Why do CCI's Cost So Little?

Saturday, June 30, 2001 9:09 PM
Everyone knows the average CCI coaster coaster between 4-5 million dollars. The Beast cost about that amount.........in the seventies! Today it would cost 8-10 million! So why are CCI's only 4-5 million even with long tracks and expensive-looking elements?

-------------
TITAN IS THE TEXAS' GIANT


-Coastergoose
Another Coasterbuzzer
+0
Saturday, June 30, 2001 10:54 PM
Beast is also a LOT longer than your average CCI... Expensive looking elements? Huh?!

-------------
.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
http://www.coasters2k.com
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 7:52 AM
Wood is a lot cheaper than steal.
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 7:53 AM

BrandonR said:
CCI... Expensive looking elements? Huh?!

-------------
.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.

" target="_blank">http://www.coasters2k.com"

He probably means all the helixes.
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 10:24 AM
My guess is becuase they're generally small. Shivering Timbers, last I heard, is CCI's biggest creation at 125 feet tall. I also heard they were hesitant to build it that big, but whether that's true or not, I don't know.

-------------
Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 10:59 AM
The Boss is taller than Shivering timbers.

-------------
"2001: A Coaster Oddessy
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 11:29 AM
Who cares as long as they keep making them!
CCI rules...........:)

-------------
Rollercoasters are like parrots......they should outlive you.
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 1:01 PM
According to the Roller Coaster DataBase, no, The Boss (122') is not taller than Shivering Timbers (125'). The Boss's drop, however, is longer by about 30 feet.

-------------
Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 3:34 PM
What CCI has done is found a way to make great coasters without making them too high. This greatly reduces the cost of the coaster. Perfectly designed hills and turns with very little loss of energy allows them to make them as long as they do.

-------------
My name is Jason, and I'm addicted to coasters.
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 5:01 PM
I think that cci makes their woodies for a few reasons: First, if they were higher they wouldnt last as long, be much more bumpy(look at almost all giant woodies over 2 years olf,) and they can provide a much longer ride for the amount of track and proce. I could be wrong but thats my opinion.
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 10:04 PM
$25 million GhostRider wasn't very cheap...Duh
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 10:10 PM
Um, Ghostrider was $25 million?

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com
+0
Sunday, July 1, 2001 10:41 PM
The $25 million was not all spent on the coaster. A lot of it was landscaping, and earthquake protection among other things. The whole Ghostrider "project" was $25 mil. Anyone care to go into more depth on that?

-------------
"Jobs! We need Jobs! What kind of work is there for a dead holigram and a mechanoid with a head shaped like a novelty condom?" -Red Dwarf
+0
Monday, July 2, 2001 2:20 PM
But then again, how much can you spend on theming? Most everyone knows that GhostRider was constructed with more wood than needed because of earthquake regulations in California, and because of other reasons. I don't think GhostRider was any less expensive than $10 million all by itself.
+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...