Saturday, September 1, 2001 7:28 AM
I understand from B&M 4000ft. of track start at $12,000,000, thats how they figure there cost, But does anyone know how intamin figres there total cost for the rides ?
Like Millennium force was $25,000,000 , was that due to the track lengh, the hight or the new type of lift system ?
Titan Laps : 12
Saturday, September 1, 2001 7:31 AM
It all adds up. The more you want your ride to feature, elevator, height, speed, etc, the more it will cost to build something to hold up to speeds and stuff, and big supports. Nitro cost 22 mil, and MF 25 mil, why couldn't SFGAdv have gotten at GIGA for 3 million more? Oh well, maybe next year ;)
Nitro: The Most Explosive Coaster on the Planet explodes at Six Flags Great Adventure in 2001.
Saturday, September 1, 2001 8:08 AM
The cost isn't a nice simple formula. Its all in the details which can effect price dramaticly. Also, the numbers that you usually hear reported come from the parks. These numbers may include or not include, utilities, paving, landscaping, themeing, land costs, etc. This makes it hard to compare apples with apples.
Saturday, September 1, 2001 10:37 AM
Every ride is costed individually by every manufacturer. B&M for instance may START 4000 ft. of track at $12M, (I honestly don't know) but if they have a "flat-rate" pricing, that would be for placing the ride on "clear and level land". (For instance, look at concrete footers for SLC's etc.) Try building the same ride in Boulder Dash's location (or like SD2K, the need for earthquake-proofing), and watch that price go up. Basically, all manufacturing companies (not just coasters) take their expected cost to produce said product, add in "contingencies", aand then add on an acceptable profit margin. I'd be VERY surprised if any coaster company operated any differently!
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Saturday, September 1, 2001 6:11 PM
...I'm sure those earth magnets weren't all that cheap either.
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