Kingda Ka

Saturday, May 21, 2005 12:17 AM
"Nothing like it in the world. It's the tallest and the fastest, bar none," says Larry Chickola

--CBS News

I was wondering if anyone else was upset by this new ride. I'm sure it's awesome... but the quote above I do not believe to be true. CP has one almost the exact same ride. They just increased some things just enough to break what CP had done.

I was wondering if anyone had been on both KK and TTD and could share with a comparison?

Anthony Tanner

Saturday, May 21, 2005 12:33 AM
While I have not yet ridden it, you are right. KK is almost a clone of TTD, but with greater height and the 129' bunny hill. The bunny hill has, reportedly, added some more airtime to the ride, this coming from reviews from media day riders. So, their claim isn't entirely accurate, but it is true that this isn't the exact same ride, so "technically" they are right. I just can't wait to ride it in 2 weeks (stupid job!).

"The examined life is no picnic", "but the unexamined life is a life not worth living"Robert Fulgham and The Golden Girls

Saturday, May 21, 2005 12:49 AM
Life's too short to get upset by something being beaten by a few feet or a park "losing" a record.

How about this: It's a good thing that we, the public, get another great ride like TTD and a whole new section of the country get's to enjoy it! And this is coming from somewhat of a CP fanboy...

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Saturday, May 21, 2005 1:38 AM
I don't see anything false or misleading about the quote. It is, in fact, the tallest and fastest coaster in the world and it is "one of a kind". There is no exact clone of it anywhere that I am aware of.
Saturday, May 21, 2005 1:47 AM
I am happy that the east coast now has a strata-coaster to ride so that many more people can experience it. However I just believe they should have been a little more creative with breaking the well as breaking it by more if they are going to bother.
Saturday, May 21, 2005 1:50 AM

CPCoasterKing said:

I was wondering if anyone else was upset by this new ride. I'm sure it's awesome...

If you're sure it's awesome then why would anyone be upset?

I won't be able to form an opinion until the park figures into my plans for summer 2006 but the quote is accurate.

Should anyone care that it's a taller, faster and bigger Dragster? I certainly wasn't upset to hear about Dragster going up in Cedar Point after riding Hypersonic XLC. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery -- and topping the original is usually a greater form of enjoyment.

Saturday, May 21, 2005 2:33 AM
And some people wonder why CP Fanboys get a bad rap...
Saturday, May 21, 2005 2:43 AM
What Techno said.

It is what it is. An SF park now holds the record.

My favorite MJ tune: "Billie Jean" which I have been listening to alot now. RIP MJ.


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