Nicole said:Honestly, the fact that Caro's Intimidator made the list but neither Mako nor i305 did is absurd. On the other hand, I guess this whole process is sketchy anyway.
Zimmy said:so are we saying the process is not fraudulent?
For roller coasters, we ask that each voter submit a list of their top 10 coasters — wood and steel — in order from one to ten, taking into consideration the overall experience including capacity, operations, reliability and re-rideability.
Zimmy said:I just find it odd that certain parks BGW for example seem to homestead on certain titles. (best landscaping or whatever)
I was not specifically speaking to i305 or any coaster category
Why does it seem like the same parks win all the time?
Change happens gradually but it does happen. As new rides and attraction are built they eventually find their way to the top of the lists. A park that wins best food or best shows or the friendliest park or the cleanest for several years is unlikely to all of a sudden stop serving good food or producing good shows or let their park get dirty or unfriendly. It takes time for one park to overtake another, but several of awards have changed over the years.
Cedar Point for instance, had maintained a lock on best park since the Golden Tickets began and for good reason. It is a consistent favorite among enthusiasts; the park holds events specifically for enthusiasts and it has one of the world’s largest collections of roller coasters and rides. It has beautiful grounds, a scenic shore, and the coasters and rides are well maintained. But in 2014 Germany’s Europa-Park overtook Cedar Point for best park.
AMUSEMENT TODAY said:Fury 325 soars to the top, taking Best Steel Coaster
If ever there was a nail- biter in the 2016 balloting, the BEST STEEL COASTER category would certainly qualify. Like those millisec- onds in Olympic competi- tions, the final results were determined by a single bal- lot. Taking the Golden Tick- et for the first time ever, is Fury 325 at Carowinds. Its impressive 2015 debut in the No. 4 position — not to mention snagging the Golden Ticket for Best New Ride — was an indication that this coaster was a ris- ing star.
“The Carowinds team is impressed and excited for our newest thriller now hold- ing the title of Best Steel coaster in the World,” said Pat Jones, Carowinds vice president and general man- ager. “Fury 325 had done everything we wanted it to do — speed, beauty, thrills — which sets a standard for the new Carowinds."
Jones also praises the people involved as well. “Something powerful hap- pens when talented people work together toward a common goal: to provide a best day ever experience. We are thankful for the col- laboration with Bolliger and Mabillard and our de- sign team at Cedar Fair.”
strycker said:I like Apollo's Chariot, don't get me wrong. But for it to be #6 and Intimidator 305 to be #17?? Really??
And Grizzly didn't even make the list of Top 50 woodies?
strycker said:Wow, really? I find it rather re-rideable and enjoyable I guess. I've stayed on for 3 in a row with 2 line walk-thrus to reride for a total of 5 in a row consecutive and didn't have any after effects. I love that ride.
Nicole said:As for Grizzly, [...] smooth and fast [..]