Published: March 20, 2009 at 7:18 AM
Well, I voted yesterday but didn't have time to write comments. Rather enjoyed the notes that have been added since my relatively-early-in-this-vote visit yesterday.
For this round, MF was a no brainer for me over Kingda Ka. MF is still my all around favorite ride at Cedar Point and when I make my annual (or so) trek there and stay on site, it is the ride I run to for the early-entry-into-CP-for-onsite-guests benefit, so I can ride it 2, 3 (or sometimes 4) times before the general public starts filling up the line.
Magnum was a great ride initially, but it really needs some work. Goliath, on the other hand, gives me lots of that airtime that I really crave.(Although I really wish Six Flags would stop using the same name for completely different coasters at different parks. Goliath at La Ronde (similar to Georgia's Goliath [four across seating] but an out and back with possibly the best airtime ever [note to James Rao: it's like taking the first two hills of Mamba and making 10 of them in a row]), Goliath at Magic Mountain (2 across seating, taller, different layout), and Goliath at Fiesta Texas - which is Batman The Ride with a different name. (Why decide to call it something different at this park? Sure they did at La Ronde, but then the names mostly in French at that Montreal park...) My vote went to Goliath.
I gave props to Tatsu. Having ridden two clones of Six Flags Superman Ultimate Flight, and thinking, ehh... I wasn't expecting much. Tatsu is what a flying coaster should be. Especially since as you go up the lift hill, MM's mountain is dropping away from you making the peak an incredible distance from the ground below (170 feet staring straight down vs 106 on SUF). Shreika was great initially, then bested by Griffon.
Finally Soarin' vs Screamin'. I agree that Screamin' disappointed and I figured the universal appeal of Soarin' would push it forward - hence my vote.
I'm ready for today's match ups!
(Thanks Robert for the tournament again, for considering ways to improve it for loyal TPI readers, and for the site in general. It is my only RSS feed at work.)