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Check out this amazing photo compliments of Dave Morgan!! 

I feel bad because this is all I post about lately but no... if a park has the ability to open and there's demand and they choose to stay closed then they're dumb. Period. Be creative and figure it ou

Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

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Some years ago, I read of a woman in her eighties who would ride coasters at Cedar Point a few days a week to "work the arthritic kinks out of her body." She gave me hope for my 'aging baby boomer years.' Can't help but wonder if she'll be queuing up for Steel Vengeance??

 

This elite new coaster has captured my attention in a huge way. Would it take the "kinks" OUT, or create NEW kinks in nerves and muscles I didn't even know I had?!?

I think I'd have to take the challenge! Devour my fears. Nom nom nom!

 

P.S. The "Twisted Snake Dive" caught my eye, pronto. Can't wait to hear people's responses to this new 'twist and shout' maneuver.

 

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A full 90° drop on a long train 200ft coaster... This could be the best drop ever conceived. I'm so glad RMC is finally pushing to the completely vertical drops

 

 

This might be the most exciting element on this thing for me. The rest looks absolutely great - but none of it is anything we haven't really seen from them before, except maybe the first inversion since its going up a hill. Don't get me wrong, the rest looks amazing - it's kinda like a nice long version of RMC's greatest hits.

 

But as far as personal taste, for me there is nothing like the airtime down a big straight down drop in the back of the train. And 200ft @ 90 degrees???

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I absolutely love what I saw today, but I'm not jumping on the "best in the world" train just yet. The second half has GOT to maintain that speed in order for me to be comfortable considering it the best in the world, and it can be easy for animated POV's to make a coaster look faster than it really is (*ahem* Wicked Cyclone).

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I am the only one who seems to think that the ride is a bit... overkill?

 

Like it looks fantastic but I am concerned about its re-ridability.

 

(Please don't hate me).

 

I look at it like this: if Steel Vengeance is so long and insane that I'm satisfied after only a couple of rides per visit, that's fine. If you're served a really high-proof drink, there's no rule that says you must chug it. Raptor is an intense coaster that makes me a bit queasy after a few laps, but I still love it; I just wouldn't ERT marathon it all day. I feel the same way regarding Dragster's craziness and Magnum's wacky fun/painful airtime. A few rides and I'm satisfied.

 

Cedar Point is leaving nothing on the table here, and I think that's the best thing for which we could have hoped. It wouldn't have been totally unacceptable if the plans simply nixed the MCBR and the course headed for the brakes after the second lap or an abbreviated third; NTAG and Rattler both lopped off decent-sized lengths of track, and it's reasonable to say that those two are still both beloved. However, Cedar Point is trying to go for best-in-class, and that's laudable.

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SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!

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I'm going to guess you're excited because it says fastlane plus? I don't think that's a season-long fastlane plus like we've seen with other cedar fair parks. It's just a platinum pass renewal, where you get a free, one-day fastlane plus.

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Yes I'm aware it's one time use for previous season. I actually purchased at Wonderland due to the exchange rate savings. I'm just excited enough that I blew hundreds of dollars 9 months before I'll get to actually ride the thing. lol

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Steel Vengeance is my personal favourite of the Cedar Fair announcements today, now having seen them all. It's still crazy thinking about RMC in general, like when Outlaw Run was announced about 5 years ago I was wondering how barrel rolls on a wooden coaster were even possible. And now seeing Steel Vengeance coming into fruition...it is amazing how RMC and Alan Schilke have progressed. And I can't wait and see what else they can do.

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I'm sleeping to this every night:

 

Once a sleepy whistle-stop. Founded when the iron horse made its way Westward. FrontierTown, with its natural resources and raw beauty captivated many a traveler. Soon, a boarding house, saloon, and restaurant established the beginnings of the town, followed by grist mills, blacksmiths, and assorted craftsmen. Then, along came a silver-tongued stranger named Maverick, who settled in, purchased land, and established a mining company that brought prosperity to the town, and a fortune for himself. With power came influence, and a disregard for anyone or anything unsuitable, unstable, or outspoken. It took a trio of outcasts to forge together. Once sent away from the place they called home to right the wrong that had befallen the beloved FrontierTown under Maverick's reign. Wyatt "Digger" Dempsey: a reclusive inventor ready to reclaim his mining company. Chess "Wild One" Watkins: a fierce and fiery cowgirl, never to be wrangled and always resisting the status quo. And their leader, Jackson "Black Jack" Chamberlain: Tall, demanding, and the master of the old deck of cards. They've returned with a menacing and twisted machine so big and brazen, the likes of it had never been seen. The TALLEST of its kind. The FASTEST speeds. The WILDEST maneuvers ever attempted. Upside down. Inside out. Sideways. Slantways. Over and over and over. They're back, and they're here with a STEEL VENGEANCE! FrontierTown. Cedar Point. 2018.
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I am the only one who seems to think that the ride is a bit... overkill?

 

Like it looks fantastic but I am concerned about its re-ridability.

 

(Please don't hate me).

 

IMHO it probably wont be too bad, and even if it is it'll still be more re-ride-able than Mean Streak was.

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In the Planet Coaster update, it seems as if the three trains are named after the already revealed characters, Blackjack, Digger, Wild One.

 

 

Something we already knew would happen, but this is the first time I've seen it "announced" through an "official source".

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I hardly even know where to begin in talking about Steel Vengeance! It's everything I could have hoped for the coaster to be, and more! I'm definitely going to be getting my CF Platinum Pass next year, and will be going to CP early (Opening Day) and often! Count me in as well, among those who will be clamoring for Coastermania tickets, and I've never been before, so hopefully I'll be able to get what will undoubtedly be a super hot ticket. RMC really went all out on this one, and it will likely be their defining masterpiece for years to come!

 

I'm a little surprised that it appears CP didn't take the opportunity to expand Frontier Town here, and open up the dead end there on the other side of the train tracks, since doing things like that with new coaster additions has been their M.O. in recent years, and it seemed like the area was begging for enhancement. But maybe that's still to come, and they just haven't announced it yet, nor bothered to show it on the renderings. I guess we'll see over the months ahead.

 

This is my 2000th TPR post! How better to use it, than talking about Cedar Point's latest and greatest scream machine? Steel Vengeance! Can't Wait!!!

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Hello TPR,

 

after reading this thread (and others) for more than a year, I finally made the account because.. Holy crap, what a coaster!

We're from Germany and have been to CP six weeks ago (the reason we started reading here) and stood directly on the fence in front of the first drop and thought "How crappy awesome will this drop be". The ledgers for the vertical drop were already there and they were with the lift hill already over the turnaround.. But what we saw yesterday was not forseeable.

Now we have a problem: How to get back next year over the Atlantic an onto Lake Erie?

P.S.: If a TR from an European couple is wished, let us know.

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Steel Vengeance looks to be potentially the most insane RMC creation yet . I need to get back to Cedar Point asap. They've now added Maverick, Gatekeeper, Valravn, and now Steel Vengeance to their lineup (also a huge S&S Screaming Swing) since I last went in 2005. Not to mention I've never ridden TTD, Blue Streak, or Rougarou/Mantis.

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Already planning a 2018 trip around beginning of June. Also trying to plan a Texas (both parks) and Georgia(only if GC gets the RMC treatment) trip.

 

You should do the Texas Midwest route TPR did back in 2013. Start at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, head up to Dallas, roadtrip to Chicago and Six Flags Great America, and end at Cedar Point.

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