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Superman - Ride of Steel | Six Flags New EnglandTop Ten Roller Coasters
As most roller coaster enthusiasts, I’ve got a top ten. Kumba at Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa, FL), is my all-time favorite roller coaster. It’s an ultra-smooth looping coaster located in Busch Gardens’ lush tropical setting. Below is the list of the absolute best roller coasters that I have ridden. There’s my complete top ten and a list for top wooden and top steel coasters.

Current Top Ten Coasters
1 Superman Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England (Springfield, MA)
A Heroic Hyper Coaster That Lives Up to Its Lofty Reputation

2 El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)
A Landmark Wooden Coaster That’s Packed with Airtime

3 Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg, VA)
A Super Smooth Airtime Adventure

4 Beast at Kings Island (Kings Mills, OH)
A 5 Minute Long Epic Ride Through the Ohio Wilderness

5 The Voyage at Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN)
A Real ‘Voyage’ That’s an Intense Marathon of Thrills

6 Alpengeist at Busch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg, VA)
A Fighter Jet-Like Ride on the King of Inverted Coasters

7 Hades at Mt. Olympus Theme Park (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
A Unique Wooden Coaster Featuring a Subterranean Masterpiece

8 Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer Park (Erie, PA)
A Flawless Wooden Coaster Situated on a Hill near Lake Erie

9 Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce (Bristol, CT)
A Fast & Furious Ride on a Mountain

10 Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
The Legendary Coaster That Started an Era Has Soul

Top Ten Wooden Roller Coasters
1 El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)
2 Beast at Kings Island (Kings Mills, OH)
3 The Voyage at Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN)
4 Hades at Mt. Olympus Theme Park (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
5 Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer (Erie, PA)
6 Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce (Bristol, CT)
6 Lightning Racer at Hersheypark (Hershey, PA)
7 Rampage at Alabama’s Adventure (Bessemer, AL)
8 Twister at Knoebels (Elysburg, PA)
9 Thunderhead at Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN)
10 Avalanche at Timber Falls Adventure Park (Wisconsin Dells, WI)

Best of the Rest: Thunderbolt at Kennywood, Viper at Six Flags Great America, Great White at Morey’s Piers, & Phoenix at Knoebels

Top Ten Steel Roller Coasters
1 Kumba at Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa, FL)
2 Superman Ride of Steel at Six Flags New England (Springfield, MA)
3 Apollo’s Chariot at Busch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg, VA)
4 Alpengeist at Busch Gardens Europe (Williamsburg, VA)
5 Magnum XL-200 at Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
6 Millennium Force at Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH)
7 Goliath at Six Flags Over Georgia (Atlanta, GA)
8 Montu at Busch Gardens Africa (Tampa, FL)
9 Incredible Hulk at Islands of Adventure (Orlando, FL)
10 Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)

Best of the Rest: Storm Runner at Hersheypark, Volcano: The Blast Coaster at Kings Dominion, Chang at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, & Griffon at Busch Gardens Europe

Also see the Golden Ticket Awards and the Internet Roller Coaster Poll for more top roller coaster lists. What do you think of my top ten? Leave a comment below.

9 Comments

  1. The Viper roller coaster is my favorite at Six Flags Great America, I always drag my friends to it when they'd rather wait in longer lines for shorter, steel coasters. Also, the Alpengeist was amazing on my one trip out east. Now I want to check off all the other coasters on your top ten.

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  2. My favorite ride is Maverick at Cedar Point!

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  3. My favorite ride is Katun at Mirabilandia!CIAOAndrea from Italy

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  4. Andrea, I've heard a lot good things about Katun. If ever get over to Europe, I'll definitely check it out. Eileen, Viper at Great America was a really fun ride. It was quite a surprise.Thanks for reading.

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  5. Nice list. My favorite ride is Loch Ness Monster at BGE, but I haven't ridden many coasters. Also, I'm confused. You say Kumba is your favorite steel coaster, but Superman: Ride of STEEL is your all time favorite coaster. Is this just an accidental lack of updating, or are you making the list noninclusive?

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  6. David, it's like your favorite movie that you know isn't necessarily the best movie ever made, but you love it. Kumba's my personal favorite, while Superman is the overall best I've ever ridden. Loch Ness is a classic!

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  7. hey c.c. is your second favortie woodie the beast?I love the beast.Of all your favs i have only ridden Beast, Hades, and Hulk. But I have also ridden Cyclops too.

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  8. Out of your top ten, I've ridden Superman, Boulder Dash, and El Toro. I live within 3 hours of all of them, and while Superman is my favorite steel roller coaster, right in front of Montu, I believe Boulder Dash is better. It has a better feel, a wilder ride, and I have a lot of compassion for Lake Compounce, considering they have a very small audience, and are not well known. Superman is a great ride, and El Toro is fun, but I feel like Six Flags has a choke hold on amusemant parks, as far as sales go.

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