Top 25 Wooden Roller Coasters In the World Ranked! 2 from New York!
You are either a roller coaster person or you are not. I consider myself to be one that would wait in a line for that 90 seconds or so of stomach dropping thrills. It's less than 2 minutes, what could go wrong? If you are like me we are fortunate to live in New York State as we have some of the best coasters in the world!
Amusement Today recently ranked the Top 25 Wooden Roller Coasters in the World and New York State has 2 that made the list!
Legend has it that the roller coaster was invented in Russia in the late 1700's. All of the early coasters were made of wood but by the late 1950's the coaster manufacturers switched to steel construction. The list below is not only the wooden coasters that remain but these are the best of the best in the world.
According to Roller Coaster Database, there are approximately 115 wooden roller coasters left in the United States. There is something about that first lurch and the slow climb to the first drop. Hearing the chain click clack just adds to the anticipation of what's about to happen.
Amusement Today was formed to serve the amusement, theme and water park industries. So, who better to rank these coasters? The Golden Ticket Awards allowed hundreds of roller coaster devotees to vote on their Top Ten favorites. The result gives us the Top 25 Wooden Roller Coasters in the World, with 2 in New York. Here they are.