TITAN vs. GOLIATH = Better Station, Queuing, & Ent

Friday, April 27, 2001 2:39 PM
I'm here to make a comparison between two nearly identical roller coasters that opened more than a year apart. Now we all know SFoT's Titan is longer than it's California model by 600 FT of track thanks to the additional pre-block helix. But now let's compare their queue line feel and ride entrances. Click on the links to look at pictures to compare, then share your opinion!


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LINKS TO PICTURES COMPARING QUEUE LINE ENTRANCES
•http://www.sfotcoasternet.com/titan/photos/openingday/openingdayimage29.jpg

•http://www.joyrides.com/sfmm/photos/goliath1.jpg

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LINKS TO PICTURES COMPARING RIDE STATIONS
•http://www.sfotcoasternet.com/titan/photos/openingday/openingdayimage11.jpg

•http://www.thrillride.com/goliath/station.gif

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Overall, I think Goliath is the better eye candy of the two. The tropical landscaping is gorgeous and it shades from the hot summer sun as well. And Titan's station is so bare and the roofing is like the cheap aluminum covering used on GhostRider's 'scream shielding tunnel'. But nothing beats walking through the giant letters of a ride to access the queue line ;)



*** This post was edited by kRaXLeRidAh on 4/27/2001. ***
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Friday, April 27, 2001 2:42 PM
How refreshing to not have a "which coaster is better" thread. Interesting stuff!
I agree, I LOVE Goliaths entrance.

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- Peabody
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Friday, April 27, 2001 3:17 PM
When they do the landscaping for titan i think the ride will be a whole lot better than Goliath

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Titan is going to rule the hypercoaster kingdom
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Friday, April 27, 2001 4:10 PM
Goliath had the cooler promotion, though: A trainload of Davids! How clever is that!

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Matt Lynch, who thinks that just might be the coolest thing Six Flags has ever done...
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Friday, April 27, 2001 6:02 PM

The Shy One said:
"Who cares about the station and que?! I just wanna ride it!!

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"I must not be a coaster enthusiast!
I actually look for the good things in parks & coasters.""



Many of us. For me, the station and queue is an integral part of the coaster experience.


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Don't touch the watch.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 6:18 PM

CoasterFreak11 said:
"When they do the landscaping for titan i think the ride will be a whole lot better than Goliath

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Titan is going to rule the hypercoaster kingdom"



They already DID FINISH the landscaping for Titan. There are a few cacti, tumble weeds, and some other desert like plants here and there. Landscaping would go with theming and that most usually opens along with a coaster. And it honestly doesn't look so good in my eyes. Titan's surroundings looks extremely dry. I guess that's what they were going for! The old west look? Who knows.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 6:23 PM
Goliath's queve may be better and the station but thats also because when Goliath opened it was the tallest coaster and the first coaster to open in the new millinium!
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Friday, April 27, 2001 6:26 PM
The line is supposed to be themed to the Big Bend area of Texas. I like the top of the station (painted like the Texas Flag)!

Also, a themed station and que do help, but to me it's not the most important part.

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"I must not be a coaster enthusiast!
I actually look for the good things in parks & coasters."
*WITPHMD*

*** This post was edited by The Shy One on 4/28/2001. ***
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Friday, April 27, 2001 6:29 PM
Totally Titan, what a station!

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Friday, April 27, 2001 8:49 PM
Goliath wins hands down. I can't believe that anyone would say otherwise. Titan's queue really looks like a bare-bones operation, while Goliath's theming is near Disney quality. Actually, compared to California Screamin', I'd say BETTER than Disney...
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Friday, April 27, 2001 9:13 PM
Yeah and it's also because TITAN jsut opened today!
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Friday, April 27, 2001 9:45 PM
I'm not going for looks necessarily, I'm going for the ride... Trust me, Titan ain't a one-trick pony either.

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.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
http://www.coasters2k.com
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Friday, April 27, 2001 11:13 PM
Dude, lose the bullet points cos they make your links 'unlinkable!'

I haven't ridden either, both look equally scrumptious to me.
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 7:46 AM

CONNER said:
"Goliath's queve may be better and the station but thats also because when Goliath opened it was the tallest coaster and the first coaster to open in the new millinium!"


1. Theming has nothing to do with breaking records. As far as I know, Deuling Dragons, the best themed coaster in the world broke no major records. Goliath has nice theming because that is the way SFMM planned. Titan doesn't because that is the way SFOT planned.

2. We are all aware that Goliath was the tallest coaster in the world when it opened. We don't need you to inform us of that one, buddy.

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Don't touch the watch.
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 8:56 AM
Sometimes I get the impression that people will bash ANYTHING to do with SFMM...
The question is about the theming. When you look at the two (an ancient Mayan Temple v. a wood and brick building) there really is no comprasion. One of the things that impressed me the most about Goliath was the high level of theming. MM may have issues with theming (like what exactly Goliath is doing in Colossus Country Fair? Why is there a Panda Express going into Baja Ridge?) but on a coaster to coaster basis, Goliath has some of the best theming I've ever seen on a coaster!
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 8:59 AM
Goliath has a better station, queuing, and entrance.

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"Riding High"

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Saturday, April 28, 2001 9:18 AM
Goliath has better theming but Titan will be the better ride. I will take the ride, you can have the theming.
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 11:46 AM
I perfer Goliath's que and theming, but SFOT has done a pretty good job with their's as well. Both coasters are really fun and powerful rides. The interesting thing is, Titan's upward helix doesn't bleed as much speed from the coaster as people may think, it still FLIES into the mid-course breaks with as much intensity as Goliath.

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"You are the weakest link...goodbye".
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 4:46 PM
And to think I'm on my way to ride Titan right after I finish this post. All this talk about helixes and bleeding only serves to further inhance my excitement.
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 8:50 PM
Rode Titan Friday and tonight and was not too aware of the theming. SFOT is going for a more west texas look to celebrate the 40th aniversay. I can say in a month it will be very hot in the Texas sun with no shade in the cue line. I f have found after my 2 rides it is much more intense at night anyway. This is really a coaster that rocks! It has a real appeal and everyone who has been on it loves it. I am hooked and so glad it is just down the street from my house. Maybe they will expand the cue line with more things. I think they were just trying to get Titan open quickly.
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