Tuesday, September 12, 2006 8:42 PM
Just out of curiosity, what coaster companies are located in the U.S.?
And are there any foreign based companies that have U.S. offices?
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:18 PM
The only fairly "active" companies I can think of are S&S/Arrow, Premier, GCI, GG, and maybe a few I'm forgetting. There might be some like RCCA, etc. but are those really active?
The only foreign company I know of that currently has a US office is Intamin....their "Intaride" division. *** Edited 9/13/2006 1:19:41 AM UTC by Peabody***
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 9:36 PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:27 PM
PTC & Premier...
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:33 PM
Larson! Funny how I was the one to point this out. ;)
How about Zamperla? Or do they just have a US office for sales?
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:41 PM
Zamperla is based in Italy.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:03 PM
Touchdown: You're right....but something tells me Morgan got out of coasters and is just doing flats. I could be wrong.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:24 PM
Just a few random thoughts...
- Chance-Morgan is still actively promoting its coasters.
- Both Zamperla and Vekoma have US sales offices.
- M&V is based in Canada but also keeps an office open in the US.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 12:34 AM
Setpoint? IntaRIDE LLC?
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 1:09 AM
IntaRide is just the Intamin Ride Trade. Yes, they have US Offices, but they are based out of Switzerland.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 8:24 AM
Although they aren't major coaster companies, Wisdom Rides and Miler are US based.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 2:59 PM
Miler may not be a "major" coaster company per se, but I'm sure there's a bunch of little kids who'd strongly disagree with that statement. After all, many of them have gotten their first rides on the Taxi Jam coasters at the Paramount Parks.
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 3:44 PM
True. Heck, I've been on three (and denied from two more) Miler kiddie coasters myself. The same goes for Wisdom. It seems like practically every carnival company out there has a Dragon Wagon, Go-Gator, or Orient Express. *** Edited 9/13/2006 7:44:55 PM UTC by Ben Nelson***
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 4:24 PM
Miler's BEST work (for adults I mean)? Mice, and of course, those crazy *cliffhanger* models a la Celebration City and Casino Pier.
But the Miler stuff *I* like best are those two "one-off" PNW rides, KerSplash and Timber Mountain, rides that straddle the flume/coaster genre in ways that Mount Olympus' DtA (also a Miler, LOL) could only DREAM about... ;)