Saturday, August 4, 2012

NPN July 2012 Poll Results

July 2012's NewsPlusNotes Poll asked you guys what your favorite roller coaster was at the Universal Orlando Resort. 

© Universal Orlando
It wasn't even close.  The Incredible Hulk, B&M's only launched coaster to date ran away with this one, ending up with a total of 46% of the total votes.  The 'green machine' blasts riders up the first hill only to invert them at the top, and from there it's a rapid fire assault of inversions - 7 in all.

Revenge of the Mummy, and indoor launched coaster created by Premier Rides, came in second place with 25% of the total.  Surprisingly, to me anyhow, Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit finished in third with 10%.

The biggest surprise of the poll for me was the 4th and 5th place finishes for the former Dueling Dragons coasters, both B&M inverted rides with unique layouts.  If I were to choose to get in line for either Rockit or either of the dragons, I know which I'd choose!

As expected the resort's three smaller rides finished in 6th through 8th place.

As for August's poll, many of you have already noticed that it is live over on the left.  With a good part of the riding season now over it is time to crown the best new coaster of 2012, for North America at least.  Think it over and then vote!