in for Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards. The results are as follows:

Steel coasters:
  1. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
  2. Superman Ride of Steel, Six Flags New England
  3. Magnum XL-200, Cedar Point
  4. Steel Force, Dorney Park
  5. Montu, Busch Gardens Tampa
  6. Superman Ride of Steel, Six Flags Darken Lake
  7. Apollo's Chariot, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  8. Raptor, Cedar Point
  9. Incredible Hulk, Islands of Adventure
  10. Alpengiest, Busch Gardens Williamsburg
  11. Raging Bull, Six Flags Great America
  12. Dueling Dragons, Islands of Adventure
  13. Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa
  14. Goliath, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  15. Phantom's Revenge, Kennywood
  16. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
  17. Mindbender, Six Flags Over Georgia
  18. Mamba, Words of Fun
  19. Nemesis, Alton Towers
  20. Superman Ride of Steel, Six Flags America
  21. Titan, Six Flags of Texas
  22. Medusa, Six Flags Great Adventure
  23. Superman Ultimate Escape, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
  24. Desperado, Buffalo Bill's Casino
  25. Volcano, Paramount's Kings Dominion
Wood coasters:
  1. Raven, Holiday World
  2. Shivering Timbers, Michigan's Adventure
  3. Boulder Dash, Lake Compounce
  4. Phoenix, Knoebel's Grove
  5. Legend, Holiday World
  6. Ghostrider, Knott's Berry Farm
  7. Rampage, VisionLand
  8. Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas
  9. Comet, Great Escape
  10. Megafobia, Oakwood
  11. Cyclone, Astroland
  12. Beast, Paramount's Kings Island
  13. Lightning Racer, Hersheypark
  14. Thunderbolt, Kennywood
  15. The Boss, Six Flags St. Louis
  16. Georgia Cyclone, Six Flags Over Georgia
  17. Villain, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
  18. Tonnerre de Zeus, Parc Asterix
  19. Tremors, Silverwood
  20. Twister, Knoebel's Grove
  21. Giant Dipper, Santa Cruz Boardwalk
  22. Wildcat, Hersheypark
  23. Coaster, PNE Playland
  24. Timber Wolf, Worlds of Fun
  25. Cyclone, Six Flags New England

Best park and capacity went to Cedar Point, Paramount's Kings Island scored with best kids area (crushing Islands of Adventure), while Holiday World again scored the friendliest and cleanest awards.

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:23 AM
Jeff's avatar Someone should mention that on the AT site that PKI is apparently home to "Breast."

I hope they spell check a little better for the print publication. ;)

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:38 AM
Wouldn't mind seeing the theming on that one...

I'm glad Phantom's Revenge was ranked pretty high, although I thought it blew the socks off of Steel Force and Magnum.

The wooden top five makes me that much more excited about my HW trip in August, and that much more determined to get to MIA and LC next year! :)

Joe Cernelli
Head Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:39 AM
Way to go Phantom's Revenge! Highest place for a new steel coaster. You can bet that this thing is going to move up higher next year after more people have the chance to ride it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:39 AM


And I work on the #1 coaster in the world too. Ahh, what a great day.

MF '01
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:41 AM
Same for the above article: I did not know that S:ROS was at Six Flags Darken Lake:)

God Bless Coasters!
A New Hoosier Theme Park is on the horizion!
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:41 AM
Nice to see SROS at SFNE in the number 2 spot. That coaster rocks! The Phoenix also did well, but everybody knows that rollercoaster is awesome.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:44 AM
How the hell did Goliath rate higher than Titan?

Dude,Dude, Dude, Dude, Dude, Dude.....Dude. I've guess you've got a point there.

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:45 AM
I'm sure the folks over at Custom Coasters are breaking out the champaign tonight! Job well done, CCI!

Benjamin Jones | Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:47 AM
Dan isn't going to like this at all!
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:47 AM
cernelli, I lmao! The theming on the "Breast" would definitely be a sight to see!

"Did you make a copy? Because if you made a copy, we could watch the copy."
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:48 AM
Fantastic! Millennium Force is king of the coasters...finally! Interesting to see that S:ROS is number two. I have heard nothing but excellent things about this coaster, and have to get there soon. Maggie got bumped..but I think it was time. I am very impressed that Nitro was rated so highly, and shocked that Goliath is as low as it is. I am also a little bummed that Raptor fell a few spots.

Anyway, congrats to all the winners...and be sure to get to the Point; the best park in the world four years in a row (God, I love saying that!)

mikey :)
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:04 AM
Go Millennium!!!!!!

Millennium Force is NUMBER 1!!!!!!

Sorry Magnum

Current Favorite Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Incredible Hulk, The
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:09 AM

Again, notice of incorrect information.

I did not know that Six Flags Great America was located in Gurnea, Ill!


I really do hope that someone profread these lists before sending them out to the press, and the mistakes are only on the web page versions.


Brian A. Plencner
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:16 AM
ApolloAndy's avatar Why is there such a discrepancy between SROS:SFA and SROS: SFDL? They're just mirrors, and DL has the lake.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:19 AM
How in the hell did the Texas Giant make it into the top ten? Has anyone ridden this ride lately? It is horrible.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:22 AM
I've been on 22/25 of the top steel coasters, and I'm so glad Magnum has been dumped. My fave is S:ROS at SFNE so I'm not far off. Shame I haven't been on as many woodies (only 11/25).

So Megafobia is the highest placed coaster outside of the US. I bet if it was in the US it would be No.1.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:25 AM
Notice how Mean Streak was bumped from #16 to off the list this year. That ride has gotten so rough this year.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:27 AM
"How the hell did Goliath rate higher than Titan?"
"Why is there such a discrepancy between SROS:SFA and SROS: SFDL?"

I would have to imagine that a big factor in this poll is how many people have actually rode the coasters. Many more people have rode Goliath then Titan, therefore more people have a chance to vote on it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:30 AM
Cool stuff.. thanks for posting, and time to update the records page :) for S:Ros@sfdl and S:ros at SFA, the SFDL has been out longer, plus it has a lake, and it has mist.... its based on survey submssions from people I believe, and S:ros@sfdl has been in the top 10 since it opened in 1999 giving it some appeal.

Alan Jacyszyn
SFDLnet: The Ultimate Darien Lake Guide - SFDLnet Coaster Chat! August 6th, 7:00 PM EST

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