Height Records List

Monday, July 10, 2006 3:59 PM
I started this on another forum but I think this is a better place for it. I'd like to see the list go further back, and I need some clarifications. I've decided to not include terrain coasters(like Bandit and Loch Ness Monster) because they contradict other claims. Only complete circuit coasters.

Height

1978-Gemini- 125' 4"
1981-American Eagle- 127'
1985-Mindbender(Galaxyland)- 145'
1987-Vortex(King's Island)- 148'
1988-Shockwave- 170'
1989-Magnum XL-200- 205'
1994-Desperado- 209'
1996- Fujiyama- 259' 2"
2000- Millenium Force- 310'
2000- Steel Dragon 2000- 318' 3"
2003- Top Thrill Dragster- 420'
2005- Kingda Ka- 456'

**Did Colossus open before Gemini? If so, it goes on the list at 125'
***Did Great American Scream Machine open before Magnum, if it did, it is included at 173'

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Monday, July 10, 2006 4:12 PM
yup, GASM opened slightly before magnum and held the record for a few weeks I believe then Magnum of course took the title.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 4:15 PM
I thought Mamba was built in 1995 and is 210 ft. Which would put it right between Desperado and Fujiyama according to your list. Someone help me out on this one I didn't know Mamba broke a record when it was Built.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 4:19 PM
^ Mamba opened in either 1998 or 1999.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 4:20 PM
Mamba opened in 1998 at 205'

But I do believe there is some coaster between Desperado and Fujiyama

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Monday, July 10, 2006 4:31 PM
This page may help you out. Disclaimer, it ain't mine. I bookmarked it a few years ago and see it's being kept up.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 4:52 PM
  • 1973 - G.A.S.M. (Over Georgia), 105'
  • 1976 - Screamin' Eagle, 110'
  • 1976 - Revolution, 113'
  • 1978 - Gemini / Colossus - 125'
    1981 - American Eagle, 127'
    1985 - Mindbender (Galaxyland), 145'
    1987 - Vortex (King's Island), 148'
    1988 - ShockWave, 170'
    1989 - Magnum XL-200, 205'
    1994 - Desperado, 209'
  • 1994 - Pepsi Max Big One, 213'
    1996 - Fujiyama, 259'
    2000 - Millennium Force, 310'
    2000 - Steel Dragon 2000, 318'
    2003 - Top Thrill Dragster, 420'
    2005 - Kingda Ka, 456'
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Monday, July 10, 2006 5:15 PM
Thanks for the help on Mamba it says 210 on WOF's site.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 5:31 PM
^ Ya, I'm sure. *rolls eyes*

http://www.worldsoffun.com/public/inside_park/rides/thrill_rides/mamba.cfm

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Monday, July 10, 2006 6:21 PM
HAHA I stand corrected again. WoW 0-2 today YaY me. Have a nice day Yall. *** Edited 7/10/2006 10:22:26 PM UTC by TonyBlackjack***
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Monday, July 10, 2006 6:24 PM
Gemini beats Colossus by a few inches and it opened just shortly after.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 6:37 PM
^ LOL, see, there IS a competition between SFMM and CP....and that was even *before* Goliath/MForce... :)

I wonder who will win? ;)

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Monday, July 10, 2006 8:45 PM
How about a graph?:

http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/1323/coastergraph6hy.gif

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Monday, July 10, 2006 8:55 PM
Not bad but I would add a dot on the line for each coaster and put the name of the coaster above the dot.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 10:26 PM
The graph was just to show how ridiculous it's gotten recently. Looks like a gas price graph.
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