Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)

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Select your favourite Alton Towers rollercoaster!

Poll ended at Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Wicker Man
26
34%
Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
0
No votes
The Smiler
14
18%
TH13TEEN
0
No votes
Rita
3
4%
Spinball Whizzer
0
No votes
Galactica
2
3%
Oblivion
3
4%
Nemesis
29
38%
Runaway Mine Train
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 77
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Robert.W
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So, I just though it'd be pretty fun to do a poll, now that Alton Towers has ten rollercoasters, and to see which rollercoaster is most popular with members of the forum, as well as see where everyone places them when ranking them from best to worst! :)

So, this is how I'd rank them: 

1. Nemesis
2. Wicker Man
3. The Smiler
4. TH13TEEN
5. Galactica (without VR)
6. Oblivion
7. Spinball Whizzer
8. Runaway Mine Train
9. Rita
10. Octonauts Rollercoaser Adventure
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I like how we’re 3 votes in and Nemesis has them all!
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I've never actually thought about it but I'll give it a go. I haven't actually ridden Octonauts but I can't imagine its better than any of the others :lol
  1. Nemesis
  2. Wicker Man
  3. Th13teen
  4. Oblivion
  5. Smiler
  6. Galactica
  7. Spinball Whizzer
  8. Runaway Mine Train
  9. Rita
  10. Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
That was actually very similar to yours @Robert.W
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This is my list. Keep in mind I haven’t ridden Wicker Man yet so this may be very different in a few months:

1. Nemesis
2. Galactica
3. Oblivion
4. Smiler
5. Rita
6. Th13teen
7. Spinball Whizzer
8. Runaway Mine Train
9. Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure

EDIT: There you go AO.
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Sorreee Wagstaff :lol

Rita over Th13teen? :O I guess it depends what you look for. Rita has the thrill but th13teen may be a better overall experience. I may be a little persuaded by the fact that Rita broke down on me FOUR times on my last visit

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1 The Smiler 
2 Nemesis 
3 Oblivion 
4 Air 
5 Rita 
6 Th13teen 
7 Spinball 
8 RMT

I haven’t experienced Wicker Man yet but I imagine it will be either 1 or 2 by the look of it. 
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1. Nemesis
2. Wicker Man
3. The Smiler
4. TH13TEEN
5. Galactica
6.Oblivion
7.Rita
8.Spinball Whizzer
9.Runaway Mine Train
10. Octonauts rollercoaster adventure

Tbh, they are all rather decent coasters to me. It was quite hard to place them in a list.
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Prepare for this blasphemy..

1. The Smiler
2. Wicker Man
3. Nemesis
4. Th13teen
5. Oblivion
6. Spinball Whizzer
7. Rita
8. RMT
9. Galactica

I haven’t been on Octonauts yet.. not actually been in CBeebies Land yet actually.. is that bad? Should make a present and past flat ride rating ;)
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Time to trigger people

1: Rita
2: Wicker Man
3: The Smiler
4: Th13teen
5: Oblivion
6: Galactica
7: Spinball Whizzer
8: Nemesis
9: Runaway Mine Train
10: Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure

I find Rita godly, and it sits as my number 2 overall, only behind Shambhala. Wicker Man has a good shot of becoming my best AT ride if I get a back row night ride.

Nemesis is bad and isn’t really forceful, change my mind
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Just out of curiosity @JC13, why exactly do you rate Nemesis so low, and Rita so high? It doesn't make sense! :lol
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1. Nemesis
2. The Smiler
3. Oblivion
4. Wicker Man
5. Galactica 
6. Spinball
7. Mine Train
8. Thirteen
9. Octonauts
10. Rita
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Here is my top 10...

1. Wicker Man
2. The Smiler
3. Nemesis
4. Oblivion
5. Galactica
6. Th13teen
7. Rita
8. Spinball Whizzer
9. RMT
10. Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
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Robert.W wrote:Just out of curiosity @JC13, why exactly do you rate Nemesis so low, and Rita so high? It doesn't make sense! :lol
I don’t mind roughness at all, so Rita’s headbanging doesn’t bother me, and I love launches, so I love the launch, and I find Rita to have good airtime, which I love. I’d take airtime over inversions anyday
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JC13 wrote:
Robert.W wrote:Just out of curiosity @JC13, why exactly do you rate Nemesis so low, and Rita so high? It doesn't make sense! :lol
I don’t mind roughness at all, so Rita’s headbanging doesn’t bother me, and I love launches, so I love the launch, and I find Rita to have good airtime, which I love. I’d take airtime over inversions anyday
Yeah, I suppose that's fair enough. Also, I didn't even think Rita was that rough anyway! 

Personally I prefer inversions, and usually the more intense the ride is, the better, hence why Nemesis is my favourite! :)
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1. Wicker Man
2. Nemesis
3. The Smiler
4. Oblivion
5. Th13teen
6. GalacticAir
7. Spinball Whizzer
8. Rita
9. RMT
10. Octonauts
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Haven't been on Wicker Man yet so am leaving that off for now...hoping it'll bump a few down when I get on it (hopefully next week!)

1. Nemesis - nuff said
2. Rita - LOVE IT
3. RMT - purely for nostalgia, for a very long time this was the only coaster I'd go on. Even though it's a bit of a squeeze with long legs and a generous bottom!
4. Smiler - love it but not the rough bits
5. Thirteen -argh I love it too but love the others a bit more! Also hurts my bum going down the first drop!
6.Oblivion - I love it but it's TERRIFYING and if there's one of the Big 6 (Big 7 now?) I'll miss, it'll be Oblivion. Partner also hates it and I can't face riding it alone!
7. Galactica/Air - never been a fan, find it most uncomfortable
8. Octonauts - not been on it but can't see it moving higher up if I did!
9.Spinball - not been on it cos I can't handle spinning...blurgh...
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Having not done Octonauts, it won't be on my list but here it is.

1) Wicker Man
2) The Smiler
3) Nemesis
4) Th13teen
5) Galatica
6) Oblivion
7) Rita
8 ) RMT
9) Spinball
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I haven't ridden Wicker Man or Octonauts but here we go:

1) Nemesis: simply one of the best rollercoasters in the world.
2) Thirteen: I've a soft spot for Thirteen, I know its not alot of peoples favourite ride but damn the theme and overall atmosphere make it so much better than the actual coaster seems.
3) Oblivion: still one of the best B&M dive coasters due to its simplicity but for the same reasons it doesnt compare to the more modern ones.
4) Smiler: really like The Smiler, I really don't think its a rough as people say.
5) RMT: The ride experience is just so fun when with a group of your friends and good ride staff.
6) Galactica: still Air to me, one of the first rollercoasters I rode and between it and Corkscrew got me into theme parks.
7) Rita: now we drop off in quality a bit, the launch is a good as it gets really other than that I feel its a very dull layout with very little going for it.
8 ) Spinball: always feels and looks like a temporary ride to me.
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Here's my list:

1. Nemesis & Wicker Man (I personally think they are as good as each other :))
2. Oblivion
3. The Smiler
4. Thirteen
5. Galactica
6. RMT
7. Spinball
8. Rita
9. Octonauts
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1: Oblivion
2: Nemesis
3: Wicker Man
4: The Smiler
5: Rita
6: Th13teen
7: Galactica
8: Spinball Whizzer
9: Runaway Minetrain
10: Octonauts
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