Titan opening day photos posted to SFoT Coasternet

Posted Friday, April 27, 2001 5:34 AM | Contributed by Jeremy Ross

After years of planning and months of construction, the new Titan roller coaster opened to the media and other guests on Thursday the April 26. The first rides were taken in the early morning, and SFoT CoasterNet has added 55 new photos from the day.

Titan opens to the public today.

Link: SFoT Coasternet

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Friday, April 27, 2001 5:54 AM
Great pics. I cant wait to ride it!!

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Dayuum, Your HOT!
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Friday, April 27, 2001 6:44 AM
Massive cool! What? No POV shots?
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Friday, April 27, 2001 7:14 AM
Only if I had that in my backyard...;)

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"Does anyone know what type of dog spot is?
A Cedar Pointer!"
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Friday, April 27, 2001 7:57 AM
Not a bad Goliath clone....why didn't it debut the same year as SFMM's?
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Friday, April 27, 2001 8:44 AM
Too bad it's NOT a Goliath clone obviously. If you knew anything about the ride you would know that it has an extra helix, that makes the ride MUCH more intense than the SFMM creation. So for all you uneducated people still saying it's a clone, it's NOT.

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.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 9:15 AM
Thanks, brandon! Don't you get tired of saying that? BTW that helix adds an extra 600 ft of track for you non-believers! I'll be there today, anyone else?

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clash of the TITAN, 2001!
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Friday, April 27, 2001 9:27 AM
Here is an article saying its 600ft longer.


http://www.star-telegram.com/news/doc/1047/1:HOMEPAGE1/1:HOMEPAGE10426101.html
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Army rangers lead the way
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Friday, April 27, 2001 9:29 AM
Pretty sweet deal for only $12 Million!

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How's Titan?
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Friday, April 27, 2001 10:40 AM
The part I think is just sweet is the catwalk to the Block brake. I love how it branches out from the lift hill stairs. I believe that is the first coaster I have ever seen with that feature. As an X ride op this is just cool. Plus it looks cool.

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BMCOASTER

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Friday, April 27, 2001 12:15 PM
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Friday, April 27, 2001 12:23 PM
Wow!! That pic from the bottom of the lift hill staring straight up to the peak makes this coaster seem really tall (well,...of course it is). But my point is that Titan's lift hill starts near ground level. The bottom of Goliath's lift starts 40 feet above the ground, thus making the climb to the top of Goliath not as impressive or scary as Titan's. Just an observation. I hope I get a ride on Titan soon to compare the two rides.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 1:21 PM
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Friday, April 27, 2001 1:25 PM
WOW!! I can't believe that one little word would get people so ticked off. OK, how bout this? Is it at least acceptable to say that Titan is based on the original design of Goliath? I mean, unless you are blind, THAT at least should be obvious. I love coasters of all kinds and don't mean to be insulting to anyone. Sure, Titan may even be a much better ride because of the IMPROVEMENTS, but the two rides are unmistakably from the same litter. LIGHTEN UP, GUYS!!!!
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Friday, April 27, 2001 1:45 PM
Mike E, I agree that Titan's design is based in part on Goliath's. It's so annoying when Texans try so hard to make Titan look so much more unique and original than it really is. That extra helix is what adds that extra 600 FT of track length and in part makes it a slightly better ride than Goliath. But all this ridiculous talk about it going 88 MPH and having a 260 FT drop or 66° drop is all bull because it was never confirmed officially at all.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 2:13 PM
There were minor wheel adjustments to Titan's trains that enable it to travel 2 to 3 mph faster than Goliath; therefore, it travels at 88 when fully loaded.

It's similar elements in similar order, and it is unique. The first helix is just as incredible as the second, and adds a lot to the ride.

And speaking of POV shots, the park kindly asked us not to bring cameras on the ride, and therfore I respected their decision. *** This post was edited by Jeremy Ross on 4/27/2001. ***
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Friday, April 27, 2001 2:28 PM
What can I say, Titan looks great!! Though it looks like Goliath and has some of the same features it's probrably just as awsome. Since Goliath was a big hit, I know Titan is also. With the extra helix on the ride, makes Titan even more exciting.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 6:25 PM
Jeremy,

Goliath already travels at speeds of 89 mph. However, the official top speed of both Titan and Goliath is 85 mph.

Wheels alone do not have the ability to change one's speeds; with an exception.

Kraxleridah, the first drop is 255' and is 61 degrees, just like Goliath. The only exception is that the apex has a smaller radius; therefore, it may look steeper but they're actually parallel.

Plus, *slightly* better? I think it would be much better than Goliath because the extra helix brings more g force moments!

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The Jet Coaster ROARS!
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 7:26 AM
Titan's first helix before the brakes truly rocks, not only is the upwards helix nearly as intense as the one towards the end, but it contains some of the best head chopping effects I've ever seen.
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 11:38 AM
Titan is truly a great rollercoaster! Just as is Goliath. Having now ridden both, I can say they are pretty much the same. Titan has an extra helix which gives some great pin-you-to-your-seat Gs, which the second helix just as powerful. They may not be clones, but they give almost the exact same ride, and both tie for my second favorite hypers right behind S:ROS! BTW, SFOT is looking great.

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"You are the weakest link...goodbye".
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