Busch Garden Europe's Griffon will be 205-feet tall

Friday, August 11, 2006 11:29 PM
The park's new-for-2007 B&M Diving Machine - Griffon, will climb to a height of 205' and will become the park's tallest roller coaster, ahead of Alpengeist (195') and Apollo's Chariot (170').

http://www.buschgardens.com/bgw/ftp_newfor2007.aspx

The official announcement with all details of the ride will be unveiled on August 23.

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Friday, August 11, 2006 11:37 PM
I love the not-so-subtle "DIVE" at the bottom, lol ;)
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Friday, August 11, 2006 11:46 PM
Kewlies.
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Friday, August 11, 2006 11:47 PM
I can't wait.... I've go so much to look forward to in 2007.

- My wife and I are expecting our first child 2/6
- Griffon

It's looking to be a good 2007. *** Edited 8/12/2006 3:50:00 AM UTC by coasterguts***

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Friday, August 11, 2006 11:57 PM
LOL...after having a child Griffon may be the only coaster you have time to ride! ;)
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 12:09 AM
But only for a year or two...

...then you have a riding partner! :)

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 12:18 AM
Now, when they say "Like Nothing Else In The World"... they're not counting the one in Florida, right?
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 12:35 AM
Or the ones in England and Thailand.
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 12:38 AM
I think you meant Taiwan, not Thailand, Moosh. :)

And they probably meant "Like Nothing Else in the World" by accounting for some kind of new element never before done on a Diving Machine. Or it could be those rumored Floorless trains (skeptical about this one).

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 12:46 AM
Oops, yes...thanks ;)
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 1:37 AM
For a second there, I thought coasterguts was naming his child Griffon. That'll teach me to read these posts at 1:30 AM.

Of course there are plenty of worse names.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 2:57 AM
If that is the color scheme, it rocks. I think "like nothing else in the world" will probably be something along the lines of a floorless dive machine car, even though your feet don't touch the bottom of the regular cars most of the time.
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 2:58 AM
Alright since the Taiwan coaster was brought up, I have a question. How are these drop coasters? I am living in Taipei right now and was wondering if the one here, along with the small floorless coaster, is really worth the 3 or so hour train ride. They are an interesting design, but they seem too short to really be worth while.
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 3:41 AM
Or maybe it's just a tagline meant to stir up exceitment and 'sell' the coaster?

I suppose if you want to dissect it that much, it would be the biggest Dive Machine and thus there is nothing like it.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 10:32 AM
Seems like this could be a keeper in the BGE collection, I know we know little about it right now, but I can't wait to hear about it.
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 11:04 AM
Do you not consider Apollo's Chariot or Alpengeist "keepers"?
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 11:07 AM
Oh no, I wasn't suggesting that at All, I think all of the BGE coasters are keepers. I was meaning more like how a lot of people would be willing to scrap other coasters like say SOB. I think Apollo and Alpie are two of the best around, and it seems like this one may only make their collection better, sorry if it sounded like that was what I was suggesting
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Saturday, August 12, 2006 1:10 PM
Keepers. Of course. Even old Nessie is great to have around now because there is more to that ride then just a couple of loops. The drops, the tunnel, etc. all make this a coaster that has stood up to the test of time. May it live long into the future.

Hopefully BGE will someday do the one thing that we still want from them and that is to add a wooden coaster. Wouldn't it be great if the park had something like Voyage?

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 2:14 PM

kRaXLeRidAh said:
I think you meant Taiwan, not Thailand, Moosh.

They all look the same. ;)

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 3:03 PM

Arthur Bahl said:
Keepers. Of course. Even old Nessie is great to have around now because there is more to that ride then just a couple of loops. The drops, the tunnel, etc. all make this a coaster that has stood up to the test of time. May it live long into the future.

Hopefully BGE will someday do the one thing that we still want from them and that is to add a wooden coaster. Wouldn't it be great if the park had something like Voyage?


I dont know about a Voyage type ride, because Im still convinced that HW and maybe Silverwood are the only two parks that care enough about their woodies to be able to keep a monster like that in check.

However, a nice terrain twisting GCI, that would be awesome.

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