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Disney rmc

thomas998

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Will disney ever use Rocky Mountain construction as ride builder
Why would they? Disney designs its own rides so why would they hire RMC? Doing so would give Disney nothing and cost them a lot... Imagine they outsource their creativity on designing ride and what will happen next? Well imagine RMC comes up with a great idea, now RMC will just sell knock off's of that ride to Six Flags and every other park that wants it resulting in Disney having no greater value from a unique ride type.
 
#5
Disney uses sub-contractors just like everyone else, the main differences are:
1) equipment must be built to Disney specs, verified by design review and third party analysis
2) all plans and calculations become Disney property, so they can manufacture parts in house if they wanted
3) you must sign a non-disclosure agreement.

I spoke with a ride manufacturer representative once who admitted that when Disney calls for an quote they take the (insert name of of region theme park company) price and double it. Disney even wants to see documentation on where the steel for the rides is coming from.
 

danlb_2000

Premium Member
#6
Why would they? Disney designs its own rides so why would they hire RMC? Doing so would give Disney nothing and cost them a lot... Imagine they outsource their creativity on designing ride and what will happen next? Well imagine RMC comes up with a great idea, now RMC will just sell knock off's of that ride to Six Flags and every other park that wants it resulting in Disney having no greater value from a unique ride type.
Disney has worked with other ride design companies in the past and continues to do that today.
 
#7
Will disney ever use Rocky Mountain construction as ride builder
RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) makes the best track in the business. Alan Schilke who does the ride design for them is one of the best (if not the best) in the business. He is nothing short of brilliant. RMC really needs to work on the mechanics of their vehicle design. That is really the one area that is holding them back right now.
 

twilight mitsuk

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Original Poster
#8
Disney uses sub-contractors just like everyone else, the main differences are:
1) equipment must be built to Disney specs, verified by design review and third party analysis
2) all plans and calculations become Disney property, so they can manufacture parts in house if they wanted
3) you must sign a non-disclosure agreement.

I spoke with a ride manufacturer representative once who admitted that when Disney calls for an quote they take the (insert name of of region theme park company) price and double it. Disney even wants to see documentation on where the steel for the rides is coming from.
Which is why disney also dosen’t use b&m
 
#10
I always thought it was because B&M coasters are so LOUD...
Actually B&M has made many improvements to the volume of their rides, from filling in the back bone of the track with sand and making changes to their anti-rollback dogs to quite the lift. A B&M today is much quieter that a B&M made 20 or 30 years ago.

The truth is B&M makes a damn good product and has only made changes slowly over the years, they are a late adopter of technology. They were the last to do magnetic breaking, and the last to do launch. B&M is very careful not to bite off more than they can chew. When Universal put in Hulk at IOA Universal was on their own to get a launch system (which was provided by a third party contractor MTS) and they were not allowed to modify the trains in any way.

I suspect that the reason B&M and Disney have never (and probably will never) do a coaster together is B&M only makes rides one way, which is the B&M way. Its like asking Toyota to build motorcycles.
 

yaksplat

Well-Known Member
#11
Disney even wants to see documentation on where the steel for the rides is coming from.
Getting the steel history and the testing to go along with it are common. You don't want to spend millions on a project and have it fail because someone in the chain decided to cheap out and buy sub par materials. You want to be 100% sure that you're getting what you're paying for and it won't fail under the most extreme conditions.
 

GabeP

Active Member
#12
RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) makes the best track in the business. Alan Schilke who does the ride design for them is one of the best (if not the best) in the business. He is nothing short of brilliant. RMC really needs to work on the mechanics of their vehicle design. That is really the one area that is holding them back right now.
Don't forget to show some love for GCI as well. If you've ever ridden a recent woodie of theirs (Mystic Timbers at Kings Island is superb, at least until the shed), you'll find them to be fun, fast-paced and smooth rides as well.
 

HwdStudio

Well-Known Member
#13
RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) makes the best track in the business. Alan Schilke who does the ride design for them is one of the best (if not the best) in the business. He is nothing short of brilliant. RMC really needs to work on the mechanics of their vehicle design. That is really the one area that is holding them back right now.
Agree 100%
 
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