Do parks need a Hyper coaster to survive?

Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:35 PM
Do you think parks need a steel or any type of hyper coaster to survive? What's your reaction? *** This post was edited by VIPER on 6/21/2001. ***
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:38 PM
No.

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:40 PM
If you are talking about steel hypers, then no. Besides SOB, look at PKI. They get along great without a steel hyper. I dont think its necessary, but I would love to see one in that park

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:46 PM
They don't need them to survive, but it is a plus for them.
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:51 PM
definatly not..... look at holiday world, KBF, rat world, and IOA. those parks dont have hypers and they do a heck of a business. it's all about the market and targets the parks go after. hypers are a great draw. they give name recognition and publicity, but a great park doesnt need them. i'd take the Legend over any hyper, any day.

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:59 PM
I'll take Cyclops over Raging Bull. If I could do that, I say that a park does not need a hyper to survive.

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:07 PM
I don't think a park needs a hypercoaster per se, but it can't hurt either. Would have I made the 9 1/2 hour trip to CP if they didn't have MF and Magnum. No way in hell. But I do realize that plenty of parks are surving without a hypercoaster.
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:13 PM
Considering that the vast majority of parks out there don't have hyper coasters, obviously not.

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Thursday, June 21, 2001 8:38 PM
No way. Even though I really like them, a park doesn't need one to survive. Just look at some of the most successful parks like IOA, SFMW, Ect.

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Friday, June 22, 2001 12:17 PM
Parks don't need a hyper to survive, but if they want to become a major player they better add a hyper.PKI,KBF,and PKI are the exceptions. *** This post was edited by mamba on 6/22/2001. ***
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Friday, June 22, 2001 1:01 PM
I think the trend right now is to add a Hyper coaster as it is the most popular coaster type being added to parks. It isn't a necessity to survive but it is a big plus. I think Hyper's are following the same path that the Inverted coaster did. It has taking a bit longer to realize that Hyper's are the bomb.

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Friday, June 22, 2001 1:20 PM
No, but it can help in revenue and publicity.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 2:01 PM
yes if the park is in the middle of other major parks with hypers (~Cough~ SFWOA~Cough~) They should to be competitive.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 3:14 PM

Sheik al Squeak said:
"look at holiday world, KBF rat world



Okay, what the heck is rat world? To the original question, I would have to say NO!

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Friday, June 22, 2001 3:28 PM
Blink 3020 says:
Don't fight it, Ride it, Raging Bull!

YES!! finally a raging bull fan like me! Why doesnt any one else think like me??? isnt B&M the best???? SCREW INTAMIN (except for v2, that is just a spectacular ride)
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Friday, June 22, 2001 3:43 PM
How does that relate to the topic CoasterBoaster?!

Anyway. Back to the question..Hell No! Look at Holiday World! They don't need a hyper to survivE!
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Friday, June 22, 2001 6:04 PM
Of course not, MA doesn't have a hyper, SFWoA doesn't have a hyper, PKI, Holiday World, IOA, Big Chief, ETC...

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Friday, June 22, 2001 8:00 PM
I just got back from riding X-Flight for the first time, and the answer is NO! X-Flight is definately one of the best coasters I have ever ridden, it goes to show that you can do a lot with a coaster that does not have a tall hill.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 8:06 PM
no they definetly dont.
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 3:15 AM
No, but a signature coaster is VERY important.
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