How Long until we Break 400ft

Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:09 AM
It seems that the giga coasters boom(It was a boom sincethey cost so much and they opened so close to each other) has stoped dead. Only two parks in the whole world have them. Unlike Hyper coasters who had a big boom in their 2nd year, Giga's arent popping up all over the place like i hoped. So my questions is how long will it take to break 400ft if it took ten 11 years to break 300ft *** This post was edited by Flds on 2/11/2001. ***
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:15 AM
That is hard to say, its really a matter of how long it takes for a bunch of parks to get gigas. I mean, MF wasn't built until a whole lot of parks around the world had hypers, so MF was something which set CP apart from the rest, just like magnum did earlier. So really, until we see a substantial amount of parks with gigas, which may take a while due to the cost, it may be a good while until any park sees the need to have a 400footer-but if i had to guess i'd say 15-20 years
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:21 AM
Gee, I never knew that there was a giga coaster boom. Just because two giga coasters went up, does not mean that there is a boom. There never was a boom. Anyways, I think it will be a long time until we see anything in the 400 ft. range. Honestly, I think it could easily be another 2-3 years before we see another giga. The GP is plenty satisfied with sweet B&M inverteds and new crazy new prototypes that are much cheaper than gigas.

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Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:28 AM
Not only is the cost an issue, but think about this- not many parks with the money have enough money to build a 400 ft coaster (Nano-Coaster?:)), have enough space to create one. Think about how long the pull-out will have to be to avoid pulling like 7 Gs! I think it'll be at least 20 yrs.
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:39 AM
Hey someone better edit that message by coastergenius, because I put F*** on, and they took it off right away.

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Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:43 AM
Wheres Los Vegas?
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 10:46 AM
Not only are we talking about the cost of the ride, the amount of space needed for a ride of this type must be taken into consideration. It becomes a juggling act of where to put it without sacrificing other attractions. Remember with any good park a balance must be kept in order to keep the GP coming.
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 11:02 AM
Um, are we are talking 400 foot full circut coasters? We all know that 400+ feet can be done because of S:TE. Making it full circut is just a matter of money.
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*** This post was edited by Metrock on 2/11/2001. ***
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 11:09 AM
Where in Vegas? The Stratosphere tower. Why Arrow? Because that's the company who is researching the project.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
*** This post was edited by Soggy on 2/11/2001. ***
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 11:10 AM
If it happens it will be off of the stratosphere tower. Here is the thread.

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=3857

Everyone just chill out a bit...
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I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters *** This post was edited by FloridaCoasterRider on 2/11/2001. ***
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 11:53 AM
All I know is, is that I can't wait.

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Sunday, February 11, 2001 11:57 AM
There are tons of hypers poping up all over the p;ace that are around 250 feet, how much more does another 50 feet cost?
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 1:27 PM
I don't think it will happen anytime soon. Not only is cost a problem, but also a lot of park have a height limit. Gurnee won't let SFGAm build anything over 300ft for example.
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 1:34 PM
not only is it a money issue,but a lot of parks have zoning laws that permit them to build only up to certin heights.also some parks just dont have the room.
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Sunday, February 11, 2001 2:17 PM
My guess is that it'll be a while. The GP still likes hypers, and gigas are really expensive. Also, imagine the amount of stress on the track a train travelling at 100+ mph would cause.

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Sunday, February 11, 2001 4:29 PM
So few parks have the zoning, space and money to invest in such a large investment to get a ROI, so coasters all that high will be very few and far between.

In say, 10 years, if a park wanted to install a M. Force style 400 footer, they would have to shell out close to $50+ mill as well as get a lot of zoning approvals, aircraft warning lights, and plenty of space to clear for the thing...
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