500' Skycoaster?

Thursday, June 19, 2003 8:28 AM
My dad said there are plans to put a 500' Skycoaster up in orlando has anyone heard about this?
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Thursday, June 19, 2003 10:18 AM
I think the Extreme Rides 2000 show said something about that.
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Thursday, June 19, 2003 1:27 PM
I think they'd have to strap you into a diaper!

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"It's not a Too-mah!" - Arnold after riding Batman the Ride

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 1:34 PM
I hope this becomes a reality and gets built! I went on the 300 ft. one down in Orlando not too long ago and that was amazing. I'm almost positive thats the tallest one in the world right now.

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B Rad

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 1:39 PM
see post of 515 foot coaster?

It is about 4-5 years off...but will happen. No one ten years ago we would have a 420 foot coaster. But we do. It is only a matter of time.

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 1:41 PM
I remember that show saying it was on the drawing boards....

but man, that was over three years ago. I think that idea is probably scrapped by now. I mean 500 ft? The tallest is about 300ft right now. Why spend all that extra money for something that tall, when you can get the record for cheaper?

Not to mention, what would you charge for a 500ft skycoaster to make it profitable? And would people pay it?

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 4:12 PM
Since when does the price of admission vary by the rides height?

If they still have plans to build the 500 footer then I think they'll go ahead & do it & I'm sure the peeps down there would be more than willing to pay the fee to have the crap scared out of them.

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 4:29 PM
I bet it would take a lot to make it profitable. But that would be awsome to ride. I wonder how fast it would go. I forget what formula I have to use to calulate it.
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Thursday, June 19, 2003 5:08 PM
Batwing Fan...

The 300ft Skycoaster of Florida costs $37 per rider to ride. There is no other skycoaster in existence that I know of that costs that much.

If they DIDN'T charge more it would take that much longer to pay off since it'd be exponentially more expensive.

That's why it'd cost more.

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Top Thrill Dragster -- The most intense, unbelievable, and spectacular fifteen seconds on any coaster, anywhere, ever.

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 5:13 PM
Dare Devil at Six Flags great adventure is $40 for one person! Go to Gadv.com t you'll see the price.
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*** This post was edited by Anonymous16 6/19/2003 9:20:03 PM ***
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Thursday, June 19, 2003 5:24 PM
I tried checking out the official website but couldn't find the prices for it.

However, I think the price goes down the more people who ride right? From my experience, I *believe* the price is the same or very slightly cheaper for the FL skycoaster. I might be wrong though, it's been a while since I've been on it.

Either way, I think my point stands, a 500ft skycoaster would more than likely cost more than a 300ft one.

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Top Thrill Dragster -- The most intense, unbelievable, and spectacular fifteen seconds on any coaster, anywhere, ever.

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 5:38 PM
At Gadv the skycoaster was 35 for one person, then 30 for two people then fifteen if three people fly if I remember correctly.

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-Sean Newman

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 6:37 PM
Man it's only like $10 a person at wild adventures.
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Thursday, June 19, 2003 6:43 PM
at Kennywood, it's (correct me if I'm wrong) $30 for a single, $20 per person for a double, and $15 per person for a triple. Thats not too expensive.

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My mind works in strange ways. Yeah with a chain driven lift hill and gravity.

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 6:45 PM
If so I will be one of the first on it! I LOVE skycoasters!

-Tina

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 7:10 PM
The turnover time is not profitable for a skycoaster that size. The lift time is too slow. Ask anyone with the standard 110' if they would trade it in. Answer is no.

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 7:15 PM
I see your point but if the lift time was excelerated a little I think that would make the experience even more scary. :-)

-Tina

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Feel The DragsterGasm....
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Thursday, June 19, 2003 7:20 PM
One word question....
Why?
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SW:):)SH
midwestinfoguide.com
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Thursday, June 19, 2003 9:28 PM
Another few words:

windburn, squished boobies, and ear popping.
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- John
I snap flyers.

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Thursday, June 19, 2003 9:37 PM

The only thing mentioned in the Extreme rides show about a 500 footer was that they have the ability to do it. Who will fork over the money to have one built is the question to be asked.
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Jim Hansen
Number of coasters ridden: 244
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