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08/03/11 at 07:19pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012 (Latest Edit: 08/18/11 at 08:02am by Unagi.)
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So it seems Canada's Wonderland has started construction on the yet to be announced ride. Land has been cleared and footers have been poured. Rumors abound on the internet have this ride possibly being a Intamin Giga (a label was found that had the word "giga" on it). I'd be very shocked if it was something like I305 as they already have Behemoth.
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08/07/11 at 04:01pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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They probably put the sticker on there to get some rumors out there. I haven't really heard anything about this other than they're getting a new steel coaster.
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08/07/11 at 11:10pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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Im sure it is to get rummors going. Carowinds had markers up that said "HUSS GF" on them, than they were mysteriously gone, than they had markers that said "GCI" now thos are gone. I am sure this is probably something like that. Like you said with Behemoth, I would doubt something like I305 also.
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08/09/11 at 05:07pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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There's a new teaser on CW's official site

http://www.canadaswonderland.com/


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08/10/11 at 04:06pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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B&M pieces have shown up on site. So much for this being an Intamin Giga!
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08/14/11 at 09:40am in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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Maybe the first B&M giga? It'll probably be a Raptor clone like the one at Cedar Point because Lance said someone hacked the site and pieced together that name...

Could be anything, though. We have our choices from:
-invert
-hyper (although one has been built)
-flyer (does any cedar fair park have a B&M flyer?)
-dive machine
-stand-up (although doubtful)
-sit-down (Kumba clone, anyone?)
-wing-rider (hahahaha, makes me wonder what Cedar Fair is on to think of trying that)
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08/14/11 at 02:45pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012 (Latest Edit: 08/17/11 at 07:14pm by ALMS7TH.)
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DUDE! I was gunna mention a B&M giga coaster in the 2014 Coaster thread but I was afraid people were gunna be all like " Are you stupid?" lol. But a dive coaster would be cool, they look amazing! I would like a giga dive machine.......................Grinning

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08/16/11 at 10:50pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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Looks like CW will be getting the worlds first B&M GIGA!!! Check out TPR @ B&M GIGA about halfway down!!

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08/17/11 at 04:27pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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I wants details.

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08/17/11 at 04:39pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012 (Latest Edit: 08/17/11 at 04:40pm by Gavin.)
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Its gonna be atleast 300 ft tall, be built in Canada by B&M, have a chain lift, and hopefully will be a sit down and not a stand up Winking [/sarcasm] I second on the dets.
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08/17/11 at 07:32pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012 (Latest Edit: 08/17/11 at 08:15pm by Unagi.)
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This is getting interesting. Coaster parts labeled "giga" on them are at the park.

Also, someone on CWMania just posted some artwork of the ride. It looks like it could very well be a Giga with ovebanked turns.

Check this out...

   

   

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08/17/11 at 08:25pm in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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Oh my god. This might actually be it. This might actually be that breakthrough we've been waiting for! B&M is going to make the most over-engineered piece of shit in the history of roller coasters!!!

All joking aside, that track looks exceptionally thick. Probably because of the height but Giovanola built IDENTICAL track and they built to like 255 feet.
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08/18/11 at 07:34am in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012 (Latest Edit: 08/18/11 at 07:43am by Unagi.)
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It's Official!

http://leviathan.canadaswonderland.com

CANADA’S WONDERLAND UNLEASHES LEVIATHAN IN 2012

Vaughan, ON (August 18, 2011) - In 2012, Canada’s Wonderland will unveil one of the biggest and tallest roller coasters in the world: Leviathan. When the Park opens in May 2012, Leviathan will dominate the Park’s landscape, taking riders to breathtaking heights and speeds never experienced before at Wonderland.

The excitement begins on Leviathan’s first lift hill as riders climb to a record breaking height of 306 feet (93.3M) followed by an exhilarating 80 degree drop. Reaching a top speed of 148 kilometers per hour, riders will experience extreme coaster thrills on 5,486 feet (1,672M) of track that includes a series of giant camelback hills reaching heights up to 180 feet (54.9M), and an astonishing overbanked hammerhead turn at 115 degrees that will cross above the Park’s front gate at 147 feet (44.8M) high.

“Leviathan will be our 16th coaster and now positions Canada’s Wonderland as one of the top three coaster destinations in the world.” said Raffi Kaprelyan, Vice President and General Manager, Canada’s Wonderland. “We will go higher, longer, and faster than ever before when we launch Leviathan in 2012. With the addition of this new coaster and our diverse collection of rides, shows and attractions, we continue to show why Canada’s Wonderland is the destination of choice for those seeking world class thrills and family entertainment."

Leviathan is designed and manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, of Monthey, Switzerland. The highly recognized industry leader in roller coaster development also constructed Behemoth, which premiered at Canada’s Wonderland in May 2008.

Construction is well underway at the park, with a completion date of May 2012. Guests who would like to experience Leviathan before the Park opens next year can visit leviathan.canadaswonderland.com to view ride renderings, specifications, construction updates, and experience a virtual ride simulation.

LEVIATHAN
Scheduled Debut
May of 2012

Investment
$28 million (U.S.)

PHYSICAL
DIMENSIONS

Track Length
approx. 5,486' (1,672m)

Lift Height
approx. 306' (93.3m)

Angle of Descent
approx. 80°

TIME & SPEED

Ride Time
approx. 3 min., 28 seconds

Speed of First Drop
approx. 92 mph (148 km/h)

Coaches
Three 32-passenger trains
Eight cars, with four seats per car, per train
Fiberglass and steel coaches with lapbar restraints

Manufacturer
Bolliger and Mabillard (B&M)
Monthey, Switzerland



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Well I'd like to say congrats to B&M for FINALLY hitting the 300-ft barrier. It's long over due.

That said, I'm not impressed with this ride. I will go up there and ride it but to me it looks like a drawn out version of Behemoth.
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08/18/11 at 09:20am in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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Same exact thoughts, awesome B&M is breaching their usual territory... but im not impressed with the layout at all. It's just big for no reason.

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08/18/11 at 10:13am in Leviathan B&M Giga 2012
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It's a more exciting layout to me than say, one nice drop and a bunch of ground-hugging, neck-snapping, greyout-inducing turns. This looks to have everything I love in a steel coaster, big, fast, smooth, aaaaaand fast. I loved Behemoth and this looks like a great way to add a similar-sized coaster with a totally different feel.


Also, fast.
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