What's the most expensive rollercoaster ever built

Wednesday, June 20, 2001 6:07 PM
Does anyone know?
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 6:11 PM
I'd put my money (no pun intended) on SFMM's Superman: The Escape or Steel Dragon 2000. I know SD2K came in at an estimated $51.1 million, but I've heard with all the reasearch and technology involved with S:TE, it was pretty costly as well.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 6:11 PM
The Steel Dragon 2000 in Nagashima Japan. With a cost of $51 million , it is the world's most expensive non-themed coaster.

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Mindbender...Can you hear the Riddler chuckling?
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 6:12 PM
It is steel dragon at 51 million.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 6:58 PM
Don't anybody say Spiderman at Islands of Adventure... that is not a coaster in any way... it's more of a simulation & an intense ride than a roller coaster... (why am I saying that... because I heard it clocked in at 100 million).

Steel Dragon 2000 was the most expensive, but I thought it was 52 million. That park is just plain crazy... the next year they add yet another coaster... that S&S Thrust Air coaster. I guess Japan must grow their money on trees.

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The Great Escape... Soon to become Six Flags Adirondack Escape!!!
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 7:07 PM
No, I think Spiderman was more in the price range of 250 million. Somebody made a comment a while back on how the park should have built 10 Millennium Force's instead. :)
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 7:12 PM
WOW. I thought B&M was outrageous. STICK WITH ARROW!!! Very cost effective, with the same level of thrills! I just had more fun on Trailblazer at Hershey Park than MF. Watch those hands!
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Scale model coasters and rides.....
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Wednesday, June 20, 2001 9:44 PM
Dawg Byte, SD2K and the Thrust Air are at different parks. One is at Fujikyu Highland (the Thrust Air), while the other is at Nagashima Spa Land.

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Everybodys got something to hide except for me and my monkey!
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Thursday, June 21, 2001 3:58 AM
See this thread on the top ten most expensive coasters ever built; www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=7675
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