Six Flags Fiesta Texas announces Goliath

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007 9:25 AM | Contributed by Chitown

To drive that message home, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is investing $15 million into a new thrill ride company officials hope will draw even larger crowds to the Northwest Side theme park next year. Next spring, Six Flags plans to open Goliath, which park officials are already billing as the "ultimate inverted roller coaster." Fiesta Texas spokeswoman Sydne Purvis says the new ride will add a powerful new dimension of thrill technology to an already impressive coaster line-up at the San Antonio park. The ride will be made by B&M.

Read more from San Antonio Business Journal.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 9:32 AM
How does a 12 year old Batman clone cost $15 million? How is this the "ultimate inverted roller coaster", and who is Bollinger? Sydne Purvis never ceases to amaze me.
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Friday, September 28, 2007 10:13 AM
LOL - It's the ultimate alright. So much so they've cloned the ride a half-dozen times for their parks.

But you know, what else are they going to say about it? They have to 'jazz' it up somehow - pun intended ;)

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Friday, September 28, 2007 11:07 AM
The tag line on the homepage really should say "inverted looper" instead of just "looper." I got excited for a second, thinking they were getting a Kumba-esque type ride.

*** This post was edited by Pagoda Gift Shop 9/28/2007 11:07:49 AM ***

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Friday, September 28, 2007 11:18 AM
The ride will be MADE by B&M? How about MOVED by Six Flags. Does putting in a Batman clone from the old SFNO painting it orange and blue and calling it Goliath realy cost $15 million. Why would Six Flags think that this is a good idea when Great White, the same exact coaster, is next door at Sea World and Batman is at SFOT a few hours away? By the way, Great White at Sea World cost only $10 million to build 1997. Nice move Martin Bozer.
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Friday, September 28, 2007 11:26 AM
The $15M price includes burying half the ride in the wall of the quarry. ;)
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Friday, September 28, 2007 11:32 AM
IMHO, the $15 mill is the original price, PLUS the moving and rebuilding costs involved, but the real catch is that they want the GP to think they actually spent that much so they can justify any and all price increases throughout the park.

I would think many of the GP would simply see the headlines and think that SF is great because they are always spending more $$ to improve the park, so let's go check it out, andwho cares if everything costs a few more dollars? It's a win-win for SF, although I don't agree with their "spin" whatsoever. It's misleading to the average park goer

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Friday, September 28, 2007 11:46 AM
You don't honestly expect Six Flags to advertise this as a used ride, right? Of course, we know the real deal.

I haven't been there but it looks as though Fiesta Texas has a nice collection of coasters. This will only make it better.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 12:03 PM
I wouldn't blame Martin Bozer for this. I don't think he had any say in the matter.
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Friday, September 28, 2007 12:15 PM
Who is that?
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Friday, September 28, 2007 1:15 PM
Martin Bozer is the president(formerly known as general manager) of Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
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Friday, September 28, 2007 1:45 PM
I totaly agree Rob. Cedar Fair advertized Firehawk (X-Flight) as new and it seems like a big hit. They'll advertise Voo Doo (Steel Venom) as a new coaster. Why wouldn't anyone? Who's gonna come ride something advertised as a used coaster from a park they won't rebuild. That would be stupid.
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Friday, September 28, 2007 2:08 PM
No one is advocating that they advertise it as a used ride. We are all questioning why they claim they have invested $15 million, and how they can bill it as "the ultimate inverted coaster." There are plenty of ways to promote a new coaster without resorting to such obvious fabrications.
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Friday, September 28, 2007 2:32 PM
If that's the cost of the ride originally, plus the cost of relocation, sounds fair to me. Who cares?
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Friday, September 28, 2007 3:28 PM
Do you honestly believe that a 12 year old Batman clone is worth anywhere near $15 million? Cedar-Fair only spent $14 million on Patriot--a coaster that is not only longer and taller than Batman but brand-spanking new.
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Friday, September 28, 2007 4:13 PM
Does this mean that this quoted Statment is false?

"It is being manufactured by the Switzerland company Bollinger & Mabillard, recognized globally for its innovative coaster designs."

It is not being manufactured. It was a long time ago.

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Friday, September 28, 2007 4:35 PM
Oh boy.

so much for Integrity and Class....

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Friday, September 28, 2007 4:54 PM
Wait a minute. What park is this coming from? I didn't hear of a Batman clone being removed from one of the parks?
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Friday, September 28, 2007 4:59 PM
Yes, I think the whole press release and resulting article is misleading. They make it sound like they are getting an ultimate new ride fresh from the factory. There are better, more honest ways to promote a new/used attraction. I can't wait to see what happens next year when the people from San Antonio get to the ride and find out this $15 million "ultimate" attraction is the same thing they've been riding for the last ten years at the park just down the street.
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Friday, September 28, 2007 5:04 PM
^^It's from Six Flags New Orleans.
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