How long is the vertical drop on Hypersonic?

Wednesday, April 4, 2001 6:28 AM
From looking at the pictures, the pullout on Hypersonic looks like it starts almost immediately at the top of the hill. I know they reprofiled it from the prototype, but...but WHY? I'm interested in knowing if it actually has a significant vertical descent before it starts the pullout, since pictures can be deceiving. Right now, I think it looks like maybe 10-15 feet of vertical drop before it starts to level. Is there more? 40, 50?

Wednesday, April 4, 2001 6:32 AM
It's not much. I think it has to do with the plot of land Hypersonic was built on. The pullout and turnaround are at the same height, over the midway so people can walk under and around.

Anyone know anything to the contrary? I wondered why to, but when I was there it looked like it was just to accomidate the midway, people, and small structures that they would have had to move or re-route had the prototype's original layout been used.

- Peabody
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 7:34 AM
After visiting on opening weekend, I figured out why the curve was put in too. Not only for ride experience, but for the skycoaster. Local rumor has it that if timed perfectly, a skycoaster rider would only be about 8' away from a passing H:XLC train.

Scott W. Short
Thursday, April 5, 2001 5:58 PM
The vertical drop is 133 feet.

Sorry about the first post that said 2nd drop - d'oh.. I was thinking about PR :D

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*** This post was edited by The Jet Coaster on 4/6/2001. ***

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