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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

OK these are freaking cool. https://cedarpointonlineshop.com/

Made it out to Cedar Point this past weekend, October 17th-18th with my mom and dad to visit my sister working at the park. My sister works at Dorney, but since they closed early, a bunch of full time

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Hopefully they've learned their lesson from TC and they'll give the ops more than enough time to get the next train ready for the duel.

 

I'll have a little of whatever this guy's on

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This is my take on the possibility of a dueling Mean Streak: not happening. The evidence is in the construction. We know too much about the layout without having had RMC build track nearby to make for a duel.

 

But I do think there's something that we're missing. Construction is zipping along and hasn't stopped while the park has been open. For this not to open in 2017 would require something to happen that we're not expecting. I think this coaster will have some kind of trick to it, and very little would surprise me.

 

As far as "They're coming" goes, I think it refers to RMC in general while being a good way to troll people about a dueling Mean Streak conversion. RMC is coming to Cedar Fair. We know about Mean Streak and Hurler for 2018. There are a couple of other wooden coasters in the chain where RMC conversions have been speculated (CW's Minebuster), and I don't think RMC will be done with Cedar Point after the Mean Streak conversion is done. If RMC is to become a premiere coaster company, major parks should have more than one RMC coaster. Cedar Point has multiple B&M and Intamin coasters (and multiple Arrow coasters from when Arrow was the big dog), so eventually having multiple RMCs seems reasonable.

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The photos have been amazing. Please keep them coming. I won't be there this year but am planning on being there in 2018! This RMC creation has to be one of the biggest anticipated coasters I've been waiting to ride in a LONG time. And the rides not even announced or done yet.

 

Jesus dude, that's got to be a 6:30 AM to 1 AM shift. You're literally the only person that would do that and actually be legitimately happy about it

 

Not true. You can count me in as a former ride operator who would be more than happy to work that shift. Working at theme parks whether on the mechanic side, or the ride operator side, have been some of the best most fun, most "not feel like I'm actually working and getting paid" jobs that I've ever had. At Knott's on Grad Nights I'd get to the park at 8 am and sometimes not leave till 2 am. Not a lot of people were willing to do it but I was at a theme park dispatching rides, and seeing guests reactions and making it fun for them was priceless.

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OK...this is probably absurd and totally impossible and it's really late and I'm not thinking straight and feel free to laugh at it...but...what if it does duel? What if we're looking at two dueling monorails?

 

We know RMC is working on the T-Rex concept. So what if they've figured out a way to do something similar, but on traditional, smaller side-by-side tracks? The trains would have to be staggered, since they're so close to each other...but...never mind...not gonna happen. Or is it?

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I think the thin vertical part of the I-beam teack would end up getting pulverized. If a car were hanging off the the side, then imagine the amount of torque twisting that middle piece during a high-G maneuver.

 

Something like that (cross it with the Raptor idea) could work to bring to life that splitting coaster idea from RCT3, but it seems impossible for this particular coaster.

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Had a little fun in Photoshop with The Great Zo's photo to simulate what we may be looking at

 

http://i.imgur.com/NEUY6iV.png

 

While this would be incredibly awesome, I think the top speed would be waaay too high for the rest of the course. I think RMC will make to top bit of the lift hill Lightning Rod-ish, with a small predrop.

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OK...this is probably absurd and totally impossible and it's really late and I'm not thinking straight and feel free to laugh at it...but...what if it does duel? What if we're looking at two dueling monorails?

 

We know RMC is working on the T-Rex concept. So what if they've figured out a way to do something similar, but on traditional, smaller side-by-side tracks? The trains would have to be staggered, since they're so close to each other...but...never mind...not gonna happen. Or is it?

 

Sorry. The reason why that is impossible, is due to the heart lining of the track. You can clearly see that the track has been designed to be heart-lined between the two rails. Furthermore, the (RM)Craptor track is still in prototype stages, and is just being built in a car park, so it is certainly not at the stage of MS.

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Had a little fun in Photoshop with The Great Zo's photo to simulate what we may be looking at

 

http://i.imgur.com/NEUY6iV.png

 

While this would be incredibly awesome, I think the top speed would be waaay too high for the rest of the course. I think RMC will make to top bit of the lift hill Lightning Rod-ish, with a small predrop.

 

Hmm. While that might be nice, a large pre drop would mean a (near) vertical drop after it would be very, very intense. As in, too intense for the track, train and people to handle. As I am rooting for the vertical drop, I feel a pre drop would not be good. Also, I would have guessed that some of the supports would have been removed to do this pre drop. Just my speculations for today...

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Sorry. The reason why that is impossible, is due to the heart lining of the track.

 

We're not doing this again are we? You're right, it's not Raptor track but you're right for the wrong reasons.

 

How have the security checkpoints been? Hopefully quick and smooth...

 

I found it to be incredible efficient.

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That picture with Maverick in the for ground shows a pretty large out banked turn. It almost looks like it could be a high five element?

 

I thought a similar thing, especially if they are going to duel. It would look cool, but I know which side I would rather be riding!

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I'm a West Coast guy just joining this thread. I scanned back bout 10 pages, but haven't seen any possible mention of when this could open. Are there any ideas? It looks too far along to be next year, yet possibly not quite far along enough for this summer. I'm going to be out there at the end of July... should I get my hopes up at all?

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^^It looks that way because Mean Streak banked in the opposite direction and those supports are left over from Mean Streak, they're not new. There's no dueling element, there's no high five element. The track is basically designed up to the midcourse. If you want a high five element on a hybrid coaster at Cedar Point next year then make your way over to the Gemini midway and you can slap hands to your heart's content. Hell, you don't even have to wait until 2018, you can ride it now!

 

I'm going to be out there at the end of July... should I get my hopes up at all?

 

No. Opening day will most likely be May 12th, 2018.

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I'm a West Coast guy just joining this thread. I scanned back bout 10 pages, but haven't seen any possible mention of when this could open. Are there any ideas? It looks too far along to be next year, yet possibly not quite far along enough for this summer. I'm going to be out there at the end of July... should I get my hopes up at all?

 

Both of the "They're Coming" videos have been 18 seconds long. Also there was a Christmas video with a computer in the background and the screen said, "2018 Capital Plans, Richard Michael Crosby."

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Looking forward to more photos from Andy (hope you get your camera working again!) and of course, Bill & Bert's reports...and the many others that will be there.

 

Camera is toast. Confirmed after further inspection that it's a shutter problem.

 

very[/i] manageable. Maybe the earlier-in-the-week forecasts helped keep people from planning trips here today? Had a 4-train wait for Dragster at 2PM -- when does that ever happen? Millennium Force was station waits from about 930AM-1030AM (notable because it was actually longer during the official CoasterMania ERT). Longest lines I've seen for anything on the app have been about 20 minutes, though I'd wager the big Intamins might have snuck up to around a half hour at times. Most of the second-tier coasters have been station waits to maybe 5 minutes.

 

The Q&A session with Tony C, Jason M, Rob D, and others was fun (and funny) even if there wasn't a whole lot of really new information. But a few hints and nuggets that might be worth sharing later. Oh, and I know at least one TPR member had a finalist entry in the photo contest (not me) so hopefully we'll bring home the prize!

 

Taking a short break but still got ERT to go tonight and it's going to be great.

 

Sorry to hear about the camera, Andy...but thank you for providing all of the awesome shots that you captured - in particular, the ones on the boat tour.

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