Longest chian lift

Saturday, December 18, 2004 3:27 PM
I was just wondering what other people's longest lift hill experience was. As far as how long it took to get to the top of the hill. I have a tie, Millennium Force and Magnum XL-200, I thought took a long time, each of them seemed to take the same amout of time as well.

I would assume that the longest would have to be Steel Dragon 2000. Nitro, I assume would come in second. Just curious to see what other people think and have experienced.

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 3:38 PM
Are you talking about longest in time or longest in length? Loch Ness Monster at BGW seems to take forever to climb and it's not even that long of a lift or a steep angle of decent. *** Edited 12/18/2004 8:39:07 PM UTC by coasterguts***

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 3:44 PM
Magnum take as long as MF, what are you thinking? I think MStreak takes longer than MF. That thing whips you up the hill!
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 3:51 PM
The longest single lift hill time in my experience was Dragon Mountain at Marineland. It literally took 1 minute and 42 seconds to reach the top! The entire ride took about 3 and a half minutes, also my longest.

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 3:52 PM
Mamoosh's avatar What about the s-l-o-w crawl up Lazer's lift at Dorney?
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 3:53 PM
Yeah, that ranks up there too, but I didn't time that.

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 4:16 PM
Sounds like some of my RCT lifts. 1:44 up, 2:00 total ride time. The worst part is, people go on it! ANd my longest lift would have to be Maggie to answer that question. Staring out on that lake, thinking about weather or not I if flew out I land in there really freaks me out! *** Edited 12/18/2004 9:17:47 PM UTC by Fastball84***
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 4:26 PM
When I rode Beast, the first lift was going very slow. I think I read or heard somewhere though that they can change the speed based on the rides blocking for that moment. Is this true?
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 4:30 PM
I'd place my money on The Ultimate at Lightwater Valley - yawn isn't the word and you have to endure two lifts like that in the three hour, twelve minute ride ;)

-Jim

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 4:36 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Marimba - yes, Beast's second lift [and maybe first] varies in speed depending on the location of the train ahead of it.
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 4:48 PM
Invy's already mentioned it, but the winner of this - by a fair margin - is the Ultimate at Lightwater Valley, with a ride time approaching seven minutes, over five of which are spent on the two lift hills. It's not worth the wait either - the first half is an uninteresting series of hills, and the second half is quite possibly the most brutal track ever installed on a coaster, with sharp laterals brought upon by turns taken at more than 50MPH.

For those not familiar with it, there's some photos of the Ultimate on my site (linked below).


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Saturday, December 18, 2004 5:27 PM
I'm tremble just listening about it!
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 5:46 PM
I used to think Steel Phantom / Phantom's Revenge had a extra long trip (time wise) up the lift, but as Invy and Richard mentioned above, Ultimate's first and second lift easily take the cake IMO.

As far as the ride goes, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. I really dig unique rides and Ultimate was one of the most unique coasters I have ever ridden. Yea, it was violent during the second half but I thought it was great fun. This is coming from someone that usually doesn't care much for ultra-violent rides. I even liked the first half (GASP!)

-Sean

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 6:07 PM
Longest single lift has to be SD2K. That thing takes forever, and it takes two chains to do it. You do get a LONG time to look around, though :)
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Saturday, December 18, 2004 6:07 PM

dr_pepper_PhD said:

I would assume that the longest would have to be Steel Dragon 2000. Nitro, I assume would come in second. Just curious to see what other people think and have experienced.


Steel Dragon actually has its chain lift split up into two. I would assume that Titan/Goliath has the longest chain. Of course this also depends on its ascent angle, but I'm pretty sure... I'd bet Nitro's chain is nearly as long.

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 6:13 PM

Sean Flaharty said:
I even liked the first half (GASP!)

-Sean


Sean, you're just weird ;)

I loved the second half of the Ultimate - I just hated the time it took to get there!
I swear there were moments of twig-age after the second lift that saw me drop my hands down into that 'just in case I get whipped' position LOL

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 6:29 PM

Peabody said:
Longest single lift has to be SD2K. That thing takes forever, and it takes two chains to do it. You do get a LONG time to look around, though :)

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 6:56 PM
...and don't forget, Richard, that after the second lift hill on the Ultimate, you have a very slow crawl around a 90-degree bend, followed by a 50 metre-ish straight section that you travel along at about 1mph.

When the ride first opened, they had speakers up there exhorting the riders to "enjoy the view" - particularly during the numerous breakdowns. However, the huge OSTRs prevented you from turning your head to look at anything other than the headrest in front of you...

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Saturday, December 18, 2004 10:51 PM

Mamoosh said:
What about the s-l-o-w crawl up Lazer's lift at Dorney?

Not really slow at all once half the train is out of the station and you're clear of the station breaks. I did time it once, and I don't remember, but it's on the order of 30-40 seconds. (Which is a tad longer than the ride is from the time it leaves the lift to the time you get to the reduction brakes.. I've timed that, and it's almost always just shy of 30)

Dorney does have a long climb for Steel Force, though. The ride itself is about 3min, and about 1:00-1:05 is the lift.


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Sunday, December 19, 2004 10:54 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Cameraman, we are not talking about the phyically longest length of the chain used, we are talking about lift times / durations.

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