NemesisNosh wrote:Might as well do a quick 2015 list too:
Not a bad coaster by any means, but hasn't been as enjoyable this year in comparison to previous years. Despite this, it's still a top 10 UK coaster for me.
Has placed higher in previous years but felt a little bit let down by stealth this season, ridden every row and every seat and I still feel that the overall atmosphere around the ride and the anticipation has died down somewhat this year. Fright nights alone was the reason for the placement on the list.
Placed much higher on this list than it would have done prior to the season, but having discovered the joy of front row rides on Rita, my opinion was changed for the better. Still painfully rough in the back though.
Managed to get quite a few (15) rides on Air this season, and having not ridden much prior to this, was pleasantly surprised at what I thought was a much better ride experience than before. Let's see what next year brings.
The large portion of the reasoning for Oblivion making the list comes from the ERT at Sizzler. Some fantastic rides on it made me appreciate just how good Oblivion can be, making it much higher on the 'to do' list during a Towers visit.
May come as a surprise that Inferno is high on the list, as prior to fright nights this wouldn't have made the top 10. Riding Inferno in the dark, 5 minutes after park close was one of the best experiences of the season in my opinion.
High on this list, and with good reason. Rode it 5 times across 2 days during May Half term and with each ride it kept getting better. Cannot wait to be back riding her come the new season and hope for more awesome rides.
My most ridden coaster of the 2015 season (54), a big reason for the placement. Had some amazing rides on Fury this year which has made me realize just how much better than spinball it is. Halloween, riding at 9:30pm was definitely the highlight of the Cwoa season.
This may come as a big surprise as Colossus doesn't carry the best reputation amongst enthusiasts, but this year it was the highlight of Thorpe for me. Front row is one of the best things on park, add a few night rides at summer nights and fright nights alike and it totaled as my most ridden Thorpe ride(44), and gave me a whole load of new respect for Intamin.
This should come as no surprise to anyone, and shouldn't really need an explanation. Easily the best coaster in the country, still world class after 21 years, and for those reasons coupled with some beautiful rides this season is enough to take the number one spot.
Only made it to the Merlin UK parks this season, however if all goes to plan I should be at Europa Park and many more UK parks in the 2016 season.
ponder wrote:1. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure
2. Shambhala, Port Aventura
3. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure
4. Incredible Hulk, Islands of Adventure
5. Nemesis, Alton Towers
6. SheiKra, Busch Gardens Africa
7. The Swarm, Thorpe Park
8. Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure
9. Kraken, Seaworld
10. Manta, Seaworld
OhShambhala wrote:Dude were you on the jet2 flight from Reus airport back to the East Midlands on 2nd June? I distinctly remember having a brief conversation with an enthusiast who had been to PA at the same time as me on my flight and they told me they had been on Shambhala 33 times during the trip. They looked really similar to you aswell. If it was you then I guess its a very small world.
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