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Wood Poll - This Year's Ride Experiences 2011

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 8.8 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 2011 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: "Wood Coaster" had a loss among 2011 mutual riders (it had several ties but no losses when the year ridden was not considered). The two people who rode it and "Boulder Dash" this year and listed a preference both preferred "Boulder Dash". Those who rode both "El Toro" and "Boulder Dash" this year chose "El Toro" 33 to 22. Strangely, those who reported riding both "The Voyage" and "Boulder Dash" this year chose "The Voyage" 9 to 2. However, those who rode both "The Voyage" and "El Toro" this year did choose "El Toro" 12 to 4. Average Number of Wood Coasters Ridden This Year = 8.8
RANK   COASTER NAME      PARK               LOC RIDERS W    L  T  WinPct TiBk
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 *  Coaster             Playland             BC     4   7   0  0  1.0000   

  2 El Toro             SFGAd                NJ   150 137   0  6  0.9790   
  3 Boulder Dash        Lake Compounce       CT    83 124   3  1  0.9727   

  4 Ravine Flyer II     Waldameer            PA    54 114   3  5  0.9549   
  5 The Voyage          Holiday World        IN    73 108   5  1  0.9518   
  6 Troy                Toverland            NL    67  61   2  3  0.9470   
  7 Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA    90 129   5  6  0.9429   

  8 Thunderhead         Dollywood            TN    56 110   6  6  0.9262   

 *  Wood Coaster        Knight Valley        CN     8  19   1  4  0.8750   
 10 Colossos            Heide Park           DE    66  74   9  6  0.8652   

 11 Balder              Liseberg             SE    36  78  10  8  0.8542   
 12 Shivering Timbers   Michigan's Adventure MI    22  65   8  8  0.8519   

 13 Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix         FR    16  53   6 10  0.8406  1
 14 Prowler             Worlds of Fun        MO    26  69   9 10  0.8409  0
 15 American Thunder    Six Flags St Louis   MO    25  77  12  8  0.8351   
 16 Hades               Mount Olympus        WI    18  70  13  4  0.8276   
 17 Wooden Warrior      Quassy               CT    72 102  20  7  0.8178   
 18 Raven               Holiday World        IN    64  93  19  6  0.8136   

 *  T Express           Everland             KR     5  24   4  5  0.8030   
 20 Comet               Great Escape         NY    43  92  20  9  0.7975   
 21 Renegade            Valleyfair!          MN    13  47  10  7  0.7891  0
 22 HellCat             Timber Falls         WI    15  46   8 12  0.7879  1
 23 Kentucky Rumbler    Beech Bend           KY    10  35   5 12  0.7885  0
 24 Boardwalk Bullet    Kemah Boardwalk      TX    27  79  17 14  0.7818   
 25 Joris en de Draak W de Efteling          NL    85  78  17 15  0.7773   

 26 Cornball Express    Indiana Beach        IN    22  56  14  9  0.7658   
 27 Megafobia           Oakwood              UK    24  31   7  8  0.7609   
 28 Twister             Grona Lund           SE    41  71  21  6  0.7551   
 29 Apocalypse          S. F. Magic Mountain CA    84  90  26 10  0.7540   

 30 Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark          PA    87  86  27 10  0.7398   
 31 Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark          PA    87  88  29  7  0.7379  1
 32 Grand National      Blackpool            UK    41  41  12  8  0.7377  0
 33 The Beast           Kings Island         OH   107  94  29 20  0.7273   
 *  Zippin Pippin       Bay Beach            WI     9  43  14  8  0.7231  0
 35 Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK    42  41  13  9  0.7222  0
 36 The Legend          Holiday World        IN    67  82  30  7  0.7185   
 37 Tremors             Silverwood           ID    14  39  11 15  0.7154   

 38 Rampage             Alabama Adventure    AL    11  26   9  8  0.6977   

 39 Viper               SFGAm                IL    39  58  24 10  0.6848   
 40 Joris en de Draak V de Efteling          NL    82  63  24 20  0.6822  1
 41 Timber Terror       Silverwood           ID    14  39  15 12  0.6818  1
 42 El Toro             Freizeitpark Plohn   DE    24  30  11 13  0.6759   
 43 Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA    31  44  19  9  0.6736   
 44 Cyclops             Mount Olympus        WI    19  52  23 12  0.6667   

 *  Regina              Tobu Zoo             JP     8  26  13  4  0.6512   
 46 Thunderbolt         Kennywood            PA    72  80  40 14  0.6493   
 *  New Mexico Rattler  Cliff's              NM     7  21  10  7  0.6447  1
 48 Jack Rabbit         Kennywood            PA    73  79  40 16  0.6444  1
 49 Twister             Knoebel's            PA    87  83  45 12  0.6357   
 *  Coaster Thrill Ride Puyallup Fair        WA     4  15   8  4  0.6296   

 51 Cannonball          Lake Winnepesaukah   GA    10  24  13 13  0.6100   
 52 Lost Coaster of SM  Indiana Beach        IN    20  40  24 11  0.6067  1
 53 Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK    44  45  27 12  0.6071  0

 54 Thundercoaster      Tusenfryd            NO    19  29  18 11  0.5948   
 55 Silver Comet        Martin's Fantasy Is. NY    10  22  14  8  0.5909   
 56 Thunderbird         PowerPark            FI    12  23  14 15  0.5865  0
 57 GhostRider          Knott's Berry Farm   CA    76  67  46  9  0.5861  0

 58 The Boss            Six Flags St Louis   MO    19  43  30 15  0.5739   
 59 Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH   129  76  56  9  0.5709   
 60 Excalibur           Funtown USA          ME    33  45  32 19  0.5677 18
 61 Yankee Cannonball   Canobie Lake Park    NH    60  62  45 17  0.5685 10

 *  Outlaw              Adventureland        IA     9   8   6  4  0.5556   
 63 Wild One            SF America           MD    27  42  33 10  0.5529   
 64 American Eagle      SFGAm                IL    45  49  40  7  0.5469  4
 65 Cyclone             Astroland            NY    54  45  36 17  0.5459  2
 *  Wild Mouse          Luna Park-Sydney     AU     7  16  13  7  0.5417   
 67 Mammut              Tripsdrill           DE    30  25  21 10  0.5357   
 68 Grt Am Scrm Mach    SFoG                 GA    65  61  53  9  0.5325   

 69 Rutschebanen        Tivoli Gardens       DK    28  35  35 17  0.5000  0
 70 Wildcat             Hersheypark          PA    86  54  54 19  0.5000  1
 71 Comet               Hersheypark          PA    79  52  52 20  0.5000  1
 *  Hochschaubahn       Prater Park          AT     4   0   0  1  0.5000  0
 *  Fireball            Happy Valley Song    CN     6   2   2  6  0.5000  0
 74 Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL    99  60  60 13  0.5000  1
 75 Gwazi-Tiger         Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL   103  59  61 15  0.4926  2
 76 Jack Rabbit         Seabreeze            NY    13  31  32 15  0.4936  0
 77 Racer               Kennywood            PA    71  56  60 18  0.4851   
 78 Nickelodeon Streak  Blackpool            UK    35  20  22 16  0.4828   
 *  Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL     5  10  11  4  0.4800   
 80 Racer               Kings Island         OH    94  55  62 16  0.4737   
 81 Loup Garou          Walibi Belgium       BE    23  22  26 11  0.4661   
 82 Hoosier Hurricane   Indiana Beach        IN    27  33  39 11  0.4639   

 83 Screamin' Eagle     Six Flags St Louis   MO    25  36  45 13  0.4521  2
 84 Roar                SF Discovery Kingdom CA    34  26  34 24  0.4524  1
 85 The Grizzly         Kings Dominion       VA    71  48  60  9  0.4487   

 *  Cyclone             Lakeside             CO     8  11  15  5  0.4355   
 87 Vuoristorata        Linnamaki Park       FI    17  20  28 11  0.4322  1
 88 Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA    26  28  38  8  0.4324  0
 89 Roar                SF America           MD    32  30  43 12  0.4235  0
 90 Roller Coaster      Great Yarmouth       UK    11   9  13  4  0.4231  0
 91 Great White         Wild Wheels Pier     NJ    33  31  45 12  0.4205   
 92 Cyclone             SF New England       MA    82  45  66 12  0.4146   
 93 Swamp Fox           Family Kingdom       SC    14  11  19 15  0.4111   

 94 Cheetah             Wild Adventures      GA    15  17  31 17  0.3923   
 95 Robin Hood          Walibi Holland       NL    44  21  38 19  0.3910   
 *  Tornado             Adventureland        IA     9   6  10  2  0.3889  1
 97 Skyliner            Lakemont             PA    16  21  36 10  0.3881  0

 *  Rollo Coaster       Idlewild             PA     7   9  17  6  0.3750   
 99 White Cyclone       Nagashima Spaland    JP    11  13  25  7  0.3667  0
100 Thunderhawk         Dorney Park          PA    60  30  58 16  0.3654  1
 *  Tornado             Stricker's Grove     OH     8  12  23  6  0.3659  0

102 Rebel Yell          Kings Dominion       VA    77  35  69  6  0.3455   
103 Stampida            Port Aventura        ES    28  16  32  3  0.3431   
104 Georgia Cyclone     SFoG                 GA    59  34  72 13  0.3403   
105 Blue Streak         Conneaut Lake Park   PA    14  13  31 12  0.3393   

106 Dragon Coaster      Playland             NY    17  15  39 16  0.3286   
107 Falken              Farup Sommerland     DK    22  16  41 15  0.3264   

 *  Jupiter             Kijima Korakuen      JP     8   7  21 10  0.3158   
109 Rutschebanen        Bakken               DK    21  16  47 20  0.3133   
110 Thunderbolt         SF New England       MA    75  33  79  9  0.3099   
111 Timberhawk          Enchanted Village    WA    10  10  28  7  0.3000  3
112 Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA    86  30  79 13  0.2992  1
 *  Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR     3   2   9  6  0.2941   
114 M.Can.Mine Buster   Canada's Wonderland  ON    26  20  54  8  0.2927   
 *  Scenic Railway      Luna Park-Melbourne  AU     8   8  24  6  0.2895   
116 Zeus                Mount Olympus        WI    17  18  55 14  0.2874   
117 Judge Roy Scream    SFoT                 TX    59  33  91 11  0.2852   
118 Wolverine Wildcat   Michigan's Adventure MI    20  15  47 11  0.2808  1
119 Blue Flyer          Blackpool            UK    33  12  40 12  0.2813  0
 *  Wildcat             Frontier City        OK     6   7  24  7  0.2763   
 *  Magnus Colossus     Terra Mitica         ES     7   2  11  7  0.2750   
122 Predator            Darien Lake          NY    14  13  46 13  0.2708   
 *  Twister II          Elitch Gardens       CO     9   6  21  5  0.2656   

124 Leap the Dips       Lakemont             PA    16  12  45  9  0.2500  1
125 Timber Wolf         Worlds of Fun        MO    18  11  42  9  0.2500  0
126 Rattler             Fiesta Texas         TX    36  22  85 16  0.2439   
127 Wild Beast          Canada's Wonderland  ON    24  16  58  7  0.2407   
128 Thunder Road        Carowinds            NC    42  15  61 10  0.2326   
129 Le Monstre          La Ronde             QU    31  15  69 14  0.2245   
130 Comet               Waldameer            PA    44  20  81  9  0.2227  2
 *  Kingdom Coaster     Dutch Wonderland     PA     8   4  24  8  0.2222  0
 *  Big Dipper          Camden Park          WV     9  11  54 12  0.2208   
133 Hell Cat            Clementon Lake       NJ    16   9  41  7  0.2193  0
134 High Roller         Valleyfair!          MN    15  10  51 12  0.2192  0
135 Tomahawk            Port Aventura        ES    24   7  36  7  0.2100   
136 Hurler              Carowinds            NC    36  13  65  9  0.2011   

137 Sea Dragon          Jungle Jacks Landing OH    14  11  55  4  0.1857   
138 Coastersaurus       Legoland Florida     FL    17   8  42  3  0.1792   
139 Roller Coaster      Lagoon               UT    15   3  23  5  0.1774  0
 *  Tyrolean Tubtwist   Joyland              UK     6   1  12  4  0.1765  0
141 Woodstock Express   Carowinds            NC    24   8  57  9  0.1689   
142 Ghoster Coaster     Canada's Wonderland  ON    21   9  62  7  0.1603   
143 Hurler              Kings Dominion       VA    74  14  96 10  0.1583   
144 Ghoster Coaster     Kings Dominion       VA    39   8  77 15  0.1550   
 *  Meteor              Little Amerricka     WI     7   2  18  3  0.1522   
146 Zach's Zoomer       Michigan's Adventure MI    20   7  65 11  0.1506   
147 Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ   116  13 103 12  0.1484   
148 Mean Streak         Cedar Point          OH   123  14 110 11  0.1444   
149 Little Dipper       SFGAm                IL    33  11  79  5  0.1421   
150 Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT    67  13 100  7  0.1375   
 *  White Canyon        Yomiuriland          JP     6   1  32  9  0.1310   
152 Woodstock Express   Kings Island         OH    51  10 106 11  0.1220   
153 Pegasus             Mount Olympus        WI    17   8  72  4  0.1190   
 *  Antelope            Gulliver's World     UK     6   0  13  4  0.1176   
 *  Teddy Bear          Stricker's Grove     OH     8   2  34  5  0.1098   

156 The Bandit          Movie Park           DE    51   3  73  6  0.0732   

 *  Underground         Adventureland        IA     9   0  30  4  0.0588   
158 Anaconda            Walygator Parc       FR    26   1  60  5  0.0530   
 *  Lil' Dipper         Camden Park          WV     7   1  63  5  0.0507   
160 Coaster-Express     Parque Warner Madrid ES    21   1  58  3  0.0403   

161 The Grizzly         Great America        CA    26   1  59  1  0.0246   


The following coasters had too few 2011 riders take the poll:

 *  Kiddie Coaster      Playland             NY     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  The Legend          Arnolds Park         IA     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Elf                 Hirakata Park        JP     1   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Hullamvasut         Vidam                HU     2   0   2  0  0.0000   
 *  *Zipper Dipper       Esselworld           I     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Cyclone             Nicco Park           IN     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   
 *  *Aska      (S)       Nara Dreamland       J     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Auto BergBahn       Prater Park          A     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Medusa              Six Flags Mexico     M     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Montana Rusa        La Feria             M     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Tree Topper         Upper Clements Park  N     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Texas Giant         SFoT                 T     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Cyclone   (SBNO)    Williams Grove       P     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Zingo     (S)       Bell's               O     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Screechin' Eagle(S) LeSourdsville Lake   O     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Son of Beast (SBNO) Kings Island         O     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Big Dipper  (SBNO)  Geauga Lake          O     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Ozark Wildcat(SBNO) Celebration City     M     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Mega Zeph   (SBNO)  SF New Orleans       L     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Twisted Twins-S (S) Kentucky Kingdom     K     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Twisted Twins-L (S) Kentucky Kingdom     K     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Thunder Run         Kentucky Kingdom     K     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Roller Coaster (S)  Joyland              K     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Scenic Railway      Dreamland            U     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach          F     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  *Starliner (SBNO)    Cypress Gardens      F     0   0   0  0  0.0000   
 *  Roller Coaster (S)  Joyland              KS     0   0   0  0  0.0000   




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poll, visit the website BestRollerCoasterPoll.com   

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