Hilltopper39 wrote:I haven't followed this thread very carefully so forgive me if this has been previously answered, but why did B&M go back with their "old school" Speed Coaster trains for Leviathan? As funky as the new trains are I kind of like them. Wonder if there was a reason for the decision either cost or engineering.
Many feel the fact that this is their first 300+ ft coaster that they wanted tried and true just in case, but I guess no one aside from B&M or Wonderland truly knows.
Not sure where I read it, but someone offered up the possibility that the 1st generation trains weigh less and would be kinder to the lift. I'd imagine even just to distinguish it from Behemoth could be a reason.
I can only imagine how 90+ mph felt on an early spring day in Canada. A while back SFGAm used to stay open for the first weekend of November. The park was dead, and to finish off the season we grabbed 4 or 5 rides on Iron Wolf. For as blissful as those rides were, it was even colder. It was either snowing or about to snow- can't recall, and windy. Iron Wolf is roughly 210 feet shorter and 40 mph slower, so I've got to hand it to those that rode this today. It's either a sign of dedication, stupidity, or both.
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