This upsets me (SLC cost)

Monday, June 11, 2001 5:35 PM
Check out this link: http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail429.htm

These clones cost $10,000,000 to build! For 2 million more, the hundred parks(it seems) that have this ride could have an Inamin hyper, a B&M floorless/standup, or probably a triple dualling CCI instead. I know about space restrictions and such, but it seems wiser to build a higher quality coaster. What is wrong with parks?


*** This post was edited by scanz on 6/11/2001. *** *** This post was edited by scanz on 6/11/2001. ***
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Monday, June 11, 2001 5:52 PM
Good point, it does make you wonder. Especially now that after four years the Mind Eraser at SFNE (subject on the link) is now a very rough ride. Two years ago it was still smooth, and when you consider it is "packed tight" into a small area it packed a decent (smooth) punch. No more. That may be a different subject though (maintenance?). I think spending a bit more on more substantial coasters is a good idea.

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Monday, June 11, 2001 5:59 PM
what if these parks don't have 2 million dollars or the space? You have to remeber slc's are very compact!

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Monday, June 11, 2001 6:13 PM
What if they don't have the 2 million? Well, then they could at least still get a decent B&M inverted for 10 million.

In fact, I thought that the average B&M coaster costs around 8 million!!

Somehow, it doesn't seem justified... if the ol' Vekoma SLC costs that much... why a park didn't vouch for a park-original which could take advantage of the land around them instead of finding a certain set of flat land for that ride.

A decent woodie costs between 6-10 million, right? Well... there ya go! More space, more maintaince costs?.. but oh well. Two words: BETTER COASTER!
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