B&M and kiddie coasters! Do they mix?

Tuesday, September 25, 2001 11:10 PM
At this point, they probably dont mix, but if a park asked B&M to construct a kiddie coaster, would they be willing to do so? I would love to see a kid sized Batman:TR at a Six Flags park, or a pint-sized Raging Bull where parents and kids could ride while enjoying a smaller-scale hyper(under 200ft of course). Since Vekoma has done the kiddie inverted(Rugrats Runaway Reptor) I dont see any reason why B&M cant have a coaster where you dont have to be 54" tall to ride.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 12:17 AM
Or maybe they could make a boomerang! It would probably be the smoothest boomerang yet. It would be cool if BM made kiddie rides.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 3:14 AM
I think it would be cool if they made a launched inverted shuttle.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 5:34 AM
it would be cool if they made a launched above the track sitdown  with a lay out simular to S:UE 
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 5:47 AM
A B&M kiddie ride? To hear some people tell it, you'd think that's what Great Bear is....! :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Who really did like Great Bear...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 6:19 AM
With the waiting list Bolliger & Mabillard seems to have, I wouldn't think a park would wantc to waste their chance to receive their very own B&M roller coaster by requesting a kiddie coaster.

So many other manufacturers could supply a park with a kiddie coaster -- I wouldn't think B&M would even be asked.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 6:33 AM
I cant see it happening, although Ive done it in RCT lol.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 6:46 AM
B&M has no waiting list.

(File this under the one with three-coaster deals.)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 3:04 PM

Have they had one in the past? I seem to remember hearing about companies (Six Flags specifically) who "reserved" a certain number of B&M coasters for a year.
Maybe it's simply because B&M only manufactured a certain number of rides in the past. Is this true? If it is, do they still do this?


 Jeff said:
B&M has no waiting list.
(File this under the one with three-coaster deals.)


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*** This post was edited by BriLam on 9/27/2001. ***

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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 3:25 PM
First off, B&M's are realatively expensive. I don't think parks will want to spend a lot of money on a kiddie coaster. Plus, B&M coasters are big (not neccessarily in size, but in larger than normal cars, the four across seating, large track, etc.) which does not match with a kiddie coaster.
B&M says the Great Bear at HP is a family coaster, imagine what B&M would call a kiddie coaster?

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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 3:26 PM
B&M and kiddie coasters, my answer is no. I couldn't image a B&M kiddie coaster.

I don't think B&M would make kiddie coasters. I think they like to build bigger coasters, and looking for a bigger profit.

There are a lot of manufacturers that make kiddie coasters, so I don't think B&M will join them, when there are many manufacturers already.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 4:58 PM
B&M is not a kiddie coaster designer. Half of the time the kiddies scream and cry about not wanting to go on anything so why waste time and money.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2001 10:49 PM
Tracey. A coaster designer is just that. A coaster designer!!! I guess my 6 year old daughter is in the minority because she will ride ANYTHING!! Nothing scares her and I am glad she is like this. B&M doesnt necessarily have to construct a kiddie coaster but they could design something where you dont have to be 54" to ride. As far as I know all of their coasters require this height minimum. If Intamin can create a 300ft monster and have a minimum height of 48" then I see no reason why B&M cant follow suit.
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 11:59 AM
Chitown: FYI, you have to be 54" to ride MF or probably any Intamin 300 footer in that matter. And, you only have to be 52" on Wildfire. But anyways, I agree with Matthew. That is an interesting fact about Great Bear.

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 12:06 PM
Millennium Force is a 48" ride as of this year. Someone told me that Intamin's spec is actually 44", but I can't verify that.

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 12:11 PM
Whaaa....??? This year, in June when I rode it, it said the height restriction was 54". They even didn't let a little girl on who was well over 4' but not quite 54". Sorry to wander off topic.

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 12:32 PM
I dont think that Great Bear is a family ride. No inverted is a fmaily ride.
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 1:33 PM
Except for Rugrat's Runaway Reptar, of course. ;)
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 1:51 PM
X is 48" and that's not a very soft looking ride! B&M make Fun Extreme coasters. A B&M kidde would annoy me cause that could have been a Monster. My cousin is 5 and everytime he see's Medusa, Nitro, and Batman he; crys cause he can't go on it! but he was scaried to go on skull mountain so.... And ....LOL.... We were going on Medusa and he was gettin excited.  I felt bad cause he couldn't go on it. He started to rain tears when we got to the trains! obviously we walked him to the Exit with his dad but afterwords he said the Floor scaried him! HA, imagine if he went on Nitro!
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:38 PM

Chitown said:
At this point, they probably dont mix, but if a park asked B&M to construct a kiddie coaster, would they be willing to do so? I would love to see a kid sized Batman:TR at a Six Flags park, or a pint-sized Raging Bull where parents and kids could ride while enjoying a smaller-scale hyper(under 200ft of course). Since Vekoma has done the kiddie inverted(Rugrats Runaway Reptor) I dont see any reason why B&M cant have a coaster where you dont have to be 54" tall to ride.
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"The Peoples Elbow" or "The Spinaroonie?. Cant decide which is the most electrifying move in sports entertainment!!! LOL

I think PKI has an inverted kiddie coaster that deals with reptar...The first in the world the way the website talked about it.

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