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  1. So, completely off-topic, but just thought I'd share

     

    I'm in the middle of college applications right now, and my first-choice school I'm applying early decision to is Brown University. I made a bet with my mother where, if I get into Brown University, she has to ride a big roller coaster. She can't stand anything bigger than a Wild Mouse or Arrow Mine Train, so I've decided to take her on Nitro when we make our trip to Great Adventure over the summer. Any other suggestions in the Northeast? Has to be less than 300 feet tall with no inversions.

  2. I notice a lot of talk of sky rides lately. lol. It made me think what if they combined a coaster and a skyride. O.O I dont mean those ziplines with the little seats either but as full fledged thrill version of an enclosed sky ride/cable car. It would be an entirely new ride. Im so not an expert in physics so i doubt something like that would work but its cool to think about. Sky ride where the cables have steep inclined drops and even cork screws!

     

    Not sure they would use cables, but I see where you're going with this...

    Kind of a T-Rex track but with the wheels on the inside maybe.

  3. Hey, it's about time I did this. So, hi everyone.

    My name is Sam Friday, I'm from Massachusetts and a senior in high school.

    My home park is Six Flags New England, ergo I have an incurable addiction to Superman: The Ride. Ride it every single time I go there and I LOVE it.

    Current coaster count: 40

    Hoping to add on 13 more this year with visit to Six Flags Great Adventure and the Joker coaster at New England

    I do my best to stray away from being offensive, and I ask you to PLEASE let me know if I'm offensive in any way, shape, or form.

    Hoping to make good contributions to this forum, and will probably publish my first Trip Report after a voyage to either a) SFNE for senior week or b) SFGAdv over summer break.

    I play the upright bass, and am currently applying to college. Any tips lmk

  4. Yeah, but I think the point is, you have to remove things in order to get space at Cedar Point. The park ditched the SkyCoaster, Mean Streak, and Shoot the Rapids for more rides. BTW, I have a gut feeling that in 2020, for the park's 150th anniversary, they're putting something big into the Shoot the Rapids location. RMC Mean Streak is probably coming in within 1 or 2 years, and a slide complex is replacing SkyCoaster, so the STR space is the ideal location for a big 2020 project. Ideas, anyone?

  5. I think it's possible that they didn't announce it earlier in the year with everything because of Valravn. When Cedar Fair made all their announcements there were still a lot of people who hadn't ridden Valravn and were likely to go before the end of the season, however if they announce a major new coaster this subset of people will hold off their trip until next year. It seems silly but I know of parks that have done this before. If they decided to hold off on all of the announcements in the chain until after the season the parks couldn't do their end of the year "buy a season pass for next year" deal. Its a business and every dollar counts.

     

    Sounds like a conspiracy but I know someone who works in Revenue Management at WDW and his whole job is to figure stuff like this out and run each scenario through a bunch of models to see which one yields the highest return...so I promise i'm not crazy

     

    I totally believe you. It makes perfect PR sense

  6. I've been following the park for over 20 years so I wanted to chime in on why I think its perfect normal for them not have made an announcement yet.

     

    1) They have announced projects late before - both Wicked Twister & Dragster were announced after the season. WT= Late Nov, Dragster = Jan. Both were well under construction before park closed for the season.

    2) The park said Dragster was suppose to be announced shortly after track arrived in August but the park got so much free PR and buzz out of the track arriving they decided to wait. Maverick was more than 1/2 complete by the time they announced it.

    3) The park's GM said in August when asked about Mean Streak's replacement that they knew everyone was talking about it and they would wait it out

    4) Hotel reservations for 2017 haven't opened up yet - hotels are a HUGE part of CP's business model. It would make a lot of sense to announce a new ride when you open up your hotel reservations. Generally they start taking reservations mid-Nov.

     

    But most importantly the reason they likely aren't in any rush is because of threads like this. Everyone in the coaster community is talking about, the news media is picking up on it (article in Cleveland's big paper this week). Announcements are suppose to generate buzz - but there is already buzz.

     

    They know what they are doing - they got their name in the news for the ride's closure, for the ride's closing day, now for the ride's construction. They'll announce when the buzz starts to die down.

     

    That does make sense...

    If its for an RMCed Mean Streak, then yeah, it's about as big a deal as TTD, so in that case, I'm gonna guess probably Nov-New Year's announcement range.

  7. I've been on far worse wooden coasters than Mean Streak (such as Thunderhawk and Boulder Dash) that can use an I-Box track. If Mean Streak is going to be anything like Wicked Cyclone (which is by far the best RMC coaster to date), it's going to be RMCs crowning achievement. Let's hope that 200 foot plus, 45 degree lift is a part of the plan.

     

    That up there was posted by someone else. I formatted the quote thing bad. Whoops :/

    Credit to annatheshortest for posting that

     

    Anyways:

     

    A- Thank you for Wicked Cyclone comment! SFNE for life!

     

    B- I'm not trying to start a flame war here or anything, but I found Boulder Dash enjoyable. Everyone has their own thing, and I completely respect that.

  8. I've been on far worse wooden coasters than Mean Streak (such as Thunderhawk and Boulder Dash) that can use an I-Box track. If Mean Streak is going to be anything like Wicked Cyclone (which is by far the best RMC coaster to date), it's going to be RMCs crowning achievement. Let's hope that 200 foot plus, 45 degree lift is a part of the plan.

     

    A- Thank you for Wicked Cyclone comment! SFNE for life!

     

    B- I'm not trying to start a flame war here or anything, but I found Boulder Dash enjoyable. Everyone has their own thing, and I completely respect that.

  9. Honestly, I'm looking forward to an RMCed Mean Streak. That ride was insanely rattly and uncomfortable.

    Yeah, so does every sane person that's ridden that death trap of a coaster.

     

    Wouldn't exactly call it a death trap, but definitely would benefit from an Iron Horse treatment. Wicked Cyclone at SFNE is great!

     

    Sorry, it's the only RMC I've ever ridden, so I can't give too many opinions there.

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