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CoasterForce’s Favourite Florida Rollercoasters

Matt N

Strata Poster
Hi guys. You may have noticed that I just posted the results of a poll calculating CF’s favourite German rollercoasters. Well, I had so much fun calculating those results that I thought that if you guys are willing to participate, I might start doing one of these polls each month! So, this month I decided to do CoasterForce’s Favourite Florida Rollercoasters! I thought that it was about time I gave some of the USA members an opportunity to contribute, and Florida is a place where the majority of members on here have been at some point. Also, I was quite intrigued to see what the current favourites in the state are before VelociCoaster and Iron Gwazi fever inevitably takes over later this year!

As I’ve actually been to Florida, I’ll get the ball rolling by posting my own list:
  1. Mako
  2. Mine Blower
  3. Montu
  4. SheiKra
  5. Kraken
  6. Incredible Hulk
  7. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
  8. Revenge of the Mummy
  9. Rock’n’Rollercoaster
  10. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
If you want to influence the results of the poll, get posting your own lists! As these polls are going to be monthly, you’ve got until 31st May 2021 at 11:59pm to post your lists!

I wonder what CoasterForce’s Florida favourites are? I’m interested to find out, for sure...
 

CanobieFan

Giga Poster
Florida top 10

1 Kumba - Busch Gardens Tampa
2 Mako - SeaWorld Orlando
3 White Lightning - Fun Spot America
4 Dania Beach Hurricane - Boomers!
5 SheiKra - Busch Gardens Tampa
6 Dragon Challenge - Universal Studios Islands of Adventure (Mostly just the Ice side <3)
7 Revenge of the Mummy - Universal Studios Florida
8 Expedition Everest - Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom
9 Mine Blower - Fun Spot America
10 Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
 

TilenB

Strata Poster
Well, Florida is very much an untapped territory for me, as I only visited one park more than 10 years ago, but at least that one park had some good rides in it.

1. Kumba
2. Sheikra
3. Scorpion
4. Gwazi (Lion - didn't do Tiger, wasn't counting creds at the time yet)
 

Eyebrows

Mega Poster
1. Kumba (obviously lol)
2. Montu
3. ShieKra
4. Hulk
5. Cheetah Hunt
6. Revenge of the Mummy
7. Cobra’s Curse
8. Expedition Everest
9. Rock n’ Roller Coaster
10. Thunder Mountain

Yep, it’s about what you’d expect.
 

Edward M

Strata Poster
I'd be fascinated to see what this list looks like in 2022.
  1. Space Mountain ❤️
  2. Kumba
  3. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
  4. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  5. Mako
  6. Revenge of the Mummy
  7. Expedition Everest
  8. Montu
  9. Mine Blower
  10. Incredible Hulk
 

CookieCoasters

Giga Poster
  1. Mako
  2. Montu
  3. Manta
  4. SheiKra
  5. Expedition Everest
  6. Revenge of the Mummy
  7. Space Mountain
  8. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
  9. Kraken
  10. Dragon Challenge: Chinese Fireball (if you don’t want to include defunct coasters, replace this with White Lightning)
 

Nick13

Roller Poster
1. Mako
2. Montu
3. Kumba
4. Sheikra
5. Hulk
6. Revenge of the mummy
7. Kraken
8. Manta
9. Cheetah Hunt
10. Thunder Mountain
 

Jamesss

Mega Poster
Difficult to rank them because some are more about theming and others are more about the coaster itself.

E.g. my personal favourite is Rock 'n' Roller Coaster because I like the theme and it has nostalgic value.

But for the coaster itself, Mako is best by far.

1. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster
2. Mako
3. Montu
4. Space Mountain
5. Expedition Everest
6. Incredible Hulk
7. Revenge of the Mummy
8. Sheikra
9. Kumba
10. White Lightning
 

RTcmix

Roller Poster
Haven't been to Tampa in a long time and haven't done SeaWorld yet, so...

1. Montu
2. Kumba
3. Hulk
4. Dueling Dragons Fire
5. Revenge of the Mummy
6. Dueling Dragons Ice
7. Space Mountain
8. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
9. Rock'n'Roller Coaster
10. Gwazi Lion
 

Howie

Giga Poster
Cor blimey - There's at least 20 major coasters in Florida, heck, just in Orlando alone, that I haven't ridden yet, so my list will probably look a bit weird to someone who's been more recently. But hey ho, nowt I can do about that, so here goes.

1. Revenge of the Mummy (FIRE!!! 😁)
2. Montu.
3. Old Hulk.
4 & 5. The Duelling Dragons... when they duelled.
6. Sheikra.
7. Kraken.
8. Kumba.
9. Expedition Everest.
10. Rock n Roller Coaster.
 

Indy

Roller Poster
1. Montu
2. Kumba
3. Mako
4. Incredible Hulk
5. Kraken
6. Cheetah Hunt
7. Mine Blower
8. Sheikra
9. Tigris
10, White Lightning
 

Hixee

Flojector
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Social Media Team
1. Montu
2. Kumba
3. Mine Blower
4. Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts
5. Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure
6. Duelling Dragons
7. Revenge of the Mummy
8. SheiKra
9. White Lightning
10. Incredible Hulk

Haven't ridden Mako yet (#basic), but would expect that to be in the top 5.
 

Hyde

I Lied About My Age!
Staff member
Moderator
Social Media Team
Alas, if it weren't for Covid, I'd be able to finally count SeaWorld Orlando and BGT into this rundown:

RankRelative Overall RankRoller CoasterPark
122Incredible HulkIslands of Adventure
229Mine BlowerFun Spot America (Kissimmee)
342Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike AdventureIslands of Adventure
471White LightningFun Spot America (Orlando)
574Chinese FireballIslands of Adventure
675Rock 'n' Roller CoasterHollywood Studios
776Hungarian HorntailIslands of Adventure
8117Big Thunder Mountain RailroadWDW Magic Kingdom
9128Slink Dog DashHollywood Studios
10141Space MountainWDW Magic Kingdom
 

EmmaUK

Roller Poster
Good Question.

1. Mako - great coaster. My overall number 1
2. Manta - criminally underrated - but I suppose it depends on your thoughts on flying coasters. I love them
3. SheiKra - my highlight of my BGT visit
4. Expedition Everest - surprisingly forceful and supremely rerideable
5. Revenge of the mummy - So different. So surprising. So brilliant
6. Incredible Hulk - good coaster, but far from a highlight of Florida for me
7= Montu
7= Kumba - genuinely, if you asked me to tell you which of these two I preferred I just wouldn't have a clue. I kind of recall feeling the same on both
9. Seven Dwarves mine trim - I don't care. I love it
10. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit - but only when I use the "secret" soundtrack to get Muse Stockholm syndrome playing
 

TMCoasters

Mega Poster
I'll give this one a shot. Overall rank in parenthesis. Velocicoaster and Iron Gwazi should help to perhaps sneak a Floridian coaster into my top ten. Tentatively planning to visit next winter once the hype (and Covid) die down.

1. (14) Mako
2. (27) Hagrid's
3. (29) Mine Blower
4. (34) Montu
5. (35) Cheetah Hunt
6. (46) Revenge of the Mummy
7. (48) Manta
8. (50) Sheikra
9. (59) Tigris
10. (60) Hulk
 

Nitefly

Mega Poster
Haven’t done Hagrids, Mako or Mineblower which would all probably rank quite highly.

1. Hulk
2. Montu
3. Mummy
4. Cheetah Hunt
5. Space Mountain
6. Kumba
7. Shiekra
8. Kraken
9. Big Thunder Mountain
10. Duelling Dragons (red)

The first three are fixed, the latter five are probably quite interchangeable.

I find Hulk to be quite underrated amongst the enthusiasts. It’s extremely unique and has an iconic layout over the lake.

Duelling Dragons were always a bit overrated in my view. Concept was better than the execution. Also there was a lot of ugly grey because of the supports.

^^^ I mean how can Tigris beat hulk?! I went on a SkyRocket 2 at Holiday Park and would be quite happy to never ride one again. Each to their own though :)
 

Scott Lannigan

Mega Poster
1. Mako
2. Hulk
3. Montu
4. Hollywood Rip-Ride Rockit (This was the first ride I went on in Florida so holds a special place!)
5. Revenge Of The Mummy
6. Shiekra
7. Manta
8. Kumba
9. Kraken
10. Cheetah Hunt
 

Hutch

Strata Poster
1. Mako
2. Montu
3. Manta
4. Kumba
5. Chinese Fireball
6. Hungarian Horntail
7. Incredible Hulk
8. Sheikra
9. Cheetah Hunt
10. Revenge of the Mummy
 
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