Jeff is right, I only got to ride Anaconda three times. Twice somewhere in the middle and once in the back, didn't get to ride in the front. :( Oh well. The back is way more intense, you just get ripped through the inversions & your legs tingle more after. The front will slam you through - the difference is timing, e.g. you'll be hanging on the drop & the back will get pulled over. There may be a design flaw with the seats, they are very short. If you're tall like me (6'2",) your knees will extend away from the seat, not very comfortable.
I would like that ride if it only had RETRACTING FLOORS! That ride is very dangerous for anyone tall and long legs. You might snap an ankle just getting out of the station, and that's not very comforting to hear about a ride
First half a B:TR clone? The first drop is completely different and into a tunnel, the first loop has much more track at the top, the zero-g-roll is much more push-in-your-seat than "zero-g." The only similarity in the first half is the order of inversions. I see your reasoning though, but I hardly consider it something B&M would dream up, looking at that helix around the man-made rock formation... That's Giovanola all the way!
If the review in ACE's Rollercoaster! mag is any clue, this ride is simply fantastic, better than any B&M inverted you care to mention. It doesn't sound like you were as impressed as I thought you'd be, Taipan. Care to comment?
SFGA_Maniac said: Yes, but on V², there is a height restriction for people really tall as well as short, and you have to jump up kinda to even get on the seats of V².
Anaconda is the same. I don't think there is a maximum height restriction. V² doesn't have a retracting floor? In that case isn't it dangerous as it flies through the station several times at 70mph?
ßruce said: Hey Taipan, Awesome pics! Did you ride the Golden Loop any?
Yup, I rode it three times. Good fun, the Loop pulls massive G's & there are no OSTRs to hold you back! :) The launch is lame, barely any acceleration compared to S:TE & T.o.T (It's weight launched.)
Coasterr said: Did I read that right when it said it only had *1* ride check op?
That's right. Actually there was another man & he didn't do anything, just watched the ride op (may have been a supervisor & the control room op.)
Ed said: If the review in ACE's Rollercoaster! mag is any clue, this ride is simply fantastic, better than any B&M inverted you care to mention. It doesn't sound like you were as impressed as I thought you'd be, Taipan. Care to comment?
Sorry, I was saving my review for the TR. The only other Inverts I've been on are Lethal Weapon (SLC+), B:TR @ SFMM, Montu & Dueling Dragons.
The answer? Anaconda is better than all of them! It is fast & furious with excellent pacing. B:TR doesn't give you a chance to take a breather & is over before you know it whereas you get a short breather at the top of the helix & it lasts longer. The Zero-G Roll lives up to its name, only spins faster. The first Loop is the same shape as the last, it just depends on what angle you're looking at it from. One angle it will look round, from another it will look very tight (klothoid.)
This looks like this first ride that might live up to the standards of a B&M . The ride look to be of similar constuction,other than the 2 across seating! Does anyone know if ther are any plans for something like this on US soil? The theming on this ride looks over the top nice job to all involved,now I have a reason to go to Africa thanks for the pics TAIPAN ,very very nice world class photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ----------------------------------------------- ANACONDA RULES!!!!
*** This post was edited by IGGY "KING OF COASTERS" on 8/1/2001. ***