500' Barrier Ever to Be Breached?

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 10:52 AM
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Rick_UK said:

To use some of the logic dotted around the internet regarding this new breed, the former High Roller on the Stratosphere Tower would be the tallest coaster ever built? But, it wasn't...

It's not the same as that because the total height differential on High Roller was only about 20 or 30 feet. That was the highest coaster, but not the tallest.

On the other hand, if you look at the renderings for the Polercoaster, the ride itself is actually 500' tall. It loads on the ground, has a 500' lift and although it doesn't have a 500' drop, the ride still drops a total of 500 feet.


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:04 AM
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birdhombre said:

^^ Call me a purist curmudgeon, but I only count powered non-terrain violet sit-down steel coasters under 73.4 feet with fewer than 6 drops running themed non-OTSR rolling stock at a minimum of 7mph.

Which begs the age-old question:

Is S:TE a red coaster? Or crimson?

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:37 PM
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birdhombre said:

^^ Call me a purist curmudgeon, but I only count powered non-terrain violet sit-down steel coasters under 73.4 feet with fewer than 6 drops running themed non-OTSR rolling stock at a minimum of 7mph.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:43 PM
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kpjb said:
That was the highest coaster, but not the tallest.

That's how they advertised it too. The world's highest coaster.

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:37 PM
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 1:23 PM
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I just thought it had one solitary massive concrete footer.

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Monday, May 12, 2014 5:32 PM

People here are saying that there are three coasters that go over 400 feet. I know TTD and KK, but what is the third?

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Monday, May 12, 2014 5:46 PM
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There are three coasters that are 400+ feet tall.

Kingda Ka (Six Flags Great Adventure)
Top Thrill Dragster (Cedar Point)
Superman (Six Flags Magic Mountain)

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Monday, May 12, 2014 5:47 PM
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Monday, May 12, 2014 10:12 PM
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So MANY worms.... :-P

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Monday, May 12, 2014 11:25 PM

Do you think the Polar Coaster will be ready on time?

:-P

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:15 AM
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It better be, or someone will be getting a strongly worded letter, and a bill for my airfare!!!


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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 8:23 PM
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I think the ride will be like Superman: Escape from Krypton in the terms of shuttle.

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