"coaster contracts"

Tuesday, April 3, 2001 4:22 PM
Umm, every site every rumor almost every time someone mentions a "3 coaster deal" or a "2 coaster contract" with a company or a park. Do companies and parks actually make these kind of contracts? I don't really believe so. There may have been a situation or 2 in the past, but it seems like EVERYONE is making up rumors with these "coaster contracts".

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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 4:29 PM
Yeah, like CP's "3 coaster contract" with B&M. However there are several parks with 3 Beemers.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 4:57 PM
Cedar point still has 2 more coasters left to fill on the contract don't they or is magnum a beamer or something. Anyways parks often make contracts of two coasters. This is usually made after a park finds a company they like and rides a durable. take intamin and cedar point, if cedar point park officals like the job they did on MF then they would probably get a 2 or three coaster contract. The things about the contracts are the designers don't have to accept or take on a project. Cedar point had the 3 coaster contract which i think had 2 spots when they took MF project to b+m. bm didn't want to try to build a coaster that large or attempt it so they told cedar point to go some where else, and the rest is history
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 6:03 PM
And I'm sure you've heard about Silver Dollar Company and their rumored contracts for three coasters apiece from B&M and Arrow. Wildfire is part of the deal, I don't know if Tenn. Tornado is (SDC owns SDCity and Dollywood/Dollyworld/whatever and maybe more that I don't know of). I don't have any facts to back this up, but to the best of my knowledge it is true. And especially so since SDCity has never made any attempt to get on the coaster map until now -- quite a big jump, one would think they'll follow it up with something more...
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 6:08 PM
There are never, not ever (and did I mention not ever) multi-ride deals between parks and manufacturers. It just doesn't happen. Not ever. A case could be made where a company like Six Flags might buy in a year three or four Impulse coasters from Intamin or Deja Vu's from Vekoma (since they obviously have), but to ever suggest that a Cedar Point or Busch Gardens has a deal with anyone is absurd.

Ask yourself: Do you commit tens of millions of dollars to one manufacturer when you don't know what market conditions will change? Cedar Fair's CEO has flat out said in an interview on this very site that the third and subsequent years out have to be flexible in long-term capital improvement plans to adjust to market needs and economic conditions.

These stupid contract rumors are the result of kids who have too much time on their hands who think that if they talk about it enough it'll come true.

Or it might be the Lemon Chill(TM) guy.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 6:14 PM

JORDON DUNHAM said:
"Cedar point still has 2 more coasters left to fill on the contract don't they or is magnum a beamer or something. Anyways parks often make contracts of two coasters. This is usually made after a park finds a company they like and rides a durable. take intamin and cedar point, if cedar point park officals like the job they did on MF then they would probably get a 2 or three coaster contract. The things about the contracts are the designers don't have to accept or take on a project. Cedar point had the 3 coaster contract which i think had 2 spots when they took MF project to b+m. bm didn't want to try to build a coaster that large or attempt it so they told cedar point to go some where else, and the rest is history"

Where are you getting this stuff? Can you provide us with any proof? (Not trying to sound nasty) It sounds like it came from the same person that said Magnum is sinking!
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- Peabody
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 6:20 PM
I thought that SFGAm had a contract with B&M for like 1 or two more coasters. Hmmmm
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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 9:20 PM
Why would anyone even want 3 coasters of the same designer? I think that variety is way better than having three closely related coasters. It just makes more sense to buy coasters one at a time. If a park wants more than one of the same designer, than they can get that situationally. WOuldn't it be strange to get three CCI coasters in a span of a few years. Not that that is a bad thing. But I think it would be better to get a CCI, A B&M, and an Intamin. Then you could go back and get another CCI etc. if you want one.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2001 9:44 PM
Case in point would be SFWOA. The year 2000 saw CCI, Intamin, B&M, and Zierer. This year we see a Vekoma. Thats the way it should be. Variety in coaster types and manufacturers.

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