2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: The Voyage vs. Top Thrill Dragster
Good morning! We're going to wrap up round one of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament
today, starting with a match-up from the Best Roller Coaster bracket.
If you haven't been on both these rides, we've got attraction descriptions linked below, as well as two on-ride videos for you to watch here. Take a look, then decide which one you'd like best.
5. Holiday World's The Voyage
12. Cedar Point's Top Thrill Dragster
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Next up: Universal Studios Florida's Revenge of the Mummy vs. Popeye & Bluto's Bilge-Rat Barges at Universal's Islands of Adventure
Top Thrill is a fine one trick pony, but the Voyage is arguably the greatest wooden coaster of all time. Come on folks, think before you vote and make the obvious choice: Voyage!
I am a Cedar Point fan through and through. Top Thrill Dragster is a blast to ride, and going 0-120 in 4 seconds and straight up and then back down a 420 foot tower is a rush. It's a great ride, and it would belong in my park.
Well said Mr Potter...
Tough call. The voyage is the top woodie out there with a terrific ride. Very smooth, bunny hops, lift hill. You name it. Thrill dragster is a one trick poney. although it is still a thrill to ride.
The Voyage is one of the best Woodies out there. And a top coaster overall to boot. Glad to see it getting the love.
Dragster is a top notch ride, but doesn't hold a candle to the Voyage!
Hard to pick between wood and steel, though these are great rides. I'm going to have to go with Voyage for pure substance.
On rides like this, I watch POV videos to figure out which one I would rather ride first. Dragster looks cool, but it also looks like a 1 trick pony. The Voyage, however, looks like a blast, a really special ride. So, while I have yet to ride them, I had to vote for The Voyage. It just looks like so much more fun.
I echo the sentiments of Mr. Potter. Well put, sir! I would fully expect the Voyage to be a strong contender for best coaster overall if it pulls in the support it needs from the Holiday World fan base and rational voters everywhere.
The Dragster style rides are definitely one trick ponies. Great first ride, but other than that... I can't justify waiting in a long line for a five second ride. Yeah, I'm exaggerating, but it's like Bungee Jumping to me... yeah it's great and all, but it's a one and done kind of thing. It's why I prefer full coasters and sky diving. More bang for your buck.
This is incredible - the better coaster from a relatively unpopulated park is actually beating the taller, faster, record-breaking coaster from a much more popular park!
In Dragster's defense, video does not do the real ride justice. A person won't be able to truly understand how fast and fun the launch is until they get in the train and ride.
The Voyage, great ride in a great park!
I don't get the love for Voyage. Smooth? Every time I've ever ridden it it's beaten me to a bloody pulp. Best wooden coaster ever? Bah. It's in my bottom 5.
Thank you, Dan!!! I'm so happy to FINALLY see an opinion that coincides with my own. I've ridden Voyage once, and that was more than enough! It gave me a horrible, throbbing headache that took most of the rest of the day to subside. How could anyone call that horrible pummeling smooth? The smoothest wooden coaster I've ever experienced is Dollywood's Thunderhead!
Sorry, I'd somehow become logged out when I submitted my comment -- I didn't mean to submit it as anonymous. So I'll try to recall what I said and retype it here, and then you can just delete the anonymous one. (I apologize!)
I have nothing but love for this wooden work of wonder.
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