I'll go there to ride it, but it's gonna be a low capacity ride and the lines will probably be huge. Even if it's a continuous circuit, it still doesn't seem like it should'n get the world record, because it's really not a roller coaster, but rather a drop ride, or a shuttle like Superman. The debate about this is gonna be huge once it opens. They'll have to make a category for tallest Traditional Roller Coaster, meaning it has hills, and a train, versus a car and 1 big hill like Hypersonic. When I hear the descripton of this new ride, I think of a Freefall type thing, like the one at CP.
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*** This post was edited by robvia on 7/19/2001. ***
Ok, here is another dumb question... Isn't 120mph the limit to speed without protection? Doesn't it reach the velocity limit for a human without protection? I've heard this many places. So does this mean that it will also have a way of protection?
I find a 740-foot tall closed-circuit coaster to be well off in the future. Call me a naysayer (nay!), but I just don't see it happening.
What really interests me is the builder. So far, Morgan and Intamin have been willing to go 310' and above, but 740' is well more than double that. Of course, since part of the structure is already there (I suppose they'll be using the actual tower), the dynamics are completely changed.
yes what do you think race car drivers do they go what about 150mph probably more im not sure but its faster than that. and you cant say they are trained to go those speeds because their first time out going that speed they are still fine.