According to tonight's episode of "Inside Edition," Tatsu is the biggest, tallest coaster in the world. Ok. They showed the reporter riding and she said it opens on Saturday. Doesn't anyone fact check this stuff?
The only reason I find stuff like that troubling is it makes me wonder what else the folks are getting wrong on TV. Not that I expect anything especially factual from Inside Edition but it just makes you wonder about what they're getting wrong when it comes to harder news stories.
I believe she also claimed she was 263 ft. high when she was at the top of lift which isn't exactly what she meant, I don't think. But whateva.
The reason why it was reported as "the tallest and fastest coaster in the world" is because Paul Reuben was being interviewed live and that statement came out of his mouth -- then when he was asked afterwards, "Isn't the Kingda Ka the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world?" He immediately responded, "Tatsu is the tallest and fastest of the Flying coasters."
Impuls-ive, unfortunately I didn't know you were being sarcastic. There's a lot of members names to keep track of on here, and so I didn't remember you as the sarcastic prick, but anyway...
When we did the Batwing media preview, every member of the press got a press kit. I would assume that kit included all the facts of the ride so they get it right. All the producer (or the reporter) of the segment for Tatsu would've had to do was actually read their press kit to establish that it's the world's tallest "flying" coaster. Obviously, the very short segment showed the reproter riding a flying coaster, but they kept teasing it as the world's tallest, fastest (?) coaster without showing it.
When my sister told me that Inside Edition was featuring the world's tallest coaster, I'm thinking "Is there something I missed this year?":)
Honestly, not everyone in ACE is "bad" (my best friend belongs). But there are the stereotypes of the grumpy, everything thing is wrong mentality, overweight, has way too many patches, "I'm owed ERT with the brakes off", knows every single statistic etc., etc. that are unfortunately true sometimes.