I have a feeling that the next coaster to top 300 ft will be the Japanese Thrust Air scheduled to open this year. Stan Checkets said it will go 107 mph. I have a feeling that it might just go around 300 feet at that speed! Oh how I am counting the days till my fall tour which will take me to Japan for 2 weeks!
On Thrillride! Someone from my homeland said that his Dad runs Wonderland and told him that He's just put in plans for a 310ft Gigacoaster. It's to be named Zeus and in a new themed area called 'The Land Up in The Sky' or something like that.
I must admit I'm skeptical about this one, it'd be very expensive, what with our Hunchback versus your Greenback :( and planning permission. The tallest ride in the park is a 210ft Intamin Giant Drop, a Giga would dwarf that. The GD is a '95 1st Gen. 3 Car model that never has all three cars running at the same time & cost A$10 million. Well, GD by Intamin = Intamin Giga aka a MF clone or similar. That would be sweet. :)
------------- Home Park - Wonderland Sydney, Australia, featuring; 1) The Demon - 1988 Vekoma Boomerang 2) The Bush Beast - 1985 KEC Woodie (Clone of PKD's Grizzly) 3) Beastie - 1985 KEC Junior Woodie 4) More steel coasters please!!! Preferably a B&M Masterpiece!
*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 3/16/2001. ***
The best place for the next giga coaster is gotta to be off the Rock Of Gibraltar. This rock has tunnels within it which could be utilised. B&M get down to the rock and see what you could do with a height of over 500ft tall.
A park i think has a great chance of getting a giga coaster would be pki. They have plenty of land. They didn't spend very much money on reptar rollercoasters so that would mean they would have close to 2 years worth of money. That would leave them with plenty of land and money which is the perfect breeding grounds for a giga
HAs anyone have the New DVD roller coaster Thrills. In the bonus stuff, an interviewer asks a IOA person if they are having any big plans in the future and the IOA guy says, I can't tell you but it is BIG!! I also saw some photos of IOA and there is two areas that have broken ground! Maybe...
------------- Best Steel 1.) Millennium Force - CP 2.) Medusa - SFMW 3.) Dueling Dragons (Ice) - IOA 4.) Dueling Dragons (Fire) - IOA 5.) The Incredible Hulk - IOA
knotts could get one since they havent added a coaster for a while and they are selling wj. they have like 3 years of money and they sold a ride. they should easily have enough with their attendence figures. did u know that they get a lot more people in their park then sfmm. i can see a major addition in 2003!