Blaze said:PMBO has some of the toughest protection around, so hoe do you think they could protect something twice as tall?
andrus said:What happened to the planned morgan gigacoaster in south america? I searched for pov:s on youtube but couldn't find any so I guess that it was never built? And what about the rumors of Heide Park getting a giga, are there any substance in those?
loefet said:Not to mention the rumors about an Intamin Giga coaster for Heide Park in the near future.
There is also some wild rumors about a new Morgan coaster that is supposed to be larger then SD2K and is supposed to be a part of a new park under construction in South America.
Mike T said:Also, next year a park in South America is adding a 330 foot drop (not tall) coaster from Morgan Manufacturing by the name of VertiGo Force. So yeah, 300 footers are still possible.
Mike T said:The ride was announced with the park back in December. Mr. Chance of Chance/Morgan also told me of the ride at the IAAPA conference but wouldn't mention the park it was going to. He said his favorite coaster that they've designed is Superman: El Ultimo Escape down in Mexico because its not just hills and bunny hops, and hinted that the one being installed in 2009 could beat it though.
All built at the same park, which happens to be one of the most popular traditional amusement parks in the world.. not exactly the best example..
Behemoth cost 20 million.. in Canadian, but its at a park which gets nearly the same attendance as Cedar Point.. the investment was due. I'm pretty sure Fahrenheit and Max RPM aren't over $15 Million.
Lets not even touch Disney, as 1) They aren't into huge rides such as MF, and 2) The money supply they have is from another world.. no regular amusement park is even close.
Other then that, aside from a few bigger B&M's and experimental rides, you typically don't see coasters over $15 Million USD built anymore. All of the major parks which have the ability to get one of these mega giant expensive coasters have done so.. so investing in another.. as essentially the Coaster Wars are over.. would be a mistake, as you see with Cedar Point's investment into Maverick.
Size and speed are really a thing of the past in the Amusement Industry IMO.. which is evident in the recent investments within the industry. If you see anything over 275ft or $20 Million in the next 10 years, I'd be incredibly surprised.
Energylandia could be a candidate, but only in the long term, I think, as Hyperion is a recent addition and it's not that far from being a Giga already.
Nah, Energylandia would definitely consider getting one whenever. They already have two 200ft+ monsters, with Zadra literally opening a year after Hyperion. They're getting a second launch coaster, a second Vekoma junior boomerang. The park has enough space to grow into that they could literally stick a giga on the complete opposite side of the finished park and it would not feel like it's dwarfing Hyperion or Zadra.
Whether they would is a different matter, but they definitely could. And I certainly wouldn't be surprised if they announced a giga for 2022, for example.
Once upon a time, I'd have said Thorpe could possibly get a giga. They certainly could in terms of restrictions, and 10 years ago the sky certainly felt like the limit. These days, not so much.
So obviously, the London Resort will have one right from the off. ???
Blimey, yes, this is an old thread! Back in 2008 when I'd only ridden 55 creds! Now ridden all of the (operating) +300ft coasters with the exception of Steel Dragon! Nice.Ha - I was reading this topic for a full page before I realised it was 12 years old! The first giveaway was when @Hixee said he'd only seen pictures of 300ft coasters.