So does this mean Cf has a gigacoaster monopoly, all they need is one in Knotts now and they will have pretty much blocked SF out of the market, unless SF spends huge sums of money to top their competition which I don't see happening imo.
I guess I should first see if the announcement is infact going to be a giga lol
Last edited by Gigalyte on Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:55 pm.
If it does end up being a giga, it would be quite a bit taller then B&M's previous tallest coaster. Strange for them to make such a leap forward, though I guess for the right amount of money anything's possible.
I think they realize they were becoming "dated" and decided to adjust to the changing of the times. More GP folks are becoming more aware of what theme parks are doing with facebook and know what the offerings are . I personally like the evolution of coasters. From intamins new track design to vekomas new launched lift to the wingwalker design.
"B&M will NEVER build a coaster over 300 ft..." until 2012 "Cedar Fair will NEVER build a coaster taller than MF..." until 2015
I could swear that at one point B&M said they'd never go as high as 300 feet... Of course, after almost every "Die Hard" movie, Bruce Willis said he'd "never" make another Die Hard movie... so whatever.
I always thought the sheer bulkiness of the trains and track prevented much more height out of a B&M. There has to be a lot of weight/forces just looking at their overall structural designs. I could be wrong and somebody feel free to correct me if they know otherwise but if they were to go to 300+ feet something might have to change to support that weight.
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