It seems pretty clear that Arrow has an advantage over the competition.X is a truly remarkable design.It is a lot of bang for the buck.It's 220ft tall,has a revolutionary train design,has a terrific and extremely large infrastructure all for the bargain price of $14 Mil. When compared to other coasters and the outrageous price tags. It seems that Magic Mountain received a pretty sweet deal. What do you think?
*** This post was edited by Coaster Bob on 7/15/2001. ***
If they do they do. It might not be a bad thing. I'm sure if a new company did take them over. Arrow might find more resources to design even more new and exciting rides. Be able to hire a larger work force and create more rides more often.
Jeff's right, the real hard value of X is yet to be determined. However, interest in this coaster has exploded, giving SFMM the kind of publicity that they don't even have to pay for. I'm sure this is of far more value than the initial price tag of the ride. Without the blockbuster potential of X, the park would be looking at a recent death in their park, as well the disappointing delay of Deja Vu. X throws all of that into the background, showing flashes of brilliance before the vertical construction has even been completed. Now *That's* value.
------------- "Quite simply, our goal was to create the single most frightening thrill ride on the planet" -Arrow Dynamics on X.