Cost of a hyper?

Sunday, July 22, 2001 6:08 AM
I see alot of posts where people are saying that parks like MA should get a hyper. My question is what does a hyper cost?

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:16 AM
Magnum cost only 8 million, but now-a-days hyper's cost anywhere from 15-20 million.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:47 AM
Raging Bull cost 12 million. Around there?

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:50 AM
Nitro at Six Flags Great Adventure cost 22 million.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:46 AM
SD2K cost I think over 50 million... I think that was the most expensive ever. Most likely because of the cost of getting all of the track and supports from America to Japan(along with of course the sheer size of the thing). *** This post was edited by FloridaCoasterRider on 7/22/2001. ***
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:51 AM
It all depends on height, length, and the manufacture.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:58 AM
The Steel Dragon 2000 costed $52 million. (i heard that on a special on Lightning Racer and Stell Dragon 2000 on the Discovery Channel..."The Making of a Coaster")
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:15 AM
Steel Dragon is an exceptional case, however. There were special requirements due to that ride's location.

Most modern hypers are indeed in the $15-20 million range.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:51 AM
Phantom's Revenge was a relative bargain at about 7 million, but that's with the station, transfer track, brake run, lift hill, first drop, and part of the 2nd hill already in place from the old Steel Phantom... (Of course, it may include demolition costs from the other parts of the old ride, that's not really clear to me)

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 10:15 AM
Millennium Force cost $25 million.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 11:29 AM
It depends how tall/long you want the coaster to be. If you want to have it go up 200ft, come down, turn around, and go back into the station, it will be really cheap. If you want a nice, long, complex layout, it's gonna be a lot more expensive.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 1:10 PM
In gen. like they said 15-20million. Depends on all kinds of things including manufacturer.

SD2K is not a hyper, it's a giga, so I would say Giga's are in the range of 20-40million on an average. SD2K had to stand up to certain elements and it also was going to be the longest, and tallest, so much more cost.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 4:07 PM
Don't even start with the whole semantic thing. A hyper coaster is a big coaster. Next issue.

Steel Dragon has to deal with earthquakes and typhoons. That's really why it cost twice what Millennium Force did. (Keep in mind that Millennium Force track was manufactured somewhere in Europe, though I'm not sure where. The point is that it actually traveled by ship, rail and truck to get there.)

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 4:44 PM

B&M-TYCOON said:
SD2K is not a hyper, it's a giga, so I would say Giga's are in the range of 20-40million on an average.


That's good reasoning considering that there are only two in existence. And Jeff is right about SD2K's enviroment and MF's long distance to travel.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 5:48 PM
I am pretty sure B&M runs them pretty high in price. 22 million for Nitro? Does anyone know hoe much Gloilath/Titan was? Mamba and Wild Thing were both ten million, so that is the running proice for a Morgan. I think GandC put it best, the more complex, the more money.

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Sunday, July 22, 2001 10:56 PM
Goliath was 12 million.
Steel Dragon was 52 million,it doesn't hurt that the first 3 hills on this super hyper is over 200ft tall plus it's the world's longest coaster.
The last time I checked there was only one giga(Intamin term)coaster MF,Steel Dragon isn't an Intamin.
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 11:41 PM
Again, repeating what Jeff said. Don't start the semantics about what is and isn't a hyper or giga. Arrow coined the term "hyper," and yet we all call all Magnumesque (and bigger) coasters hypercoasters. Please, don't try to pick a fight.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 6:00 AM
Valleyfairs hypercoaster Wild Thing was an price tag at $14 million so I think hypers are in the $10 million to $15 million range depending on the coaster. Steel Dragon 2000 price tag was $50 million dollars.

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Monday, July 23, 2001 8:51 AM
Just think they could have had a dueling/ racing Millennuim Force for that price!

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Monday, July 23, 2001 9:06 AM
SD2K was also enormously expensive due to the fact that everything costs more in Japan - land primary among them (I'm sure transportation costs were very high, but earthquake-proofing and typhoon-proofing are not an issue in most North American parks, sorry MM). But as you can see, the cost of a hyper has gone up continuously over the years, as inflation never really stops...what cost $8M ten years ago should cost about $12M now at about 3-4% inflation annually.
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