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Wood Poll - This Year's Ride Experiences 2009

The rankings were also run using only this year's riding experiences. These results are less meaningful as there are MANY pairings of coasters that no rider had ridden both of this year. As you can see, our poll respondants had ridden an average of 8.7 wood coasters this year. That sounds good until it is realized that when there are about 1/3 as many ride experiences it causes there to be an average of about 1/9 as many people who had ridden each pair of coasters (this year vs. ever). Therefore, I want to be very clear that the following results based on only 2009 ride experiences have a much greater margin of error and are only included here because they may be of some limited additional interest to some enthusiasts who want more information on how a particular coaster was perceived by those who rode it this year. Of Note: T Express ranked only #28 among the 12 people who rode it this year. Among the top 3 among 2009 mutual riders, El Toro was preferred to The Voyage 16 to 15 and preferred to Boulder Dash 25 to 18. The Voyage was preferred 13 to 10 to Boulder Dash but had five ties (most of the 1 to 1 variety) with less ridden coasters. Average Number of Wooden Roller Coasters Ridden in 2009 = 8.7
RANK   COASTER NAME      PARK               LOC RIDERS W    L  T  WinPct TiBk
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  1 El Toro             SFGAd                NJ   141 133   1  0  0.9925   

  2 Boulder Dash        Lake Compounce       CT    66 110   2  2  0.9737   
  3 The Voyage          Holiday World        IN    98 114   1  5  0.9708   
  4 Ravine Flyer II     Waldameer            PA    63 100   4  0  0.9615   

  5 Balder              Liseberg             SE    35  68   3  3  0.9392   
  6 Prowler             Worlds of Fun        MO    59 108   7  2  0.9316   
 *  Tremors             Silverwood           ID     6  25   1  2  0.9286   
  8 Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA    82 117   7  5  0.9264   
  9 Colossos            Heide Park           DE    35  58   4  2  0.9219   

 10 Rampage             Alabama Adventure    AL    18  68   6  3  0.9026  3
 11 Evel Knievel        Six Flags St Louis   MO    73 104  10  3  0.9017  2
 12 Hades               Mount Olympus        WI    22  77   7  4  0.8977   
 *  Fireball            Happy Valley Song    CN    10  45   5  1  0.8922   
 14 Troy                Toverland            NL    49  78   9  2  0.8876   

 15 El Toro             Freizeitpark Plohn   DE    17  57   7  3  0.8731   
 16 Thunderhead         Dollywood            TN    57 107  14  5  0.8690   

 *  Coaster             Playland             BC     7  20   2  4  0.8462   
 18 Megafobia           Oakwood              UK    22  14   1  4  0.8421   
 19 Renegade            Valleyfair!          MN    34  77  13  4  0.8404   

 20 Terminator Salvatio S. F. Magic Mountain CA    83 100  19  4  0.8293   
 21 The Beast           Kings Island         OH   174 109  22  5  0.8199   
 22 Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark          PA   109  97  19  7  0.8171   
 23 Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark          PA   108  98  21  4  0.8130   
 24 Kentucky Rumbler    Beech Bend           KY    26  78  15  9  0.8088 11
 25 Raven               Holiday World        IN    97  93  19  8  0.8083  9

 26 Cornball Express    Indiana Beach        IN    57  89  21  7  0.7906   
 27 Comet               Great Escape         NY    39  74  15 14  0.7864   
 *  T Express           Everland             KR    12  28   7  2  0.7838   
 *  Thunderbird         PowerPark            FI    12  37  10  1  0.7813   
 30 Shivering Timbers   Michigan's Adventure MI    22  62  17  4  0.7711   
 31 Avalanche           Timber Falls         WI    23  62  17  7  0.7616   

 32 Rutschebanen        Bakken               DK    27  58  18  7  0.7410  1
 *  Big Dipper  (SBNO)  Geauga Lake          OH     3  19   5  5  0.7414  0

 34 Rutschebanen        Tivoli Gardens       DK    32  57  19 10  0.7209   
 35 The Legend          Holiday World        IN    98  85  32  5  0.7172   

 36 Thundercoaster      Tusenfryd            NO    19  43  17  3  0.7063   
 37 Thunderbolt         Kennywood            PA    62  70  27 12  0.6972   
 38 Twister             Knoebel's            PA    83  81  34 11  0.6865   
 39 The Boss            Six Flags St Louis   MO    75  77  35  5  0.6795   
 40 Silver Comet        Martin's Fantasy Is. NY    16  45  21  5  0.6690   

 41 Excalibur           Funtown USA          ME    16  30  15  6  0.6471   
 *  Timber Terror       Silverwood           ID     6  16   8  4  0.6429   
 43 Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix         FR    24  23  10 13  0.6413   
 *  Regina              Tobu Zoo             JP    10  14   7  5  0.6346   
 45 Grand National      Blackpool            UK    51  22  11  9  0.6310   
 46 Jack Rabbit         Kennywood            PA    61  63  35 11  0.6284   
 47 Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA    35  52  29 13  0.6223   
 48 Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach          FL    23  39  21 15  0.6200  2
 49 Cyclone             Astroland            NY    38  59  34 11  0.6202  1

 50 Screamin' Eagle     Six Flags St Louis   MO    69  67  44  6  0.5983   
 *  New Mexico Rattler  Cliff's              NM     4  11   7  3  0.5952   
 52 Mammut              Tripsdrill           DE    43  31  20 10  0.5902  1
 53 Viper               SFGAm                IL    70  69  47  5  0.5909  0

 54 Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK    52  18  12  8  0.5789   
 55 Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH   128  66  47 11  0.5766   
 56 American Eagle      SFGAm                IL    67  64  47  9  0.5708   
 57 Yankee Cannonball   Canobie Lake Park    NH    29  39  30  3  0.5625   
 58 Robin Hood          Walibi World         NL    42  22  17  6  0.5556   
 59 Outlaw              Adventureland        IA    13  34  26 14  0.5541   
 60 Swamp Fox           Family Kingdom       SC    22  42  34 14  0.5444   
 61 Cannonball          Lake Winnepesaukah   GA    19  43  36 17  0.5365   
 62 Wildcat             Hersheypark          PA   105  61  53  9  0.5325   
 *  Roller Coaster      Lagoon               UT     9  18  16  5  0.5256   
 64 Racer               Kennywood            PA    61  53  49  7  0.5183   
 65 Zeus                Mount Olympus        WI    22  40  37 11  0.5170   
 66 Boardwalk Bullet    Kemah Boardwalk      TX    31  41  39  8  0.5114  6
 67 GhostRider          Knott's Berry Farm   CA    77  56  53 19  0.5117  2
 68 Lost Coaster of SM  Indiana Beach        IN    48  49  47 19  0.5087   
 *  Triple Hurricane(S) Cypress Gardens      FL     3   1   1  1  0.5000  0
 70 Hoosier Hurricane   Indiana Beach        IN    58  54  54  9  0.5000  0
 *  Wild Mouse          Luna Park-Sydney     AU     3   2   2  1  0.5000  0
 *  Hochschaubahn       Prater Park          AT     8   1   1  0  0.5000  0
 *  Jupiter             Kijima Korakuen      JP     4   2   2  0  0.5000  0
 *  Cheetah             Wild Adventures      GA    11  20  21  8  0.4898   
 *  Hell Cat            Clementon Lake       NJ     5  11  12 13  0.4861   
 76 Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA    32  36  39 11  0.4826   
 77 Roar                SF America           MD    52  47  52  9  0.4769   
 78 The Grizzly         Kings Dominion       VA    66  50  56  7  0.4735   
 *  Kingdom Coaster     Dutch Wonderland     PA     9  24  28 14  0.4697  1
 80 Vuoristorata        Linnamaki Park       FI    14  24  28 14  0.4697  2
 81 Falken              Farup Sommerland     DK    27  37  42  6  0.4706 10
 82 Jack Rabbit         Seabreeze            NY    15  28  32  4  0.4688  0
 83 Le Monstre          La Ronde             QU    22  36  43 12  0.4615   
 84 Comet               Hersheypark          PA    98  50  61 14  0.4560   
 *  Wildcat             Frontier City        OK    10  22  27  2  0.4510  0
 *  Loup Garou          Walibi Belgium       BE     8   3   4  3  0.4500  0
 87 Tornado             Adventureland        IA    14  28  36 10  0.4459  2
 88 Texas Giant         SFoT                 TX    39  39  50 13  0.4461  1

 89 Roar                SF Discovery Kingdom CA    42  37  50 11  0.4337   
 90 Great White         Wild Wheels Pier     NJ    24  33  45  9  0.4310  1
 91 Thunder Road        Carowinds            NC    44  42  57  9  0.4306  1
 *  Kiddie Coaster      Playland             NY     5   3   7 16  0.4231   
 *  Medusa              Six Flags Mexico     MX     2   0   1  5  0.4167   
 94 Racer               Kings Island         OH   157  51  75 10  0.4118   
 95 Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK    42   9  14  4  0.4074   

 96 Cyclops             Mount Olympus        WI    22  28  46 13  0.3966   
 97 Wild One            SF America           MD    53  36  59 13  0.3935   
 98 Thunder Run         Kentucky Kingdom     KY    35  33  56 11  0.3850  0
 *  Roller Coaster      Great Yarmouth       UK     9   3   6  4  0.3846  0
 *  Coaster Thrill Ride Puyallup Fair        WA     5   1   2  1  0.3750   
101 Skyliner            Lakemont             PA    22  25  44  5  0.3716   

102 Gwazi-Tiger         Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL    76  34  68 16  0.3559   
103 Rollo Coaster       Idlewild             PA    16  18  37 10  0.3538   

 *  The Legend          Arnolds Park         IA     3   5  11  3  0.3421   
 *  Big Dipper          Camden Park          WV     6   8  19  7  0.3382   
 *  Elf                 Hirakata Park        JP     2   1   2  0  0.3333  0
107 Thunderbolt         SF New England       MA    90  36  76  8  0.3333  0
108 Leap the Dips       Lakemont             PA    21  20  46  8  0.3243   
 *  Tornado             Stricker's Grove     OH    11  16  40 11  0.3209   
 *  Meteor              Little Amerricka     WI     8  14  35  8  0.3158  0
111 M.Can.Mine Buster   Canada's Wonderland  ON    33  28  65  7  0.3150  0
112 Rebel Yell          Kings Dominion       VA    65  29  72 14  0.3130   
113 Georgia Cyclone     SFoG                 GA    57  29  75 15  0.3067  7
114 Judge Roy Scream    SFoT                 TX    40  29  69  6  0.3077  2
115 Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK    38   9  24  5  0.3026  1
116 Wilde Beast         Canada's Wonderland  ON    36  25  65 11  0.3020  0
117 High Roller         Valleyfair!          MN    33  23  60  9  0.2989  3
118 Grt Am Scrm Mach    SFoG                 GA    59  29  77 13  0.2983  2
 *  Lil' Dipper         Camden Park          WV     6   4  18 12  0.2941   

120 Hurler              Carowinds            NC    44  25  72 10  0.2804   
121 Predator            Darien Lake          NY    26  19  58 10  0.2759  0
 *  Timberhawk          Enchanted Village    WA     7   6  19  4  0.2759  0
123 Dragon Coaster      Playland             NY    24  17  61 16  0.2660   
124 Cyclone             SF New England       MA    92  28  85  7  0.2625  1
125 Zipper Dipper       Blackpool            UK    35   6  24  8  0.2632  0
126 Timber Wolf         Worlds of Fun        MO    58  24  79 12  0.2609   
127 Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA    99  25  90 20  0.2593  5
128 Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT    59  21  75 16  0.2589  3

129 Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL    74  24  87 12  0.2439   
130 Thunderhawk         Dorney Park          PA    81  26  88  5  0.2395   
 *  Anaconda            Walygator Parc       FR     7   0   8  7  0.2333   
132 Little Dipper       Kiddieland           IL    21  13  50  6  0.2319   

 *  Twister II          Elitch Gardens       CO    11   4  24  7  0.2143   
134 Hurler              Kings Dominion       VA    60  21  89  6  0.2069   
 *  Coaster-Express     Parque Warner Madrid ES     5   1   7  2  0.2000   
136 Wolverine Wildcat   Michigan's Adventure MI    22  12  62  9  0.1988   

137 Stampida            Port Aventura        ES    29   9  63 11  0.1747   
 *  Starliner (SBNO)    Cypress Gardens      FL     4   0   4  2  0.1667  0
 *  Antelope            Gulliver's World     UK     3   0   4  2  0.1667  0
 *  Sea Dragon          Jungle Jacks Landing OH     4   6  43  6  0.1636   
141 Rattler             Fiesta Texas         TX    27   8  63 10  0.1605  0
142 Comet               Waldameer            PA    58  14  84  5  0.1602  0
 *  Zach's Zoomer       Michigan's Adventure MI    12   9  56  4  0.1594  0
144 Ghoster Coaster     Canada's Wonderland  ON    27  11  79  9  0.1566  0
 *  Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL     3   1  12  3  0.1563  0
146 Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island         OH    85  13  97  9  0.1471   
147 Tomahawk            Port Aventura        ES    26   7  63  9  0.1456   
148 Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ   116  13 102 10  0.1440   
 *  White Cyclone       Nagashima Spaland    JP     6   1   6  0  0.1429   
 *  Teddy Bear          Stricker's Grove     OH    11   6  54  7  0.1418   
151 Fairly Odd Coaster  Carowinds            NC    34  11  89  6  0.1321   

152 Mean Streak         Cedar Point          OH   122  10 101  8  0.1176   
153 Fairly Odd Coaster  Kings Island         OH    96  11 112  7  0.1115   

 *  Magnus Colossus     Terra Mitica         ES    12   1  43  7  0.0882   
155 Pegasus             de Efteling          NL    19   1  11  0  0.0833   
156 Scooby Doo          Kings Dominion       VA    49   6  99  6  0.0811   
157 The Bandit          Movie Park           DE    20   1  12  0  0.0769   
158 Pegasus             Mount Olympus        WI    21   2  78  8  0.0682  3
159 Underground         Adventureland        IA    13   4  68  2  0.0676  3

160 The Grizzly         Great America        CA    34   1  89  7  0.0464   


The following coasters had too few 2009 riders take the poll:
 *  Twisted Twins-L (S) Kentucky Kingdom     KY     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Cyclone             Lakeside             CO     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Cyclone   (SBNO)    Williams Grove       PA     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Scenic Railway      Luna Park-Melbourne  AU     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Aska      (S)       Nara Dreamland       JP     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Hullamvasut         Vidam                HU     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  White Canyon        Yomiuriland          JP     5   0   8  0  0.0000   
 *  Cyclone             Nicco Park           IN     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Zipper Dipper       Esselworld           IN     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Montezum            Hopi Hari            BR     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Wild Mouse          Aussie World         AU     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Auto BergBahn       Prater Park          AT     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Montana Rusa        La Feria             MX     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Tree Topper         Upper Clements Park  NS     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Zippin' Pippin (S)  Libertyland          TN     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Blue Streak  (SBNO) Conneaut Lake Park   PA     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Zingo     (S)       Bell's               OK     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Screechin' Eagle(S) LeSourdsville Lake   OH     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Ozark Wildcat(SBNO) Celebration City     MO     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Mega Zeph   (SBNO)  SF New Orleans       LA     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Twisted Twins-S (S) Kentucky Kingdom     KY     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Scenic Railway      Dreamland            UK     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Roller Coaster (S)  Joyland              KS     0   0   0  0  0.0000   




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