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P. 1989: Wicked Twister's permanent closure announced!

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I really don't expect there to be an issue. There is probably just some additional paperwork the park will have to file. They have 2 coaster nearby that are already over that height and there's not a problem with them, so I don't forsee a problem here.

 

Like I said I'm sure there is just a little more paperwork on Cedar Points part. . . That is... if that article is even real.

 

P.S. - 59 Minutes.

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The proposed location is about 350 feet less than 3 nautical miles from the runway. WindSeeker is exactly 3 nm and Power Tower is 3.08 nm from the runway. The old Space Spiral tower was 400 feet closer to the runway, but was built before the FAA cared about the now-defunct little airport.

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The proposed location is about 350 feet less than 3 nautical miles from the runway. WindSeeker is exactly 3 nm and Power Tower is 3.08 nm from the runway. The old Space Spiral tower was 400 feet closer to the runway, but was built before the FAA cared about the now-defunct little airport.

 

Was just discussing this with people. I don't get how the 12 foot difference makes a big difference first off. Second off, how was everything still built with the airport still operating and then all of a sudden this with it defunct? And as for it posing an obstruction. When flying over areas such as this, a pilot is required to fly 500 feet above the TALLEST OBJECT in the area unless permission is given otherwise. So pilots will already be operating at over 920 feet over and near the peninsula. So I don't get why 230 would be a big deal.

 

At any rate, you have Wicked Twister (215) and WindSeeker (301) just across the way. Power Tower (250) and Top Thrill Dragster (420) not far away! And just a few hundred yards north, Millennium Force (310). Just blows my mind.

 

Shouldn't pose an issue. CP could either blow the money and lower it to 217 and see if a tunnel is possible to use the track still OR they can progress with the study and the FAA will, more than likely, approve the 230 height after awhile. But that may eat up some valuable construction time. Better hope that El Nino winter is true for us then so it can be finished no issue!!

 

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This is highly unlikely, but maybe this has to do with the proposed "VR" technology used on the ride?

 

I really can't see any other reason for something like this to come out so close to the announcement. After all, as others have pointed out, this is nowhere near as high as their other coasters, and the closest airport to the park is shut down. Why would airspace be any issue?

 

The article did mention that "electromagnetic" interference could be an issue, so although I'm just taking stab in the dark, who knows; could this mean a "VR" system is confirmed?

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This is highly unlikely, but maybe this has to do with the proposed "VR" technology used on the ride?

 

I really can't see any other reason for something like this to come out so close to the announcement. After all, as others have pointed out, this is nowhere near as high as their other coasters, and the closest airport to the park is shut down. Why would airspace be any issue?

 

The article did mention that "electromagnetic" interference could be an issue, so although I'm just taking stab in the dark, who knows; could this mean a "VR" system is confirmed?

 

I think you are looking WAY to far into this. I HIGHLY doubt that we will see a VR coming to this coaster... and even if we did, I highly doubt that putting VR headsets on a coaster would cause issues with the FAA... Then again I know nothing about FAA regulations so I could be wrong.

 

I still think this article is something someone dug up/made up to get people talking...

 

P.S. like 13 minutes...

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Like I said I'm sure there is just a little more paperwork on Cedar Points part. . . That is... if that article is even real.

 

Oh I know....just had to let everyone know how ridiculous it was! Like others have noticed, the area depends on CP and the public will help get it passed.

 

Also...5 mins until the big reveal!

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*pretends to be surprised

 

Even though it's the leaked layout, I said it once and I'll at it again; That's a good layout. The first half is admittedly uninspired but the second half looks so great it makes up for it. Congrats CP, I think you have a huge wintering your hands. The GP will eat it up and is going to be great. You'll see!

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CEDAR POINT UNLEASHES VALRAVN,

THE WORLD’S TALLEST, FASTEST & LONGEST DIVE COASTER

SANDUSKY, Ohio (Sept. 9, 2015) – Cedar Point will change the Lake Erie skyline once again with over 3,400 feet of thrill ride innovation when it introduces Valravn (val-rey-vuhn), the world’s tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster, in 2016. Valravn is the regal king of birds, swooping in to conquer all other dive coasters on the planet with its powerful and intense maneuvers, massive structure and immense ride vehicles. Valravn will become the 18th coaster to take reign at The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!® and will claim its rightful place among other record-breaking roller coasters at Cedar Point.

Riders on Valravn are carried more than 20 stories up to the top of the coaster’s 223-foot-tall first hill.

 

Once there, the train is held perilously over the edge of the first drop for approximately four seconds, giving anxious guests unparalleled views of the park before free-falling a record 214 feet at a completely vertical, 90-degree angle, reaching a top speed of 75 mph!

 

Valravn then flips its passengers upside-down through a 165-foot-tall Immelmann, a fighter jet-like maneuver that takes the train into a half loop, then a half roll before traveling in the opposite direction. The train then approaches another drop zone – but there’s no stopping this time as riders plunge 125 feet down at a near 90-degree angle once again, twisting and turning upside-down two more times, once through a dive loop and then through a 270-degree roll before completing its epic journey over 3,415 feet of tarnished copper and silver steel track.

 

Valravn will shatter an astonishing 10 WORLD RECORDS when it debuts next summer, including:

1. Tallest dive coaster (223feet)

2. Fastest dive coaster (75mph)

3. Longest dive coaster (3,415feet)

4. Most inversionson a dive coaster (3)

5. Longest drop on a dive coaster (214feet)

6. Highest inversionon a dive coaster (165feet)

7. Most roller coasters taller than 200 feet at one amusement park (5)

8. Most rides at one amusement park (72)

9. Most steel roller coaster track at one amusement park (52,125feet/9.9miles)

10. Most roller coaster track at one amusement park (60,110feet/11.4miles)

 

Valravn is also the signature 100th roller coaster designed by the imaginative coaster minds at Bolliger & Mabillard in Monthey, Switzerland, and will feature ride vehicles never before seen on a dive coaster. Riders will sit eight-across on one of three, 24-passenger floorless trains, featuring tiered seating as well as comfortable over-the-shoulder restraints with interlocking seatbelts, much like those on the park’s GateKeeper wing coaster. Valravn can accommodate approximately 1,200 riders per hour and guests must be 54 inches or taller to ride.

 

Cedar Point is also making history as the first amusement park ever to utilize 3D virtual reality to introduce a new roller coaster. Guests can experience Valravn in 360-degree virtual reality by downloading the Cedar Point VR app onto their smart phones and inserting them into the Valravn VR Viewer. The app is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. To take full advantage of the virtual reality simulation,

Valravn VR Viewers can be purchased by visiting http://www.cedarpoint.com/Valravn.

 

“The introduction of Valravn is a first for the amusement park industry on many fronts, including the exciting virtual reality experience,” stated Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point.

 

“For the first time ever, guests are able to take an immersive ride on Valravn before it opens next summer – and the actual experience will be unmatched with the tallest lift hill, fastest speed, longest track and most inversions on a dive coaster, right here at Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World.”

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