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I was at Cedar Point August 5th. As we were leaving the All Wheels Extreme show, I saw these two massive yellow structures laying on the beach. They look like they could attach to Windseeker, but I have no idea what they are. Does anyone else have an idea what they are for?

 

That's part of the EVAC, platform for Windseeker.

 

Thanks! I gave it a long shot and googled it. A nice interruption to the Raptor VS. Valravn arguments.

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I was at Cedar Point August 5th. As we were leaving the All Wheels Extreme show, I saw these two massive yellow structures laying on the beach. They look like they could attach to Windseeker, but I have no idea what they are. Does anyone else have an idea what they are for?

That's for Windseeker evacuation.

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So... Did anyone go to the Coaster Campout over the weekend..? Seems like the one at CP was the least publicized out of all of them... And that's weird to me because they were the ones to start it... Maybe it's the whole raptor thing?

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I feel worst for the people on the ride who had to hit him. Thats not fare to people following rules
I'm sorry for anyone who was on the train and was either physically or emotionally impacted,...

This, this, and this x1000. Being in a vehicle that impacts and kills someone can be life-changingly traumatic. I once watched a brief piece that interviewed train conductors and car drivers victimized by suicidal individuals jumping in front of them. Some people can shake it off, but in many cases it induced massive, lifelong, depressive emotions and the need for intensive therapy.

 

My heart goes out so incredibly deeply to those riders.

And..psssssst... it's "fair" hehe, "fare" is for the bus

 

An Amtrak employee told me that every train engineer has hit someone, whether it was an accident or intentional (by the person being hit). It doesn't happen every day, but everyone who drives a train will have this experience.

 

I saw a video recently where a limosine got stuck on a train crossing. Everyone got out but their signaling to the oncoming train did not prevent the train from smashing into it. The driver of the limo ran after the train and when it finally stopped he was yelling at the engineer to know if the engineer had seen him. The reply was that he had ten thousand tons behind him and there was no way he could have stopped in such a short distance.

 

There are group support efforts for train drivers (Amtrak and freight) to help them cope with this unavoidable occupational hazard.

 

I hope Cedar Point will have similar counseling available for their employees, if needed. At least no one else was injured by this guy's action and the passengers on the coaster train didn't seem to know what had happened. Not having a good view from most inverted coaster seats was helpful here.

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I hope Cedar Point will have similar counseling available for their employees, if needed. At least no one else was injured by this guy's action and the passengers on the coaster train didn't seem to know what had happened. Not having a good view from most inverted coaster seats was helpful here.

 

I found out today that a fellow co-worker at my job has a daughter working at the Point and was at Raptor at the time of the incident and saw it happen. There was counseling available for the employees.

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Not to mention light curtains, photo eyes, etc....can be tripped by other objects. Birds are a prime example.

And it's not like Raptor doesn't have enough feathered rats (seagulls) by the thousands. I'm sure they'd trip photoeyes all the time, especially there.

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The seagulls by Raptor

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Not to mention light curtains, photo eyes, etc....can be tripped by other objects. Birds are a prime example.

And it's not like Raptor doesn't have enough feathered rats (seagulls) by the thousands. I'm sure they'd trip photoeyes all the time, especially there.

I love animals, but pigeons and sea gulls are so obnoxious

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If the announcement were to be in December, we would at least see the layout of the footers and the lift hill/drop at the very least in place by then so honestly it wouldn't make a huge difference for enthusiasts. We would know if the leaked plans are real or not (I have a suspicion they are).

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I feel like it wouldn't make sense for them to originally want to do a big announcement on park property during the operating season - boosting attendance as well as publicity, to having the event in December... Where would they holed said announcement? And I'm not sure many people would be willing to wait in the cold for just an announcement and nothing else. Not to mention I doubt they'd keep the 9:00 pm timing. It wouldn't make sense! And by December I'm sure they'd be vertical on construction, and it would be like Tempesto all over again! All the enthusiasts figured that one out WAY before it was announced. Even if that's the case with this, at least CP might have a few more tricks we didn't see yet... But f they wait until December and suddenly we're seeing them digging a big ditch or building a splashdown or SOMETHING that isn't in the leaked layout, then it takes away the little element of surprise they have left. I'm hoping they meant 9, 19, or 29 over 129. They need to get the announcement out there before Six Flags... That would be optimal... But who knows at this point...

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So while everyone is waiting till December , I have a quick question.

 

Are fanny packs allowed on all major rides at Cedar Point? According to info on their website they are, but I wanna double check here to make sure. Thanks!

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I remember learning about dragster before any work had started. It was my first visit to the park my best friend and i were waiting for a slide in the water park geeking out about MF and how tall it was. The lady in front of us over heard us day dreaming and freaking out about this place. She said imagine a Coaster 100 feet taller than MF right in the center of the park. We geeked out some more and she told us it would be over 400 foot and over 100 mph. We couldn't believe it and didn't until the announcement happened. She had said she was married to one of the maintenance guys are they were gearing up for the build. This was early June of 2002. I had just turned 15.

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I remember learning about dragster before any work had started. It was my first visit to the park my best friend and i were waiting for a slide in the water park geeking out about MF and how tall it was. The lady in front of us over heard us day dreaming and freaking out about this place. She said imagine a Coaster 100 feet taller than MF right in the center of the park. We geeked out some more and she told us it would be over 400 foot and over 100 mph. We couldn't believe it and didn't until the announcement happened. She had said she was married to one of the maintenance guys are they were gearing up for the build. This was early June of 2002. I had just turned 15.

 

I read this in this voice.

 

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