Did someone say that wooden coasters weren't marketable anymore? I remember hearing that...This is way more than build this year, IIRC. "Things that make ya go Hmmmm...", and I ain't Freedom Williams or Zelma Davis...
Curious what new wood coasters you are talking about for 2006.
I said it before and I'll say it again. Soon we will have Wooden coasters and Mice that are only affordable to smaller parks. Expect a huge wooden comeback!
Future certain woodies
Little A-Merric-A (Rebuild of the Lincoln Park Comet (The owner swears hes building it within five years)
Silver Dollar City (Wanna bet on it?)
Im sorry, A small B&M, Premier or Intamin is now going for over 10 million. The Maure Shones and Gerstlauers aint far behind.
It's the affordable option and the Mega Parks are gonna have to spend like crazy just to keep building marketable rides.
This Coaster HW is building has more action moments than several of other parks Mega coasters combined. Not knocking anyone but the lift me, toss me and make me feel alive and out of control without hurting me style. SUITS ME JUST FINE!
Chuck, who sees many a woodie comming in the next 5-7 years
GCI Woody at Beech Bend
The Voyage at Holiday World
Starliner at Cypress Gardens and Meteor at Little A-Merrick-A (relocations)
Thunderbird (GCI Woody) at Powerpark in Finland
The list of under construction wood for 2006 per RCDB *** Edited 7/13/2005 6:26:03 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***
Notice the list of parks getting new coasters are are medium-small independent parks or chains with one exception: SFGAdv.
Still, good to see so many new woodies being built next year ;)
Chuck, who hopes someone scrounged enough off the top to retire. She'll never work again in this buisness.
*** Edited 7/13/2005 6:59:51 PM UTC by Rctycoon2k***
KTS-Gator's link is defintly the list. With some others unannounced for next year (suposedly). This year there was One new wooden coaster, and no relocated ones out of over 80. Next year there have been 20 'confirmed', as much as possible, barring any Turbulent developments, 4 are new woodies, 2 are relocated classics.
The amt. of new coasters over the last couple years has decreased. In 2004, with 98 new coasters, there were 4 new wood, one rebuilt mouse. We already have more new and relocated wood for next year.
I didn't mention next years woodies as thats self explanitory. At least the ones known about. I mentioned projects I know that are in the works of either being aproved, being planned or generally know thats what they are shooting for.
Chuck, who wonders how many other small parks are in the market I don't know about. I've even heard mention of Lagoon and others but nothing is confirmed. 2000 had 7 wooden coasters. I hope we beat it. I honestly could see as many as 10 being built for next year. TGG just designs and consults and perhaps is onsite in that regard but the work for all intensive purposes is IN HOUSE on Voyage and the mention of People from New Mexico only leads me to believe they hired some of the crew who completed New Mexico Rattler.
Another woodie at Adventureland, what do you know?
All I know is they were interested in the recent past as well as Silverwood.
I honestly think some parks were waiting for TGG to get a foothold and see how they conducted buisness before going ahead.
Chuck, who also knows that park with Zingo wants another one and it's already designed to be half indoors
2. Little A-Merrik-An Comet.
I'm really encouraged by this trend. I was saddened to see how few new wooden coasters were being built in the past few years.
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