It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 18,000 shaftments is 1.1070 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 0.90330 times that amount.(a.k.a. スチールドラゴン2000) (Nagashima Span Land; Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, Japan)
The roller coaster Steel Dragon 2000 is 16,270 shaftments in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 600 shaftments and 798 shaftments) in the world, having a height of 636.50 shaftments.
It's about nine-tenths as long as The National Mall.
In other words, the length of The National Mall is 1 times 18,000 shaftments.(Washington, D.C.) (to Lincoln Memorial)
From the steps of the Capitol Building to the Lincoln Memorial, the National Mall is 20,000 shaftments. On December 4th, 2008, the entirety of the Mall was declared open to the public for the first time in American history in anticipation of the estimated two million visitors to the Mall for the inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009.
It's about one-and-one-tenth times as long as The Belmont Stakes.
In other words, 18,000 shaftments is 1.1363640 times the length of The Belmont Stakes, and the length of The Belmont Stakes is 0.87999970 times that amount.(Belmont Park, Elmont, New York) (total race length)
The total race length of the Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park is 15,840 shaftments. It was during the 1974 Belmont Stakes that Secretariat set an America Grade 1 stakes record in winning by a distance of about 496 shaftments
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as The Beast (Roller Coaster).
In other words, 18,000 shaftments is 1.2230 times the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster), and the length of The Beast (Roller Coaster) is 0.81770 times that amount.(King's Island Amusement Park; Mason, OH)
The roller coaster The Beast is 14,720 shaftments in length. On its twenty-fifth year of operation in 2004, The Beast was awarded the Landmark Award by the American Coaster Enthusiasts as a historically significant roller coaster.
It's about one-and-one-third times as long as The Kentucky Derby.
In other words, 18,000 shaftments is 1.363640 times the length of The Kentucky Derby, and the length of The Kentucky Derby is 0.7333310 times that amount.(Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky) (total race length)
The total race length of the Kentucky Derby run at Churchill Downs is 13,200 shaftments. First run in 1864, the Kentucky Derby is one of the oldest continuously-running sporting events in America, almost two years older than the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
It's about seven-tenths as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 1.40 times 18,000 shaftments.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 26,000 shaftments. Gene Autry, most famous as the singer of "Back in the Saddle Again" and as the writer and singer of "Here Comes Santa Claus," is the only entertainer to have a star in every category — film, television, recording, radio, and theater. One of Autry's stars is also one of only two stars which have been stolen from the Walk and never recovered.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as long as The Preakness Stakes.
In other words, 18,000 shaftments is 1.4354070 times the length of The Preakness Stakes, and the length of The Preakness Stakes is 0.69666650 times that amount.(Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland) (total race length)
The total race length of the Preakness Stakes run at the Pimlico Race Course is 12,540 shaftments. Dubbed "the race for the Black-eyed Susans" after Maryland's state flower, the winning horse is actually draped with a garland of painted yellow daisies, as Black-eyed Susans do not bloom in time for the late-May race.