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Mirabilandia | Desmo Race | Maurer Spike Dragster

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by roomraider, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Pear

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    This actually looks like it could be fun, so I can't really put my finger on why I still hate it so much.
     
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    Probably because you know it has so much potential, but will almost definitely not realise it, because of the speed being controlled by riders.

    It does look like fun and, in theory, it is. But you can guarantee it'll be dampened by people too afraid to put the speed to max.
     
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    Almost done. Picture from Mirabilandia's Facebook.
     
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    Some views of the completed coaster and the construction of buildings in the rest of the new area.
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    The park themselves shared this view of the coaster from above.
     
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    I'm always here for big messes of track. Aesthetically, this looks pretty impressive.
     
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    Looks pretty cool, excited to see it testing!
     
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    Well it's definitely a step up from the model at Skyline Park, even if it does end up riding like crap!
     
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    The first bike arrived last week.
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    Some more overview images from a while ago of the completed coaster.
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    New concept art of the station.
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    The park have confirmed the coaster's name will be "Desmo Race".
    https://rcdb.com/15717.htm
     
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    This thing has grown on me a lot. I think this is a great use of this ride concept.
     
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    I'm sorry, I just can't get into it
     
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    Apparently, this thing counts as the world's tallest powered coaster. I guess it's an achievement to brag about - approximately of the same scale as being the best cross-country skier in Mogadishu.
     
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    That's actually a neat statistic to know, Pokemaniac! I never realized that even though I am a total staff nerd...
     
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    Does anyone know if this is an expensive ride concept? Compared to, say, your average GCI woodie or Batman invert clone
     
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    Sky Dragster at Skyline Park (the first of these Spike coasters) apparently cost €4m. Given there's two of these and they're larger, plus the theming and IP, I'd say this could be around a €10m investment.
     
  19. Pokemaniac

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    I think you can actually subtract the theming and IP, as it seems like Ducati is sponsoring the ride. I really wonder how much money Mirabilandia is putting into this, and how much of the bill is footed by Ducati.
     
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    That still doesn't affect the cost of the ride concept though? Like, a $50mil ride with 50% of the funding put up by someone else (so the park only pays $25mil) is still a $50mil ride.

    I know the point you're trying to make, and you're right in terms of "I wonder why Milabilandia went for this over a GCI?", but if you take a step back and ask "I wonder if any other parks would go for this over a GCI?" then you get to the root of it all.
     

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