PRELIMINARY Results of 1994 Wood Rollercoaster Poll (after 29 ballots)

PRELIMINARY Results of 1994 Wood Rollercoaster Poll (after 29 ballots)

Post by fabs.. » Tue, 10 Jan 1995 02:20:32


  Here are the latest preliminary results of  the 1994 Wood Rollercoaster
Poll.  I will post a ballot immediately after for those of you whose
usenet shadow of its' previous post has expired.
  I hope those of you who have ridden Vancouver's Roller Coaster and the
coasters in Europe and Mexico will take the time to fill out a ballot as
the number of polltakers who have ridden those has been very limited thus
far.
  So far, I am very surprised to see Cedar Point's Blue Streak rated #8
and Mean Streak rated #51...maybe Cedar Point knows this and hence all
the work in the past year on Mean Streak.
  Please keep the ballots coming in...the more of us that vote, the
more meaningful and useful the results will be while planning what
coasters to get to in 1995.  For me, trips to upstate NY, Vancouver,
and Atlanta (to give Ga. Cyclone a 2nd chance) are in the offing.
             Thanks,

RANK   COASTER NAME      PARK                LOC RIDERS W   L  T  WinPct
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1 Comet               Great Escape         NY      9 102  1  0  0.9903
  2 Roller Coaster      Playland             BC      1 101  1  0  0.9902
  3 Georgia Cyclone     SFoG                 GA     14  98  2  3  0.9660
  4 Twister             Elitch Gardens       CO      9  94  2  7  0.9466
  5 Wild One            Adventure World      MD     11  95  5  3  0.9369
  6 Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA     12  94  5  4  0.9320
  7 Texas Giant         SFoT                 TX     11  91  5  7  0.9175
  8 Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH     20  92  7  4  0.9126
  9 Cyclone             Astroland            NY      9  91  7  5  0.9078
 10 Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA     10  91  7  5  0.9078
 11 Serpiente del Fuego La Feria             MX      2  86  4 13  0.8981
 12 Grand National      Blackpool            UK      3  84 11  8  0.8544
 13 Big Dipper          Geauga Lake          OH     10  83 12  8  0.8447
 14 Hurler              Carowinds            NC      8  72  9 11  0.8424
 15 Timberwolf          Worlds of Fun        MO      6  81 12 10  0.8350
 16 Thunderbolt         Kennywood            PA     20  81 14  8  0.8252
 17 Swamp Fox           Family Kingdom       SC      6  79 12 12  0.8252
 18 Cyclone             Lakeside             CO      8  80 16  7  0.8107
 19 Le Monstre          La Ronde             QU      7  72 15  5  0.8098
 20 The Grizzly         Kings Dominion       VA     13  77 16 10  0.7961
 21 Yankee Cannonball   Canobie Lake Park    NH      7  68 15 10  0.7849
 22 Rutschebanen        Bakken               DN      1  79 23  0  0.7745
 23 Blue Streak         Conneaut Lake Park   PA     11  75 23  5  0.7524
 24 Arkansas Twister    Magic Springs        AR      5  58 16 11  0.7471
 25 Hurler              Kings Dominion       VA      7  58 19  8  0.7294
 26 Giant Coaster       Arnolds Park         IA      3  67 21 15  0.7233
 27 Giant Dipper        Belmont Park         CA      8  64 27 12  0.6796
 28 Jack Rabbit         Kennywood            PA     20  58 27  8  0.6667
 29 Thunder Run         Kentucky Kingdom     KY      9  61 28 14  0.6602
 30 The Beast           Kings Island         OH     19  52 25 10  0.6552
 31 Predator            Darien Lake          NY      7  60 29 14  0.6505
 32 Zingo               Bell's               OK      3  50 27  8  0.6353
 33 Rebel Yell          Kings Dominion       VA     13  54 30  7  0.6319
 34 Cannonball          Lake Winnepesaukah   GA      5  54 31 18  0.6117
 35 Tornado             Stricker's Grove     OH      9  48 32  7  0.5920
 36 Racer               Kings Island         OH     19  45 36  6  0.5517
 37 Screachin' Eagle    Americana            OH      8  38 31 12  0.5432
 38 Rattler             Fiesta Texas         TX      7  38 32 10  0.5375
 39 Riverside Cyclone   Riverside            MA     10  40 34 13  0.5345
 40 Wildcat             Lake Compounce       CT      6  37 32 12  0.5309
 41 Wolverine Wildcat   Michigan's Adventure MI      3  30 27  6  0.5238
 42 Racer               Kennywood            PA     20  42 38 11  0.5220
 43 Thunderhawk         Dorney Park          PA     10  37 34  9  0.5188
 44 Cyclone             Williams Grove       PA      6  35 33 17  0.5118
 45 Grt Am Scrm Mach    SFoG                 GA     15  40 41  8  0.4944
 46 Hoosier Hurricane   Indiana Beach        IN      7  32 38 10  0.4625
 47 Big Dipper          Camden Park          WV      6  32 45 12  0.4270
 48 Comet Flyer         Whalom Park          MA      7  29 41 12  0.4268
 49 Jack Rabbit         Seabreeze            NY      6  27 39  6  0.4167
 50 Wildcat             Elitch Gardens       CO      9  30 46  8  0.4048
 51 Mean Streak         Cedar Point          OH     20  30 49  7  0.3895
 52 Tornado             Adventureland        IA      4  21 38 10  0.3768
 53 M.Can.Mine Buster   Canada's Wonderland  ON      7  23 43 13  0.3734
 54 Wilde Beast         Canada's Wonderland  ON      7  22 44 13  0.3608
 55 Judge Roy Scream    SFoT                 TX     12  24 50 11  0.3471
 56 Screamin' Eagle     SFMA                 MO      9  22 49  7  0.3269
 57 Skyliner            Lakemont             PA     10  19 50  7  0.2961
 58 Hercules            Dorney Park          PA      8  17 47  7  0.2887
 59 Roller Coaster      Joyland              KS      3  14 37  3  0.2870
 60 Raging Wolf Bobs    Geauga Lake          OH     10  18 53 10  0.2840
 61 High Roller         Valleyfair!          MN      4  15 48  6  0.2609
 62 Psyclone            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA     10  15 48  5  0.2574
 63 Thunder Road        Carowinds            NC     10  16 55  8  0.2532
 64 Colossus            S.F. Magic Mountain  CA     12  14 54  9  0.2403
 65 Dragon Coaster      Playland             NY      6  12 41  2  0.2364
 66 Outlaw              Adventureland        IA      3  11 40  2  0.2264
 67 Wildcat             Frontier City        OK      4  13 52  3  0.2132
 68 Rolling Thunder     SFGAd                NJ     12  14 64  4  0.1951
 69 Zippin' Pippin      Libertyland          TN      4   8 41  2  0.1765
 70 Comet               Hersheypark          PA     11   9 54  5  0.1691
 71 American Eagle      SFGAm                IL     12  12 67  4  0.1687
 72 The Grizzly         Great America        CA     11   9 60  6  0.1600
 73 Beastie             Kings Island         OH     12   9 68  8  0.1529
 74 Thunderbolt         Riverside            MA     10   9 61  1  0.1338
 75 Ghoster Coaster     Canada's Wonderland  ON      7   8 65  3  0.1250
 76 Rollo Coaster       Idlewild             PA      6   5 53  5  0.1190
 77 Roller Coaster      Lagoon               UT      4   6 54  2  0.1129
 78 Sea Dragon          Wyandot Lake         OH      4   7 56  0  0.1111
 79 Comet               Waldameer            PA      5   7 65  2  0.1081
 80 Texas Cyclone       SF Astroworld        TX      9   5 70  6  0.0988
 81 Scooby Doo          Kings Dominion       VA     11   5 75  3  0.0783
 82 Roller Coaster      Blackpool            UK      3   2 33  0  0.0571
 83 Starliner           Miracle Strip        FL      5   2 45  1  0.0521
 84 Little Dipper       Hillcrest            IL      4   3 64  1  0.0515
 85 Little Dipper       Kiddieland           IL      4   2 65  1  0.0368
 86 Sky Princess        Dutch Wonderland     PA      8   1 62  2  0.0308
 87 Big Dipper          Blackpool            UK      3   1 34  0  0.0286
 88 Golden Nugget Mine  Conko's Party Pier   NJ      3   1 53  0  0.0185
 89 Scooby Doo          Carowinds            NC      8   1 61  0  0.0161
 90 Lil' Dipper         Camden Park          WV      5   0 73  2  0.0133

 The 17 other coasters have yet to be ranked ahead of any other coaster
 on any ballot received thus far.

 
 
 

PRELIMINARY Results of 1994 Wood Rollercoaster Poll (after 29 ballots)

Post by Matthew Crowth » Tue, 10 Jan 1995 16:32:36

: RANK   COASTER NAME      PARK                LOC RIDERS W   L  T  WinPct
: -------------------------------------------------------------------------
:   1 Comet               Great Escape         NY      9 102  1  0  0.9903
:   2 Roller Coaster      Playland             BC      1 101  1  0  0.9902
:   3 Georgia Cyclone     SFoG                 GA     14  98  2  3  0.9660
:   4 Twister             Elitch Gardens       CO      9  94  2  7  0.9466
:   5 Wild One            Adventure World      MD     11  95  5  3  0.9369
:   6 Phoenix             Knoebel's            PA     12  94  5  4  0.9320
:   7 Texas Giant         SFoT                 TX     11  91  5  7  0.9175
:   8 Blue Streak         Cedar Point          OH     20  92  7  4  0.9126
:   9 Cyclone             Astroland            NY      9  91  7  5  0.9078
:  10 Giant Dipper        Santa Cruz Bch Bdwk  CA     10  91  7  5  0.9078

A very respectable list....and gosh! only one mega?? how can that be?
Parks take note, the BEST wood coasters are mid sized!
Add that to the nightmarish maintenence problems well chronicled here,
and I see no good reason for another mega to be built.

Matt

 
 
 

PRELIMINARY Results of 1994 Wood Rollercoaster Poll (after 29 ballots)

Post by Joe Schwar » Wed, 11 Jan 1995 09:01:36

Quote:

>  Here are the latest preliminary results of  the 1994 Wood Rollercoaster
>Poll.

>RANK   COASTER NAME      PARK                LOC RIDERS W   L  T  WinPct
>-------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  1 Comet               Great Escape         NY      9 102  1  0  0.9903

Can you please explain the win/lose/tie columns in more detail?  Exactly
what head-to-head comparisons were performed?  In the above example, it
seems like the Comet beat 102 coasters, but only lost to 1 coaster.  Does
that mean 8 riders ranked the Comet as #1, and the 9th rider ranked it
as #2?  I'm confused...
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