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

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Screw that, Sam. I say don't change the formula and KSS (keep it simple, stupid). Length and quality with a few modest bits of themeing. Save the tricks for somewhere else. "New Coke" was a bust.

 

(not intending to sound like an A$$, sorry if it came off that way)

 

That's actually exactly what I'd hope for in a new flume (more like Arrow classics).

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Hey guys, does one have to be in the park to see actual ride wait times on the CP mobile app?

Just curious because I am looking at the webcam currently and do not see TTD making any runs and then of course tried to see the ride status on mobile app, but no go there. One would think there would be a TTD "status" somewhere online since they have had issues with this one since it's inception in 2003.

 

Yes, you do have to be in the park to see wait times on the mobile app. There are a few websites (though not 100% reliable) that pull this data from the app though. The best are CoasterQueue and Queue-Times.

 

The former often shows all rides as "Closed" when they're not, but if only certain rides are showing closed then you know it's accurate. The latter normally lists all rides that it doesn't have a wait time for as closed and can't be trusted for everything, but data for major rides is generally accurate.

 

As for Dragster, it's been down all day. This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone.

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Dragster had issues on Sunday as well. I rode it early on, but about halfway through the day it went down for a bit. There were mechanics walking along the launch messing with the electrical boxes. Nothing really out of the ordinary though. It opened back up and all operations seemed to be in mid-season form. Kudos to all the CP ops.

 

Going back to the rollback talk a few pages ago, on one of my rides last year I thought for sure it was possible. There was one section of the magnetic brakes towards the end of the launch that were constantly stuck in the up position. I thought it was interesting how, not only were they still launching trains, but it didn't seem to have much effect on how the trains were clearing the tophat. Although you could feel them on the ride for sure. The train rocked pretty violently over that section.

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Does anybody think (and hope like myself) that CP will eventually come up

with some kind of DARK RIDE, in a nicely air conditioned show building?

And is it even possible to build something like that on the property?

 

Just curious.

 

Cedar Point used to have several dark rides - with last one closing in the mid 90s. I think they could certainly do it and the top floor of the coliseum would be a great spot. I would guess one of the hold ups for the park with it is the capacity - with the crowds they put through they would need one that can really handle the capacity.

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^^ And as far as capacity goes, I wouldn't think it should be something that churns people through it,

in a large scale. Not as much as coasters, but not as little as say, any flat ride in the park.

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Originally I thought at first that Intamin miiiiiight provide a LIM/LSM(?) lift for New Mean Streak (not necessarily a launch, but a lift like Maverick) -- but judging by the little hop at the bottom of the lift I'm definitely not seeing that as a good 'rollback' scenario/area and don't see that happening anymore.

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For you speculators, how about a polercoaster?

 

Let's go WAY out on a limb here... They could remove Corkscrew, and Power Tower... Put in a 600ft Polercoaster in their spot, add a drop tower to the side of it, and have both the tallest roller coaster in the world, and the tallest drop tower in the world.

 

I vote yes.

 

(But I know that will never happen.)

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For you speculators, how about a polercoaster?

 

Let's go WAY out on a limb here... They could remove Corkscrew, and Power Tower... Put in a 600ft Polercoaster in their spot, add a drop tower to the side of it, and have both the tallest roller coaster in the world, and the tallest drop tower in the world.

 

I vote yes.

 

(But I know that will never happen.)

 

I would approve of this pipe dream.

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I think Jason's Intamin tweet is meaningless and I wish it really did mean that an Intamin coaster is in the works.

I was thinking this too when I read the tweet and the response. Maybe they are trying to get more parts, or any number of other things than "OMFG A NEW INTAMIN COASTER!!" Isn't a world-class RMC enough as it is? I'm happy and excited for it!

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What in tarnation...

 

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It looks like a downward-stengel-stall if I'm not mistaken

 

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Also, take a look at the new ledgers in the bottom middle of this picture (banked upward right) - Where on earth is the track going to go next???

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Green: Ledgers

Red: Track and ledgers

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I have to say how much I love that they teased the steepness (and possible height) of the lift but seem to be leaving it for last/later in the process. Can't wait to see how tall/steep that puppy is gonna be. But yeah this thing looks more insane with each photo.

 

Can someone let me know when Breakers starts taking reservations for 2018?

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Where on earth is the track going to go next???

 

Good lord... I've got nothing. This thing is bonkers.

 

The section it is approaching was the long, slow turn under the lift. The one that made that amazing screeching sound. I can only imagine that this direction change will be rather more abrupt.

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