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Wood Poll - This Year's Ride Experiences 2010

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 10.7 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 2010 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: Boulder Dash ranked highest of the 2010 Top 10 when judged only by those who rode each ride this past season. It was preferred 13 to 6 over El Toro among those who rode both this year and had a preference. T Express had only two people who indicated that they rode it in 2010 take the poll. Average Number of Wood Coasters Ridden = 10.7
RANK   COASTER NAME      PARK               LOC RIDERS W    L  T  WinPct TiBk
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 *  Coaster             Playland             BC     3   1   0  0  1.0000  0
 *  Tremors             Silverwood           ID     5   4   0  0  1.0000  0
 *  White Cyclone       Nagashima Spaland    JP     2   1   0  0  1.0000  0
  4 Boulder Dash        Lake Compounce       CT    39 103   0  1  0.9952   

  5 El Toro             SFGAd                NJ    93 122   2  0  0.9839   

  6 Ravine Flyer II     Waldameer            PA    72 113   4  3  0.9542   
  7 The Voyage          Holiday World        IN    96 114   4  4  0.9508   
  8 Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA    60 103   4  4  0.9459   

  9 Prowler             Worlds of Fun        MO    59 107   7  2  0.9310   
 10 Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix         FR    25  56   3  3  0.9274   
 11 Troy                Toverland            NL    33  74   5  3  0.9207   

 12 Renegade            Valleyfair!          MN    44  92   8  7  0.8925   
 13 Balder              Liseberg             SE    17  61   7  2  0.8857  0
 *  Rampage             Alabama Adventure    AL     7  53   6  2  0.8852  0

 *  El Toro             Freizeitpark Plohn   DE     9  38   4  4  0.8696   
 16 Shivering Timbers   Michigan's Adventure MI    18  56   6  6  0.8676   
 17 Terminator Salvatio S. F. Magic Mountain CA    79 105  15  4  0.8629   
 18 Thunderhead         Dollywood            TN    45  87  12  7  0.8538  9
 19 Raven               Holiday World        IN    94 100  15  5  0.8542  6

 20 Colossos            Heide Park           DE    10  13   2  2  0.8235  0
 21 Evel Knievel        Six Flags St Louis   MO    51  91  18  4  0.8230  0
 *  New Mexico Rattler  Cliff's              NM     3   8   1  2  0.8182  0
 23 Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark          PA    66  91  18  6  0.8174  0
 24 Joris en de Draak W de Efteling          NL    64  75  15  7  0.8093   
 *  Fireball            Happy Valley Song    CN     7  20   4  2  0.8077   
 26 Kentucky Rumbler    Beech Bend           KY    13  47   9  7  0.8016   
 27 Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark          PA    67  88  19  9  0.7974   

 28 Silver Comet        Martin's Fantasy Is. NY    15  44  10  7  0.7787   
 29 The Beast           Kings Island         OH    87  83  21 10  0.7719   

 30 Viper               SFGAm                IL    56  79  21 13  0.7566   
 *  Timber Terror       Silverwood           ID     5   3   1  0  0.7500  0
 *  Magnus Colossus     Terra Mitica         ES     2   1   0  1  0.7500  0
 *  Thunderbird         PowerPark            FI     3   3   0  3  0.7500  0
 34 Comet               Great Escape         NY    16  56  14 15  0.7471   
 35 Joris en de Draak V de Efteling          NL    68  70  22  6  0.7449   
 36 Grand National      Blackpool            UK    45  66  19 12  0.7423 28
 37 Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK    46  67  20 10  0.7423 14
 38 Cornball Express    Indiana Beach        IN    56  79  27  6  0.7321   
 39 Boardwalk Bullet    Kemah Boardwalk      TX    13  40  10 15  0.7308   
 40 Megafobia           Oakwood              UK    29  50  18  2  0.7286   
 41 Hellcat             Timber Falls         WI    33  68  24  8  0.7200   
 42 Hades               Mount Olympus        WI    37  66  21 16  0.7184   
 *  Falken              Farup Sommerland     DK     5   4   1  2  0.7143   
 44 The Legend          Holiday World        IN    93  81  32  5  0.7076   

 45 Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach          FL    16  45  18  9  0.6875  1
 46 Roar                SF Discovery Kingdom CA    31  54  23  6  0.6867  0
 47 Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA    22  41  18  3  0.6855   

 48 Cyclone             Astroland            NY    37  63  28 10  0.6733   
 *  Thundercoaster      Tusenfryd            NO     3   2   1  0  0.6667   
 50 Cheetah             Wild Adventures      GA    14  51  23 15  0.6573   
 51 Thunderbolt         Kennywood            PA    82  74  39  5  0.6483   
 52 Twister             Knoebel's            PA    58  66  35  7  0.6435   

 53 Swamp Fox           Family Kingdom       SC    10  24  15  7  0.5978   
 *  Le Monstre          La Ronde             QU     8  32  21  8  0.5902   
 *  Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR     3   3   1  8  0.5833   
 56 Cyclops             Mount Olympus        WI    40  56  39 10  0.5810   
 57 Jack Rabbit         Kennywood            PA    81  65  47  5  0.5769   
 58 Wild One            SF America           MD    41  54  40  8  0.5686   
 59 Outlaw              Adventureland        IA    21  44  33  8  0.5647   
 60 Mammut              Tripsdrill           DE    12   4   3  1  0.5625  1
 61 GhostRider          Knott's Berry Farm   CA    65  57  43 11  0.5631  0
 62 Rutschebanen        Tivoli Gardens       DK    13  13  10  5  0.5536   
 *  Hullamvasut         Vidam                HU     3   4   3  4  0.5455   
 *  Cyclone             Lakeside             CO     4   5   4  3  0.5417   
 65 Cannonball          Lake Winnepesaukah   GA    16  34  29 10  0.5342   
 *  Excalibur           Funtown USA          ME     9  17  15  4  0.5278   
 67 Lost Coaster of SM  Indiana Beach        IN    45  52  47  7  0.5236   
 *  Blue Streak         Conneaut Lake Park   PA     8  11  10  3  0.5208   
 69 Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH   108  60  56  8  0.5161   
 70 American Eagle      SFGAm                IL    55  52  49 12  0.5133  6
 71 Wildcat             Hersheypark          PA    61  53  50 11  0.5132  5
 72 Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK    43  39  38 12  0.5056   
 *  Vuoristorata        Linnamaki Park       FI     3   0   0  4  0.5000  0
 *  Medusa              Six Flags Mexico     MX     3   0   0  1  0.5000  0
 75 The Boss            Six Flags St Louis   MO    52  51  51 11  0.5000  0
 76 The Grizzly         Kings Dominion       VA   103  59  59  6  0.5000  0
 *  Montana Rusa        La Feria             MX     2   0   0  1  0.5000  0
 78 Stampida            Port Aventura        ES    13  19  20  9  0.4896   
 79 Grt Am Scrm Mach    SFoG                 GA    41  43  46  8  0.4845   
 80 Great White         Wild Wheels Pier     NJ    15  28  31  7  0.4773   
 81 Hoosier Hurricane   Indiana Beach        IN    53  47  53 11  0.4730   
 82 Comet               Hersheypark          PA    61  45  53 16  0.4649   
 83 Gwazi-Tiger         Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL    59  42  51  9  0.4559   
 *  Tornado             Stricker's Grove     OH     5  19  24 11  0.4537   

 85 Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK    27  27  38 13  0.4295   

 86 Loup Garou          Walibi Belgium       BE    17   3   5  4  0.4167   
 87 Georgia Cyclone     SFoG                 GA    42  34  51 13  0.4133  8
 88 Racer               Kennywood            PA    79  43  63 10  0.4138  5
 89 Timber Wolf         Worlds of Fun        MO    56  40  61 12  0.4071   
 90 Robin Hood          Walibi World         NL    44  24  41 25  0.4056   
 91 Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL    65  37  57  9  0.4029   
 92 Yankee Cannonball   Canobie Lake Park    NH    16  25  41 12  0.3974   
 93 Zeus                Mount Olympus        WI    39  34  56 16  0.3962   
 94 Wolverine Wildcat   Michigan's Adventure MI    16  20  34 12  0.3939   
 95 Cyclone             SF New England       MA    45  37  59  5  0.3911   
 96 Racer               Kings Island         OH    83  39  65  9  0.3850   
 97 Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA    18  20  36 11  0.3806  1
 98 Tornado             Adventureland        IA    21  29  50  9  0.3807  0
 99 Roar                SF America           MD    45  36  61  6  0.3786   
 *  Scenic Railway      Dreamland            UK     2   0   1  3  0.3750   
101 Rebel Yell          Kings Dominion       VA   101  41  73 10  0.3710   
 *  Kingdom Coaster     Dutch Wonderland     PA     4   5  10  4  0.3684   
103 Skyliner            Lakemont             PA    23  24  47 12  0.3614   
104 Rattler             Fiesta Texas         TX    13  20  41 12  0.3562   
 *  Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island         OH     4   1   4  5  0.3500   
106 Screamin' Eagle     Six Flags St Louis   MO    49  36  70  4  0.3455   
107 Hell Cat            Clementon Lake       NJ    11  13  31 13  0.3421   
108 Leap the Dips       Lakemont             PA    24  24  52 11  0.3391   

109 Thunderhawk         Dorney Park          PA    50  32  71  8  0.3243   
110 Roller Coaster      Great Yarmouth       UK    10   8  22  9  0.3205   
 *  Wildcat             Frontier City        OK     3   3   7  1  0.3182   
112 Jack Rabbit         Seabreeze            NY    16  19  44  4  0.3134   
113 Dragon Coaster      Playland             NY    13  16  46 15  0.3052  0
114 Thunder Road        Carowinds            NC    63  31  76  9  0.3060  1
115 Tomahawk            Port Aventura        ES    10   5  14  4  0.3043  0
116 Thunderbolt         SF New England       MA    46  27  67  7  0.3020   
117 Judge Roy Scream    SFoT                 TX    15  15  42  9  0.2955   
118 Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA    67  29  78 12  0.2941   
 *  Roller Coaster      Lagoon               UT     8   3  11  5  0.2895   
120 High Roller         Valleyfair!          MN    42  23  68 13  0.2837   
 *  Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL     5   8  27  8  0.2791  0
 *  Antelope            Gulliver's World     UK     8   4  23 16  0.2791  0
123 Predator            Darien Lake          NY    17  18  51  6  0.2800  0

124 Meteor              Little Amerricka     WI    10  10  39 10  0.2542   
125 M.Can.Mine Buster   Canada's Wonderland  ON    27  20  73 12  0.2476   

126 Rollo Coaster       Idlewild             PA    19   9  41 10  0.2333   
 *  Texas Giant         SFoT                 TX     4   1   8  4  0.2308   
 *  Hochschaubahn       Prater Park          AT     4   3  14  3  0.2250  0
129 Wild Beast          Canada's Wonderland  ON    29  22  81  4  0.2243  0
 *  Twister II          Elitch Gardens       CO     6   1  11  6  0.2222   

131 The Bandit          Movie Park           DE    20   4  19  2  0.2000   
132 Pegasus             Mount Olympus        WI    39  15  80 10  0.1905  3
133 Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ    73  17  87  9  0.1903  3
 *  The Legend          Arnolds Park         IA     2   1   8  2  0.1818   
135 Underground         Adventureland        IA    22  12  70  7  0.1742   

 *  Kiddie Coaster      Playland             NY     3   2  16  2  0.1500   

 *  Teddy Bear          Stricker's Grove     OH     5   3  42  9  0.1389  1
138 Hurler              Kings Dominion       VA    89  14 100  5  0.1387  1
139 Hurler              Carowinds            NC    61  11  95  9  0.1348   
140 Little Dipper       SFGAm                IL    43  11  89  6  0.1321   
141 Zach's Zoomer       Michigan's Adventure MI    15   4  52  8  0.1250  0
142 Rutschebanen        Bakken               DK    11   1  10  1  0.1250  0
 *  Tree Topper         Upper Clements Park  NS     2   0   3  1  0.1250  0
144 Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT    38   9  87  8  0.1250  0

145 Comet               Waldameer            PA    65  11 102  2  0.1043   
146 Zipper Dipper       Blackpool            UK    35   5  77  8  0.1000   

147 Anaconda            Walygator Parc       FR    24   1  16  1  0.0833   
148 Woodstock Express   Kings Island         OH    60   4  91  9  0.0817   
149 Woodstock Express   Carowinds            NC    51   5 101  8  0.0789   
150 Coaster-Express     Parque Warner Madrid ES    13   3  61  4  0.0735   

151 Ghoster Coaster     Kings Dominion       VA    73   4 105  6  0.0609   
152 Ghoster Coaster     Canada's Wonderland  ON    22   2  95  7  0.0529   

 *  Sea Dragon          Jungle Jacks Landing OH     7   1  27  0  0.0357   

154 The Grizzly         Great America        CA    25   1  70  1  0.0208  3
155 Mean Streak         Cedar Point          OH   107   1 117  3  0.0207  2


The following coasters had too few 2010 riders take the poll:

 *  Ozark Wildcat(SBNO) Celebration City     MO     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Triple Hurricane(S) Cypress Gardens      FL     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Starliner (SBNO)    Cypress Gardens      FL     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Timberhawk          Enchanted Village    WA     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Wild Mouse          Luna Park-Sydney     AU     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Scenic Railway      Luna Park-Melbourne  AU     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Elf                 Hirakata Park        JP     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Jupiter             Kijima Korakuen      JP     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  White Canyon        Yomiuriland          JP     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  T Express           Everland             KR     2   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Coaster Thrill Ride Puyallup Fair        WA     4   0   3  0  0.0000   
 *  Regina              Tobu Zoo             JP     2   0   3  0  0.0000   
 *  Lil' Dipper         Camden Park          WV     2   0   5  0  0.0000   
 *  Big Dipper          Camden Park          WV     3   0   5  0  0.0000   
 *  Aska      (S)       Nara Dreamland       JP     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Cyclone             Nicco Park           I     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Zipper Dipper       Esselworld           I     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Montezum            Hopi Hari            B     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Wild Mouse          Aussie World         A     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Auto BergBahn       Prater Park          AT     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Cyclone   (SBNO)    Williams Grove       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   
 *  Big Dipper  (SBNO)  Geauga Lake          OH     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   
 *  Twisted Twins-L (S) Kentucky Kingdom     KY     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Thunder Run         Kentucky Kingdom     KY     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Roller Coaster (S)  Joyland              KS     0   0   0  0  0.0000   




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