2016 Cedar Point Coaster Tourney

It’s back—following an eventful 2016 season, my Cedar Point Coaster Tourney has returned for a second running!

For all newcomers, this is a forum game that I did during the last offseason. In it, I set up a tournament bracket featuring fourteen roller coasters from Cedar Point. For each matchup, I would post a link to a straw poll in which users could vote for which coaster they thought should move on to the next round until one coaster remained. It was a lot of fun, and I’ve been looking forward to doing it again for the duration of the 2016 season.

This time around, I’ve made a few changes. While the 2015 Tourney used a single-elimination bracket, I’ve decided to spice things up by introducing a double-elimination bracket for 2016. That way, even coasters that are eliminated early on can still have a chance to make it far into the tournament. Also, by popular demand at the end of the 2015 Tourney, I’ve added four new coasters to the competition: the family coasters Pipe Scream and Woodstock Express, the kiddie coaster Wilderness Run, and last—but not least—the brand-new Valravn.

As a reminder, here’s how the coasters will be seeded, based on their performances during the 2015 Tourney:

  1. Millennium Force (Reigning Champion)
  2. Maverick (Runner-Up)
  3. Magnum XL-200 (Third Place)
  4. Top Thrill Dragster
  5. GateKeeper
  6. Raptor
  7. Rougarou
  8. Gemini
  9. Blue Streak
  10. Wicked Twister
  11. Corkscrew
  12. Cedar Creek Mine Ride
  13. Iron Dragon
  14. Mean Streak (Last appearance)
  15. Valravn (Newcomer)
  16. Pipe Scream (Newcomer)
  17. Woodstock Express (Newcomer)
  18. Wilderness Run (Newcomer)

Here’s how this will work: I’ve created this tournament bracket on Challonge. I will post a list of the matchups below, and with them, links to each straw poll, where you can vote. I will give you a total of 72 hours to vote in each poll; after which, I will close it and a winner of that match will be declared. In the event that a poll is tied when its deadline hits, I will extend that deadline by an additional 24 hours to let you guys break the tie.

Preliminary Round
1. Pipe Scream (30) vs. Woodstock Express (33)
2. Valravn (52) vs. Wilderness Run (14)

Round 1
3. Gemini (27) vs. Blue Streak (33)
4. Top Thrill Dragster (43) vs. Iron Dragon (17)
5. GateKeeper (48) vs. Cedar Creek Mine Ride (9)
6. Rougarou (25) vs. Wicked Twister (32)
7. Magnum XL-200 (45) vs. Mean Streak (12)
8. Raptor (52) vs. Corkscrew (6)
9. Millennium Force (41) vs. Woodstock Express (6)
10. Maverick (36) vs. Valravn (11)

Losers Round 1
11. Cedar Creek Mine Ride (41) vs. Wilderness Run (5)
12. Corkscrew (24) vs. Pipe Scream (23)

Losers Round 2
13. Gemini (29) vs. Woodstock Express (2)
14. Rougarou (7) vs. Valravn (24)
15. Iron Dragon (19) vs. Cedar Creek Mine Ride (10)
16. Mean Streak (17) vs. Corkscrew (13)

Round 2
17. Top Thrill Dragster (19) vs. GateKeeper (13)
18. Magnum XL-200 (20) vs. Raptor (10)
19. Millennium Force (25) vs. Blue Streak (5)
20. Maverick (27) vs. Wicked Twister (3)

Losers Round 3
21. GateKeeper (13) vs. Mean Streak (4)
22. Raptor (15) vs. Iron Dragon (2)
23. Blue Streak (4) vs. Valravn (13)
24. Wicked Twister (5) vs. Gemini (11)

Losers Round 4
25. GateKeeper (24) vs. Valravn (15)
26. Raptor (28) vs. Gemini (10)

27. Millennium Force (33) vs. Top Thrill Dragster (9)
28. Maverick (30) vs. Magnum XL-200 (12)

Losers Quarterfinals
29. Top Thrill Dragster (17) vs. Raptor (12)
30. Magnum XL-200 (19) vs. GateKeeper (9)

Losers Semifinal
31. Magnum XL-200 (29) vs. Top Thrill Dragster (20)

32. Millennium Force (29) vs. Maverick (33)

Losers Final
33. Millennium Force (18) vs. Magnum XL-200 (10)

Grand Final
34. Maverick (19) vs. Millennium Force (18)

I’ll post updates each time new polls go up, but I’ll only post the links to the polls in this very first post. Have fun!

The 2016 Cedar Point Coaster Tourney has concluded. Thanks for playing, and I hope to see you next offseason!

Last edited by Perpetual Obsession,
thedevariouseffect's avatar

Valravn v. Wilderness Run???

Hell we know where this vote is going, but I'm here to totally skew it. Wilderness Run it is haha

Corkscrew, Power Tower, Magnum, & Monster/ Witches Wheel Crew 2011

^ Do as you wish. I won't actually participate in my own game, but I'm more than willing to root for the underdog, haha.

3, 6, and 10 could be interesting.


Anyone else have to look up Wilderness Run?

*FacePalm* I must have missed the memo that it used to be Jr Gemini.

Anyway thank you for putting this together, very neat idea!

CoasterKyle1121's avatar

I always really enjoy these. It's really a fun off season game!

1999: First visit
Halloweekends- Harvest Fear, Tombstone Terror-Tory
Ride Operations- Professor Delbert’s Frontier Fling

The first batch of polls have closed. Woodstock Express and Valravn have passed the preliminary round, while Blue Streak and Top Thrill Dragster have advanced to Round 2!

The polls for the next four matches are up now—go on and vote for which coaster should go forward!

Last edited by Perpetual Obsession,

That was awfully fast.

Wicked Twister better beat Rougarou. Heck I wanna see TTD and Wicked Twister in the final because that would be epic! #TeamWickedTwister

RMC Mean Streak: 215ft Tall, 75mph, 4 inversions. 2020)ALL BLACK B&M Flying Coaster on Millennium Island. 2023 or 2025) Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter like Takabisha

I can't seem to vote...


Why not?

EDIT: I think I might see what you mean...when I tried voting for random polls on the site (not my own), the results page wouldn't count my vote at first. But after refreshing the page, my vote showed up.

Last edited by Perpetual Obsession,

Just saw the Log In/Sign Up links... Do I need to register to vote?


You shouldn't have to. Heck, I created the polls without having to register.

Last edited by Perpetual Obsession,
CoasterKyle1121's avatar

You have to prove you're not a robot.

1999: First visit
Halloweekends- Harvest Fear, Tombstone Terror-Tory
Ride Operations- Professor Delbert’s Frontier Fling

thedevariouseffect's avatar

Raptor v. Corkscrew....

Y'all suck ;)

Corkscrew, Power Tower, Magnum, & Monster/ Witches Wheel Crew 2011

XS NightClub's avatar

It's almost like: Batman vs. Super-classic

New for 2024- Wicked Twister Plus

I dunno what's up. If I click on my choice in a bracket a little magnifying glass pops up. If I click that it opens a smaller window that says Match Details and shows the 2 coasters in that bracket, both with a "-" dash underneath. I assume this should be a vote counter? Does it matter that I'm on an iPhone? Maybe I'll try to vote on a Windows computer later on. I don't see where I prove I'm not a robot.


^ If I'm understanding you correctly, it seems like you tried to vote on the Challonge site. That doesn't work; you have to use the sites I linked in my original post.

Perpetual Obsession said:

5. GateKeeper vs. Cedar Creek Mine Ride (Straw Poll)
6. Rougarou vs. Wicked Twister (Straw Poll)
7. Magnum XL-200 vs. Mean Streak (Straw Poll)
8. Raptor vs. Corkscrew (Straw Poll)

Each link should have two options to choose from, as well as an "I'm not a robot" CAPTCHA:

You also shouldn't have any problem voting on your iPhone.

Last edited by Perpetual Obsession,

Ah. I was using the main link that shows the bracket... But when I click those links it says "Safari cannot open the page because the internet connection was lost". But any other link or web page works. Oh well. As evidenced by the presidential election, my vote probably doesn't count anyway... **DUCKS**


^ Yeah...I don't think I can help you there, sorry. :/

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