I thought B&M's roar was due to the hollow tracks. I thought that's why they fill the newer B&M's with sand to cut the noise. I thought Superman's noise was cool in 1997. But then 1998,1999,2000,2001, it just not cool to me anymore. It's damn annoying. Especially when you're trying to get from Goliath to Batman or Colossus. I hate walking under that thing, a train always seems to be launched right when I'm under it.
One good thing about MM. No neighbors to piss off. They can do and build whatever they want. Must be nice. I think they're the only park in the country to have this kind of freedom. I mean, the nearest house is like 6 miles away.
------------- What's next at Knott's? Anyone know?
Personally, I love the sound and I like to see people's reaction when they don't hear it coming. Besides, how else would something "faster than a speeding bullet" and "more powerful than a locomotive" sound during an "escape"?
StealthmF5m3- No, Superman:TE is NOT directly over the Goliath queue. In fact, it is quite far away in terms of feet, but that just illustrates HOW loud this thing is. The ride starts at one end of the park on top of a hill and reaches its upward climb at the other end. There is a walkway about 30ft below the ride. If you are walking beneath as it passes over you it is deafening. It can be heard from quite a distance, but more so in the vicinity of that walkway. Close to Collosus, Goliath, & Batman:TR
I love hearing it. It adds to the experience while @ the park. That would be really cool to hear them both go at once while under it. I remember when Superman opened up, there was nothing under the track which you walk under. Now they have like a huge tarp that helps out a little. Oh yeah, when I'm in line for Goliath, I always keep quiet trying to hear Superman launch. It's awesome. At least you don't hear the noise while you're on it.:)
BTW, anyone know how to make the little smilie guy winking?
I am taking some outta town relatives to the mountain in 2 days, I'm not gonna spoil the surprise until they get there and are right under the ride and they ask me "why are you covering your..." *loud jet sound* :)
------------- The SFMM Salvi: "Goliath Jr. looks to intense for me" "I want to go on something more exciting than X"
I like standing in line for Goliath and looking to the left and seeing and hearing S:TE, then you look to your right and you see and hear the train going up the lift on Goliath. Ears hurt from S:TE and so does your neck when you look up at both rides.