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This looks ok. I've never done a trap door slide so I might have to check it out for that reason, however, riding skyscraper was one of my favorite things to do when I'd visit the park. We'd go have lunch at Fridays, get tipsy, then ride Skyscraper. It was our ritual lol. I was sad to see it go.

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I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

So basically there were about as many rides open as there would be in peak season with 15 mph winds.

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In other news, CP's instagram is full of butt hurt CP fanboys complaining that it's not an RMC... It's actually quite funny to read.

 

Has it even been confirmed that Mean Streak is getting demolished specifically to make way for this new Water Park?

 

Because I for one would have been very surprised if CP really did do that rumored RMC transformation of Mean Streak in 2017 so soon after Valravn this year. It's not like anyone's really gonna miss Mean Streak regardless, and it makes sense for them to go this way with the plans as well - because they can take a semi-breather this coming year and focus on expanding the water park instead, then use any leftover cleared land for a completely new coaster in 2018 or 2019.

 

I think it's about time CP got a high-quality "traditional" woodie (i.e not an I-Box RMC).

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So has Cedar Point made any kind of announcement of anything else happening or is this it? I mean, I understand it's a lot, with two hotel renovations, a Sports Park and Water Park Expansion...But just curious if this is it for the water park and Mean Streak. I imagine if there is anything else, it'll be for 2018.

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Isn't there another announcement tonight? (For all the RMC believers there is still some hope.)

 

 

I'm not sure, but they are making it sound like something else is coming.

 

Edit: it also doesn't seem like CF has made many big investments. There's only been one brand new coaster.

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Isn't there another announcement tonight? (For all the RMC believers there is still some hope.)

I highly doubt it. There's already tons of capital going into the park with the current announcements (Hotel Renovation, Adding on to another hotel, Water Park stuff, Sports Force park).

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I think it's about time CP got a high-quality "traditional" woodie (i.e not an I-Box RMC).
This is what I really hope happens to Mean Streak: a wood coaster in its place so perhaps the world's premier coaster park has a more impressive wood coaster than Blue Streak. I'd like to see an I-box-style conversion but with topper track, but any big wood coaster in its place would be great. It has to be smooth, though. They can't tear down Mean Streak and replace it with something that also will be rough. I'd also be upset if the replacement is a modest wood coaster. Mystic Timbers looks like fun, but a small GCI like that shouldn't be the replacement for Mean Streak. If, on the other hand, Intamin comes in a takes the El Toro layout to the hyper scale...

 

(Or I guess what I mean is that I want RMC Mean Streak and Intamin prefab hyper for the 150th anniversary.)

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Alright so if the renderings are to be believed the kiddy play area is replacing that crappy one that currently has lake water in it, and the new slide complex is replacing the swim up bar (which is complete bull***, lol). I imagine the "new poolside bar, new family changing/showering areas, more lounge chairs, additional shade, improved landscaping and unobstructed views of Lake Erie." will be off to the side of the slide / old swim up bar where there are already unobstructed views of Lake Erie.

 

This is a nice addition. I'm still expecting a larger, Carolina Harbor style waterpark upgrade but maybe they'll do it over time rather than all at once, or maybe they first wanted to upgrade the things in the existing waterpark that needed work before expanding on to new areas. Either option makes sense to me.

 

Please don't scare me like that.

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Isn't there another announcement tonight? (For all the RMC believers there is still some hope.)

 

 

I'm not sure, but they are making it sound like something else is coming.

 

Edit: it also doesn't seem like CF has made many big investments. There's only been one brand new coaster.

 

Very likely that a second coaster is going to you-know-where. Now not to be rude, but before you get angry and try to disprove me, there is a formal announcement going on Saturday, so it's pretty clear.

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Cedar Fair looks to be really focusing on the resort and accommodations aspect of the Cedar Point property. Recent capital such as the Breakers renovation followed by an expansion along with a renovation and expansion of the former Breakers Express are the easy indicators. Overhauling and re-branding Soak City to Cedar Point Shores is really pushing the added value to longer multi-day stays at the resort. Combine that with the Cedar Point Sports Center, and Cedar Fair is building quite the empire in Ohio. Makes a bunch of sense to get more people to stay longer and travel from longer distances considering the stagnant markets of Ohio and Michigan. While I love a great coaster over a water park, my single day ticket isn't driving the next capital expenditure as much as the family who is visiting the resort and staying on property for multiple days. A new roller coaster isn't always going to tip the scale of accommodations as much as a new full-day experience to be had.

 

As for that RMC Mean Streak, I guess it is still possible for 2017. I would love to see it happen ASAP. But then again, Cedar Fair seems pretty content letting Hurler sit idle over at Kings Dominion. Perhaps RMC is on the radar in 2018 and beyond, and the Cedar Fair decided to temporarily mothball these rides instead of committing financially to the high amount of upkeep that at best delivers mediocre ridership?

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^So Ripcord is gone, with additional parking in its place. Wonder if it will be moved to a new location within the park?

I would imagine so. If I recall correctly, Carowinds moved theirs without much of an issue. It honestly will probably drive more revenue inside the park than outside depending on where they move it.

 

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^^ Thanks for that!

 

I always figured new gates/entrances would figure into all this, and sure enough, both Soak City, and Cedar Point, are getting new gates. A new back gate into CP was desperately needed, as that old setup, was really awkward, and had a "back alley" vibe to it. It would appear that the new gate will be after you go through the tunnel under Perimeter Rd., and end up located pretty much parallel with Magnum's Photo building. So, in a way, this gate will make Magnum become another "Gate Coaster", to match GateKeeper and Valravn!

 

I think this means my idea of another back gate over near RMC Streak is less likely, but that's ok. I'm still holding out hope that they will eliminate the dead end back there, and connect to the Gemini area, so we shall see!'

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^So Ripcord is gone, with additional parking in its place. Wonder if it will be moved to a new location within the park?

I would imagine so. If I recall correctly, Carowinds moved theirs without much of an issue. It honestly will probably drive more revenue inside the park than outside depending on where they move it.

 

Shoot the Rapids area would make sense space wise, but not sure it would fit in with the ambience of the area.

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Whem I stayed at breakers express a couple years ago they sent me a survey. On the survey I put that it needed mini fridges. Now Breakers express is getting mini fridges.

 

You should have put on the survey that they need a shuttle service to the park. Neither Breakers Express nor Castaway Bay provide a guest shuttle service to Cedar Point, which I find appaling since they are both owned by Cedar Point and neither hotel is really walking distance to the park. Not everyone goes to Cedar Point in their own car, and even if they did the last thing a lot of people want to do after driving 4-6 hours is drive more and have to deal with parking, especially if they are staying at a Cedar Point branded hotel. I don't see the point of staying at Breakers Express except for the little tiny bit of early entry time - you might as well stay at the Holiday Inn Express next door which will be a better hotel for a most-likely cheaper rate.

 

With that being said I think the rebranding and expansion of the water park including access to the Lake Erie beach is a good move for Cedar Point and I can't wait to hear what they are going to do to Mean Streak (RMC please!).

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You know the "You're never too important to have to do work remotely at Cedar Point?" Yeah. So - since I have to make a call next week, does anyone know if the Starbucks A) opens with the park at 10AM B) is it blaring music or anything like that?

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