S:UF only cost 5-6 million?

Friday, May 2, 2003 7:57 AM
Thats what some people think this ride costs. Sounds to cheap to me. Its a B&M, so this amount doesnt seem right. Here is a statement in an article of the Chicago Tribune.

"Although Six Flags Great America has only said its Superman--Ultimate Flight coaster cost "multiple millions," other industry sources place a $5 million to $6 million price tag on the ride."


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Friday, May 2, 2003 8:22 AM
There's no way that it cost only a mere $5 to $6 million,the two vekoma flyers(Batwing & X-Flight cost $17 million each) & as we all know B&M are generally a more expensive company when it comes to the cost of their products,especially an advanced ride such as the flying coaster.
*** This post was edited by BATWING FAN SFA 5/2/2003 12:23:09 PM ***
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Friday, May 2, 2003 8:55 AM
That seems *really* low... If that is all a B&M flyer costs, I would expect to see a S:UF clone in every SF park on the planet.
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Friday, May 2, 2003 9:30 AM
Wouldnt anything over 1 million be multiple?

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Friday, May 2, 2003 9:59 AM
It cost about $16 milly. ABOUT that much.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 10:15 AM
Of course that same article also said that Whizzer opened in 1988.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 10:49 AM
What does the Tribune have against SFGAm?!

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Friday, May 2, 2003 11:00 AM
Maybe Six Flags got a buy one get the second 1/2 off deal from B&M?!

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Friday, May 2, 2003 11:05 AM

CoasterDude316 said:
What does the Tribune have against SFGAm?!

Actually, nothing. It was just one reporters opinion of the ride. The Tribune could care less one way or the other.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 11:41 AM
Oh yeah, nevermind just noticed it was in a different article than the negative review was in. My bad. :)

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Friday, May 2, 2003 8:39 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
Batwing & X-Flight cost $17 million each

Yeah, but if you look at all the extra silly nonsense on the Vekoma's (all the on-board processing stuff/junk) it's not hard to see where all the money is going. Especially since the Vekomas needed three trains and the B&M's only need two much less tech. heavy trains.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 8:40 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
Batwing & X-Flight cost $17 million each

Yeah, but if you look at all the extra silly nonsense on the Vekoma's (all the on-board processing stuff/junk) it's not hard to see where all the money is going. Especially since the Vekomas needed three trains and the B&M's only need two much less tech. heavy trains.

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Friday, May 2, 2003 8:41 PM

BATWING FAN SFA said:
Batwing & X-Flight cost $17 million each

Yeah, but if you look at all the extra silly nonsense on the Vekoma's (all the on-board processing stuff/junk) it's not hard to see where all the money is going. Especially since the Vekomas needed three trains and the B&M's only need two much less tech. heavy trains.

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Saturday, May 3, 2003 4:38 AM
Buy 3 get one 1/2 off

lol

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Saturday, May 3, 2003 11:36 AM
Don't the B&M flyers require pretty much the same onboard PLC's to monitor the safety systems of the trains (ie restraints,position of the seating unit relative to the chassis etc)that the VFD's require?
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