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Everything posted by MartinU

  1. So to be clear... wood coasters like Mystic Timbers (which helped Kings Island draw record crowds the year that it opened) don't draw crowds yet they're very marketable? What I meant was Mystic is a great ride. BUT compared to every record breaking coaster they have added, it can’t draw as many people as SV did. Although, they could add a record breaking 2 sheds... Also, don’t touch the ballroom. I mentioned it to explain how big the arcade’s footprint is (obviously sans games).
  2. Agreed. There is so much SPACE in there. If you've ever been upstairs in the ballroom you know what I'm talking about. They could easily fit a nice dark ride in there, as well as a 4D (why stop there, 8D ) game theater. Could we see the first Peanuts dark ride? Like a Toy Story Midway Mania except Snoopy and the Red Barren? That could be fun, if they could ever get the rights to make something like that... Secondly, I love flyers, but they a BIG! They seem to have a huge footprint. Which we are always arguing "They don't have room," "They have plenty of room..." Can we just agree almost every flyer I can think of has a large footprint, far more than an out and back or compact style coaster that could come. Also, do flyers handle high winds well, or would they tolerate as well as Gatekeeper? Personally, I would like to see a GCI come to CP. Even the small ones pack a fun punch. Great for families and thrill seekers. Invard at BGW impressed me far more than I expected. And Mystic Timbers is equally as fun. Small, compact and big punch. Do those look sexy and draw big crowds? No. But they would fill a void and add the the total package. Something that the park can market as they build the resort side of things more and more. And let's not forget the boardwalk.... With the old Extreme Sports show stadium gone, and more happening at the beach maybe a woodie on the beach... That's a nice way to end the park at night.
  3. As the lift fell, does anyone else think it looks like an AT-AT or some Star Wars robot being destroyed? Anyone? Just me... ok. As sad as I am to see a fun (yes, I said it) coaster die, it's exciting to think what can and will rise from the ashes.
  4. Finally made it to Busch Gardens Williamsburg. So glad I got to get Apollo's Chariot, Tempesto, Verbolten, ALPENGEIST (which broke down on the lift with us. First Evac!) Griffon, Loch Ness Monster (so much smoother than I was expecting for a 40 year-old Arrow) and Invadr. Such good rides. They are all fun. Living in Ohio my whole life, Cedar Point and King's Island were the bench mark. These rides are more tame, but all of them are a blast in their own way and still delivered.
  5. ADVICE: I'm taking my first trip to BGW this Saturday! I'm really excited to visit this park after years of seeing pictures and new rides being added. I expect the park to be busy, so lines are not a big issue. What are some suggestions for a first timer at BGW? Ride order? Shows that are a must see? Best haunts? And yes, we do plan to make it a full day, opening to close. Thanks everyone!
  6. Take a Google Walkthrough and you can see the issues. I'm going to Hersheypark for the first time this spring. Looking forward to Skyrush for sure! Anyways, you can see the congestion issues that could arise from the narrow walkway, people using the shops, and just stupid people. Look at all the big parks, they are all going to a minimalistic, open and very "user-friendly" entrances. Sure, not the charm, but charm rarely sells ticket (unless you're a county fair).
  7. So, here is a fun "what if" scenario. WHAT IF, KI did an RMC conversion on half of The Racer. One side "mild" the other "wild." Think Classic and New in one iconic ride. It would still race and have dueling elements, just one side a classic out and back, and the other a more intense, twisting, weaving. outer-banked airtime machine! To my knowledge it would be a first of that type of conversion/racing coaster. Do you think something like that "could" ever happen? Pros/Cons?
  8. I'm glad this article used the most recent photo they could of Cedar Point. Source: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/cedar-point-osha-violation
  9. With CCMR teaser poster, the #5 car is upside-down... suspended woodie confirmed! But for real, could the 5 in the diagram be a 5 part expansion plan? Maverick, Professor Delbert's Frontier Fling, SV, could be parts 1-3 or a 5 part master plan to reinvigorate the back of the park? And all 5 having a Cedar Creek Mining Company theme/story tying them together? Granted, PDFF doesn't really fit the "story" but has been very recently moved and incorporated nicely into the Frontier Trail part of the park. To continue the agument that CP is running out of room (which they are not, cough cough) CCMR does have a lot of wasted space. They could easily put a family coaster AND thrill coaster in that area. Think Taron and Raik at Phantasialand, two coasters interwoven to make one awesome area. It "could" happen... All of that to say, CP is really making some great overall improvements to the park, and I'm excited for the next several years to see what's next!
  10. Valravn. From the Sunrise Tour talking with one of the mechanics. The cars are so heavy that they can't be moved off site to work on them like the rest of the coasters. That was my second guess. Is it heaviest train or car?
  11. Fun Trivia Time: For all the coaster fan boys and mathematicians, what is the heaviest (empty) coaster train at Cedar Point? I do not know myself. On our yearly visit, my wife and I started speculating. My guess was Gatekeeper based on length, width and occupancy. But, does anyone else have an idea or PROOF of the heaviest coaster train at CP?
  12. I was at the park on 7/24! It was a great day filled with firsts. Saw a lady go toe to toe (via words) with a park security member for line jumping. Crazy and kind of scary as we had to walk past the confrontation to continue in line. First ride on Steel Vengeance! Wow, just wow. So perfect. The last loop inside the structure is one of the coolest experiences I have ever had on a coaster. I also had a first time rollback. Not on TTD as I pray every time I ride, but on Maverick on the top of the first hill. We coasted back to the bottom of the lift, a ride host told us we were going to back up and launch again. We accelerated to the top and felt launch stop and the train slow quickly again, just cresting the top of the hill. SO COOL! The back of the park was very busy in the morning, but the front was dead (except Valravn). By 6pm MF, Gatekeeper, Raptor were all walk ons. AMAZING! Question about Raptor: Is it louder and faster this year? My wife and I both thought it was running faster and LOUDER. Like, really loud. Or am I just making things up? Finally, the night was filled with Fire and Ice band. So much fun. The band looks and sounds great! An amazing trip.
  13. The first thing I thought when I saw Robb is at Cedar Point for the Media Day was "Oh man, I can't wait to "hear" his on-ride reactions." We've seen the video of Tony and the ride looks amazing, but nobody narrates a ride like Robb. Ok, I'm excited to SEE Robb's reactions as well...
  14. Has anyone seen this yet? OnPoint Blog post about some extra social media people attending the Media Event. Go read the article, and then read the LAST requirement to apply. Fine, don't go, just read this: Source: OnPoint Blog I can't wait to see #ThisForkIsForSV. If I had a dedicated channel to all things roller coaster, I would have so much fun. Anyone on here going to give this a go?
  15. I know I've really enjoyed this game. I like the simplicity of it, and how with the limited materials, if used in a smart way, you can create great rides and scenery to go along with it. I also like how it's still being developed. And insight is being asked for to ensure a great experience for users. Looking forward to the next update. Is it worth the money? If you are going for a realistic looking game with tons of custom scenery, no. But, if you are looking for a fun and challenging theme park game where you have to keep guests happy while building rides easily, than yes!
  16. I agree! It could have some really cool elements where it runs straight at the midway and then split into two sides. But, it would probably get the fate of Dueling Dragons and never run both in sync.
  17. This is an old thread. But the other day I had an idea for a new attraction, and wondered where there was a thread for it. Here it is. Anyways- A Launched Bobsled would be unique and could be fun. Less of a train but more of Disaster Transport bigger "sled." Also, if anyone has been to a waterpark in the last decade they see the halfpipe or funnel slides, almost a staple in every major waterpark now. Well, why couldn't a bobsled coaster have one (once engineered properly)? A second thought would be sort of a throwback to the feel of a Classic Drop Ride. If you ever rode one, they were great (mostly). But I loved that forward-facing freefall feeling and then the disorienting movement to your back. Well, what if a ride was created that had the forward-facing vertical drop, and at the base of the hill it then rode like a classic coaster? Also, if the drop was sequenced with a dark ride segment that drop could be extremely impacting. Imagine dropping into a cave, reentering earth's orbit, or falling and being caught by a bird to dragon. Then you exit the building at full speed to enjoy the open twists and turns of the track. I know VR has created similar experiences, but I think this could be a cool concept. Any one else have something feasible they would like? No jumping coasters through flaming hoops to land in a tunnel that goes under Lake Erie... Also, if this does exist in some other thread, I did look but was unable to find it.
  18. Cedar Point showing off some construction pictures in their last blog post. https://www.cedarpoint.com/blog/february-steel-vengeance-update I really like where this one in particular is heading. They also hinted at the queue and that it will use the "tunnel" under the wood structure. That is a really great part. You get to see how massive and impressive that wooden structure is. Good thing they didn't give it all the "axe."
  19. Just saying, from where these guys must be standing they HAVE to be on the boat. Just saying. Maybe they stole it?!?!
  20. So, I looked around and didn't see it on the forum anywhere... How is Cedar Shores? I never went to Soak City because I heard it was not worth it. Secondly, what are the lines like? I like waterparks but waiting 30-45 minutes for a 20 second slide, come on, that's crazy! I know midweek should be calmer. Anyways, is it a whole day park, slide selection ok, lines reasonable, and worth the trip? Thanks everyone.
  21. So, this happened over Opening Weekend, DOUBLE ROLLBACK! From Marcus Leshock's Facebook page The closest I have been to ONE was on the loading platform. Saw a bunch the first few years. Has anyone experienced one?
  22. ^^ Robb, had they started the dismantling? haha, I guess that's how the haters tried to do you in.
  23. At 0:50 Magnum gets new Intamin Trains confirmed! JK Improvements look great! I've been going to Cedar Point every year since I was born, 27 summers ago. And I have never been to Soak City... CP Shores. I have to say, I think this might be the summer I go. They finally have a wide offering of slides. Add a ProSlide waterslide coaster (record breaking?) and this is a very nice lineup. Sandusky's Kalahari is opening up a huge expansion to their outdoor area. CP has some waterpark competition. But this is a great addition to the whole resort. Way to go CP, way to go.
  24. What if, and only an IF, this is a lift and a mid launch, the launch syncs up with the left and they duel that way? Kind of like Twisted Colossus, except not two lifts but a lift and a launch? Again, this is only an "IF." The launch could hold if needed to sync up with the lift so all the duel elements were perfect. I don't see this ride having two lifts. Also, because I can't miss this opportunity (engage sarcastic tone) "listen to the end of the video, there is the sound of a coster launching, not a lift sound or rushing coaster. LAUNCH CONFIRMED!"
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