Coaster Company of the Future?!

Saturday, January 5, 2002 9:01 AM
Will Arrow regain its crown, or will B&M continue to dominate?  Will Intamin be the new king, or will Vekoma make good rides and rule?  Is TOGO jumping back on the list (God, please no!), or will Premeir take command.  You tell me.  I think Arrow or Intamin wil rule the coaster kingdom.  That's just my 2 cents.
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Saturday, January 5, 2002 9:33 AM
Arrow and Premier probably. But good companies can change very fast. Intamin wasn't too popular until the S:RoS, Volcano, and S:TE were built. So it takes about 4 years. B&M was a pretty new company when they started building their smooth scream machines and they have done pretty well.

Edit: Didn't TOGO go out of business?
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*** This post was edited by bigkirby on 1/5/2002. ***

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Saturday, January 5, 2002 10:05 AM
My post said "Is TOGO jumping back on the list" which I meant: Are they coming back?  It wasn't serious, just to fill in a spot on my post.
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Saturday, January 5, 2002 12:54 PM
I think the industry as a whole is in for a wake-up call with the way the economy has been lately.  However, I think Intamin and B&M will continue to make great coasters.  Premier (with the lap bar innovation) and Arrow (4D) seem to be poised to jump back into the game big time.
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Saturday, January 5, 2002 12:59 PM
The coaster company of the future.....that's a easy one. MINE, well in about 10-15 years
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Saturday, January 5, 2002 2:57 PM
I hope we see Arrow make a comeback with it's flagship coaster (4-D) and Intamin will keep manufacturing quality, glass smooth, hypers and gigas as well as launched rides. I see Custom Coasters dominating the wooden coaster companies as they are today. Custom rides, really cheap, and nation-wide recognition is always a plus!

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Saturday, January 5, 2002 3:08 PM
I believe Arrow is going to come back in a big way with their 4-D, Arrowbatic, and maybe even see a resurgance in their megaloopers.

In the wooden department I am banking on Great Coasters Intl. There are already alot of CCI's(They have already broken into the mass market.) Great Coasters on the other hand is an upcoming company with lots of room to grow.

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Saturday, January 5, 2002 5:34 PM
If I had to pick a company that I felt was currently leading the pack I would have to go with Intamin. They have recently debuted successful new prototypes, as well as find their own niche in some already established ride types (mega coaster for example). They have also been able to do with at an affordable cost to parks. I see this company being a strong player for the next few years.

egarding B&M, I think a lot will rest on how well their version of the flying coaster is recieved. I can see them being able to sell an inverted and a floorless, as well as a speedcoaster or two, for each of the next few years. But the flying coaster is their next big prototype and I can't help but think they are hoping for another success on the same level as their inverted design had.

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Saturday, January 5, 2002 6:03 PM

coastergoose said:
"Will Arrow regain its crown, or will B&M continue to dominate?  Will Intamin be the new king, or will Vekoma make good rides and rule?  Is TOGO jumping back on the list (God, please no!), or will Premeir take command.  You tell me.  I think Arrow or Intamin wil rule the coaster kingdom.  That's just my 2 cents.
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First all i have to say is that right now How can B&M be the leaders when they can only make X amount of coasters. The King right now is Vekoma, with about what 32 ride openings juist this year.
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Saturday, January 5, 2002 6:05 PM
And aslo in the wooden section. I think CCI might get some EXTREMELY Fierce Competition when SFMM gets Americas first Intamin Woodie. I think Intamin will become the new leader of the coaster world in about two to three years. Also i have heard nothing but good about their Woodies.
Edit: I also think that the intamin Inverted coaster might be landing some where in the states VERY SOON. I am think a Paramount Park for some reason.
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*** This post was edited by IntaminAG1@school on 1/5/2002. ***

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Saturday, January 5, 2002 10:14 PM
Here's my thoughts...

B+M will continue to be popular but will stay in their 'niche' of high-quality, popular, and high cost coasters. 

Intamin will dominate the majority of the market because of their new wooden and inverted coasters.  they have a good rep in the industry already.  Did I mention their other rides (gyro drops, water rides) are pretty awesome too?

Arrow will make somewhat of a comeback but not as much as many people here think.

Vekoma will stay low on the totem pole with many parks and coaster fans.  They'll eventually introduce new rides again after their "back to the basics" approach they're taking now, and when they get back on their feet financially.  They'll still be considered second-class citizens in the coaster domain, though, especially to the Six Flags chain (see:  Deja Vu).

CCI will remain strong and gradually decline in popularity some, just like the Summers-Dinn phenomenon.  But they won't vanish like S-D unless their rides start to prove bothersome from a maintainence standpoint.

Premier will enjoy the popularity it does now for some time.  I don't see them becoming today's Intamin.

GCI and especially RCCA will play small roles in the wood coaster market but will still survive.

I wonder if any buyouts will occur.  I could forsee Intamin taking advantage of Vekoma's low value once they pay off all their debts (you know, the reason they filed bankruptcy) and buying them outright.  CCI, GCI, and RCCA could collaborate or merge... maybe not all three, but two (probably GCI+RCCA) is somewhat believeable.

Bottom line:  my money is on Intamin.

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 7:38 AM
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 9:04 AM
I really think that Intamin is the coaster company that is rising more than any of the others. B+M I think will be around for a very long time, continuing their tradition.

I think that S+S will start to make some really crazy designs... awesome ones too...They are definately on their way to the top. (pun..sigh)

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 1:59 PM
I would definitley have to say B&M. I love B&M and with all their successfull and smooth coaster designs, they are unbeatable IMO. They are just going to introduce their version of the flying coaster at Alton Towers in 2002. They probably, but I don't know for sure, have the most coasters spread out around the world, and what other companies make dive machines like Oblivion and G5???? The only thing that might bring them down is their high prices.

I also think Intamin will be high up there with B&M mainly because of their newer and crazier and smoother coasters (S:TE, the impulse, and Xcelerator) are great examples. :)

I'd love to see Giovanola spring back up after their huge success with Goliath and Titan, but I haven't heard much more of them after Titan was introduced.

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 2:26 PM
IntaminAG: there are at least two Intamin woodies the American Eagle @ SFGA is an Intamin coaster.  that's at least one that I can think of off-hand.
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Sunday, January 6, 2002 7:41 PM
coasterjedi, Intamin and Vekoma are both building wooden coasters in Europe (and good ones from what I've heard). 

B&M will be around, as will CCI - they're too popular right now to believe either is going away anytime soon.  GCI and PTC will still be working on wooden coasters in some capacity...Arrow will still be working in steel (although I'm still not convinced of the long-term durability of X, it looks extremely fun, as does ArrowBatic).  Also Premier, and (I hope) Setpoint, and our Italian friends Pinfari and Zamperla .

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Sunday, January 6, 2002 9:06 PM
I thoguht Premier was a part of Intamin? Or under the Intamin name? Ok, so I tihnk B&M and Intamin will be good, becuase of the wide variety of rides Intamin builds, and the smoothness and quality of B&M coasters.

As far as other rides go, I think S&S has a good chance, with their Abolutely Insane and Thrust Air rides. Maybe HUSS, too... only time will tell...

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Monday, January 7, 2002 7:01 AM
wow, I am pretty sorry.  Stan Checketts is the MAN, and will be around as long as he and Sandy have air in their lungs (and their compressors)...my apologies to S&S for the omission...
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