China's Knight Valley to get new GCI

Posted | Contributed by Mamoosh

Great Coasters International, Inc. has been chosen to design/build a 4,817 ft (1,468 m) wood coaster for China OCT's Knight Valley. This behemoth will be GCI's largest single track coaster yet and will feature a 147 ft (44.8 m) lift and a wild 131 ft (40 m) triple-down first drop. Beginning the ride with a castle fly-through, the ride also has an exciting station fly-through (often a GCI signature), a station fly-by, and 80 degrees of banking.

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delan's avatar

I am so hella green right now!

DantheCoasterman's avatar

Any volunteers to pay for my plane ticket to China?


-Daniel

That first drop combo looks like it will be Epic!!!

Intaminlover said:
That first drop combo looks like it will be Epic!!!

agreed. crazy air over that first little hump i bet. its just sad that it's gonna be so far away :(


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Is that an extensive underground tunnel I see? Looks like an amazing ride.


Mamoosh's avatar

Looks like it, yes.

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What's the price tag on this woodie?


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-Daniel

You gotta think less than 10 anyways. I'll guess 8 and a half mil.

I bet TPR will do a china trip next year or the year after.

well troy is gci's second longest, and that was almost $9 million. i gotta imagine with a ride this big and the long distance to ship things will push the price tag closer to 10 or 11 million


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^ too lazy to hit the 'shift' key?

Obviously not - he used a dollar sign. ;)


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What has to be shipped? Just the trains, right? Whatever happened to Coasterpunk?

Does the fact that it's a terrain coaster (and thus closer to the ground most of the time but also harder to contruct) increase or decrease the price?


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Mamoosh's avatar

LOL dj ;)

One would think that keeping the track close to the terrain and thus using less wood in the bents would indeed result in lower construction costs. But this coaster also appears to have a lengthy tunnel, so....

Constructing on a hillside also brings complications, though I don't know that those complications would be significant in terms of cost (relative to the overall project cost).


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