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2010 Best Theme Park Attraction: Apollo's Chariot vs. Incredible Hulk Coaster

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Published: March 24, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Round Two of the 2010 Best Theme Park Attraction Tournament continues with today's match-up in the Best Roller Coaster bracket.

You can click the links or pictures below for a full description of each coaster, along with comments from other Theme Park Insider readers. If you've not ridden one or both of these coasters, you should consider any other coasters of the same make and model that you have ridden when deciding which to support. (You can click the description links for a list.)

2. Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Apollo's Chariot
(Round One: Defeated Kraken)

Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Apollo's Chariot


7. Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure
(Round One: Defeated X2)

Incredible Hulk Coaster at Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Next up: 3. Terminator 2: 3D vs. 6. MuppetVision 3D

Readers' Opinions

From Joshua Counsil on March 24, 2010 at 9:59 AM
Apollo will win for sure (and, likely, deservedly so). With all this Busch support, the ever-loving Hulk doesn't seem to be getting much love.
From Vickie Boyd on March 24, 2010 at 10:05 AM
I can vote for this honestly! I've ridden both several times, and Apollo is truly the better of the two. Hulk is a great coaster, but Apollo is so much better!
From Joe Schwartz on March 24, 2010 at 10:23 AM
APollo's Chariot. Love this Hypercoaster. All around smooth ride. Quick lots of airtime. IHC is a great lunch coaster. But a headbanger.
From Tracy Bates on March 24, 2010 at 10:40 AM
I love them both, but Apollo's Chariot is just sooooooo smooth by comparison.
From Mark Migliaccio on March 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM
Apollo's all the way! After the first straightaway when you bank to the left and go down that hill it just feels like you're flying for a second there. Best part of the ride for me.
From Jack Curley on March 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM
I'm not one of the Busch supporters (though I have nothing against the Busch parks), but B&M megas are my favorite coasters. Apollo, Great Adventure's Nitro, and Kings Island's Diamondback are three of my favorite coasters. The airtime you get at the top of the hills is the closest you'll ever come to flying. I can't get enough of it.
From Ben Johnson on March 24, 2010 at 10:57 AM
I love both of these equally, but I'm going to have to go for Apollo's Chariot due to the fact that it was my first hypercoaster way back when.
From Manny Barron on March 24, 2010 at 10:58 AM
Hulk is fun but either or is deserving to move on.
From M. Ryan Traylor on March 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM
@Buschgardens_VA is twampaigning this tournament for the WINS!
From on March 24, 2010 at 11:09 AM
Both rides are great BUT Apollo's Chariot is the best! The BACK row is the best!!!
From on March 24, 2010 at 1:22 PM
Gotta go with the Chariot. riding this in the back is just bliss!
From Will Chilcote on March 24, 2010 at 1:42 PM
I can't believe Apollo's Chariot is winning. Hulk is a much better ride. There are much better hyper-coasters than Apollo's Chariot. Nitro at SFGA, Goliath at Magic Mountain and Mill. Force at Cedar Point are much better coasters. Apollo's Chariot is in fact the weakest hyper-coaster I've been on.
From Chris Walton on March 24, 2010 at 2:39 PM
Oooh...tough one! The take off on the Hulk is hard to beat, but Apollo's Chariot is an all around great coaster.
From on March 24, 2010 at 3:06 PM
I still don't think Hulk should've beaten X2...
From Sylvain Comeau on March 24, 2010 at 7:13 PM
I hope this will convince Universal to give the Hulk a refurb and make it smoother. The Hulk gives me a headache!

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