Cedar Point Has Two of Country's Top Ten Roller Coasters (Duh)

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In a comprehensive study from the folks over at Time's Tech department, Cedar Point's Millennium Force was named the country's best roller coaster. Top Thrill Dragster, the country's second-tallest coaster at 420 feet, nabbed the four-spot.

Here's the full top ten.

1. Millennium Force, Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
2. Bizarro, Six Flags New England (Agawam, Massachusetts)
3. Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey)
4. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)
5. The Voyage, Holiday World (Santa Claus, Indiana)
6. El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, New Jersey)
7. Intimidator 305, Kings Dominion (Doswell, Virginia)
8. Apollo’s Chariot, Busch Gardens Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Virginia)
9. New Texas Giant, Six Flags Over Texas (Arlington, Texas)
10. Intimidator, Carowinds (Charlotte, North Carolina)

According to some in-depth analysis which would probably only appeal to thrill ride enthusiasts, track length was the factor most directly correlated with rider enjoyment and elite rankings. Who knew?

Extreme specs — height, speed, inversions — don't necessarily guarantee a superior coaster, the Time report suggested. Nonetheless, Cedar Point's coasters were the two tallest among the top ten. But Kingda Ka, the country's tallest coaster, at Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey, barely cracked the top thirty.

The list shouldn't be give too much credence though, because Raging Wolf Bobs was nowhere to be found.

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