Sunday, March 25, 2001 12:04 PM
I was in Canada this weekend, and I picked up a brochure for Marineland, in Niagara Falls. The brochure states that Dragon Mountain is the "largest steel roller coaster in the world." Their web site also says the same thing (www.marinelandcanada.com). Now, when it was built, I don't have a hard time believing that. It's a 183' high, 5500' long Arrow looper, built in 1983. It may have even held the record until Magnum, but I'm not sure....anyway, they still advertise it as the world's largest. Isn't this blatant false advertising? It's not the longest, tallest, steepest, fastest, most inversions, NOTHING. As far as I can tell it holds no records whatsoever. Why can they still put this on their advertising?
Sunday, March 25, 2001 12:14 PM
Largest is a term that is pretty much up for grabs. You can't really define it, so marine land is using it. good for them, I say.
Don't touch the watch.
Sunday, March 25, 2001 1:12 PM
I rode dragon mountain and I loved it. It had many a suprise and it was really long, and there was no one in line.
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Sunday, March 25, 2001 2:39 PM
well, lets not forget the other false advertisement
"Everyone Loves.... Marineland!
but believe it or not, it is in the top 10 for longest steel coasters in the world...
- Opening Soon
Sunday, March 25, 2001 3:45 PM
I don't have the figures available to me. But see if you can track down the acreage
of the ride. Dragon Mountain is absolutely huge
when you consider the total land area, even though it's no where near the longest or tallest.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Sunday, March 25, 2001 6:20 PM
LOL SFDL-Dude! That was great! I can't stand those commercials!!!!!
Welcome Back Raptor Riders how was your ride?
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:20 AM
I rode Dragon Mountain a couple of years ago,I loved it.maybe they mean the largest in Canada.
Long live the Phantom!
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:47 AM
I would imagine that large would refer to the surface area of the coaster. (Think back to geometry guys).
What is life with out coasters, geniuses, and/or SFA
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:52 AM
Everyone loves false advertisement. Magic Mountain still claims that Viper is the largest looping coaster in the world. That title was taken away from that ride quite some time ago, I believe.
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:59 AM
Maybe they mean the World of Canada. Eh?
My name is Jason, and I'm addicted to coasters.
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 11:18 AM
Actually, in some ads... they do refer to Marineland's Dragon Mountain as the largest steel coaster in Canada, as opposed to the largest steel coaster in the world.
The fact that Marineland still claims the fame of largest steel coaster in the world is due that they haven't bothered to update their site since either 1998 or 1999... and back then... I think it was very close to the largest steel looping coaster in the world.
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 11:43 AM
SFMM claims Viper as the tallest looping coaster in the World(even though I think that's still flase ). Steel Phantmom hield the title until it's loops were taken out so I guess Viper has regained it's title.
Steel phantom 165 first drop second drop that led into loop area was 225 feet
Viper 188 feet tall 171 foot drop 140 something foot high first loop.
Far as I know no other coasters had or have drops or loops as high as SP or Viper and I don't want to hear about S:KC having a 168 foot tall loop b/c that's impossible with the lift topping out at 170' and no launch
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 12:12 PM
Actually, at this link http://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/rides/viper.cfm
, they claim that it is the largest, not the tallest! You could take it either way, but I think it's pretty deceitful! Oh well, still a good ride.
Tuesday, March 27, 2001 12:23 PM
Just checked the link and it's does say big as day the largest looping rollercoaster in the world. I also looked on the site with Dragon mountain and it also said the same exact thing.
I thought there were laws against false advertisment?
*** This post was edited by rob4420 on 3/27/2001. ***