I joined Doug Barnes of The Season Pass Podcast and Arthur from The About.com Theme Park Guide for a new edition of The Seasoned Pros List Show. This time, we discuss (and debate!) our Top 10 Wooden Roller Coasters.
Our special guest for this episode was Robert Coker author of the popular book Roller Coasters: A Thrill Seeker’s Guide to the Ultimate Scream Machines and of ThrillRide.com.Our diverse lists of American woodies includes a few new standouts from 2013 to coasters that are over 80 years old.
Debating Woodies: Arthur Calls The Beast Crummy, Joel’s Sleeping on The Raven
Particularly polarizing rides were legendary rides that lived up to the hype for some, but were way over-hyped for others. Examples were: Holiday World’s The Raven and The Beast at Kings Island. I was alone in my disappointment for The Raven and Arthur had the nerve to call The Beast a “crummy ride”. Hersheypark’s Lightning Racer and Thunderhead at Dollywood were other highly debated rides.
I’m going to go out on a limb and call this our best episode of The Seasoned Pros List Show yet. We had a blast debating our picks and poking fun while sharing why these top wooden coasters are so great.
Previous Episodes of The Seasoned Pros List Show:
Top Steel Roller Coasters w/ Robb Alvey of Theme Park Review | Listen
Top 10 Dark Rides/Theatrical Rides w/ Robert Niles of Theme Park Insider | Listen
Most Beautiful Theme Parks w/ Lance Hart of Screamscape | Listen
Check out the show and let us know what you thought of it. Who’s list do you most agree with? Also, let us know what Top Tens you’d like to see in future episodes.