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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby BigBad » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:36 pm

JordyC wrote:Also, on November 30th, 2017, Vekoma has given an offer to one of Energylandia's bids. Indeed, Vekoma has won a contract for a new wooden roller coaster. Since Vekoma is the European distributor of Rocky Mountain Construction, it will most likely be a wooden coaster signed from RMC!
So does this mean that they're getting a hyper-hybrid RMC, plus a wooden coaster with the RMC stamp of approval?

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Postby A.J. » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:45 pm

Don't get too excited there. Vekoma is just the broker for Rocky Mountain coasters in Europe.
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby BigBad » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:48 pm

A.J. wrote:Vekoma is just the broker for Rocky Mountain coasters in Europe.
I've heard this about Vekoma many times, but what does it mean? It makes it sound like European RMCs will be designed by Schilke but built by Vekoma. Is that what happened with Wildfire?

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Postby AJK » Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:04 pm

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby coastered » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:18 am

BigBad wrote:
A.J. wrote:Vekoma is just the broker for Rocky Mountain coasters in Europe.
I've heard this about Vekoma many times, but what does it mean? It makes it sound like European RMCs will be designed by Schilke but built by Vekoma. Is that what happened with Wildfire?

No that is wrong.
RMC has chosen Vekoma to help them selling their hybrid coasters in Europe, because Vekoma has a lot of contacts with european themeparks. This makes it a lot easier for RMC.
RMC still designs and builds these rollercoasters, but Vekoma will help them with the build.
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby coastered » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:23 am

BigBad wrote:
A.J. wrote:Vekoma is just the broker for Rocky Mountain coasters in Europe.
I've heard this about Vekoma many times, but what does it mean? It makes it sound like European RMCs will be designed by Schilke but built by Vekoma. Is that what happened with Wildfire?

No that is wrong.
RMC has chosen Vekoma to help them selling their hybrid coasters in Europe, because Vekoma has a lot of contacts with european themeparks. This makes it a lot easier for RMC.
RMC still designs and builds these rollercoasters, but Vekoma will help them with the build.
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby KingRCT3 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:37 am

In the peculiar case of Wildfire, Vekoma built the steel structure for the lift. But otherwise, Wildfire is a RMC and Vekoma is only a dealer.

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby BigBad » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:43 am

Thanks for the clarification! I’ve been wondering about the RMC-Vekoma relationship for a while.

So now this Vekoma contract with Energylandia, is that an RMC wooden coaster in addition to the hybrid?

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby coastered » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:29 am

BigBad wrote:Thanks for the clarification! I’ve been wondering about the RMC-Vekoma relationship for a while.

So now this Vekoma contract with Energylandia, is that an RMC wooden coaster in addition to the hybrid?

No that's all about the same coaster
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:47 am

BigBad wrote:Thanks for the clarification! I’ve been wondering about the RMC-Vekoma relationship for a while.

Just as a tidbit to add, that relationship also means that Rocky Mountain Construction doesn't have to spend time and resources shipping their stuff over for the Euro Attractions Show every year, because Vekoma is already there.
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