"T Express" #1 in the 2008 Wooden Roller Coaster Poll
Note: Scroll to the bottom for links to the results for nearly 200 wooden roller coasters worldwide.
Everland's new wooden coaster 'T Express' topped the poll in its first year. The South Korean park's new Intamin
wooden coaster has impressive stats (at over 180 feet high and over a mile long) and it managed to impress its 14
riders who took the poll enough to place it squarely ahead of some very stiff competition.
The Voyage and El Toro each dropped one spot to second and third respectively. The difference between those two
was decided by a very tight 60-56 mutual-rider preference for the Voyage over El Toro.
Boulder Dash was evidently running better than ever this year as reflected by its relative best ever #4 finish.
Former #1 Balder finished fifth for the second straight year. Phoenix continues to defy its age, finishing sixth.
Aska placed seventh even though it has not given a ride in over two years.
Troy slumped a bit to #8 in this its sophomore season. Ravine Flyer II finally became a reality in 2008 and did not
disappoint, debuting at #9. Colossos is apparently aging well, breaking into the top 10 for the second time in its 8th year.
Evel Knievel placed fifteenth, making three 'new for 2008' rides in the top fifteen. Mammut debuted at #68 while
Auto BergBahn would have placed #141 if ranked based on the four ballots that included it in its inaugural season.
Special thanks to the 629 people who took the time to participate in the 2008 poll (all 629 ballots)
and more than two dozen great roller coaster sites that linked to the poll.
Holiday World is again the park with the top wooden coaster duo (#2 The Voyage, #14 Raven),
and trio (including #35 The Legend).
At the other end of the poll, California's Grizzly made it 14 straight years of 'domination'.
The following chart shows the mutual-rider comparisons for the top 12 coasters (including
"Favorite Steel"). Preferences are listed for the people who rode each pair of coasters. The chart should
be read from left to right along the line for each of the top coasters listed at the left. For instance, it can
be seen that The Voyage was preferred over El Toro, with 60 mutual riders preferring The Voyage and
56 preferring El Toro.
Note that this ordering is not the official order of finish. See the link to the full 180x180 mutual rider comparison spreadsheet below.
The "Favorite Steel" coaster would have caused a 3-way tie for second if it were included
in the final results, losing mutual-rider comparisons to T Express and El Toro.
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