I'm curious how discussions evolved from 'we need a cookie-cutter flyer' to 'lets throw out the standard layout and place the flyer on the top of Magic's mountain.' Because of that decision I think its the best coaster in the park, the best flyer ever built; at least until Sea World comes up with something better.
If a park (like Kenneywood) has the patience to have the terrain determine a coaster's layout, these rides tend to be some of the best out there. And I hope we will soon see the end of the parking-lot coaster. *** Edited 2/24/2008 3:30:45 AM UTC by rc-madness***
Long live the Big Bad Wolf
Still a fun ride tho ;)
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Tatsu, as great as it is, isn't much of a terrain flyer. You're never close to the ground. And other than the bottom of the pretzel loop being below station-level the rest of the ride could easily be built on a flat plot of land.
The ride was never advertised as a "terrain" flyer. Enthusiasts assumed it when the park announced it would "fly over mountainous" terrain -- which it does.
Tatsu would not be the amazing ride it is if it were like every other flyer that spent majority of the time coming closed to the ground. What really separates the ride from the other flyers is how high up off the ground you (amazing views) are when you're doing those aerial acrobatics.
Still a fun ride though
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
Back to Tatsu though. The last time I was at MM it wasn't finished being built yet. So I would love to get there, and give it a go, as well as the newish X.
Yeah, I think that was the gift the Burke regime gave SFMM before leaving. Tatsu is plain amazing, and that is still an understatement, its the only coaster besides X you will ever see with a line.
That's funny. I'm glad I didn't waste time of my life to go on Goliath. I wish. Riddler also had a line, and this was dead time. I don't know about Deja Vu because it wasn't open.
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