Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2002 4:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Great Coasters International estimates that repairs for VisionLand's Rampage roller coaster could cost $2.5 million, according to a proposal submitted to Themeparks LLC, which lost in a bid against Team Pro Parks to buy the troubled park. Team Pro Parks says they estimate repairs in the amount of $200,000 to $400,000.
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I really, REALLY liked CCI coasters, and I think GG has "inherited" the rep as far as design and such....therefore they don't need to *esatblish* a name IMO. I am afraid that the GCI bid WAS in line with the amount of repair needed, and that TPP may sacrifice some of the ride quality (based solely on reports, mind you) in an effort to save some money....hey, it's not an insubstantial amount of cash we're talking about....hoping I get to ride Rampage in all its original glory...
Wow.....sounds like those politicians ran Rampage like a $600 used car.
But I still have to wonder what $2.5 million would include. New trains? Alterations in the support structure that would effectively make it a GCI coaster? It just seems mighty high.
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Yeah, GCI wouldn't want business. Who needs money?
GCI does what CCI never did... estimate high so you actually make a buck and don't end up eating the cost.
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....but Jeff, doesn't that cut down on the number of bids you actually WIN...ROFL....
True enough, the GCI bid does seem HIGH to me as well, but then again, I haven't been ON this ride. Also, it has been sitting idle, which IMO is probably worse for the coaster than running....*hopeful* that they'll come up with a solution that keeps the coaster in GOOD shape, but isn't SO expensive that it causes other rides/attractions to "do without"...it'd be a shame to get the coaster back for one season and have it be the reason for the park's ultimate demise....
Well said Jeff..
Look who still is around.. GCI or CCI???
Funny how so many people here just assume to understand the bussines world. They don't make coasters because whiney kids on the WWW want them. They make them because they like making them and to MAKE MONEY!!.
No mater who you are.. Your bussiness is there to make $$.
By the way, GCI DOES want to do some reprofiling. Exactly what is not certain, although I have heard from other employees that they want to change the angle of the track at the bottom of the first drop. *** This post was edited by Bosshawk on 11/5/2002. ***
The fact is that Rampage is a wooden coaster. It is expected that wooden coasters are inspected and worked on every morning to keep them in good shape.
This one was not looked at for over a year. No weak wood replaced, no track work, no nails hammered in. I think that pretty much explains the cost.
Heck, take a look at the CCI-dominated polls and I really don't see where you get any impression that GCI rides are "better".
Personally, I think GCI was wise to spit out a high estimate just in case there was an unforseen problem, but I wouldn't expect repairs to cost nearly that much. Without trains constantly running through the course, there's a lot less wear and tear on the wood, the track work, etc. I'm sure costs will be similar to that most seasonal parks spend every spring to get their wooden coasters in "safe" running condition.
So, the lowest bidder got it.
See what Im getting at?
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