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Ride of the year 2013

Poll runs till Thu Oct 18, 2057 3:48 pm

Nemesis - Alton Towers
12 (12%)
The Smiler - Alton Towers
16 (15%)
Oblivion - Alton Towers
7 (7%)
Air - Alton Towers
5 (5%)
Rita - Alton Towers
1 (1%)
TH13TEEN - Alton Towers
9 (9%)
Dragon's Fury - CWOA
1 (1%)
Vampire - CWOA
3 (3%)
Rattlesnake - CWOA
1 (1%)
Transformers: The Ride - Universal Studios Florida
1 (1%)
Nemesis Inferno - Thorpe Park
2 (2%)
The big one - BPB
1 (1%)
Grand National - BPB
5 (5%)
Revolution - BPB
No votes
Infusion - BPB
1 (1%)
Big Dipper - BPB
1 (1%)
Valhalla - BPB
2 (2%)
Wild Mouse - BPB
No votes
Shambhala - PortAventura
5 (5%)
Shockwave - Drayton Manor
1 (1%)
Ripsaw - Alton Towers
No votes
SheiKra - Busch Gardens
4 (4%)
Kumba - Busch Gardens
2 (2%)
Griffon - Busch Gardens
No votes
Gwazi - Busch Gardens
No votes
Top Thrill Dragster - Cedar Point
No votes
Millennium Force - Cedar Point
1 (1%)
Maverick - Cedar Point
No votes
Raptor - Cedar Point
No votes
Kingda Ka - Six Flags
1 (1%)
Tatsu - Six Flags
No votes
Batman: The Ride - Six Flags
No votes
X-Flight - Six Flags
No votes
Wodan - Europa Park
No votes
Furious Baco - PortAventura
No votes
Megafobia - Oakwood
3 (3%)
The Ultimate - Lightwater valley
No votes
Colossus - Thorpe Park
1 (1%)
THE SWARM - Thorpe Park
5 (5%)
Rush - Thorpe Park
1 (1%)
Colossos - Heide Park
No votes
Cheetah Hunt - Busch Gardens
3 (3%)
Verbolten - Williamsburg
2 (2%)
Revenge of the Mummy - Universal studios Florida
3 (3%)
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit - Universal Studios Florida
3 (3%)
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey - Universal IOA
1 (1%)
 
Total votes: 104
 
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:30 pm

Ilovecoasters wrote:
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Shambhala.


Another vote for Shambhala here - rode it in both daylight and night over the last few days and it blew me away!

I appreciate your post, however please save it for when the poll comes out - just to avoid hundreds of posts for the same ride.

Anybody got any new ride suggestions?


Ah - sorry! Feel free to remove  :)
 
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:34 pm

I'll have to choose:
The Smiler (Alton Towers)
Air (Alton Towers)
Shockwave (Drayton Manor)
Nemesis (Alton Towers)
if it can be rides as well as coasters:
Ripsaw (Alton Towers)
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:37 pm

Yes it can be rides too. Some of them are on the list (see page 1), but for the ones that aren't, I'll add them now!
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:21 pm

Ilovecoasters wrote:
jackandylan123 wrote:
The cedar point, Busch Gardens and six flags coasters 8)

I'm sorry you are going to have to name the ones you want in. If not, I fear there'll be a debate about which coasters should go up/should kids coasters go on.


look at all the massive coasters those parks have to offer, and, my few would be as follows: SheiKra, Kumba, Griffon, Kingda Ka, Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium force, Maverick, Tatsu, Batman - The Ride (ALL of them as to the different six flags parks ;)) X-Flight, Raptor (Cedar Point) that is my list for the american parks :)
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:06 pm

*Does some research on which ride is in which park*
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:50 pm

If I'm nominating up to 5 (I think that's what I've understood of the rules) then I will nominate the following coasters, none of which I believe are on the list:

- Wodan (Europa Park)
- Gwazi (Busch Gardens)
- Furius Baco (PortAventura)
- Megafobia (Oakwood)
- The Ultimate (lightwater Valley)

Pretty sure none of these are on the list and they are all tip top rides :)
 
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:58 pm

Colossus- Thorpe park.
THE SWARM- Thorpe park.
Colossos- Heide park.
Rush- Thorpe park
THE SWARM, oblivion,air,colossus.all epic.:D
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:28 am

4 days until we go live! Any more suggestions guys?
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:35 am

Due to personal reasons, I have had to move the launch forward to now.

WE ARE LIVE! You can now vote for your ride of the year! You get 5 votes, but once you have decided you cannot change your mind.

Vote and then discuss your choices below!

I understand that I promised to accept suggestions until 8pm, so I will do so. If you want to suggest a ride, please PM me before 8pm tonight.

Happy voting!
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:21 am

Can cheetah hunt and verbolten? Thanks
 
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:24 am

I'll add them but in future I'm only accepting via PM! And I'll need the parks
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:46 am

It has to be Oblivion from me!
 
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:49 pm

Runaway Minetrain
 
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:08 pm

Wow I almost forgot about this. Just a few weeks to go!
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Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:10 pm

Again, I forgot!

And so, the winner of ride of the year 2013 is ...

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The Smiler!

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Stats:
Opened: 31st May 2013
Cost: £18,000,000
Height: 22m (72ft)
Drop: 30m (98ft)
Speed: 85 km/h (52.8 mph)
Inversions: 14
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