US Teracoaster... where?

Thursday, May 16, 2002 7:49 AM
Now that Werner Stengel himself has confirmed that a US park will receiving a teracoaster, what does everyone think the park will be?

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 7:52 AM
I don't know, but there has to be a better name for these than "teracoaster." That's just retarded.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 7:53 AM
Saying that name is retarded is an insult to retarded things.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:02 AM
What is teracoaster?
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Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:04 AM
A terecoaster is a coaster 400' or more tall.
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Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:05 AM

tera coaster = 400+ ft

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:07 AM
SFAW is getting it.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:28 AM
It will be Big Chief's rumored fourth coaster :)

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:38 AM

I hope its a northeast park that receives that.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:52 AM
A northeast park? With Superman, Steel Force, and Nitro, already in the area what park did you have in mind? Honestly I think Stengle has been misquoted. I do see more hypers coming to the states next year, tho, at SFStL [probably an Intamin Goliath knock-off] and possibly MIA [Intamin or Morgan]. But a "tera" ?? I'm not holding my breath.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:00 AM
Well........a tera would be sweet if it happens, but I'm of the mind that what we're actually in store for is another giga. MF can't hold the top spot forever, after all. I'm surprised its taken this long for one of the other parks to build another gigacoaster.
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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:28 AM
Lallen, they have. It is called Steel Dragon 2000 at Nagashima SpaLand. It was finished just after M-Force. It holds the top spot.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:34 AM

just to clear up the story, here are the details.

the tera-coaster was originally gonna be built at heide park in germany but planning permission could not be obtained. now, a US park has got the plans that were drawn up by intamin and Stengel and they have applied for planning permission to put the coaster in their park.

its just a case of wait and see now!

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:44 AM

I don't recommend everyone holding their breath on this because its gonna be a while. A tera coasters cost would be somewhere in the 35-40 million dollar range. Now, what US park would spend that much money on one ride???? not too many with Disney and Universal being the only exceptions to date. The return on investment is just too long for a coaster that expensive. Everyone needs to relax and give the Gigacoaster more time to develop. Remember, that the hypercoaster developed over a decade ago took gradual height changes slowly... 200 feet, 210 feet, 225 feet, 255 feet, to the Giga at 300 feet.. At present there are only 2 Gigas in the world with the max height being 312 feet. How many hypers were around when MF debuted?? Alot more than 2!!!!! Stengel might be working on a feasibility study to see if a US park would want to buy a tera, but nothing is set in stone I assure you. Also remember that the Giga took over 2 years to design and build. The tera will take at least that long.. which would put it in the 2004 or 2005 seasons. Hopefully by then there will be at least one more Giga in the US

With Heide Park, they DID have a height Variance of over 300 feet granted(I think it was 350 feet), but chose to dump the project after Intamin sent them a price quote for the coaster they wanted at 350 feet tall.. it was somewhere around 33 million dollars US. They realized how many other attractions they could add for that kind of money and chose not to purchase. Now, what makes you think a US park is gonna pay that much and more?!?!

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:46 AM
What does Jeff always say? Those who tell, don't know and those who know, don't tell.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:46 AM

I agree, Lallen. However I think 2003's new crop will turn out similarly slim to this year. My early predictions: 2-3 new woodies, only of which one is at a major themer [BGW is my top choice] and a dozen or so new steel coasters, mostly spread around the major themers. Of the new steel, I see another B&M flyer and at least one Intamin speed coaster [Goliath clone]. I also can see the Zamperla flyer that SFEG got going to some of the smaller SF parks.

What don't I see? Another Arrow 4D and more Vekoma Super Invertigos.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:51 AM
laurence - thanks for the details of the story. I'm still not holding my breath, tho.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:53 AM
....'moosh, how can you say there won't be more GIBs....;)...they've been SOOOO successful....
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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:53 AM

Mamoosh said:

I agree, Lallen. However I think 2003's new crop will turn out similarly slim to this year. My early predictions: 2-3 new woodies, only of which one is at a major themer [BGW is my top choice] and a dozen or so new steel coasters, mostly spread around the major themers. Of the new steel, I see another B&M flyer and at least one Intamin speed coaster [Goliath clone]. I also can see the Zamperla flyer that SFEG got going to some of the smaller SF parks.

What don't I see? Another Arrow 4D and more Vekoma Super Invertigos.

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Yeah, SF has pretty much dropped Arrow and Vekoma from their vendor list. Definitely won't see any more GIBs anymore.

From what I have been hearing, there will be lots of B&Ms and Intamins placed in SF parks next year. Probably 2 B&M flyers, 1 or 2 compact floorlesses, and at least 1 Intamin hyper pretty much exactly like Goliath, but taller. Maybe an impulse at a smaller SF park like SFKK. Also look for that Morgan hyper to go to SFM or another SF park. I am having lunch with Chance/Morgan's VP of Sales tomorrow and I will find out about that hyper.

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:58 AM

maybe, just maybe, this could be one of IOAs new rides?!

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