I have to ask this. Whether or not it has been asked before i never saw. This makes sense. Most people seem to like this ride, and it is a consistent favorite, also with another Intamin in Superman. The question is with the popularity of these coasters, i know excluding the other two supermans, why has no one decided to build another one.
Plus i know what some of you think. Its intamin ill pass, but admit it most of you have tried them and liked these two coasters. What stops a park from saying wow these are doing well, and recieve some great accolades, both being named coaster of the year for steel. Is money a factor? Or is the sheer size of them just to much for parks to put on a small amount of space. I always thought that someone else would be up to the task. Trust me i am not the biggest intamin fan but, enjoy a few of their coasters immenely, MF and Stormrunner, unfortunately no ride on Supes yet. Just want to hear what you guys and gals think.
Chuck, I have to ask, have you been on Superman at SFNE yet? I get more action out of THAT than any woodie, and I tend to prefer wooden coasters myself.
Like others have said, we haven't seen another Millie due to a combination of cost and space. When another park decides they want one, we'll see it, but that's a HUGE investment in more than one way...
Yeah didnt SD2K sit on a big $50,000,000 investment, which is insane i dont care what country its in. That could feed alot of people in this world, but now it doesnt run, so at least intamin has a more respected running giga.
Colin Fisher said: Land issues, cost, and maybe everyone is starting to get there hands on rockets? Or already has some sort of hyper. Wheather it be Givanolla or B&M or Intamin.
Also, don't forget that CP had Magnum for quite a long time. It was pretty old when they put in MF. Most parks are just recently within the past few years putting in mega coasters. So, it would be silly to invest in a giga coaster when you have a mega coaster that's only a few years old. Money would be better spent on something different. I guess the parks that don't have a mega coaster could consider a giga, but most of them probably have less money to spend on something on that magnitude.
a) Not many people have the room b) You don't build a coaster that subtracts from your flagship park in your own chain (well, at least not in Cedar Fair land) c) Pricetag d) We'll all be dead by the next Millennium
I agree that it is a huge investment for another Giga, but I don't think it's as hard as everyone is making it out to be.
1. MF cost 25 million that is the same as KK and TTD. So yes they are expensive but not some rediculous number.
2. Other than the lift hills giga's don't have to take up that much more room than other rides. Parks can do what CP point did and make the track length smaller with a magnetic braking system. And offcourse the space that the lift hill takes up can be reduced by making a steeper lift like a cable lift like on MF. Here is a question for you other CP experts which rides lift takes up more space: Magnum or MF?
Giga coasters can be as cheep as intamin terra rockets, but are much more reliable, better, and longer rides.
-Eric: Major Parks: SFNE(homepark), SFA,SFGADV,CP,BGE,BGA,Kennywood,and Sea World: Track record 65 different coasters ridden #1 is Millennium Force #2 is El Toro and than there are all the others