Tuesday, December 18, 2001 1:55 PM
Parks DO NOT sign contracts with manufacturers.
Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?
Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:17 PM
Erm, yes they do.
Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:20 PM
Parks or their parent companies have to enter into some type of agreement with manufacturers to protect themselves legally. I think what you were trying to convey is that parks don't sign contracts for multiple coasters, like the poster in another thread was suggesting about BGW.
Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:22 PM
Parks and park chains sign contracts for a specific coaster to be built on a specific site at a specific time under specific conditions for a specific price. They don't sign BS contracts for 3 coasters of unknown design, to be built at unknown locations, at unknown times. Think about it. How would you put a price on that sort of thing?
Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:24 PM
Boy you sure put an end to that!
God please let SFKK get something in 2002. ANYTHING!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:25 PM
I'm suprised Jeff hasn't closed this one yet...
Tuesday, December 18, 2001 2:27 PM
AMEN to both Jim Fisher and DDFire19. I hate this myth that parks sign contracts with caoster companies. I had the privilege of interviewing the head of ride operations at Silver Dollar City and I asked him the question about whether or not parks sign contracts to build x amount of coasters in x amount of years. He told me straight up that manufactures are under contract on a ride by ride basis.
Just wait till next year!
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