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I was really looking forward to riding what I considered the next gen of B and M hypers with the longer, staggered-seat trains. After two consecutive days at the park I was not disappointed.
Over my two days at the park, we rode Behemoth 9 times. Although the line extended outside the que, our longest wait on the busiest day was only 45 minutes. Our first two rides were in the front (OK, second from front, but with the staggered seating, and it really didn’t make that much of an impact other than saving 10-15 minutes.) I first noticed this ride has a very STEEP lift hill. The first drop was phenomenal, and the compressed hammerhead turn was fast and exciting.
From watching POV videos on line, I thought the MCBR would take way from the ride, but it was much less noticeable than Nitro’s. The positive G’s in the helix built up nicely, and even though there was a short negative G finish before the brake run, I was highly satisfied. Then, my son and I headed to the back seat.
From that point forward, I realized the front seat was for suckers. Our first back seat ride was at night, and from the crest of the first drop, my ass was out of the seat until the bottom of the drop. Each subsequent drop was almost the same – a glorious freefall sensation. My sister and nephew who accompanied us on this trip were front seat junkies, but when I convinced them to ride in the last seat, they agreed- this was a superior back-seat ride.
After multiple rides, you can easily become accustomed (or jaded) to the negative G’s as they are so smooth, hence no 5 rating here. But this is a premiere ride not to be missed in the back seat. If you only experience it once, head for the back. You will surely not forget it. BTW, Nitro doesn't hold a candle to this ride. And don't miss Vortex if you go. But that's another review.
I just came back from a school trip where we rode Behemoth and on the way back I was itching to review it.
I had very high expectations about this new ride. Finally, turns out it deserves all the hype it receives, plus more.
I thought every aspect of it was excellent.
Sure, it could have been more forceful at times, but damn, sometimes who cares of perfection. We all got out amazed and truly happy of the experience had gotten. The new trains were superb, the views were amazing, the first drop was exhilirating, the hammerhead turnaround wasn't very strong but high and exciting, the helixes also weren't that forceful but were still extremely entertaining and actually had good G-forces, all the hills had thrilling floater airtime and Gs at their bottoms and the overall smoothness was spectacular, once again.
As a verdict, I thought Behemoth was excellent, and I'm glad B&amp;M did not bust it like Goliath at SFLaRonde, not to say made it a masterful thrill. Best ride in Canada, and perhaps a real treat to the classics dominating the poll.
Great ride, but is it really the ultimate like everyone says it is. It has some great airtime and all, but it'.s just a drop after another. Vortex has flair. I like it better than Behemoth.
Clearly the class of this park'.s coaster line-up. Provides plenty of air on the out and back from all seats in the train. The helix is not that intense but after experiencing the previous 90 seconds that can be easily overlooked.
Behemoth surpased my expectations, and it still managed to become my least favorite B&M hyper. After watching this thing from its inception, with its huge stats, paired with new train designs, and a first drop that was origionally advertised to be 85 degrees, this ride was supposed to break all the B&M rules. Somewhat unfortunitely, it became a ".normal". B&M hyper due to Cedar Fair'.s lies (about the angle of decent) and trim brakes catalyzed by some party involved. Almost every hill on this ride has very good airtime, and on Behemoth, the air is actually better in the front. My theory is this is due to the trim brakes not hurting the front part of the train as much as the back. So the front ends up catipulting over the crest of those air time beauties as the back simply glides over them producing a prolonged floater effect. Again, almost every straight hill has airtime. The hammerhead is nice and big, but I don'.t think it really has much of any effect. After the main set of good airtime hills, the train skids into a late MCBR which leads to a rather lame downward helix. This is fairly intense, but it was very weak in comparison to Nitro'.s and Goliath'.s. I simply don'.t understand why the ride ends the way it does: with a relatively weak airtime bunny hop and a final weak hop into the brakes. The ride is virtually over on the MCBR, and my only knock on the first half is the lack of true ejector style airtime anywhere. Goliath at SFOG is much better as far as airtime consistancy and overall pacing from start to finish, and I think Apollo and Nitro slide by it as well with epic drops off of the MCBR (versus a weak helix), and much better airtime hop finalies. This didn'.t stop me from riding Behemoth almost 20 times in one day, and enjoying every single ride. However, I am still fairly mad at a few of the down right lies Cedar Fair told the world when this was announced.
Date Ridden: June of 2008 Times Ridden: 2 in the very back outside seat and once in the inside seats in the very middle. OK, first of all this is a very good ride. The people of Toronto now have a signature ride at one of the best landscaped Cedar Fair parks in existence. Both times I rode the line was backed up all the way outside the que and into the midway but with superb station operation the wait was less then 45 minutes each time. I give them huge props for that. Also, with this being a B and M you know what you are going to get. You will have floater air (in abundance), comfortable trains and a smooth overall ride. However, despite the huge size, Behemoth falls a bit short of its brethern (AC, Goliath at SFOG and Nitro). Let me explain. My very first ride was in the back seat and was a huge disappointment. Don'.t get me wrong, the ride was still good but I expected a little more intensity particularly on the numerous hills. Airtime was in short supply and this thing was so smooth it did not even seem fast at all. A couple of weeks later, I was able to make it back up here and decided to apply my ".Hypercoaster Theory". to Behemoth. On a number of steel hyper/mega coasters I have surprisingly found the very middle of the train to give a surprisingly good ride. We rode this in the very middle on one of the final trains of the night and I was impressed. The floater air lasted for what seemed like several seconds going down each hill. My girlfriend loved it and placed it in her Top 10 out of over 200 ridden. Me? That ride was a 9 mainly due to the fact the night setting. People in Canada, be proud of what you have. Especially in comparison to the other coasters at CW, this thing seems like the greatest ride ever built. To you enthusiasts out there, unfortunately its not. It'.s smooth, big, and fun but not one of my most memorable experiences. More props to our friends from the north however. You guys definitely have the good side of Niagara Falls. Our view from the 27 floor of the Sheraton was sensational. But I digress. Behemoth simply seems to be step below the three B and M hypers I have ridden so I have to score it a point lower. Let the ".Bads". begin flying in.
Behemoth is an amazing B&M hyper! The first drop is a grand 230 feet tall and is indescribable, I have rrdden both back and front seatsd and can say the back just rips you right over with near ejector airtime its awesome the hills are filled with superbly strong floater/ ejector air that suisatins itself for a long time. ALso the helices at the end are so forceful! ANd a big plus none of the trims are EVER on! Thank the lord. This coaster is amazing!
BEHEMOTH! Its obviousley the best ride ever created in the history of the world. In my book at least. Its forcfull. Gravity defying. And most of all. The best in Canada. Its definatly my favourite. I love you BEHEMOTH!
Wow Behemoth was incredible. It gave so much airtime and that first drop felt like you were flying like an eagle! It was so tall and so fast and the hammerhead was really forcefull. I couldnt believe how fast it really feels its amazing! And the end of the helix is actually really packed with fun, you get pushed back in your seat and its really fun! The best coaster at wonderland for sure! 10/10!
After much anticipation and hype from the coaster community, I was able to get my first 3 rides in on this coaster. The ticket purchasing and season pass processing centres looked crazy. As luck would have it, even though I live in Toronto, I had been on a trip to California in January and already had a Knotts Berry Farm seasons pass. This turned probably a 2hr wait to get into the park into 15 minutes to be in line for Behemoth. When I got there, the line was out of the queue area and working its way along the fence around Sledgehammer which was down for repair. Given that I didnt know the line configuration, I had no idea how long the wait was from the point where I entered the line. Although, even if I could only get 1 ride in today, it would be this one. The line was constantly moving due in large part to 3 train operation. The crew operating the line and ride didnt look terribly efficient. I saw more than a few half empty trains. I surmized that it must be due to people wanting to ride in either the front and back of the train, especially if they were waiting a long time to ride. Someone else asked a staff member, who was moving along the queue with a sign so people knew where the line began,how long a wait to expect and they said about an hour and a half. In less than an hour I was on the ride. It felt like a fast hour since the line was constantly in motion. I barely had time to check out the new Backlot Stunt Coaster line setup and snap a few photos of Behemoth, before I was on the ride. One thing that struck me was how quiet this ride was. On my first ride a ride op pointed me to a row near the middle, which is typically a fairly dead area even on the best hypers. Behemoth was no exception. I loved the train design. The sight lines seem quite good, although I was outside seats for all of my rides, so the story might change after I check out the centre seats. On this ride I chose an outside right seat. After ascending the lift and getting a nice view of the skyline of both Toronto and the park, Canadas largest plunge began. For the size of the first 2 hills I was a bit disappointed in the lack of airtime that I received and I figured that the sharp turn around would kill the speed and make the return trip even more disappointing. I was very wrong. The return bunny hills gave some good to very good ejector air. The helix at the end felt forceless from the seat I was in, although Im not that big of a helix fan to begin with, unless you are talking about the Canadian rock band of the same name
If I had only had this one ride to review Behemoth on, I would definitely have rated it lower. After this ride, I thought that Goliath in Montreal was still the best coaster in Canada, but this had taken over the title of the best coaster at Wonderland, at least. Although, that is not a very illustrious title given the rest of this parks coaster offerings. However, after getting off the ride and seeing that the line was now only out to the rides entrance, I figured that I could give the big boy another chance to prove himself. This time I waited for a row that I knew would certainly pack some punch, back row. Again, I chose the outside right seat in the back row. This seat gave a much better ride with better ejector air on the way out and still better air on the way back and some force in the helix. However, something was still missing. The ride felt a little too smooth and not forceful enough. The best hypers usually have some hills where it feels how a roller coaster is portrayed in cartoons. Your upper body stays up in the air and then your lower body gets pulled down the hill in the train and then the upper body snaps down to meet it. Superman (New England),Apollos Chariot, and Phantoms Revenge come to mind as coasters that have this quality on some of their hills. On my third attempt, the ride the line was still quite reasonable. I again waited for the back row but figured I would try the left seat this time. Good<
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