what is the greatest style of layouts? the power of the beast, Terrain like Boulder dash, the out and back goodness of ST, The Force's overbanked gigatwister (kinda), the convoluted joker's jinx, or the trilogy ride of SD 2000
layout only, nothing having to do with SD2000's horrible trains
(Those were examples, if it isnt one of those, say so, or even describe your own layout.
Once people get over the trains, (Intamin had to spoil us...) they should realize that SD2000 has the PERFECT layout for a giga. Simply put, it has everything. 3 MONSTROUS hills, including a great curving drop, an inclined helicie section followed by a fast, low broad turn through the supports, steep, jolting midcourse drop, and can you say 8 camelbacks? I know I can...
Plus, IN MY OPINION, the 1:45 lift hill ALONE puts it high above Millennium Force.
I think Raging Bull has a great layout, combining speed and twisting in and out of its structure. Being a B&M with those open-sided trains and seats that lift your feet off the ground makes it even better. Put the drop at least 75 feet higher and the angle of decent a bit steeper, as well as making it longer by enlarging every aspect of the BuLL. And I would have to say that this ride would have to rival SD2000 & Millennium Force.
I personally think that Apollo's Chariot ans S:ROS have the best layouts of any coasters that I have ever ridden. Apollo features some extreme positive g's, something rare on most B&M's, and S:ROS(the SFA one) is, well, Superman, plus the pitch black setting at night.
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Although people may not like the coaster, I think Outer Limits has an amazing layout. You just gotta love it. Dueling Dragons has apretty darn sweet layout too. For wood, the Mean Streak has a layout that looks good, but doesn't ride well. I gotta go with the goodness of 10+ airtime producing drops of Shivering Timbers plus two amazing lateral turns.