CPlaya 100 Park 4 SFGAM-Things get ugly (Bulletpt)

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:58 AM

Whose stats? Link us there from here. And puh-leeze don't say sixflags.com. Remember, even they don't claim you're lifted 217 feet.

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 9:51 PM

It is taller than Bull, there is no incline in the land between Giant Drop and Bull. If you have rode Giant Drop looking towards Raging Bull you would agree. I don't know why you are trying to make Giant Drop sound so little. Its over 202 feet for sure, and if you don't think so ride it again and look for yourself.
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Heres a pic to prove my point, now even keep in mind that you said objects further away appear smaller. If so than Giant Drop is way bigger than Bull because it still towers over it in this pic taken from Sky Trek Tower with the ride vehicles at the top of the tower.
http://coasterworlds.cwfwrestlingonline.com/GiantDroptallerthanBull.jpg
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*** This post was edited by CoasterDude316 on 6/20/2002. ***

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Wednesday, June 19, 2002 10:41 PM
Coasterdude, that picture surprises me. I always though Raging Bull was taller than the cars on Giant Drop. CPlaya, sorry you had a bad day at the park. I've been there on days like that, and it isn't much fun. I think the reason for the lines is both crowds and operations. Last year RB's crew was fantastic and most of the other rides had pretty good crews. This year, RB's crew were horrible. I waited the longest I had ever waited for RB in my life, and one whole queue house was closed. I have waited a shorter time when the whole entire queue was filled. It's a nice park, but it would be so much better if they had better operations and something to spread the crowds a little more.
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 6:18 AM

Nice picture....wish I had time to shoot a few while I was in the park that day.

But you're forgetting the whole foreshortening thing I was talking about (objects farther away seem smaller). From the POV of the Sky Trek tower, Giant Drop is much closer than RB and therefore appears much taller.

Don't believe me? Click here for a park map. Look at the Sky trek tower's position near the front of the park....then Giant Drop's...then RB's.

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 7:36 AM
That is a nice picture. Why was I thinking RB was red?? I have a pov of it and I seem to remember red. Hmm.

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Sorrrrrrrry folks! Parks closed. The moose out front should have told you.

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 7:39 AM
Exactly why are you arguing over the height of Giant Drop? So what, he thinks it's 160 feet tall. Is it that big of a problem? Get over it. It's a ride, obviouly one of you are wrong, but does it really matter? No. It will be the same ride, even if it's 160 feet, or 227 feet.
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Thursday, June 20, 2002 9:26 AM

I'm going to go ahead an add my piece on this lil' matter here..

'Playa, your argument about "look at PKI's Drop Zone, it's 315' and only drops from 262'" is flawed. Drop Zone has an *enormous* "claw" that brings the riders to the top that accounts for a lot of footage. Also, the cap on DZ is a bit longer than GD's. Lastly, I believe PKI counts that long lightning rod at the top of DZ in it's height.

SFGAm's GD is 227' to the top of the circular rings on the Motor House (as said in the Training Manual). I'm going to guesstimate that the cap counts for about 22' and then the catchwagon (the thing that carries the cars to the top, with the cars numbers on them) account for about 5'. So roughly, I'd say you fall from about 200'.

One thing is for sure though, it's most certainly more than 160ft. :)

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Thursday, June 20, 2002 3:11 PM

CoastaPlaya said:

But you're forgetting the whole foreshortening thing I was talking about (objects farther away seem smaller). From the POV of the Sky Trek tower, Giant Drop is much closer than RB and therefore appears much taller.

Don't believe me? Click here for a park map.

Actually, From the Sky Trek Tower, the RB lift hill is actually closer than Giant Drop. I'm positive about this. Your link to the park map shows the same thing.

Not that the height of Giant Drop really means anything. We all know that taller doesn't really mean better.

In my opinion, the best Drop Tower is Hellevator which is about as short as they come. The short brake run on this ride makes it one of the most thrilling drops I've been on. Giant Drop would be second followed by Drop Zone and Power Tower.

Rides like PKI's Drop Zone are fun because of the height, but the brakes run over half the length of the ride which ends the actual freefall way too early(Again, my opinion).

I'm not sure why you had a bad impression of Giant Drop. I know that many times when I'm at a crowded park, it can really kill the mood and result in me not enjoying anything, including the rides, as much as I normally would.

Kyle


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Thursday, June 20, 2002 5:39 PM
yep Recess is correct, Raging Bulls first drop is alot closer to Sky Trek Tower than Giant Drop.

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Friday, June 21, 2002 9:07 AM

I didn't have a bad impression of Giant Drop--I just live 20 minutes from a taller ride, that's all.

Just because a ride isn't the greatest I've ever been on doesn't mean I don't like it. I just went on expecting the freakish intensity of a 1st gen Intamin freefall...which I didn't get. I'd still ride again provided I didn't have to stand in line for it. And frankly, I won't stand in line for any of the other freefalls either.

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 6/21/2002. ***

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Friday, June 21, 2002 11:51 AM
I agree with you about the lines for freefall rides, I don't think they are worth it at all. Ill wait a maximum of 2 minutes to get on those and thats all.

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Friday, June 21, 2002 12:13 PM

Cough Cough Ahem - new installment just posted - gotta link up top - click and enjoy.

Not to say you can't chat away about SFGAM here too...of course you can. It's just that I burned half my day off writing this one.

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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