Coaster Bills?

Sunday, March 20, 2005 10:07 AM
I was wondering who pays for the roller coaster bills. For example when PKI installed BAT and it only ran for 3 Seasons. Did Arrow pay to have it dismantled and pay to keep it up running for those 3 seasons. Our During TTD did Intamin pay for all the things that broke on it our was CP stuck with the bill to Fly all those Engineers from Europe. I think that the manfuactor should pay 100% of the cost.
Sunday, March 20, 2005 10:39 AM
Just like a new car, Im sure they have some kind of 2-yr 100,000 lap warrenty going on where-as the manufacture will pay for any major maintaince or mechanical problems incurred during that period.

...but after the warrenty, the park is stuck with the rest of the cost of any upkeep it needs if anything goes, and the park is responsible for anything done to the coaster there afterwards (or if there's a recall on any part).

BUT, I'm just assuming based upon common sense with all business practices of products & services.

Sunday, March 20, 2005 10:56 PM
Supposedly Arrow gave KI a discount on Vortex.
Sunday, March 20, 2005 11:10 PM
There was a talk that Top Gun was also a pay back for Bat, at least partially.
Monday, March 21, 2005 5:30 PM
That makes sense considering that PKI did not put in another Arrow after Top Gun.
Monday, March 21, 2005 6:40 PM
Why would they? Arrow was pretty much dead by 1993.
Monday, March 21, 2005 6:52 PM
DawgByte is right. It's kinda like a car. It may be under warranty for 3 years or 36,000 miles, but if you need to put tires, windshield wiper blades, light bulbs, oil changes etc. on in that time you need to pay. If somthing breaks like a body panel falls off , or the engine blows up for not reason it's covered under warranty. Basicly the same thing with coasters, although I'm sure it is probably different with every manufacturer.

Monday, March 21, 2005 9:41 PM
It all depends on what the contract says. I don't really know what is typical in the industry.

Of course, the manufacturer is also under pressure to please the customer in an industry where there are relatively few customers. With only about 100 customers in the country, you have to keep as many happy as possible.


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