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The Best Roller Coaster Poll is an annual survey of roller coasters from around the world.[1] It is widely regarded as the best and most accurate of any roller coaster poll available due to its ranking algorithm which prevents the poll from becoming a popularity contest.[2][3][4][5][6][7] The poll has been conducted for both steel and wooden roller coasters since 2001,[8] with the wooden poll dating back to 1993.[9] The poll is run by Mitch Hawker.[10]

Ranking algorithm[edit]

During November every year, ballots are released online for the year's poll. When the poll closes, all completed ballots are tabulated to produce the results of the poll.[7][5]


Results comparison table[edit]

Year Steel Roller Coaster Top Ten Wooden Roller Coaster Top Ten
# Coaster Park ± # Coaster Park ±
1998 N/A 1 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure Steady
2 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix Steady
3 Megafobia Oakwood Steady
4 Rampage Visionland Steady
5 Comet Great Escape Steady
6 Raven Holiday World Steady
7 GhostRider Knotts Berry Farm Steady
8 Twister Elitch Gardens Steady
9 Wild Cat Idora Park Steady
10 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas Steady
1999 1 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake Steady 1 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix Increase
2 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Steady 2 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure Decrease
3 Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure Steady 3 Megafobia Oakwood Steady
4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg Steady 4 Tremors Silverwood Increase
5 Nemesis Alton Towers Steady 5-tied GhostRider Knotts Berry Farm Increase
6 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America Steady 5-tied Comet Great Escape Steady
7 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Steady 7 Raven Holiday World Decrease
8 Mindbender Galaxyland Steady 8 Rampage Visionland Decrease
9 Dueling Dragons - Fire Islands of Adventure Steady 9 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort Increase
10 Steel Force Dorney Park Steady 10 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia Increase
2000 N/A 1 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix Steady
2 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure Steady
3 GhostRider Knotts Berry Farm Increase
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Increase
5 Rampage Visionland Increase
6 Tremors Silverwood Decrease
7 Raven Holiday World Steady
8 Comet Great Escape Decrease
9 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia Increase
10 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort Decrease
2001 1 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England Increase 1 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix Steady
2 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park Increase 2 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure Steady
3 Millennium Force Cedar Point Increase 3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce Increase
4 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure Increase 4 Tremors Silverwood Increase
5 Nemesis Alton Towers Steady 5 Megafobia Oakwood Increase
6-tied Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake Decrease 6 Rampage Visionland Decrease
6-tied Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg Decrease 7 The Legend Holiday World Increase
8 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America Increase 8 GhostRider Knotts Berry Farm Decrease
9 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Decrease 9 Comet Great Escape Decrease
10 Dueling Dragons - Fire Islands of Adventure Decrease 10 Raven Holiday World Decrease

Steel roller coaster poll results[edit]

1999 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake
2 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3 Incredible Hulk Coaster Islands of Adventure
4 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg
5 Nemesis Alton Towers
6 Raging Bull Six Flags Great America
7 Kumba Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
8 Mindbender Galaxyland
9 Dueling Dragons - Fire Islands of Adventure
10 Steel Force Dorney Park
[11]
2001 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England
2 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
3 Millennium Force Cedar Point
4 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
5 Nemesis Alton Towers
6-tied Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake
6-tied Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg
8 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America
9 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
10 Dueling Dragons - Fire Islands of Adventure
[12]
2002 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
2 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England
3 Millennium Force Cedar Point
4 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
5 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake
6 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America
7 X Six Flags Magic Mountain
8 Apollo's Charriot Busch Gardens Williamsburg
9 Nemesis Alton Towers
10 Kraken Seaworld Orlando
[13]
2003 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
2 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England
3 Millennium Force Cedar Point
4 Nemesis Alton Towers
5 Phantom's Revenge Kennywood
6 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point
7 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake
8 Goliath Six Flags Holland
9 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America
10 Dragon Khan Port Aventura
[14]
2004 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
2 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England
3 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America
4 Millennium Force Cedar Point
5 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
6 Top Thrill Dragster Cedar Point
7 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags Darien Lake
8 Apollo's Chariot Busch Gardens Williamsburg
9 Nemesis Alton Towers
10 Storm Runner Hersheypark
[15]
2005 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1-tied Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England
1-tied Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
3 Millennium Force Cedar Point
4 Nemesis Alton Towers
5 Katun Mirabilandia
6 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
7 Pyrenees Parque de España
8 Montu Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
9 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags America
10 SheiKra Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
[16]
2006 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England
2 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
3 Nemesis Alton Towers
4 Goliath Walibi World
5 Katun Mirabilandia
6 Millennium Force Cedar Point
7 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
8 Black Mamba Phantasialand
9 Pyrenees Parque de España
10 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia
[17][2]
2007 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England
2 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
3 Eagle's Fortress Everland
4 Millennium Force Cedar Point
5 Katun Mirabilandia
6 Nemesis Alton Towers
7 Goliath Six Flags Over Georgia
8 Goliath Walibi World
9 Nitro Six Flags Great Adventure
10 Maverick Cedar Point
[18][19]
2008 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Superman - Ride of Steel Six Flags New England
2 Eagle's Fortess Everland
3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
4 Kawasemi Tobu Zoo
5 Piraten Djurs Sommerland
6 Nemesis Alton Towers
7 Behemoth Canada's Wonderland
8 Goliath Walibi World
9 Katun Mirabilandia
10 Dragon Khan Port Aventura
[20]
2009 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Bizarro Six Flags New England
2 Eagle's Fortress Everland
3 Expedition GeForce Holiday Park
4 Diamondback Kings Island
5 Goliath Walibi World
6 Piraten Djurs Sommerland
7 Nemesis Alton Towers
8 Katun Mirabilandia
9 Kawasemi Tobu Zoo
10 Millennium Force Cedar Point
[21][22][23]

Wooden roller coaster poll results[edit]

1998 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
2 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix
3 Megafobia Oakwood
4 Rampage Visionland
5 Comet Great Escape
6 Raven Holiday World
7 GhostRider Knotts Berry Farm
8 Twister Elitch Gardens
9 Wild Cat Idora Park
10 Texas Giant Six Flags Over Texas
[24]
1999 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix
2 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
3 Megafobia Oakwood
4 Tremors Silverwood
5-tied GhostRider Knotts Berry Farm
5-tied Comet Great Escape
7 Raven Holiday World
8 Rampage Visionland
9 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
10 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia
[25]
2000 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix
2 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
3 GhostRider Knotts Berry Farm
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
5 Rampage Visionland
6 Tremors Silverwood
7 Raven Holiday World
8 Comet Great Escape
9 Georgia Cyclone Six Flags Over Georgia
10 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
[26]
2001 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix
2 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
4 Tremors Silverwood
5 Megafobia Oakwood
6 Rampage Visionland
7 The Legend Holiday World
8 GhostRider Knotts Berry Farm
9 Comet Great Escape
10 Raven Holiday World
[27]
2002 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
2 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
3 Tremors Silverwood
4 Raven Holiday World
5 Comet Great Escape
6 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
7 The Legend Holiday World
8 Rampage Visionland
9 Coaster Playland
10 Tonnerre de Zeus Parc Asterix
[28]
2003 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Balder Liseberg
2 Tremors Silverwood
3 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
5 Raven Holiday World
6 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
7 Aska Ozark
8 Wildcat Celebration City
9 Comet Great Escape
10 Colossos Heide Park
[4][29]
2004 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
2 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
3 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
4 Tremors Silverwood
5 Thunderhead Dollywood
6 Raven Holiday World
7 Balder Liseberg
8 The Legend Holiday World
9 Megafobia Oakwood
10 Aska Nara Dreamland
[30]
2005 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 Balder Liseberg
2 Thunderhead Dollywood
3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
4 Tremors Silverwood
5 Aska Nara Dreamland
6 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
7 Hades Mount Olympus
8 Rampage Visionland
9 Avalanche Timber Falls
10 Shivering Timbers Michigan's Adventure
[31]
2006 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 The Voyage Holiday World
2 Balder Liseberg
3 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
4 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
5 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
6 Tremors Silverwood
7-tied Thunderhead Dollywood
7-tied Hades Mount Olympus
9 Aska Nara Dreamland
10 Colossos Heide Park
[32]
2007 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 The Voyage Holiday World
2 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
3 Thunderhead Dollywood
4 Troy Toverland
5 Balder Liseberg
6 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
7 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
8 Tremors Silverwood
9 Hades Mount Olympus
10 Thunderbird PowerPark
[33][19]
2008 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 T Express Everland
2 The Voyage Holiday World
3 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
5 Balder Liseberg
6 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
7 Troy Toverland
8 Aska Nara Dreamland
9 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
10 Colossos Heide Park
[34]
2009 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1 The Voyage Holiday World
2 El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
3 T Express Everland
4 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
5 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
6 Prowler Worlds of Fun
7 Balder Liseberg
8 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
9 Fireball Happy Valley Songjiang
10 Aska Nara Dreamland
[22][35][23]
2010 Results
Position Roller Coaster Park
1-tied El Toro Six Flags Great Adventure
1-tied T Express Everland
3 Boulder Dash Lake Compounce
4 Phoenix Knoebels Amusement Resort
5 Ravine Flyer II Waldameer
6 The Voyage Holiday World
7 Balder Liseberg
8 Colossos Heide Park
9 Aska Nara Dreamland
10 Fireball Happy Valley Songjiang
[36]

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