Debates over roller coasters are the Schrodinger's Cat of theme park fandom. They are both easily quantifiable and impossibly subjective at the same time. Their resolutions are indisputable, except for all those other fans who disagree.
So of course we are going to ask you to select the nation's best roller coaster park as part of our Theme Park Insider Tournament this year. The criteria you use to decide that is up to you, of course. We will try to make this a slightly easier task by breaking your decision into two parts. Today, we give you five parks from which to pick a winner. Later in the tournament, we will present you five others. And yes, in the regional semifinals you'll be asked to pick between these two first-round winners.
Taking the "easily quantifiable" approach, these are the 10 parks in North America with the most roller coasters, with the five eastern-most of those 10 parks in today's vote. But I doubt that too many of you will simply vote for the parks with the most coasters to advance in each round. There's quality to consider, too. And that's where things get subjective and Schrodinger's Cat claws its way out of its bag. (Wait, did I mix or scramble that metaphor?)
Here are the five parks in today's vote. As always, your ratings and reviews of these parks' attractions on their listing pages are encouraged and welcomed. Register here to be able to leave written reviews for each ride, in addition to the ratings that are open to everyone.
Time to vote! Let's hear your arguments for each park, in the comments.
Congratulations to Islands of Adventure, which advanced yesterday in the Big Brands region. Tomorrow, we're doing just one vote o Saturday, with the SeaWorld parks facing off for the right to advance in the Big Brands region.Tweet
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