First Drop Smoothness Too short

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Griffon features
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
Reviews  112
  • Coaster Nut
    Coaster Nut 1 month ago

    First Drop Disappointing!

    Like most drop coasters, the drops are the only great parts. The rest of the ride always seems like filler.

  • Solar Winds
    Solar Winds 1 month ago

    Airtimes First Drop Smoothness

    The first drop is awesome and it provides excellent floater airtime. There are moments of strong positive Gs as well. It is also extremely photogenic and is fun to just watch from the outside. It was my first dive coaster and it did not disappoint.

  • Brendan B.
    Brendan B. 3 months ago

    First Drop Intensity Smoothness

    It was so many years ago but there was a hurricane coming in. The park was empty but still open. When the rain started to really come down my dad and I decided to marathon this one before they decided to close the park. All the rain in my face kept me from seeing what was going on, but the thrill was incredible. The ride operator made me go through the queue again after three times around. My dad didn't want to go any more because it was so intense, but I lapped back for another three rounds. Would have kept going, but the rain let up so my dad wanted to move on. It will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Travis W.
    Travis W. 6 months ago

    First Drop Layout

    Solid Dive coaster. The main flaw is the short layout as is for most dive coasters.

  • Trim Brakes 2006
    Trim Brakes 2006 7 months ago

    First Drop Location Fun Too short

    People hate on dive coasters, but this coaster shows that dive coasters can be great rides. Hanging over the first drop is always fun, and if your sitting in the back row with room on your restraint, Those drops give the best moments of floater I've experienced. The vallies are decently intense. The inversions are somewhat whippy. The second half has fun floater moments, and the splash down is a cool feature. For a short one Trick pony, this ride is very well rounded.

  • Jack Jack J.
    Jack Jack J. 8 months ago

    First Drop Harness Layout

    Very good dive. I really enjoy these massive machines despite all the hate they get. This and SheiKra have the traditional OTSRs that allow you to get amazing floater down the drop. The immelman is a great second element and the dive loop is solid as well. The splashdown is also a nice touch. I prefer SheiKra slightly as it feels a little more intense but I definitely like this more then Valravn.

  • Inverted Thrills
    Inverted Thrills 9 months ago

    Airtimes First Drop Harness

    This ride is incredible. Those 2 drops are fantastic and provide some excellent airtime. Also, somehow this ride gives airtime in weird places such as going into the MCBR, the pullouts of the 2 immelmans, and the 2 speed hills. The pullout of the first drop is also quite forceful. I've ridden both this and valravn and I have to say the main difference is the restraints. I've always loved the B&M OTSRs because of how free they make you feel while still being OTSRs. This is especially prevelant on this ride because the OTSRs let you experience all the excellent airtime this ride has to offer. Overall, this is an excellent ride and I really wish B&M would go back to putting OTSRs on their dives but I know they sadly will not

  • Carter Eckhart
    Carter Eckhart 9 months ago

    Airtimes First Drop Fun

    This ride surprised me so much. The restraints make such a big difference. The airtime is so good especially on the speed hills at the end.

  • IronChef C.
    IronChef C. 1 year ago


    I always knew I liked Griffon. Its one my most ridden coasters having marathon'd the beast several times over the past few years, but it seems to be getting better. After riding Valravn on a friday and following it up with Griffon the next day I realized what many have said to be true; Griffon is the superior dive machine, and im sure its sibling in Florida is very similar. Griffon does everything a dive should do and has plenty of air, smoothness, perfect retraints, and is a real looker. Its just so simple and so good.

  • Chase W.
    Chase W. 1 year ago

    First Drop Capacity Smoothness Theming

    This B&M beauty is a great night ender at BGW. Super smooth, big fat Immelmann's. The two drops are the sweetest in the park. This thing gives Apollos Chariot a run for its money in the marathoning department. Seems to get better every year too. That little pop of air into the splash down is super cute. I get wet during that part in more ways than one.

  • Eric Esty
    Eric Esty 2 years ago

    First Drop Inversions Smoothness Theming

    Griffon is a very fun coaster, but on the lower spectrum for dive coasters for me. Sure, the extra inversion is nice, but that's the only thing it has over SheiKra. The area isn't nearly as well landscaped, there are no tunnels, and no moments of significant positive Gs. The back row doesn't give significant floater air on the inversions, either. These are things the ride lacks that SheiKra does not. Plus, while it's a nitpick, the water splash hitting another piece of track annoys me and is way less picturesque than its older cousin. Still, the drops give great airtime in the back and the ride is scenic and fun.

  • Nathan F
    Nathan F 2 years ago

    First Drop Inversions Too short

    Griffon is very fun. The first drop, both in the hanging aspect, and just as a drop, is amazing. Both inversions are outstanding too. Griffon meanders at the end a bit, and it's pretty short, but Griffon is a good ride.

  • mokume disney
    mokume disney 2 years ago

    Airtimes First Drop Inversions Harness


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    Rags Aki 2 years ago

    Airtimes First Drop Capacity


  • Doyle Rudolph
    Doyle Rudolph 2 years ago

    First Drop Fun Smoothness Too short

    Having ridden Valravn, I didn't expect much from another dive machine. I found this one surprisingly fun, with a much more interesting layout; the longer holding brake makes the drop more thrilling as well, while the splashdown makes for an epic finale.

  • Raymond Jackson
    Raymond Jackson 3 years ago

    First Drop Intensity Too short

    8.5 out of 10. it is all in the vert angle of 90 degree drop, nice layout just too short of a ride. little better than Sheikra.

  • Kw6sTheater
    Kw6sTheater 3 years ago

    Airtimes First Drop Location Too short Intensity

    Griffon is my new favorite dive coaster, besting both Valravn and SheiKra. It’s a floaty and fun coaster that doesn’t offer a lot in the way of intensty, but the two vertical drops and airtime hill into the splashdown provide some GREAT floater airtime! The first immelmann has some hangtime, and Griffon’s looming stature over the rest of the park makes this iconic coaster hard to miss. The location right along the Rhine river compliments this coaster, and makes for an even more thrilling second dive. Also, I got to ride Griffon with some Premier Rides employees! =)

  • Zek Teh Kek
    Zek Teh Kek 3 years ago

    First Drop Harness Smoothness Theming Layout

    Very fun! Better than Valravn IMO. Forceful, fun, front row is the best.

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    Mark L. 3 days ago
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    Adrien Desmoru 16 days ago
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    Alexandre Humbert 2 months ago

    First Drop Intensity Layout

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    Coaster Delta 4 months ago
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    Dennis P. 5 months ago
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    Cdub 6 months ago

    First Drop Fun Smoothness

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    Jeff T. 6 months ago
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    Jeff Rowe 7 months ago
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    Coaster Demon 7 months ago
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    smaench 8 months ago
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    Jason King 8 months ago
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    Zachary Strader 8 months ago
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    SortaKindaQuasi 8 months ago
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    Ethan R. 9 months ago
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    Taylor Carmines 9 months ago
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    Owen Rohm 9 months ago
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    Emerson Knittel 9 months ago
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    Erik C. 9 months ago
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    Alexandre CF 10 months ago

    First Drop Smoothness Too short

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    Coaster Kid 10 months ago
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    Preston Creed 10 months ago
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    Gabriel G. 11 months ago
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    Gabe Brausch 11 months ago
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    daniel 1 year ago
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    Andrew E. 1 year ago

    First Drop Fun Smoothness Too short

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    A.j. Hummel 1 year ago
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    john schmude 2 years ago

    First Drop

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    jovialethan123 2 years ago
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    Troy Fiorillo 2 years ago
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    Jordan H. 2 years ago
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    Daniel Massey 2 years ago
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    Mark McGivern 2 years ago
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    Toby Palmer 2 years ago
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    Jacob Selleck 2 years ago
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    手取Fishland 2 years ago

    First Drop Comfort Ejectors

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    Jeremy Cole 2 years ago
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    Trent Mulvehill 2 years ago
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    Mathis Gullon 2 years ago
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    Talor B. 2 years ago
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    Luis H. 2 years ago
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    Simon M. 2 years ago

    First Drop Fun Hangtime Intensity

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    Hans Roost 2 years ago
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    Steve N. 2 years ago
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    James Cook 3 years ago
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    chase s. 3 years ago
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    Kyle Broxton 3 years ago
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    Daniel W. 3 years ago
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    Janek Ge 3 years ago
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    Julien Grimbert 3 years ago
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    Yannick S. 3 years ago
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    Damien R. 3 years ago
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    Sven Popelier 3 years ago
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    Julien RocKub 3 years ago
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    Scott Pecqueux 3 years ago
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    Nicolas R. 3 years ago

    First Drop Nice surprise! Location Too short

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    Florian Blond 4 years ago
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    JB T 4 years ago
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    Victor Humbert 4 years ago
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    Cyril Barbier 4 years ago
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    Guigui TOUTAIN 4 years ago

    First Drop Smoothness Too short

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    Philippe-Minh N. 4 years ago
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    Benjamin R. 4 years ago
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    Dan Hood 4 years ago
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    Katun GagaLefou 4 years ago
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    Sebastian L. 4 years ago
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    Olivier P. 4 years ago

    Airtimes First Drop Comfort