Hi. I'll comment on the ones I'm very familiar with:
Kennywood, Kennywood, Kennywood! Right in the heart of Pittsburgh...
three GREAT woodies. The Thunderbolt combines the best of gully design
and fast "slide you into your date" turns, the most fun family thrills
of the Racer, and it may be a "one trick pony" but the trick on the
Jack Rabbit is SO good that mere words do not do it justice -- just
get in the back seat and ENJOY. Oh, and one of the more interesting
(though still painful) Arrow loopers around (Steel Phantom). A must
>3. New York
Trundle on down to Coney Island and ride the Cyclone. Ride it after
dark on a cool night after a really hot day for a truly kick ***
experience (well, the back seat'll kick you pretty hard no matter when
you ride it). And for a bonus, the subway ride down and back can be
almost as exciting as the coaster (it certainly used to be before they
put a lot of energy into cleaning up the system)...
>4. Washington DC.
Adventure World may only have the Wild One (oh, and the Mind Eraser
<the Vekoma hang-n-bangs don't do much for me, though the 'floating
dive' past the station is okay>), but it is a really great ride when
it's running well (before last season it was the most "hot and cold"
coaster I've ever ridden, but unless I only caught it on good days
last year, the new train seems to have mostly solved that problem).
Two hours south you'll find Kings Dominion with four quite good
woodies, the best bobsled coaster outside of the UK (if reports are to
be belived) -- oh, and a pair of steel headace inducers. The Rebel
Yell is your classic out and back, smooth as glass with nice floating
airtime, the Hurler will stand you on your feet (unless the ride-ops
are being surly and push the lap bar down on you), the Grizzly is a
twisting and wild ride (which needs a just a wee bit of tweaking to
solve some roughness problems), and the Scooby Doo is the *perfect*
starter coaster with just a little bit of everything for the younger
(and older) rider alike.