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I'm happy to see B&M build themselves a nice Giga. Now when do you think Six Flags will start copying Cedar Fair? Crossing my fingers that Great Adventure is next in line for one (Although I know they really don't need it -__-). Can we trade Green Lantern away if it means GADV will get a Giga, even 2 years from now??

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I was wondering when B&M was going to get into the giga game. The coaster looks cool. I've heard a few of my friends say that this should have been saved for a park that needs it, but when you think about it most of the CF parks have a mega/hyper coaster, except the two in cali. This will just give me annother reason to go to Canada's Wonderland. curious questions, and im not sure if they have been asked.... they used the "V" seating arrangement on behemoth right, so thats whith the older hyper seating arrangemnt? although that could change before the coaster opens, they could come up with something like "skyrush"s seats. (second question) Is B&M not going to try to come up with a cabel lift system? Are they going to stick with the really long chain?

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I'm glad to see B&M jump into the giga game. What an expensive game though. $28 million?!

 

I'm also amazed by this, not even Millennium cost that much! This ride is really going to have to haul ass to justify a price tag like that, I had a feeling a B&M giga would be pretty expensive because of how heavy it would be. Im starting to think that they should have just stuck with Intamin, saved the cash and avoid the whole Behemoth confusion.

 

 

Not that my opinion actually matters now, im just glad im not paying for it.

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Congratulations to CW for their newest pride and joy- and I'm thrilled that B&M has figured out the error in their ways and gone back to the way their trains should be- the wider/longer cars like on Behemoth don't feel quite right, so perhaps these will make a huge difference to the ride itself.

 

BTW: Those columns are rather astounding all over- It looks like one could hide a few dozen bodies in them... at minimum.

 

And now... It must be said:

 

CW is officially the first park where you will find your peeps going "B&M Hypercoaster 2 looks too intense for me."

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This ride looks awesome. Speed and solid airtime to be had? Yep, I'm making my first trip out there next year for sure.

 

With the whole Behemoth comparison thing, if you are complaining about having a hyper and a giga (both of which are made by B&M), then there is probably something wrong with you.

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Millennium Force was 25 million year 1999 dollars, which is more like 30+ million 2011 dollars, so that (very long) ride is still their costliest.

 

I think we got the "essential" Intamin with 305, and we'll get the "essential" B&M here. I can see this on the top of a lot of lists for beemer fans.

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With the whole Behemoth comparison thing, if you are complaining about having a hyper and a giga (both of which are made by B&M), then there is probably something wrong with you.

QFT!!! Besides a few very basic similarities, they really are different types of rides, and I know that there are some parks in the chain that would kill to be in this position (cough CGA cough). Besides, most of Canada thinks that Behemoth is the fastest, longest, most awesome coaster in the world (my impression from when I went to CW), so I don't exactly think that the GP will complain about this too much.

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I know most of you on the board know my feelings on the 'newer' B&M's, but I REALLY hope something special gets announced tomorrow. If this is seriously just another B&M hyper with some extra feet and the old hyper trains...blah...

 

Start flaming me now!

 

I can't start flaming you - you are right. While I am glad CW is adding another coaster, I sure wish it was not so much like Behemoth. I think they missed the boat with B&M and should have went with Intamin. I am not going to gripe about the ride experience until I ride it.

 

On the other hand, it will sure look good for the skyline and entrance to the park.....

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For those that live in Southern Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, heck, most of the north east US, there are now three 300+ foot coasters in your backyard. Not to mention the likes of TTD and Kingda Ka. Four Giga coasters in the world, and the North Eastern part of North America holds the monopoly.

 

If you were to tell me four years ago when they announced Behemoth that wonderland would be getting a ride like Leviathan, I would have laughed. Well HA!

 

Having grown up with this as my home park, I can say this ride will be well loved, at the least by me. Everything has its fair share of haters, they have their opinions and that's that. Living in Windsor/Detroit, I am two hours away from Cedar Point, three from Wonderland, and ten from Kings Dominion. Three Giga coasters within driving distance. I think that's a pretty decent thing, as a coaster nut.

 

The way I see it. With the economy tanking, and so much crap going on in the world, Im just happy that things like this are still being built so I have a place to go escape from all the crap. Heres looking forward to next may!

 

 

Funniest thing Ive seen for a while. This is my new ringtone.

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not even Millennium cost that much!

 

They built it a decade ago...

 

I watched the POV's and thought... WOW!!! Finally a coaster that nobody will complain about and then read through pages and pages of whining. What will it take for people to not whine about a new coaster?

 

It's a GIGA COASTER that probably won't make people black out like I-305 (doesn't sound like fun) has a totally different type of layout than Behemoth and looks like it will offer a reasonable amount of airtime (even though Behemoth looks like more of an airtime coaster). The layout is unique and cool... the name is awesome... and it's a GIGA COASTER. What's the problem? The chain lift? Really? I actually think it will be cool to have a slow ascent up such a massive structure. It will be the only coaster in the western world where you have time to appreciate how high up you are.

 

And by the way, the reason that they only went 306 feet probably has more to do with the 28 million dollar price tag than the height of Millennium Force.

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My only concern is whether or not it will have B&M hyper air, or Intamin OMFG air?

 

Since it is a B&M I would say the "airtime" will be similar to every single other B&M...their designs are pretty consistent.

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And by the way, the reason that they only went 306 feet probably has more to do with the 28 million dollar price tag than the height of Millennium Force.

 

Well, I don't think that the extra 5 feet would have cost that much money. So, it all comes down to protecting Cedar Fair's crown park, Cedar Point.

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I think they're thinking that the parks' guests will see the seating arrangement as the main difference between the two. Anybody notice the similarities between this layout and MF? It's kind of as if CF is building a 'foreign' CP in less than half the time; this brings CW's count to 16! I guess CW then is proving to be a big moneymaker for CF?

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I mean, this coaster looks great, but it REALLY needs to be put elsewhere IMO. Canada's Wonderland could have chosen a much more fitting ride (like a B&M invert, since they don't have any spectacular loopers) and made it totally bonkers with $28 mil.

 

I can see how this would be a "relocated" ride...it seems like it was designed for another park (Knott's?) and was moved here because they already paid for the design. I could be wrong though...it could just be an odd decision to stick this in.

 

Also, the ride kinda takes a long brake run slope...I wish they at least had some sort of finale (like Raging Bull x2) to set it apart somehow instead of just heading right back. Behemoth probably has a longer ride time than this, but I can understand since this ride is just so massive (and it's B&M) so it costs a fortune.

 

Either way, it certainly looks pretty cool and it's a one-of-a-kind in it's own aspect. I still feel like there could have been more, or it just needed to be put somewhere more logical. Since the park already has one hyper-style ride, Leviathan should differentiate itself more (which is why I feel like an Intamin would be perfect in this situation). Oh well, all we know now is that CW = B&M airtime heaven!

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And by the way, the reason that they only went 306 feet probably has more to do with the 28 million dollar price tag than the height of Millennium Force.

 

Well, I don't think that the extra 5 feet would have cost that much money. So, it all comes down to protecting Cedar Fair's crown park, Cedar Point.

 

Even if they went the extra 5 feet, what are they accomplishing? It's not going to get a single extra person through the gate... it would then be the 4th tallest coaster in the world instead of the 5th and it would be the 3rd tallest coaster in the US (or 4th depending on how you count Superman Escape From Krypton). Who cares?

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