Has HW released a statement about CCI?

Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:04 PM

I can see this getting closed soon, because it's killing the whole CCI topic. But I was just wondering, since Holiday World had been quite successful with this company and from what I know they have worked close, but has anyone from Holiday World commented on the dimise of Custom Coasters?

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:07 PM

Why would they?

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:19 PM

Yeah, why would they? Holiday World isn't CCI's keeper.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:25 PM
Just wondering if they would comment on anything at all, not saying they would have to. Sorry I asked.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:21 PM
I'm with you mike I would think that HW must be devestated. How can a small park plan on a major expansion within the next 10 years now? The affordability of CCI is what so many small or new parks depended on, I just can't imagine how parks are going to start out now w/o an excellent wood coaster.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:39 PM
Just a reminder, GCI is still around. Parks can buy a GCI also. I personally haven't ridden one, but they look insane with great layouts.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 7:41 PM
But are GCI as cheap as CCI?

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:00 PM

I don't think so. Check these 2 out:

http://rcdb.com/installationdetail478.htm (CCI)

http://rcdb.com/installationdetail100.htm (GCI)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:04 PM
Yeh but Shivering Timbers is massive, WildCat is very small. Not exactly worth the money, well not to most parks. (I'm assuming since GCI doesnt have alot of coasters).

*** This post was edited by mike.s. on 7/24/2002. ***

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:10 PM

That's not fair to compare those 2, The Shy One. They are polar opposites as far as woodies go.

SFGAM Die Hard, you ask how could they possibly plan a major expansion in the next 10 years? That's so rediculous! Seriously, there are other great family rides out there than CCI coasters, and who said they wanted a third one so soon? (Or even ever...it might be a bad idea...the public might see it as just another wooden coaster) HW's future and buisness do not rest on CCI. There are other fish in the sea, blah blah blah...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:18 PM

MikeMir87 said:
But are GCI as cheap as CCI?


No, but that's one of the things that got CCI in trouble in the first place. A business needs to MAKE money at some point...

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:19 PM

mike.s. said:
Yeh but Shivering Timbers is massive, WildCat is very small. Not exactly worth the money, well not to most parks. (I'm assuming since GCI doesnt have alot of coasters).

don't judge something you haven't ridden! First, Wildcat is not a small coaster. Second, it's a great one that I'm sure many parks would love to have rather than some of the junk that's out there in comparison. Why would you say it's not worth the money? It's a popular ride! Third, so what if GCI doesn't have many coasters. They've built a handful of some of the greatest wooden coasters ever built in the short time they've been around! (Let's not forget that Mike Boodley also designed many of CCI's early coasters!)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:20 PM

Don't take it personally Mike S., no one is here to bash on you for asking questions... I might seem that way sometimes, but trust me, usually, no one is trying to hate on you.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:25 PM
Timbers and Wildcat are both a bargain if you ask me.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:34 PM

Holiday World was probably the only park that had a CCI staff member who's job was solely keeping their coasters running. I presume the park is just going to hire this guy themselves now.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 8:39 PM
LOL, not to be mean, but Peabody, you seem so sure you know all about me and what I have ridden. And sure WildCat is a good ride, but it is small and a very short ride, I've never been on Timbers but it is huge from the stats and pictures and on many polls Timbers is one of the best (at least higher than Wildcat, even though they both offer different experiences). Now lets end that right now and stay on the topic. Thanks Zero-G, Ive been on here for about 2 years and I know I don't post the best topics or ask the right questions, but when people start attackin me for my curiousity, I'm to exhausted to even post or respond. So that explains why I barely post at all or share my input.

*** This post was edited by mike.s. on 7/24/2002. ***

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 9:53 PM

Fierce Pancake said:

Holiday World was probably the only park that had a CCI staff member who's job was solely keeping their coasters running. I presume the park is just going to hire this guy themselves now.



Jeff Hammersley was once an employee of CCI. But, he is no longer a CCI staff members and hasn't been for over two years.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 10:33 PM
GCI can also make use of their new junior, family, and out and back woodie models that they've had on display sincee 2001. With CCI out of the picture, parks just might turn to them. That out and back woodie looks good for an estimated 3,000,000 dollars.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 10:42 PM
Not all of the CCI coasters were cheap. Ghostrider cost 24 million to do. This is due partly to reorganization of the marketplace and double the wood. A lot of theming too.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2002 5:47 AM
Personally, I think the only park that I'd expect to be "devestated" by the demise of CCI is Cliff's, which got stuck with a half-finished coaster. And they've already issued a statement: They're finishing the job "in-house", that is, serving as their own general contractor in place of CCI and using the same people to do the work.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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