P>ONT size=2>ONT color=#cccccc>ONT face=Arial>STRONG>B>B>"The world's longest suspended rollercoaster, THE JUBILEE ODYSSEY will open in 2002 at The Magical World Of antasy Island. The monumental steel coaster costing staggering £28 million pounds is currently being constructed at the park. When completed the record breaking suspended coaster will in addition to being the longest of its kind on the planet, have the highest loops and the steepest drop in Europe. ODYSSEY OPENS MAY 2002"/B>/B>/STRONG>/P> P>ONT size=2>ONT color=#cccccc>ONT face=Arial>STRONG>B>B> Now does that appear a lttle expensive for a vekoma inverted to you. Yes okay it's going to be huge, but 28 million pounds, thats about 40 odd million dollars, seems a lot of money considering Air is costing 10 million pounds and Collossus 12 million. /B>/B>/STRONG>/P> P>ONT size=2>ONT color=#cccccc>ONT face=Arial>STRONG>B>B>Now i am not complaining that a great new coaster is being built in the Uk, this is going to be a great year for us British coaster lovers, but i thought that vekoma are the 'poor mans' alternative to a B&M. What do you lot think, is it expensive, or just some advertisers ploy to make it sound expensive and therefore good??/B>/B>/STRONG>/P>
Right now its $1.41. It would be 5,292,000,000. yen. I am punishing myself and will figure out every currency known to man for my mistake. ----------------- Don't, Don't Don't believe, Don't believe the hype.
*** This post was edited by Joe E. on 2/5/2002. ***
Joe E. : I think you might have been trying to do currency in the Euro, which... if costed 29 million Euros, would equal about 20 million American dollars.
Just one question... is this a SUSPENDED coaster like those Arrow suspended ones, or is it actually an inverted coaster like the typical SLC's? The web site says suspended, but the track looks like an SLC.
The other question remains... will this be a new generation of SLC's for Vekoma? More comfortable restraints? Completely new trains?
----------------- ...It's here, it's here, it's here!!! Whooptie-freakin' doo!! Ok, what's new for 2003?? I can't wait!!...
Wow....this actually sounds pretty fantastic to me. I love the feel of the Invertigo's and I think they're very fun. I thought that Deja Vu (at least the SFMM version) was utterly fantastic in every way. I think it will be grea to see what Vekoma can do with a apparently very large, full curcuit SLC type ride. Remember guys, the days that the standard SLC was designed was a long time ago and since then, Vekoma has done some really fantastic stuff. Combine the new engineering with very reliable technology (the SLC's are very reliable) and you have a ride which I predict will be stupendous. Anybody got a layout floating around? ----------------- Idle hands were orient to her.
A 265' inverted coaster could bet to be about that expensive, it all depends on what you include in the price. The park is obviously rather liberal with the truth. The coaster would have to be another hundred feet taller to reach the kind of speeds that they are talking about.
Dont judge it untill you ride it! ----------------- Out of the coasters i've ridden here is wat i rank them overall:(ive been to canobie lake and SFNE) 1. S:RoS 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Riverside Cyclone 4. Canobie Corkscrew 5. Thunderbolt 6. Galaxy 7. Mind Eraser 8. Dragon coaster 9. poison ivy's tangled
Mikemir87, I still can't get over you ratings. You ranked Yankee Cannonball over Cyclone and Thunderbolt, and a dragon wagon over a Venkoma Roller Skater.LOL Also, a Venkoma corkscrew over a Venkoma boomerang.ROFL