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P. 2017: Top Thrill Dragster RETIRED!?!?!?

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To be fair, the lady didn't really imply cedar point was the blame. She created an article with two opposing arguments placing blame.

 

And it is yet another thing 'pissing in the wind' that hurts the industry, or at least CP at this time with all the publicity.

 

Then you have yet another negative (inaccurate) article to piss off Robb and many others here...you saw his replies to the folks that put even partial blame on CP over the past many pages?

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To be fair, the lady didn't really imply cedar point was the blame. She created an article with two opposing arguments placing blame.

She wrote it to sensationalize the topic and draw attention to herself. That's the annoying part of it. Journalism isn't about presenting something that is correct or factual anymore, it's about how much attention can you draw to yourself so your editor will give you a raise.

 

In a way, I'm upset with myself that I even posted a link to her article. All I did was give in to what she was looking to accomplish. *sigh*

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To be fair, the lady didn't really imply cedar point was the blame. She created an article with two opposing arguments placing blame.

She wrote it to sensationalize the topic and draw attention to herself. That's the annoying part of it. Journalism isn't about presenting something that is correct or factual anymore, it's about how much attention can you draw to yourself so your editor will give you a raise.

 

In a way, I'm upset with myself that I even posted a link to her article. All I did was give in to what she was looking to accomplish. *sigh*

Ohhhh. . . I didn't look it from that angle.

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Apparently the "expert" in her article is a paid witness-for-hire that knows nothing about the amusement park industry:

http://www.jurispro.com/KennethNemire

 

When the media needs an legitimate expert, they'll find a legitimate expert. But...

 

Nemire reached out to The Plain Dealer this week...

 

When an expert "reaches out" to the media, they aren't doing it in the name of journalism. They're doing it in the name of advertising. The guy wanted his name in the paper, and the author took the bait.

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I couldn't get close enough !!! Miss Susan Glaser now complaining that signs are 2 far away ... she is on a mission !!!

 

1) Get a fucking pair of glasses. That is totally readable.

2) If your far enough away you can't read it, your to far to hop the fence...

 

Great work their Sherlock.

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that article mad me laugh but throw objects at my wall at the same time bcause people are so incredibly stupid. if there is a sign that says WARNING DO NOT ENTER you dont enter it plain and simple. she tries to justify her reasoning but what she says proves nothing. i think she wants cp and all other amusement parks to look like a prison with 30 foot walls and fences around each rollercoaster and ride.

 

hey theres a theme for cedar fair's next ride

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I couldn't get close enough !!! Miss Susan Glaser now complaining that signs are 2 far away ... she is on a mission !!!

 

1) Get a fudging pair of glasses. That is totally readable.

2) If your far enough away you can't read it, your to far to hop the fence...

 

Great work their Sherlock.

 

Let's see, where to begin?

 

Two layers of fences, multiple posted warning signs stating "Warning, Restricted Area DO NOT ENTER" , and a high-speed & highly visible & loud train with screaming riders. You decide to ignore these hazards & hop the fences, ignore the warning signs, to retrieve something that you had no reason bringing on the ride (which is also posted numerous times). You then, by the park's "negligence", get struck by said ride and are killed. The park is somehow to blame due to you being to far from view to read a sign, which should of been clearly visible if you were close enough to hop the two fences.

 

That is her argument.

 

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Got back a few days ago from our first trip to Cedar Point with my 13 yr old son. We had a blast and can't wait to go back!!  We live a couple hours south of Six Flags Great America which is our home park I guess you could say, and we loved Cedar Point SO much more and are already trying to figure out when we can return. The waits were much better than we expected (esp in comparison to usual Great America wait times). The only one that had more than 30-45 minute wait was Maverick, which my son won a Plinko fast lane pass for thankfully since we weren't a fan of it. Our favorite rides were Dragster and Millenium.  Wicked Twister was down anytime we tried to go on it, and even shut down once while we were in line. 

 

We were also there the day the guy was killed and it seemed like a few rides closed for the night right after that (Raptor, Millenium, Sky Ride), not sure if because of the weather or what happened. Many people were talking about it while in line and the most common reaction was, "why would he do that, that's stupid." Quite a few people didn't even seem to know what had happened and only found out while hearing others talking about it while waiting in line. Last Friday was our last night there and unfortunately everything shut down due to storms. I was actually surprised they ran as late as they did because there was a fair amount of lightning before that. Dragster is even more awesome at night I think.

 

As someone who usually only reads threads here and doesn't often participate, I've got to say that I've read the articles in which the 'experts' place blame on Cedar Point for the man's death last week. And it's completely ridiculous for them to even insinuate that. They had some barricades up near the Raptor after it happened and we saw where he jumped the fence and couldn't believe be risked it. My son even was like, what a dumb thing to do, he totally went over that fence where the coaster goes so low. So my 13 yr old even knows better.

 

All in all, we had a great trip and loved Cedar Point!

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I couldn't get close enough !!! Miss Susan Glaser now complaining that signs are 2 far away ... she is on a mission !!!

 

1) Get a fudging pair of glasses. That is totally readable.

2) If your far enough away you can't read it, your to far to hop the fence...

 

Great work their Sherlock.

 

Let's see, where to begin?

 

Two layers of fences, multiple posted warning signs stating "Warning, Restricted Area DO NOT ENTER" , and a high-speed & highly visible & loud train with screaming riders. You decide to ignore these hazards & hop the fences, ignore the warning signs, to retrieve something that you had no reason bringing on the ride (which is also posted numerous times). You then, by the park's "negligence", get struck by said ride and are killed. The park is somehow to blame due to you being to far from view to read a sign, which should of been clearly visible if you were close enough to hop the two fences.

 

That is her argument.

 

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Exactly.

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To be fair, the lady didn't really imply cedar point was the blame. She created an article with two opposing arguments placing blame.

 

She spent the majority of the article presenting one side with only a small portion dedicated to the amusement industry experts rebuttal. She knew what she was doing.

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I'm on the "I like the colors" side of things here too. Maybe because orange and blue are two of my favorite colors... But it is kinda weird to me that the leaked logo doesn't at all match the coasters colors... Maybe they'll match the train more

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People keep saying the colors are unique... Are you saying this EXACT color combination is unique to Cedar Point? Because I've already shown a couple of pages ago that there is nothing unique about orange track at CP. Nor is dark blue unique at CP. I get it that some will like the colors, and some won't, but I find these claims of the colors being unique to be a stretch...

 

Having said that, if Cedar Point wants to promote the Detroit Tigers in Cleveland Indians territory, far be it from me to complain!

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Apparently the "expert" in her article is a paid witness-for-hire that knows nothing about the amusement park industry:

http://www.jurispro.com/KennethNemire

 

His rationalization is about as moronic as the judgement of people that think they can break park rules and challenge a hulking piece of steel traveling at 55+ mph.

 

Idiocracy at it's finest? Yup.

 

PS - This journalist looks like she's ready to start writing articles for CNN or MSN.

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