It took decades to break the 200 ft. barrier, it took over another decade to break the 300 ft. barrier, but all of a sudden the height records are being broken left and right. In 2000, 4 height records were broken: SOB for wood, Goliath, then MF, then SD2000. Now, only 3 years later, here we are, up another 100+ feet. But the question is, will this one hold for a while for both height and speed?
Some people consider Superman:The Escape at SFMM a coaster and it's 400+ feet tall. That was put up in 1997 even before the Millennium Force was put up. I think TTD will never be topped b/c it has had so many problems with the launch system and a chain life coaster will cost too much for most parks to afford.
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I think Deja Vu will continue to hold the record for most down time... ;) Honestly, I hope not long. Yes, it's fast, and yes, it's tall, but please someone in Vegas..... you have the money. Build a wonderful, tall, long Intamin Hyper/Giga/Whatever to wrap around your casino. I would be honored to visit your fine establishment. :) ------------------ Hair Metal? I think not. - Click it, or lose it. ;)
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Well, seeing how there are only 2 coasters besides TTD that are even over 300 feet, I think it'll be a while before we see another 400 footer. Either that or the giga coaster will be passed up, and everybody will make stratas. My guess is TTD will hold the records for 5 years. ------------------ CP 2K3: 8
So thefore Big D, Impulse Coasters (like V2) and DejaVu aren't roller coasters, they are thrill rides because they aren't full circuts either. It's not just MM that considers STE a Roller Coaster, any database site considers that a Roller Coaster. Another type is Shuttle Loops. They aren't full circut and they are considered roller coasters.
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I didnt say its not a coaster because its not a complete circuit. I said it because it doesnt have any elements. Its just like any of the first generation drop rides...And no those are not considered coasters so why should S:TE be considered a coaster, Just because its tall?. Something that rolls on a track doesnt exactly mean its a coaster.
But, thats my opinion...I'm done.
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I think it will last till something bigger comes along;)
c'mon, someone else on here had to be thinking the same thing. But seriously, When MM or CP or some other park wants to blow a few mill and build one, they will. Heck, it only took CP like 2 years to go another 100 ft. in the air, and that's probably cause of Steel Dragon. If a Park has the $$$ and wants a record, it will happen as soon as both the park and the man. come together. Could be next year, could be 10 years, there's not really any way to gauge.
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Ah, the CP vs. SFMM rivalry on this website got quiet for a while...is it coming back? I hope not. The main reason why I don't like Superman holding the record is because even though the tower is 415 ft. tall, the car doesn't ever go that high. It varies every time it launches, so there's no way to determine a definite drop height. There. *** This post was edited by Bakeman 6/12/2003 5:42:46 PM *** *** This post was edited by Bakeman 6/13/2003 4:08:59 AM ***
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Hopes and dreams, I know. :)
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I think the record will last at least 3 more years, but who knows...
And with the STE debate, I find it funny that SFMM calls it a coaster, and Intamin called it a coaster... ...BUT, Goliath was the tallest and fastest coaster on earth when it opened. What does that say?