Most ridiculous case of "running of the bulls": Behemoth

Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:25 PM
Has anybody seen this video clip of guests storming to Behemoth at Canada's Wonderland?

I have never seen such a case of hundreds of people head to a single ride in a park before and the park having "checkpoints" for crowd control haha. I know Cedar Point had it a lot with Millennium Force, but was it ever on this kind of scale?

This is just ridiculous! Anybody else ever participated in a running of the bulls?

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=Jyj9eGUPvN4

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Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:31 PM
I doubt this is anything unusual. I've experienced -- as in stuck in and almost trampled -- RoTBs at SFMM, Cedar Point, Kings Island, and Knotts.
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Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:35 PM
^Not to mention Six Flags Great America, Disney World (years ago, they "walk" you back now,) Universal, pretty much every park there is. This doubles for opening day of a new ride.
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Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:16 PM
All those people must be excited to finally have a coaster at CW that doesn't suck! ;)
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Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:32 AM
You forget Vortex. What a great ride. Until I ever get the chance to get on Big Bad Wolf (I'm guessing), this is my favorite suspended.
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Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:42 AM

kRaXLeRidAh said:


This is just ridiculous! Anybody else ever participated in a running of the bulls?


I participated in my first one 2 weeks ago at Great Adventure. It was nothing like that though. Maybe 100 people at the rope drop, most people went to El Toro, only about 10 or 12 ran to Kingda Ka. I went to Kingda Ka and got there after most of the others but still managed to get a walk on to the front row since people weren't going to the 2nd train.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 1:38 AM
Anyone notice the view you get with the new staggered seating? No where near as good as the 4-across standard seating. Did anyone ever find out the reasoning behind this? Is it just to lengthen the train or is there another, better reason?
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Sunday, April 27, 2008 3:06 AM

Ensign Smith said:
You forget Vortex. What a great ride. Until I ever get the chance to get on Big Bad Wolf (I'm guessing), this is my favorite suspended.

Vortex is the second best suspended IMHO.

The best by a long shot is Eagle Fortress at Everland. There's a shaky POV of it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Aw0rasWaLI&fmt=6

Big Bad Wolf for me doesn't figure.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 6:38 AM

Richard Bannister said:


The best by a long shot is Eagle Fortress at Everland. There's a shaky POV of it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Aw0rasWaLI&fmt=6

Big Bad Wolf for me doesn't figure.


I definitely agree. I just got to ride Eagle Fortress last week. I have not been on Vortex but here is my ranking:

Eagle Fortress

Top Gun (Flight Deck)

Big Bad Wolf

Ninja

Iron Dragon

The "running of the bulls" was happening everyday last year at Kings Island for Firehawk. Within 15 minutes of the park opening, the queue for the ride was full.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 7:17 AM
My favorite line in that whole clip.. "Why does it have to be so high??"
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Sunday, April 27, 2008 7:19 AM
I thought Italian Job was supposed to be a decent coaster... albeit a little small, but the effects (when working) made it a fun ride, and Wonderland's 3rd or 4th best coaster (behind Vortex, Canadian Mindbuster, and maybe Wildebeast) before Beheamoth came along.

All I know is that this year... if you thought other years were crowded during peek season, you haven't seen anything yet!

With no other competition in the area, this park will be THE thing to do this year, especially with the rising prices in everything else, it's a cheap alternative with a season-pass.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 10:23 AM
Evidently the guards at CW are not bonded police officers like at KI and CP.
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Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:04 PM

bucknut08 said:
Anyone notice the view you get with the new staggered seating? No where near as good as the 4-across standard seating. Did anyone ever find out the reasoning behind this? Is it just to lengthen the train or is there another, better reason?

The guy is holding camera on his lap, the view is much better with staggered seating. Also feels more open almost like a floorless.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:07 PM
I don't see how the view could be worse, it's not as if the seats are closer together, if anything they are farther apart.
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Sunday, April 27, 2008 3:39 PM
To me, the staggered seating giving a better view is a little counter intuitive but I believe you. The view from the camera made it seem like all you saw was the seat to the front-left of you.

Anyone know how the lengthening of the train added to the ride experience? Also, how was the loading/unloading, were people confused by the new seating?

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 4:09 PM
bucknut08, I'm sorry but I must disagree with you entirely.

http://www.cwmania.com/photos/displayimage.php?album=128&pos=53

The standard four juxtapose seating cannot compare. The two seats that are separate from one another (the back two of each car) have unobstructed views, "completely". The other two in the front of the car are side by side, and on the standard, there is a seat on your left, and your right. Now the view has been opened up and will add to the observer.

I wouldn't go by a POV that has very poor quality.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 5:29 PM
Thanks for the link to the pics. I hadn't seen the trains up close. After getting a better look, I'm tending to think it would give a great view, no matter where you sit. In fact the "back" seats might be a little more fun with the emptiness on both sides of you.

I guess I was picturing more of the mess of Deja Vu and couldn't figure out the logic of why they would try it again, albeit not suspended. Hopefully the coaster at KI is something like this, I wouldn't mind this new configuration to try out.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:25 PM
I always loved KI's aproach. At least it's aproach up to CF's purchase.

A rope, Security guard and A warning. PASS ME and YOU EXIT FOR THE DAY!

Everybody walked in a hurried walk but there was not TRAMPLING OF THE MASSES.

Now I see how this could be a logistical nightmare in some parks but I think it's the right was to do it.

Chuck, who was knocked over once at CP for a MF rush and I was going to Raptor! LOL.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 12:29 AM
It reminds me of the time I went to see the who in cincinati.
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Monday, April 28, 2008 5:48 AM

MDOmnis said:
All those people must be excited to finally have a coaster at CW that doesn't suck!

Haha! My thoughts exactly! ;)

I have seen many "running of the bulls" but I can't run well, so. I don't get caught up in that crap unless it's accidently.

I think one of the worst ones I have seen is Hypersonic, many years ago. People were literally getting trampled.

-Tina

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