How much do the new coasters cost? such as x, xfli

Sunday, February 25, 2001 3:53 PM
how much are the new coasters costing and and what is the most expensive coaster going in this year.(not including theming.
Sunday, February 25, 2001 5:10 PM
Milennium Force was around 25 million. But I don't know any other prices.
Sunday, February 25, 2001 5:15 PM
I heard X was around $14 million.

Sunday, February 25, 2001 5:39 PM
i know alpengeist was 17 mil and medusa was 15 mil
Sunday, February 25, 2001 6:18 PM
Steel Dragon cost about 52 Million dollars. I have no idea why.

Lance Baker

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Sunday, February 25, 2001 6:39 PM

Lance Baker said:
...Steel Dragon cost about 52 Million dollars. I have no idea why...

I keep wondering about that myself. Those extra couple of feet seemed to cost more than all of Millenium Force! Maybe it was the oversees shipping...

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Sunday, February 25, 2001 7:22 PM
Well, I'll throw out my standard comment, since no one else ever uses it:

I don't know how much it affects the bottom line, but aren't Japanese coasters required to have catwalk along the entire length of the coaster? And SD2K is pretty long, too...

Matt Lynch, who has asked this question many times, yet still hasn't gotten an answer...
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Sunday, February 25, 2001 8:08 PM
I don't think there is a walk along the whole track, but there are some maintenance access places (for inspection, I assume).

I suspect the real expense on Steel Dragon was making it resistant to earthquakes. Look at how dense that structure is compared to, well, compared to any steel coaster in the states.

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Sunday, February 25, 2001 8:10 PM
And didn't that raise the cost of Ghostrider quite a chunk, too? That makes perfect sense.

(Moments later...)

Check out Morgan's site ( ). In almost all the pictures I see of Steel Dragon, it does, indeed, have catwalk along most of the ride. The only places I don't see the walkway is on areas low enough to the ground that a ladder could probably be used to get people down.

Again, though. I don't know how much it would affect the bottom line. Hell, I don't even know if I'm right. ;)

Matt Lynch, who's now waiting for the final word from a loyal Buzzer...
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Monday, February 26, 2001 7:12 AM
Plus that track is huge!

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