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Most exspensive ride in the world?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:28 pm

I was wondering whilst on the bus what is the most exspensive ride/attraction ever made. Including the theming etc..
 
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:15 pm

Inflation tends to mean that it's always a fairly recent ride.

I know Radiator Springs in Disney's California Adventure cost $200mill which seems a bit much considering it reuses Test Track tech but it may also include the flat rides they built with it.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is another $200mill one but that almost certainly covers the theming of the entire area (including shops)
 
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Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:41 pm

Interesting topic!! I had a look at some of the more obvious expensive rides-

Transformers- $100 million
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey- $100 million
Jurassic Park- $110 million
Mission to Mars- estimated at $120 million

I do wonder how much the new ride in the London area of Universal will cost once built, it looks like it'll be huge!

Anyone know the most expensive in the UK?
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:52 pm

Think it might be the Odyssey at fantasy island-that way £30 million I think
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:03 pm

Really? Jesus, doesn't say much about the UK's portfolio of rides! Whats second on the list, Squirrel Nutty?
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:14 pm

Technically, wouldn't it be the new cable car in London? £64 million
 
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:42 pm

I thought Expedition Everest was also an expensive ride to build including all the theming, but not exactly sure how much it was :)
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:10 pm

What about the London Eye?
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:24 pm

Bloody hell £200 million pound for Harry Potter area!!!! Wow I swear universal and disneyland have unlimited budget! They must be so rich.
 
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:05 am

Hardly call the cables cars a ride it's more like a form of transport
 
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:12 am

still technically an attraction  :)
 
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:54 pm

But the question posed was ride?!? Lol but I know where your coming from  ;)
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:34 pm

Marcus Assab wrote:
Bloody hell £200 million pound for Harry Potter area!!!! Wow I swear universal and disneyland have unlimited budget! They must be so rich.


I think you will probably find that it is 200 million dollars - about £125 million in todays money......still a lot!
 
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:55 pm

Luce wrote:
I thought Expedition Everest was also an expensive ride to build including all the theming, but not exactly sure how much it was :)

I know it was around $100M which I think was just the ride itself and all the theming around it as the rest of Asia area of the park had been there since 1999. I think it was also in the Guinness World Records in 2011 as the most expensive rollercoaster in the world aswell.
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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:38 pm

Most expensive:

Ride: HPatFJ- $200 million

Coaster: Expedition Everest- $100 million

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Re: Most exspensive ride in the world?

Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:22 pm

I thought it was gonna be Amazing Adventures Of Spiderman but that was actually just over $100 million.
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