2018 Coaster101 Park Mania: Second Round
And then there were 32.
We decided to have some fun with the bracket system this year, and bring back our annual event, this year (in an effort not to get a cease and desist letter) called Park Mania!
We’ve included parks from across North America, divided into four 16-team geographic regions; East, West, Midwest and South.
However, instead of the parks facing off against each other, we’re going to let you, the readers of Coaster101.com decide your pick for your favorite park in North America! (Note: Parks were divided by geography, and loosely ranked on seed lines. We’re just having fun with this. PLEASE do not be offended by the rankings.)
There are 32 teams remaining, and here’s how the bracket looks after Round One:
First Round Notes
- There were a total of 28,501 votes cast in the first round, up from 22,736 First Round Votes in 2017.
- There were a three “upsets” in the first round, 9-seed Kentucky Kingdom over 8-seed Six Flags St. Louis, 10-Seeded Lagoon by the narrowest of Margins over 7-Seed Universal Studios Hollywood in the West, and probably most notably, 16-Seed Frontier City knocking off the Midwest 1-Seed, Cedar Point.
- Frontier City v. Cedar Point also had the most individual votes in this round with 1,734 votes cast.
- Parks Remaining By Chain
- Cedar Fair: 8
- Six Flags: 8
- Independent Parks: 8
- SeaWorld Parks: 3
- Disney: 2
- Herschend: 2
- Universal: 1
Each voting round will take place over several days, and the schedule will be as follows. We’ll create a post each day with new polls for voting. All voting will be done right here on Coaster101.com, and will end at 8:00pm Eastern Time on the specified date.
Play-In Game Voting: Friday, March 9-Sunday, March 11 [CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS] Round One Voting: Monday, March 12-Wednesday, March 14 [CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS]
Round Two Voting: Thursday, March 15-Sunday, March 18
Regional Semi-Final Voting: Monday, March 19-Wednesday, March 21
Regional Final Voting: Thursday, March 22-Sunday, March 25
National Semi-Final Voting: Monday, March 26-Wednesday, March 28
Championship Voting: Thursday, March 29-Sunday, April 1.
Winner Announced: Monday, April 2.
Second Round Voting
Down to 32 teams remaining. , 8 in each geographic region. Record your votes below. Voting will take place Thursday, March 15-Sunday, March 18 and voting will end at approximately 8:00pm Eastern Time on Sunday night.
Best of luck to all of the parks! Be sure to use #C101ParkMania to talk about Park Mania on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!