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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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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