Monday, October 7, 2002 8:00 AM

I remember there being a lot more coaster activity at this time last year. Is it just me or has this season been relatively quiet?

Where are the new coasters?

The only big ones are SFGAdv, SFGA, SFMM, Cedar Point and Valleyfair!

Where are all the new coasters!


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Monday, October 7, 2002 8:01 AM
You had to figure at some point the "boom" would slow down, but don't count it out just yet, there's a lot of time to announce things before next May ...

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Monday, October 7, 2002 8:23 AM

You may think it's a quiet year but i would say i'm pretty exciting about next years coasterboom in europe :)

By the way it seems like it's always that kind of talking every year: Last year had so much more coaster around this time of the year.... it's not even winter yet.

My answer, yes i think it's just you.

Monday, October 7, 2002 8:41 AM

Just go here.


At this moment 28 new coasters are either confirmed or pretty much guaranteed to happen. When more info becomes available on these, it will be discussed more.

In the future, please come up with a different topic title. zzzzzzz doesnt cut it.

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Monday, October 7, 2002 9:17 AM

Unfortunately, only 8 of the 28 are in the U.S. But, then again, I guess we should be grateful for any new coasters. That's easy for me to say because my home park is SFGAm. :)

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Monday, October 7, 2002 9:26 AM

Whether or not you're 'bored' is in the eye of the observer.

I've got a 185-foot impulse popping up in my backyard and I'm bored. Of course, that could all change once they start erecting steel.

But for now, the project I'm most excited about isn't a coaster at all but HW's Zinga....and as of right now, CBaby feels the same.


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Monday, October 7, 2002 9:44 AM

Got a new GCI being erected as we type down in Branson. Might have a new park up around Omaha area. Six Flags Inc is getting some B&M flyers. Things are really not looking too shabby coaster wise really.


Monday, October 7, 2002 9:49 AM

"If you're bored then you're boring"

~"Flag Pole Sitta," Harvey Danger

Monday, October 7, 2002 10:00 AM
There are several announcements that I know about which won't be made until near the end of the year. We're a little bit spoiled now, but this is pretty much how it is normally done. Most parks won't play their hands until the very last moment AND a few parks are still in final negotiations.

"Escuse me, can you tell me where the heck the Mystery Lodge is"?

Monday, October 7, 2002 10:24 AM

I think the late 90's/early 2000's boom is coming to an end. People who became enthusiasts in that time got used to 40, 50 or even 60+ new coasters going wordwide each year. It was an unprecedented time for new coaster installations and it'll probably be a while before we see numbers like that again. This year is still higher than the historical average (12 new coasters worldwide per year on average between 1966 and 2001). Like everything it runs in cycles and it has to peak. We've seen the peak and now it's slowly back to normal.

Just my opinion.

Dorney Park visits in 2002: 18

Monday, October 7, 2002 10:53 AM

I guess its time to say that SFNE won't be getting a B&M flyer for next year.:( :( Well at least I can ride the best damn coaster in the world ( S:RoS) instead.:)

Monday, October 7, 2002 11:01 AM

And look at the comparison of the coaster boom to the booming economy at the time...it's just coincidence, right?

When people have jobs and job security, they want to go on vacations and spend money. With the stock market as low as its been in 5 years, you know that everyone, not just amusement parks, will slow their production of new products. Once the economy starts booming again, our own boom will commence.

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Monday, October 7, 2002 11:30 AM

I'm not bored at all, I just expected more this year. In the past 5 years things have been huge. X, Millenium Force, Goliath, Hypersonic XLC, Son of Beast, Stealth, Dodonpa, Steel Dragon 2000 etc.

I was expecting there to be quite a few "BIG" coasters this year.

I think the new Cedar Point coaster will definetley be incredible. What is coming to compete with it though?

(Sorry about the title of the thread. I did it really fast.)


Monday, October 7, 2002 12:10 PM
Well, Cedar Point hasn't announced yet have they? Isn't it possible that other parks are following the same trend? It's MUCH too early to be making judgements on next year. Get back to us in January...

"Escuse me, can you tell me where the heck the Mystery Lodge is"?

Monday, October 7, 2002 12:34 PM

It may be too early, I'm not sure. I just remember knowing alot more at this time last year.


Monday, October 7, 2002 2:37 PM

How do you know that SFMM is definatly getting a coaster? I think they will also but until track is spotted or an announcement is made I don't count them as one park that is getting one. I look at it like this. These are the coaster that are definate for 2003 in the 4 main chains so far.

Busch Gardens-None

Paramount's Carowinds-Rugrats Runaway Reptar ( Family Inverted )

Cedar Point-Unknown ( Intamin Rocket )

Valleyfair-Steel Venom ( Intamin Impulse )

SFGADv-Unknown ( B&M Flyer )

SFGAM-Unknown ( B&M Flyer )

SFM-Superan The Escape ( Morgan Hyper )

Enchanted Village-Unknown ( Unknown wood )

Jazzland-Unknown ( B&M Inverted BTR Clone )

The reason I said that the flyers are unknown is even though they are Superman themed the official annuncement hasn't been made. We still have a long time for announcements to be made and half the parks I mentioned in the 4 main park chains just announced a coaster and not even a name or stats.

Monday, October 7, 2002 2:40 PM
I wouldn't be suprised if SFMM got a coaster. Whatever happened to these Intamin Plug n' Play wooden coasters that Six Flags purchased?


Monday, October 7, 2002 3:11 PM
That was just a rumor that many people assumed was fact.
Monday, October 7, 2002 4:02 PM

here's my way of lookin at it. 2002 was a BIG year for coasters..... go back to 2001... it was kinda disappointing.... 2000 was another HUGE year... and 1999 kinda sucked. anyone see a pattern?

most parks will get coasters every 2 or 4 years... most of the major parks seem to have gotten in the habit of getting them every 2 years, on the even years (with the exception of the few like SFGam, SFGAdv, etc which get them on the odd years). small parks often get coasters around every 4 years...

you should be able to predict, if you look hard enough, that there will be alot of parks "due" for coasters in 2004. SFMM, for example.

the amusement industry has its ups and downs just like every other industry. and with the crappy state of the economy combined with an expected slow year in coasters... there wont be much for 2003.

Monday, October 7, 2002 5:06 PM

2001 disappointing?!?! Maybe the results were, but the rides supposed to open that year (which is all we can talk about for 2003 right now) were monumental:

X, Deja Vu's, Batwing and X-Flight, Cali Screaming, Colossos, Dodonpa, Expedition GeForce, Hypersonic, Nitro, Phantom's Revenge, Talon, Titan, Vertical Velocities, not to mention Cheetah and Cornball.

I don't know about anyone else, but I thought quite a lot of great coasters were unveiled in 2001.

A rollercoaster? What's that?


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