Busch to reduce capital spending over next few years

Posted Friday, April 27, 2001 5:43 AM | Contributed by supermandl

After spending $388 million on capital improvements in its nine parks over the last three years, Busch plans to reduce capital spending and instead focus on profits.

Read more from The St. Petersburg Times.

Friday, April 27, 2001 6:42 AM
As long as they either reopen or redesign Drachen Fire.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 6:42 AM
I guess we won't be seeing a new coaster at BGT for sometime now. Whatever happened to the rumor that someone (the operative word being 'one') saw silver Intamin box track near Kumba? Ah ah, that person must've been looking at Rhino Rally track.

How much did RR cost? Perhaps that's why Busch is cutting back.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 7:35 AM
And just when I was waiting for an "Atlantis" at Sea World San Diego!!
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Friday, April 27, 2001 7:41 AM
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coastermad
I was hoping that they were going to complete BGW Ireland section with The Banshee next year. A wood coaster is still a missing piece for the park.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 7:42 AM
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coastermad
I was hoping that they were going to complete BGW Ireland section with The Banshee next year. A wood coaster is still a missing piece for the park.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 7:53 AM
Well, they did say reduce, which means that they're not cutting out spending altogether. Perhaps we won't see new coasters at 4 different parks next year, but maybe 2 instead... or coasters with less theming to cut back on costs.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 8:57 AM
We still see plenty of coasters, don't worry.

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Don't touch the watch.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 11:28 AM
Who needs Rhino rally I'd rather have coaster
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Friday, April 27, 2001 12:15 PM
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Friday, April 27, 2001 12:23 PM
That'd be great if they added a wood coaster to the Ireland section as well if they reopen Drachen Fire.
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Friday, April 27, 2001 5:00 PM
"Busch to reduce capital spending over next few years."

A typical campaign promise. :)
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Saturday, April 28, 2001 4:13 PM
O well. I have heard rumors about a new Sea World Florida addition, but so much for that. Unless they move something they already have....I doubt it will happen though.
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Sunday, April 29, 2001 6:58 AM
Rob Ascough is right, they did say reduce spending. If they were to add atleast one new attraction to a Busch park it would most likely be BGW with the long awaited wood coaster, because they havn't had a new attraction since Apollo's Chariot ( I don't count Irleand as being a new attraction) and that was 2 years ago now. And if they were to add a new coaster, it wouldn't open until 2002/2003 making it 3 to 4 years after apollos chariot. They wouldn't hold off any longer. I hope!
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Monday, April 30, 2001 2:03 PM
I think spending on SeaWorld would be a better idea now. Perhaps an Atlantis Clone/Major Coaster(big E ticket like Kraken) combination for California, it needs more stuff than that rapids ride.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001 7:23 AM
They did sell Sea World Ohio to Six Flags for $100 million. I really look for BGW to get a new coaster next year, and yes a wooden is needed bad...along with opening Drachen Fire.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2001 12:43 PM
OzDude,
Why don't you consider Ireland a new attraction?

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I promise I won't go off on a rant about those @#$%^&*! Toboggan's again.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 5:46 AM
Look at it this way, they built a $15 million plus coaster called Apollo 2 years ago, if they build a wood CCI costing $5 million. Thats a reduction in cost.

Boy, I sure pulled that one out of my.....
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Wednesday, May 2, 2001 5:15 PM
I never knew they had 9 parks, I just know about BGW and BGTB, what are the 7 others?

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What is life without geniuses and SFA?
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Thursday, May 3, 2001 8:12 AM
The Sea World parks.
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