28 million pounds for a vekoma inverted !!!!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:06 PM
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>
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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:08 PM
Sorry about the odd lettering that appeared, i did not type it like that!!! But you can read between the lines.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:17 PM
28 million pounds?I wonder what that comes to in US dollars.I sure hope the folks on that side of the pond are getting thier money's worth.
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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:19 PM
52,920,000,000 Yen!

About 20 Million US$

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:21 PM
Here is the site if you don't belive me.

www.fantasyisland.co.uk

This park must have had a huge cash injection from some where, they built a new coaster in 2000 as well.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:24 PM
OK, I am silly and need to go back to calc.
39 million US$

Every currency rate I look up is different, lol!

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*** This post was edited by Joe E. on 2/5/2002. ***

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:24 PM
What?!  A Vekoma that goes 100 mph??  Oh...my....ouch....

Oh, and I thought the ongoing rate was about $1.50 for each pound sterling, so wouldn't that be more like $42 mil?
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*** This post was edited by Spacecase8310 on 2/5/2002. ***

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:29 PM
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. 
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*** This post was edited by Joe E. on 2/5/2002. ***

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:35 PM
Oh okay.  My bad.  Now I can afford it. ;)
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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:39 PM
Haha, want to split it?

I would rather take a Millennium Force and a couple of CCI's thank you ;).

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 6:51 PM
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?

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Ok, what's new for 2003?? I can't wait!!...

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Tuesday, February 5, 2002 9:24 PM
That is alot of money for a Vekoma. I would have gone with a B&M and spent the extra few million...atleast with that you get a sure-fire product.

How much extra do you think it would be?

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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 1:55 AM
Well isnt the ground VERY soft where the coaster is going, if so then that would make the price extremely higher, than if it was on normal ground
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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 3:15 AM
20 million dollars higher? 40 mil is a lot for any coaster!!
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...It's here, it's here, it's here!!! Whooptie-freakin' doo!!
Ok, what's new for 2003?? I can't wait!!...
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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 4:09 AM
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?
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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 8:50 AM
There's an excellent site devoted to Odyssey here with information and construction pictures of the ride. (P.S Its not my site)

 

 

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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 10:07 AM
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.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 10:13 AM
Dont judge it untill you ride it!
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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
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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 10:37 AM
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
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Wednesday, February 6, 2002 2:39 PM
Why haven't I heard of this coaster before?
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