I said it from the get go, I knew there would be controversy over calling this a giga. I'm not bashing the ride and I'm totally looking forward to it but I agree that since the worlds first giga was height of at least 300' and drop of at least 300' that should be the standard.
To add to another comment from here, say a coaster started on top of a mountain and dropped over 300' but the lift hill was only 10', why wouldn't that be classified as a different type of coaster? Maybe it should be named a terrain giga? Or a drop giga? Idk I'm sure someone could come up with a better name but the point is that when you here your going to get a giga coaster and you see how every other giga coaster has been built it kinda sets it's own standard as to what is expected for it to actually be a giga. When Kings Island is coining this one as a giga it just seems like they are trying to pull one over on people and actually are taking away from the term giga in my opinion.
FYI I'm a big fan of Kings Island and Cedar Fair ,I just feel like they dropped the ball on this one. They should have atleast coined a new term which could have made it a world record holder and could have attracted more people wanting to ride the worlds 1st. To each his own...just my opinion.