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How much do these roller coasters cost?

Hyde

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In my search for quantifying and categorizing much of the roller coasters I've ridden to answer the fundamental question - what do I specifically like about roller coasters, I added a "cost" category to my massive tracker sheet years ago, now eclipsing $1.5B in coaster value. BUT, this is a category that also has the biggest data gaps, in that many parks/roller coasters do not have proper, reported figures. In which case, there is a lot of blank area - wanted to come to the CoasterForce brain trust to see if anyone might have any insights!

Roller coasters (and parks) without reported MSRP include:

Twisted TimbersKings Dominion
Incredible HulkIslands of Adventure
Lightning Racer (Thunder)Hersheypark
Lightning Racer (Lightning)Hersheypark
Green Lantern: First FlightSix Flags Magic Mountain
Powder Keg: A Blast in the WildernessSilver Dollar City
GhostriderKnott’s Berry Farm
DominatorKings Dominion
VerboltenBusch Gardens Williamsburg
TempestoBusch Gardens Williamsburg
Georgia ScorcherSix Flags Over Georgia
HangTimeKnott's Berry Farm
Loch Ness MonsterBusch Gardens Williamsburg
Chinese FireballIslands of Adventure
Rock 'n' Roller CoasterHollywood Studios
Hungarian HorntailIslands of Adventure
RoarSix Flags America
InvadRBusch Gardens Williamsburg
BatwingSix Flags America
IncredicoasterCalifornia Adventure
PoltergeistSix Flags Fiesta Texas
Mr. Freeze Reverse BlastSix Flags St. Louis
Joker's JinxSix Flags America
Mr. Freeze Reverse BlastSix Flags Over Texas
Flight of FearKings Dominion
Flight of FearKings Island
ThunderboltKennywood
Canyon BlasterAdventuredome
BatKings Island
ThunderationSilver Dollar City
Sky RocketKennywood
Speed - The RideNascar Cafe
Iron SharkParadise Pier
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadDisneyland
FireChaser ExpressDollywood
CometHersheypark
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadWDW Magic Kingdom
Matterhorn BobsledsDisneyland
BossSix Flags St. Louis
Racer 75Kings Dominion
GrizzlyKings Dominion
Thunder RunKentucky Kingdom
Slink Dog DashHollywood Studios
Backlot Stunt CoasterKings Island
Backlot Stunt CoasterKings Dominion
Diamond BackFrontier City
Wild OneSix Flags America
Pony ExpressKnott's Berry Farm
Georgia CycloneSix Flags Over Georgia
CorkscrewMichigan’s Adventure
LaserDorney Park
Silver BulletFrontier City
Runaway MountainSix Flags Over Texas
Judge Roy ScreamSix Flags Over Texas
FirebirdSix Flags America
Road Runner ExpressSix Flags Fiesta Texas
Montezooma’s RevengeKnott’s Berry Farm
Great American Scream MachineSix Flags Over Georgia
PandemoniumSix Flags St. Louis
ExterminatorKennywood
Primeval WhirlAnimal Kingdom
Ragin' CajunSix Flags America
Galaxy SpinFun Spot America (Kissimmee)
Sierra SidewinderKnott’s Berry Farm
ThunderhawkDorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Blue StreakConneaut Lake Park
Big DipperCamden Park
WildcatFrontier City
Carolina GoldrusherCarowinds
River King Mine TrainSix Flags St. Louis
La ViboraSix Flags Over Texas
AnacondaKings Dominion
T3Kentucky Kingdom
WildcatCedar Point
Blazing FuryDollywood
Fire in the HoleSilver Dollar City
Cedar Creek Mine RideCedar Point
Kentucky FlyerKentucky Kingdom
Runaway Mine TrainSix Flags Over Texas
Wolverine WildcatMichigan’s Adventure
Son of BeastKings Island
AvalancheKings Dominion
Goofy's Sky SchoolCalifornia Adventure
SlingshotCamden Park
RicochetCarowinds
Wild MouseDorney Park
HurricaneFun Spot America (Kissimmee)
Freedom FlyerFun Spot America (Orlando)
TrailblazerHersheypark
Apple ZappleKings Dominion
Coast RiderKnott's Berry Farm
Dahlonega Mine TrainSix Flags Over Georgia
The VillainGeauga Lake
Flight of the HippogriffIslands of Adventure
Flying ACE Aeriel ChaseKings Island
Jaguar!Knott's Berry Farm
Big Apple CoasterNew York New York Hotel
Roller SkaterKentucky Kingdom
Santa Monica West CoasterPacific Park
Woodstock ExpressCedar Point
Zach's ZoomerMichigan’s Adventure
Beaver Land Mine RideGeauga Lake
Wilderness RunCedar Point
CometWaldameer
Woodstock ExpressKings Island
HowlerHoliday World
 

toofpikk

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wow, interesting topic.

But, maybe it's just some underlying OCD, is there any way you could reorder the rides by which park they're in? I feel like if someone's particularly knowledgeable about a particular park and you have multiple coasters there on this list it'll be way easier to knock them out if they're listed together?

Interested to follow this one though.
 

Hyde

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NO THEY'RE ALREADY ORGANIZED BY THEIR GREEK ALPHABET ORIGIN!!!!! :p

Absolutely and good suggestion @toofpikk. I'll actually take it another step - here is a Google sheet that should be fully editable, for anyone willing to jump in and dump prices: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qqc_qz_4IiflXAksmNAJaa2CRQeeKBJekY-ZciHDlV0/edit?usp=sharing

Here's the table, sorted by park:

Canyon BlasterAdventuredome
Primeval WhirlAnimal Kingdom
VerboltenBusch Gardens Williamsburg
TempestoBusch Gardens Williamsburg
Loch Ness MonsterBusch Gardens Williamsburg
InvadRBusch Gardens Williamsburg
IncredicoasterCalifornia Adventure
Goofy's Sky SchoolCalifornia Adventure
Big DipperCamden Park
SlingshotCamden Park
Carolina GoldrusherCarowinds
RicochetCarowinds
WildcatCedar Point
Cedar Creek Mine RideCedar Point
Woodstock ExpressCedar Point
Wilderness RunCedar Point
Blue StreakConneaut Lake Park
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadDisneyland
Matterhorn BobsledsDisneyland
FireChaser ExpressDollywood
Blazing FuryDollywood
LaserDorney Park
Wild MouseDorney Park
ThunderhawkDorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Diamond BackFrontier City
Silver BulletFrontier City
WildcatFrontier City
Galaxy SpinFun Spot America (Kissimmee)
HurricaneFun Spot America (Kissimmee)
Freedom FlyerFun Spot America (Orlando)
The VillainGeauga Lake
Beaver Land Mine RideGeauga Lake
Lightning Racer (Thunder)Hersheypark
Lightning Racer (Lightning)Hersheypark
CometHersheypark
TrailblazerHersheypark
HowlerHoliday World
Rock 'n' Roller CoasterHollywood Studios
Slink Dog DashHollywood Studios
Incredible HulkIslands of Adventure
Chinese FireballIslands of Adventure
Hungarian HorntailIslands of Adventure
Flight of the HippogriffIslands of Adventure
ThunderboltKennywood
Sky RocketKennywood
ExterminatorKennywood
Thunder RunKentucky Kingdom
T3Kentucky Kingdom
Kentucky FlyerKentucky Kingdom
Roller SkaterKentucky Kingdom
Twisted TimbersKings Dominion
DominatorKings Dominion
Flight of FearKings Dominion
Racer 75Kings Dominion
GrizzlyKings Dominion
Backlot Stunt CoasterKings Dominion
AnacondaKings Dominion
AvalancheKings Dominion
Apple ZappleKings Dominion
Flight of FearKings Island
BatKings Island
Backlot Stunt CoasterKings Island
Son of BeastKings Island
Flying ACE Aeriel ChaseKings Island
Woodstock ExpressKings Island
HangTimeKnott's Berry Farm
Pony ExpressKnott's Berry Farm
Coast RiderKnott's Berry Farm
Jaguar!Knott's Berry Farm
GhostriderKnott’s Berry Farm
Montezooma’s RevengeKnott’s Berry Farm
Sierra SidewinderKnott’s Berry Farm
CorkscrewMichigan’s Adventure
Wolverine WildcatMichigan’s Adventure
Zach's ZoomerMichigan’s Adventure
Speed - The RideNascar Cafe
Big Apple CoasterNew York New York Hotel
Santa Monica West CoasterPacific Park
Iron SharkParadise Pier
Powder Keg: A Blast in the WildernessSilver Dollar City
ThunderationSilver Dollar City
Fire in the HoleSilver Dollar City
RoarSix Flags America
BatwingSix Flags America
Joker's JinxSix Flags America
Wild OneSix Flags America
FirebirdSix Flags America
Ragin' CajunSix Flags America
PoltergeistSix Flags Fiesta Texas
Road Runner ExpressSix Flags Fiesta Texas
Green Lantern: First FlightSix Flags Magic Mountain
Georgia ScorcherSix Flags Over Georgia
Georgia CycloneSix Flags Over Georgia
Great American Scream MachineSix Flags Over Georgia
Dahlonega Mine TrainSix Flags Over Georgia
Mr. Freeze Reverse BlastSix Flags Over Texas
Runaway MountainSix Flags Over Texas
Judge Roy ScreamSix Flags Over Texas
La ViboraSix Flags Over Texas
Runaway Mine TrainSix Flags Over Texas
Mr. Freeze Reverse BlastSix Flags St. Louis
BossSix Flags St. Louis
PandemoniumSix Flags St. Louis
River King Mine TrainSix Flags St. Louis
CometWaldameer
Big Thunder Mountain RailroadWDW Magic Kingdom
 

Pokemaniac

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I think I'd try to Google press releases or announcements of those coasters. Quite often, they quote a cost figure there. The local newspapers may also pick up all sorts of information like this through interviews, so you may have luck trawling through their archives.
 

Hyde

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Could you not contact the relevant operating companies with a freedom of information request?
FOIA only applies to public government here in the U.S. - don't really think that's an option on the table for approaching a private company. And dear god, the nerd speak that would drip from that email I send to a manufacturer. 🤓

I think I'd try to Google press releases or announcements of those coasters. Quite often, they quote a cost figure there. The local newspapers may also pick up all sorts of information like this through interviews, so you may have luck trawling through their archives.
Maybe worth re-investigating. Way early in this project, I had created a custom google search crawler script that returned "roller coaster name" and $ sign, in attempt to tease out any possible cost factors not mentioned on park sites or wikipedia pages.
 

Jared

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^ I mean, you’re happy to announce on a coaster forum that you created a custom web crawler looking for coaster prices, but you’re scared of looking like a goon to the coaster companies?
 

Gazza

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Normally when I'm trying to find the cost of something i google "Ridename parkname million investment" (add or remove words by trial and error till you get what you need) you inevitably find old articles mentioning the cost.

Eg I was trying to find the cost of Vertika at that random park in France and was sucessful
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