coasterfreak101 wrote:But don't we use them every time a new coaster that breaks those barriers come out? Shambhala is a hyper, not in a Cedar Fair park? And so are the Supermans, and Steel Dragon is a giga... Sure, it's a marketing term. But we've been using them ever since, so I'm not sure what the problem is.
No real problem, but is there really a difference between 199 feet 11 1/2 inches or 200 feet?
Is a 200 foot coaster different than a 299 foot coaster? There are both classified in the same category.
To me a 299 foot coaster has more in common with a 300 foot coaster, yet people argue that one is a hyper and one's a giga.
Then again I'm one of those people that has never used those terms when refering to a coaster. I just state the real height.