Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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

Recommended Posts

I'm sure they love that there's a lot of hype building within the community but when they announce this thing they're going to go balls out marketing it to the masses. The people who are following the offseason developments and hyping this thing up already make up a tiny amount of people in the grand scheme of things.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

BTW: I am not trying to say parks look to enthusiasts all the time, or act like enthusiasts are super important and blah blah blah

 

I feel like that disclaimer was put there specifically for me but I know what you mean, I'm picking up what you're putting down. It's great when parks are in touch with their fanbase and I think Cedar Point does a great job with this, but they realize that this is still a tiny part of the market whereas enthusiasts themselves take any attention that the parks give them and let it go to their heads until they think that they make up a huge percentage of annual attendance and are somehow better than everyone else ("the gp").

 

One of the reasons I took a hiatus from coaster enthusiasm for a relatively long time was I couldn't stand the "I'm better than everyone else" rhetoric purported by some of the enthusiast population. It just really got to me. It is also a form of misanthropic boulder dash when people suggest that "all people are stupid except for the minuscule community that I happen to be apart of because we're "smarter." I'm an engineering student, we're supposed to be the kings of that kind of pretentious rhetoric supposedly, yet I see no point to it whatsoever. (Yeah, go ahead, make fun of me because I'm an engineer.)

 

Point is: If you think you're better than everyone else because you know a little bit more than everyone else about a certain machine, find a new hobby. This isn't for you. I'm glad to see most people on here get that now. But back in 2011/2012, that kind of "GP is so stupid and we should make fun of them endlessly" logic was way too prevalent.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

^Dude, get with it. If you don't know the difference between a LIM launched coaster and a LSM launched coaster you're a mindless GP idiot who will likely mistake Blue Streak for the new Mean Streak. Although, I guess I don't specifically know the difference between LIM/LSM... which confirms what others have already concluded, which is that I am indeed an idiot.

 

I do however know the difference between Mean Streak and Blue Streak. Mean Streak is CP'S 3rd Coaster, out of their soon to be 3 1/2 coaster lineup, by my personal count. (MF, Maverick,& Dragster'1/2') Again with the self proclaimed idiot thing. No more cold meds for me today.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not saying it's relevant.

 

It is, enthusiasts are still annoying as sh*t.

 

Oh Bill just shut up! Stop being such a GP'er. Can't you see that we the people of the coaster community demanded this ride to be built and that's why they are doing it? It's also going to be 2018 because we can't imagine anything else going in that is better for the park's big 148th anniversary celebration!! I mean come on...it's a big anniversary year in 2018 and parks always build stuff on the big years, especially if they aren't rounded. GateKeeper was built for the 143rd Anniversary and Valravn for the 146th. #AnniversariesMatter

 

Also, I talked with my sources this morning and they have CONFIRMED to me that there is a coaster that is replacing Mean Streak. And its going to break a whole bunch of records. You heard it here first!

 

(Hopefully everyone sees the sarcasm in this post! I agree with what Bill is saying. We are not "owed" anything as enthusiasts. And it's true that catering to the GP and families is more sustainable than focusing on enthusiasts. Its good to be in touch with fanbases, as Bill said, but they shouldn't just cater to one demgraphic and we shouldn't expect it. And yeah, don't act better!)

 

Just bring back the boat and I'll be pleased!!

Edited by Coasterguy21
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not saying it's relevant.

 

It is, enthusiasts are still annoying as sh*t.

 

Oh Bill just shut up! Stop being such a GP'er. Can't you see that we the people of the coaster community demanded this ride to be built and that's why they are doing it? It's also going to be 2018 because we can't imagine anything else going in that is better for the park's big 148th anniversary celebration!! I mean come on...it's a big anniversary year in 2018 and parks always build stuff on the big years, especially if they aren't rounded. GateKeeper was built for the 143rd Anniversary and Valravn for the 146th. #AnniversariesMatter

 

Also, I talked with my sources this morning and they have CONFIRMED to me that there is a coaster that is replacing Mean Streak. And its going to break a whole bunch of records. You heard it here first!

 

(Hopefully everyone sees the sarcasm in this post!)

 

Just bring back the boat and I'll be pleased!!

 

This is golden and I can'twait for the response

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Didn't mean to post this. Fail on my part. So I'm going to just post a statement below.

 

With that said, we are not owed anything as enthusiasts and I just think a lot of hardcore park fans should realize that. Easier said than done.

 

I am excited for this new Mean Streak to open and get announced. Whenever it will be. I'll be patient and hoping its a great ride. For GP & enthusiasts alike. But if it does good for the park, that's what matters.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

With that said, we are not owed anything as enthusiasts and I just think a lot of hardcore park fans should realize that.

 

No, I can assure you that the more patches you have on a jacket, the more secret information parks give you. I can prove this theory easily. I do not have a patch jacket, and I am also never given any secret information by parks. Therefore, if I had a patch jacket, I will get parks' secret information.

 

It's as simple as calculating the opening year for a new coaster.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Edit: here's another picture from COASTER-net.com.

 

Cy2EI-IWQAAEVID.jpg:large

 

I wouldn't be shocked if the MCBR stays to allow for 3 train operation. There are of course other ways to accomplish 3 train operation but it's sort of looking like keeping the midcourse is likely from this image. I don't care at all but I'm sure this will be met with relentless bitching.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

At this point I would say 99.9% chance this ride is scheduled to open for 2017...the only possibility I could see for 2016 is if there is some big marketing ploy to open it for Halloweekends. Remember Maverick was like entirely built before the park even closed in 2006 (and sadly still didn't open on time for 2007 ).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/