It is remoured my home park is considering an Intamin Hypercoaster. Can anyone define what this is, ie Height, Length etc. Do they generally have inversions? What are some examples of Intamin hypercoasters? Thanks, much appriecated.
------------- Home Park: Wonderland Sydney, Australia
Taipan said: "With a 200+ft drop as well. They usually don't have inversions & feature lots of airtime. track length is 5000+ft.
200ft drop is incorrect. Look at the first hyper coaster and get the definition from it. Magnum's drop is 194.8ft.
A hyper coaster is 200ft or more. The drop can be any length. As for loops, there used to be a rule that a coaster couldn't be a hyper if it had loops (heard it on a coaster special) but I am not sure.
1-99 ft-Coaster 100-199 ft-Mega Coaster/Junior Hyper ie. Steel Eel 100-199 ft (with loops)-Mega Looper 200-299 ft-Hyper Coaster 200-299 ft (with loops)-Hyper Looper 300-399 ft-Giga Coaster
All of them are different, so the category Hyper Coaster is different than the Hyper Looper category.
And by the way, all these terms are just made up for marketing. For me, they just make classifying coasters easier. ------------- There are currently 11 coasters with the name Batman, 8 with the name Superman and 22 with the name Boomerang. Batman and Superman: The Ultimate Chiller Knight Flight Krypton Escape Ride.
*** This post was edited by PT300 on 5/8/2001. ***
Dawg Byte-It is nothing official, its just what I call it :). Oh, I also edited my post and put Jr. Hyper. ------------- There are currently 11 coasters with the name Batman, 8 with the name Superman and 22 with the name Boomerang. Batman and Superman: The Ultimate Chiller Knight Flight Krypton Escape Ride.