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Pssst.. apparently there's still something called The First Amendment over on Twitter...

 

That's not how the First Amendment works!

 

Well played.

I just don't see why everybody has to be so deadly secretive and serious around here is all. I mean, it's a friggin amusemunt park forum. You guys talk about 2017 vs 2018 opening like it's life or death or something...

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I just don't see why everybody has to be so deadly secretive and serious around here is all.

 

While I can't speak for TPR, it seems pretty straightforward to me so allow me to chime in on that...

 

1) The rules of the site are the rules of the site and the fact that you don't understand or like the rules doesn't mean you're not obligated to be respectful and follow them. Let's get that out of the way first...

 

2) But if you really want an explanation, look at it this way... Cedar Point is pretty good to TPR. Tony is a member of the forums, Club TPR has access to their coaster club events, they send TPR footage to share / press releases to post and send them invitations to media days and similar events. This is mutually beneficial to both parties of course, but if the website and the park / chain have a good relationship and the park asks for a small favor regarding Mean Streak then it makes perfect sense that Theme Park Review would respect their wishes. Not only is it good for business, but more importantly it's just a nice thing to do as decent human beings.

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But if you really want an explanation, look at it this way... Cedar Point is pretty good to TPR. Tony is a member of the forums, Club TPR has access to their coaster club events, they send TPR footage to share / press releases to post and send them invitations to media days and similar events. This is mutually beneficial to both parties of course, but if the website and the park / chain have a good relationship and the park asks for a small favor regarding Mean Streak then it makes perfect sense that Theme Park Review would respect their wishes. Not only is it good for business, but more importantly it's just a nice thing to do as decent human beings.

Stop it, Bill, you're making too much sense here.

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I just don't see why everybody has to be so deadly secretive and serious around here is all.

 

While I can't speak for TPR, it seems pretty straightforward to me so allow me to chime in on that...

 

1) The rules of the site are the rules of the site and the fact that you don't understand or like the rules doesn't mean you're not obligated to be respectful and follow them. Let's get that out of the way first...

 

2) But if you really want an explanation, look at it this way... Cedar Point is pretty good to TPR. Tony is a member of the forums, Club TPR has access to their coaster club events, they send TPR footage to share / press releases to post and send them invitations to media days and similar events. This is mutually beneficial to both parties of course, but if the website and the park / chain have a good relationship and the park asks for a small favor regarding Mean Streak then it makes perfect sense that Theme Park Review would respect their wishes. Not only is it good for business, but more importantly it's just a nice thing to do as decent human beings.

I see that Bill passed P.R. & Marketing 101... Or he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Either/or.

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While I can't speak for TPR, it seems pretty straightforward to me so allow me to chime in on that...

 

1) The rules of the site are the rules of the site and the fact that you don't understand or like the rules doesn't mean you're not obligated to be respectful and follow them. Let's get that out of the way first...

 

2) But if you really want an explanation, look at it this way... Cedar Point is pretty good to TPR. Tony is a member of the forums, Club TPR has access to their coaster club events, they send TPR footage to share / press releases to post and send them invitations to media days and similar events. This is mutually beneficial to both parties of course, but if the website and the park / chain have a good relationship and the park asks for a small favor regarding Mean Streak then it makes perfect sense that Theme Park Review would respect their wishes. Not only is it good for business, but more importantly it's just a nice thing to do as decent human beings.

 

 

I really don't get why this concept is so hard for some people to understand.

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I see that Bill passed P.R. & Marketing 101... Or he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Either/or.

 

Was that suppose to be an insult??? Because if so, it sucked.

 

Bill is right, and it doesn't take "P.R. and Marketing 101" to know why TPR is respecting the parks request to be secretive about the new coaster.

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Was that suppose to be an insult???

 

I couldn't tell if it was an insult, if he was agreeing with me or if it was something in between so I just let it go. I didn't really read it as an insult.

 

You don't have to be a marketing major (though I actually do have 2 marketing degrees) to understand the concept of not being a dick though.

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^^ Ummm, I can't speak for the OP, but I'm pretty sure it was a joke.....and the Holiday Inn Express part made me chuckle. I don't think anyone who's sane would argue the very valid point that Bill pointed out (but shouldn't need to).

 

Good grief, the offseason makes some people around here tense as hell.....I know it wasn't another lame "boat" reference, but it's okay to lighten up and laugh a little!

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Was that suppose to be an insult???

 

I couldn't tell if it was an insult, if he was agreeing with me or if it was something in between so I just let it go. I didn't really read it as an insult.

 

You don't have to be a marketing major (though I actually do have 2 marketing degrees) to understand the concept of not being a dick though.

No insult intended. I agree 100% with what you posted...

 

Just really amazed that people are having such a hard time grasping what is going on at CP. It's not life or death.

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Did anyone on this forum ever get to ride Maverick with the in-line twist after the launch (Yes, I know it was removed before it was open to the public)? Do you think that inversion would have improved the already amazing ride or do you think it wouldn't have made a difference?

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Did anyone on this forum ever get to ride Maverick with the in-line twist after the launch

 

I think you answered your question...

 

(Yes, I know it was removed before it was open to the public)?

 

 

Only the water filled test dummies rode it with the inline twist. When asked for comments, they didn't answer back. Sadly the world will never know now.

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Did anyone on this forum ever get to ride Maverick with the in-line twist after the launch (Yes, I know it was removed before it was open to the public)? Do you think that inversion would have improved the already amazing ride or do you think it wouldn't have made a difference?

 

The apocryphal story is that Sandor Kernacs did and basically said "nah". I was extremely not there and have never heard the story confirmed by anyone who I would consider an authority.

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Did anyone on this forum ever get to ride Maverick with the in-line twist after the launch

 

I think you answered your question...

 

(Yes, I know it was removed before it was open to the public)?

 

 

Only the water filled test dummies rode it with the inline twist. When asked for comments, they didn't answer back. Sadly the world will never know now.

 

I thought the designers, some staff, and construction workers got to test it out before removal? Right?

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Did anyone on this forum ever get to ride Maverick with the in-line twist after the launch (Yes, I know it was removed before it was open to the public)? Do you think that inversion would have improved the already amazing ride or do you think it wouldn't have made a difference?

 

As rumor (well, legend by this point) goes, only one person ever experienced the in-line twist - Intamin President, Sandor Kernacs. Apparently, he rode it once and immediately knew it was too much for the general public and ordered the redesign.

 

Who knows how intense it actually was, but I imagine it would have been immensely more tolerable with these new restraints. I wish I could have experienced it - Those testing videos looked INSANE!

 

 

Also, Intamin recently updated their website, if anyone's interested!

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Robb did a Water cup Challenge on one or 2 of the Trips they did.

Yes and unfortunately we had to stop doing them because people forgot that it was supposed to be about "fun" and took it too seriously, created drama, problems, flighting over rules and prizes, and it was no longer worth my time and effort to do something cool when people were assholes about.

 

Hmm...sounds familiar doesn't it?

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Robb did a Water cup Challenge on one or 2 of the Trips they did.

Yes and unfortunately we had to stop doing them because people forgot that it was supposed to be about "fun" and took it too seriously, created drama, problems, flighting over rules and prizes, and it was no longer worth my time and effort to do something cool when people were assholes about.

 

Hmm...sounds familiar doesn't it?

 

Wait there were actually rules to that? I just assumed anyone that had ever water any left over was cheating anyways.

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