?about TTD & Kingda Ka

Sunday, June 21, 2009 11:47 AM

I noticed in one of the past interviews with Mark Shapiro he stated that Kingda Ka cost SF 50 million dollars. Cp only paid 25 million for TTD so my question is ...How can 318 feet of more track, 36 feet of height added and 8 mph more on KK add up to 25 million dollars more then what CP paid?

It seams like for 50 million SF should of gotten an 840 foot tall, 240 mph rocket coaster lmao.

Is Shapiro just inflating the numbers here to win his case on why building the huge enthusiast loving coasters is not going to be happening under his watch.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:05 PM
Daniel Smith's avatar

Maybe hes including the repair costs?

Last edited by Daniel Smith, Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:05 PM

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MF-72,TTD-36,Mantis-35,Raptor-44, Magnum-43,Maxair-8,SkyHawk-14,Maverick-11/ KI DB-63

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 12:11 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Purchase, construction, maintenane, and repair costs to date.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 1:39 PM

And a bunny hill. That's gotta run you another mil there, at least. ;)


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 3:14 PM
Jeff's avatar

I thought that was the cost involved with renovating that entire area of the park, wasn't it?


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Sunday, June 21, 2009 3:24 PM

I thought so too. I think I read that the 50 million was for the entire Golden Kingdom section of the park.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009 10:07 PM
PRWagner's avatar

I think I agree with the repair cost statements/jokes. I've only been to Cedar Point once and SFGA once while the Kingda Ka was built (a few times prior). The Dragster broke while we were in line and they kept putting people on and taking people off the carts over and over for almost 1 hour. We were about 3 carts away from the ride and we got so mad that we got out of line anyhow. Decided to go ride the others a few more times instead. The Kingda Ka broke while we were in line as well, but only for about 15 minutes. We got on and rode it, but the ride was down for the rest of the day about an hour after we got off.

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Monday, June 22, 2009 2:14 AM
DantheCoasterman's avatar

I'm still in shock that Nagashima Spa Land paid over $50 million for Steel Dragon 2000...talk about a poor investment.


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Monday, June 22, 2009 7:54 AM
LuvRaptor's avatar

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Kinda Ka Ka

nuf said ;)

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It's all about getting around the barrels or over the fences, right leads, no faults, fastest time and still looking pretty when done. What's so hard about that? :)

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Monday, June 22, 2009 11:35 AM
DaveStroem's avatar

Another part could also be that when Intamin contracted TTD they ended up going over their cost expectations and not wanting to repeat that they upped the price on KK.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009 10:20 PM

Part of the extra costs might also be differences between NJ and Ohio requirements and building codes. 25 mil is a lot in that regard, but there also might be soil conditions, etc. that would make up some of the difference. Another thing to think about is TTD was built a few years earlier that KK, and in that time period, steel prices went through the roof.

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:53 PM
Daniel Smith's avatar

I thought that Steel Dragon 2000 price went up because of the extra steel, like two or three times as much. Because there in the Cyclone area.


My CP count (From June 2001-Oct 2008) 2009 Platinum Pass Holder
MF-72,TTD-36,Mantis-35,Raptor-44, Magnum-43,Maxair-8,SkyHawk-14,Maverick-11/ KI DB-63

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Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:10 PM

^As I recall, SD 2000 was built to withstand light-to-moderate earthquakes which are common in the Pacific Rim. So, that equates to a lot more steel needed for its construction.

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