Inspired by the constant debate between theme/steel or wood I was pondering The Smiler and wondered why, so often, is the debate about what is more important? Both are important. Neither ride, nor theme, are grandiose on a flagship record breaking coaster. This is a missed opportunity. A very well furnished The Smiler, properly built, could have been a truly world class attraction. Then again, saying that, I was struggling to think of a record breaking high thrill roller coaster that is really well themed? Blue Fire looks pretty awesome, but is it super thrill and does it leave you immersed in theme and theatre? My knowledge of world wide coasters is not what it could be, so rather than the same tired old debate I thought this would be a good thread to dedicate to high thrill coasters that have superb theme. Ruling out Harry Potter et al.