It's strange that this prediction from early 2008 actually held true all the way until now. It's just that B&M started building even taller coasters and eventually broke the Giga barrier. Well, there is another lift-hill Intamin in the Giga range too, but two of the B&Ms are taller. Granted, they were built after it, but the situation described by trav is true today.No. We won't. To put it bluntly.
The tallest coasters we will see from now on in my opinion are the B&Ms that are still being built.
I'm sure the 'return on investment' does hold water, but I think also worth pointing out the logistical issue a giga presents. They are flipping enormous.By the way, I think there is another argument to be made when it comes to the prospects for future Gigas: If they make sense to build, why aren't they being built? Cedar Fair built four, sure, but are no other chains or parks in their position? After all, those four Cedar Fair Gigas are the only lifthill-based Gigas built after SD2000. Did the parks even get a good return on those investments? And if they did, why didn't anybody else build them as well? Even China?
Millennium Force simply fell victim to new technology which many parks find a more practical solution to their new, massive roller coaster needs.
Though we have seen the return of traditional style coasters from Intamin, that being their new Mega-Lite models, they have taken a definite back seat to the Accelerator roller coaster.
But yes, bottom line is simply that the biggest argument against giga coasters is space; being willing to sacrifice that precious land to one roller coaster.