FINAL RESULTS: 2008 Internet Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll

"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. INACTIVE LINKS BELOW WILL BECOME ACTIVE AS THEY ARE COMPLETED IN THE COMING WEEKS:

2008 Wood Roller Coaster Poll Results Fifteen Year Chart

Ordered by this year's results for all 175+ coasters with results dating back to 1994 also listed on the same line, this chart is the best way to see trends and consistencies in each roller coaster's ranking over the years.

2008 Wood Roller Coaster Poll Results Detailed Listing

Shows each coasters winning percentage, the number of wins, losses, and ties for each and tiebreaker information.

All Completed Wood Poll Ballots

Look for your ballot, a friend's ballot, or for ballots that have similar 'tastes' for ideas on which wooden roller coasters you should seek out.

Mutual Rider Spreadsheet

Has the coaster v. coaster voting results (including favorite steel coaster) showing which coaster of each pair was preferred (and by what margin) by the people who have ridden each pair of coasters. (705 kb Excel)

Locations of the 2008 Voters

Shows cumulative locations for the 586 voters who specified their country or USA state on their ballot.

Results Based Only on Voters who Rode each Coaster in 2008

These results help highlight how each wooden roller coaster was running this year.

Ride Forces

Shows which ride forces the voters preferred and also six top 20 rankings based only on voters who listed each of the six ride forces as their favorite (or co-favorite). For an explanation of the tabulation algorithm and much more about this poll, visit the website