Monday, November 19, 2001 6:00 PM
Will Arrow make good on their goal of making three coasters a year? ArrowBATic hasn't sold to a park yet. Is that usual for a prototype to be on the "drawing Boards" for a while.Six Flags buying the 4D was a hugh plus for Arrow. Wondering if Cedar Fair,Disney,Paramount,or busch will work with them in the near future??
Any inside info????
Monday, November 19, 2001 10:25 PM
I am a bit surprised and confused that ArrowBATic has yet to sell to ANY park, hopefully someone like what they saw at the IAAPA about it and they will pick it up. I think ArrowBATic would be the perfect coaster for anyone of all ages, even a family. Though due to the lousy 2001 year for all parks and Sept 11, i think alot of parks are going to be puting on hold plans to build newer coasters that aren't allready planed out. So look for the next 2-4 years a bit of a slowdown on the newer coasters and such.
I may be from IL, but i sure can't get enough of the FORCE. MF!!!
Tuesday, November 20, 2001 5:11 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2001 7:16 PM
I don't blame parks for taking a wait and see approach. The Deja Vu and X delays have cost the park extra time and money that they weren't expecting. Even if X opens and is a smash hit, it may wind up still being the only one built(at least in the US). Look at S:TE, Volcano, Perilous Plunge. Parks aren't rushing to buy replicas of those rides because they're expensive and unreliable.
On the other hand you have Mr. Freeze which dispite it's initial delay, went to become a huge hit within the SF chain. we'll see I guess. I do believe we'll be seeing the Arrowbatics very soon, I'm also confident in the new Setpoint design.
*** This post was edited by DWeaver on 11/21/2001. ***
Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:12 AM
Arrow is really starting to shine at its modern looper designs. Its a darn shame that not more of you have ridden the excellent Tenn. Tornado.
The problems is, is that there are so many parks with a small old Arrow looper, the company has saturated the market on itself, so parks really don't need one.
I just hope most of the newer parks realize that they can get a good quality ride for less cash.
Wednesday, November 21, 2001 5:51 AM
Arrowbatic will never sell. Why? Because you get the capacity of a Wild Mouse for 3x the cost of one. It's outside the price range of the parks for which it would be appropriate capacity wise.