March 10th, 2021
World's TOP coaster 2020
Here are the results of the World's TOP coasters 2020 vote. Thank you very much for participating! We received 60% more ballots than last year.
Zadra, Hakugei, Untamed and T Express made it 3 positions up this year.
|1||Steel Vengeance||Cedar Point, Usa|
|3||Hakugei||Nagashima Spa Land, Japan|
|4||Fury 325||Carowinds, Usa|
|2||El Toro||Six Flags Great Adventure, Usa|
|4||Lightning Rod||Dollywood, Usa|
|5||T Express||Everland, South korea|
Results are calculated by an ingenious method. A simple point-based system would prefer coasters with many riders - while the compare-system is very susceptible to manipulation and needs reasonably more favourites per user. Coaster-Count's advantage over most other polls is to be able to rely on further information, particularly which participants have ridden which coasters. With this we solve the common problem of such polls. A coaster that has been ridden few times but mostly rated high should be ranked higher than a coaster that has been ridden many times but rarely rated high.
Coasters with too few riders among the participants drop out of the evaluation. We determine possible fraud on the basis of the scattering among the ballots and in these cases remove those ballots. Participants that use our platform only for participating in the poll without plausible activity history also are removed from the evaluation as they would also distort the results.
February 2nd, 2021
Vote for 2020
Coaster-Count's world's top roller coaster
It's the second year of our coaster poll for every coaster enthusiast: You can easily rank your ridden coasters and submit them with a single click. Send us your top 10 wooden and steel coasters and a choice of more unsorted favourites. If you are already a Coaster-Count TOTAL! user, you can submit your current favourites with just a click. All regular users can add and rank their favourites easily during the ballot submission.
Poll runs 3 weeks from 2021-02-02 00:00 Universal time until 2021-02-22 24:00 Universal time.
Do not hesitate, submit your ballot now and tell your fellow Coaster-Count friends
Please note: Participation is reserved for existing and active Coaster-Count users who use the platform as intended. Registration just for the poll or other fraudulent attempts will be blocked from voting.
October 9th, 2020
To follow the European GDPR rules for data minimization and lower the barrier for visible profiles, particularity for new users, we are introducing the following changes:
- Date of birth has been replaced by year of birth. Ages will now update once a year at January 1st.
- As an alternative to your real name you are now allowed to enter a pseudonym that looks like a real name. Nicknames, organizations or abbreviations are still not acceptable.
February 25th, 2020
Die TOP Achterbahnen der Welt
Here are the results of the World's TOP coasters 2019 vote. Thank you very much for participating! Over 500 ballots drive us crazy!
|1||Steel Vengeance||Cedar Point, Usa|
|2||Fury 325||Carowinds, Usa|
|6||Hakugei||Nagashima Spa Land, Japan|
|8||Shambhala||PortAventura Park, Spain|
|9||Maverick||Cedar Point, Usa|
|10||Untamed||Walibi Holland, Netherlands|
|2||El Toro||Six Flags Great Adventure, Usa|
|3||Lightning Rod||Dollywood, Usa|
|4||Voyage||Holiday World, Usa|
|5||Wood Coaster||Knight Valley, China|
|7||Boulder Dash||Lake Compounce, Usa|
|8||T Express||Everland, South korea|
|9||Phoenix||Knoebels Amusement Park & Resort, Usa|
|10||Wodan Timbur Coaster||Europa Park, Germany|
Results are calculated with a ingenious method. A simple point-based system prefers coasters with many riders - while the compare-system is susceptible to manipulation very easy and need reasonably more favourites per user. Coaster-Count's advantage over most other polls is to be able to rely on further information particularly which participant have ridden which coasters. For this we solve the common problem of such polls. A coaster that has been ridden few but mostly rated high should be ranked higher than a coaster that has been ridden many times but rated high rarely.
Coasters with too less riders among the participants drop out of the evaluation. On basis of the scattering among the ballots we determine possible fraud, check these and in case also drop those ballots out. Participants using our platform abusive only for participating in the poll without plausible activity history fall out of the evaluation as well as they would distort the results.
February 2nd, 2020
Vote for 2019
We proudly introduce: Coaster-Count's world's top roller coaster
Finally there is a coaster poll for every coaster enthusiast: The newbie and the veteran, the credit-whore and the pleasure-rider, the five-parks-per-day and the one-park-per-year user. Easily rank your ridden coasters and submit them with a single click. No complex excel sheets, no manual ranking, no composing ballots for hours, no nearly impossible weighing between position 47 and 48! Free of charge! Send us your top 10 wooden and steel coasters and a choice of more unsorted favourites.
If you are already a Coaster-Count TOTAL! user, you can submit your current favourites with just a click. All regular users can add and rank their favourites easily during ballot submission.
Poll for 2019 runs 3 weeks from 2020-02-02 00:00 Universal time until 2020-02-22 24:00 Universal time.
Do not hesitate, submit your ballot now and tell your fellow Coaster-Count friends
Please note: Participation is reserved for existing and active Coaster-Count users who use the platform as intended. Registrations just for the poll and other fraudulent attempts will be blocked from voting.
January 30th, 2020
Favourites are back
After quite a long while the favourites are back for our TOTAL! members. Thank you for participating in our vote on Facebook. These are the results:
- 47% applied for top 10 lists for wood and steel.
- 32% applied for additional top 10 lists for the eight coaster designs.
- 20% applied for only one list not respecting coaster type or design.
We decided to rebuild the feature as follows:
- Two top 10 lists for wooden and steel coasters.
- Optional personal lists additional and stand-alone from the regular favourites, for example lists with the coaster designs or coaster specials, manufacturers and anything else.
Whenever a coaster is shown on the site you will see a new iconin the "classification" section of a ridden coaster. You can use this icon to easily add or remove coasters from your favourites. If a coaster is in your favourites the icon turns to. All favourite coasters are grouped in one pool of favourites, there is no limit to the number of favourites you can have. Further you may rank two separate personal top 10 lists out of your wooden and steel favourites. If you prefer you may have a top 5 or top 3 rank as well. Coasters in your top 10 will be marked with a, the number inside the heart shows the position in your top 10 and will be shown with. Because there are two top 10 lists for wooden and steel coaster every position will exists twice.
December 27th, 2019
Disk'o Coaster and similar
Hope you had a beautiful Christmas celebration. We recently added all 22 Disk'o Coasters, 3 Skater Coasters and 3 Surf Ups to the undefined section. You can find them for example on the new page Recently added in the catalogue. Have fun recording them.
As a side note: We are not going to add regular Disk‘os, Rocking Tugs and similar as they lack the middle hill. Please refrain from reporting them.
All the best for 2020
December 20th, 2019
Your milestones / ton-ups
After many requests we have finally added milestone-photos (also know as ton-ups) to Coaster-Count. Use the off-season to grab all those great memories and upload them to your profile. Some of these photos will be posted on our social media pages. Therefore we have added a new section to the options where you can grant rights and enter names for those platforms so we can link you to - in case you want us to.
Please bear in mind (at least for future photos): Best practice is to sit inside the train with a sheet of paper with your milestone-number on it you have made yourself. A simple home made word document sign is a start, but boring, so please be creative, have fun, hand paint one yourself! If you have issues taking the photo inside the station then take it in front of the coaster or the entrance. We cannot accept photos without the sign, with numbers on electronic devices or edited photos (e.g. where the numbers are added later)
Milestone-photo of the year or similar competitions, latest milestones of your friends or random milestone may be added to the welcome page. We are looking forward to all your amazing photos.
October 2nd, 2019
The complete catalogue (beside maps) is now finally up in the new layout! We have optimised it exclusively for use with mobile devices and added a ton of new features. Thanks to all of you who keep sending in ideas for these great improvements.
- You can filter by different classifications in continents, countries, parks, showmen and funfairs.
- New list of all coasters on a continent, in a country, in a park and of a showmen with various filters. Quickly find coasters worldwide you have not ridden of a specific classification.
- Completely new search with various filters to quickly find what you are searching for.
- Enhanced funfairs section with list of current/future events, events archive and funfair places.
- Improved count dialogue for even quicker ticks including re-rides.
- Nearby parks and nearby funfairs on mobile devices.
Users who don't have our app will now benefit from these updated pages as they bring some cool app only features to the website and at last make the website easy to use on mobile devices!
March 25th, 2019
Groups, clubs, organisations, boards and websites
Coaster-Count is introducing groups so every user can state which clubs he/she is a member in or which websites he/she is using. You can tell your group to register with coaster-count at https://coaster-count.com/page/groups and assign yourself to groups at https://coaster-count.com/account/profile#groups. We will add ranking for group-mates and more group feature content later this year.
March 1st, 2019
We have reviewed all the privacy options.
- Visibility of your complete profile is set in the revised profile.
- Further visibility options can be set in the revised options.
- Basically no personal data or coaster data is visible to non-registered guests.
- You may allow your data to be visible in the ranking to non-registered guests (ridden coasters and visited places) with just your first name.
- Furthermore you may allow your coaster data (ridden coasters, visited places and numbers) to be visible for non-registered guests.
- All other rankings or coaster data is no longer visible to guests.
- Also ride dates are no longer visible to guests, but you may set them to be visible for users or friends.
- Hidden users see only themselves and do not have access to any other users.
- Getting visible will set your profile visible for a fixed period. You cannot update your personal data within this period.
For those who prefer to stay invisible; please email us with your reasons you are invisible. Is there any option we could add to change your mind? We all benefit from visible profiles. Who was where when? When was this coaster last ridden? Please help us to provide the requirements for more visible profiles.
February 6th, 2019
Welcome to the new layout
We have published the first pages with the new layout. You can now use Coaster-Count more effectively on your mobile device or tablet.
On the new welcome page cool roller coaster images are presented. As a bonus feature you may rate them. Please send in more photos or let us know your ideas for further improvement of the welcome page. Furthermore we have transferred all pages from the "Page" menu. These pages are less interesting but we are enhancing in small steps to get feedback. The switching between old and new layout will likely occur over a long period. This may become a little bit annoying on your mobile device but will get better as we improve each menu..
Have fun watching the new panoramas.
October 24th, 2018
We would like to enhance our website with coaster photos. Delve into your archive and look for landscape or panorama view roller coasters or close up views of tracks, rails or other details. The final picture ratio will be 5:1 to 3:1 depending on device and we will turn them into greyscale. The photos will be put on our new welcome page along with your name.
- Ultra wide photos preffered, should work from 5:1 to 3:1.
- Upload in full resolution, minimum width 4000 pixels.
- Do not prepare them for use, our designer will crop and decolourise them.
- Refrain from putting in names, logos and so on.
- You may upload multiple photos.
September 11th, 2018
We decided to rename the special category "Controllable" to "Mountain coasters" as there are now alpine coasters out that are not controllable. The Dawson Duel coasters in Belewaerde for example have no lever for accelerate and brake. They go down completely automatically but they do not go up, so there is a characteristic missing for these to be categorised as a strict roller coaster. The Speed Bob in AltmühlBOB does go up and down and so fully matches the characteristic for a strict roller coaster so we moved this one to regular coasters; some of you may get an extra credit (you will be informed by email).
We decided to rename "identical coasters" to "duplicates" as the wording was sometimes misunderstood. Duplicates are several listed entries of the same coaster that has been relocated, sold to another showman, changed track or train layout. All these duplicates only count as one credit.
To make it clearer we harmonized all icons for coasters and parks, showman and funfairs. These will be introduced gradually.
Park with stationary coasters (house for stationary) (The asterisk is indicating a coaster under construction.)
Showman with traveling coasters (man icon for schowman)
Funfair with traveling coasters (circle for fun wheel)
September 9th, 2018
September 9th, 2018
We would like to recruit some people to help us during the development of our new responsive website. Tasks would be to check a new page once in a while for clarity, legibility, appreciation and functionality. In particular we are looking for people who use our website only rarely, with low technical skills, or own an Android smartphones. All helpers will be mentioned on our about page. Please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Have a look at the example page in the new responsive layout.
New pages will be introduced gradually but the old pages will still be available side by side for a long period. Use the button in the footer of any page to report any issue.
August 2nd, 2018
August 2nd, 2018
We have managed to implement some of your ideas before our complete overhaul for the next version of Coaster-Count:
- The already known symbols for parks / stationary coasters (house) and showmen / traveling coasters (circle for fun wheel) have been added to all locations on the site.
- On the coaster or park window (click on a coaster or park) you may now copy a permanent link for external use which also opens the window.
- When on holiday in a different time zone, when you visit our website, the buttons "today" and "yesterday" respect the correct time in your different time zone.
- Coasters on the mobile page are now divided into parks and showmen.
Bonus improvements for our faithful Coaster-Count TOTAL! friends:
- You can now specify a time period for the list of recently recorded coasters on the welcome page and in a user window (click on a user).
- You may now select any dot directly from the map and add it to your tour in the trip planning tool.
- Each country now has a funfair archive listing all the past fun fairs.
Beside this we have added the first generation of Intamin free falls to the undefined section. Have a hot summer!
June 18th, 2018
June 18th, 2018
New features for Coaster-Count TOTAL!:
- Filter your ridden coasters for type, design, status and special in the new classification breakdown.
- Show theme parks and/or funfairs (at specific dates) on maps or hide them.
- Hide grey, blue or black dots on maps.
- Funfairs can now be added to trips directly from maps.
Additionally we fixed a lot of minor issues and improved the mobile capability. In the coaster list you can now click on the country image to get to the map.
January 5th, 2018
January 5th, 2018
We wish you all a happy coaster year 2018!
- A new version of our App has been released. It contains adaptation for iOS 11 and iPhone X and a bunch of minor improvements and bug fixes.
- The website has been improved in the last weeks to enhance the compatibility of mobile devices, mainly Android devices, considerably. The menus have been adapted for touch input, recognition of mobile devices and device rotation has been implemented completely new.
April 24th, 2017
April 24th, 2017
Additions for Coaster-Count TOTAL!:
- Funfairs on maps with new options for the timespan in the upper left corner of maps.
- New markers for our maps: Wheels = funfairs, Houses = parks, Square = both
- Add funfairs to your trips.
- Set the start time after overnights in trips.
- Credit calculation in trips now respect funfair dates.
- In the world and continent overviews you may now split the values into stationary and traveling.
- You can now remove your residence.
- Rerides recorded by our app will now be shown as a +X behind ridden dates.
January 2nd, 2017
January, 2nd 2017
Happy new year coaster friends!
We have extended our payment methods for Coaster-Count TOTAL! You can now pay by credit card, bank debit (SEPA room) or Paypal account. You do not need a Paypal account to pay by credit card or bank debit. The payment methods offered may vary depending on your country.
December 24th, 2016
There is a huge update to our App in store now!
You can now track every ride. View statistics about rides, rerides, new coasters and new credits for days, months and years. Look for funfairs around you, both in the catalogue and on maps.
- Optionally record the ride time.
- Record re-rides.
- How many new and different coasters have you ridden and how many rides have you passed?
- Funfairs, loctions and dates of traveling coasters.
- Map of visited parks.
- iOS 10 compatibility.
- Map improvements: Red markers on top, construction indicator, numbers inside markers, different icons for parks, outside parks and funfairs.
- Preferences are now located in profile.
The Coaster-Count App is now available in the App Store. Have fun. Please bear in mind you have to be a Coaster-Count TOTAL! user to log into the App
November 28th, 2016
November, 28th 2016
Parks and showmen!
We have rearranged the list of coasters. The differentiation between "Inside parks" and "outside parks" has been removed. This differentiation dated back to the beginning of Coaster-Count; but the boundaries are very smooth with many intersections and a lot of current classifications were not up to date. Now we have one list for coasters in parks, a second list for coasters of showmen and a third list for coasters in funfairs, established this summer.
- As a result the on page filter now works faster and more reliable.
- Overview of continents and coasters was adapted. The red +X number now covers all coasters (stationary and travelling). In the app we introduced two numbers, one for number of coasters in parks and one for number of coasters of showmen. (New app version coming soon)
- We have introduced feedback for funfairs.
- Coaster-Count TOTAL!: The list of riders is now sortable by ride date or name.
August 9th, 2016
August, 9th 2016
Funfairs, locations and dates of travelling coasters.
With Coaster-Count TOTAL! you now get information about funfairs as well as locations and dates of travelling coasters.
- In the coaster list of a country you will find a funfair label on each travelling coaster showing at which current or future funfair this coaster appears.
- In the coaster pop-up window we added a new tab "locations" with a list of all past, current and future locations including dates.
- In the catalogue we added a new link to some countries showing a chronological list of all current and future funfairs in that country with a list of coasters at these funfairs.
- We added a new funfair window with general information, map, satellite map and all known coasters.
- Search and feedback got enhanced with funfairs.
The data administration for this awesome new feature is complex and time consuming. Please excuse that the list of funfairs or coasters in a funfair may not be complete. However we always try to add more funfairs and new countries in the future. You are welcome to use the feedback form to contact us.
The app will be relaunched in the future with all these new features and additionally funfairs in the around me search.
A big hug to Thorsten Janke for making this possible, keep up the good work, Thorsten!
May 30th, 2016
May, 30th 2016
Good news for trip planners!
- We have added a great new feature to the trip planning feature for users that visit multiple parks in a day: You can now specify the duration of the stay at every park and also the start time for the first park of the day. After calculating distances and duration's you will see the leaving time of every park and if your trip timings allow you to get to the last park of the day.
- Although km is internationally accepted by every country (even the US) as the unit for distance, we have some users out there who cannot get used to the new standard unit (or don't want to). Therefore we have added an option to switch to miles, the option on the website will also reflect in the app. But we reserve the right to remove it again if it is only used by a few users. Use it or Loose it.
- A scale measure is now added to Google Maps.
April 6th, 2016
March, 7th 2016
Version 3 of our amazing app is now available.
- Coaster riders and park visitors
- Coaster pictures
- Your count is now shown on the app icon
- Notify me when friends ride new coasters
- Coaster-Count Website
- More details for coasters and parks.
- Enhanced feedback with images and screenshots.
- Count details added to your credits in your profile.
- Improved maps with number of credits.
- Coasters added to satellite maps of parks.
- Distance to nearby coasters.
- Former names for parks and coasters.
Let us know your ideas for version 4 and the Apple Watch!
April 1st, 2016
April, 1st 2016
Coaster-Count TOTAL! users can now save a lot of time and buy counts. The price depends on your actual credits and the distance from your home city. This simulates the real costs.
|1 - 1000 Credits||1001 - 2000 Credits||> 2000 Credits|
|1 - 1200 km||50 €||100 €||150 €|
|1200 - 3600 km||100 €||175 €||225 €|
|> 3600 km||150 €||225 €||325 €|
Additionally you get a rebate of 1% per count, max 30% per purchase. The counts will be bought per tour, that means: You create a tour and click on the new button "Buy counts for this tour". The subtotal is then calculated.
Of course no one will see the counts you purchase, they are private. The counts will automatically be added on the dates of the tour, throughout the day to reach that days maximum count.
With the time you have saved you can do something better - e.g. ride some coasters or partake of a butter beer.
March 4th, 2016
March, 4th 2016
Here are some new features from your wish-list:
- On the welcome-page under "details" and also in the user window under "details" you can now view detailed credits for type, status, design and location.
- In the coaster lists you will now find an "eye" to filter the coasters for all, operating and ridden, unridden and credits.
- In tours your can now hide a single step. This step remains in the tour but will not be considered any more.
- In the park window we have added a new tab "coasters".
- To make searching for opening hours, prices and other stuff easier, we have added a Google-search-link to the park window (in case there is no website given or not working). In the coaster window we have also added a Google-search-link. In particular for non park coasters this helps a lot to find the coaster on some large websites..
Some additional improvements:
- For countries that are seperated into states; the states are now shown in the park window. Also when linking to these parks, you now go to the coaster list of the state not to the coaster list of the country (which was much longer).
- The catalogue buttons will only go red when new coasters are added, not on updates.
- We have enhanced the history, that shows all your (and now our) actions regarding your count. Every action will now be listed that changes your count: changing your filters, changing the special features of a coaster on our side and lastly collapsing, joining and unjoining coasters
February 23rd, 2016
February, 23th 2016
Today we have added some ”special” coasters often requested by our users: Devil's Den at Conneaut Lake Park and Haunted House at Camden Park. The ride system of these ghost trains uses just a lift and gravity, so it is much like a roller coaster.
And we have added the tracks of “The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride” at Universal Island of Adventure. This ride is not so fast, but it uses technology of a powered coaster. Feel free to add them to your ridden coasters list.
Further more we decided that Bobkarts are similair to Alpine coasters. The are powerd but they go uphill. We added them to the undefined category. Here is a list of all Bobkarts for you to find them easyly:
- Skyline Park, Germany
- Steinwasen Park, Germany
- Erse Park, Germany
- Rasti-Land, Germany
- Schwaben Park, Germany
- Schwarzwald Park, Germany
- Tier- und Freizeitpark Thüle, Germany
- Ravensburger Spieleland, Germany
- Erlebnispark Voglsam, Germany
- Pfiff-Erlebnispark, Germany
- Toverland, Netherlands
- Toverland, Netherlands
- Nagashima Spa Land, Japan
- Nagashima Spa Land, Japan
- BobKart Al Sawat, Saudi Arabia
- Marah Land Sabahiya, Kuwait
- China Dinosaurs Park, China
- Gongqing Forest Park, China
- Hot Go Park, China
- Window of the World, China
- Overseas Chinese Town East, China
February 10th, 2016
February, 10th 2016
We have three new banners for you. To activate them go to your options.
Simple banner for ALL users:
Advanced banners for Coaster-Count TOTAL!:
Please use the code provided to insert into signatures, forum posts, social media accounts and more. Bear in mind, the banner is cached and is refreshed only once a day.
February 1st, 2016
Fabruary, 1st 2016
Our fabulous app is now availible in version 2.
- My tours
- My ridden coasters
- Noticeably faster performance
- New detail views for country, park, coaster
- Access maps easily
- Quick filter for catalogue and all maps
- Improved search
Let us know your ideas for version 3!
January 28th, 2016
January, 28th 2016
Some useful additions to the trip planner:
- Searching for locations has moved to another service and now provides much more accurate results.
- Missing continents and countries are now added automatically based on locations and parks you add.
- Trip categories can now be deleted.
- Shared tours can now be deleted.
- Parks with coasters under construction are now marked with a white dot on Google Maps.
- Dots on Google Maps are now prioritised, red dots can no longer be overlayed by blue dots.
- New trips can now start with your home city. This adds your home continent, home country and home city to the trip.
November 23rd, 2015
November, 23th 2015
The Coaster-Count App is now available in the App Store. Have fun. Please have in mind, to log into the app you have to be Coaster-Count TOTAL!
November 20th, 2015
November, 20th 2015
We introduced some reasonable changes to the rare point system:
- All riders of all different locations and showmen of one coaster are counted together and there will only be one common rare points per identical coaster.
- The calculation was improved, see below. You will now get 1 to 10 rare points per coaster.
Number of riders Points 1 - 2 10 3 - 5 9 6 - 9 8 10 - 14 7 15 - 21 6 22 - 30 5 31 - 42 4 43 - 57 3 58 - 76 2 77 - 100 1
September 15th, 2015
September, 15th 2015
- New page tours gives you direct access to the parks and coasters of a tour created by you or shared with you if the tour date was entered properly.
- You can now jump from the search page to the list of coasters.
- Touching on a park or coasters gives you detailed information.
- The parks's website is now linked to get further information.
- The park coordinates are now given and you can directly launch the iOS Apple Maps App for iOS and Android Google Maps to get directions.
- Design improvements.
- The to go list of coasters of a country can now be ranked.
- The new ridden coasters number in the ridden coasters ranking can now be clicked and leads to a list of these coasters.
- On maps you can now not only see the map of a friend but also see a compare-map with stats of you and your friend together..
- All user lists are now grouped under the new menu item users.
- All user lists now offer the common filter.
- Favourites can now be filtered by more than one criterium.
- You can view the map of a friend and also compare-map in tour planning.
- Breaks can be added into trips.
- New columns for notes like park hours, fees and more.
- Show weekdays.
- Print maps.
- Export as spreadsheet (Excel, CSV).
- Non TOTAL members can now see, print, export and access shared tours.
August 14th, 2015
August, 14th 2015
Today we present some improvements to the tour planning feature. Thank you for sending in your ideas.
- Distances and durations of the steps can now be calculated.
- A complete tour or just a single day can be exported to Google Maps.
- Google Maps is now enhanced by the known colour theme.
- The share feature has been completely revised. User will get an email now on sharing a tour.
- You can now remove parks from the tour on maps.
- You can now change the order of parks on maps.
- Adding a location to the tour is now restricted to only from a country on the tour.
July 27th, 2015
July, 27th 2015
The United States are united again. ;)
A long time ago we split the USA into states for better clarity and easier to handle maps. This makes no sense today with completed countries and additionally we don't have any values for the complete USA. After considering this for some time, we have decided to drop the separation and handle the USA as one country again. For more clarity we have kept the states and the maps. You can either list coasters and show maps for the complete USA or for a single state. We are also planning to separte other countries with a huge amount of coasters into states/provinces.
- Coasters now have their former names attached, see coaster-window. You can find a coaster in the search window without knowing it's current name.
- Favourites are back. Try the new filters on the favourites page.
- New for Coaster-Count TOTAL!: A comment field for adding comments to counts. For example to add the fair where you rode a travelling coaster.
- Google Maps: There are now buttons for zooming and you can switch between colour schemes (greyscale, coloured).
- All times and dates are now based on your personal timezone. Please set your timezone in your profile again!
- The new feature to hide coasters is now available in the mobile version too and it's now used in tours.
- In the user-info-window you can report users who are violating our naming policy or are using a wrong name. Be assured, your information will be handled discretely.
- The back-button has been added to the help windows as well.
July 23rd, 2015
July, 23th 2015
Here are the winners of our 10th anniversary competition:
1. with 13 points: Malcolm Marr
2. with 12 points: Nicole Polak
3. with 10 points: Thorsten Senft
Congratulations to Malcolm for the first place and the lifetime Coaster-Count TOTAL! membership! And here are the answers (1 point per question and 3 points for the hidden coaster):
- 1.) 381
Catalogue - > World -> Open Asis popup by clicking on asia -> 381 visitors
- 2.) 9032
Page -> About -> Technical -> Numbers
- 3.) Mac Rush / 13 bobsled coasters
Ranking -> Ridden coasters -> Show statistics -> Switch to design -> Compare bobsled column
- 4.) August 20th, 2005
Page -> News -> Scroll to bottom
- 5.) Up to 20 minutes
See note in footer or on several help windows
- 6.) 4
Users -> Coaster definitions -> Scroll down to section 1 -> Count water filters
- 7.) Under construction coaster
Account -> Options -> Colours
Page -> Help -> Colours or Colours help popup
- 8.) 100
Help -> Rare points
Rare points help popup
- 9.) 8
Catalogue -> World -> Africa map
Catalogue -> Africa -> Africa popup -> map
- 10.) Brazil
Search -> Users - > Bob Sled -> Bob Sled popup -> Tours -> Funny groove
- 11.) 1
Search -> Users - > Bob Sled -> Bob Sled popup -> Friend -> Catalogue -> Australia -> New Zealand map -> Show friend's map -> Choose Bob Sled
- 12.) 16
Account -> Logout -> Ranking -> Ridden coasters -> Look for Joe
- Find coaster: 10-th-A-N-N-I-V-E-R-S-A-R-Y-
Search -> Enter "10"
July 1st, 2015
July, 1st 2015
It's our 10th anniversary!
Happy birthday Coaster-Count. Let's celebrate together. We have prepared a competition for you. Among all correct transmittals we will draw a Coaster-Count Honor membership with lifetime Coaster-Count TOTAL!
Answer the following questions and find the hidden anniversary coaster in our database. Use the feedback function on this coaster to send in your answers until July, 20th 2015. We will present all participants together with the correct answers.
- How many users have been to Asia?
- How many tours got created?
- Who rode the most bobsled coasters?
- When did coaster-count officially start?
- How long may it take until new data is visible on Coaster-Count?
- How many users have only activated the water filter?
- What does an orange dot on a map mean?
- How many rare points can a coaster have at maximum?
- How many coasters exists can a person ride on the dot of Johannesburg, using small watercolor map of the continent map?
- Where is Bob Sled on vacation this year?
- How many blue dots has Bob in New Zealand on the small watercolor map?
- On what rank sees a guest Joe?
June 13th, 2015
June, 13th 2015
- The profiles now offer a field for your home city. Your city is displayed next to your name. There are more features comming in the future such as a users map.
- We added a small country flag next to a user's name.
- There is now a direct link to the photos of a coaster.
- You can now upload pictures for non RCDB coasters. Just click on upload in the coaster popup window and upload multiple pictures at once.
- Your friends, who have ridden coasters since your last visit, are now dislayed on the welcome page.
- Popup windows now have an enhanced back click functionallity. You can move from one popup to another and back any time by clicking the "<" in the upper left corner.
- We have had much positive feedback that Coaster-Count seems heavily overloaded at times. We analysed the use of many features and options over the last two months and found some features were used by less than a handfull of users, so we decided to remove some features and options from Coaster-Count which makes the site clearer and less confusing for the majority of you. As a result menus are shorter; the options page is 70% shorter, and all pages have less buttons and links. We have also improved the layout of all the tables, stripped out abbreviations and the columns of all tables are customiseable by simple icons. Coaster-Count is now much clearer and although it offers considerably less features than the classic version did, it runs better. Please let us know if you like it.
- Ad classic: We buried the classic version. Enjoy following the link back to our roots.
- We fixed a small issue which made your strict count a little less under rare conditions. The strict count is now calculating properly again.
June 5th, 2015
June, 5th 2015
- Follow us on Facebook and be the first to hear about news and other things.
- You can now share tours (yours or also others) on Facebook.
- It is now possible to hide coasters you don't want to ride (or you are not allowed to ride). Just select the new hide option in the count dialogue and the red dots will disappear from the list and maps. However, please bear in mind, this is just a marker for yourself and will not affect your count or the completed countries.
- If you see someone counting wrong, please use the new report button. Be assured, your information will be handled discretely.
- We often get complaints about ticks disappearing or your count changing without intention. We have now provided a history of your count with a detailed log of your count actions. If anything seems unclear, have a look at your history and try to investigate the mystery. Please come back to us with any questions.
- There are many improvements to the mobile version.
We would like to thank you all greatly for not sending us a shit storm over the recent announcements of how the coaster-count platform will be funded in the future. You are an amazing user base!
May 28th, 2015
May, 28th 2015
What is Coaster-Count TOTAL!?
Coaster-Count TOTAL! is a collection of additional features we offer on a pay what you want model to fund our technical infrastructure. All the additional features are marked with golden color.
Here is a list of the current Coaster-Count TOTAL! features:
- Legendary tour planning feature
- Sort and filter tables
- Compare with others
- Reordering of ride chronology
- Two enhanced banners
- Stay continuously visible on page
- A bunch of extra filters and options
- More speed with priorized server time
- You will be marked with some TOTAL! crown(s)
May 25th, 2015
May, 25th 2015
Coaster-Count was promoted and funded by the roller coaster platform onride.de for 8.5 years and we have been under our own operation since 2014 now. We are still non-profit orientated and all our team mates are working in an honorary, voluntary capacity. However, the technical infrastructure costs a lot of money, especially with the fast growing userbase (10 a day!). Coaster-Count will still remain without any adds and free for the basic features but for the Coaster-Count TOTAL! features we have decided to introduce a "Pay what you want" model, starting at about 20 Cents a month.
This change will take place during the summer. We apologise for any inconvenience and ask politely for your understanding and continued support!
May 18th, 2015
April, 18th 2015
Our spring updates:
- On a mobile device you can now choose the desktop version by rotating your device into landscape. Portrait orientation will always be the mobile optimised version.
- The mobile version now shows images of traveling coasters where available so please submit them.
- We have added options to the tour export.
- The tranfer and login screen now give you detailed error messages about the problem.
- Tour planning improved and some bugs fixed.
- When filtering for users in the rankings, the United Stated is now divided into states.
March 9th, 2015
March, 9th 2015
Registration is open again (finally) and we've added a new Help Page for problems with logging in or transferring your account. Furthermore here are some developments from your wish list:
- The search page is enhanced to allow searching for users.
- As our new server is now high performance, we are able to increase the time before your account goes inactive for not being on-line from 60 to 100 days.
- The feedback page now supports new parks and new coasters as well. yay!
- Coasters with multiple locations/owners now show the total of ridden coasters as well as the total of coasters.
- Coaster-Count TOTAL! is now enhanced by Google Maps.
- Coaster-Count TOTAL! is now enhanced by the ability to show the non ridden coasters of a visited park in coaster lists and comparisons.
December 10th, 2014
December, 10th 2014
Coaster-Count will take a break from end of December until latest mid January. During this time, the classic version can be used but only for research purposes. We will set up an info page during this downtime to keep you updated. Registration to our site is also down and will be available early in 2015.
We apologize for any inconvenience!
December 1st, 2014
December, 1st 2014
- Your coaster-chrononlogy is now sortable.
- To reduce the number of clicks. you can now set which tabs of the coaster-popup, park-popup and user-popup are shown when you click or double click. Single click defaults to the Info tab and double click defaults to RCDB.
- In the new interface you can count and set favourites everywhere a coaster is displayed. Because this was confusing on other user's pages, this function has been disabled on these pages. It can be reactivated in the options.
- To enhance clarity you can hide the filter and options block with the icon now.
October 21st, 2014
October, 21th 2014
Some minor improvements based on your reports:
- A list of recently ridden coasters has been added to the user window (click on a user or friend).
- You can now switch to an in your options if you'd like to see more detail.
- Global search has been added to the mobile version.
- Links to traveling coasters has been added to the mobile version.
- Tons of bugfixes.
October 11th, 2014
October, 11th 2014
Favourites / Rating System
You may now rate coasters and set up your Favourites. Bad, medium and good coasters are ignored, we just rate the top coasters with yellow discs:
- 1 yellow star
- 2 yellow stars
- 3 yellow stars = most awesome coaster
You can rate overall, or for type, design and special. This means you can not only rank wood or steel coasters, but also inverted or powered coasters. There are a total of 14 different rankings. You rate a coaster by clicking on the designated rank areas. In your favourites you simply rank the coasters by dragging and dropping them. Ratings that are older than one year will be marked red to remind you to update them.
October 4th, 2014
October, 4th 2014
New road maps and plan, plan, plan ...
In addition to our lovelly colourfull Coaster-Count maps, we've added more detailed road maps. These new maps are available in zoom levels from 4 to 9. High zoom levels may not be available on some maps due to size restrictions. Both map types are now touch device compatible.
The 2014 version now has a new tour planning feature. Please try it out. We welcome feedback for any enhancements you would like.
- Organize your tours in folders and filter or sort them easily.
- Share and plan tours together with friends.
- Easy drag and drop for cloning of legs.
- Multiple same parks and continents.
- Scalable maps with a fullscreen mode.
- Maps of complete continents and single countries, self updating in background.
- Add parks in all maps or in countries park lists.
- Easy to add locations.
September 24th, 2014
September, 24th 2014
Please remember: Data is cached for performance reasons and it can take up to 20 minutes for updates to be visible on the site. Banners are updated only once a day.
- Maps completely re-rendered with new geo-algorithm for highest accuracy. All markers are now exactly placed!
- New frontend for the maps and new feature to show a friend's map.
- Option to see users with less credits in the ranking.
- Compare your ridden coasters with other users and even with multiple users at the same time.
- 2014 version of banners.
August 8th, 2014
August, 8th 2014
Welcome to 2014!
After a ton of work during the beta period we are finally ready for the release. Welcome to the brand new 2014 version. There is a lot to discover and even more to get used to. Take your time.
We will be continuously adding new features. On top of our to-do list is the trip planner, favourites and user compares. There are noticeable improvements in functionallity. If you love the classic version or are against improvements in general?? No fears! We will keep it up as long as a reasonable number of users are using it. But bear in mind; there is no longer support for the old version.
Something missing? Notice any bugs? We appreciate any feedback; please use the button in the footer on the related page. Feedback on our data can also be made in the popups for park or coasters.
January 20th, 2014
January 20th, 2014
All new for 2014!
- Facelift for 2014 season: After 9 years with pretty much the same look we have re-designed the page, dropped some old school shadows, added some more space, a new fresh header, new graphics, larger maps and some minor cosmetics.
- This is only the beginning of a complete new development of Coaster-Count. Follow us at beta.coaster-count.com.
- There is now an interface (API) to request personal information of specific users to display them on third party pages. You can show counts (all, strict, personal) and the current filters of users that are granted access to your page. Webmasters can find further information in our API documentation (English).
- Possible wrong recorded credits can now be reported either to the Coaster-Count team or to the user themself as a note to verify the ridden coaster.
- Thank you for using our new feedback function. We have already fixed some issues and have implemented loads of ideas.
January 8th, 2014
January 8th, 2014
Improvements of Ranking and Lists:
- All new rankings are now equiped with the known filters.
- All rankings get a box which displays your own values + jumps to your own position inside the ranking table + links to your own corresponding list.
- New personal list for ride order.
- New personal list for visited parks, countries and continents
- New personal list for completed and almost completed countries
- These 3 new lists are also visible for other users but they are linked on different locations.
- We have added help pages for some topics. Check out these pages and let us know which help pages are missing.
January 1st, 2014
January 1st, 2014
All the best for 2014!
We are proud to announce, Coaster-Count is finally under its own operation, an independant company owned by Volker Sauer and Thomas Thumann. In the past 8.5 years we have been operated and funded by the roller coaster platform onride.de. We would like to thank them for this amazing service through the years. There is a lot more to come as we head into 2014.
December 30th, 2013
December 30th, 2013
During the past few months we fixed bugs and added some more features. Thank you for your feedback.
- The feedback page has been completely rebuilt. You can now leave context based feedback from any part of the page or directly from any park or coaster. This will help us reply to your comments faster.
- The USA can now be selected as a complete country for filtering in the rankings.
- Old or unused trips can now be archived.
- Trips can now cover multiple continents.
- You can now add flights and ferries to your trips, these steps are skipped when calculationg durations or distances.
- A new ranking page has been implemented for visited parks, Countries and Continents.
- Another new ranking page has been implemented for Completed Countries.
- And last but not least, a new ranking page has been implemented for Rare Credits. The fewer people who have ridden a coaster, the more points you get. We share 100 points between all riders; If there are more than 100 riders the coaster drops out of the evaluation.
September 8th, 2012
September 08th, 2012
- Coaster-Count is now available in Portuguese. Thanks to Lucas Ferraz.
- We recently updated and completed Italian. Thanks to Riccardo Righi.
- We recently updated and completed Dutch. Thanks to William Dwars.
- We recently updated English. Thanks to George Greenway.
- Language-specific subdomains were dropped, your language is now always driven from your profile, regardless of where you come from or what device you are using.
- Translation of the mobile version to all languages.
- Translation of the banner, this will always be shown in the browser-requested language.
- Translation of the datepicker, which was so far only available in English.
August 30th, 2012
August 30th, 2012
Mobile devices, Web-App and Browser-compatibility:
- Improvements for whole page to work with Netbooks, iPads, iPhones, Tablets and other mobile devices.
- Adaption of the mobile version. You will now be asked which version to use on entering the page with a mobile device.
- iPhone users can now install a Web-App running as native app from homescreen with some improvements.
- Logging in is now valid for both versions.
August 22nd, 2012
August 22th, 2012
We have some more features and a boost for you.
- You can now enter the coaster-ridden date directly while counting. If the extra dialogue annoys you, no worries, it is hideable directly from the dialogue or in the options. The mobile version is also enhanced by a ridden-date request.
- A count-history-chart has been added to the user information page.
- Email notification on every coaster-update which affects one of your counted coasters. No more wondering why the count changed.
- A new box showing the strict number of coasters appears in the coaster-lists, compare-charts and the user profiles.
- Performance of the complete site, especially the ranking, is significantly increased.
- A lot of bugfixes, mostly reported by you, thanks for your support.
August 16th, 2012
August 16th, 2012
We recently began to add more features to Coaster-Count. Thank you for all the feedback. Today we have two great additions for you:
- We are proud to introduce the Coaster-Count banner. The banner is activated for all visible users on Coaster-Count. You can change the banner-visibility in the options. The banner shows your personal coaster-definition and your strict, total and personal number of coasters. The strict number of coasters is shown in green, while the total number of coasters is shown in red. Please bear in mind, the banner is an image that will be cached by browsers, so it may not always show the latest version. See options for more information how to use this embeded banner.
- Your coaster-list is now visible for non registered users by using a deep-link and can be activated in the options. You can also choose if non registered users can see the dates you rode the coasters.
October 5th, 2009
October 05th, 2009
A bunch of new features were added to maps and trips.
Plan a trip
- You can now duplicate trips.
- All public trips of a user are now shown in their profile.
- You can also duplicate trips for personal use.
- The street map can now be shown in three different versions: Only parks that are on a trip, all parks with open credits (default), or all parks; now you can easily see if you are missing a park on your trip.
- A summary showing the calculated driving duration and distance for every day.
- Export the complete trip or a single day with it's stops to Google where you can continue editing your trip or print a map with routing information.
October 1st, 2008
October 01st, 2008
Completely unnoticed Coaster-Count celebrated it's third birthday. A few weeks ago we added the 5000th coaster. This means Coaster-Count hosts more coasters than any other page. Thanks to everyone.
- Maps are now complete for all countries, thanks to Thomas.
- Maps now follow your personal coaster definition (filters).
- Street maps of every continent are now available.
- A friends list was added to the rankings. Just put your friends on the list by selecting them in the ranking. Then activate the personal filter and the ranking shows only people you want so see.
December 18th, 2007
December 18th, 2007
Plan your coaster-trips easily and comfortably at Coaster-Count. View your personal credits on a trip. You can share the deep-link with your friends by switching your trip to public. Every user watching your trip sees his personal credits.
- Plan trips and directly view the number of credits
- Optional sharing of trips with friends by sending a deep-link
- Add and remove parks and other locations (e.g. overnight stations)
- Classify each section as a new day, same day or night
- Multiple sections on one day
- Calculates trip duration on entering trip start date
- Coaster-Count map of each country with detailed route
- Calculates driving distances and durations for each step
- Street map with every section
ECC American Adventure 2008
July 21st, 2007
July 21th, 2007
After some more hard work the North American maps are complete. Thank you Thomas! Here are the changes:
- Every coaster that has been relocated, rethemed or had a change of owner is now marked with a small link. Follow this link to get a list of all the coasters different locations, themings or owners. This will show which versions you have ridden; identical coasters now only count as one, same as traveling coasters are recorded. You can help us by reporting links between traveling and stationary coasters.
- Up to now Moebius coasters were counted as only one as there is only one track, but there is an important fact: You have to queue twice and you have to ride twice to have ridden the whole coaster, similar to racing coasters. If you rode it only once, you would have to count half a coaster - which is not feasible. So we have decided to treat Moebius coasters the same as Racing coasters and list both sides. You are not forced to count both if your preference differs from ours.
- We deleted the filter for traveling coasters and introduced a new display option "Show Location" that displays "in parks", "non parks" and "traveling".
June 25th, 2007
June 25th, 2007
Low page size mobile version m.coaster-count optimized for pda and cell phones to access Coaster-Count on the way. Please email us with missing features or any problems that occur.
June 10th, 2007
June 10th, 2007
After a long break we are back working on Coaster-Count and have added the following new features:
- The favourites was revised again. You will now be reminded to rank your selected favourites on a red favourite button.
- Your private options and your personal coaster definitions have been moved to the new options section.
- There are new coasters and new maps on a red coaster or red maps button
- Coaster lists and user information is improved with a compare count section that depends on your different coaster definitions.
- Completly new maps.
- For better accessibility links no longer open in new windows.
- Alpine coasters link now added soroda.de.
February 27th, 2006
February 27th, 2006
We proudly present the Coaster-Count map feature. We have maps of Germany, Austria and Switzerland with parks and coasters. You can now see where you have to go and are able to plan trips easily. More maps will be comming soon, therefore we need your help. Are you familair with maps, coordinates, Google Earth, Mapquest and theme park locations? Contact us, your help will be mentoned.
- Maps of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
- The favorites got revised. You can now select up to 10 wooden and steel coasters. The Selection in your list and the ordering of your favorites is improved.
- If you want to count only for yourself, you can now switch yourself from public to private in your list.
- News is now shown in the new Coaster-Count News section. New News is marked until read.
- Users who have not been on the site for more than two months will be reminded via email before they drop out of the ranking.
- All tables were optimised for best viewing with 1024 pixels screen resolution.
- Selecting another language will now change the current site to that language; you can always switch language again if needed.
December 15th, 2005
December 15th, 2005
- Coaster-Count and onride.de forum get completely separated. We have established our own session, cookie and user management and a Coaster-Count registration form. At this time we are just sharing usernames with onride.de. Your Coaster-Count account is not influenced by your onride.de activities and vice versa; and you can use your same username and password.
- The Misc page is removed. The "top coaster" and "monthly top counter" are integrated into the Coasterlist and Rankings.
- There is now an extended search function where you can search for coasters, parks or users. The red Select links in the search results lead directly to the Coasterlist / ranking with your selected entry marked blue.
August 26th, 2005
August 26th, 2005
In co-operation with parksmania.it we proundly present an Italian version of Coaster-Count. Thanks to Silvia Forghieri and Bruno Lancetti for the translation.
August 23rd, 2005
August 23th, 2005
Today we made some improvements to the rankings table and added a search engine:
- You can now filter the rankings for coasters in a specific continent or country.
- You can now filter the rankings for members in a specific continent or country.
- You can sort the rankings by a specific special coaster attribute.
- We have added a coaster search: Enter a coaster name or a part of a coaster name and let us search for you. When you click on Select in the results, you will be taken to the coaster and park list at that specific position.
August 6th, 2005
August 6th, 2005
- You now can select up to six wooden and six steel favourite coasters.
- Users who have counted coasters or changed their favourites since your last visit are marked with a red background.
- Changed favourites are marked with a red Fav link in the rankings.
- Counted coasters are marked with a red +x and a red List link in the rankings.
- New coasters added since your last visit are marked with a red background in the worldmap and in the coasterlist, so you won't miss any new coasters.
- The misc section now has a list showing users with the most additions in the actual month; users new to Coaster-Count are no longer shown there.
July 20th, 2005
Juli 20th, 2005
Hi counting coasters friends! This is the new Coaster-Count. Your next generation in counting coasters with some new features, never seen filters and transportable coasters! Some people may not want to count Traveling, Alpine, Butterfly or Powered Coasters; you can now filter them out. If you find a coaster missing, feel free to email us at cc <at> coaster-count.com, please include park or owner, type, design and status. Thanks to Duane Marden, Daniel Warwas and Thorsten Janke.
Have Fun, Volker
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