kRaXLeRidAh said: According to their press release, Dominator has the tallest roller coaster loop. Magic Mountain's Viper first loop is taller at 144-feet.
Viper's loop is higher, but Dominators is taller.
The first loop on both coasters begin at ground level and their tallest points are 144-feet and 135-feet respectively. If Viper's first loop were to be entered from an elevation of 100-feet above ground, then it definitely would just be higher. Sure, it has a much, much smaller radius than Dominator's, but Kings Dominion should have noted Dominator's is the largest roller coaster loop. Viper's definitely taller. :) ;)
Amnesiac said: They should have renamed it "Dominionator."
Maybe it's just my twisted mind, but I always thought "Dominator" had a slight double entendre feel to it. You know, Batman wears black leather and a codpiece, and so forth. It somehow seemed to fit with the rebranding of Superman as Steel Venom.
All I have to say is I am extrememly jealous of KD cause Dominator is right up there with my fav coasters. I wish KI had gotten it and MA could have had X-Flight. One of my fondest memories was CoasterEXT '05 when we got stuck on the lift for 20 minutes. Some of the most fun 20 minutes EVER! :) I'm glad Dominator going to be taken care of and appreciated for the coaster it is, KD is a lucky ducky! :)
Vater said: It's a hell of a lot better than 'Hurler' and the Wayne's World theme.
Agreed. Paramount was "paramount" in non-theming the parks and just slapping cheesy, short-lasting movie names on everything. However, Cedar Fair gets a 0 out of 10 on theming attempts with a few rare exceptions. They have the most generic names for the rides on the market. Hopefully they will at least landscape the parking lot, make the loading station match the international theme and build another berm since this ride is outside the berm.
I thought we had agreed that S:KC has a larger loop (diameter-wise)? The press release Duane has up for S:KC has the loop at 114', but having JUST been on the ride, there's simply NO way that is true, since the hang-time seems to last *forever*. My thought is that the press release has a common typo where the stats SHOULD have read 144' instead of 114'. A 24' height difference between the top of the loop and the highest point at 168' makes sense to me.
I have decided at long last that I prefer BKF's ride to that delivered by S:KC, but it's kinda like the Shockwave/Mindebnder argument. One has the superior RIDE, the other has a superior SETTING. ;)
^We discussed this a while back, but this is the internet, not everyone agreed--even though I got the information straight from Bob Mampe of B&M. The press release was in error. If I remember correctly the numbers were transposed and the actual height of the loop should have read 141 feet.
Anyone who has ridden Superman Krypton Coaster or even looked at photos of it should realize the loop has to be bigger than 114 feet.
^LOL, a transposition makes sense. I was thinking of the *other* error where the '1' got doubled instead of the '4'. Either way, the hangtime would have been QUITE minimal had the loop been 27'-30' smaller. It was as long-lasting as I remembered....and *delicious*... :)
P.S. Anytime "everyone" agrees....probably there's something wrong in the logic. We in that context meant "almost all reasonable people" ;) :)
P.P.S. Since I get to have some fun here too - from the clifftop tour, I could CLEARLY see that the Man of Steel was indeed wearing his Tim Tebow underoos...LOL!
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