Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011 1:27 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Dorney Park unveiled its latest roller coaster for thrill-seekers, Stinger, a 138-foot-tall Scorpion-themed ride that will flip passengers around six stomach-churning inversions at speeds reaching 55 mph. The $10 million inverted boomerang coaster, expected to debut on the opening day of the 2012 season, is from a California park owned by Dorney parent Cedar Fair LP.
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$10m? If it where new, yes, but it's not.
Well, there is about 2,500 miles between the parks, basically the entire length of the U.S. That would have to cost a few million in transport.
The ride, previously called Invertigo, operated from Great America in California, where a mechanical failure left two dozen people trapped 80 feet in the air on it for at least three hours in 2009. All of the trapped riders were rescued and no one was hurt.
That's exactly what you want pointed out in your new ride announcement, eh? It's too bad they didn't include the gratuitous CNN news video from that day.
Love the logo. $10 million though???? I understand the transportation costs are probably crazy, and they have to rebuild/repair/paint, but there is no way this costs $10 million for a coaster the parent company already owned. So if it were brand new, you mean to tell me a boomerang coaster would cost even more than $10 million????? I wonder if they factor the original cost of the coaster in these figures, otherwise I don't see how it makes financial sense to move a coaster.
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