Playland’s Wooden Roller Coaster Named One Of The Best In The World


Playland’s most notorious ride has been named one of the best in the world.

Ellocoaster’s second annual Wood Coaster Poll has the wooden coaster at Playland ranked as the twelfth best in the world.

Riders were polled to compile the list of the 25 best wooden roller coasters across the globe.

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“The voters were also fairly well-traveled again this year as well. The average number of wood coasters ridden was 46.5 – a pretty healthy number, considering the increasing scarcity of wood coasters” reports Ellocoaster.

Vancouver’s very own wooden roller coaster left quite the impression.

“While Ontario and Quebec often steal the Canadian coaster spotlight with their giant collections of steel coasters, you shouldn’t overlook the west coast for coaster thrills in the Great White North. Playland’s Coaster runs exactly as it has since 1958 with handbrakes, classic trains, and genuinely terrifying airtime”.

Below is the full ranking.

Top 25 Wooden Roller Coasters In The World

25. Tremors – Silverwood, Idaho, USA

24. Wodan Timburcoaster – EuropaPark, Germany

23. Shivering Timbers – Michigan’s Adventure, Michigan, USA

22. Prowler – Worlds of Fun, Missouri, USA

21. Wooden Coaster Fireball – Happy Valley Shanghai, China

20. Mine Blower – Fun Spot America, Florida, USA

19. Gold Striker – California’s Great America, California, USA

18. Boardwalk Bullet – Kemah Boardwalk, Texas, USA

17. Troy – Toverland, The Netherlands

16. Renegade – Valleyfair!, Minnesota, USA

15. Goliath – Six Flags Great America, Illinois, USA

14. Rampage – Alabama Splash Adventure, Alabama, USA

13. Balder – Liseberg, Sweden

12. Coaster – Playland at the PNE, British Columbia, Canada

11. Ravine Flyer II – Waldameer, Pennsylvania, USA

10. Mystic Timbers – Kings Island, Ohio, USA

9. Cú Chulainn – Tayto Park, Ireland

8. Phoenix – Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, Pennsylvania, USA

7. Boulder Dash – Lake Compounce, Connecticut, USA

6. Lightning Rod – Dollywood, Tennessee, USA

5. The Voyage – Holiday World, Indiana, USA

4. Outlaw Run – Silver Dollar City, Missouri, USA

3. T-Express – Everland, South Korea

2. El Toro – Six Flags Great Adventure, New Jersey, USA

  1. Wildfire – Kolmården, Sweden
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