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?
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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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...
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!)
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.
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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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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.