FLIPDUDE Posted November 19, 2013 Share Posted November 19, 2013 (edited) Well I have to admit that I'm slightly disappointed that this is how the 500 ft mark will be surpassed: Don't get me wrong, I mean, I'm glad they're building this ride and it sure looks impressive but, you know, I was imagining a "normal coaster" breaking this record with a 500 ft tall tophat or a lift hill and 500 ft drop. Still very impressive, though. I couldn't agree more... While I'm sure this ride's going to be really awesome,and I'd definitely ride i if I hit up the area, I think it'll keep parks from building a typical "tallest coaster ever" that has one huge drop running the entire height of the structure, top hat or not, since it's essentially pushing the bar too high to be reached anytime soon. I doubt rides like Kingda Ka would've been built the way they were if they weren't going to be the tallest roller coaster in the world (or at least america). I'm afraid I'm just not feeling like a coaster built this way really utilizes it's height, if it doesn't have gigantic drops. I mean, the coaster in the rendering essentially looks like "High Roller" on steroids. And while that's a good thing, It's slightly underwhelming at the same time. Having said all that, that nearly vertical twist drop looks amazing. EDIT - does anyone know if the rendering is the actual version of the ride that's going to be built? Because it doesn't look as tall as Kingda Ka. Edited November 19, 2013 by FLIPDUDE Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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