Monday, May 27, 2002 10:33 PM
I was just wondering if anybody (more likely everybody) caught the Top 10 coasters of 2002 show. I was curious to see what the list was, as the girlfriend didn't really share in my need to watch this show. Thanks.
Monday, May 27, 2002 10:36 PM


1-Incredible Hulk

2-Millennium Force and Goliath at SFMM (Tie)


4-Magnum XL-200



2-Son Of Beast



I am not exactly sure on the wooden ones, Thunderbolt may have been #2 instead of SOB...can't remember. One more comment...girlfriends...who needs em'. lol.

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Monday, May 27, 2002 10:43 PM

Number 5 Steel was Magnum

Number 5 Wood was Raven

Number 4 Steel was Nitro

Number 4 Wood was Thunderbolt

Number 3 Wood was Ghostrider

Number 2 Steel was a Tie between Millie and Goliath hence no number 3

Number 2 Wood was Son of Beast

Number 1 Steel was Incredible Hulk

Number 1 Wood was The Beast

I think that was right although Sonny and Gostrider might have been switched around.

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Monday, May 27, 2002 11:10 PM
I was a little pissed that thunderbolt made the list, it has a neat story but I didn't think it is a stand out coaster (yes I have ridden it)
Monday, May 27, 2002 11:25 PM
Wow! Didn't think I'd get a reply that fast, especially at this time of night. B&M Tycoon: I think the jury's still out on the whole girlfriend thing...I'll get back with you with that one (haha).
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 5:15 AM
Thunderbolt seems like a great classic woodie, of course not thrilling of todays standards. But from the looks of it, Thunderbolt gives Phantoms Revenge some great headchoppers.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:07 AM

Did you guys catch the Today Show's Top 10 list?

Here is what I remember, but they only showed it for a short time so I mayhave some of it mixed up:

1.Millenium Force


3.Incredible Hulk

4.Magnum XL 200




8.Shivering Timbers



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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:07 AM
Happy to say that I've had the chance to ride 6 of those coasters and should be adding the Thunderbolt this summer.
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:47 AM

the irony is overwhelming....sure. Millie and "the Big G" are tied for my #2 spot, and Nitro certainly ranks right up there as my fav Beemer...but if Hulk is really the #1 steelie on the planet I gotta get myself down to IOA more often....;).....still lovin' that Ride of Steel.....FWIW, I love Maggie, but think it's ranking may also have been bumped up a bit due to location and nostalgia.....

the wooden rankings - well, I *think* PKI may have "caught a break" on those due to their (rightful) claim as the king of American wood...actually, being Cincy, I *should* say the QUEEN of America's wood....Queen City and all....

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 6:53 AM
I hate Top 10 shows. It's always the same coasters over and over and over again. I also found it odd that Titan didn't make the list yet the {sarcasm} almighty {/sarcasm} Goliath did...


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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 7:06 AM

I've only been to Univ. Islands once (going again in August) but the lines were non-existant since it was for the Pitt-NCState Bowl Game which is practically in the middle of winter (and pretty soon after Sept. 11) and I rode Hulk more than 5 times that day. I wasn't really all that impressed. Sure its got loops and the accel at the top of the hill is cool, but i don't think it's better than Magnum or Millenium (in that order). Anyone else agree?

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 7:25 AM

After Shivering Timbers, X, and Xcelerator over the next few weeks, I guess the "big ones" for me will be Titan, The Boss, S:RoS at SFNE.....Of course, there's still Big Chief's and Silverwood, too......and those parks/rides across the pond. me Ahab.....;)

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 7:37 AM
My problem is the almost anyone would put S:ROS at New England in their top 3 and I never see it on any of the shows.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 7:49 AM

I agree with the Shy One about Goliath. It's personally a top 5 steel coaster, but how is it better than Titan? I would think an exact copy with even more added to it should be the better ride. I've never ridden it, but it couldn't be worse. It's all about the media markets. SoCal parks get a lot of tv time, same goes for Florida and CP. Even though Dallas is a huge city, it's just not the tourist destination that SoCal is. Hence Goliath is tied for #2 and Titan is a no-show.

One thing I liked about the steel coasters was how the different companies were represented. Aside from Hulk they were all hyper or giga coasters with each one having a different designer. I say get rid of Hulk and give me a Morgan just to round things out.

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 9:44 AM
Also keep in mind that more people(obviously) have ridden Goliath. Most people here in So-Cal don't even know that Titan exists. That's what happens when you build a near clone, outside of the big So-Cal market.
Tuesday, May 28, 2002 10:30 AM

I am sorry, but I do not see how Shivering Timbers was not on this program. It really made me steam. Shivering Timbers IS easily a top 5 wooden coaster. But oh well, go get 'em next year Shibby!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 11:07 AM
The Thunderbolt is not a stand out coaster, but the coaster it self is very different from other wooden coasters! And just like RubberDucky said it provides the Phantom Revenge with great headchoppers;)


Tuesday, May 28, 2002 11:42 AM
The theory is not enough people have ridden Timbers that vote for next years! Who knows, maybe I'll get to narrate ;).
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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 11:52 AM
The Pittsburgh paper said that Phantom's Revenge wasn't on the show because the voting took place before PR was finished. So maybe next year that'll make the Top 10 as well. If that happens, I want the mike... :)

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Tuesday, May 28, 2002 11:54 AM
....I can almost hear it now...."and THIS is the part where the old Phantom kicked you in the side of the head".....j/k....;)

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