Mitch Hawker’s Wooden Coaster Poll Results
The best wooden roller coasters of 2007 look a lot like the best from 2006. Mitch Hawker’s Internet Coaster Poll is arguably the most accurate coaster poll around. The ballots take into account votes based on mutual rides. On the ballots riders must rank the coasters they have ridden and then their ballot is put up against someone else that has ridden the same coasters. The mutual rider comparisons bring more merit to Mitch’s poll. This year, Mitch received over 700 ballots from all over the world.
I’m not too surprised to see The Voyage reclaim its spot at the top. I’m just glad that I got to ride it last year since it’s becoming to be known as the best wooden coaster on the planet. Check out my complete review of The Voyage here.
Pennsylvania-based Great Coasters International has designed the most coasters in the top ten. Including Troy at Toverland which was good enough to debut this year at number 4. I’ve ridden 6 of the Top Ten which isn’t bad considering I haven’t ridden any coasters outside of the U.S.
2007 Top Ten Best Wooden Roller Coasters
1 The Voyage at Holiday World (Indiana) Gravity Group (1st ’06)
2 El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure (New Jersey) Intamin (3rd ’06)
3 Thunderhead at Dollywood (Tennessee) GCI (7th ’06)
4 Troy at Toverland (Netherlands) GCI (New in ’07)
5 Balder at Liseberg (Sweden) Intamin (2nd ’06)
6 Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce (Connecticut) CCI (5th ’06)
7 Phoenix at Knoebels (Pennsylvania) Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (4th ’06)
8 Tremors at Silverwood (Idaho) CCI (6th ’06)
9 Hades at Mount Olympus (Wisconsin) Gravity Group (7th ’06)
10 Thunderbird at PowerPark (Finland) GCI (38th ’06)
Complete 2007 wooden roller coaster poll results with all 178 coasters.
See 2006′s results for both steel and wooden coasters here. Soon, voting for the steel coaster poll will begin. No matter how many coasters you’ve ridden, you should submit a ballot. Every vote counts!
What do you think of the 2007 wooden coaster poll results? Have you ridden Troy, Balder or Thunderbird? Leave a comment below. Image courtesy of CoasterImage.