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.

coastin' since 1985

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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
rollergator's avatar ^ 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
SFoGswim's avatar How about a graph?:

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


Welcome back, red train, how was your ride?!
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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.
The Only Thing Worst Then Dieing, Is Living And Having Nothing Worth Dieing For.
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Monday, July 10, 2006 10:26 PM
SFoGswim's avatar The graph was just to show how ridiculous it's gotten recently. Looks like a gas price graph.
Welcome back, red train, how was your ride?!
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