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It's just going to be like an over-sized hyper...

That's exactly what I think of Millennium Force. Then again, that doesn't stop me from loving it. On the one hand, some factors such as the extra height, steepness of the drop, near-inversion overbanks and ridiculous speed did make me think "this is something special." On the other hand, airtime-wise it was no better than a typical hyper.

 

I still maintain that whether Leviathan rides basically the same as a hyper or it clearly brings something unique to the table, I'll enjoy it either way.

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Oh wow... We are starting to sound like the Disney fanboys at MiceChat. How bout we let the ride open and then judge it? I've yet to ride a B&M Hyper, or a Giga that disappointed me, I think a B&M Giga will be great even if it just dropped into one turnaround and straight into the brakes.

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This is B&M's first foray into new territory. It's an outlandishly massive ride, and an outlandishly massive investment for Canada's Wonderland. I would assume that Canada's Wonderland wants to keep maintenance costs as low as possible to make up for the sheer cost of the ride itself. The solution? Design the ride to be fun, but not intense, so that there is less wear and tear on the track and trains over time.

 

I've said this before - what enthusiasts want and what is best for the park are sometimes two completely different things.

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Wonderland just posted a POV, where the camera appears to be mounted on the empty seat on that test run. A third of the video is the lift hill, so you non-lift enthusiasts may skip to around 0:50 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1b2FAK500

 

You can actually see the dummies floating as the train goes over the hills.

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It looks like 2 or 3 instances of floater air but also a great head-chopper and a lot of cool low to the ground elements. I love the fact that it has a traditional chain lift that will give you time to appreciate how high you are. It's the only giga in north America that has that. Basically, it seems awesome. Short but sweet.

 

Remind me what the problem is?

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I wish it was a RAW pov ... I laughed because nearly the whole first minute of the video is lift hill (half the ride time). That said... I love how you can see the dummy lifted out of the seats for the entire crest of the air time hills. I love how B&Ms pick up speed during every descent..... Other than that.. don't see anything special about Leviathan that Behemoth doesn't deliver if not delivery more of.

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Based on the offride videos and POV, in my opinion the best part of the ride (besides the drop) looks to be little hump after the first turn. It is hauling over that and although it is a very gradual hill, it still seems like you are going to get some great untrimmed air there.

 

I can't believe the lift hill takes nearly 1 minute to get to the top! That's going to be quite the difference compared to Intimidator 305 (17 seconds) and Millennium Force's (27 seconds) 45 degree cable lifts. I don't know about you all, but I find the fast lifts to be very thrilling.

 

Thanks for sharing the videos guys!

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^ Well I mean its a waste of film when half you video is the lifthill. Let me be clear though, the journey to the top is well worth it for whats to come as I think the ride has a great layout (even though on the short side), but At least unlike Steel Dragon 2000, you dont climb all that way for a very long, overdrawn, ride of blah.

 

For Leviathan, I think I just hoped that half the ride time wasn't accounted for by the lift! I do agree the cable lifts are add to the thrill aspect! Leviathan looks to be great but I am beginning to doubt that it will be better than Behemoth. Just because this ride has a little less than a hundred feet more in height doesn't make it all that better. Guess we have to reserve final judgement upon riding but just my prediction.

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I have even MORE exciting news about that POV... That is the very first test run (March 15). The trains now travel the course quite a bit FASTER than what you're seeing. If there was that much air on that first run, I can only imagine how much MORE you will get when this opens!

 

As for the lift, it was not going full speed on that first run. It goes up quite a bit faster now. It definitely does not take almost a minute for the train to make it to the top.

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I can definitely confirm that is now the typical speed they are obtaining during testing (as of yesterday). It MOVES through the elements (especially the first barrel-roll/overbank turn and the first large camel-back hill). I can't wait to ride this!

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Not sure of when those videos were taken (not sure if they were open or not at that time). I'll have video up tonight that I took yesterday (Sunday). They were manually adjusting both trims (on both camel-back hills). So I believe what you'll see in my videos is what it looks like with trims "on".

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I'm wondering since the brakes are magnetic if we'll even really realize the open and closed trims. I wonder if there will be a big difference in the feel of the ride since they aren't friction brakes. I just looked at page 397 of this thread & the Jan. 23, 2012 video update to see how they differ.

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That last video with the 3 angles .... OK so ... WOW.. its like night and day compared to the POV and first videos. It ate those camelbacks even that large one like it was nothing... I almost dare say B&M ejector air on that return camelback. Also that first turn just screams intense... So I hope they keep it ike that... and not trim it down to what we saw in the first pov.

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