Kinda ironic that we're there mostly for *wooden* coaster preservation, and here's a Steelie (Vekoma no less, ROFL) that was *rescued* from rotting in storage at their facility....hope Magic Springs got a great DEAL on it...:)
$7 mill for Gauntlet, not a great buy, but about half of what a new Batman, or other smaller inverted by Beemer would cost. I hope it is half way decent, the two I've ridden were nothing memorable, except for T2, i'll forever remember that coaster in the ball crushing glory it is.
What I think is really interesting is how the non-enthusiasts (i.e. what people like to call the general public) are reacting to this ride. They are fascinated by it and if thats the case then good for Magic Springs because it is something that will obviously help the park be successful. When you see huge lines for SLC's at other parks you realize that it is really only the enthusiast community that really despises these rides. I myself happen to like them. I think the layout is really great and very disorienting, the ride is a bit rough for me but that's good because it makes for an intensity you don't get on a B&M invert. The best thing is they are inexpensive to build yet have a very high wow factor among non-enthusiasts which draws more peeps to the park.