CW new coaster for 08.

Friday, October 5, 2007 10:43 AM
I thought people might like a small update on the construction of Behemoth:

Storage/Transfer Track in place, along with brake run, turnaround and station track pieces:

Uprights have already placed inside Italian Job's footprint:

The base of the lift and the drive motor are in place:

Overall construction is moving along at a very fast pace, obviously taking advantage of the excellent weather so far this fall to get things done before Winter comes. Will keep everyone posted, or you can check out for pics uploaded alomst daily.

Sunday, October 7, 2007 4:26 PM
I've always loved this color scheme. Very eye catching.
Sunday, March 16, 2008 5:50 PM
Behemoth is now testing and looks good.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 6:39 PM
eightdotthree's avatar I hope those trims don't grab on the return trip! Out and back portion looks really awesome, will have to wait and see about everything after the trim.
Sunday, March 16, 2008 8:14 PM
Jeff's avatar Holy crap does that move, and it's even cold. Perhaps this will be the year I finally get up there.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008 10:04 PM
crazy horse's avatar One word.....WOW!!!!

what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Sunday, March 16, 2008 10:56 PM
matt.'s avatar Holy cow. If they really run this thing at that speed then I am suddenly 10 times more interested in this coaster. Not that I wasn't before. Just wow. Even really speedy coasters tend to look slow from the ground, this thing is bookin'!
Sunday, March 16, 2008 11:01 PM
WildStangAlex's avatar I can't wait to ride this!

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell

Monday, March 17, 2008 1:26 AM
Prolly are using different wheels...remember when Tatsu hauled through its course during testing?
Monday, March 17, 2008 4:36 AM
I think it looks great - of course there are similarities between this seating arrangement and that of the Vus, but there is a decisive difference in that there are no metal elements that isolate the riders visually. I think this setup will definitely increase the perceived liberty of the riders and make the rides seem much more scary and "front row"-like for everyone.

What I find much more critical is the sequence of straight airtime hills that I am afraid could get somewhat boring.
I do wonder why they don't do twisty hills a la Nitro anymore.
- not even a decent S-curve...

But who would complain against a new smooth B&M!

*** Edited 3/17/2008 10:29:51 PM UTC by superman***

airtime for everyone
Monday, March 17, 2008 1:28 PM
I have been looking forward to this ride all along. heck, I still have one of the wallpapers on my desktop.

Yes, it looks like it is running well for testing. Goliath at SFOG restored my faith in B&M Hypers. I love Apollo's Chariot. But was disappointed with Raging Bull & Silver Star. I have yet to ride Nitro. Will be stopping there on our honeymoon. We are hitting La Ronde and CW as well.

The trains look cool. But I don't like the back seats being that far apart. Sure there are a lot of people that ride by themselves. But if you have a riding partner and want to ride back seat, you will be separated.

I agree with whoever posted comment about the B&M loopers not having many trims. Take a ride like Kumba, whcih is an insane ride, has none except for the MCBB.

I am hoping this ride lives up to the hype.

Monday, March 17, 2008 2:17 PM
so - I must correct myself, there is something like an s-curve between the two helixes (it's more obvious in the fly-around movie)
The new seating arrangement seems also to affect the train length. I think the train design they used previously must have about double the rider capacity per meter.

*** Edited 3/18/2008 2:47:37 AM UTC by superman***

airtime for everyone
Monday, March 17, 2008 6:33 PM
Actually no, a Behemoth train will hold 32 riders just like the other B and M hyper trains. The back to seats are flared out to the side behind the others making it longer, but it holds the same number of people, and with three trains will have excellent capacity.

I took a tour of the construction site with CW Mania, and it's incredible. The park is building a whole new midway on that side of the park, behind Sledgehammer. The area will feature not only the entrance to Behemoth, there will also be new entrances to Backlot Stunt Coaster (IJ) and Orbiter.

They have built indivdual 8ft letters spelling out Behemoth. Each will be on a post 15ft high in a semi circle around the back of the new plaza and entrance to the ride. It's going to look amazing once it's done.

Monday, March 17, 2008 8:20 PM
He said capacity per meter, not total capacity of the train. And don't the old ones hold 36, not 32?
Monday, March 17, 2008 9:46 PM
Kev, yes... The "Mega Coasters" I checked, just Bull and Nitro do seat 36
Monday, March 17, 2008 10:34 PM

They have built indivdual 8ft letters spelling out Behemoth. Each will be on a post 15ft high in a semi circle around the back of the new plaza and entrance to the ride. It's going to look amazing once it's done.

Oh they're definitely not taking any ideas from Goliath cause well.. I was worried it seemed a little like Goliath.. and that sounds NOTHING like Goliath :P

Sounds cool though anyway.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 4:04 PM
CoasterDiscern's avatar I'm trying to visualize the ride in my head with regards to the airtime hills. The drop, huge airtime hill and then the hair pin turn. Seems perfect almost. Then, three more air time hills.

Now I will ask you all this, does el toro have too much airtime in its ride?

Superman SFNE

I have heard that Goliath La Ronde has way to many hills, and I will agree. Behemoth has "4" monster hills and in my opinion a beautiful downward helix, an upward exit and then I final bunny hop.

My issue with the ride comes after the hair pin turn and is directed specifically at the last monster air time hill. The last one might just be a little much before the MDCB.

Now, on a totally different level, take a look at the very back seat on the train as it descends down the first drop. The last two cars on the train are still in their upward position on the lift, and then they get yanked over the drop. This is some serious ejector time, and will be one hell of a pull over the top.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008 5:12 PM
yes - the new train structure seems to emphasise the difference in forces between the different parts of the train.
It might be a good decision as people may want to ride it more often this way to get all the different sensations.
airtime for everyone

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