Posted Monday, August 27, 2007 11:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Canada's Wonderland has announced Behemoth, a B&M hyper coaster that will have a new style of trains with a different seating arrangement. The 5,318 ft. long ride will rise about 230 ft. and reach a speed of 77 mph.
Maybe they just wanted something differnt. If you look in the pic at the bottom of my post you will see that their is plenty of room which they could have done so much more with this ride. Maybe if they would have made the ride any bigger it would have costed to mo much.
Those are strange looking trains... But, something to think about: Since the seats are staggered, the overall train will be a bit longer than a typical B&M (assuming the same seating capacity) making the difference between the front and rear or the train that much greater
That looks pretty cool, I really like the colors. I think the new trains are interesting, a little Intaminesque. I don't think there will be a seating issue, because unlike Deja Vu, you can easily climb into the pairs of seats and see/converse with the person, even in the outside seats. Hopefully those brakes won't be on hard, although I've come to conclude that B&M just makes them part of their designs.
*** This post was edited by Willh51 8/27/2007 2:43:01 PM ***
I want to believe that seating arrangement is for a reason but if there is a reason, I don't see it. Maybe it's to give CW something to advertise since La Ronde added a similar coaster in 2006? Not sure what all those brakes are for, either.
They're there to *trim* the fun....riders start screaming too much, you need to put a damper on the "party on wheels"...seriously though, WHY so much braking, can't you just build them shorter in the first place? Why not build a 500' kiddie coaster?
Perhaps PCW said they wanted something like Raging Bull and B&M decided they meant "with too many brakes"? ;)
Sadly, La Ronde didn't advertise Goliath outside of Quebec, so chances are, no one in Toronto know about it! On the other hand... Behemoth is a name that also works in french, so perhaps CW will advertise in Montreal?
I hope they dont load this thing like Deja Vu, but I doubt they will. Also I think I could do without the last two helicies, probably because lateral G's arent as exciting to me as airtime hill, but it looks cool.
Did any one else notice that under designer on the statistics page, it said B&M, I think they are showing some enthusiast love. I also want to mention that I love the name, I dont think I have heard a name like Behemoth outside of a waterpark.*** This post was edited by Audioslaved 8/27/2007 3:44:37 PM ***