ReRepost:Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wooden Coaster Poll (LONG)

ReRepost:Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wooden Coaster Poll (LONG)

Post by Mitch Hawke » Wed, 13 Nov 1996 04:00:00

Ballot for 1996 (4th Annual) Internet Wooden Coaster Poll

   The following ballot contains all 124 wooden tracked rollercoasters
that operated worldwide in 1996.  The coasters are listed alphabetically
by state, with non-U.S. coasters listed at the end.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Step 1: Put your email address on line 1 of the ballot

Step 2: Mark The Coasters That You Have Ridden

   Please change the first 'n' at the end of a line to a 'y' for each
of the coasters you have ridden.  Change the second 'n' to a 'y' for
each coaster you rode in 1996.
   Please delete all lines from the ballot except those that contain
coasters you have ridden (don't delete the last line of ---'s).
(My tabulation program uses the ---'s as a delimiter between ballots,
t*** the ballots will save me time in downloading the ballots and
running the tabulation program).
   Please try to keep each line 'as is' except for the aforementioned
changes.  You may change the order of the lines.  A ">" in column 1 is OK.

Step 3: Rank The Coasters You Have Ridden Using Method A or B.

Method A: Individual Ranking
  Replace the '0' in the last column with a numeral representing its'
 rank, '1'=best through '124'(or however many you have ridden)=worst
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 4  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 3
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 2      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 5

Method B: Group Ranking
  If you cannot decide between two coasters or a group of coasters,
give them the same rank.  You may choose to group as many or as few
as you want.
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 1  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 2
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 1      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 2

You may combine the two methods.
e.g.
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL y y 1
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR y n 2  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA y n 3
The Grizzly         Great America        CA y y 4      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA y n 4

Method A is preferable if you can do it, as more of your individual
coaster vs. coaster preferences can be gleaned from it.

In any case, PLEASE RANK AS MANY AS YOU CAN.    

Step 4: E-Mail Your Ballot To Me

A LITTLE ABOUT HOW THE BALLOTS WILL BE TABULATED

   Coasters will be ranked by best head to head record against all
others. Ties will be broken by head to head preference between those
tied.
   This method avoids the arbitrary point assignments AND the bias towards
more ridden coasters that is inherent in total point ranking schemes and
to a lesser extent, in average point ranking schemes.

DEADLINE:

I will accept ballots until the end of November...results will be posted
very soon thereafter.  I look forward to receiving your ballot.

                 Thanks....Mitch Hawker

--replace this text with your email address------
COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC
Cannonball          Waterville USA       AL n n 0
Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR n n 0  
Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA n n 0
The Grizzly         Great America        CA n n 0      
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA n n 0
Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0
Psyclone            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0      
Twister             Elitch Gardens       CO n n 0
Cyclone             Lakeside             CO n n 0
Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT n n 0
Starliner           Miracle Strip        FL n n 0
Grt Am Scrm Mach    SFoG                 GA n n 0
Georgia Cyclone     SFoG                 GA n n 0
Cannonball          Lake Winnepesaukah   GA n n 0
Giant Coaster       Arnolds Park         IA n n 0
Tornado             Adventureland        IA n n 0
Outlaw              Adventureland        IA n n 0
Underground         Adventureland        IA n n 0
Grizzly             Silverwood           ID n n 0
American Eagle      SFGAm                IL n n 0
Viper               SFGAm                IL n n 0
Little Dipper       Hillcrest            IL n n 0  
Little Dipper       Kiddieland           IL n n 0      
Raven               Holiday World        IN n n 0      
Hoosier Hurricane   Indiana Beach        IN n n 0      
Roller Coaster      Joyland              KS n n 0
Thunder Run         Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Thunderbolt         Riverside            MA n n 0
Riverside Cyclone   Riverside            MA n n 0
Comet Flyer         Whalom Park          MA n n 0
Wild One            Adventure World      MD n n 0
Wolverine Wildcat   Michigan's Adventure MI n n 0
Zach's Zoomer       Michigan's Adventure MI n n 0
High Roller         Valleyfair!          MN n n 0
Screamin' Eagle     SFMA                 MO n n 0
Timberwolf          Worlds of Fun        MO n n 0
Hurler              Carowinds            NC n n 0
Scooby Doo          Carowinds            NC n n 0
Thunder Road        Carowinds            NC n n 0
Yankee Cannonball   Canobie Lake Park    NH n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Clementon Lake       NJ n n 0
Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ n n 0
Great White         Wild Wheels Pier     NJ n n 0
Cyclone             Astroland            NY n n 0
Predator            Darien Lake          NY n n 0
Comet               Great Escape         NY n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Seabreeze            NY n n 0
Dragon Coaster      Playland             NY n n 0
Kiddie Coaster      Playland             NY n n 0
Big Dipper          Geauga Lake          OH n n 0
Raging Wolf Bobs    Geauga Lake          OH n n 0
Racer               Kings Island         OH n n 0
Beastie             Kings Island         OH n n 0
The Beast           Kings Island         OH n n 0
Screechin' Eagle    Americana            OH n n 0
Sea Dragon          Wyandot Lake         OH n n 0
Little Dipper       Stricker's Grove     OH n n 0
Tornado             Stricker's Grove     OH n n 0
Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH n n 0
Mean Streak         Cedar Point          OH n n 0
Wildcat             Frontier City        OK n n 0
Zingo               Bell's               OK n n 0
Thunderhawk         Dorney Park          PA n n 0
Hercules            Dorney Park          PA n n 0
Skyliner            Lakemont             PA n n 0
Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA n n 0
Comet               Waldameer            PA n n 0
Comet               Hersheypark          PA n n 0
Wildcat             Hersheypark          PA n n 0
Sky Princess        Dutch Wonderland     PA n n 0
Rollo Coaster       Idlewild             PA n n 0
Cyclone             Williams Grove       PA n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Kennywood            PA n n 0
Thunderbolt         Kennywood            PA n n 0
Racer               Kennywood            PA n n 0
Swamp Fox           Family Kingdom       SC n n 0      
Zippin' Pippin      Libertyland          TN n n 0
Judge Roy Scream    SFoT                 TX n n 0
Texas Giant         SFoT                 TX n n 0
Texas Cyclone       SF Astroworld        TX n n 0
Rattler             Fiesta Texas         TX n n 0
Roller Coaster      Lagoon               UT n n 0
Hurler              Kings Dominion       VA n n 0
Rebel Yell          Kings Dominion       VA n n 0
Scooby Doo          Kings Dominion       VA n n 0
The Grizzly         Kings Dominion       VA n n 0
Roller Coaster      Puyallup Fair        WA n n 0
Big Dipper          Camden Park          WV n n 0
Lil' Dipper         Camden Park          WV n n 0
Cyclops             Big Chief            WI n n 0
Pegasus             Big Chief            WI n n 0
Roller Coaster      Playland             BC n n 0
Tree Topper         Upper Clements Park  NS n n 0
Wilde Beast         Canada's Wonderland  ON n n 0
Ghoster Coaster     Canada's Wonderland  ON n n 0
M.Can.Mine Buster   Canada's Wonderland  ON n n 0
Le Monstre          La Ronde             QU n n 0
Serpiente de Fuego  La Feria             MX n n 0
Beastie             Australia's Wonderl. AL n n 0
Bush Beast          Australia's Wonderl. AL n n 0
Scenic Railway      Luna Park-Melbourne  AL n n 0
Hochschaubahn       Prater Park          AU n n 0
Rutschebanen        Bakken               DN n n 0
Rutschebanen        Tivoli Gardens       DN n n 0
Vuoristorata        Linnamaki Park       FI n n 0
Anaconda            Walibi-Schtroumpf    FR n n 0
Pegasus             de Efeling           HO n n 0
Hullamvasut         Varosliget           HU n n 0
Sierra Thunder      Mirabilandia Park    IT n n 0
White Cyclone       Nagashima Spaland    JA n n 0
Jupiter             Nishi-Nihon Korakuen JA n n 0
White Canyon        Yomiuriland          JA n n 0
Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK n n 0
Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK n n 0
Grand National      Blackpool            UK n n 0
Wild Mouse          Blackpool            UK n n 0
Zipper Dipper       Blackpool            UK n n 0
Scenic Railway      Dreamland            UK n n 0
Texas Tornado       Frontierland         UK n n 0
Wild Mouse          Frontierland         UK n n 0
Roller Coaster      Great Yarmouth       UK n n 0
Antelope            Gulliver's World     UK n n 0
Megafobia           Oakwood              UK n n 0
Cyclone             Pleasureland         UK n n 0
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