Last Chance Ballot: Wood Coaster Poll ends Friday 11/30

Last Chance Ballot: Wood Coaster Poll ends Friday 11/30

Post by Mitch Hawke » Thu, 29 Nov 2001 03:38:40

Ballot: 2001 (9th Annual) Internet Wooden Tracked Roller Coaster Poll

   The following ballot contains wooden tracked rollercoasters
that operated worldwide in 2001.  I have also included a few
coasters that are 'Standing But Not Operating' or in storage in the
hopes that the poll may help some of these great SBNO coasters
become better known and possibly help them find a new home.

    The coasters are listed alphabetically
by state, with non-U.S. coasters listed at the end.

INSTRUCTIONS:

PLEASE NOTE: If you are copying and pasting to e-mail you must
ensure that all spacings within a line of the ballot are preserved.
Using a straight text editor (such as notepad) and sending the ballot
as an attachment is the most foolproof way of doing that.

TYPOS/CORRECTIONS:  If you find one, by all means let me know so
that it can be fixed for the future but DO NOT fix it yourself in
your ballot as doing so will prevent that coaster from being recognized
on your ballot by the vote counting program.

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

Step 2: Mark The Coasters That You Have Ridden

  Please delete all lines from the ballot except those that contain
coasters 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 2001.  It is important that you mark ALL
coasters you have ridden.

   Please try to keep each line 'as is' except for the aforementioned
changes.  You may change the ordering of the lines if that makes it
easier for you to complete the ranking.  

   A ">" in column 1 as often happens in a reply is OK.

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

   Treat the line  "My Favorite Steel   Anypark Anywhere     ** n n 0"
as if it were your favorite steel coaster and rank it accordingly.  
DO NOT change the line except for the n's and the 0.  

DO NOT,
Repeat: DO NOT change it to the real name of the steel coaster.  

If you can't place your favorite steel coaster in relation to
wooden coasters, don't sweat it and just delete that line.  
The idea is just to see where the average poll respondant would
rank their favorite steel coaster in relation to the woodies.

Method A: Individual Ranking
  Replace the '0' in the last column with a numeral representing its'
 rank, '1'=best through '175'(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

NOTE: if using 'reply' from r.r-c you must remove "DELETE" from my
address.

  As well as posting the results to r.r-c,  I will e-mail a copy of the
results (using bcc: for privacy) to all those who took the poll unless
they indicate on their ballot that they do not wish to receive the
results
via e-mail.

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:

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

   Results from previous years and much more about this annual
poll can be viewed at http://SportToday.org/

                 Thanks....Mitch Hawker

NOTES: (S) or (SBNO) indicates coasters that did not operate in 2001.

If you are updating your ballot from a previous year:
- You may find last year's ballots at
  http://SportToday.org/
- You may use decimals to make reranking easier.
- Also please be aware that the following lines have changed on the
ballot and the new lines must be used:
Thunderbolt         SF New England       MA n n 0
Riverside Cyclone   SF New England       MA n n 0
King Kobra          Hopi Hari            BR n n 0
Pegasus             de Efteling          NL n n 0
Wild Mouse          Southport            UK n n 0

Removed:
Texas Tornado       Frontierland         UK n n 0
Thunderbolt (SBNO)  Coney Island         NY n n 0

Added:
Cheetah             Wild Adventures      GA n n 0
Cornball Express    Indiana Beach        IN n n 0
Colossos            Heide Park           DE n n 0
Thundercoaster      Tusenfryd            NO n n 0
Loup Garou          SF Belgium           BE n n 0

  Those of you with websites can help 'get out the vote' by posting a
link to the ballot http://SportToday.org/
on your site.  The results become more meaningful with each additional
person's ballot that goes into them.

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COASTER NAME        PARK                LOC <--Please leave this line in
My Favorite Steel   Anypark Anywhere     ** n n 0
Rampage             Visionland           AL n n 0
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
Roar                Marine World         CA n n 0
Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA n n 0
Devil's Coach (S)   J's Amu***ts       CA n n 0
GhostRider          Knott's Berry Farm   CA n n 0
Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0
Psyclone            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA n n 0
Twister II          Elitch Gardens       CO n n 0
Cyclone             Lakeside             CO n n 0
Boulder Dash        Lake Compounce       CT n n 0
Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT n n 0
Gwazi-Tiger         Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL n n 0
Gwazi-Lion          Busch Gardens-Tampa  FL n n 0
Dania Bch Hurricane Dania Beach          FL 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
Cheetah             Wild Adventures      GA n n 0
The Legend          Arnolds Park         IA n n 0
Tornado             Adventureland        IA n n 0
Outlaw              Adventureland        IA n n 0
Underground         Adventureland        IA n n 0
Timber Terror       Silverwood           ID n n 0
Tremors             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
The Legend          Holiday World        IN n n 0
Raven               Holiday World        IN n n 0
Cornball Express    Indiana Beach        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
Twist Sist - Lola   Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Twist Sist - Stella Kentucky Kingdom     KY n n 0
Mega Zeph           Jazzland             LA n n 0
Comet (SBNO)        Lincoln Park         MA n n 0
Thunderbolt         SF New England       MA n n 0
Riverside Cyclone   SF New England       MA n n 0
Flyer Comet         Whalom Park          MA n n 0
Roar                SF America           MD n n 0
Wild One            SF America           MD n n 0
Excalibur           Funtown USA          ME n n 0
Shivering Timbers   Michigan's Adventure MI 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
The Boss            Six Flags St Louis   MO n n 0
Screamin' Eagle     Six Flags St Louis   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
Silver Comet        Martin's Fantasy Is. NY n n 0
Dragon Coaster      Playland             NY n n 0
Kiddie Coaster      Playland             NY n n 0
Big Dipper          Six Flags Ohio       OH n n 0
Raging Wolf Bobs    Six Flags Ohio       OH n n 0
The Villain         Six Flags Ohio       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
Son of Beast        Kings Island         OH n n 0
Screechin' Eagle(S) Americana            OH n n 0
Sea Dragon          Wyandot Lake         OH n n 0
Teddy Bear          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
Blue Streak         Conneaut Lake Park   PA n n 0
Thunderhawk         Dorney Park          PA n n 0
Hercules            Dorney Park          PA n n 0
Sky Princess        Dutch Wonderland     PA n n 0
Comet               Hersheypark          PA n n 0
Lightning Racer - L Hersheypark          PA n n 0
Lightning Racer - T Hersheypark          PA n n 0
Wildcat             Hersheypark          PA n n 0
Rollo Coaster       Idlewild             PA n n 0
Jack Rabbit         Kennywood            PA n n 0
Thunderbolt         Kennywood            PA n n 0
Racer               Kennywood            PA n n 0
Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA n n 0
Twister             Knoebel's            PA n n 0
Leap the Dips       Lakemont             PA n n 0
Skyliner            Lakemont             PA n n 0
Comet               Waldameer            PA n n 0
Cyclone             Williams Grove       PA n n 0
Red Streaker (S)    Willow Mill          PA n n 0
Swamp Fox           Family Kingdom       SC n n 0
Hurricane           Myrtle Bch Pavilion  SC n n 0
Zippin' Pippin      Libertyland          TN n n 0
Thunder Eagle       Race World           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
Zeus                Big Chief            WI n n 0
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
Medusa              Six Flags Mexico     MX n n 0
Hochschaubahn       Prater Park          AT n n 0
Beastie             Australia's Wonderl. AU n n 0
Bush Beast          Australia's Wonderl. AU n n 0
Scenic Railway      Luna Park-Melbourne  AU n n 0
Loup Garou          SF Belgium           BE n n 0
King Kobra          Hopi Hari            BR n n 0
Colossos            Heide Park           DE n n 0
Wild Wild West      Warner Bros. Movie W DE n n 0
Rutschebanen        Bakken               DK n n 0
Rutschebanen        Tivoli Gardens       DK n n 0
Stampida            Port Aventura        ES n n 0
Tomahawk            Port Aventura        ES n n 0
Magnus Colossus     Terra Mitica         ES n n 0
Vuoristorata        Linnamaki Park       FI n n 0
Tonnerre de Zeus    Parc Asterix         FR n n 0
Anaconda            Walibi-Schtroumpf    FR n n 0
Hullamvasut         Varosliget           HU n n 0
Little Dipper       Esselworld           IN n n 0
Sierra Thunder      Mirabilandia Park    IT n n 0
White Cyclone       Nagashima Spaland    JP n n 0
Aska                Nara Dreamland       JP n n 0
Jupiter             Nishi-Nihon Korakuen JP n n 0
Regina              Tobu Zoo             JP n n 0
White Canyon        Yomiuriland          JP n n 0
Pegasus             de Efteling          NL n n 0
Robin Hood          Six Flags Holland    NL n n 0
Thundercoaster      Tusenfryd            NO 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
Wild Mouse          Southport            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
Runaway Coaster     Rotunda              UK n n 0
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