Bell's clear to build new coaster

Posted Thursday, August 17, 2006 9:30 AM | Contributed by Zingo

For five years now, Bell's Amusement Park and nearby neighbors have been at odds over where to build a multi-million dollar roller coaster. Now, that dispute is settled and the park gets to build its new ride.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:22 AM
Rick_UK's avatar I'm very pleased for the park. They had alot of storm damage earlier in the year and it can't be easy for small parks these days so to be held back by locals when they're trying to invest must be annoying.
Thursday, August 17, 2006 12:39 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar Is this the next GG?
Thursday, August 17, 2006 1:51 PM
GG as in Gravity Group?

If so, doubt it, unless they switch from wood to steel.

Thursday, August 17, 2006 6:16 PM
Earlier articles mentioned that the coaster would be a wooden coaster on a steal frame. So maybe this could be another Gravity Group ride.

I know that Bell's was in discussions with Custom Coasters for the original design, so it would make sense that they continue with GG for the final design.

Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:55 PM
rollergator's avatar Bell's was supposed to have the wooden coaster that was like, 2/3-enclosed, right? Wonder how much those plans have been changed...
Thursday, August 17, 2006 11:19 PM
3 million? Seems as though most "state of the art" rides are more expensive than this. But to build one that only costs 3 million? Do they have some sort of financial deal, or will it just be a really small coaster?
Friday, August 18, 2006 3:00 PM
Maybe this will be something comparable to IBs Cornball Express that came in around this price.
Sunday, August 20, 2006 5:53 PM
Also, you can get a pretty decent wood coaster for around the $3 million mark. Not so with steel, but wood? Yeah, that oughta get them a pretty decent mid sized woodie. (or hybrid).
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 7:44 AM
Think of it this way. Voyage cost less than $7 million. Would you agree that half of a Voyage would still be a darned good ride?

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