Tuesday, March 3, 2015

NewsPlusNotes February 2015 Poll Results

Last month we did a throwback poll, asking our readers which of the new-for-2005 (aka 10 years ago) U.S. coasters was your favorite.  It was a rather close race for most of the month, with Six Flags Great Adventure's Kingda Ka coming out on top with 31.28% of the total vote.  Still the world's tallest roller coaster, Kingda Ka provides a sense of speed and height that few others can match.

Right under Kingda Ka's toes in the number two spot is SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa, which gathered 29.30% of the votes.  This impressive B&M diving coaster stands tall over the Florida theme park, dropping riders vertically downward from 200 feet in the air.

Third place went to Hydra at Dorney Park, which totaled 27.31% of the poll.  Another B&M ride, this one is a floorless model that features seven inversions.  Here are the full results:

This month's poll is now live, and we're going into a different direction to see which theme park chain - Six Flags or Cedar Fair - is heading in the best direction with regard to dark rides.  Vote over on the left!