I still can't get over the fact that, after all the issues with Mission Ferrari, they somehow managed to sell another one of these.
I wouldn't be surprised if the contracts were signed at about the same time, considering how long this theme park has been under development.I still can't get over the fact that, after all the issues with Mission Ferrari, they somehow managed to sell another one of these.
I believe the Duel Power's opening next month, at last report.I wouldn't be surprised if the contracts were signed at about the same time, considering how long this theme park has been under development.
By the way, what's the situation with the Dual Power Coaster? I was under the impression it was due to open last year, but it never did.
This makes a good title for one of those "good guy turns bad" novels nglDecent into darkness
Linked to this, I suppose:There's an interesting article on Yahoo and Screamscape regarding Dynamic Technologies, the company behind the two major rides at Genting Skywords that haven't yet opened.
It's quite a long article, but in a nutshell;
Dynamic has spent $26.4 million on the Aliens vs Predator attraction at Genting SkyWorlds, of the $34 million lump-sum contract, they have received $24 million. The remaining $10 million will not cover the estimated $16 million cost of completing the attraction due to the complexity of the ride system and design changes. There is a risk that Genting could cancel the project and demand the ride components be removed from the site.
Mad Ramp Peak, the former Son of Anarchy ride, is 95% complete with an estimated $1.5 million in items still needed to finish it, however Dynamic has already spent $30.7 million on the attraction, of the $24 million lump-sum contract, $23 million has already been paid.
Overall, it looks like various projects have plunged the company into $20 million in debt, and they don't have the necessary funds to finish the projects. This could mean very bad news for the two rides + the company, as they have always been at the forefront of advancing technology in the theme park sector.
They clearly couldn't deliver on their promises for the SFX coasters or they just sold them too cheaply.. How can the attraction hardware go £6 million over budget?
I would guess Mission Ferrari went millions over its budget too but they just paid to get the thing finally open.
It's a shame though as the Alien Vs Predator ride from that concept art looked incredible.