tallest/fastest through the years?

Tuesday, July 24, 2001 11:19 AM
Does anyone know or know where I could find stats as to what was the highest coaster from '89 when Magnum was the highest to now? each year.

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Go Full Force
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 12:04 PM
Tallest Continuous Circuit Coasters Over The Years

1989 ~ Magnum XL-200 (205 FT)

1994 ~ Desperado (209 FT)
1994 ~ Pepsi Max Big One(213 FT)

1996 ~ Fujiyama (259 FT)

2000 ~ Millennium Force (310 FT)
2000 ~ Steel Dragon 2000 (318 FT)
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 12:09 PM
i think thats it.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 12:33 PM
Don't forget the Steel Phantom. I think it was 1991. 225 foot drop! Man I miss that coaster!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:21 PM
Is it true that when Shockwave at SFGam was built (I believe in 88'?) it was the tallest for that year?

It amazes me how tall coasters have gotten in the last 15 years.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:35 PM
225ft on the SP/PR whatever, only constitutes for the "Longest Drop" category. This is talking about the tallest point on the ride as for most of the coasters its the lift hill. Sure if you add SP's lift hill height (160ft) plus its height above falt land, it works out to be 260 feet or around there.

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Beeman65
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:38 PM
I thought when Goliath debuted it was the tallest at 255'. Someone tell me if it wasn't.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:43 PM

Goliath has a drop of 255, but tops oput at 235
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:45 PM
okay, mybe SP wasn't the tallest, but it was the fastest.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:56 PM
in 97 superman was built and hasn't been beat in height or speed, 100MPH, and 410 feet high. but a coaster is going up in japan that does 107MPH.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 5:13 PM
Shockwave at SFGAm was the tallest, but not the fastest. It also was the first megalooper, too. It wasn't even the fastest at SFGAm (American Eagle goes 66, Shockwave goes 65. AE was fastest wood until 2000, it is now number four).

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Top 5:
1. Millenium Force
2. Batman: the Ride
3. Riddler's Revenge
4. GhostRider
5. Raging Bull
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 11:18 PM
According to the Discovery Channel show on CP, Gemini was the tallest when it was built in the late seventies.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 1:29 AM
Some of this may be wrong so please forgive me of the mistakes. I'm only going by memory.

1975 - Great American Scream Machine at SFoG (?)
1976 - Screamin' Eagle at SFStL (?)
1978 - Gemini at CP
1979 - The Beast at PKI
1981 - American Eagle at SFGAm
1988 - Shock Wave at SFGAm
1989 - Magnum XL-200 at CP - tallest and Great American Scream Machine at SFGAdv - tallest looper
1990 - Viper at SFMM - tallest looper, Texas Giant at SFoT - tallest wood
1991 - Mean Streak at CP - tallest wood and Fujiyama in Japan tallest steel
1992 - Rattler at SFFT (?)
1994 - Desperado at Buffalo Bill's tallest in America, Raptor at CP -tallest invert
1996 - Mantis - tallest stand up, Montu at BGT tallest invert
1997 - Chang at SFKK - tallest stand up, Alpengeist at BGW tallest invert
1998 - Superman: The Escape at SFMM
1999 - Riddler's Revenge at SFMM - tallest stand up
2000 - Son of Beast at PKI - tallest wood, Millennium Force at CP - tallest steel until Steel Dragon opened in Japan.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 4:55 AM
The Great American Scream Machine at SFGAdv opened as the tallest coaster in the world in 1989, until CP opened Magnum.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 5:39 AM
I also think PKI's Vortex opened as the world's tallest coaster and also the one with the most inversions, but was taken over by Shockwave in both categories the next year.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 9:35 AM
2001-Hypersonic:XLC, Tallest and fastest compressed air launch coaster. Also only continious circut coaster with 90° accent and 90° descent.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 9:44 AM
Bruce, it's not hard to be the tallest and fastest in a category where you are the SOLE member. If compressed air launch coasters get their own categery, how about a category for purple painted coasters? What's the tallest and fastest purple coaster?
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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 12:47 PM

JBKoasterKrazed said:
"okay, mybe SP wasn't the tallest, but it was the fastest."


That's correct, it was tied with Desperado for several years as the fastest coaster in the world.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 12:59 PM
wasnt gemeni at CP the tallest coaster for awhile?

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Wednesday, July 25, 2001 1:19 PM
Yea, but the author of this thread asked from the beginning year 1989...Gemini opened in 1978...
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