Steel Dragon 2000

Monday, August 16, 2004 6:14 PM
What is this ride "Standing but not operating" according to rcdb. Did something happen or something? *** Edited 8/16/2004 10:23:33 PM UTC by coasterguy258***
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Monday, August 16, 2004 6:15 PM
A park with 19 million dollars to their name spent 18.9 million on a coaster.
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Monday, August 16, 2004 6:15 PM
A wheel flew off and hit somebody. I though they fixed it. Happen a few months backed.
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Monday, August 16, 2004 6:40 PM
actually it cost about 30 million to make but u were close
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Monday, August 16, 2004 6:46 PM
Guess again....it was close to $50 million, and it's not hard to believe when you look at how massive the ride is. *** Edited 8/16/2004 10:47:27 PM UTC by mantis man***
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Monday, August 16, 2004 7:18 PM
Yeah, but it says its been SBNO since 08/23/03? I remember the wheel flying off, but I didn't realize it still wasn't operating...
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Monday, August 16, 2004 7:20 PM
Yeah it was $50 million!!

Thats 2 ALPEGEIST

2 Top Thrill Dragsters

4 Wicked Twisters

Ok I'll shut up now!

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Monday, August 16, 2004 7:30 PM
SD2000 was the most expensive unthemed roller coaster.

I'm leaving now... ;)

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Monday, August 16, 2004 8:25 PM
...that just happens to kick ass. Too bad they're being soooooooooooooooooooooooo cautious about it. :( Still, at least I've ridden it. *** Edited 8/17/2004 12:26:16 AM UTC by nasai***
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Monday, August 16, 2004 11:58 PM
Don't think you're all high and mighty, Rob ;) I've ridden it too, though White Cyclone was much better...back me up here!

drummerkid: You might want to get your facts straight before spouting stuff out, dude.

Shameless plug: For pics of this and other Japanese coasters, visit coastergallery.com :) *** Edited 8/17/2004 3:59:45 AM UTC by Peabody***

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 9:53 AM
No, seriously, why isn't SD2000 back up yet? I couldn't tell you the exact cost of SD, but I remember something about it being particularly expensive because it had to be able to withstand earthquakes.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 9:56 AM
Is it any good Nasai?
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 10:54 AM
Nasai is exaggerating just to make you all jealous. SD2000 is just a big Magnum. Peabody is right, White Cyclone is the real reason to go to Nagashima... it's like a big, brutal Ghostrider. And it's soooo pretty.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 11:02 AM
You have not ridden it, Rob. Don't lie to get attention, no one will think any lower of you just because you haven't ridden it!

JC

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 11:16 AM
Come on, it matters SO much what you have ridden. I personally don't read anyone's posts unless they have ridden 400 coasters. That's why I don't read my own ;)
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:28 PM
I've ridden Viper at GrAdv 400 times, that's why I spel gud.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 7:21 PM
How crazy is it that the world's tallest and fastest non-launched coaster has been closed for a year? That has to be KILLING their attendance, don't you think? I sure would be waiting to visit, even if it is "just a bigger Steel Force."

Joe "now *that's* the most expensive lawn ornament yet!" C.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 7:45 PM
Believe it or not, Joe, I don't think it affects the park that much. A substantial part of their business comes from the resorts and especially the waterpark. THe waterpark is the most amazing I've ever seen, and it is probably their main draw. (eeewwww...saltwater!!)

WHen I was there, folks aren't really obsessed with a specific ride....they really treat the places like parks, enjoying it as a whole, and not basing their day on a specific ride or two.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 7:51 PM
That's good to hear, then, Jeff. I just can't imagine what would take over a year to correct. I mean, Rob said they were meticulous, but damn! A wheel falling off causes a one year shutdown?

At least it still makes a good billboard for the park. :)

JC

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 8:17 PM
SD2000 is one of the best rides in the world and my current #1. It's just a great ride. White Cyclone was pretty good but it would have been better if they'd spent some more cash on maintenance of the poor thing. It is definitely a very nice looking coaster, though.

Shame that it's still SBNO :( I'm glad I got to ride is when I did.

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