Friday, January 31, 2014

Wood Coaster Poll Results Are In!

El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure
The final results of the 2013 Wood Coaster Poll, highly regarded as a solid representation of coaster fans, have been released!  This year's top wooden coaster is El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure, continuing the ride's streak of coming in number one.  El Toro has topped the Wood Coaster Poll for the last four years straight.

The second place coaster in 2013 is T-Express at Everland in South Korea.  Also designed by Intamin like El Toro, the rides share many similar characteristics. T-Express has been either number one or two since it appeared in the poll in 2008.

Outlaw Run at Silver Dollar City
It is not often that a brand new wooden coaster ranks really highly in the poll, but Silver Dollar City's Outlaw Run smashed that trend by coming in 3rd during its first year.  The extreme ride gathered a lot of fans right from the start and its ranking in the Poll reflects that.

Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce came in fourth place this year, it usually hangs around in the top five finishers.  Fifth place went to the classic Phoenix at Knoebels, continuing to withstand the test of time.

California's Great America's Gold Striker finished in a tie for 13th place, also a solid ranking for a new ride.  Other new for 2013 rides include White Lightning at Fun Spot (30th place) and Flying Turns at Knoebels (57th place) - and that one only operated a couple days in the whole year.

2013's last place coaster was The Bandit at Move Park in Germany - the lowest ranking ride in the U.S. went to The Grizzly at California's Great America.

Check out the full results on the Wood Coaster Poll website, and be sure to vote next year!