Hershey Frequent Faller?

Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:16 PM
I remember seeing the awesome frequent faller on their website, but then it disappeared. I know probably everyone knows why, but I don't.
Could someone tell me please?
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:19 PM
The price of steel went up and the manufacturer wanted more money from Hershey than they had originally quoted, so Hershey backed out.
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:39 PM
Well that's stupid. That looked like a kick @$$ ride!
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:56 PM
And that was soooo two years ago ;)
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Thursday, November 9, 2006 8:47 PM
Turbulance (the rides name)--that about sums up the relationship between Hershey and Interactive Rides. There were lawsuits also which we never heard the results of that I can remember.
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Friday, November 10, 2006 2:27 AM
The Frequent Fallers didn't seem too intresting. All you really do is go up a lift and go down a straight track and fall into another one, over and over. Seems rather bland.
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Friday, November 10, 2006 8:52 AM
How does Interactive Rides stay in business? I was looking at their website and the rides they offer, and other than the TWO rides on the Stratosphere Tower, I haven't ever seen any of the other ones. To date, no one's purchased/built a Frequent Flyer, right? I just can't understand how these guys stay around (if having a website represents staying around).

-danny

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Friday, November 10, 2006 10:26 AM

VF--New-coaster07 said:
Well that's stupid. That looked like a kick @$$ ride!

It was stupid that Hershey backed away from a potentially bad business deal?

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Friday, November 10, 2006 10:38 AM
The horror of adhering to contracts as a way of business! :)
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Friday, November 10, 2006 11:14 AM
Who breached the contract? Did Hershey do it by backing out of a deal they made, or did Interactive do it by raising the price of a ride that they already sold? Or was the contract never signed to begin with?
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Friday, November 10, 2006 12:42 PM
Unless there was some provision to adjust for steel prices, I'd say it wasn't Hershey. And for something like that, you don't do business without a contract.
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Friday, November 10, 2006 12:59 PM
I doubt there was a provision. In my industry, there is nothing like that in any of our sales contracts. The price of running a job remains the same once a purchase order is issued, even if the cost of materials happens to go up between the time the PO is received and the start of production. We know of price increases ahead of time and if that's something we anticipate being an issue, we factor that into the price, not let it become a problem at the last minute.
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Friday, November 10, 2006 1:25 PM
IIRC, it wasn't just the cost of the structure that increased, Interactive was also going to reduce the number of cars it would provide. Plus wasn't the cost increase really huge, like 30-40 percent over the original estimate?
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Friday, November 10, 2006 1:27 PM
If that's the case, that's a pretty big increase in the price of steel. What did they want to do? Dip the rails in gold?
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Friday, November 10, 2006 1:51 PM
http://masstort.org/site/index.php?id=11
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 4:00 AM

DannyThompson said:
How does Interactive Rides stay in business? I was looking at their website and the rides they offer, and other than the TWO rides on the Stratosphere Tower, I haven't ever seen any of the other ones. To date, no one's purchased/built a Frequent Flyer, right? I just can't understand how these guys stay around (if having a website represents staying around).

-danny


No frequent faller, however besides the 2 on top of the Strat, there are at LEAST 2 X-Scream-like rides they've sold (the "official" name escapes me at the moment and I'm too lazy to go out to their website.) The ground-dwelling cousins don't look near as "Xtreme" (I could resist..lol). One is at Knott's in/near the kiddy section. The other I've ridden is at Rye Playland in NY.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 4:06 AM
They're called Sky Skaters. And ya, quite a few of those have been sold.
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Saturday, November 11, 2006 4:45 AM
It's almost reminds me of Huss on a smaller scale...

A couple of their rides (Enterprise, Condor, and TopSpin come to mind) sold like hotcakes EVERYWHERE. Then you have some others like the giants that have sold either none (Did they sell a Giant Jump2?), 1 (Giant TopSpin), or 2 (Giant Frisbee)

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:34 AM
PCW has a Giant Jump2 as Sledgehammer. It's a decent ride, but it looks much more intense than it rides.
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Sunday, November 12, 2006 12:25 AM
I believe Huss sold more than one giant frisbee. There are two in Ohio, Cedar Point and Kings Island, and at least one in Japan.

Edit - Upon further thought, isn't there another Tomb Raider installation at one of the Paramount parks? So they've sold more than 1 Giant Topspin as well. *** Edited 11/12/2006 5:31:01 AM UTC by Infamy***

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