The Incerter seems to have been sucessful, and the Chaos was one of the most sucessful rides I have ever seen. They probably just have to reorganize their finances without the creditors breathing down their necks.
They've made some questionable decisions. Buying ARM (UK) was one; then there's the problem of trying to recoup development costs on the Inverter and Slingshot and Aviator. The Aviator in particular has to have cost them a fortune in design and redesign costs and they still can't make them work right and they still can't sell them. They've built a lot of Chaos rides, but that's the last runaway hit ride they built. The company really needs another Zipper or Chaos...some kind of a single-trailer money machine that they can sell lots of. Just like what Wisdom has done with the Tornado.
Maybe parks think there rides are unreliable. The Chaos at SFA which was brand new last year has had so many problems. Sometimes it gets stuck while trying to lift off the ground, and other times the sensors won't let the ride start because it thinks that a lapbar isn't closed when it is. Maybe this is why Six Flags and most other big park chains go with Zamperla for most of their kids rides. I would hate to see them go under though. Variety is a good thing.
Maybe this will encourage more innovation in ride design. Seeing as overseas makers seem to be on top of things, maybe we will see more of the Push It's and Flip Out's that out overseas friends ahve been enjoying for years.
I would be very interested in hearing whatever real news explains this. My own speculation is that the increasing consolidation of the major parks can't be beneficial for them, as it makes them more dependent on fewer income sources for the really big, new rides.
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