Verkoma Invertigo(97) for sale for $1,750,000 Euro Good Deal?

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:08 AM
Is this a good deal? How much for a new model? Would this be a good buy for a small or medium amusement parks?

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:19 AM
Well if the price is in Euros that it can't be in dollars, eh?
Monday, August 15, 2005 3:56 AM
It would be around $2,168,074.0714 USD.
Monday, August 15, 2005 3:59 AM
1,750,000 Euros is equal to $2,168,393.03. I'll admit that I accidently hit the $ sign before I typed out the Euros as well, so it's probably just in our habit when we're dealing with money. =p

That doesn't seem to be a bad price at all for a small to medium park that doesn't have a looper. I think these are much more fun and reridable than the SLCs.


Monday, August 15, 2005 4:02 AM

For future refrence ;)

Monday, August 15, 2005 5:07 AM
But which ride is it?

The only Euro-Invertigo was the Liseberg Prototype which indeed opened in 97. This ride is now the new attraction for ´05 at Sommerland-Syd in Denmark. (which is a small park, to answer the initial question).

The Invertigo was alledgedly a maintenance nightmare and Lisebergs owner was apparently very happy when that ride left the park two years ago.

Monday, August 15, 2005 6:48 AM
I would imagine it just hasn't been taken down from the Ital International site. The one from Liseburg is the only one from 1997, it was put up for sale, then sold, never put up, then sold again.

This ad has actually been on there for quite some time. Maybe someone should tell them it isn't for sale anymore?;)

Though I'm sure that most, if not all, of any interested parties probably know already.

Monday, August 15, 2005 10:49 AM
It's only a good deal if it runs better than a Six Flags one.

It's only a good deal if it runs better than a Six Flags one.


Monday, August 15, 2005 11:27 AM
Seems that site is slow to update on many occasions.
Monday, August 15, 2005 12:30 PM
I wonder if many deals are actually really broken by that side.

I mean, if I wanted to buy an Invertigo now, I´d be seriously pissed.

On the other hand, maybe they know that poor old Sommerland Syd will do anything they can to get rid of that thing at the end of the season. So why not just leave the ad there.

Monday, August 15, 2005 1:05 PM
After THIS Invertigo, Vekoma went strictly with chain-lifts for the three stateside versions (PGA, SFA, PKI)...personally, I think the Invertigo is the greatest looping Vekoma product NOT installed at a Disney park...

....and to think Visionland coulda had THIS for less than they paid for a regular Boomer without the feet-dangling... ;)

Monday, August 15, 2005 2:14 PM
I agree, Invertigos are super dooper happy fun.
Monday, August 15, 2005 2:35 PM
I've never ridden one (SFA's Two-Face was closed when I was at the park a few years ago) but I'd like to- I hear they are some of the better Vekoma coasters out there. Not that I mind Boomerangs and SLCs, though...
Monday, August 15, 2005 5:41 PM

TeknoScorpion said:
It would be around $2,168,074.0714 USD.

Damn, I'm just a little bit short! Can somebody loan me $4.0714? Oh yeah, and 2.16 million too. :)

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:39 AM
I've done twelve regular Boomerangs, three Invertigos, and all four Giant Inverted Boomerangs, and I concur with the sentiments expressed in this thread, namely that the Invertigos are the best of the lot, the face-to-face seating being an absolute masterpiece of design.

The GIBs are fine when they're operating, although I have to wonder what Vekoma were thinking when they came up with the rather odd seating arrangement...

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:33 AM
Gotta wonder what the shipping charge on that would be. :)
Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:34 PM
You know I wonder if Celebration City is looking into getting this one. This would be a nice addition to that park.
Monday, August 22, 2005 12:53 AM
Excellent selection! Perfect addition! :)

Inversions? Check!
"Feet-dangly"? Check!
Forwards AND backwards travel? Check!
Compact *footprint*? Check!
Pricing? Check!

That is one of the best ideas for relocated coasters since....well, since Viper went to SFKK as GL...;)

I'm a Chris Knight fan, LOL... ;)

Monday, August 22, 2005 1:00 AM
Well, that site hasn't been updated!

A friend of mine rode it at Syd Sommerland, a small park in Danemark. It now goes under the name "Tornado". Tricktrack mentionned the same thing thing up this thread.

Monday, August 22, 2005 1:13 AM

I just spent about 30 seconds trying to figure out what the heck kind of SLC travels backwards.

Then I realized that I was reading "Invertigo" as "SLC" and I promptly slapped myself for Coasterbuzzing on 4 hours of sleep.

Just thought you all might find my story entertaining.


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