The results are in, and El Toro has become the first roller coaster to lead the Mitch Hawker Wooden Coaster Poll four consecutive times. Leading a pack of tight competitors, it beat every other wooden roller coaster except for Outlaw Run, which placed third in this year's poll.
Second in the poll rankings was T Express, made by the same manufacturer (Intamin) as El Toro. T Express' second place ranking was barely ahead of third place Outlaw Run, winning by one ride comparison.
Outlaw Run's debut year in the polls showed an extremely strong finish - barely missing the mark for first place. Intriguingly enough, Outlaw Run was also the only wooden coaster in this year's poll that was preferred over its riders' favorite steel coaster. (By a margin of 31 to 26)
Boulderdash and Phoenix came in fourth and fifth respectively, both the "grandfathers" on the polls. Boulderdash has finished in the top six in each of its 14 years, and Phoenix finished in fourth place in 1994 when only three of the 2013 top 48 existed!
Ravine Flyer II came in sixth place, after having seen solid finishes in its six years of age. And while The Voyage has placed first three times in the wooden polls, Holiday's World's woodie finished in seventh.
Towards the bottom of the top 10, we find Europe's first wooden coaster, Balder, which has finished eight or better over its 11 years. Dualing Dragons, another debut wooden coaster, finished in ninth and tenth place for each of its respective sides.
Other debuting wooden coasters also favored in this year's poll included GoldStriker (#13), White Lightning (#30), and Flying Turns (#57). At the bottom of the poll, Anaconda was finally upset by The Bandit. Anaconda has placed in dead last for the past three consecutive years.