First Drop Too short Smoothness

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Griffon features
Operating
United States
Bolliger & Mabillard
Steel
Floorless
B&M Dive Coaster
Chain lift hill
Shoulder harness
2007
Reviews  103
  • Trim Brakes 2006

    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. 1 month 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 2 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 E.
    Carter E. 2 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

    Fun

    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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

    Airtimes First Drop Inversions Harness

    BM最高傑作

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    Airtimes First Drop Capacity

    シークラより少しだけ面白いです。

  • 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 2 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 2 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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