Yeah, at 108ft. I'm not even sure if it is a mega coaster. Mega coaster is 120ft. 199ft. right? But still either way that coaster looks amazing. The airtime on that looks really intense, I want one. I really wish Sea World Orlando would get a slightly larger version of this instead of a boring flyer.
I don't want to talk about it. I was supposed to be in Singapore this week on business, and I was going to get a 36 hour layover in Tokyo to go ride this and spend a day at DisneySea. The trip got cancelled at the last minute... I'm more than a little bitter.
Cool - Intamin seems to learn with every new ride they build. While I'm not entirely certain about whipping into this intense turnaround right after the first drop, they really went beyond themselves in terms of twisting airtime hills this time- my favourite element of theirs on many rides that were built earlier. Hills 4-6 are probably going to feel f/&*?=§$% amazing the way they zig-zag around (somehow reminds me of skiing for some reason). Bravo Intamin! :) (About the Mega - I think the word hyper is simply out of fashion right now. ;)) *** Edited 3/8/2008 6:05:46 PM UTC by superman***
Who knew the next "experience" in coasters would just be a reinvention of what they were doing 25 years ago ...
Pretty cool looking, hope they continue to build more of these. I agree that it looks like skiing ... I'd love to see that motion completely simulated on a coaster. Couldn't be real exaggerated, but just a subtle "edge-to-edge" twisting on the way down a hill would be a pretty cool feeling IMHO.
Some things contributing to the pricetag: On water, in Japan (earthquake-proofing), time value of money, currency exchange rates. It's easy to *try* and compare apples to apples, but there are alot of variables to consider.