Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby RaceBoarder » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:48 pm

robbalvey wrote:I'm not even sure how to describe this...
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Is there a single element in existence that shows the need for upstop wheels more than this?

That looks to be a delightfully evil brand of airtime right there :twisted: :twisted: :wink: :twisted: ::shock:: ::shock:: ::shock:: ::shock:: ::shock::

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:21 pm

I love it, when the sunlight just touches a piece of the track,
and you get that 'flash' on the track there, in the photo.

Awesome shot! :smile:
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:26 pm

I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet (even as a joke), but what if it was being designed to be a VR coaster? All the talk of "They're coming" combined with the silhouette wanted posters with some intriguing looking characters.

Though those characters could also just be incorporated into the battle for CP mobile game and the "they" could refer to any number of things.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:26 pm

The more track that is put in place, the more it looks like The new Texas giant.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CP Maverick » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:32 pm

thrillrider wrote:The more track that is put in place, the more it looks like The new Texas giant.

It looked even more like Texas Giant before RMC.... :p
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby mark549 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:52 pm

DrachenfireOP wrote:Holy shit that looks amazing. Some very interesting and intense looking elements on that, which is par for the course for RMC, but with the added height, MCBR, and twisted insanity, there's no way this won't be the best RMC to date, and probably the new best coaster in the park! I bet the line will only be 4-6 hours opening year too!



... probably the new best coaster on the planet ...

4-6 hours sounds about right.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Arthur_Seaton » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:08 pm

CaptainUnknown wrote:I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet (even as a joke), but what if it was being designed to be a VR coaster?

Don't give them any ideas — VR on coasters is the worst! :lmao:

I'm still not sure about that massive outward-banked turn. I'm looking forward to seeing the ride in operation (and riding someday), but I'm probably one of very few people here who isn't a fan of RMC's outward-bank airtime moments. If the train takes that element at speed (which it will, given the height of that drop) it's going to slam you into the restraints and pin you there pretty hard. If it's more sustained than the smaller outward-banks RMC has done so far, I think it might produce a different effect, but I'm still side-eyeing it a bit. Also, the outward bank on the return lap that dips back into the main structure (the one that runs next to the first drop) looks like it's going to be very intense. It's a crazy-looking ride overall, and I am really looking forward to seeing some official stats here soon.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby mark549 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:23 pm

Arthur_Seaton wrote:
CaptainUnknown wrote:I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet (even as a joke), but what if it was being designed to be a VR coaster?

Don't give them any ideas — VR on coasters is the worst! :lmao:

I'm still not sure about that massive outward-banked turn. I'm looking forward to seeing the ride in operation (and riding someday), but I'm probably one of very few people here who isn't a fan of RMC's outward-bank airtime moments. If the train takes that element at speed (which it will, given the height of that drop) it's going to slam you into the restraints and pin you there pretty hard. If it's more sustained than the smaller outward-banks RMC has done so far, I think it might produce a different effect, but I'm still side-eyeing it a bit. Also, the outward bank on the return lap that dips back into the main structure (the one that runs next to the first drop) looks like it's going to be very intense. It's a crazy-looking ride overall, and I am really looking forward to seeing some official stats here soon.



Please keep VR on not-good coasters (like Dragging Iron).


My guess about the outward bank hill is the ejector airtime it probably will have will counteract some of the outwardness of the turn. It could be ejector enough to balance the train banking the wrong way. Or not. I trust that RMC did their math correctly, but it seems wrong from my layperson perspective.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterLine » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:12 am

Great photos of the ride. I'm really pumped to see the how the final leg of the course stretches out. I've always been a fan of the "magic carpet" endings to a few of the older woodies (specifically the old and new end stretches of Texas Giant). Hoping that New Mean Streak has something similar with a few surprises.

I'm also excited to see the "new trains" that RMC has been talking about for all of the 2018 rides. I've never been on an RMC, but I have never been a fan of the aesthetics of the RMC trains. Other than the Iron Rattler's open-air style seats, I feel like most of the trains have had a very boxy almost Morgan-esque look to them.

I would love to see a much more sleek train, almost Intamin style train open air trains. Sleek trains to match the sleek track layout.

Curious to see everything once it's announced. With track work this far along into the season and the ride not opening until 2018, I would have to feel there are other surprises planned for the ride. Maybe with what appears to be a large amount of time between ride completion and opening we'll actually see immersive theming? Wait, just kidding, this is Cedar Fair. :p
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:48 am

Thanks for the photos and video. I think a Cedar Point visit is definitely on my radar for 2018 (it's been a few years for me). This is looking like a New Texas Giant level of insanity!
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