The Top 10 Roller Coasters in the U.S.

We rated nearly 500 roller coasters in the U.S., combining fan votes, awards, and technical specifications like max height, max speed, track length, G-forces, vertical angles, and inversions.

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We get it. You’ve seen dozens of cheap, page view-grabbing slideshows, read a series of misinformed opinion pieces, and glared at tweets proclaiming Space Mountain the “best ride ever!” You’re upset. We’re upset. It’s time to set the record straight.

At FindTheBest, we rated nearly 500 roller coasters in the United States, combining fan votes, awards, and technical specifications like max height, max speed, track length, G-forces, vertical angles, and inversions. We talked to devoted fans and coaster designers. We even watched helplessly as our personal favorites barely missed out on a top 10 ranking (rest in peace, X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain).

Without further ado, we present the top 10 roller coasters in the nation.

1. Millennium Force, Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
2. Bizarro, Six Flags New England (Agawam, Massachusetts)
3. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey)
4. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
5. The Voyage, Holiday World (Santa Claus, Indiana)
6. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey)
7. Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion (Doswell, Virginia)
8. Apollo’s Chariot, Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Virginia)
9. New Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, Texas)
10. Intimidator, Carowinds (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Methodology

As always, here’s a breakdown of the methodology.

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The Winners

So what can we learn from this list? Which characteristics distinguish the true greats from the average thrill? “A good roller coaster is not about a single gimmick, such as one steep drop,” said Kris Rowberry, who has followed the industry closely for 15 years, visited over 40 theme parks and ridden over 200 roller coasters. Rowberry adheres to a “rule of three,” holding that great coasters must be “well paced,” feature “several good ride elements” and be “easily re-rideable.”

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Kris Rowberry

Case in point: the tallest, fastest coaster in the nation (Kingda Ka, Six Flags Great Adventure) did not make our top ten, and none of our picks have a drop “steeper” than 90º. With the notable exception of Top Thrill Dragster (Cedar Point)—which squeezed into the hallowed ten with a combination of top specs and rider votes—most of our top picks have good-but-not-extreme stats, with an average top speed of 81 mph and an average max height of 237 feet. In fact, of all the basic coaster specs (like speed, height, inversions, max vertical angle), the most closely correlated with our top picks was track length. In general, long, varied, and smooth beats quick and extreme.

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Kris Rowberry

Still, that isn’t to say that longer is always better. “The ride’s pacing should provide non-stop action from the moment you drop off the lift hill until you return to the relative serenity of the loading platform,” said Paul Ruben, a theme park diehard who has ridden exactly 830 different roller coasters over the course of his life. Like us, he counts Bizarro (Six Flags New England) and Millennium Force (Cedar Point) among his personal top ten, praising the former for providing “so much air time that seats are superfluous” and the latter for “over-banked turns, tunnels,” and four “unforgettable…off-your-seat moments.”

Larry Giles, Vice President of Design and Engineering at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, weighs in on the careful balance required for great coaster design:

“Height and speed are easily achieved in a coaster, but there is a delicate balance to match.  If you make the ride too tall, there is too much energy to dissipate (Kinetic Energy=Mass x Gravity x Height), resulting in a ride that is too long, has large vertical and horizontal curves, and G-forces that are too high.

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Giles went on to explain the design process behind Apollo’s Chariot:

The first lift is high and after the lift we placed a section of flat track 50’ long to give the rider anticipation and appreciation of the height, as well as time to evaluate the inevitable—the drop coming.  The drop was designed with a vertical curve upwards; as the coaster drops there is an outward force from the seat.  While not straight down, the ride will feel near 0G on the drop, the body will sense this in the inner ear and muscular structure.  This triggers your natural fight or flight response, or for the coaster rider—a thrill.

The Near Misses

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Alas: our top 10 list was bound to stir up controversy. Ruben disagrees with a few of our picks; his personal top 10 places a stronger emphasis on unique attractions that deviate from the predictable coaster blueprint. He praises the seat-rotating X2 (Six Flags Magic Mountain) for “breaking the paradigm of how coasters should work,” and Thunderbolt (Kennywood) for its “one-of-a-kind” design, where the “fiercest drop is at the end. It’s as if the coaster were built backwards.”

Both coasters performed quite well in our rankings: X2 is #22, Thunderbolt is #36 (see the full coaster list here). Just missing our top 10 were favorites like The Beast (a classic wooden coaster in Kings Island with an astonishingly long track of 7,359 feet), Goliath (a smooth-as-silk “hypercoaster” in Six Flags Over Georgia), and even Lake Compounce’s Boulder Dash (an unforgettable journey through a forest of trees…you’ll forget that it never ascends above 50 feet).

“Busch Gardens’ SheiKra is my favorite,” said Michael Mejia, a 13-year-old coaster enthusiast from Michigan. “It has a steep incline, suspends you over the edge which is 200 ft straight down, then drops you.” SheiKra snagged the 43rd slot in our rankings. Mark Rose, Vice President of Engineering at Busch Gardens Tampa, cites SheiKra as a great example of a coaster that might scare first-time riders, but ultimately attract them based on strategic design. “[Our] designers…incorporate viewing vantage points where non-riders who are frightened or intimidated can see the ride and feel the energy.” The best coasters combine a thrilling experience with an external, visual appeal.

The Losers

Gimmicky rides

Toboggan-style rides, wild mouse coasters, launch tracks, and cobra rolls have come and gone over the years as the latest fad, but the traditional, full-circuit coasters have remained the class of the amusement park. Flashy stunts like Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Superman: Escape from Krypton or Knott’s Berry Farm’s Xcelerator grab headlines but fail to leave a lasting impression on riders. Among our top 10, only Top Thrill Dragster has a truly non-traditional style.

Disney

It’s a remarkable company with scenic theme parks and lovable characters. They just don’t make the best roller coasters. Don’t feel bad for Mickey though. While you were reading this article, the company sold 3,560* Donald Duck bobble-head souvenirs (*approximate figure).

Old, rickety rides

There’s a certain charm to the old-fashioned clack of a vintage wooden coaster struggling up the chain lift. Unfortunately, there’s nothing charming about severe whiplash and bruises all over your back. The best classic coasters have been renovated, and the newest, smoothest rides tend to win votes. For the record, our top 10 were all built during or after the year 2000.

The West Coast

Poor California. Despite being home to 36 separate theme parks, only two of the state’s top 50 coasters hail from the Golden State (and none of the 50 are from Oregon or Washington). Perhaps it’s a case of quantity over quality, or else a lack of coaster fervor from a bunch of beach-going, latte-sipping Hollywood elites (disclosure: I live in California). Even Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Goliath failed to beat its eastern rival of the same name, despite being longer, faster, and speedier. Oh well: they’ll always have the year-round temperate weather.

Inversions

Only one coaster in our top 20 (Hades 360, Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park) has a single corkscrew, loop, or inline twist. “Most inversion elements cannot provide that ‘airtime’ so sought after by roller coaster enthusiasts,” said Rowberry (who, in fairness, loves all coaster types, inversion or no). “The other half of the equation may come down to restraints…many enthusiasts prefer the freedom that a ‘lap bar only’ ride provides them.”

Conclusion

More than anything, fans and experts agree: what’s most important is what riders do right after the ride is over. “The ride should be smooth, and have minimal lateral forces (left and right) on the body and head,” said Rose. “If a rider feels beat up, they will be reluctant to get right back in line.”

“The main objective for the coaster designer,” said Giles, “is to use the tools of G-forces, speed, and the energy to [make] the rider [say,] ‘I just have to do that again!’”

This article was written for TIME by Ben Taylor of FindTheBest.

119 comments
BrianDowling
BrianDowling

How can a roller coaster scale not include loops or anything along that line?


I'm from the east coast and have been on Millennium Force and Nitro.  When you ride them, people go "WHEEE" this is fun, but when riding Magic Mountain's X2 people are screaming as if they are fearing for their life.  

HobieShaw
HobieShaw

Disney World's Splash Mountain is the best ride in america... I know its not a Roller Coaster... but it's the best.

ken1
ken1

I don't get how Intimidator at Carowinds made the cut or Hades 360. These are two coasters I would never ride again. I agree X2 should have been there, probably Outlaw Run. I just think alot of these polls are swayed by parks with good PR departments. 

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

OK, for me this list smells of personal bias or favoritism to a certain park, once again no surprise that park is Cedar Point. Please inform me how you can have Top Thrill Dragster on your list, but not Kingda Ka which is basically the same ride yet taller and faster and the USA's current tallest and fastest coaster? I can see personal bias clearly! I rode both and see little difference so the winning choice should be Kinda Ka!

Also, everytime I see these top list I get disgusted seeing Cedar Point unfairly glamourised. I traveled a long distance and spent $$$$$ to go to Cedar Point in 2006 and I experienced my worst time ever at an amusement park! For 1, Millenium Force shut down very shortly after opening and never started up again. 2, Mean Streak was a huge disappointment as the ride felt it was going to stop half way down the hill it slowed so much! 3, the park looked very dirty and old. 4, here's the worse- I encountered rude employees and when I spoke with management they were extremely rude, snobby, and could care less the distance and money I spent to get to their park and have the one ride that was the reason I made my trip closed down and never open again! The manager literally refused to offer me ANY DISCOUNT to come back to their park so I could experience the ride which I went there for! I will never go to their park ever again! the rudest park in the USA and they think they are the best, but IMO Six Flags in NJ and Six Flags MM are both much nicer parks all around: better coasters, better looking parks, and no complaint yet with their staff or management.

Stop acting like this park is so superior when other parks have more and better roller coasters!

ChaplainJ
ChaplainJ

Loved your article and agree largely on what makes a coaster great. I think Millennium Force is very high on my list, though my main frustration is in waiting in line forever to ride it.  I've often thought that I enjoy Diamondback a little better because I can be on and off three times by the time I'd get on Millennium Force. This summer I finally had a chance to go north of the border and ride Behemoth and Leviathan. I suspect if Leviathan were in the US it would be very high on this list. And where you note the problems of woodies and what seems to provide the most thrills, I think this is why Shivering Timbers continues to remain high on the ACS woodie rankings. Designers seem to be catching on to making wooden coasters more enjoyable with designs like Renegade at Valley Fair. And I have to admit my commentary has largely been Cedar Fair centric as my location traveling between Southwest Michigan and Dayton over the past few years made it a huge value for me to invest in a platinum pass. My original theme park was California's Great America and I have to give Six Flags huge credit for how much more they've done with their Great America park in Chicago since the parks have taken different directions after parting ways with Marriott early in their history. I loved being able to get on the Whizzer (which closed years ago in Santa Clara). I also really enjoyed some of their rides in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (*cough* Marine World Africa USA). I've favorited this page so I can update my roller coaster to-do list. I've probably missed out by not making it to the two parks in Indiana yet and I'm adding Dollywood to the list and planning to go during the winter for their Christmas festivities after the Midwest options dry up with the fall trees. 

DForsyth
DForsyth

I have to agree with Ruben - X2 is one of  the most unique and exciting roller coasters in the Nation. Also, Tatsu is arguably the best suspension roller coast with the unexpected "pretzel loop" drop at the end of the ride. I have traveled across the country just to ride those rides. Milennium force, Apollo's Chariot, Goliath, Intimidator 305, while all good, pretty much follow the same formula of a big drop and hills. Great rides, but certainly not unique or overly memorable. 

coasterhorn
coasterhorn

Hello Ben,

I'm glad to see that you took an interest in writing about roller coasters. I understand that you are not a die-hard roller coaster fan, and it takes guts and a lot of research to write an article about a subject that you're not super familiar with, especially knowing that there is a large crowd of enthusiasts that may not necessarily agree with what you present.

That being said, I think that the major cause of disagreement is the fact that this article mainly looked at a general poll and brought in factors like height, length, and speed to justify itself. Don't get me wrong, you have a good line-up of coasters on this list, but there was general disappointment about the ones that did make the list and which ones were left off.

You didn't massively fail, you delivered an article taking a different approach than a traditional research article. I commend that you did try to use a somewhat credible source, and you explained the methodology well, but I think that you could have done a bit more research and found some more polls to include. I think if you had included other polls like Mitch Hawker or Theme Park Insider you could have combined them to get the best all-around coasters. Though you mention in your article "gimmicky" rides, and the redeeming qualities of the top coasters, many of the coasters in the top ten fail to meet all the requirements.

But for the most part, this article is probably the top ten list of a thrill seeker, because it combines the most thrilling qualities of roller coasters into one place.

On a slightly related note, you think that Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia is a top-ten ride? Shucks, that's so flattering!

@Coasterhorn

A_Night
A_Night

This is ridiculous. Sorry, but how can you have Dragster in there but not Kingda Ka, when Dragster is just the secondary version of Kingda Ka?! I love Cedar, but clearly you have some type of relationship going on with them.

ErinJ
ErinJ

Did I miss the part of the article that mentioned a mother's being thrown to her death from the New Texas Giant this summer?  Seems like that little fact would knock a coaster off a Top 10 list.

DaleW.Sweigart
DaleW.Sweigart

Ridden most on the top 10 list & I agree with Millenium Force as # 1. My favorite coaster I've ever ridden. Especially in the front row.

JasonDrake
JasonDrake

intimidator 305 cant be ranked cuz its broke. broke as a joke

red88rex
red88rex

Brought a tear to my eye to see Millennium Force listed as #1 out of almost 500 coasters. It is indeed the greatest thing on this planet!

AndrewWojtkowski
AndrewWojtkowski

I don't understand how Millenium Force and I305 are all that different in terms of ranking.  They're basically the exact same coaster.  They're both awesome, but the differences are minimal to be separated by 6 ranks.

DevinAtkinson
DevinAtkinson

I couldn't stand the beast.  Where's Magnum XL-200?

CoasterForce
CoasterForce

The best thing about this ranking is that you provide the methodology for the rankings and go into that detail.  Bravo FindTheBest!  There are few polls/rankings that are able to provide such analytical insight/explanation.

As commenters are pointing out - there are holes in any poll aggregation, and opinions will always differ on who is best.

It all drives at what makes a roller coaster great.  You discussion does a good job at trying to capture this fuzzy notion, recognizing that sheer statistics or marketing ploy will only carry a roller coaster so far.  No one will ever perfectly capture and quantify this "greatness", but it is always worth approaching from different angles.

It would be worth venturing the true value of track length and largest drop in the methodology breakdown.  There are many fantastic coasters that hover around the 100 ft. mark, which get skipped over by rides that stand taller but pack less punch.  By shifting value away from these less important qualities to factors such as airtime or incorporating other roller coaster polls (such as Mitch Hawker), you may be able to capture and incorporate other roller coasters that where previously outliers.

It is also risky putting so much stake in Amusement Today rankings.  As previously mentioned, no poll is perfect.  The Golden Ticket Awards often leave roller coaster enthusiasts scratching their heads on the results.  There is a severe bias towards American roller coasters in these rankings, which shifts focus away from elite international roller coasters.  It would be encouraged to consider incorporating multiple poll sources to help minimize poll skewing and better reflect popular opinion.

JamesSteller
JamesSteller

top thrill dragster was the bomb it was my first time riding it this year and plus it was my first time at cedar point this year.


JimSmith5
JimSmith5

The answer is to make your own list and put your butt on the line.   If a coaster breaks down during the year, drop the coaster in the ranks.  The overall experience also counts.       A top 10 combining wood and steel is so narrow.    Make your own web page and publish it, that's exactly what I did here.

http://www.nogodforme.com/USA_Steel_Coaster_List_2013.htm

The thing is, parks use the GTA results in their e-mails and marketing around the park, it matters.   I just got an e-mail from Cedar Point bragging about them being best park for 16 years in a row.   

 It's great to get some coaster coverage on a national magazine, but this is like putting out a top 10 song list.     

 

AaronWisman
AaronWisman

@Patriotgirl  where do i start lol. Ive been to almost all the parks nation wide and Cedar Point is my number one park followed by SFMM. But what made me respond (which i never do) is your statement about Top Thrill and Kingda Ka even though Ka is taller and faster by 9mph and a few feet it is completely different experience cause Ka is really rough on take off so you barely open your eyes cause of the vibration, while Top thrill is smooth and enjoyable also Top Thrill only has a lap bar as a restraint system while Ka has over the shoulder (which stinks :( ). Oh and for the record SFNJ has the worst customer service out of all parks I've been too. Oh by the way I do agree with you regarding Millenium  Force and Top thrill are down at times do to wind mainly.

CoasterForce
CoasterForce

@PatriotgirlRealize that as described in the methodology, these rankings are based on the Golden Ticket Award from Amusement Today, which polls well-traveled theme park enthusiasts.

We have also found in our community that riders prefer Top Thrill Dragster to Kingda Ka.  A lot of members enjoy the open-feeling lapbar restraints of Dragster instead of the over-the-shoulder harness on Kingda Ka.  There are a number of other roller coaster polls, such as the Mitch Hawker Polls that have been mentioned, which have Dragster coming out on top of Kingda Ka.

Benjamin1Taylor
Benjamin1Taylor

@Patriotgirl I'm actually partial toward West Coast roller coasters, which performed relatively poorly in our ratings. You can see my personal bias in the side commentary ("rest in peace, X2, Six Flags Magic Mountain"), but the overall ratings themselves have nothing to do with what I prefer personally.

Another example: when I saw how low our ratings ranked Magic Mountain's Goliath (#44) compared to Georgia's Goliath (#11), I was surprised, and a little disappointed. But many coaster experts agree: Magic Mountain's Goliath goes over-the-top on final helix. Briefly, 'smooth' turns to 'nauseating.' Georgia's Goliath—despite being a little slower and a little shorter—is the smoother, better ride. I had to face the wisdom of the experts on that one.

AaronWisman
AaronWisman

@ChaplainJ Hey you gotta go to Cedar Point in the beginning of the season like in may or April and NEVER EVER GO ON THE WEEKEND :). My wife and I are season pass holders and we do about 12 parks every year and we always go during the week so we can be in  and out. If you do it right you can ride every front seat and be done all the Good (Popular) rides in 2 to 3 hours... hope that helps :)

CoasterForce
CoasterForce

@DForsyth Tatsu is actually a flying roller coaster, not a suspended/inverted roller coaster.  That being said, it is very easy to consider it the best!  There are very few B&M roller coasters out there that can hold a candle to Tatsu's massive inversions.

X2 is a very unique ride, and a definite bucket list item for any roller coaster fan.  Big favorite for a lot of our members.

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

@DForsyth I highly agree with that ! X2 is unpredictable and unique. It's a thrill as it's nothing like I had experienced before. The same goes for flying coasters like Manta as they have pretzel loops that give an intense sensation. I also highly enjoyed Volcano the Blast coaster. Sure it's small in comparison to most coasters, but it's a unique thrill and lets face it most of us love variety in our coasters! I'm surprised that Kings Island hasn't yet made a bigger and unique version of Volcano blast Coaster at their park, hint, hint !!

Benjamin1Taylor
Benjamin1Taylor

@coasterhornThanks for the thoughtful critiques. It's clear that you read the article carefully, and have a lot of expertise in the area—my favorite kind of commenter.

You raise a good point: the list likely works better as a recommendation for casual thrill seekers—perhaps less so for coaster fanatics. At FindTheBest, we ultimately want people to choose the best option for *them*...not necessarily just the product, service, (or in this case) coaster that snagged the top overall score. Some people prefer more inversions, other prefer higher speeds, and still others prefer intangible elements that are difficult to capture with numbers.

That said, we've closely read all the comments from the coaster diehards, and we are constantly working to improve our ratings, tools, and information.

Thanks for your feedback!

CoasterForce
CoasterForce

@A_Night Kingda Ka actually trails behind Dragster in a number of roller coaster polls out there.  Our own community members have come to prefer to open feeling of Dragster's lapbar restriants to Kingda Ka's over-the-shoulder restraints.

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

@A_Night Cedar Point always gets too much praise over other park and other parks' rides that is unjust. I agree 100%, except I went to Cedar Point once and was rudely treated and their best rides shut down all day and their other rides were very disappointing. 

dussojanladde
dussojanladde

@A_Night I've ridden both many times, and Dragster is better. Ka's height and speed difference is barely noticeable. Ka does have the second hill, but Dragster has lapbars that are better than Ka's over the shoulder restraints. The main difference is that Ka has trim brakes on top of the tower, while Dragster doesn't. The lack of trim brakes results in Dragster having a good ride in every row, with amazing airtime going down the drop in the back row. Ka, because of the brakes, is only good in the first two rows and has no airtime going down the tower in the back row.

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

@ErinJ I rode Texa Giant back in 1999 before it got renovated and back then this woodie flew and was fun! I am impressed as I much prefer the woodies that travel through woods or out and back rather then the ones that stay in a little circle area that don't offer much as views are concern. The Texas Giant then was very, very good and from what I hear they made it smoother and faster so I agree this coaster deserves to me mentioned. As the woman's death goes we don't know the what happened. I feel awful but until we know the true facts we shouldn't judge against this coaster.

dussojanladde
dussojanladde

@ErinJ Why would it? All it means is that the park will have to take the utmost measures to make sure it doesn't happen again, which can only be a good thing. It doesn't diminish the appeal of the coaster in any way. We learn from our mistakes, we don't run away from them.

AdamStobinski
AdamStobinski

It's one of my favorites too, especially the front row. Just don't do the front row right at dusk. (I learned that the hard way earlier this summer.)

Benjamin1Taylor
Benjamin1Taylor

@AndrewWojtkowski Out of 491 coasters, they were both in the top 1.4%. They're really, really close. (100/100 vs. 98/100). It's just that in any top 10 list, being down 6 spots *seems* like a lot.

dussojanladde
dussojanladde

@DevinAtkinson You're joking right? Magnum has the worst lapbars I've seen, they sit way too low on your thighs. Coaster restraints, just like seatbelts, should hold you by your pelvis. Too high or too low, and airtime becomes painful rather than enjoyable.

Debbie
Debbie

Magnum beats the heck out of people...was one of the roughest, worst rides I've been on (and I've ridden rides coast to coast).  Came off bruised and so glad I didn't have to get back on! 

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

@CoasterForceFor me, what would make a ranking have integrity is to open it up to include top 50 coasters. Hey, if someone is truly making a list of top coasters they have to take the best and then rank them and I want to compare by seeing where they rank the other top coasters on their list rather than just see their top 10! It's too karaoke for me and gimmicky how can I trust a list without seeing where the other top coaster fall in place? So, for me a coaster list needs to include top 50 or Top 100 for me to give it credibility. That's my opinion. 

Also, I rarely ever see any mention of Desperado coaster in Primm, Nevada. I'm so glad I made the trip out there while visiting Las Vegas. It's a wild, fun and intense roller coaster and deserves some "air time" on these lists. Can't say I remember lots of air time, but wow, this was an intense ride. My son could only handle one ride, but I rode it 3 times. Cool coaster that's worth the trip!



ParkConnoisseur
ParkConnoisseur

I'd much rather see a collection of individual top 10 lists - which essentially is what Amusement Today's poll is.  Where AT's poll can be improved is by encouraging and promoting more people over seas to participate.  

AT also doesn't call their list "the BEST coasters" which is presumptuous.  They display their results as "the TOP", just like this article did, which can be interpreted to me "favorite" or "most popular".

Overall, this article was a good read, the results are comprised of many of the most widely regarded top coasters in the country.

Benjamin1Taylor
Benjamin1Taylor

@CoasterForce Thanks for the feedback—some great points here. I'll pass along your comments to the product team at FindTheBest. Cheers and thanks for reading!

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

@EagleTrip I like their unique loop and the fact you can choose your own music to play while riding. It's a smooth fun ride, but I don't think of it as a top ten coaster, but I do appreciate a lot as I am a huge fan of unique coasters and I love variety. It's a very fitting roller coaster for a Universal park as their park has unique one of a kind rides and the Mummy coaster is lots of fun for a rather small in the dark coaster. Too bad Islands of Adventure don't get some better coasters over there, hint!

Debbie
Debbie

EagleTrip...loved that one too!  I thought having the choice of music to ride with was quite innovative and I couldn't help myself - I picked "I will survive"!!

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

@JimSmith5 Yes, Cedar Point brags they are the best, but I sure didn't think so. My experience stunk! The only thing that stunk more was their rude, snobby attitude and piss poor management.

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

@dussojanladde @DevinAtkinson I agree, airtime was painful and I got bruise pretty badly. I rode Magnum 3 times. It was fun, but painful and after 3 times I was bruised too badly I couldn't ride it anymore. 

Patriotgirl
Patriotgirl

@Debbie I admit Magnum was probably my favorite coaster I rode at Cedar Point and the only other coaster that I rode and liked was TTD. The others were forgettable. Although Magnum was my favorite coaster their it was rough and I was bruised so bad after riding it 3 times (Hey, the rest of Cedar Point stunk!) I couldn't ride it no more. My thighs were literally bruised and discolored (I have light skin). Now, I will say that I never complained about being bruised on this ride as I had bigger issues with Cedar Point, and some rides are just rough and are not made to ride over and over again, but it was worth the fun, and Magnum offers a nice view of their otherwise ugly, dirty park.

CoasterForce
CoasterForce

 @Benjamin1Taylor Thank you for posting!  Really appreciate your ability to explain through your methodology and provide interviews and insight.   It is also a neat feature to be able to scroll through all of the roller coaster entries to see where they stacked up.  We will be sure to share with our own followers and community to get their weigh-in.