Will we ever see a park with 20 coasters?

Friday, December 6, 2002 8:12 AM
Do you guys think that we will ever see an amusement park actualy have 20 operating roller coasters in its park?If any park ever would do this awesome goal, who do you think it would be? IMO, I think Cedar Point will probably be the ones to do it, but they might have to remove alot of flats to do it. Im not sure if SFMM could do it, I'v never been there and I dont really know the layout that well.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:15 AM

To answer your question, yes.

Cedar Point would not have to remove a lot of flats to make it to 20. They are building #16 right now. I can think of several places to put 4 more coasters that would require no removal, possibly relocation but not removal.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:25 AM
CP always has parking lot to build over still.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:31 AM
in the next 10 years ....either the mountain or the point.... Or maybe even both... Who knows???? I sure do hope so... !

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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:31 AM
Of course there will be a park with 20 coasters. Cedar Point or SFMM will probably be the first to get to that point too.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:38 AM

No. I believe Cedar Point and SFMM will stop building after hitting #19(which will probably be in 2010.

Coasters last a VERY long time if maintained properly. Considering they are both building a coaster every 2-3 years (or more often) it's not too hard to figure out the answer.

That question would be something to ponder if the biggest park had 10-11 coasters and was building new coasters at a slow pace.

You must be bored!

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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:38 AM
I also think 20 coasters is possible. However, I don't think it will be done in the next ten years. Of course, CP has recently added four in the last five years, so maybe it is can be done in 10 yrs. However, my money still says more than 10.
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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:40 AM
I thought cedar point was building their 17 coaster
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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:40 AM
GADv!!!!

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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:01 AM
At this pace, SFMM will have 20 coasters in about 4 years, especially if you include 'family' style coasters. The first park to have 20 coasters will have a HUGE marketing advantage.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:03 AM
Re: HUGE marketing advantage: I'm not so sure people will flock to a park with a certain number of coasters. I mean SFMM and CP were the first to have 15 and neither marketed it.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:06 AM

CP certainly could use a few more "kiddie coasters", as could the Mountain....cheaper, and easy to install with little space requirement. There's TWO parks out there now (that I've been to, anyway) with SUBSTANTIAL kiddie-coaster collections: PKI, and Wild Adventures (who apparently will take out 1 kiddie coaster and install TWO more)....

Whichever of "the two parks" decides to go that route will probably hit 20 first...followed immediately by the other...;)

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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:09 AM
If SFMM were to be the first to get 20, I wonder what type of coasters they would put in. It would be cool if they got some older type coasters like a wildcat coaster or a bobsled, or get a 90+ degree drop coaster or a Flyer. On the other hand, I'm amazed Cedar Point hasn't stuck a Vekoma boomerang somewhere in their park yet. Its small, compact, and would bop up their coaster count.
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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:14 AM

ApolloAndy said:
I mean SFMM and CP were the first to have 15 and neither marketed it.


I disagree entirely. Both mave used that title to their advantage and while what the big park in the midwest does doesn't effect what the big park in the west does and vice versa - both seem pretty dedicated to keeping the distinction (and subsequent marketing line).

As far as getting to 20, it WILL happen and at the pace both CP and SFMM build new installations - it could easily happen in under 10 years. I'm not familiar with SFMM's land and setup but CP could easily slap four more coasters in with little effort. Remember:

CP does not have a space problemâ„¢

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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:33 AM

SFGAMNUT, CP would not just stick a Vekoma boomerang in the park just to increase the coaster count. CP would rather have a new, record breaking coaster that is high in quality, rather than just something put in to increase their count that every-other park has.

rollergator, CP does not need more kiddie coasters. Jr. Gemini, woodstock express, Cedar Creek Mine Ride, Iron Dragon, Disaster Transport, thats 5 kiddie coasters, how many more do you want. I know DT and ID aren't really kiddie coasters, but they're ones a smaller person could handle.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:48 AM
Iron Dragon and CCMR aren't kiddie coasters. They are not large but they could not fall into the category of kiddie. Family MAYBE.
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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:48 AM

.. and there won't be any parking lot construction at CP for a VERY long time.. There are land rights issues..

Dispite popular belief.. CP does not own that row of houses next to the parking lot with the exception of one. Mr. Kinzel's..

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Friday, December 6, 2002 9:50 AM

Code823, I can handle more kiddie coasters than any other *adult* out there...virtually limitless. For specific rides they *could* add, look to the wooden juniors and junior inverteds...who knows, maybe a mouse? The Setpoint watercoasters certainly are a "hot item" when the weather's warm...;)

Of course, I'm the same guy who "borrowed" two kids at the Broward County Fair so I could get more coasters....

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Friday, December 6, 2002 10:12 AM
I know, Im more of a person who like world class thrills, not a family coaster. I water coaster would be great and I would enjoy it. But the thing that would bug me is if a park bought a whole bunch of kiddie coasters, or Vekoma Clone Coasters just to claim the Most Coasters record.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 10:46 AM

Why do people ask these questions? How is anyone supposed to know --for a fact-- that a park will hit 20 coasters this much in advance? It's like asking "is there life in the rest of the universe?"

But to answer your second question - the first park to achieve 20 coasters will most likely not be SFMM. Half of their coasters are already past their time or SBNO, and are just there so they can hold their record. But CP on the other hand have all their coasters alive and operating, and have gotten three new coasters in the past four years (including 2003). CP just needs a few more coasters and they're there! (the fair way too)

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