Hmmm.... the editor probably has only been to a handful of parks and "knows a buddy who has a friend who knows a guy" who had been to the other ones of the 10. Sounds like someone ripe for a job at the New York Post!
Later, EV ----- "Here's the thing about living in the past. If it was so good, then how come it didn't last? If it helps you, I'll put it in a phrase. Those were the times, but these are the days." - The Human League
I work in the biz...more than likely those editors received a free visit and/or private tour of a park, probably with their family. It's a fine line but does not constitute payment for placement as editors would not be under any formal obligation to place a park on the list [even tho that's exactly what happens].
------------------ A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Frisbeetarianism [n.] the belief that when you die your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.
Don't pay much attention to this sort of stuff. The editors just picked a bunch of parks. Heck, it says that Astroworld has the 4th largest selection of coasters in the world. There at least 10 parks with more coasters.
Six Flags Astroworld: Houston, Texas Boasting the fourth largest collection of coasters in the world, including the Serial Thriller.
That means the first three largest collections would be at Cedar Point, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags over Texas, Paramount's Kings Island, Paramount's Kings Dominion, Paramount Canada's Wonderland, Paramount's Carowinds, Six Flags Great America, and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.
------------------ -Mike B. Son of Hulk ------------------
For Kennywood, it says that the Phantom is the park's only steel coaster. They forgot The Exterminator and, if you want to get technical, the Lil' Phantom. MSN got the number of coasters right, but just forgot about the Exterminator being steel, I guess.
Oh, and I'm trying to think of any animal shows at Cedar Point. Jungle Larry's is gone and so are the dolphins. I wouldnt' exactly call the petting zoo a show... Is he talking about Snoopy Rocks on Ice? Snoopy is a dog and he does perform in teh show. LOL
Blaster 1578, didn't you hear? TTD is sinking! The support structure combined with the weight of the footers is making it sink into the lake. So far it's sunk 10 feet, so S:TE is once again the tallest!! W00t!