Giant Coasters and Innovative Coasters

Wednesday, July 10, 2002 8:54 PM
The year 2000 produced many gigantic coasters from parks across the country. Millennium Force, Goliath, and Son of Beast being some of them. However, here in 2002 we find more innovative coaster designs. Intamin "Rocket Coaster", Arrow's 4D, etc.

Do you think that the reign of "giant coasters" has come to an end? Or will these coasters make a comeback?

Tommy Penner - Variable X
"You laugh because I'm different. I laugh because you're all the same!"

Thursday, July 11, 2002 4:02 AM
There will be more. Parks dished out some big bucks in 2000. I think that is why some of the newer rides this year were smaller. The X is a big coaster though and SFWOA is building a hyper now. They will keep getting bigger and better, maybe not as many at one time like in 2000, but they will continue to be built.

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Thursday, July 11, 2002 7:40 AM
I will say this in just a simple opinion, and I don't want any flames. The "innovative designs" of last year like Deja Vu and X , simply proved that you can't take rides too far. Deja Vu opened 4 months late and X opened like 7 months late. And they are currently still having problems, X having major, and Deja Vu still running, but not nearly as many problems as the SFGAm one is having. I think many designers will stay away from these types of rides until there is a solution for them not having so much down-time. I really want to see new kinds of inversions, and new kinds of other elements, rather than new kinds of trains and such. Don't get me wrong, X looks great and Deja Vu was a fun ride, but I think it turned out to be a lesson to designers to not go to far at least for the next few years, as the "Giant coasters" in 2000, besides SOB, had no problems whatsoever.

*** This post was edited by BRENTWOOD23 on 7/11/2002. ***


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