May 25, 2001, 6:24A

Taipan

1. Steel Dragon 2000 $51 million
2. Millennium Force $25 million
3. ???
You fill in the blanks.

The reason why I'm interested is because I want to see what is the highest price parks are prepared to pay for a coaster. See, Disney & Universal have always niggled me with the fact that they spent about $100 million each on Indiana Jones & Spiderman. Still, which would you prefer, a gigantic coaster or 10 assorted regular coasters?
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May 25, 2001, 6:28A

BMCOASTER

Incredible Hulk was very expensive as well. The exact numbers I'm not sure about. I do know that the lift hill was throught the roof.

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May 25, 2001, 8:35A

Stephen Reeves

oblivion was 12 million and considering it's size and track length, that's damned expensive!!!
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May 25, 2001, 9:14A

i am a beast from kennywood

Steal Phantom was 4.5 million I am not sure about it counter part though. The log jammer was multi million dolor ride as well. That expensive for a non coaster.




Baby steal ride hard ride my fast but wood is no ride becuase it all air baby.
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May 25, 2001, 10:01A

Peabody

Believe it or not, I think #3 is Ghostrider. It's not big, but it used 3 times as much wood as normal because of earthquakes. Before SOB was built I read a comparison of board feet of lumber used for woodies and Ghostrider had like twice as much any other woodie. Even a TON more than Mean Streak, Texas Giant, or whatever. I forget what the price was exactly, but I read in multiple sources that it was over $20 million when it was all said and done. (I'll have to dig out my old Amuesment Today to get an exact number.) Until I saw that massive structure with my own eyes, I couldn't believe it!

The Disney coasters, especially Big Thunder Mountain, were quite expensive. I think the original one was $60 or $80 million. Of course, most of that was for audio-animatronics, themeing, a big fake mountain, etc.

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May 25, 2001, 10:02A

ravenguy98

SOB was very expensive.

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May 25, 2001, 10:19A

Martling

Specifically, I don't know. But it seems like most B&M's are now costing 15-18 million.
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May 25, 2001, 11:02A

rob4420

Well I heard that Superman TE was 25 million dollars to start with but after all the problems it was said that it costed over 50 million to get it right.
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May 25, 2001, 11:17A

CoasterBoy

SOB was 18 million. How much was the Ultimate in England?
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May 25, 2001, 12:06P

WILDCAT

Alpie was 20 mil or something.

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May 25, 2001, 12:08P

Peabody

rob4420, nope. Official stats say Superman COST $20 mil. (If I remember it was originally going to be around 12 or 15, before all the problems) Still a lot, but a far cry from 50.

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May 25, 2001, 12:15P

Jephry

I thought SOB was 40mill

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May 25, 2001, 12:31P

Lynch

I thought I remember hearing that a big chunk of Ghostrider's "cost" actually went into theming the area and whatnot.

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May 25, 2001, 12:43P

Martling

Jephry:

PKI advertised that the improvements in 1999 and 2000 cost $40 million. So SOB, Face-Off, Drop Zone and miscellaneous cost $40 million.
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May 25, 2001, 12:45P

Peabody

Probably right, that kind of stuff is usally included. (I'm sure MF's "cost" included moving the Railroad, relocating the Wheel, etc.)

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May 25, 2001, 1:53P

PaulD

I cant believe No One has mentioned Duelling Dragons, I heard this cost IOA an absolute fortune(something like exceeding 50 million dollars)

Other Expensive Coasters include

Steel Dragon(Something like 50 million US dollars)
Millennium Force(again, dont know the cost, but I know it cost a lot)
Oblivion(Cost 12 Million which is 20 Million US Dollars)
Incredible Hulk(Heard it cost 25 Million US Dollars)
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May 25, 2001, 2:16P

kRaXLeRidAh

• S:TE costed just a little bit more than $20 million

• Millennium Force costed Cedar Point $25 million

• Perilous Plunge costed an outrageous $9 million for a water ride

• The Riddler's Revenge costed $12 million

• GhostRider costed $25 million due to the excessive amount of wood used to reinforce the ride's withstanding of an earthquake.





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May 25, 2001, 2:56P

fun boy

1.millennium force cp
2.Ghostrider at kbf
3.superman at sfmm
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May 25, 2001, 2:58P

Peabody

I have a question, is there such a word as "costed"? I've been seeing that word a LOT here lately!

Funboy: Put SD2K on the top of that list at a whopping $51 mil.
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May 25, 2001, 3:06P

ChristopherPeeper

No, Mill Force cost 25. Total park investments that year (moving things including Giant Wheel, etc) was 50 mill. Millennium Force cost 25 of that.

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