For the past two weeks we asked you what was your favorite Gravity Group coaster? However since not all of the company’s 2011 additions are quite open yet, I decided to exclude the 2011 additions and save those for later. As a result the options included: Hades, The Voyage, Boardwalk Bullet, the Ravine Flyer II, and Fireball.
Emerging the clear victor with 53% of the votes was Holiday World with The Voyage. Often receiving the title of the world’s best wooden coaster, the Gravity Group’s 2nd creation opened in 2006 and has been delighting thrill seekers ever since with it’s massive amounts of airtime as well as forceful turns. It’s no surprise with such a variety of elements that The Voyage wins our poll.
In second was Hades at Mt Olympus taking riders to hell and back under the parking lot, followed by the Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer, Kemah Boardwalk’s Boardwalk Bullet came in 4th, and rounding out with just one vote is the very distant (but just as fun) Fireball Wooden Coaster in China.
For the next two weeks we want you to choose your favorite Busch Gardens Bolliger & Mabillard coaster. Both Busch Gardens Tampa and Busch Gardens Williamsburg hit a bit of a high with their favorite manufacturer Bolliger and Mabillard. The high capacity and reliable coasters also provide for some nice thrills and unique experiences. Each park, Busch Gardens Tampa and Williamsburg, have a total of 3 B&M coasters (for now), which is your favorite?
Representing Williamsburg is the super-model destroyer: Apollo’s Chariot, a terrain hyper coaster with some serious airtime. Followed by the menacing and massive Alpengeist, the world’s largest B&M Inverted coaster. Lastly, Williamsburg pulls out the big guns with Griffon, the world’s largest Dive Machine.
And in the south-eastern corner of the ring we have Busch Gardens Tampa’s 3 killer B&Ms. Kumba is one of only 4 standard sit down B&M coasters on the planet and has an impressive 7 inversions, over it’s enviornment twisting layout. The egyptian themed Montu, while not as tall as it’s Virginian cousin boasts more inversions and a series of below the ground trenches. Finally, SheiKra, the original Busch Gardens Dive Machine dominates it’s surroundings including a splash down that drenches near by guests.
Best Busch Gardens B&M coaster?
- Apollo's Chariot at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (35%, 25 Votes)
- Alpengeist at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (13%, 9 Votes)
- Griffon at Busch Gardens Williamsburg (21%, 15 Votes)
- Kumba at Busch Gardens Tampa (17%, 12 Votes)
- Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa (23%, 16 Votes)
- SheiKra at Busch Gardens Tampa (13%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 71
Even if you haven’t ridden all these coasters, or any of them for that matter, vote for what you think is the best B&M at a Busch Gardens park. Poll is open for the next two weeks. Let’s see if we can break 50 votes!