why is sfmm's new ride a pay ride?

Thursday, July 5, 2001 9:16 PM
I mean we have the skycoaster which you have to pay for across were this ride is going, and we have the go carts like 50 ft away from that which you also have to pay for. I mean even if the rumor is true that they will flip you upside down on this new ride, you still shouldnt have to pay. And what will thril ride do anyway, or will it flip you upside down. And I pesonally think that having to pay for this ride is just a rumor
Thursday, July 5, 2001 9:27 PM
They did the same thing at SFGAdv. I think they now have like 5 pay per ride rides (3 new THIS year, I think). They are mostly all in one area, sounds like they are doing the same at SFMM
Thursday, July 5, 2001 9:29 PM
And another similar idea of a bunch of pay per rides is Cedar Point's Challenge Park...

Thursday, July 5, 2001 10:04 PM
Perhaps Jeff or RideMan knows for sure why skycoasters are pay attractions, but I would suspect that poor capacity is the culprit. I mean, they can send three people every five minutes on a skycoaster, making a grand capacity of 36 people per hour. If they included it in the price of admission, it could easily be a three to four hour wait. Guests in line are unhappy, and guests in line don't spend money. I suspect that capacity is also why parks charge for rock walls, go karts, and other similar rides. I suspect that the rumored "fourth attraction," if it does materialize and is a pay ride, will also be of poor capacity.

There could be other reasons for a skycoaster charge. I know that the parks have to pay a sort of leasing fee to SkyFun1 (or whatever the skycoaster company is named) instead of buying the attraction outright. Insurance on the ride could also be hell. Someone else probably knows for sure...

According to the "official" count, next year's new coaster lineup will feature 17 Arrow 4-Ds, 21 TA2Ks, 34 B&M floorless's, 17 Intamin Gigas, 12 beemer flyers, and 247 CCIs. And oh yeah, CP will receive one of all of these.
Friday, July 6, 2001 6:57 AM
So they can make money.

Kerry - Bright Man of the Elite Eight
Friday, July 6, 2001 6:59 AM
I think Rentch hit the nail on the head.


Friday, July 6, 2001 7:14 AM
Rentch is rite,it is pretty much because of low ride capacity.Jgfama,did we get three?? I know the Turbo Force and the slingshot.Was the trampoline put in this year?? I don't remember but, for some reason i thought that was put in last year.Anyway,i hope they are cheaper then the boardwalks down here.The boarwalks want $20.00 for the slingshot and the skyscraper and,the slingshot at the boarwalk doesn't look nearly as good as SFgadv's.I used to think Sfgadv was bad until i started taking a good look at the prices down at the boardwalk!

"A Crazy female Coaster Fanatic"
Friday, July 6, 2001 7:21 AM
This tends to happen with VERY-VERY low capacity rides that if were free everyone would be waiting 6 hours in line for. If u have them pay not as many people do it and not as many times but the park makes more money and people get another unique attraction.

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1. Son of Beast - PKI
2. Millennuim Force - CP
3. Beast - PKI
4. Mantis - CP
5. Raptor - CP

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