2019 Intamin coaster for Futuroscope ( France )

Thursday, October 19, 2017 4:14 PM

Futuroscope is a cinema / movie-based park with multimedia"rides" , think of 360degree Cinema / and all about immersion into that " world"

For 2019 they announced to open their very first rollercoaster at a cost of € 22 million, the coaster will be located partly inside a building and have both indoor and outdoorparts and will have a freefallelement.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:33 PM

I thought Intamin was done for after their spate of accidents and malfunctions, but they had their best year ever (9 new coasters) this year and already have surpassed that for 2018. Interestingly, they’ve only done three in the US since 2012.

Last edited by PhantomTails, Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:33 PM
Friday, October 20, 2017 7:12 AM

China is a growing market.

Friday, October 20, 2017 9:31 AM

With a surprisingly high tolerance for things that break, apparently.

Friday, October 20, 2017 11:00 AM

I heard they allow bulls in their shops.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 11:43 PM

I'd be very interested to see the statistics for downtime, failures, restraint issues, catastrophic accidents etc for Intamin versus other manufacturers. Also would love to see the boost/loss of profits for Intamin rides versus B&M coasters and other companies. Perhaps the risk is worth it for some parks? After all, when Intamin does it right, the park gets pure coaster gold, downtime or not.


Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:43 AM

I agree with you Bunky! Intamin are my favorites. El Toro, SROS(SFNE,) MF, I305, Storm Runner, Skyrush, and Maverick.

I like B&M's, but none of them are at the top of my list, because they don't have the same intensity to me as the above Intamin coasters do.

The only coaster company that's pulling that kind of intensity as Intamin is RMC, and I love their coasters too. Lightning Rod is up near the top of my list. Wicked Cyclone is also good as well.

Just my opinion.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 11:57 AM

As great as B&M is, they would never have attempted a launch into a 400+ foot hill. Nor a 300 foot drop into a 270° banked curve.

I always got the feel riding a B&M like you were cruising in a old Cadillac land yacht. Intamin seemed more like the Hayabusa. I am thankful for RMC as they are the wooden version of Intamin, and also Gravity Group with some of their installations.

So for all you haters out there, just imagine what we would have without all those great rides. For me it feels like once you ride a handful of B&M's that you have ridden them all.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:12 PM

For all the victims out there that would still be alive if they hadn’t died on an Intamin, what do you have to say to them? Suck it up?

Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:23 PM

Nah, tell them to walk it off...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 2:37 PM

I will send toughts and prayers.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 4:10 PM

I agree that B&Ms can often be pretty “uneventful,” or at the very least similar to each other, but Fury 325 had some of the most consistent intensity of any coaster I’ve ever ridden. That thing was vicious and unlike any B&M mega I’d ever ridden.

Thursday, November 9, 2017 5:14 PM

Tekwardo said:

For all the victims out there that would still be alive if they hadn’t died on an Intamin, what do you have to say to them? Suck it up?

All activities in life involve risk. Everything you do has a chance for injury or death. You make it sound as if there are thousands of victims. In addition you make it appear as if it is totally the manufacturers fault.

You are more likely to be killed going to work, but we accept that as part of the daily commute.

Friday, November 10, 2017 8:27 AM

When something has to be redesigned so as not to kill someone, it’s no simply ‘common risk’ attached to it. Sure let’s just say the people killed were acceptable loss and move on because you’re just that stupid.

Friday, November 10, 2017 10:55 AM

I think his point is that moving the likelihood of fatal injury in a given activity from 0.00000002% to 0.00000001% is hard to accomplish.

Friday, November 10, 2017 11:22 AM

Glad someone was able to look at it from an objective point of view. :) Let's put this into perspective for a moment.

NSC states that you chances of death in your lifetime are the following:

Car Collision 1:645

Accidental Firearm Discharge 1:6,905

Airplane Incident : 1:9,821

Lightning 1:161,856

Per IAAPA chances of death on amusement ride in a lifetime are 1:750,000,000.

You are more likely to be killed by lightning, than riding a ride. We are arguing over an number which is statistically irrelevant.

Friday, November 10, 2017 11:39 AM

It’s not statistically irrelevant.

How many people have died on B&M coasters caused by a failure of the ride? RMC? Mack? Mauer? Reverchon? S&S? Premier? Come back with those numbers compared to Intamin and we’ll talk.

How many of those manufacturers have had to significantly alter a coasters course for safety? Or restraints for safety? How many of their launch mechanisms have had catastrophic failures that have or could have injured people?

When one company has multiple problems, the statistics aren’t irrelevant.

How many US companies are buying from Intamin right now? I can think of one recently.

Friday, November 10, 2017 12:26 PM

Intamin pushes the envelope in many ways, at the expense of an unblemished safety record, but I disagree with the notion that they are meaningfully less safe than other rides.

They have 358 currently operating attractions, which is significantly more than the other manufacturers you listed. Assuming a conservative 500,000 average annual ridership for those 358 rides, that's 179 million riders a year. Let's look at the last 10 years:

1,790,000 Rides

4 deaths = 0.0000002%

10 major injuries = 0.000006%

I think Intamin's lack of US purchases is mostly because they are so difficult to work with, and that very few roller coasters are being built in general here. They are building 10 outside of the US for 2018, which is a fair amount. Surely parks outside of the US care about safety and reputation too?

Friday, November 10, 2017 6:25 PM

China cares about safety? A country that has no problem with IP theft? Mmmmhmmm

Friday, November 10, 2017 6:53 PM

Fun: Thanks for crunching some of those numbers for me, I didn't have the energy this morning to find those datapoints.

Tek: How does lack of enforcement of copyrights translate into a disregard for safety of the citizens?


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