Now that they’re all had the chance to open, I think it’s about time that we put 2012’s literally biggest coasters up together in a CoasterPoll. Yes you heard me right, I’m talking about the MEGA coasters. Now this year, we saw not one, or two, but three new mega coasters open to the world. Now, I’ve heard nothing but good things about all of these coasters, but I think it’s nessecary to talk about all of them.
First, we have Leviathan at Canada’s Wonderland. Now, this is a coaster that we at PureCoaster have consistently covered. In short, it’s speed, speed, speed! Every element is executed with speed and grace. To read about the world’s fourth giga coaster, check out our previous post: https://purecoaster.wordpress.com
Next up, Skyrush at Hershey Park. Now based on Hershey Park’s history with Intamin, it’s no surprise that Intamin built this coaster instead of B&M. The layout for this ride is spectacular, and many are calling it the successor to i305. Airtime, high speed/high g curves, this coaster has a bit of everything!
Finally Shambhala, B&M’s second mega coaster for 2012.
Another instant classic B&M Hyper, and it has plenty of airtime, a cool splashdown element and that unique turn-around element, (I don’t know what else to call it.)
Intamin LSM Launch coasters have been around for a bit, but the newest generation of LIMs has created such a versatile ride system, that when it comes to comparing such roller coasters, you can spot few similarities. From Maverick, (featuring a lift and a launch,) to iSpeed, (a compact 70mph launch coaster with elements that pack a punch,) to Cheetah Hunt, (a terrain coaster with not one or two, but three launches.)
But although these rides are so different, they can still be put head to head as all coasters can. Vote for your favourite below!
The GTA Top Four Steel Coasters are made up of Millennium Force, Bizarro, (SFNE,) and two B&M Hypers. However, the two Intamin Megas are always the top two and have been battling it out for years trying to maintain control of that desirable top spot. But out of that top four, which do you think should actually hold the title of #1 Roller Coaster?
From 96ft to 418ft, 90 degrees to 121 degrees. Vertical drop coasters are all different. From layout, to drop, to trains, to maker. It’s as if no two are the same. It’s the same for the manufacturers. They all make their drops and rides differently. So, which is your favourite vertical drop coaster manufacturer? (Yes I am counting Kingda Ka for dramatic reasons)