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Your first, favourite and least favourite coaster in each country/US state you've visited

Matt N

Strata Poster
Hi guys. As I saw that my topic "Your first, favourite and least favourite coaster from each manufacturer" recently got bumped, it gave me the idea to make a similar thread, but for countries instead of manufacturers! Mine will be a bit dull, as I've only been to 2 countries, but I think it could be interesting to see the responses of those of you who've visited more countries. Anyway, I'll get the ball rolling with mine:
United Kingdom
  • First: Runaway Mine Train (Alton Towers)
  • Favourite: Icon (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
  • Least Favourite: Infusion (Blackpool Pleasure Beach)
USA (Florida)
  • First: Incredible Hulk (Universal's Islands of Adventure)
  • Favourite: Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
  • Least Favourite: Primeval Whirl (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
I'd be intrigued to see you guys' responses!
P.S. As implied by my post, you can split the USA into states if you wish!


Strata Poster
I know these haven't been active for a while, but similar topics do exist on the forums already. :)

Well, we don't have a topic that would join the three together and we don't have one that focuses on the least favorite coasters (I'll get back here with that once I get hold of my good ol' spreadsheet later this month), though!

Edward M

Strata Poster
Started doing it with least favorite but practically all of them were just the kiddie creds.

United Kingdom- First: Saw
Favorite: Stealth
Netherlands- First: Goliath
Favorite: Untamed
Germany- First: Black Mamba
Favorite: Taron
Sweden- First: Helix
Favorite: Helix
Australia- First and Fav: Wild Mouse
Spain- First: Furius Baco
Favorite: Shambhala
Japan- First: Flounder
Favorite: Kawasemi

Texas- First: Runaway Mine Train
Favorite: Iron Rattler
Tennessee- First: Wild Eagle
Favorite: Lightning Rod
Ohio- First: Maverick
Favorite: Steel Vengeance
New Jersey- First & Fav: El Toro
Georgia- First: Batman
Favorite: Twisted Cyclone
California- First: Big Thunder Mountain
Favorite: X2
Florida- First: Barnstormer
Favorite: Kumba
Virginia- First: Dominator
Favorite: I305
Alabama- First: Cannonball Run
Favorite: Rampage
New York- First and Fav: Cyclone
Missouri- First: Tony Hawk
Favorite: Outlaw Run
Indiana- First: Raven
Favorite: Voyage
Kentucky- First: Lightning Run
Favorite: Storm Chaser
North Carolina- First and Fav: Fury 325
Pennsylvania- First: Laff Trakk
Favorite: Skyrush
Connecticut- First: Phobia Phear Coaster
Favorite: Boulder Dash
Massachusetts- First and Fav: Superman
Arkansas- First: Big Bad John
Favorite: Gauntlet

Coaster Cinema

Mega Poster
Arizona - First & Worst: Patriot, Best: Desert Storm
California - First: LEGO Technic Test Track, Best: Twisted Colossus, Worst: Goliath Jr.
Florida - First: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Best: Montu, Worst: Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster
Georgia - First: Georgia Cyclone, Best: Mind Bender, Worst: Ninja
Illinois - First & Best: Goliath, Worst: Demon
Indiana - First: Steel Hawg, Best: Voyage, Worst: Howler
Kentucky - First: Lightning Run, Best: Storm Chaser, Worst: Roller Skater
Maryland - First: Sooper Jet, Best: Superman Ride Of Steel, Worst: Mind Eraser
Massachusetts - First: Batman The Dark Knight , Best: Bizarro, Worst: Goliath
Missouri - First: Pandemonium, Best: Outlaw Run, Worst: Grand Exposition Coaster
Nevada - First & Best: El Loco, Worst: Manhattan Express
New Jersey - First & Best: El Toro, Worst: Road Runner Railway
New York - First & Worst: Soarin' Eagle, Best: Cyclone
North Carolina - First & Best: Fury 325, Worst: Ricochet
Ohio - First: Diamondback, Best: Millennium Force, Worst: Rugrat's Runaway Reptar
Oklahoma - First: Steel Lasso, Best: Silver Bullet, Worst: Frankie's Mine Train
Pennsylvania - First: Rollo Coaster, Best: Phantom's Revenge, Worst: Orient Express
Tennessee - First & Best: Lightning Rod, Worst: Mystery Mine
Texas - First: Batman The Ride, Best: New Texas Giant, Worst: Mini Mine Train
Virginia - First: Loch Ness Monster, Best: Twisted Timbers, Worst: Great Pumpkin Coaster
Ontario - First & Best: Leviathan, Worst: Time Warp
Staffordshire - First: Smiler, Best: Nemesis, Worst: Runaway Mine Train


Giga Poster
This one could also take a while...

Australia (15)

First: Spongebob's Boating School Blast @ Sea World
Favourite: DC Rivals Hypercoaster @ Warner Bros. Movie World
Least Favourite: Take your pick @ Dreamworld

Austria (12)

First: Wild Train @ Fantasiana
Favourite: Wild Train @ Fantasiana
Least Favourite: Wilde Maus @ Wiener Prater

Belgium (23)

First: Pulsar @ Walibi Belgium
Favourite: Heidi the Ride @ Plopsaland de Panne
Least Favourite: Cobra @ Walibi Belgium

China (107)

First: Bullet Coaster @ Happy Valley Shenzhen
Favourite: Python in Bamboo Forest @ Wanda Nanchang
Least Favourite: Twister @ Quancheng Euro Park

Denmark (30)

First: Rutschebanan @ Bakken
Favourite: Piraten @ Djurs Sommerland
Least Favourite: Rutschebanan @ Bakken

England (141)

First: Dragon @ Legoland Windsor
Favourite: Icon @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Least Favourite: Grand National @ Blackpool Pleasure Beach

France (49)

First: Big Thunder Mountain @ Disneyland Paris
Favourite: Wood Express @ Parc Saint Paul
Least Favourite: Indiana Jones @ DIsneyland Paris

Germany (73)

First: Force One @ Schwaben Park
Favourite: Taron @ Phantasialand
Least Favourite: Huracan @ Belantis

Hong Kong (SAR) (7)

First: Hair Raiser @ Ocean Park
Favourite: Big Grizzly Mountain @ Hong Kong Disneyland
Least Favourite: Dragon @ Ocean Park

Ireland (2)

First: Cú Chulainn @ Tayto Park
Favourite: Cú Chulainn @ Tayto Park
Least Favourite: Ladybird Loop @ Tayto Park

Japan (100)

First: Gao @ Greenland
Favourite: Hakugei @ Nagashima Spa Land
Least Favourite: Mad Mouse @ Fuji-Q Highland

Malaysia (4)

First: Dragon @ Legoland Malaysia
Favourite: Supersonic Odyssey @ Berjaya TImes Square Theme Park
Least Favourite: Dragon's Apprentice @ Legoland Malaysia

Netherlands (25)

First: Robin Hood @ Walibi Holland
Favourite: Joris en der Draak @ Efteling
Least Favourite: El Condor @ Walibi Holland

Norway (5)

First: Thundercoaster @ Tusenfryd
Favourite: Thundercoaster @ Tusenfryd
Least Favourite: Dvergbanan @ Tusenfryd

Singapore (6)

First: Revenge of the Mummy @ Universal Studios Singapore
Favourite: Revenge of the Mummy @ Universal Studios Singapore
Least Favourite: Enchanted Airways @ Universal Studios Singapore

South Korea (21)

First: T Express @ Everland
Favourite: T Express @ Everland
Least Favourite: Tobot Train @ Seoul Land

Spain (20)

First: Tom y Jerry @ Parque Warner Madrid
Favourite: Superman la Fuga @ Parque Warner Madrid
Least Favourite: Vértigo @ Parque de Atracciones de Madrid

Sweden (20)

First: Balder @ Liseberg
Favourite: Helix @ Liseberg
Least Favourite: Insane @ Grona Lund

United Arab Emirates (22)

First: Predator @ IMG Worlds of Adventure
Favourite: Flying Aces @ Ferrari World
Least Favourite: Yolo Works @ FunWorks

United States of America (149)

First: Railblazer @ California's Great America
Favourite: Twisted Colossus @ Six Flags Magic Mountain
Least Favourite: Great American Scream Machine @ Six Flags Over Georgia

Wales (12)

First: Speed @ Oakwood Theme Park
Favourite: Megafobia @ Oakwood Theme Park
Least Favourite: Nessi @ Coney Beach Pleasure Park

I'll do states separate to stop this getting too clogged.


Giga Poster
Right, states.
Not the most interesting after Cali as its a lot of 1 park per place.

California (53)

First: Railblazer @ California's Great America
Favourite: Twisted Colossus @ Six Flags Magic Mountain
Least Favourite: Nah

Virginia (20)

First: Intimidator 305 @ Kings Dominion
Favourite: Twisted Timbers @ Kings Dominion
Least Favourite: Nah

Pennsylvania (12)

First: Skyrush @ Hersheypark
Favourite: Skyrush @ Hersheypark
Least Favourite: Nah

New Jersey (13)

First: El Toro @ Six Flags Great Adventure
Favourite: El Toro @ Six Flags Great Adventure
Least Favourite: Green Lantern @ Six Flags Great Adventure

Massachusetts (10)

First: Great Chase @ Six Flags New England
Favourite: Wicked Cyclone @ Six Flags New England
Least Favourite: Nah

Tennessee (11)

First: Lightning Rod @ Dollywood
Favourite: Lightning Rod @ Dollywood
Least Favourite: Nah

North/South Carolina (13)

First: Copperhead Strike @ Carowinds
Favourite: Copperhead Strike @ Carowinds
Least Favourite: Nah

Georgia (9)

First: Goliath @ Six Flags Over Georgia
Favourite: Twisted Cyclone @ Six Flags Over Georgia
Least Favourite: Great American Scream Machine @ Six Flags Over Georgia

Maryland (8)

First: Great Chase @ Six Flags America
Favourite: Wild One @ Six Flags America
Least Favourite: Nah

Expedition Coaster

Roller Poster
United Kingdom:
First: Blue Flyer?
Favorite: Nemesis
Least Favorite: Smiler

First: Untamed
Favorite: Untamed
Least Favorite: Condor

First: Colorado Adventure
Favorite: Expedition Ge Force
Least Favorite: Schweizer Bobbahn

Alex B

Mega Poster
Never ridden a coaster outside of us and the only other continent I’ve been to is Oceania and that was Hawaii so for the states
First-el toro
Best-el toro
Least favorite-doo whopper
First-superman the ride
Best-wicked cyclone
Least favorite- riddler revenge
First expedition everest
Best-expedition everest
Least favorite-rock n roller coaster
(Will be doing bgt and swo later this month)
First- raptor
Best-steel vengance
Least favorite-rougarou
First-Woodstock express/wild mouse(at dorney as a 5 yo)
Least favorite (formerly) stinger
New york
First-coney island cyclone
Best-coney island cyclone
Worst-tie soaring eagle/thunderbolt


Roller Poster
Well, this will be straightforward.

First: Nickelodeon Streak @ BPB (back when it was called Rollercoaster)
Favourite: Colossus @ Thorpe (yes, really)
Least favourite: Turbo @ Brighton Pier

Should be able to add Japan next year :)


Hyper Poster
First: Kålmasken @ Tosselilla
Favorite: Helix @ Liseberg
Least favorite: Kanonen @ Liseberg

First: Karavanen @ Tivoli Gardens
Favorite: Daemonen @ Tivoli Gardens
Least favorite: Tornado @ Bakken

First: Crazy Mine @ Hansa Park
Favorite: Taron @ Phantasialand
Least favorite: Euro-Mir @ Europa Park

US (Florida):
First: Primeval Whirl @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Favorite: Expedition Everest @ Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Least favorite: Hollywood Rip, Ride, Rockit @ Universal Studios Florida
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Roller Poster
Germany (103)
Eichhörnchenbahn - Freizeitpark Lochmühle
Favorite: Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park
Least Favorite: Limit - Heide Park

Switzerland (4)
First: Rodelbahn Pradaschier - Churwalden (Alpine Coaster)
Favorite: Cobra - Connyland
Least Favorite: /

Italy (1)
First: Mammut - Gardaland
Favorite: Mammut - Gardaland
Least Favorite: /

Netherlands (22)
First: Goliath - Walibi Holland
Favorite: Untamed - Walibi Holland
Least Favorite: Condor - Walbi Holland

UK (15)
First: The Smiler - Alton Towers
Favorite: The Smiler & Nemesis - Alton Towers
Least Favorite: Colossus - Thorpe Park

Sweden (15)
First: Lisebergbanan - Liseberg
Favorite: Wildfire - Kolmarden
Least Favorite: Twister - Gröna Lund

Spain (15)
First: Selva Encantada - traveling / Orca - Loro Parque Tenerife - Park
Favorite: Shambhala - Port Aventura
Least Favorite: Stampida - Port Aventura

France (3)
Monster - Walygator Parc
Favorite: Monster - Walygator Parc
Least Favorite: Comet - Walygator Parc

United Arab Emirates (14)
First: Formula Rossa - Ferrari World
Favorite: Formula Rossa / Flying Aces - Ferrari World
Least Favorite: /

Canada (17)
First: Yukon Striker - Canadas Wonderland
Favorite: Leviathan - Canadas Wonderland
Least Favorite: Wild Beast - Canadas Wonderland

USA (106)

Ohio (18)

First: Maverick - Cedar Point
Favorite: Steel Vengeance - Cedar Point
Least Favorite: /

North / South Carolina (13)
First: Fury 325 - Carowinds
Favorite: Fury 325 - Carowinds
Least Favorite: Hurler - Carowinds / Kiddy Hawk - Carowinds

Virginia (10)
First: Twisted Timbers - Kings Dominion
Favorite: Intimidator 305 - Kings Dominion
Least Favorite: Anaconda - Kings Dominion

New Jersey (13)
First: Batman - The Ride - Six Flags GAdv
Favorite: El Toro - Six Flags GAdv
Least Favorite: /

New York (7)
First: Thunderbolt - Coney Island Luna Park
Favorite: Cyclone - Coney Island Luna Park
Least Favorite: /

Pennsylvania (8)
First: Skyrush - Hershey Park
Favorite: Skyrush - Hershey Park
Least Favorite: /

Florida (37)
Mako - Sea World Orlando
Favorite: Manta - Sea World Orlando
Least Favorite: /

"/" means no really least favorite big ride, family / kiddie coasters are not included.
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Strata Poster
Well, time for a quick summary then...

Australia (12)

First: Buzzsaw, Dreamworld
Favourite: Wild Mouse, Luna Park
Least Favourite: Tower of Terror II, Dreamworld

Austria (18)

First: Dizzy Mouse, Wiener Prater
Favourite: Rattenmühle, Familypark
Least Favourite: Volare, Wiener Prater

Belgium (27)

First: Vleermuis (right), Plopsaland De Panne
Favourite: Pulsar, Walibi Belgium
Least Favourite: Vleermuis (either side), Plopsaland De Panne

Denmark (4)

First: Orkanens Oje, Tivoli Friheden
Favourite: Orkanens Oje, Tivoli Friheden
Least Favourite: Cobra, Tivoli Friheden

France (5)

First: Space Mountain Mission: 2, Disneyland Paris
Favourite: Rock'n'Rollercoaster, Walt Disney Studios Park
Least Favourite: Indiana Jones et le Temple du Peril, Disneyland Paris

Hong Kong (7)

First: Hair Raiser, Ocean Park
Favourite: Hair Raiser, Ocean Park
Least Favourite: RC, Hong Kong Disneyland

Croatia (2)

First: Family Worm, Family Park
Favourite: Dragon Coaster, Dinopark
Least Favourite: Family Worm, Family Park

Italy (34)

First: Ortobruco Tour, Gardaland
Favourite: Katun, Mirabilandia
Least Favourite: Blue Tornado, Gardaland

Germany (55)

First: Alpenexpress, Europa Park
Favourite: Taron, Phantasialand
Least Favourite: Sky Wheel, Skyline Park

The Netherlands (42)

First: Twistrix, Drievliet
Favourite: Goliath, Walibi Holland
Least Favourite: Condor, Walibi Holland

Slovenia (7)

First: Magic Mouse, Eurolunapark Ljubljana (owned by Buwalda)
Favourite: Batcoster, Lunapark Müller Ljubljana (owned by an unknown Italian showman)
Least Favourite: Space Train, Lunapark Müller Ljubljana (owned by Lunapark Astra)

Spain (22)

First: Roller Coaster, Holiday World
Favourite: Shambhala, PortAventura Park
Least Favourite: La Uve, Feria de Abril Barcelona (owned by an unknown Spanish showman)

Taiwan (18)

First: Flume Ride, E-DA Theme Park
Favourite: Gravity Max, Discovery World
Least Favourite: Flume Ride, E-DA Theme Park

USA, Florida (4)

First: Gwazi (Lion), Busch Gardens Tampa
Favourite: Kumba, Busch Gardens Tampa
Least Favourite: Gwazi (Lion), Busch Gardens Tampa (didn't bother riding the other side, it was probably crap too - that was before I was familar with the concept of creds)

USA, California (18)

First: Giant Dipper, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Favourite: X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain
Least Favourite: Superman: Escape from Krypton, Six Flags Magic Mountain

UAE (15)

First: Formula Rossa, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Favourite: Flying Aces, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Least Favourite: Yolo Works, FunWorks

UK, England (27)

First: Nickelodeon Streak, Pleasure Beach Blackpool
Favourite: Nemesis, Alton Towers
Least Favourite: Grand National, Pleasure Beach Blackpool


Mega Poster
Overall (174)
Thunderbolt @ SFNE
Best: Voyage
Worst: Mean Streak


USA (128)
Thunderbolt @ SFNE
Best: Voyage
Worst: Mean Streak

Norway (5)
Speed Monster
Best: Thundercoaster
Worst: Western Expressen

Sweden (16)
Best: Helix
Worst: Nyckelpigan

China (25)
Starry Sky Ripper
Best: Python in Bamboo Forest
Worst: Monte Carlo

By US State:

MA (14)
Best: Superman The Ride
Worst: Wacky Worm

NH (6)
Canobie Corkscrew
Best: Roar-o-saurus
Worst: Dragon

CT (6)
Best: Boulder Dash
Worst: Little Dipper

TX (3)
Shamu Express
Best: Boardwalk Bullet
Worst: Shamu Express

NJ (11)
Kingda Ka
Best: El Toro
Worst: Green Lantern

PA (31)
Best: Skyrush
Worst: Wild Mouse

OH (32)
Best: Maverick
Worst: Mean Streak

NY (8)
Best: Ride of Steel
Worst: Boomerang

MO (5)
Outlaw Run
Best: Time Traveler
Worst: All are good

KY (6)
Lightning Run
Best: Lightning Run
Worst: Roller Skater

IN (5)
Best: Voyage
Worst: Howler

RI (1)
Dragon Wagon
Best: Dragon Wagon
Worst: Dragon Wagon