I'm almost positive that it's B:KF/Dominator.
And I'm almost positive it's Superman Krypton-- somewhere in the 140-150 foot range. BTW RCDB has it at 114 feet--definately wrong.
Um, last time I looked, RCDB is rarely wrong, except on new installations. Perhaps for once in your life, it's you that's wrong, hmm? Nah, couldn't be that.
Having worked for SFWoA, while Batman was under construction it had the largest loop, and we probably would have used that fact in our advertising, if it weren't for the fact that Superman: Krypton Coaster was going to open before our's in 2000. *** Edited 12/17/2004 4:17:25 PM UTC by Fun***
It is my honest opinion that RCDB is indeed incorrect and SKC holds the record, with a loop somewhere in the 140-150 ft range. I have come to this conclusion after riding both, and observing them complete the inversion many times.
SKC falls from a height of 168 ft, while Dominator falls from 148 Ft. The loop is the first inversion on both rides, so both are at their fastest speed before entering the element. Dominator definitely has a higher speed through the loop, and is more intense. The only way I can explain this is if Dominators loop is indeed smaller, especially since it is 20 ft. shorter.
The only thing I never understood is if SKCs loop is actually the tallest loop in the world, why not use that? Seems to me that it could be a great marketing tool.
Anybody actually know for sure?
This is a photo of Dominator/Batman Knight Flight loop from around the same place the Superman photo was taken, click it to make it larger. http://www.geaugaguide.com/album/displayimage.php?album=3&pos=22
It's close but I say that it is Superman at SFFT.
*** Edited 12/17/2004 4:36:34 PM UTC by SFZIP*** *** Edited 12/17/2004 4:37:00 PM UTC by SFZIP***
Also, S:KC is in a better park...;)
Superman is just a regular straight drop, while Dominator is a diving drop. both coasters move at the same speed, but hit top speed at different points. Dominator holds the record, and it is still the longest floorless out there. I know, hard to believe but its true. But who cares? they are both great, and Dominator is a great ride. why *****? *** Edited 12/17/2004 4:51:55 PM UTC by lakecrystal***
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