2012 Best Attraction Tournament: Best Intamin Accelerator Coaster?
Published: January 13, 2012 at 8:01 AM
The undisputed speed champion in roller coasters today is Intamin, with its line of accelerator/high-speed launch coasters. Formula Rossa in Abu Dhabi is the current official speed champ (which is why I included it with these other, Top-Hat-style accelerators), but a few others in today's vote have held that record in the past, too. If there's an Achilles' heel on these Intamins, it's uptime. Too many fans over the years have complained that the traveled to a theme or amusement park to ride one of these record-breakers, only to find them down for much or even all of the day.
But when you do get on one? Sit back with your head against the rest, because you're in for one heck of a ride.
Voting is open for 24 hours. Rally the troops in the comments, and on Facebook and Twitter. Here are your nominees:
Formula Rossa - at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Kingda Ka - at Six Flags Great Adventure
Stealth - at Thorpe Park
Top Thrill Dragster - at Cedar Point
Xcelerator - at Knott's Berry Farm
Tuesday: Arcade-style dark rides, including Buzz Lightyear and Men in Black.