Why Not Inverted Coasters?

Thursday, July 20, 2000 7:51 PM
Is there some reason parks that don't have an inverted coaster still choose to erect more 'standard' styles? For example, Worlds of Fun just built a Boomerang this year instead of an Invertigo, despite the fact that they already have a steel looper (Orient Express) and a hyper-coaster (Mamba). Silver Dollar City just announced a new B&M for next year, but it's a sit-down looper.

I love wooden coasters, but when it comes to steel, I prefer the inverted ones.

I was just wondering what parks consider when building a new coaster.... is it cost, popularity based on research....reliability...?

I had the impression that inverteds were the most popular steel coasters, but maybe that's just me.

Friday, July 21, 2000 6:24 AM
I dunno, I don't really consider Invertigos and SLC's inverted in the strict sense of the word, especially since they're all the same. That said, a B&M will cost you a little more, and a lot more than a Boomernag or Invertigo ever would.

I think it's more economics than anything else.

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