Obviusly, parks rely(sp?) on the GP to survive, so they have to build rides they will ride. But with rides getting taller and taller, when do you think the GP will stop riding? Or have we already hit it with Superman: The Escape and MF, and SD2K?
And you have to remember, thrill ride manufacturers design rides around people, not out of sheer height and size. They would never design a ride that people wouldn't go on. Then you're just getting into bad business. Someone will always ride.
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There is so much GP. If every family goes once a year parks will still be crowded because there are millions of families that go to amusement parks.
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CP ismyhome said:
As long as there is no airspace restrictions over the park, I think that coasters will keep getting taller.
Unfortunately SFA has a 200 foot height limit due to Andrews Air Force Base being only a few miles away. In fact, I saw Air Force One fly over the park about a couple of weeks ago while I was at the park.
But yeah, I don't think the GP will ever stop riding!
What makes you think "GP" are any less willing to ride tall, fast, big, scary coasters than you are?
Because you surf the net, that makes you more "hard core?"
Sorry, to get all pissy, but I despise the use of the terms GP and enthusiast.
A rollercoaster? What's that?
SFA's 200 foot height restriction has nothing to do with Andrews air force base being in the vicinity of the park at all. It was imposed as a result of all the residentail communities being in close proximity to the park.
Back on topic though, I strongly believe the GP will ride any new ride or coaster that a park builds as long as it's safe and also for the 100's of peeps that won't ride there are 100's more that will. And besides for those that won't it means shorter lines for the rest of us who will.
I guess those 3 hour waits for MF are all enthusiasts, right? How about the supposed 5+ hour waits for X, no gp there becaues they're too scared? A common coaster fan will ride just about anything you or I will ride, end of argument.
I think it's a pretty safe bet that parks aren't going to build anything that people won't ride.
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