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

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Except for Mean Streak. F**k Mean Streak. Good riddance to that thing. May its splinters cushion Satan's balls in Hell for all eternity.

 

Were both 100% accurate!!!

 

I was at the park just over a week ago and the second row from the back was perfectly tolerable. I didn't get to try front row and I'll explain why in my trip report if anyone ever cares to look at it but car whichevercarthebackcaris row 1 was fine.

 

I was expecting a rough ride, not being slowly dragged around by a medieval torture device.

 

I sat in the third car btw. It was like 2:00 in the afternoon.

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Call me crazy, but my gut feeling tells me that there are possibly three RMC projects at Cedar Fair next year. Canada's Wonderland's announcement is still pending, KD's big hype turned into a big let down, and Cedar Point announced the closure of Mean Streak with no news on what's to come. Something tells me that Cedar Fair and RMC are still working out the final kinks in the designs, contracts, etc. and it may be due to RMC's troubled year with Lightning Rod and the recalls. It probably threw Cedar Fair off and they had to compromise with their capital announcements.

Cedar Fair seems to like package deals and lots of the cedar fair parks are in need of new wooden coasters.

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Call me crazy, but my gut feeling tells me that there are possibly three RMC projects at Cedar Fair next year. Canada's Wonderland's announcement is still pending, KD's big hype turned into a big let down, and Cedar Point announced the closure of Mean Streak with no news on what's to come. Something tells me that Cedar Fair and RMC are still working out the final kinks in the designs, contracts, etc. and it may be due to RMC's troubled year with Lightning Rod and the recalls. It probably threw Cedar Fair off and they had to compromise with their capital announcements.

Cedar Fair seems to like package deals and lots of the cedar fair parks are in need of new wooden coasters.

Do you think that tips the scales towards GCI over RMC?

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i used to think it would be GCI over RMC, but there are two reasons against it now. One, GCI already has 4 projects for next year. Two, there haven't been any RMC related announcements for next year, which is odd considering they had 4 projects last year and their top designer (forgot how to spell is sir name) said they had 4 more projects for next year during some interview. I don't have any links to show but if anyone has it please post it.

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their top designer (forgot how to spell is sir name) said they had 4 more projects for next year during some interview.

Does anyone actually know what interview this is? because quite a few people have mentioned it and i don't actually recall either Alan or Fred giving any interviews regarding next year, never mind ones were he apparently says they have four projects next year.

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Call me crazy, but my gut feeling tells me that there are possibly three RMC projects at Cedar Fair next year. Canada's Wonderland's announcement is still pending, KD's big hype turned into a big let down, and Cedar Point announced the closure of Mean Streak with no news on what's to come. Something tells me that Cedar Fair and RMC are still working out the final kinks in the designs, contracts, etc. and it may be due to RMC's troubled year with Lightning Rod and the recalls. It probably threw Cedar Fair off and they had to compromise with their capital announcements.

 

Yes, 2017 re-opening of Mean Streak by RMC. Iron Horse is it's name.

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They can name it Steel Horse! A tribute to Bon Jovi's Wanted Dead or Alive.

 

"I'm a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride

I'm wanted dead or alive

Wanted dead or alive…"

 

They can play the song in the que and station

That really would would cause me to cut up my passes. I am scrambling for my remote every time one of the damn Directv commercials comes on.

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They didn't get anything in 2009 unless you count the Starlight Experience.

 

Took the words out of my mouth. 2012 was Dinosaurs Alive and Luminosity at the expense of Paddlewheel Excursions and Wildcat also.

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They didn't get anything in 2009 unless you count the Starlight Experience.

 

Took the words out of my mouth. 2012 was Dinosaurs Alive and Luminosity at the expense of Paddlewheel Excursions and Wildcat also.

 

I am still surprised to this day that Wildcat wasn't replace with a wild mouse type ride

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They didn't get anything in 2009 unless you count the Starlight Experience.

 

Took the words out of my mouth. 2012 was Dinosaurs Alive and Luminosity at the expense of Paddlewheel Excursions and Wildcat also.

 

I am still surprised to this day that Wildcat wasn't replace with a wild mouse type ride

 

Dorney could have used a Wildcat I liked that ride

 

The original Wildcat (the one Cedar Point built for their 100th anniversary) opened in Maryland last year. I didn't get to ride the wildcat they had before it, but I went to the park last year for the sole purpose of riding the wildcat. It was worth it and better than any trip you could have at Lakemont Park

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The original Wildcat (the one Cedar Point built for their 100th anniversary) opened in Maryland last year. I didn't get to ride the wildcat they had before it, but I went to the park last year for the sole purpose of riding the wildcat. It was worth it and better than any trip you could have at Lakemont Park

 

God dammit there's a new credit at Jolly Roger? I really don't want to go back there. I hate that place. I never understood their obsession with switching out coasters constantly at that location (especially when they replaced a Wildcat with another Wildcat) while at the same time leaving that awful looping star thing on the pier and never replacing it.

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I wonder if there is enough money left in the budget for another 2017 coaster project. The expansion of Breakers express is likely at least 6 million plus a couple of million for renovations to the rest of the hotel. But the new wing of Breakers will likely be 30+ million. 100k for a hotel room is normal for cheap hotels, Breakers is likely $200k+ per a room and the wing will have 158 rooms. There is another 5 million for the sports complex. A few million for the water park and Cedar Point is already over $30 or 40 million for 2017 depending on how the cost of Breakers is being spread across 2017 and 2018 capital budgets.

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Didn't they use the money from the Soak City in San Diego for the first renovation on Breakers? If they are selling Wildwater Kingdom, then they may be using that money for the second renovation on Breakers. I heard a rumor they may add a resort hotel for Carowinds. I wonder what park they'll sell next for that project?

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Didn't they use the money from the Soak City in San Diego for the first renovation on Breakers? If they are selling Wildwater Kingdom, then they may be using that money for the second renovation on Breakers. I heard a rumor they may add a resort hotel for Carowinds. I wonder what park they'll sell next for that project?

 

I have my money on Michigan's Adventure.

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^^ It cost over $50 million for the renovation. You are correct how they paid for that project.

 

To my knowledge the land at Wildwater Kingdom is still for sale so at this point I do not believe it could be paying for any project.

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Some of y'all have no patience! There is still plenty of time for CF to announce they're working with RMC, whether at CP, KD, or even CW! There are blatant hints (isn't that an oxymoron?) about both CF and KD having more to announce, and I'm starting to think that they may be holding off to make all the RMC announcements at the same, or similar time. Maybe not, maybe I'm reading too much into it. But I don't see anything making me think that is the case yet. Patience is a virtue, my friends...

 

I also think coasterbill's point about the seemingly endless number of S&S Free Fly's Six Flags is looking to put in next year being a significant reason other RMC projects might be down. It's plausible, at least...

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