> All wood coasters that actually opened in 2000 (park names also).
>Also, all new for 2000 steel coasters considered major new rides that
>could conceivably place in the top ~50 of the annual poll?
> A Discovery Channel producer has contacted me about using the results
>of my polls to use for determining "Top Coasters" for an upcoming show
>but would like to have some results including new for 2000 coasters. I
>am therefore thinking of running a *** interim poll (like I did for
>woodies last year) that includes the top ~30 coasters from the 1999 poll
>along with new for 2000 coasters.
> Thanks for any help,
How soon would he need the results? If it's not TOO soon, why not just do
the one poll, rather than two? After all, you won't have this up and
running until the end of September. Most parks have either closed for the
season, or are in their last month of operation. If they didn't need the
results until november, you could have the poll run through October, which
would pretty much cover just about all of the 2000 season for almost all
parks. And other than the Dania Beach Hurricane, there aren't any other
major coasters that should be opening up this year.
So, I'd say just go with the final poll as soon as you reasonably can. An
interim poll will get far fewer respondents, which makes all polls, but
particularly yours, less reliable. Plus, it would probably result in
fewer entries in the final poll.
But I'd LOVE to see your poll results used in a television special. It
would be nice to see a special that didn't focus on Beast, Mean Streak,
Steel Phantom and other mediocre -- but BIG -- coasters, but instead
included Tremors, Rampage, Superman: ROS (all of them!), not to mention
the Playland Coaster and Mindbender, if they included Canada!
Speaking of which, are they looking for ALL coasters, internationally, or
just American ones?
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My top 20 steelies list: My top 10 woodies list:
1) Montu 11) Batman (SFGAdv) 1) Shivering Timbers
2) Medusa 12) Batman Knight Fl. 2) Legend
3) Superman:ROS (SFNE) 13) Incredible Hulk 3) Raven
4) Alpengeist 14) Millennium Force 4) Boulder Dash
5) Kumba 15) Great Nor'Easter 5) Cyclone (Coney)
6) Ice Dueling Dragon 16) Top Gun (PGA) 6) Cyclone (SFNE)
7) Fire Dueling Dragon 17) Steel Force 7) Georgia Cyclone
8) Superman:ROS (SFDL) 18) Two-Face 8) Texas Giant
9) Raptor 19) Superman Ult.Esc. 9) Phoenix
10) Magnum XL-200 20) Mantis 10) Ghostrider
NOTE: only the best of each steel clone is listed.