Dollywood coasters

Tuesday, May 28, 2002 8:12 PM

I wen tto Dollywood about 10 years ago and I remember riding two coasters (maybe 1).. I remember an indoor coaster and a coaster where the front car was shaped like a train engine..

Can anyone help me with my fact here? This was before I was keeping track of my coasters. I would like to know what I rode then..

Thanks

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 8:19 AM

The coasters you are speaking of are Blazing Fury(Indoor Intamin) and Thunder Express(Arrow Mine Train). TE was removed in 1998 and replaced by the Tennessee Tornado, Arrow's smoothest looper ever. Thunder Express is now Big Bad John at Magic Springs in Arkansas... Any questions????

Keep an eye on Dollywood in the next couple of years.. I smell a swiss looper coming ;)

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:30 AM
Correct me if I'm wront, but didn't they spent more for TT than they would have for a B:TR clone?

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Sorrrrrrrry folks! Parks closed. The moose out front should have told you.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:41 AM
TT cost 8 million dollars to build, the exact amount they paid for Thunder Express when it was new. They sold TE to Themeparks, LLC for 3 million in cash in 2000. B&M inverts were around 9-11million in 1999, so TT was a little less than a B&M invert at the time. Now, their inverts are around 7-9 million.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 11:13 AM
I thought B&M Inverts (or anything else) were carrying a minimum price tag of 14-15 Million these days? I think Batman:TDK was 14 Million, RCDB says Talon (2001) was 13 million, Wildfire was listed as 14 Million.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 11:38 AM

Soggy said:
I thought B&M Inverts (or anything else) were carrying a minimum price tag of 14-15 Million these days? I think Batman:TDK was 14 Million, RCDB says Talon (2001) was 13 million, Wildfire was listed as 14 Million.

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All of the coasters with the exception of B:TDK you listed were custom designs. The standard B:TR inverted clone runs about 9 million dollars now. That is what SF paid for Vampire at LaRonde. When B&M introduces a new design, their previous designs drop in price. The compact floorless like B:TDK are around 12 million with custom designs being more. Custom inverteds are around 10-12 million dollars and custom floorless models are around 12-15 million. Hypers are still in the 14-17 million dollar range and the flyers are still around 12-15 million.

Wildfire was 14 million due to the terrain it was built on. on a piece of flat land, it would have been around 11-13 million.

Whew, thats alot of millions!!!!

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WCUSA-The World's largest theme park is coming!
Theme parks will NEVER be the same!

*** This post was edited by Chris Godsey on 5/29/2002. ***

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 12:05 PM
Hmmm... I could have sworn I saw somewhere that even a B:TR clone (on flat land) was around 12 Million. I realize that terrain, noise reduction, and customization will add to the bill.

Either way, Arrow's TT was cheaper than a comparible B&M, whatever the "lowest" price may be / have been.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 2:08 PM
Thanks for the info!
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*** This post was edited by James K on 5/29/2002. ***

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