What’s the favorite Hyper/Mega Coaster Manufacturer out there? It seems B&M is the winner, with Intamin in a close 2nd.
What's your favorite Hyper/Mega Coaster Manufacturer?
- Arrow (8%, 3 Votes)
- B&M (50%, 19 Votes)
- Intamin (42%, 16 Votes)
- Morgan (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 38
B&M is known for building giant Mega coasters over 200 feet tall. Their Mega coasters feature long and tall camel back hills that produce great amounts of airtime. All of their coasters feature at least one helix and a horseshoe-shaped turn around element. Some of the B&M Mega c0asters are “Nitro” at Six Flags Great Adventure, “Diamondback” at King’s Island, and the new “Intmidator” at Carowinds.
Intamin has a reputation for fast paced mega coasters. Unlike B&M, Intamin focuses more on turns and banking. Many people prefer Intamin over B&M because of this. Intamins seem to have more action than B&Ms. Of course, this comes at a price though. There are often complaints of how jerky transitions are between banked elements. Some of Intamin’s mega coasters include “Ride of Steel” at Darien Lake, “Expedition GeForce” at Holiday Park, and “Goliath” at Walibi World. Intamin has also created two 300 foot tall coasters, “Millennium Force” at Cedar Point, and the recently topped-off “Intmidator 305” at King’s Dominion.
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- Yes, it will be great for them (27%, 9 Votes)
- Yes, but it won't help much (48%, 16 Votes)
- No, but it won't hurt much (18%, 6 Votes)
- No, it will be bad for them (6%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 33