Published: August 8, 2006 at 6:44 AMWow! That's a shocker, they seemed to be doing really well. Maybe the cost of shipping all of those rides over here has been more than they could take? Hopefully another company will absorb Huss so that their rides will stay around. Their giant frisbee rides are awesome, and all of their rides are very nice, they don't miss a detail on them. They look like they're worth every penny of what the park paid for it and more.
Published: August 8, 2006 at 3:37 PMI wonder why this happened? The rides were certainly selling well. Ohio parks have had their troubles with their Huss rides though. Delirium, MaxAir, and the new Skyhawk have had their fair share of downtime. Replacing parts probably got pretty expensive.
Still, they are great rides, so it strikes me as strange. When a company with a good product goes broke, it's usually a sign of mismanagement, although that may or may not be the case. It could just be some kind of restructure.
Published: August 8, 2006 at 4:54 PM^Skyhawk isn't made by Huss. It's S&S.
Published: August 9, 2006 at 12:27 AMUm ... HUSS has been slapped with many recent law suits.
U.S. AMERICA seems to be very suit-happy and HUSS rides are very costly to maintain.
It's a wonder CHANCE hasn't had the same problems (tho, they have had some in the past--but, Chance attractions are less costly to maintain).
I think the same laws governing "frivolous" law suits deemed across this nation should also pertain to carnival/amusement attractions. Unless there is proven gross negligence by the ride's manufacturers and/or assembly/operators, riders take their risks.
Do we see law suits aimed at General Motors/Ford/BMW because there was no warning when crossing an intersection when a light changed to RED before a collision?? -- Um ... nevermind.
Insurance companies have got this nation by the nads.
Published: August 9, 2006 at 2:38 AMHuss is down for the count? Shiiii...znits, ya gotta be kiddin me... Their thrill rides were a blast. MaXair at Cedar Point was a blast, I was looking forward to more from them. >_< Cursed lawsuit-happy country I live in...
Published: August 9, 2006 at 6:02 AMI had dealings with Huss in Germany in 2003 and they were having problems then. It is a tribute to the company and the popularity of it's product that it has held on since then. Hopefully they will pull the rabbit out of the hat again.
Published: August 9, 2006 at 9:04 AMThe point of making the 1-day (and 2, 3, 4-day) tickets so expensive is to get people to stay at Disney World for a full week.
With the other parks there in Orlando, they don't want people spending a couple days at Disney and a few days at the other places. So, they make the 1,2,3,4 day tickets so expensive that then can sell the 7 day ticket for so much less that it becomes economically foolish to split your stay between Disney and other parks.
Look at the prices... non-hopper with expire.
1 day = $67
2 day = $132
3 day = $192
7 day = $210.
It would be financially stupid to buy a 3 day WDW ticket, then a 2 day univeral, then a 1 day Sea World, then a 1 day Bush.
Making the 1, 2, 3 day tickets so expensive prices other parks out of the equation.
Are they about to see a huge drop in attendance? My guess is quite the opposite. They'll continue to see attendnace increases while other parks suffer from this briliant marketing move on Disney's part.
Published: August 9, 2006 at 9:20 AMSorry, that last comment was supposed to go under the "Disney Raising 1-day ticket prices" entry. My bad.
Published: August 9, 2006 at 11:49 AMNnnn.. No more Condor rides?
*goes off in a corner and cries*