It's about one-fifth as long as Steel Dragon 2000.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.18230 times the length of Steel Dragon 2000, and the length of Steel Dragon 2000 is 5.4850 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 2,711 yards in length. It is one of only two operating "Gigacoasters" (meaning its height is between 100 yards and 133 yards) in the world, having a height of 106.10 yards.
It's about six times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, 494.20 yards is 5.90 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.170 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 83 yards. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about six-and-a-half times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
It's about eight times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 7.850 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.1270 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 63 yards tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.
It's about eight times as tall as The Leaning Tower of Pisa.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 8.01 times the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the height of The Leaning Tower of Pisa is 0.1250 times that amount.(a.k.a. The Tower of Pisa, a.k.a. Torre pendente di Pisa) (Pisa, Italy) (height along center axis)
The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands 61.70 yards tall along the angle of its lean. In May of 2008, in an successful effort to stabilize the tower, 70 tonnes of earth were removed from the tower's base on the side opposite the lean.
It's about one-tenth as long as The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 0.120 times the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the length of The Hollywood Walk of Fame is 8.30 times that amount.(Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, Hollywood, California) (approximate length)
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is approximately 4,300 yards. 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 nine times as tall as Nelson's Column.
In other words, 494.20 yards is 8.7510 times the height of Nelson's Column, and the height of Nelson's Column is 0.11430 times that amount.(London, England, United Kingdom) (from pedestal first step to tip of statue's hat)
Nelson's Column measures 56.470 yards from the first step of the pedestal's base to the top of the statue's hat. While the London tower is the tallest, there are at least eight other monuments to Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Barbados.