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

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1 hour block passes meaning that you can only use FL+ once per hour? Some of the facebook posts are epic. There's one guy raging about spending $1000 (OMFG!!) for his trip and already reserving FL+ for three days. He's commenting on every response to main post and saying he's going to demand to be able to use his passes, because he intended to ride SV at least 30 times! He then posted his documented ride count from his last trip to KD as an example of how much he uses FL+, since he rode I305 and Twisted Timbers pretty much non stop... This dude sounds like a miserable douche.

 

Steel Vengeance is nice and all, but what's the early word on 2019?

 

Seeing as CP just got a huge new coaster (and work on Carowinds' new coaster is well underway), I'm guessing something smaller? Maybe an area renovation/re-purposing? Looks like people seem to think something with the old stadium and Wicked Twister area? The newspaper surprisingly hasn't leaked any info yet.

You remind me of my wife. We'll be preparing dinner ready and she will ask what we're having for dinner tomorrow...

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They need to keep it so they can get their coaster count up to 20. It won't go anywhere until they hit that number.

 

By that logic Wildcat would still be in the park.

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Guess it's not getting shipped to Cali yet

Did I miss a rumor that Wicked Twister was going to get moved to one of the California parks???

 

On CGA's "20-year plan" they released publicly a while ago, it included a picture of an Intamin impulse. People starting speculating that Cedar Fair would send Wicked Twister to CGA. The plan also included a B&M Hyper and a Vekoma family suspended coaster.

 

People should take those types of 20-year plans as just examples for new ride types the park wants to invest in and not necessarily what they will get. I mean, the plan in question never included an RMC Raptor, yet here we are.

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They need to keep it so they can get their coaster count up to 20. It won't go anywhere until they hit that number.

 

By that logic Wildcat would still be in the park.

 

Wildcat closed in 2011. The park is much closer to the magical 20 number now. Valravn and Gatekepper didn't exist at that point in time.

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They need to keep it so they can get their coaster count up to 20. It won't go anywhere until they hit that number.

 

By that logic Wildcat would still be in the park.

 

Wildcat closed in 2011. The park is much closer to the magical 20 number now. Valravn and Gatekepper didn't exist at that point in time.

 

But if Wildcat never closed they would be even closer to the magical 20 number now.

 

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Guess it's not getting shipped to Cali yet

Did I miss a rumor that Wicked Twister was going to get moved to one of the California parks???

 

There was a rumor in January of 2017 that Wicked Twister was going to be going to Great America.

 

With this photo referenced:

 

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And for some reason people thought it meant Wicked Twister was moving. . . . idk.

 

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If you consider GateKeeper as a replacement for Disaster Transport, Valraven as a replacement of Wild Cat, and obviously Steel Vengeance as a replacement of Mean Streak (Do I really need to mention Mantis..) there has been a zero net gain of coasters at CP since Maverick in 2007. Dont get me wrong, there has been an improvement, a VAST improvement but a zero net gain of coasters. Not complaining I just think thats an interesting fact when adding up how many coasters CP has.

 

Meanwhile, here is a pretty cool video showcasing Mean Streak's POV re-timed to Steel Vengeance pacing:

 

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Cedar Point posted an update on Steel Vengeance a little while ago. They are offering refunds to guests who purchased FL+ in advance, with the intention of using it on Steel Vengeance.

 

We have an update on the operation of Steel Vengeance.

 

Right now, Steel Vengeance will be running with one train while the manufacturer, Rocky Mountain Construction, makes adjustments to the ride.

 

Because wait times for Steel Vengeance will be longer than normal, and to permit as many guests to ride as possible, we may institute a timed “boarding pass” that gives you a time to return to get into the regular line. Note that this is not for immediate access – it only gives you a time to enter the line.

 

Going forward, if we implement boarding passes, we will notify you on our official Twitter, including the time they will be distributed. Boarding passes must be obtained near the ride entrance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Also, for now, we’ve removed Steel Vengeance from Fast Lane Plus. Keep in mind that you can still use Fast Lane Plus at many other attractions at the park, including Maverick, Top Thrill Dragster, GateKeeper and Valravn.

 

However, if you purchased Fast Lane Plus in advance of your visit and have decided you no longer wish to use it, you may stop at any admission window prior to getting your wristband to receive a refund on your Fast Lane Plus purchase.

 

We will keep you updated once we receive further details from the manufacturer.

 

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Good to see they are keeping people updated. We bought 3 of those combo tickets around the holidays for around $140 each that included fast lane plus and was planning to go the week after memorial day. Hopefully things are straightened out by then or will have to re-think the trip.

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I remember in the 2015 season, Wicked Twister took like two extra weeks to open... maybe they do their off-season rehabs in alphabetical order? Haha.

 

Re: SteelVeng... Hopefully it's just a programming / sensor issue that can be resolved relatively quickly.

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Good to see they are keeping people updated. We bought 3 of those combo tickets around the holidays for around $140 each that included fast lane plus and was planning to go the week after memorial day. Hopefully things are straightened out by then or will have to re-think the trip.

 

Finger crossed that they would have it all sorted out by then. But who knows. I am glad they are keeping us informed and being as transparent as possible. Greatly appreciated.

 

 

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^ We'll see, I think it's only going to rain in the morning on Sunday. Mother's day is usually a pretty light day anyway, add to it the 90% chance of rain and somewhat chilly temperatures and it could be a GREAT day because the park will most likely be completely dead. Maybe I can ride SV a few times without getting off

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If you consider GateKeeper as a replacement for Disaster Transport, Valraven as a replacement of Wild Cat, and obviously Steel Vengeance as a replacement of Mean Streak (Do I really need to mention Mantis..) there has been a zero net gain of coasters at CP since Maverick in 2007. Dont get me wrong, there has been an improvement, a VAST improvement but a zero net gain of coasters. Not complaining I just think thats an interesting fact when adding up how many coasters CP has.

 

Yeah, I think the post-Kinzel management took a big state of the union look at the park and wanted to improve overall park quality rather than push for mindless quantity. I'm glad the park didn't plop down Zac Spins & super loops, with all due respect to those rides and the parks that have them. Lots of things have moved, improved, and/or been tweaked since Kinzel retired. The entrance, hotels, sports complex, beach, water park, old show buildings, etc., also speak to a lot of changes and new approaches.

 

On the other hand, some of the coaster removals grew the need for a good family coaster (or two!) even further. Keeping with the theme of internal improvements, I'd be interested in parts of Corkscrew receiving the updated track that was put on Python at Efteling, to make it a fun first looper for families rather than a clunky one-and-done.

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^ We'll see, I think it's only going to rain in the morning on Sunday. Mother's day is usually a pretty light day anyway, add to it the 90% chance of rain and somewhat chilly temperatures and it could be a GREAT day because the park will most likely be completely dead. Maybe I can ride SV a few times without getting off

 

I'm planning on making the trip over tomorrow. Should be short lines (if not complete walk-ons) for most of the big rides due to the weather forecast (high of 51 with clouds and rain chances late in the evening AND it being a weekday). The wind might be an issue, but it's not supposed to get above 15 mph until later.

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If you consider GateKeeper as a replacement for Disaster Transport, Valraven as a replacement of Wild Cat, and obviously Steel Vengeance as a replacement of Mean Streak (Do I really need to mention Mantis..) there has been a zero net gain of coasters at CP since Maverick in 2007. Dont get me wrong, there has been an improvement, a VAST improvement but a zero net gain of coasters. Not complaining I just think thats an interesting fact when adding up how many coasters CP has.

 

Yeah, I think the post-Kinzel management took a big state of the union look at the park and wanted to improve overall park quality rather than push for mindless quantity. I'm glad the park didn't plop down Zac Spins & super loops, with all due respect to those rides and the parks that have them. Lots of things have moved, improved, and/or been tweaked since Kinzel retired. The entrance, hotels, sports complex, beach, water park, old show buildings, etc., also speak to a lot of changes and new approaches.

 

On the other hand, some of the coaster removals grew the need for a good family coaster (or two!) even further. Keeping with the theme of internal improvements, I'd be interested in parts of Corkscrew receiving the updated track that was put on Python at Efteling, to make it a fun first looper for families rather than a clunky one-and-done.

 

The one thing Cedar Point is missing is a decent wooden coaster IMO. Something similar to Mystic Timbers (but slightly taller/faster/longer) would fit in real nice in the old STR/Dinosaurs Alive area

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^ That'd be awesome!

 

Also they could possibly do something I have seen on YouTube, a Planet Snoopy expansion with a Vekoma (or B&M, they have started to make these recently) suspended family coaster.

 

It's extraordinary and a good concept, check it out! :

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^ We'll see, I think it's only going to rain in the morning on Sunday. Mother's day is usually a pretty light day anyway, add to it the 90% chance of rain and somewhat chilly temperatures and it could be a GREAT day because the park will most likely be completely dead. Maybe I can ride SV a few times without getting off

 

Hmmm...the forecast that I see is calling for 80% chance of rain all day on Saturday.

 

We'll be there this weekend and just see what hand is dealt to us. It's not looking great, but we just had PERFECT weather for two days at SDC.

 

Ya can't win 'em all, I suppose!

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