How long do you people think it will be before the beast at pki will be beat, length for wood coaster. I am saying soon, with in the next three years. It is amazing a coaster built 25 years ago still holds the length for wood coasters. I say holiday world or michagan adventure will be the ones to beat the record if not by cp. It would be awesome if cp built a wood coaster starting at the begining of the park going down the midway circling the lagoon and coming back the other way. Even though 7,000 some odd feet is amazing with new technology it could be beat, Most people did't think the 300 foot barrier would be beat as soon as it was
I know kings island saved a lot of money on beast because they used park employees to build it and they design it so they wouldn't have to bulldoze as much. I don't see cp doing a wood coaster that large but you don't know what to expect from cedarpoint.
I doubt it will ever be broken. No parks are ambitiou enough to build a large woodie, and I doubt they will do that in the future, as steel coasters get more and more advanced and the parks opt for steel over wood...
I doubt that the Beast`s record of length, or even Son of BEast`s record of height and speed will be borken in the next five years. I even doubt they will be broken in the next ten years with all of the problems that Son of BEast has had since it opened.
Remember, The Beast is still the longest coaster in the US. Not only wooden but overall. I don't think anyone will try to beat the length record for awhile. Hopefully, PKI will be the one to beat it. ;)
And coasterz, I don't think lightning hitting SOB's computer, a slightly late opening, and being a little rough would stop any park from trying to beat the record. I hope they don't try to though.
Well with a motion simulator, you could simulate an 8000' woodie! Oh Boy!
Don't worry, I was only kidding...I hate those things.
Seriously though, now that the heights of coasters are getting ridiculous, the length record would be a lot cheaper to break. But with the economy's slowdown and all, and money lenders tightening their grips, the record will probably hold for a few more years.
I have been saying this for a while now, I think the length record is the only wood record worth breaking. Imigane a woodie with 2 lift hills, the first being an out and back monster, like Shivering Timbers, (about 5000') the second being a twister like Roar. (around 3000')
Please do not correct the lengths of the coasters I posted, I know that they are not the actual lengths, just using them as examples. Thank You
coastersrz said: "The Beast cost $4million to build. However as of 1999 PKI estimated that it would cost $8.7 million to re-create it."
So it's not out of the question. Knott's built Ghost Rider for 15 M + 10M in theming. ------------- Oooooh, my freekin' head.... Too many G's Too many G's! No, no, Too much Beer before the G's! Home Park: Knott's Berry Farm
I think it is out of the question. What park has the land to build a wooden coaster that long, without making it too intense? You have to remember that most of The Beast besides the two lifts are pretty close to ground level which results in less wood and lower prices.