Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

P. 122: Large new coaster coming to Fuji-Q in Summer 2022
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Postby KBrylczyk » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:31 pm

That's approximately $35-$40 million USD, for anyone curious. I'm wondering if this is a new type of coaster with that kind of investment.
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Postby Rollercoaster Rider » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:09 pm

Guessing an RMC or a Vekoma Coaster
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:36 pm

I'm actually pretty excited to see what this coaster is! I'm betting it's going to be pretty awesome.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:01 pm

PKI Jizzman wrote:....Please just be a coaster that holds more than 8 people per train.....


And that runs more than just one train on it. :)
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Postby thrillseeker4552 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:16 pm

$35-$40 million is a relatively steep price tag. That sounds like big B&M to me.
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Postby AdventuresinAirtime » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:18 pm

I'd hazard an assumption that it generally costs Japanese parks a lot more than their western equivalents, considering 99% of the major manufacturers are very far away from them there.

Manufacturing, labour and construction time must be affected with that sort of thing majorly.

I hope its a huge RMC, maybe one of the new single rail RMC designs.
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Postby jlp94 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:26 pm

YES! Knowing Fuji-Q, this coaster is going to be earth-shattering. I'm very excited to hear details soon.
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Postby Condor » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:33 pm

The longest, tallest RMC Raptor, but running a single 8 person train is the most Fuji-Q thing I can possibly think of.

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Postby Nrthwnd » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:35 pm

^ ....with no (version of their) Fast Pass tickets available for it. :wink:
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Re: Fuji-Q Highlands Discussion Thread

Postby pǝʇɹǝʌuı » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:41 pm

AdventuresinAirtime wrote:I'd hazard an assumption that it generally costs Japanese parks a lot more than their western equivalents, considering 99% of the major manufacturers are very far away from them there.

Manufacturing, labour and construction time must be affected with that sort of thing majorly.

I hope its a huge RMC, maybe one of the new single rail RMC designs.


While it's true that Steel Dragon 2000 cost twice as much as Millennium Force, that was because of the supposedly earthquake-proof support structure and the added length. Based on that case alone, I'd agree with your assumption, but as has already been pointed out, this new investment has the exact same price tag as Eejanaika. Adjusting for inflation, yes, we're probably going to see something a little bit more cost-efficient. But it's not like we're looking at the equivalent of a $20 million USA coaster or anything; it'll be pretty true to its (as has been pointed out, ~$36M) price tag even if it costs a little bit more than an American coaster would.

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