Who thinks the first RMC will come to the UK in a few years?
That is over-simplifying it. If they only really wanted to please the GP, they would have built huge coasters that marketed themselves through sheer stats alone. The problem isn't about pleasing the guests, it's all the people who have to be pleased.Just wishful thinking, sad really most UK parks only really want to please the gp.
1) I think the vast majority of rides in the UK are built for the sake of pleasing the GP e.g. the Smiler with all the inversions but not much force, big one but few airtime moments, the swarm to be the first UK wing coaster, quite a few rides by Vekoma and Zamperla at flamingo land, ultimate at Lightwater Valley being a long ride. However I do not consider most of these rides to be great (my 2 UK favorites are nemesis and the grand national). The majority of rides do not appeal to the enthusiast. Enthusiasts are a very small minority in a park so they often won't consider our point of view.That is over-simplifying it. If they only really wanted to please the GP, they would have built huge coasters that marketed themselves through sheer stats alone. The problem isn't about pleasing the guests, it's all the people who have to be pleased.
The UK is a densely built country, so no matter where your park is, you will have neighbours. Most likely, they will have been living there for much longer than the park has been around, so they will have most of the laws on their side.
Again there are limits to noise, but also building heights
Then there are shareholders or other people with a stake in the park's finances. Simply put, the park needs to run a profit. You can't spend too much money, and you will want (or be pressed into) going for the investments that give the most return on the money spent, and/or the lowest risk of losing money.
So yeah. RMCs are expensive, tall, noisy, and don't cater to a wide enough part of the audience to be worth the aforementioned cost.
Also, what's with the thread tags?