Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:44 pm

I actually think the coaster crown does still matter to the GP... People actually do know that CP and SFMM do have the most coasters in the world, even people who have neither been to either of these parks.

You hear people talking about it and it is on Facebook quite a bit. You see on both CP and SFMM's Facebook pages the GP talking about it and even on other park's Facebook pages. Such as on KD's Facebook page you see people saying things like "you all need to build 4 more coasters to have the most coasters". You always see tons of complaints about parks adding anything but a coaster when they announce their rides, as some people want a coaster every single year.

With this said, I could care less about the coaster crown and much rather have a good collection of quality rides over quantity.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Tmcdllr » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:30 pm

Manic Monte wrote:To me, Cedar Point never really lost the "title" to begin with. They had it first, and they had it when it mattered.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:36 pm

^^Yeah, I'd imagine the "crown" still has some relevance and marketability, even if it's far from the main factor in driving visits or maximizing the quality of the guest experience. On the other hand, I've heard people say there will never again be a "true" coaster war as we knew the previous one(s), with parks constantly vying for records.

Personally, I'm grateful for parks with overwhelming coaster counts, like CP and SFMM. It's not just about the credits, though I appreciate the boost to the ol' count. There's just something so satisfying about being so thoroughly surrounded by track, and being able to ride more than twice the number of coasters I'd find at most other parks.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:38 am

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Intimidator305 wrote:^ Why? They can't do much better. Look at the names Cedar Fair has come up with in the past. "Drop Tower", "Boo Blasters on Boo Hill", "Backlot Stunt Coaster"... should I continue?


You forgot "Flight Deck", "Time Warp", and "WindSeeker"!


The nae windseeker ws chosen by the manufacturer,not by CF as the generic model name for the ride.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby KDCOASTERFAN » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:49 am

Geauga Dog wrote:The so-called coaster wars between CP and SFMM are soooo 1990's/early 2000's that right now who cares which park has more coasters. It's all about the quality of the ride, not the quantity. Whatever 2013 may bring I'm sure it will be a noteworthy addition to their lineup.


Sorry for the double post but I had to chime in on this one.

This coaster "war" between the two parks is truely pointless & if this rumor is true(I doubt it) then it may really hurt CF because that takes more money from the cap ex budget that could be put to better use at one of their other parks,same thing goes for six flags as well.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby 99er » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:39 pm

^I have a feeling that the park could pull off 2 coasters in one season and still be fine for spending money elsewhere and getting done what needs to be done, especially with Matt heading up future expansions.

I of course do not believe this will happen though.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Intimidator305 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:03 pm

Considering Cedar Point hasn't gotten a new coaster since 2007, I totally believe this is possible. They are due for some major expansion next season. Since they went 6 seasons without a new coaster at the "Coaster Capital of the World!", they could easily make up for it with 2 coasters in one year. A kiddie/little family coaster doesn't cost that much anyways...

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Tmcdllr » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:07 pm

KDCOASTERFAN wrote:
DarienLaker wrote:
Intimidator305 wrote:^ Why? They can't do much better. Look at the names Cedar Fair has come up with in the past. "Drop Tower", "Boo Blasters on Boo Hill", "Backlot Stunt Coaster"... should I continue?


You forgot "Flight Deck", "Time Warp", and "WindSeeker"!


The nae windseeker ws chosen by the manufacturer,not by CF as the generic model name for the ride.


So they didn't even try to come up with an original name?
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby willh51 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:43 pm

Unless the park were to open an extreme coaster and a family coaster, opening two in one season just doesn't work if the park is trying to maximize the return on its investment.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby UrbanLegend » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:59 pm

willh51 wrote:Unless the park were to open an extreme coaster and a family coaster, opening two in one season just doesn't work if the park is trying to maximize the return on its investment.


That's not entirely out of the question. Great Adventure opened two family coasters and Medusa in '99. I'm sure there are more examples in other parks but that's the one that most readily comes to mind.
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