And to think this thing cost over 35 million quid to build and Derren Brown cost something similar and yet look how big of a flop that was... Just goes to show what you can really do if you have the right team together.
In the UK, ADIPS (being the strictest regulators) require park and fair operators to pass their weld joints through UV detection. A reactive spray is applied on welds or high stress points and the tests are carried out. Similar methods are required by TUV, who govern the rest of Europe.
Technically, Vekoma are one of the most robust and flexible manufacturers of coasters. Who knows what happened with JO
It was most likely presented to many manufacturers and most said no and Vekoma just happened to deliver what the park wanted? I personally think it's a case of who could deliver.
I do personally think that one of the reason why we hate this new coaster so much is the fact that we got an inferior product to what has been constructed for the rest of the world. It wouldn't be so much of an eyesore had we got something more substantial, with the cable launch technology we...
Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train (WC16) | Thorpe Park | May 2
The price for a HTC Vive in the commercial world is around 300 quid a pop, whereas I believe in the consumer world, they're about 950 quid a pop.
It's the media that costs the most, hence why we saw some seriously shoddy work on...