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I hear sometimes from various people that the height restriction is not park wide, but I don't know (don't really believe, either) if this is true or not. If it's not, then a Windseeker is not out of the question. There have been numerous rumors as to what is coming in next year, guess we'll find out next week. I've heard a few things in the park, but nothing new that hasn't already been posted here.

 

BTW, whoever says that Riptide is gonna bite the dust next year can fight me. Nothing comes between me and my old delinquent child.

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They’re back at it again. 😆

Just got this in an e-mail 5 min ago.  Yee Haw, they are planning to open!  Can't wait!!

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It'd probably be a version like Adventureland got if you do get one. You don't need the huge capacity of the larger versions.

 

But, if Cedar Fair has never gotten one of the smaller versions I don't see why they would start with VF. The smaller version only seats 32 people. With how long it takes to load these things and the length of the ride, the line could get insane on busy days. I think it would be stupid to get the 32-person model instead of the generic 64-person model. Who cares if there are empty seats during the week? If they're going to spend millions on a ride like this, I think it would be worth it to spend another million or two to get the larger model so capacity won't be an issue if it doesn't have to be.

 

Spoken like someone who has never been to Adventureland and witnessed how quickly they can be loaded. Slow ops on these things appear to only be a CF phenomenon. Oh and not to mention this model hasn't suffered any issues like the larger ones have.

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It'd probably be a version like Adventureland got if you do get one. You don't need the huge capacity of the larger versions.

 

But, if Cedar Fair has never gotten one of the smaller versions I don't see why they would start with VF. The smaller version only seats 32 people. With how long it takes to load these things and the length of the ride, the line could get insane on busy days. I think it would be stupid to get the 32-person model instead of the generic 64-person model. Who cares if there are empty seats during the week? If they're going to spend millions on a ride like this, I think it would be worth it to spend another million or two to get the larger model so capacity won't be an issue if it doesn't have to be.

 

Spoken like someone who has never been to Adventureland and witnessed how quickly they can be loaded. Slow ops on these things appear to only be a CF phenomenon. Oh and not to mention this model hasn't suffered any issues like the larger ones have.

 

I've been to Adventureland. When I was there last year Storm Chaser was closed because they were buying a new part at Walmart.

 

Even if they can be loaded quickly, I still don't think it would hurt the park to spend a little extra and get the larger model. Why make capacity a potential issue if you don't have to?

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It'd probably be a version like Adventureland got if you do get one. You don't need the huge capacity of the larger versions.

 

But, if Cedar Fair has never gotten one of the smaller versions I don't see why they would start with VF. The smaller version only seats 32 people. With how long it takes to load these things and the length of the ride, the line could get insane on busy days. I think it would be stupid to get the 32-person model instead of the generic 64-person model. Who cares if there are empty seats during the week? If they're going to spend millions on a ride like this, I think it would be worth it to spend another million or two to get the larger model so capacity won't be an issue if it doesn't have to be.

 

Spoken like someone who has never been to Adventureland and witnessed how quickly they can be loaded. Slow ops on these things appear to only be a CF phenomenon. Oh and not to mention this model hasn't suffered any issues like the larger ones have.

 

I've been to Adventureland. When I was there last year Storm Chaser was closed because they were buying a new part at Walmart.

 

Even if they can be loaded quickly, I still don't think it would hurt the park to spend a little extra and get the larger model. Why make capacity a potential issue if you don't have to?

 

Because VF doesn't need that level of capacity?

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I've heard that the announcement date will be August 18th.

 

I don't know whether or not the park would be willing to get rid of Galaxy for a Triotech dark ride as it's the only fully enclosed entertainment venue in the park. I doubt the new ampitheater will go anywhere for a long time. A good chunk of money was spent on it and it sounds like All Wheels Extreme will be back for 2017 from what I've gained talking to some of the cast. It's a good performance venue, but at the same time, it's fully exposed--leaving the patrons baking in the sun and could be a fire hazard trying to get out of there if the gate's closed.

 

In other news, here's another one of my stupid/crazy pipe dreams for the park.

Red: Mondial Revolution named Delirium--sooner rather than later

Blue: Compact thrill coaster. Think Premier Sky Rocket II or S&S 4-D Free-Fly--later rather than sooner.

Black: the queue/entrance for said coaster.

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I've heard that the announcement date will be August 18th.

 

I don't know whether or not the park would be willing to get rid of Galaxy for a Triotech dark ride as it's the only fully enclosed entertainment venue in the park...

 

I thought they were gonna add it where the Bumper Cars are

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I've heard that the announcement date will be August 18th.

 

I don't know whether or not the park would be willing to get rid of Galaxy for a Triotech dark ride as it's the only fully enclosed entertainment venue in the park...

 

I thought they were gonna add it where the Bumper Cars are

Don't really think the Bumper Cars building is suitable to house a dark ride. Even if it was, it would have to be a very small/short ride to fit in there.

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Can't see a dark ride working here unless building's footprint is extended.

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How is the All Wheels Xtreme show being received? I realize I'm not the target audience for it, but yesterday at WOF I noticed a very small audience in attendance for their version the two times I walked by while the show was going on.

 

I've seen it quite a few times already and It seems to get a good audience for each show. Even in the hottest of days from what I've seen people still watch it.

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I've heard that the announcement date will be August 18th.

 

I don't know whether or not the park would be willing to get rid of Galaxy for a Triotech dark ride as it's the only fully enclosed entertainment venue in the park...

 

I thought they were gonna add it where the Bumper Cars are

Don't really think the Bumper Cars building is suitable to house a dark ride. Even if it was, it would have to be a very small/short ride to fit in there.

 

It's possible to just demolish it and build a new structure you know. Most people are probably reffering to building the dark ride on that land.

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^ Exactly. If the park is going to get a dark ride it will have a new building built for it. And that may mean demolishing an existing building, maybe not.

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I hope Valleyfair's announcement this week is similar to Cedar Point's just now. Insert: Excalibur. Even though I enjoy Excalibur more than most people, the low ridership and superior plans for that area mean that it is time for it to go!

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I hope Valleyfair's announcement this week is similar to Cedar Point's just now. Insert: Excalibur. Even though I enjoy Excalibur more than most people, the low ridership and superior plans for that area mean that it is time for it to go!

Fairly sure Excalibur isn't going anywhere just yet. The second Excalibur train is currently in the maintenance shop getting refurbished, don't think they'd want to remove it right after doing that.

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I hope Valleyfair's announcement this week is similar to Cedar Point's just now. Insert: Excalibur. Even though I enjoy Excalibur more than most people, the low ridership and superior plans for that area mean that it is time for it to go!

Fairly sure Excalibur isn't going anywhere just yet. The second Excalibur train is currently in the maintenance shop getting refurbished, don't think they'd want to remove it right after doing that.

 

Do we have any proof they are actually doing anything with the second train? It doesn't take that long to fix a train. Maybe they are just getting it ready to send away or stripping it of its useful parts for future use on Corkscrew or other Arrow coasters in CF. Excalibur closes before the end of the season so they would have from September/October until May to fix the train.

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The second Excalibur train is currently in the maintenance shop getting refurbished, don't think they'd want to remove it right after doing that.

 

What are they suppose to say? They can't tell you the truth..."Yeah, this train is pretty much shot and the plan is Excalibur is getting scrapped anyway after this season, so we're just gonna run one train the rest of the season and tell everyone (including employees) the second is in the shop for maintenance. They'll all believe us, suckers!!"

 

I may or may not have added that last part.

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I hope Valleyfair's announcement this week is similar to Cedar Point's just now. Insert: Excalibur. Even though I enjoy Excalibur more than most people, the low ridership and superior plans for that area mean that it is time for it to go!

Fairly sure Excalibur isn't going anywhere just yet. The second Excalibur train is currently in the maintenance shop getting refurbished, don't think they'd want to remove it right after doing that.

 

Do we have any proof they are actually doing anything with the second train? It doesn't take that long to fix a train.

 

Yes, there's a picture of them fixing the train in the Valleyfair Backstage Tour Trip Report here on TPR.

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I hope Valleyfair's announcement this week is similar to Cedar Point's just now. Insert: Excalibur. Even though I enjoy Excalibur more than most people, the low ridership and superior plans for that area mean that it is time for it to go!

Fairly sure Excalibur isn't going anywhere just yet. The second Excalibur train is currently in the maintenance shop getting refurbished, don't think they'd want to remove it right after doing that.

 

Do we have any proof they are actually doing anything with the second train? It doesn't take that long to fix a train.

 

Yes, there's a picture of them fixing the train in the Valleyfair Backstage Tour Trip Report here on TPR.

 

I just looked through that thread...... The only pictures of Excalibur are the cars of the train covered up and there's another picture of some Arrow wheels. There aren't any pictures of them working on the train.

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