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

Monday, April 28, 2008 9:31 AM
Running of the bull? Can't beat the one at Tokyo Disneyland... Imagine running from the turnstile to say, Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom. Now, have an even bigger park and that's how the run to Pooh's Hunny Hunt felt! It was crazy, but the ride was worth it. What a unique and amazing dark ride...
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Monday, April 28, 2008 11:05 AM
To me, this didn't make that much sense with the seating. I think the B&M's with smaller trains is a smarter idea. You can fit more on a track, and you have less track to deal with.

I can't tell, but how do you get to the back row seats? The problem with Deja Vu is that you couldn't get to the other side unless you went by the seats that sit together. I can't tell whether or not you have to do that on this ride. The path for the back rows looks smaller than for the front.

Deja Vu makes totally sense of why they did that to me. The chickens go in the seats together with that thing in front of you so you have comfort from the "falling out feeling", and the other people don't.

In my opinion, it doesn't pay to get the first of it's kind roller coaster. In my opinion I think SFGAm got the flawed version, and this one looks awesome, and I think Goliath at SFOG is a wow coaster.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 11:45 AM
What's the mystery? They're essentially two row cars, and the queue is set up like that as well. It makes total sense to me, making two row cars only without obstructing anyone's view.

Longer trains mean you can change the dynamic of the hills too. Single-row B&M's require "sharper" hills that cause a lot less air time. Longer trains allow for the longer parabolic curves that the Intamin rides are known for.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 12:00 PM
Am I the only one who gets annoyed by people who criticize a coaster, that they have not even ridden?
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Monday, April 28, 2008 7:52 PM
The view has never been an issue for me. Personally, I think they should have four seats in both rows to double capacity. Now THAT would be a people eater.
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Monday, April 28, 2008 10:05 PM
OT: Are they requiring passports to cross back and forth via land (Ambassador Bridge) yet or can you still get in and out of Canaba with your license and birth certificate?
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Monday, April 28, 2008 11:16 PM

Swoosh said:
OT: Are they requiring passports to cross back and forth via land (Ambassador Bridge) yet or can you still get in and out of Canaba with your license and birth certificate?

Proof of citizenship is required, but a passport is not. Drivers License with Birth Certificate is accepted, so is a PR card. Passport is a must when flying though.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 11:36 PM
I hope that stays the case through MAN!A cause I would really like to swing up there after everything is done at the PO!NT
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Monday, April 28, 2008 11:58 PM
I have always found running to a particular coaster to be kind of rediculous. I always walk to the coaster just because i dont want to waste a bunch of energy especially on hot summer days.

I have been to countless parks where this is the case, Hershey was one that stood out, when stormrunner was a year old it still had a strong line early that day, i kinda scoped out the park as i walked to get an idea of where to go. However, without running i still got two rides within the first 45 minutes of being there. Same story with Griffon at Busch Gardens last year, i got on within the first 20 minutes even after they were having trouble with the ride.

My philosophy is stand in line and get a look at the coaster and what it does and let the anticipation build. I kinda like getting myself ready for a coaster and letting myself soak in the experience of a park a little bit by walking, even though obviously riding is on my mind.

Anyhow running just leads to a mess of people, and God only knows whos around you and what might happen if someone is ran over or hurt, then they miss out on the ride probably anyway, never got the point of it.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 12:01 AM

Jeff said:
Single-row B&M's require "sharper" hills that cause a lot less air time. Longer trains allow for the longer parabolic curves that the Intamin rides are known for.
Actually, there is only a restraint on the hills as the train gets longer--none as it gets shorter. If you're looking purely for floater airtime, the shorter the train the better. In fact, a single-car train would be the most optimal. In that case, the track could be a perfect parabola and that car could experience exactly zero G's for the entirety of the crest of the hill.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:12 AM
We stayed at Breaker's Express so we had the early entry, but I remember on day two seeing the people waiting in the bullpen across from Raptor who didn't have early entry.

I watched people running back to Maverick, which hadn't yet opened and man is that a heck of a long way to run, unless you're in really good shape.

So I found the Behemoth video amusing in one aspect. It's the line that someone utters about "Shouldn't we be at the top by now?"

That's how I tortured my little sister when we rode Steel Force in its inaugural season. It was our first hypercoaster, and it was a lot of fun antagonizing her as we ascended the lift that never seemed to end.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:48 AM
Another wow for Behemoth.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=QvYhvUyOhf8

With the main queue section already filled, this is easily the longest overflow (spilling out of the queue entry) line I've ever seen for any coaster.

Canada's Wonderland looks like it'll be having a great summer in terms of attendance.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 6:25 AM
Reminds me of Millennium Force back when it opened. For a while there the queue would end up running most of the Frontiertrail in addition to that massive 3.5 hour queue area (which they have since made shorter.)
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