Look at the cost of this new ride Disney is building... http://rcdb.com/id2389.htm Can you say insanity? I almost didnt believe the figure when I saw it. $100,000,000.00 is a bit much for an attraction don't you think. Most expensive coaster to date? *** Edited 7/17/2005 1:43:09 AM UTC by DorneyDante***
How is it a waste? Disney would never build a Millie, it doesn't go with their target audience. This does. $100 mill will get you a coaster, a scale model of Everest for it to meander around, and more than likely exquisite themeing.
Not everything needs to be MF. Thankfully. I would rather ride tons of other coasters than MF. I would rather ride Tower of Terror than MF. This $100mill investment will probably get me through the gate for sure next year.
Ride of Steel said: What a waste of 100 million. That's 4 MFs!
It looks boring and ugly as of now, but Disney can't just make a thrill ride without making it 'magical' and themed. The ride itself doesn't look to be worth much.
We'll just have to see what happens.
I truely think you are mentally challanged. I saw this earlier this month, it's massive, it's awsome, and I crapped my pants. THIS IS NOT A MILLENNIUM FORCE. IT'S NOT A TTD. It's a family ride that happens to be an awsome coaster.
I really can't belive you said Disney can't make a ride that not "magical and themed." WOW.
Leave Ride of Steel alone, Mole. He gave a valid opinion about EE's cost, and I for one see his point, although I may not agree 100% with him. Mentally challenged? Name callers usually have the REAL problem.
$100 million does seem steep, but I am happy to see that Disney is doing something for AK, which has a reputation for having very little to do.
It look's to be an impressive ride, who is anyone to say it will not be good, or great for that matter? It's not MF, but who really cares it's about the experience not the thrill's. Please excuse the grammer and typos I have family down from Quebec so I have had a few drink's. Although I just sat outside a litsened to them praise Disney World and half of them don't even ride half the ride's so they are doing something right considering they feel they got their money's worth and did'ent even really ride anything. Let's all hope it is one thing and one thing only fun. Who care's how much it cost, as an individual not me. Only thing about this that makes me want to hurl is that it's a Vekoma. *** Edited 7/17/2005 5:34:42 AM UTC by Cypr3ss***
All things considered, $100M is not really expensive at all. For that, Disney is building a roller coaster, three 10-15 story tall buildings in its superstructure, an enormous, advanced animatronic Yeti, support buildings including restrooms and an eatery and theming it all with amazing detail.
It's a steal, really, and the ride looks phenomenal.
And who really cares how much they spend anywho? It isn't my money. The only Disney Money I've given away was for a 2 day park hopper to Disneyland, and a shot glass, and some food, and my coveted mouse ears in March. Less than $100 isn't going to get them one of the CP Coaster sims., so what do I care?
Since I love themed experiences, I'm wayyy more excited about this than MF and TTD, so what the heck am I supposed to do with 4 of them as opposed to an entirely new thing? I'm sure Disney apologizes for having a lot more money to work with and a slightly different target audience than Cedar Point does as well. =p
I still think that's what makes Disney one of the best entertainment values around. For just slightly more than you'd spend to enter a Six Flags or Cedar Fair park, you get the highest dollar rides on the planet. Love 'em or hate 'em, it's the best money can buy.
I hope everyone realizes a good chunk of that 100 mil goes to the labor workers bustin' their ass building this giant mountain, and doing their best to make it look great.
From what I see, it looks like one hell of a tedious job putting that whole structure together, not to mention all the fine details they have to put to it. Cmon, look at this thing, you have to question the price when it's more than just the attraction itself that costs 100 mil?
It takes loads and loads of man hours to bring that mountain to life. So with the all the detail going into it, the size of the project, and the man hours needed to get the job done, it doesn't suprise me.
Not to mention all of that, but the cost of all parts and things needed can be large too, due to the fact it's going to be themed VERY well. So you have to factor in certain landscaping elements, among others......I'm done, I think I've made my point.