In a World where roller coaster information was scattered throughout the Web, coaster enthusiasts had to do countless searches in order to do coaster research. Until, one day, a new website rose to the challenge with the help of an excellent group of resources. Now, there was hope. Now, there was the…
Roller Coaster Wiki – The Roller Coaster Information Aggregator
So what’s in the Roller Coaster Wiki? Only everything you want to know about a roller coaster that you were Googling several times for before. Now, you can find all this great information in one place. Roller Coaster Wikis are multimedia wikis that include:
-Golden Ticket Awards Ranks with a link to all of the winners
-Mitch Hawker’s Internet Coaster Poll Rank with a link to poll results
-Stats from the Roller Coaster Database with links to the full listing
-Images from Coaster Image or Theme Park Review, aerial views, & links to more images
-Current World records or special distinctions (as of 2/2010)
-Excerpts from Wikipedia with links to the full entry
-POV & Off-Ride Videos filmed by professionals or by the park (if available)
-Ratings from roller coaster fans sites with a link to full critical reviews
As with all wikis, visitors are invited to collaborate and improve it. You can leave reviews via comments and submit additions or edits. Visit The Roller Coaster Wiki.
The Best Roller Coasters in the World
The Roller Coaster Wiki now lists the ten best steel roller coasters in the United States and the three best steel roller coasters in the rest of the World. I used a mix of Mitch Hawker’s Internet Coaster Poll and the Golden Ticket Awards to create my own ranking of the best roller coasters. By merging the two polls, I was able to strike a balance between the Internet Coaster Poll’s heavy international focus and the Golden Ticket Awards’ U.S.-focused rankings. I will be adding wooden roller coasters in a few days.
Over time, I will be adding the most popular and highest ranked steel and wooden roller coasters. The wikis will allow for multimedia coaster tours where you can easily peruse all of the Bolliger & Mabillard Mega (Hyper) Coasters or Gravity Group coasters.
Thanks to Gonch from Coaster Image, Robb from Theme Park Review, and Duane from the Roller Coaster Database. It’s always been my opinion that the Web is at its best when people collaborate and share resources. Although I know that there are some who are less willing do that, I appreciate your help on this project.
Also, I would like to thank my brother for his coding help, my wife for her great advice and allowing me to hog the laptop for hours on end, and my online friends that got a preview and gave me some feedback. I couldn’t have done this without you.
What’s Your Take?
What do you think of my new project, The Roller Coaster Wiki? I’m looking forward to your feedback. Leave a comment below.