Howdy All. I am a huge fan of Great Bear at Hershey Park. I recently rode Talon at Dorney park. The are both VERY similar. Same train design, same look, and same kind of ride, but here is my question. Why Does Great Bear have that imtimidating ROAR while Talon is fairly quiet?
Well to be honest Gary I think you feel that way because you experienced the roar first. Perhaps if you'd ridden Talon first you might feel Great Bear's roar is an unnecessary nuisance or distraction! lol
Yes...ridden both Talon and Great Bear as well as many, many other rides from the same manufacturer [B&M], some of which have the distinctive roar and some who do not. Honestly when riding I never notice the roar or lack there-of. I only notice it when I'm standing near by.
Sometimes the quietness of a ride in fact adds a lot to its atmosphere - such as on Black Mamba, which is practically inaudible unless the train passes by right in front of you. Adds a lot to the mysteriousness.
Sometimes the roaring sound of a coaster can also be a really nice shiver-inducing thing as well though. I guess it all depends.