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

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I always thought a nice Premier looper like Sky Rocket or YOLOcoaster would be a good Corkscrew replacement if it were to ever be torn down. Their capacity isn't the greatest, but CP could make it work.

 

Cedar Point could do a dual loading version of the Premier Skyloop and I would be A-OKAY with that!

 

1.) We know Cedar Point would make it record breaking, which would make it amazing...

 

2.) Doing a dual loading (sliding) station similar to what they did with Zombie Ride would keep it from having to bad of capacity.

 

3.) It would be a fun unique ride for Cedar Point. It would be like a full circuit Wicked Twister!

 

I vote yes!

 

I vote a coaster like Fahrenheit that interacts with the midway like Corkscrew!

 

Fahrenheit to me is like a tamer version of Maverick though

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http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/01/cedar_point_hopes_to_combine_r.html

 

With the success of Canada's Wonderland's Thunder Run, Cedar Point is looking into maybe adding VR to one of their coasters. No confirmation, just some possible testing this summer. VP McLure mentions Cedar Creek Mine Ride and Iron Dragon as the most likely to receive the VR experience. Also, it will most likely be an upcharge.

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http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2016/01/cedar_point_hopes_to_combine_r.html

 

With the success of Canada's Wonderland's Thunder Run, Cedar Point is looking into maybe adding VR to one of their coasters. No confirmation, just some possible testing this summer. VP McLure mentions Cedar Creek Mine Ride and Iron Dragon as the most likely to receive the VR experience. Also, it will most likely be an upcharge.

 

That could be really cool on a ride like Iron Dragon!!!

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It was interesting watching them put in the bottom track piece to the second dive. Took them a couple tries to set it in place. They had to get the backhoe in there and move some dirt that wasn't letting the track set correctly. Talk about ground hugging! Better pick up your feet on the bottom of that dive.

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I always thought a nice Premier looper like Sky Rocket or YOLOcoaster would be a good Corkscrew replacement if it were to ever be torn down. Their capacity isn't the greatest, but CP could make it work.

 

Cedar Point could do a dual loading version of the Premier Skyloop and I would be A-OKAY with that!

 

1.) We know Cedar Point would make it record breaking, which would make it amazing...

 

2.) Doing a dual loading (sliding) station similar to what they did with Zombie Ride would keep it from having to bad of capacity.

 

3.) It would be a fun unique ride for Cedar Point. It would be like a full circuit Wicked Twister!

 

I vote yes!

 

I vote a coaster like Fahrenheit that interacts with the midway like Corkscrew!

 

Fahrenheit to me is like a tamer version of Maverick though

 

Yeah, while Fahrenheit is an AWESOME and gorgeous ride, I think IF corkscrew ever went, the park should replace it with something that has between 1 and 3 loops. It's just not fair to all the kids out there wanting to go on their "first big looping coaster" to have a 6 inversion mammoth be their "break in," or a 3 inversion but intense as hell launch coaster like Maverick. There's nothing wrong with a nice 70 foot drop and 3 loops to cater to certain riders. That's why Scorpion is so perfect at BGT!

 

While I personally don't think Corkscrew is even HALF as bad as many Arrow's for roughness, I still maintain that modernizing it in a similar fashion to what is currently happening to Revolution with new trains would be a much better fate for Corkscrew than the scrap yard. I'd love to see new trains role out for a lot of older Arrows than to see them scrapped. Imagine how awesome Vortex at KI would be if it had double axle bogies and springs on the wheels to get rid of the "Arrow Gap Slam!?" (And I say that personally loving Vortex as is).

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Several pages back I noticed someone said that they speculate that Mean Streak, and Corkskrew would be the next two coasters to go, but I personally would speculate Iron Dragon to go before Corkskrew. It does fill a role for a family ride, but there are several other family ride options to fill that void. But, I don't think any of CP coasters will be hitting the chopping block anytime soon.

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That track piece is kind of like my life: lonely and always being left out

 

Nooooo, it just means that you're part of a really awesome bigger picture that just hasn't come together yet!

Or it means you´ll be ridden by thousands this year.

 

 

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That track piece is kind of like my life: lonely and always being left out

 

Nooooo, it just means that you're part of a really awesome bigger picture that just hasn't come together yet!

Or it means you´ll be ridden by thousands this year.

 

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Am i mistaken or is there a structure going up near Blue Streak? The Sandusky Register had an article recently about the station being castle themed but it looked very modern in the POV & Birdseye videos. Maybe there is something we are missing here?

 

Valravn's station and merchandise shop are going to be castle theme. The building you see going up are the photo and merchandise.

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Several pages back I noticed someone said that they speculate that Mean Streak, and Corkskrew would be the next two coasters to go, but I personally would speculate Iron Dragon to go before Corkskrew. It does fill a role for a family ride, but there are several other family ride options to fill that void. But, I don't think any of CP coasters will be hitting the chopping block anytime soon.

 

 

I don't see Iron Dragon going anywhere with according to Tony's blog got nearly 1.1 million riders last year.

 

 

Back to Gemini for a second as well. A couple years ago we rode Gemini about 20 times over two days because it was so much fun with the dueling coasters, two years ago much the same, then last year we went again and the ride was terrible. Most transitions into the curves and especially the turn into the station were back breaking. We rode it twice and honestly going back this year we have no intention of riding it again because the last time was so bad.

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Probably because you rode it in a wheel seat. It's an Arrow, don't do that lol. Ride it in the middle row of any car. It'll be a great ride.

 

And yeah Iron Dragon is insanely popular. That ride crushes it every single year when the ridership numbers come out and it always has a full (though admittedly short) queue that's usually spilling out the entrance. I like it, I hope they never remove it.

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I still don't understand why Iron Dragon went down to 2 trains instead of 3. When I was there last summer waiting for It in the station there where large periods of time without a trian in sight because the crews efficiency. I can only imagine how many would have rode then

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^From experience, I can tell you that operating ID with three trains was a nightmare. The dispatch time was something like 20 seconds during three-train operation, and if you missed interval you'd set up the ride. If that happened, a train would stop on the second lift, so a ride op would have to run from the platform down the spiral stairs, through the forest and out to the second lift. When you got out there, you had to pick up and hang up the phone so the person in controls knew you were there, and then you'd have to hold down the lift jog button to reset the lift. THEN you'd have to run back to the platform and hopefully make it back before the third train out on the block brake parked in the station or you'd set up the ride again and have to run back out to the second lift.

 

I can't vouch for whether that's the reason they went back to two trains (I've heard alternately that it had something to do with "standardization across CF parks" because Bat and Vortex run two trains, never mind that they can ONLY run two trains), but it was not fun doing three train ops on ID. Even with instructing guests that there were no bins, they'd still invariably walk across the train looking for bins, or they'd fumble around looking for nonexistent seatbelts, or their kids would be fidgeting so it often ended up being hard to hit interval.

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