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Rank the Alton Coasters

Discussion in 'Polls' started by elephant58, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Will

    Will Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    Coaster Count:
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    1. Nemesis
    2. Oblivion
    3. Air
    4. Thirteen
    5. Wickerman
    6. Corkscrew
    7. Spinball Whizzer
    8. Black Hole
    9. Smiler
    10. Beastie
    11. Runaway Mine Train
    12. Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
    13. Rita
    14. Mini Apple

    Apparently :)
     
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  2. Josh R

    Josh R New Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    1. Nemesis
    2. Oblivion
    3. The Smiler
    4. Rita
    5. Wicker man
    6. Air/Galactica
    7. Thirteen
    8. Spinball Whizzer
    9. Runaway Mine Train
     
  3. DelPiero

    DelPiero Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    Coaster Count:
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    1 - Nemesis
    2 - Oblivion
    3 - Thirteen
    4 - Rita
    5 - Galactica/Air
    6 - Sonic Spinball
    7 - Black Hole
    8 - Runaway Mine Train
    9 - Smiler
    10 - Beastie (Ridden at Southport)
    11 - Octonaughts
    12 - Mini Apple (Ridden at GYPB)
     
  4. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Member

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    Best Coaster:
    Helix
    Best Park:
    Liseberg
    Coaster Count:
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    1. Nemesis
    2. Smiler
    3. Thirteen
    4. Oblivion
    5. Air
    6. Rita
    7. Wickerman
    8. Spinball
    9. Runaway Mine Train
    10. Beastie
    11. Octonauts
    12. Apple if we're counting it from Yarmouth
     
  5. jj23w

    jj23w Member

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    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    Alton Towers
    Coaster Count:
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    1. Nemesis
    2. Oblivion
    3. Wicker Man
    4. Smiler
    5. Thirteen
    6. Rita
    7. Runaway Mine Train
    8. Spinball Whizzer
    9. Galactica
    10. Octonauts
     
  6. spicy

    spicy Member

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    1. Nemesis
    2. Oblivion
    3. Wickerman
    4. Rita
    5. Air
    6. Smiler
    7. Thirteen
    8. Spinball Whizzer
    9. Runaway Mine Train
     
  7. witchfinder

    witchfinder New Member

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    Best Park:
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    Like @Howie I'm an old git that has ridden every coaster at Alton over the years, but I wouldn't know where to rate stuff like The Black Hole and The Mouse by modern standards so I'm just going with the current line-up.

    1. Nemesis
    2. Rita
    3. The Smiler
    4. Wickerman
    5. Air/Galactica
    6. Thirteen
    7. Oblivion
    8. Runaway Mine Train
    9. Spinball Whizzer
    10. Octonauts

    Of the removed creds Thunder Looper and Corkscrew would be the best :)
     
  8. henryjwillis

    henryjwillis New Member

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    Best Coaster:
    Icon
    Best Park:
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    1. Nemesis
    2. Smiler
    3. Wicker Man
    4. Thirteen
    5. Rita
    6. Oblivion
    7. Galactica
    8. Spinball
    9. Runaway Mine Train
     
  9. CookieCoasters

    CookieCoasters Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
    Europa Park
    Coaster Count:
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    1. Nemesis
    2. Air
    3. Wicker Man? (may be too early to tell - only ridden twice and they were quite different experiences)
    4. Oblivion
    5. Spinball Whizzer
    6. Rita
    7. Smiler
    8. Thirteen
    9. Runaway Mine Train
    10. Octonauts

    Former coasters I’ve ridden at the Towers: Beastie, Black Hole and Corkscrew
     
  10. Ethan

    Ethan Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    1. Oblivion
    2. Nemesis
    3. Smiler
    4. Thirteen
    5. Rita
    6. Spinball
    7. Air (with VR it's worse)
    8. Runaway Mine Train
    (Yet to ride Wickerman and I doubt I'll ever ride Octonauts)

    Rode Corkscrew back in the day too. +10 nostalgia points however I found it rode rather terribly.
     
  11. zazobo

    zazobo New Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    1. Oblivion
    2. Nemesis
    3. Wicker Man
    4. Rita
    5. Thirteen
    6. Air
    7. Smiler
    8. RMT
    9. Spinball
    10. Octonauts
     
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  12. jj23w

    jj23w Member

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    Best Park:
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    From the other day this may be very very controversial.
    1. Wicker Man
    2. Oblivion
    3. The Smiler
    4. Nemesis
    Then the last lot haven't changed.
     
  13. vaugc002

    vaugc002 Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    Coaster Count:
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    1. Oblivion
    2. Nemesis
    3. Thirteen
    4. Spinball
    4. Rita
    5. Galactica
    6. The Smiler
    7. Runaway Mine Train

    Unless you're in the front on Nemesis I just don't think it's a wow anymore
    Also Wickerman and Octonauts are on my to do list stilllllll
     
  14. Hutch

    Hutch Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    Except it's better in the back seat? Front is certainly a must ride at least once just see the terrain interactions, but back is sooo much better.

    Granted, being from across the pond, I haven't been spoiled by countless visits to AT so Nemesis is still very special to me.
     
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  15. vaugc002

    vaugc002 Member

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    Nah not for me - the power of Nemesis is in the interactions with the landscape, and from an row but the front you can't get the full experience of this.
    But I know some love the back, each to their own I guess! I'm the same for Black Mamba - front or nothing.
     
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  16. Hutch

    Hutch Member

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    Fair enough, the landscaping is done phenomenally but the intensity kinda trumps it for me. There's definitely a difference between the front and the back and the whip you get in the back was just incredible.
     
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  17. shaunthatkid

    shaunthatkid New Member

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    Best Coaster:
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    Best Park:
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    No offence but just looking at this list angers me abit!
     
  18. Peet

    Peet Member

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    Yeah the Mini Apple was quality.

    Seriously though, it may be worth mentioning specifically what you actually disagree with!
     
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  19. Will

    Will Member

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    Best Park:
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    I can only assume he likes either Rita, Smiler or both. I, however; do not.
     
  20. shaunthatkid

    shaunthatkid New Member

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    1. Thirteen that high? Personally i don't like it .
    2. the Smiler in some eyes is bad (i enjoy it) and lower than Spinball Wizzer (which if a roller coaster went it wouldn't be bothered if that went.)
    3 Rita lower than the ORA is mad. its rough but id say its better than most of the rides at Blackpool! (looking at you Avalanche and infusion.)
    4 a minor one this i think that runaway mine train is better than bestie?
    5 also air is well mediocre and would be a bit lower especially with VR.
     

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