I am assuming the list that declared this number is the same NYT Cartmell article that declared the Kennywood Thunderbolt to be number one. Cartmell was very influential is bringing our attention towards roller coasters. For my generation, I look at folks like Joel Styer for getting me into taking photos and The Coaster Critic (if I recall correctly) on some of those late 90s/early 2000s TV shows to encourage me to explore. Anyways, I think that the Swamp Fox is an underrated and awesome ride.
This John Allen PTC coaster was created in 1966 and it is a twisted and airtime filled machine. It is definitely worth dropping by.
feel that this ride is very similar in feel to another John Allen classic, the 1960 (originally from Roseland Park, NY) Lakemont Skyliner
The park has already opened for the season so if you get down to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, be sure to check it out!